Microsoft Access 2007 Service Pack 1 or higher
We distribute separate versions for Access 2007 with/without Service Packs. The reason
for this is explained here.
Microsoft Access 2007 has been significantly changed compared with Access
2003. A large part of Access was rewritten, so in a sense it was a 'version
1.0', which usually means it contains quite a lot of bugs. In January 2008,
Microsoft released hotfix service patch SP1 for Microsoft Office 2007. This
included SP1 for Microsoft Access 2007 and fixed a variety of issues. If you
use Office Update or Microsoft Update, this service pack is automatically
applied. Unfortunately the new version is not fully compatible with SP1 or
you try to open a database created on a computer with Access 2007 SP1 on a
computer without SP1, you get the error message: "The Visual Basic for
Applications project in the database is corrupt:" A partial solution would
be to distribute only databases and add-ins developed on PC's without SP1.
However we have found that in the area of Office automation using databases and add-ins
created on systems without SP1 do not work reliably on systems with Service Packs (and
For that reason our policy is to distribute separate versions for
with/without Service Pack 1 or higher.
To determine if SP1 is installed:
- Click the Office button (top left)
- Select "Access Options"
- Select "Resources" on the left border menu
- Press the "About" button
- If the top line mentions SP1 it is installed.
For more information on SP1: