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Windows 7: Microsoft Office 2010 32-bit vs 64-bit?

18 Apr 2010   #1
The Blessed One

Microsoft Office 2010 32-bit vs 64-bit?

I'm just wondering if the jump from 32-bit to 64-bit Office 2010 is worth the effort just like the jump from 32-bit OS's to 64-bit seems to be for the industry.

I read that Microsoft advised not to make the jump for Office 64-bit as it's too early and will give organisations some kind of compatability issues. They were saying to let 64-bit mature and consider it in the 2013 Office. What will you do?

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20 Apr 2010   #2

7 Pro 64 Bit

Not sure why they'd make a 64 bit Office and then say don't jump on it.
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20 Apr 2010   #3

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro

I'd stick with the 32bit version...
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20 Apr 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

If I were running a 64-bit operating system, I'm pretty sure that I would use the 64-bit version of Office as well. Your primary compatibility problems will be drivers and such for the OS. But if you have the OS running, the 64-bit software shouldn't be much of an issue at all.
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20 Apr 2010   #5

Win 7 Pro x64, VM Win XP, Win7 Pro Sandbox, Kubuntu 11

I do heavy editing of manuals and books, and as a tester for the office beta program I can say without a doubt that 64 bit office is the only way to go. It is faster, smoother, and when working with large files there is in reality no hang time as with the 32 bit office.

They are the same price so if you are working with a 64 bit system and 64 bit Windows Seven or Vista it is truly the only way to go.
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20 Apr 2010   #6

windows 7 Ultimate x64

The only issue with x64 Office are the plug-ins for the programs itself (Outlook, One Note etc) which adds extra flexibility and productivity and some nice futures (LikedIn Outlook Connector)
There are not many x64 plug-ins at the moment.
I personaly do not use any of them so I use Office x64 with x64 OS for personal only, and not a sigle problem at all so far as Beta.
Looking forward for RTM and again X64 !!!
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20 Apr 2010   #7

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Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64

I've been using the x64 Office since the beta came out, it's been great, no issues.
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21 Apr 2010   #8

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.

You might care to read this article -
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21 Apr 2010   #9

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64); Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)

I am running the Full x64 of Office 2010 PP and it works great! The 64bit makes the applications launch extremely fast. The GUI is quick and responsive. This is compared to 32bit Office 2007 on the same machine. Windows 7 Ultimate x64, 2GB RAM

I highly recommend going Office 2010 (x64) on Windows 7 (x64).
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21 Apr 2010   #10

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JMH View Post
You might care to read this article -
Good article,

I'm currently running the Office 2010 Pro Beta x64, along with Visio 2010 x64 and Project 2010 x64.

Everyone is happy
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