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  • Microsoft SQL 7 for Windows 7

     

    Where or how do I make SQL 7 compatible to Windows 7. Can't upgrade, program is old and no new one's came out.

    Wednesday, April 20, 2011 9:34 AM

Answers

  • Hi,

    This forum is about SQL Server Compact, a in-proc database engine, not the SQL Server engine running as a service on a server.

     

    Anyway, about your question, not sure if this can help, Windows 7 has a special mode to run legacy software, which you can learn here:

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/products/features/windows-xp-mode

     

    If it doesn't help, you'll have to virtualize an older OS, like Windows Server/Workstation 2000, using one of the virtualization platforms available, like Microsoft Virutal PC/Server, VmWare Workstation, VirtualBox or Parallels.


    Alberto Silva Microsoft MVP - Device Application Development - http://msmvps.com/AlbertoSilva moving2u - R&D Manager - http://www.moving2u.pt
    Wednesday, April 20, 2011 1:39 PM
  • Hi,

    >>Can't upgrade, program is old and no new one's came out.

    Microsoft has released several new versions of SQL Server after SQL 7.0, such as SQL Server 2000/2005/2008/2008R2. However, only SQL Server 2005 and onward versions are supported on Windows 7, SQL 7.0 is not supported.

    Please let us know if you need more help.


    Best Regards,
    Chunsong Feng

    Please remember to click "Mark as Answer" on the post that helps you, and to click "Unmark as Answer" if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread.
    Friday, April 22, 2011 8:38 AM
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All replies

  • Hi,

    This forum is about SQL Server Compact, a in-proc database engine, not the SQL Server engine running as a service on a server.

     

    Anyway, about your question, not sure if this can help, Windows 7 has a special mode to run legacy software, which you can learn here:

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/products/features/windows-xp-mode

     

    If it doesn't help, you'll have to virtualize an older OS, like Windows Server/Workstation 2000, using one of the virtualization platforms available, like Microsoft Virutal PC/Server, VmWare Workstation, VirtualBox or Parallels.


    Alberto Silva Microsoft MVP - Device Application Development - http://msmvps.com/AlbertoSilva moving2u - R&D Manager - http://www.moving2u.pt
    Wednesday, April 20, 2011 1:39 PM
  • Hi,

    >>Can't upgrade, program is old and no new one's came out.

    Microsoft has released several new versions of SQL Server after SQL 7.0, such as SQL Server 2000/2005/2008/2008R2. However, only SQL Server 2005 and onward versions are supported on Windows 7, SQL 7.0 is not supported.

    Please let us know if you need more help.


    Best Regards,
    Chunsong Feng

    Please remember to click "Mark as Answer" on the post that helps you, and to click "Unmark as Answer" if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread.
    Friday, April 22, 2011 8:38 AM
    Moderator