Office 2007 with Access 2003

  ventanas 10:30 19 Mar 08

Soon to get a new PC for my office desk which will come with Office 2007. I need Access for one purpose only - to open and read files created by another program which saves in the Access format. I use it for no other purpose and already have a full retail copy of the 2003 version.
The full version of Office that contains Access 2007 costs a bit more than those without it. Question is - can I install the copy of Access 2003 which I already have, to a system which already has Office 2007 (minus Access)installed without messing things up.
As usual grateful for any help.

  Jake_027 11:38 19 Mar 08

Installing office 2007 after office 2003, and all applications still work. Just make sure you change the default folder when you install access from Microsoft Office to say Microsoft Office 2003 otherwise it will overwrite your 2007 installation and cause problems. As I say both versions work fine installed alongside on my XP Pro SP2 machine so I can't see there being any problems. I'd set a system restore point then if it doesn't work you can always roll back.

Good luck

  ventanas 11:55 19 Mar 08

Thanks, you've hit on just what I was concerned about, the order of installation. 2003 first and no problems.
But as you say, a restore point and Acronis image should sort me out if the worst happens.
And naming a different folder is something I hadn't yet thought of.

Thanks again.

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