Windows® 7 Compatibility with Microsoft® Access 2000
Windows 7 from Microsoft is one the latest and most popular operating system in the world and features a wide range of functions and options that allows the users to enhance their computing experience and productivity. Windows 7 is having a new graphical user interface which truly sets it apart from its previous versions. The newly integrated entertainment and multimedia options allows the users to perform various related functions on the Windows 7 without any performance lags. The advanced networking and connectivity options integrated in the Windows 7 allow the users to connect the system with various types of available networks. The Windows 7 is also having good support for third-party programs and applications and allows the users to install compatible applications and program so as to enhance the functionality of the system. Microsoft Access 2000 is a version of the database management suite from Microsoft and its versions are supported by most of the Windows operating systems.
Some points regarding the features, role and system requirements for installing the Microsoft Access 2000 and its compatibility with Windows 7 are discussed below:
- Features & Role of Microsoft Access 2000
- Minimum system requirements
- Compatibility with Windows 7
Features & Role of Microsoft Access 2000
Microsoft Access 2000 is a highly functional database management application from Microsoft that is having a very simple, understandable user interface which enables its easy and effective utilization by all types of users. Microsoft Access 2000 is having extensive support for different types of servers like SQL, Paradox, and FoxPro etc. and offers error-free fast connectivity using the Microsoft Jet Database Engine. Microsoft Access 2000 is also integrated with Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications, which is an object-based programming language very similar to Visual Basic 6 and allows the users to create programs and applications using this unique feature. The users can make use of the variety of options featured in Microsoft Access 2000 for accessing managing and manipulating data over different types of servers and connect them with Macros for performing the required operations.
Minimum system requirements
Like every other applications that are to be installed in a computer, the Microsoft Access 2000 also is having some minimum requirements that are to be met with the computer for the smooth installation and working of the application under minimal errors or crashes. Microsoft Access 2000 requires at least a 75MHz Pentium Processor, MS Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows NT 4.0 with SP3 or Windows 2000 operating system with 8MB of additional RAM for the application and a free hard disk space of around 161MB for ensuring smooth installation and working of Microsoft Access 2000 on a computer. The users must note that the hard disk space and physical memory consumed by the application might vary as those parameters mostly depends upon the type of installation selected by the users (typical & custom) and the user defined working configuration of application.
Microsoft Access 2000 application is not supported by the latest Windows 7 OS from Microsoft and the installation of the application on a Windows 7-based computers might lead to further complications which will end up in data loss or corruption. However, the users who desire to install or run Microsoft Access 2000 in Windows 7 can make use of the Windows XP mode in certain versions of Windows 7. The Windows XP mode in Windows 7 is a virtual environment within Windows 7 system which allows the users to install and run older versions of some applications that are not supported by Windows 7 but by Windows XP. Installing and running Microsoft Access 2000 using the Windows XP mode in Windows 7 will ensure smooth functioning of the application within the Windows 7 system.
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