Best way to run office/access 2003 and 2010 on the same pc?
Posted on 2011-10-09
Hello - I'm seeing a lot of questions about particular compatibility problems with this scenario, but nothing really speaking to the basic question of how best to install.
I want to continue doing development in Access 2003, and then convert to 2010 only at the last possible moment before I hand it off to the client. (I'm upgrading to Windows 7, btw)
I see a lot of posts where people who have simply installed both, side-by-side on the same machine, are complaining about the versions re-installing themselves when you switch between the two, and I certainly don't want that.
At this point, I'm considering installing and running Office 2003 through W7 XP mode, but I wouldn't be surprised if that brings up problems of it's own.