Remove Access 2010 keeping 2010 Word Excel

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Acces 2010 looks to have some problems. Can I unistall Access 2010, install Access 2007 yet keep 2010 Word, PowerPoint and Excel?
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DatabaseMX (Joe Anderson - Microsoft Access MVP)Database Architect / Application Developer
Top Expert 2007

Commented:
In theory yes, but ... what are the problems you are referring to ?

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mx:
I have a post still on one of the problems and it appears that there are some known bugs in 2010. For example, converting a macro to VB -
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Yes it is possible. I have done it on several machines.

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DatabaseMX (Joe Anderson - Microsoft Access MVP)Database Architect / Application Developer
Top Expert 2007

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"and it appears that there are some known bugs in 2010."
Well, sure ... but ... there a *more* known bugs in A2007, so not sure you would accomplish anything ...

mx
Jeffrey CoachmanMIS Liason
Most Valuable Expert 2012
Commented:
I am definitely not a fan of mixing and matching office "components".

I would rather see you simply install both *Full* versions of Office, then simply set the Access 2007 executable as the default.

All types of issues may arise by cherry picking various office components to be installed and removed from different Office versions.

<what are the problems you are referring to ?>
Yes, remember that SP1 for office 2010 is due out by the end of June, so your "Problems" may be resolved there.

So you may want to hold off on changing anything in your configuration until then.

JeffCoachman

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I don't want to go back to 2003 - I'm not use to these macros in 2010 and would prefer to write rather than macro. maybe it's not a  good idea to go backwards?
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Top Expert 2007
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"maybe it's not a  good idea to go backwards? "
I agree.  Stick with A2010.  A2007 is almost 4 years old now ... and as Jeff notes ... SP1 coming soon.

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Jeffrey CoachmanMIS Liason
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<that there are some known bugs in 2010. For example, converting a macro to VB - >
If it were me, this is a reason why I would keep Access 2007 installed.

So again, I see no need to uninstall Access 2010 specifically...

What the reason why you can't just keep both full versions installed?
Top Expert 2011
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What I find even better is to use a VM to run multiple version of Office.  This avoids any side-by-side
installation issues.

Also, If you want to use Access 2007 with Office 2010 then you need to be sure to install the 2007 apps first. If Office 2010 is already installed then I would remove it. Reboot. install Access 2007. Reboot. install Office 2010 apps.

For whatever it's with:
I will not use Access 2010 in production. It is just to buggy. I have very little issues with Access 2007 with the Office 2007 SP2 update installed.  



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