Windows 8 – Office 2010 Compatibility

windows8Successful testing has been performed in Windows 8 (64-bit) utilizing Office 2010 (32-bit).  ActiveX references were installed and properly registered.  Utilizing a Prime version 12.2 front-end, the installation procedure was followed thusly:

  1. Log on to Windows 8 as a user with administrator status.
  2. Run Microsoft Access 2010 as administrator–right-click the icon and choose “Run as Administrator”.  This step is imperitive, even if you have logged on as an administrative user.
  3. Open the front-end.
  4. When prompted, open the “Clients Link Manager”.
  5. Click the “Create DSN” button.  You should get a “DSN Created” messagebox.
  6. Click the “Test Connection” button.  You should get a “Test Succeeded” messagebox.
  7. Click the “Refresh Tables” button.  You should get a “Attachments successfully made” message box.
  8. Close the “Clients Link Manager” box.
  9. The “Staff sign in” page should appear.

To create a “Tile” on the start page:

  1. On the Desktop create a shortcut that has a target of MSACCESS followed by the front-end, something like this:
    • “C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office14\MSACCESS.EXE” “C:\Program Files (x86)\Kemps Prime\cfwprime12final.mdb”
  2. Make sure the shortcut works and opens the front-end.
  3. Right-click on the shortcut and choose “Pin to Start”.
  4. Hit the windows key on your keyboard to return to the Start screen.
  5. The new tile should appear there.

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