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Streets & Trips 2010 installation on Windows 7 64-Bit
Goku38
I have purchased a Microsoft Streets & Trips 2010 w/GPS. I have read that this product is not compatible with Windows 7 64-Bit systems. Is it possible to change my system from the Windows 7 64-Bit to a 32-Bit Windows 7 Operating System to use the software?

Or should I install Windows Vista or XP 32-Bit on this computer?
tcassidy
Streets & Trips 2010 is compatible with Windows 7 64 bit. What problems are you experiencing?

Terry
Goku38
Hello and thanks for assisting. When I used the installation CD, I got an error message that the registry files did not load correctly and I needed to go to the saved folder location and reinstall.

I even renamed the folder un-installed it and re-installed it and still the same message. When I went to Microsoft's Web site to download it I got this message:

CRC Failed in Streets\MSMap\PFiles\MSMap\Data\USAGeom.DAT Unexpected end of archive

If this is enough information to help I would greatly appreciate your assistance.
tcassidy
There could be a number of reasons why the installation didn't complete successfully. One of the easist things to check first is the desktop icon for S&T. Go to the folder that S&T installed to and click on 'Streets.exe'. If the program opens correctly, drag a shortcut of that file to your desktop and delete the existing icon.

Terry
Goku38
Hello Terry, I appreciate the assistance. I got it installed finally. Again thanks!
jawasoul
Goku38, how did you managed installing Streets & Trips 2010 on Windows 7 64-bit? Perhaps what was causing the errors you experienced? Can you please post the details here. Thanks.
Bud33
I bought a new Laptop with Windows 7 64 bit version and Installed S&T with no problems.
I just looked at the box and it doesn't mention Windows 7 at all.
Guess , as they say, "Ignorance is Bliss"
Larry
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I just looked at the box and it doesn't mention Windows 7 at all.
S&T 2010 was released prior to Windows 7. Best not to make claims on an OS that wasn't finished at the time.
ITSec
Something I haven't figured out yet is the question of the Access Database Engine, which earlier versions installed using 32-bit code without checking for the presence of other Office components using 64-bit. This can really mess things up on a Win7-64 system - like not being able to install or update Office 64 apps! Any word anyone has heard on this for the 2010 and the coming Streets & Trips 2011 versions?
Larry
Hi ITSec,

Welcome to the forum!

The installation of the Access Database Engine (as part of the S&T setup) should not have any adverse affects on installing or updating Office 64 apps. I run S&T 2010 on Win7 64bit with Office 2010 64bit.
ITSec
The reason I raised the question is that I had installed S&T 2009 on a Win7-64 machine AFTER installing Office 2010 64-bit (Home and Business, no Access included). All went well until I then tried to install Visio 64-bit, which choked and demanded that I remove any 32-bit Office components before installing Visio. Had to remove S&T and then install Visio. If this would be needed before any 64-bit installs that use Office Shared Components, then S&T is going to be a problem till it has the ability to use the Access 64-bit runtime.
Larry
It is the 32-bit Microsoft Access Database Engine that is causing the problem for the Office 2010 installer. It gets installed as part of the S&T setup.

If you go to your list of installed programs - the Microsoft Access Database Engine shows up separately in the list and you can uninstall it (leaving S&T installed). S&T will function fine without it - SO LONG AS YOU HAVE OFFICE 2010 installed.
ITSec
Thanks, Larry. So I wonder - if S&T runs fine without the database engine, what is it that it needs that Office or the DBE provides? Many versions of Office don't include Access, but do they all have a form of the DBE?

Will Streets & Trips 2011 come with both 32 and 64 versions of the DBE, and maybe a routine to check which one matches the currently installed software on the target system? That would be nice...
Larry
S&T does need the database engine as many functions (such as importing data) will not work without it. However, Office 2010 must have some version of the DBE that works for Streets.

A 64bit version of Office 2010 is new at this point of time so I can't say whether a 64 version of the DBE will be included or not. I do appreciate your feedback on this issue.
Dick Pickens
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Originally Posted by Larry
It is the 32-bit Microsoft Access Database Engine that is causing the problem for the Office 2010 installer. It gets installed as part of the S&T setup.

If you go to your list of installed programs - the Microsoft Access Database Engine shows up separately in the list and you can uninstall it (leaving S&T installed). S&T will function fine without it - SO LONG AS YOU HAVE OFFICE 2010 installed.
This thread may explain some of my problems. I installed S&T 2010 shortly after getting my Win 7 laptop. It worked for months. Then I started getting messages questioning whether it was an authorized version (it was!). I ignored the messages. Then this past weekend it bombed out saying there was a registry screwup and I should reinstall. I ran the install disk ok but the same message came up. Then I removed the original program and tried again. This time the error message said it could not install on a 64 bit system. So I had to go back to my old laptop for now.
Sheesh!
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