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Windows 7: Why doesd MS recommend 32bit Office for 64bit OS

09 Jan 2010   #1
TambourineMan

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (and XP Pro SP2)
 
 
Why doesd MS recommend 32bit Office for 64bit OS

The download site recommends that you download the 32bit version even if you are running Win7 64bit. Does anyone know why?


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09 Jan 2010   #2
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

compatibility concerns I would imagine....
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09 Jan 2010   #3
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Because there is no 64 bit version of Office yet. Supposedly Office 2010 will come in both.
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09 Jan 2010   #4
TambourineMan

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (and XP Pro SP2)
 
 

I should have specified that I was referring to the beta version of Office 2010 that does come in a 64bit version.

I guess I wonder that if the 64bit OS is compatible, why the 64bit office would not also be compatible.
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09 Jan 2010   #5
RogerR

 
 

Since its a business app. i imagine they just don't want to recommend a beta.
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09 Jan 2010   #6
tuckeratlarge

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

It must be compatibility. I downloaded the 64bit version of Office 2010, installed it but then tried to install Visio 2010. It won't install with 64bit Office installed. I would imagine it's a lot more than just Visio.
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