Compatibility between Windows 7 and MS Access 2007

Posted on 2013-08-28
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Last Modified: 2013-08-29
I have Microsoft Access 2007 on my laptop and just upgraded from Windows XP to Windows 7 (32 bit).  Since the upgrade, I've been getting this message:

"Office has stopped working....close program"

Now, I also have a desktop computer with MS Access 2007 and Windows XP.  I never
received the above message each time I work on the same Access database.

How can I fix the issue on my laptop ?
Question by:olecramon74
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Expert Comment

by:Jeffrey Coachman
ID: 39445988
The usual...

Make sure you have all update installed for Office AND Windows
Compact the DB
Compile the code
Create a new blank DB and import all the objects...
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Expert Comment

ID: 39445992
Problem might be caused by unwanted addin

Run this command

msaccess /safe

If there is not crash reported then probem is caused by addin.

Disable or Delete unwanted addins


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Accepted Solution

Boyd (HiTechCoach) Trimmell, Microsoft Access MVP earned 1500 total points
ID: 39447389
I had lots of issues with Access 2007 until the SP2 update. If you do not have at lease SP2, installing the SP2 or later Office 2007 update usually fixes many issues

Author Closing Comment

ID: 39451191
Since my office has not yet adopted the Windows SP2 update as our install standard, we did install the Office 2007 update which reduces the incidence of the Non-responding error message.

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