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Windows 7: 32-bit updates, 64-bit computer?

12 Apr 2011   #1
gogreen

Windows 10 Home, 64 bit
 
 
32-bit updates, 64-bit computer?

Some advice, please. Windows updates tells me that these updates are important. But I have a 64-bit operating system, and they are for 32-bit apps. Do I need to install them anyway? How do I handle this? Thanks.




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12 Apr 2011   #2
biggles1000

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

i know it sounds like a dumb question, but are you sure you have 64 bit windows installed? eg I have a 64 bit capable processor, but 32 bit windows is installed.
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12 Apr 2011   #3
Punkster

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64-bit)
 
 

Nono, it's ok.

You just have a 32-bit Office edition, in a 64-bit OS! no worries. Install them :)
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12 Apr 2011   #4
gogreen

Windows 10 Home, 64 bit
 
 

Thanks, biggles1000 and Punkster.

So, Punkster, Windows update detects I have a 32-bit Office edition, and that's why it's telling me to install these important updates?

And how do I confirm that I have a 32-bit Office edition? Thanks.
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12 Apr 2011   #5
biggles1000

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

i guess it would be under (eg) Word Options in the ribbon flag, >resources>about. I think it will say in the about bit but i'm not sure as I run office 2007 (only has a 32 bit version)
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12 Apr 2011   #6
Punkster

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64-bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gogreen View Post
Thanks, biggles1000 and Punkster.

So, Punkster, Windows update detects I have a 32-bit Office edition, and that's why it's telling me to install these important updates?

And how do I confirm that I have a 32-bit Office edition? Thanks.
Open any of the programs in Office, let's say, Word 2010.

Go to File, then Help, on the right you'll see an "About" line, it'll tell you the version of the Office version alongside with its architecture.

Yes, install those updates, they showed up in my Windows Update too, installed without hiccups, 16 important updates :) including Office and Windows


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12 Apr 2011   #7
gogreen

Windows 10 Home, 64 bit
 
 

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Go to File, then Help, on the right you'll see an "About" line, it'll tell you the version of the Office version alongside with its architecture.
Yup. 32-bit it is!

Updates installed. No problems.

Thanks, Punkster.
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