Upgrade to windows 7/8 ms access

Hi experts (ms access to 2003)

What's are the pitfalls if any one should watch out for when upgrade all vba, graphs, spreadsheets to windows 7/8...

Also are there any on line reading materials......

If I have missed any points, positive feedback welcome.
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Jim Dettman (Microsoft MVP/ EE MVE)President / OwnerCommented:
Biggest thing is to stick with Office 32 bit.   many believe that because windows 7/8 is 64 bit, they need to use 64 bit Office.  This is not the case.  32 bit Office will run fine and in fact Microsoft still recommends it.

Only thing 64 bit Office gives you are present that I'm aware of is the ability to have extremely large spreadsheets in Excel.

Next thing is security and app install directories.  Win 7 really clamps down on security, and does some odd things like virtualize the program files folders.

Beyond that, best advice is to setup a Win 7/8 box, and then test your app.  Most work pretty well in Win 7 without modification.  Not sure about Win 8.   None really seems to be using it from what I can see.

  It's on tablets and what not, but I'm not seeing it anywhere on the desktop.


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Jeffrey CoachmanMIS LiasonCommented:
this is a bit unclear:
<What's are the pitfalls if any one should watch out for when upgrade all vba, graphs, spreadsheets to windows 7/8...>

You can't really upgrade your office "documents" to win7/8

Are you talking about upgrading "Office" or "Windows" or both?
route217JuniorAuthor Commented:

talking about upgrading both...........
Jeffrey CoachmanMIS LiasonCommented:
Then jim has you covered...
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