Unable to upgrade to Access 2000 from Access 97 and preserver Access 97

Unable to upgrade to Access 2000 from Access 97 and preserver Access 97

Post by sportsdrea » Fri, 17 Feb 2006 23:34:27


Hello,

I have a workstation running W2K Service pack 4. On the machine is
Access 97. When I load Access 2000 to a unique directory it skips the
part on asking me to preserve Access 97. After the install 97 is
removed.

I removed Access 2000 and installed Access 97 again. I tried to
install Access 2000 into the same directory as 97 and it still skips
that step of asking me to preserve.

Anyone know if this is a registry setting that is having me skip this?

I tried both an upgrade version of Access 2000 and a full version of
Access 2000.

Thanks,

Michael Paniak
 
 
 

Unable to upgrade to Access 2000 from Access 97 and preserver Access 97

Post by Allen Brow » Fri, 17 Feb 2006 23:49:39

Hi Michael

If you do a *custom* install of Office 2000, you get to choose which
components you want, which install folder, and whether to leave the old
version in place. Be sure to use a different folder than the one where you
have A97.

BTW, this scenario is quite common amongst those of us who have to support
different versions of Access. I have 6 versions on the machine I am typing
on right now.

--
Allen Browne - Microsoft MVP. Perth, Western Australia.
Tips for Access users - http://www.yqcomputer.com/
Reply to group, rather than allenbrowne at mvps dot org.

 
 
 

Unable to upgrade to Access 2000 from Access 97 and preserver Access 97

Post by sportsdrea » Sat, 18 Feb 2006 00:04:04

Allen,

Thanks so much for the lightning fast reply. When I read your
resolution I was convinced that I must not have choosen Custom.
Unfortunately I did.

After I enter the serial number it asks me to choose an Installation
location which I am choosing C:\Program Files\Office2000. It then
skips the Removing Previous Versions and Updating Windows sections and
goes straight to selecting features.
 
 
 

Unable to upgrade to Access 2000 from Access 97 and preserver Access 97

Post by Allen Brow » Sat, 18 Feb 2006 00:31:16

It's been ages since I did an install, but it *does* offer the choice to
leave versions intact down one of those rabbit holes, 'coz I have done it
several times.

--
Allen Browne - Microsoft MVP. Perth, Western Australia.
Tips for Access users - http://www.yqcomputer.com/
Reply to group, rather than allenbrowne at mvps dot org.
 
 
 

Unable to upgrade to Access 2000 from Access 97 and preserver Access 97

Post by sportsdrea » Sat, 18 Feb 2006 01:02:11

I agree, it does give you that option, but for some reason it skips it
right now and that leads me to believe that there is some sort of
registry setting that is out there telling Access not to check for
previous versions and thus no need to give that as an option to remove
previous versions if Access 2000 setup never bothers to check.
 
 
 

Unable to upgrade to Access 2000 from Access 97 and preserver Access 97

Post by sportsdrea » Sun, 19 Feb 2006 00:00:00

Well, I gave up trying to figure the registry setting. I just renamed
the access 2000 executable and the hatten font installed access 97 and
then renamed the two previous files.
 
 
 

Unable to upgrade to Access 2000 from Access 97 and preserver Access 97

Post by davi » Thu, 23 Feb 2006 06:40:44

Is there any possibility that you have a group policy in place
that enforces this behaviour? Or that you are installing a special
version which enforces this behaviour?

(david)