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Transfer Application ODBC from Windows Vista to Windows 7

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Hard Headed

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Hello,

I had a logistics application privately constructed for me several years ago. The application was designed for Windows Vista server pack 3, 32-bit. In addition, the programmer used MySQL ODBC connector and Wamp Server 2 for this application.

Is there a way for me to transfer this application to a Windows 7, 64-bit system?

From the information I gathered, it seems the data source to the ODBC is incorrect because of the 64-bit system. I receive an error code when I attempt to log into the program.

All input is greatly appreciated! Thank you!
PS: The original programmer unfortunately died, thus the source code is lost and a new application would cost several thousand dollars.
 

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I'm sorry you feel there's not much to offer here.

We have many experts here, and I just saw your thread when I woke up this morning.

In parity to what you're being given, I would clone the drive, or run a VM. You won't be able to run the program in Windows 10, so Windows 7 is the last option for your application. To clarify, yes it'll run in Windows 7 64-bit.
 

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Ok, thanks. I hope it will work for windows 7. I keep getting the same error code. I will try the compatibility mode again. I previously modified the compatibility for all the .exe files for the application, wamp server, and mysql connector.

I receive the following error code when I attempt to log into the application: ERROR [IM002] [Microsoft][ODBC Driver Manager] Data source name not found and no default driver specified
 

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Did you drop the driver for the program into the C:\Windows\System32\drivers folder?
 

Hard Headed

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Uhhhh no I didn't. I put all the .exe in the same folders (c: and programs) as the vista so it had the same pathway.

So the application contains two folders: (from what I found)
1 folder is in the C: drive. It has a launch file, which is also shortcut to the desktop. That connected to an execution file, which I assume is the primary file for the application.
2 folder is in the programs folder of the C: drive- contains several execution drives for smaller tasks within the program and a bin file and .dll files.

The C drive also contains a mysql file, which contains the mysql connector and wamp folder, which is wamp server 2. When I attempt to log on, the application works, but the user and pass credentials are reset. So I am assuming that the application is having some form of difficulty of connecting to the wamp server 2 database.

Previous I found a wamp server 2 install on the archive, installed that with the same version of ODBC sqlconnecter. I installed both. Then I copied the files of the wamp in the vista system (original) and pasted it in. Ran wamp, but didn't work.

Should I try updating wamp and the sql and then repaste the previous vista files again?

I will take another look in the drivers folder within the week. Unfortunately, I do not have access to the system atm. I am on a business trip.
 

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Hi,

Unfortunately, it still did not work. I decided I will just use the same software and gradually begin utilizing Microsoft applications. However, I want to thank you guys for the assistance!
 
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