> Did you check to see if Access 97 is compatible with Vista? The fact that it
> shows an error related to \system files could be a hint that it may be time
> to update your application to something slightly more current. Access 97,
> obviously, is several iterations below Access 2007, in software years - that
> is ancient.
A few years ago my wife and I bought some land and began building a
house we had been dreaming of for 20+ years. We were very involved in
every step of the process, doing ALOT of the work ourselves. But, not
being professional construction homebuilders, we still hired a
professional contractor to oversee everything (including the work we
did). His name was Jay. We became pretty good friends during the
During the building, my wife would often ask "can we do such-and-such".
Jay always had the same answer: "Sure. All it takes it money".
So it is with upgrading custom apps written in Access 97. Could it be
updated to run in Access 2000,2002,2003,2007? Sure - all it would take
is the money to pay the programmers. And for a program that ran "just
fine" as it was, it just didn't make alot of sense to spend that money
when we didn't have to.
For the record, the entire app *is* being replaced (with QuickBooks -
which tells you what kind of app it is/was). But we still need to be
able to get into it for historical reasons.
All this to simply say this: if you can't answer the question being
asked (as others were able to do), keep your fingers off the keyboard.
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