Cannot install Business Contact Manager 2003 on Windows 7 64 bit Laptop

I was able to install Office 2003 Small Business Edition on a Windows 7 64bit Laptop. But when I tried installing BCM, a dialog box pops up saying that it is not compatible with WIndows 7.

How can I install BCM 2003 on a Windows 7 64bit Laptop ?
S TAsked:
Who is Participating?
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

mattibuttCommented:
right click on the setup.exe file and in compatibility select run this program in windows xp compatibility mode
0

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
mattibuttCommented:
i meant right click on the setup.exe file then click on properties then do wat i said in previous post
0
S TAuthor Commented:
Hi mattibutt,

I ran it in XP SP3 compatibility mode but the install did not complete. It hangs. I waited at least 10 minutes for install to complete.

I am restarting the Laptop right now and will try again in XP SP2 compatibility mode.

any suggestions ?

s
0
Keep up with what's happening at Experts Exchange!

Sign up to receive Decoded, a new monthly digest with product updates, feature release info, continuing education opportunities, and more.

mattibuttCommented:
if your laptop is 64 bits then sometime you can not use 32 bits application on that check this factor as well whether software is compatiable with 32 bits
0
S TAuthor Commented:
mattibutt,

i also ran the compatibility wizard, and it suggested to install it in XP SP2 compatibility mode which i did but it is now hung....
0
S TAuthor Commented:
i read the link you sent yesterday and already installed the latest Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express Edition Service Pack 3
0
mattibuttCommented:
did u restart your computer after that installation
0
S TAuthor Commented:
yes, i did restart. if you read the link u sent, there is no definite answer.
0
S TAuthor Commented:
Hi mattibutt

I got BCM 2003 installed on a Windows 7 64 bit Laptop.

I am going to award you the points - I think installing in Compatibility Mode helped.

Here is what I did:

I installed Microsoft Office 2003 SBE BCM - Business Contact Manager Update CD in XP SP2 Compatibility Mode - This installed even though Incompatability error popped up
Rebooted Laptop

I then installed Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express Edition Service Pack 3 in XP SP2 Compatibility Mode and typed in manually an instance MSSMLBIZ
Rebooted Laptop

I then installed "Service Pack 4 for Outkook 2003 with Business Contact Manager Update and Small Business Accounting" in XP SP2 Compatibility Mode
Rebooted Laptop

I then opened Outlook 2003 and BCM 2003 wizard opened. I then imported the BCM data successfully.
 
This worked.

Reference:
Troubleshoot database operations in Business Contact Manager
http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/outlook/HP011134941033.aspx
0
S TAuthor Commented:
Partial
0
mattibuttCommented:
i am glad you manage to install BCM i actually wanted to say it but i forgot , i wanted ti know what version of outlook you have but you done it good luck
0
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
Windows OS

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.