Unanswered: how to install access97 on w2k os with officexp
I have install win2k with office xp
i have an application that runs based access97
i have installed officexp and the application wont run
i hve installed access97 and when i try to open it i get a massage that say "you do not have access license for this machine"
how can solve it?
First, you have to move the hatten.ttf (haettenschweiler) font out of the C:\WinNT\fonts directory and rename it (hattenOLD, for example)
Then, go to the Office directory (C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office10) and rename the Access executable (msaccess.exe) to something like msaccess.yuk
Next, when you are installing Access 97, choose a custom installation. Clear all the boxes *from the botom up* (important), then select Access (solid box, not greyed). You can skip this step if you're installing more than just Access.
Also, you need to install to a different directory. I have found that C:\Program Files\Access97 works.
After installation, go back to the Access 2K exe and rename it to the original name.
This should work, although you may have to tinker with the shortcuts to get things pointed at the right version.
I don't think that fix will work. AcLin97.exe is designed (as I understand it) for Win98 boxes only, not the Win2K problem here. Also, the issue is having 2 different versions installed simultaneously, which AcLin97 doesn't address. Convoluted OSs require convoluted solutions!
Let us know what works!!