DWUTKA at Marlow.com
Wed Jan 6 14:26:05 CST 2010
Nope, no problems. I've been running Windows 7 64 bit on both my work desktop and work laptop. Works beautifully. There are a few things that won't work/install in the 64 bit environment that I have found (Access, 97 to 2007 install fine, though switching between 97 and newer versions is a pain, cause it requires a registry change that UAC won't like, you have to start 97 as an 'administrator' (not just logged in as one, but use the shortcut menu option), to force the registry change, and 97 will keep working until you load a newer version of Access, then it's back to running it as an Admin). VB 6 works fine, Visual Studio works fine. Only dev problem I personally have is our Production database is run on an Oracle DB, and the ODBC drivers don't work in a 64 bit environment (but it's been several months since I have looked to see if Oracle has anything out that will work yet...). >From a network admin viewpoint (the following were all from when I installed Windows 7 in October, I have not researched any of these since then, so there may be solutions now...), we still use Exchange 2003, which requires special tabs in the AD Schema, and those won't install in the 64 bit windows 7. The current version of Websense Administration package won't install at all. And you need to install the proper versions of some software (there will sometimes be 32 bit and 64 bit versions...like for Virtual PC, etc.). Other than that, 64 bit rocks...and I'm using a machine that is about 2 years old now. I HIGHLY recommend that if you have a decent machine, that you go with a RAID 0+1 or RAID 5, and get a performance boost from your drives, because it'll make Windows 7 scream that much faster! Drew -----Original Message----- From: accessd-bounces at databaseadvisors.com [mailto:accessd-bounces at databaseadvisors.com] On Behalf Of Robert Sent: Wednesday, January 06, 2010 10:14 AM To: 'Access Developers discussion and problem solving' Subject: [AccessD] Moving to Windows 7 ?? I'm currently evaluating moving my main development machines to Windows 7. My questions is: 1) Can you successfully Develop a 32 bit application such as MS Access (2003-2007) with many ActiveX Controls, in Windows 7 64 Bit? 2) Should I even Use Windows 7 64 Bit? ...;-) WBR Robert -- AccessD mailing list AccessD at databaseadvisors.com http://databaseadvisors.com/mailman/listinfo/accessd Website: http://www.databaseadvisors.com The information contained in this transmission is intended only for the person or entity to which it is addressed and may contain II-VI Proprietary and/or II-VI Business Sensitive material. If you are not the intended recipient, please contact the sender immediately and destroy the material in its entirety, whether electronic or hard copy. You are notified that any review, retransmission, copying, disclosure, dissemination, or other use of, or taking of any action in reliance upon this information by persons or entities other than the intended recipient is prohibited.
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