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Windows 8 Access 2013 ODBC Drivers

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I am trying to set up an odbc connection to Access 2013 in Windows 8. No drivers listed to ad in system DSN other than sql.  Where do I find the proper driver?

Bill
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Bill,

 Haven't used Windows 8 yet, but to get ODBC drivers for Access, one would install Access itself, or this:

Microsoft Access Database Engine 2010 Redistributable  
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=13255

Be aware too that under Windows 7, there are two versions of the ODBC admin applet ODBCad32.exe.   One in C:\Windows\System32 and one in C:\Windows\SysWoW64.

The first is a 64 bit version and the other 32 bits.  Depending on your offce install, make sure your using the right one (from control panel, you get the 64 bit version).

 I would imagine Windows 8 is the same.

Jim.
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The setup is the same as 7, with the 32 and 64, I am familiar with that. Is the Access 2010 driver usable in 2013? I have a pretty new laptop, my first foray into windows 8 and I've already had to do a reset once with a bad install of another program, so I am a little leery of getting one that isn't correct.
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Jim Dettman (Microsoft MVP/ EE MVE) earned 500 total points
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<<Is the Access 2010 driver usable in 2013? >>

  Yes.  The only change between 2010 and 2013 is the web stuff added in 2013.  Nothing for traditional desktop databases was changed.  Drivers are still all the same.

Jim.
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Great! Thanks a ton, have a great day!

Bill
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