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migrating from access 2002 to 2007

We will be migrating from Windows XP to Windows 7 in a few months.  We have several MS Access applications that were developed in access 2002.  They seem to run ok in the Win 7 test environments but there are noticeable differences for the user.

Any ideas on how to make the apps more transparent during this migration?

Some of the things I've noticed so far:
- pop-up messages at startup (any way to bypass?)
- ribbons
- custom menus (some show along with the ribbons, others don't)
- references change

I'm still testing...

Thanks,
je
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Kelvin Sparks

Yes, you can leave them as mdb's, but you're still left with the ribbon, trusted locations, new database window.....

No need to upgrade to accdeb, unless you want to make use of any features introduced in 2007. If I were migrating, I'd be looking to go with Access 2010 rather than 2007. Is a tidier package, but you've still got all those issues!!
Richard Daneke

Office 2002 can run in the Windows 7 operating system.   My point is the databases can be run in an Access 2002 environment until they can be converted.   Windows 7 upgrade and operating issues do not need to be compounded with Access conversion issues.
Richard Daneke

I agree, too.  That moving to Office 2010 makes more sense than an upgrade to Office 2007.  But, we don't know the licensing environment.
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aeolianje

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ok -- I'm not being clear.  The 2002 apps will run.  But with Win 7 the runtime version of Access will be upgraded to 2010.  I'm hoping to resolve any potential issues ahead of time.

Thanks,
je
Kelvin Sparks

Are you going run them as mdb's (unconverted) or accdbs (converted - or even mde aor accdes?
I think you'll have to replace custom menus with custom ribbons at the very least if it is a runtime.

Kelvin
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Thanks for all your help!
je
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