How do you determine what version of Access Runtime to use?

We send out demos of our Access database.  The .exe includes Access Runtime.  It has Runtime 2016.  I was helping one Shelter install it on a Windows 7 computer.  The installation went fine but when the program opened it stated there was a Network interruption.  I am familiar with this error when the program is open and the computer gets unexpectedly shut down.

I gave them an older version of the demo with Runtime 2007 and it ran fine.

My question is how do I determine what Runtime version to include in the demo?   Is it safer to just use 2007?
J.R. SitmanIT DirectorAsked:
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Scott McDaniel (Microsoft Access MVP - EE MVE )Infotrakker SoftwareCommented:
Your Runtime version should match the version of Access used during development. If you're developing in 2010, for example, you should ship with the 2010 Runtime.

Note that you can run into troubles if your end users have other retail versions of Access installed on those machines. If they do, then the Runtime can become the default for all Access files, which makes for very unhappy customers when they try to open their pet Access projects to work on them, and find them opening in the runtime!
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J.R. SitmanIT DirectorAuthor Commented:
Good to know.  So if they have Access, I should ship the demo without Runtime included, correct?
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Scott McDaniel (Microsoft Access MVP - EE MVE )Infotrakker SoftwareCommented:
Yes, assuming your application is compatible. For example, if you're developing in 2016, and the user has 2007, you may run into issues.
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J.R. SitmanIT DirectorAuthor Commented:
Thanks
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