MS Office Professional Edition 2003 ODBC Error 1919 When Installing on Windows 8 OS Laptop RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hello, I just purchased a laptop with Windows 8 OS and have tried to install Microsoft office Professional Edition 2003, but keep having an error that says, "error 1919, Error configuring ODBC data source: Visual FoxPro Database: error ODBC 6: Component not found in the registry. Verify that the Visual FoxPro Database exists and that you can access it."

    Can someone help me to resolve this issue?

    Larry Baker

    Thursday, January 10, 2013 10:25 PM

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  • For posterity, since this is a top hit:

    this is a known issue, and Microsoft tells you how to solve it here:

    The short answer is that you can install MDAC 2.8 to get around it.

    Friday, September 20, 2013 5:42 AM
  • KB818954

    It is not clear in this article that these answers are for windows 8.1.   I can't find any information that addresses the problem specifically for 8.1  Windows 10 migration didn't have this problem.

    Thanks Just The Same;

    Ernest Stanley

    • Edited by Earnesto Tuesday, September 8, 2015 11:54 PM
    Tuesday, September 8, 2015 11:48 PM
  • Installation of MDAC 2.8 SP1 didn't help for my attempted installation of Access 2003 on Win 10 VM. Any other solutions?

    Wednesday, January 24, 2018 8:35 AM
  • Having exactly that problem in win 10 migration.
    Wednesday, July 11, 2018 1:08 AM
  • MDAC version 2.6 and later do not contain Jet or Desktop ODBC drivers

    Thursday, July 19, 2018 9:15 PM
  • I have the same problem, so: where can we download MDAC 2.5 ??

    • Edited by Sveintk Thursday, July 19, 2018 9:17 PM
    Thursday, July 19, 2018 9:16 PM
  • Did you ever get a solution to this, having the exact same issues and it's destroying me :)
    Friday, February 1, 2019 12:24 PM
  • I think y'all need to install a compatible version of Visual C++ Redistributable. Not sure which year it needs. I kinda forgot. Maybe 2008 will work.
    Friday, May 24, 2019 9:50 PM