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You receive an error message if you install the downloaded version of Microsoft Data Access Components version 2.8 to a Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2-based computer
Article ID: 899861
If you install the downloaded version of Microsoft Data Access Components (MDAC) version 2.8 to a Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2-based computer, you receive one of the following error messages:
This issue occurs because Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2) installs MDAC 2.8 Service Pack 1 (SP1). MDAC 2.8 with SP1 updates MDAC to version 2.81. You cannot install MDAC 2.8 if the computer is already running MDAC 2.81.
To resolve this issue, use one of the following methods.
Method 1: Install MDAC 2.8 SP1For information about how to install MDAC 2.8 SP1, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=78cac895-efc2-4f8e-a9e0-3a1afbd5922e&displaylang=enNote This redistributable installer for the MDAC 2.8 SP1 release installs the same data access components that Windows XP SP2 installs.
Method 2: Repair the MDAC 2.81 installation that is included with Windows XP SP2