The ‘microsoft.ace.oledb.12.0’ provider is not registered on the local machine

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The download for Microsoft Office package went pretty well and good. Then I started to install the package in the computer, I have windows 98 64 bit operating system. While setup I stuck up with an error, I don’t understand the error message it explains the error in German language. I think it says something about 32 and 64 bit. How to fix this error? This is not compatible with the system. Please help.

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HOW TO: FIX ERROR – “the ‘microsoft.ace.oledb.12.0’ provider is not registered on the local machine”


I installed Office 2010 64 Bit on a Windows Server 2008 R2 OS.

Getting this error while trying to debug a legacy ASP.NET 2.0 application, I tried downloading the 32 Bit OLE/DB provider. But that doesn’t seem to work.

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The ‘microsoft.ace.oledb.12.0’ provider is not registered on the local machine


Checking the compatibility of Microsoft Office 2010 over Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2, there is no problem. Actually, if you have Microsoft Office 2007 or you used it before, you can also install and use Microsoft Office 2010 because they have the same specifications. But, in case you are running Microsoft Windows 98 x64 like what you said in the beginning of your question, there is no way you can use it.

That’s a very old operating system to be using Microsoft Office 2010. For the complete details for those users who are not yet aware of the specifications, Microsoft Office 2010 supports Windows Server 2003 R2 with MSXML 6.0, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows XP Service Pack 3 [x86 only], Windows Vista Service Pack 1, and Windows 7 both x86 [32-bit] and x64 [64-bit].

I think in your case you installed the wrong version of Microsoft Office 2010 for your x64 Microsoft Windows. If you purchased and downloaded Microsoft Office 2010, try downloading the installer again but make sure this time you download x64 Microsoft Office 2010. Because I think when you installed it, the installer you have is the x86 version and your operating system is x64 so that’s the conflict.

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