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    Running Access 97 and XP (XP and 97)

    I need to run both Access 2002 and 97 on my new Windows XP machine. I read (some of the) advice, uninstalled Office XP Pro, installed Access 97 on a separate logical drive, and re-installed Office XP.

    However, when I try to run Access 97 it says 'Microsoft Access can't start because there is no licence for it on this machine'. Yet it installed quite happily, prompted me for and enthusiastically digested the 4-part ID No .

    Maybe the problem is that I installed 97 from the MS Office Pro SR-1 disk (a free upgrade, if I remember rightly, but in effect you got an entire version of Office on the CD)? Maybe Windows XP handles licence checking differently? I have accumulated enough legit MS licences to run a small city by now, thanks to several machines with pre-installed software, etc.

    How can I get round this? Help!

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    Re: Running Access 97 and XP (XP and 97)

    Have a look at this KB Article : <A target="_blank" HREF=http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;Q141373>"There Is No License" Error Message Starting Microsoft Access (Q141373)</A>
    Francois

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    Re: Running Access 97 and XP (XP and 97)

    You solved it. Brilliant! Thanks very much.

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