Access 95 slow in Windows XP

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by IdahoEv, Apr 20, 2005.

  1. IdahoEv

    IdahoEv OSNN One Post Wonder

    I have a client who is running an old database application in MS Access 95. (It apparently cannot be upgraded to a newer version of Access for technical reasons).

    We recently just upgraded their entire office to new Athlon machines running XP, and this legacy database application has become VERY slow - like 10 seconds to 2 minutes of hourglass time when they open a form or generate a report.

    Can anyone point me in a direction to potentially help them with this problem? I am in the middle of building them a new database using SQL servers, but they need to run their legacy app in parallel for a few months and it's just totally unworkable on their new machines.

    Many thanks!
  2. Steevo

    Steevo Spammer representing. Political User Folding Team

    Have you tried running it in compatibility mode?

    Right click application and choose compatibility tab, select Winders 95' and try it. Note that you cannot run networked applications like this. The server must use compatibility mode.