Why does ms Access 2010 run so slowly as to be non-functional? I have a new laptop with a fast processor and plenty of RAM running Windows 7. I installed Office Professional 2010 and although I really don't like the "ribbon concept" (I've been using 2000-era Office for many years), Word and Excel are functional, as is Outook (at least for my purposes).
However, Access 2010 runs so slowly that I don't want to use it - I'll use my old 2000-2001 version on an older computer which runs Access fast.
I started a very simple and small database from scratch - one table with 700 records and 10-15 fields - just so I could use database reporting features to present the data in different ways.
So I import an Excel spreadsheet with the data on it. Nothing happens, then at the top of the screen, I see the word "(Not Responding)". I wait half a minute or a minute, then finally the data appears. Then I create labels. Same thing happens. Every time I click a "create report" button, or change the view (from design to print preview, or vice versa) I wait for half-a-minute or a minute, while the "(Not Responding)" message is at the top of the screen and the little blue circle spins around, then finally the requested change of view shows up.
The time it took me to do these simple tasks was 2-3 times as long as it should have taken. I googled "slow access 2010" and followed a couple of threads. One suggested starting access in safe mode. I did that, and there was no difference. One mentioned that putting an access database on a network can slow it. This is running on one computer.
I have used access for 15 years plus. I'm no pro, but I can get it to do what I need. Now, I don't want to use this version. That's not good.
What is going on?