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"Application-defined or object-defined" error and "Object variable or With block variable not set"

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Installing an old v3.0.22 version of AlphaLAW Esprit onto a new Windows 7 64-bit PC, I get a series of error messages.

AlphaLAW is an accounting program used by lawyers and it runs from its own .EXE but uses a .MDB database.

It gave an error "429 - ActiveX component can't create object" but running as an Administrator cleared that.

Now I'm left with the errors "713 - Application-defined or object-defined error" and
"91 - Object variable or With block variable not set" when using different parts of the program.

The errors seem, from a non-programmer's eyes, something to do with Visual Basic and Google searches tell programmers what to do when their own code generates these messages.  

Is there anything we can do as end users to get this old program to work in Windows 7?  It did work under Windows Vista 32-bit, so I'm hoping that it still can do under Windows 7.

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