-Windows 7 (32 or 64 Bit ) or later.
-Microsoft Access 2010 32 Bit (or later), Full Version or Runtime Version.
-Microsoft Office SP2 (or later) and/or Microsoft Access Runtime 2010 32 Bit SP2 (or later)
-Regardless of the Operating System (32 or 64 Bit Version of Windows), Metadata Utility requires a 32 Bit Version of Microsoft Access (or Microsoft Access Runtime) to run.
-For those Microsoft Office (or Microsoft Access) 64 Bit installations: It is possible to install and run parallel a 32 Bit Version of either Microsoft Office or Microsoft Access (or Microsoft Access Runtime). For example:
On a Microsoft Office/Access 2010 64 Bit installation, you can install Microsoft Office or Microsoft Access or Microsoft Access Runtime 2016 or 365 32 Bit.
On a Microsoft Office/Access 2016 64 Bit installation, you can install Microsoft Office or Microsoft Access or Microsoft Access Runtime 2010 or 365 32 Bit.
In other words, you can install a 32 Bit Version of Microsoft Office/Microsoft Access/Microsoft Access Runtime parallel to the 64 Bit Version so as long as it is a different Version than the current 64 Bit Version installation of Microsoft Office/Access/Access Runtime. If you don’t own a license for Microsoft Office, or Microsoft Access, then Microsoft Access Runtime is the way to go.
Microsoft Access Runtime Download
We strongly recommend all users to only download and install Microsoft Access Runtime directly from Microsoft. For convenience we are including the links for Microsoft Access 2010 Runtime Download as well as Microsoft Access 2010 Runtime Service Pack 02 Download:
Microsoft Access 2010 Runtime
Make always sure that the Version installed is the 32 Bit Version (x86 Installer) as Metadata Utility requires a 32 Bit Version of Microsoft Access (2010 or later)
Service Pack 2 for Microsoft Access 2010 Runtime (KB2687444) 32-Bit Edition
-If Any of the above minimum requirements is missing/are not met, then Metadata Utility (even the latest Version of Metadata Utility) will run in ‘Legacy Mode’.
-Some features may NOT be available while Metadata Utility is running in Legacy Mode.
-What Features are available for Free and which are available with a license?
See Metadata Utility Free vs License Comparison click here.