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

trying to connect to an Access database in visual studio but keep getting this error?
however if, like me, that doesnt work for you, try the following method:
NOTE: this DOES work for office 2010 even though it is for 2007 office, dont ask me why it just does 🙂
2. in VS click add data source, follow the wizard and enjoy! 🙂

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