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Upgrading from 32 to 64 bit Office 2010, Win 7 64 bit

    Question

  • At present I have the 32 bit version of Office 2010 installed on a machine running 64 bit Windows 7. What is the best way to go over to the 64 bit version of Office 2010 so as to preserve account settings and so on?
    Walter Gladwin
    Friday, October 15, 2010 1:12 PM

Answers

  • Hi,

     

    You need to uninstall the 32-bit version completely, and then install the 64-bit version. Then, create your account settings in the new Outlook program.

     

    The account settings should not be lost. For personal information, you can store it in the PST files, and then open the PST files in the new Outlook program.

     

    Hope it helps.

     

    Best Regards,

     

    Sally Tang

    • Marked as answer by Sally Tang Thursday, October 21, 2010 7:57 AM
    Monday, October 18, 2010 6:17 AM
  • Hi Walter,

    In case you've not read the document, check out Microsofts reccomendations in regards to running 64-bit versions of Office.

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee681792.aspx

    If you're deploying to a user base, and they have things like Office plugins like BlackBerry Desktop, custom toolbars, activeX then you should probably stick with the 32-bit version.

    Cheers,

     


    ++++ Greg ++++
    • Marked as answer by Sally Tang Thursday, October 21, 2010 7:57 AM
    Tuesday, October 19, 2010 9:42 PM

All replies

  • Hi,

     

    You need to uninstall the 32-bit version completely, and then install the 64-bit version. Then, create your account settings in the new Outlook program.

     

    The account settings should not be lost. For personal information, you can store it in the PST files, and then open the PST files in the new Outlook program.

     

    Hope it helps.

     

    Best Regards,

     

    Sally Tang

    • Marked as answer by Sally Tang Thursday, October 21, 2010 7:57 AM
    Monday, October 18, 2010 6:17 AM
  • Hi Walter,

    In case you've not read the document, check out Microsofts reccomendations in regards to running 64-bit versions of Office.

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee681792.aspx

    If you're deploying to a user base, and they have things like Office plugins like BlackBerry Desktop, custom toolbars, activeX then you should probably stick with the 32-bit version.

    Cheers,

     


    ++++ Greg ++++
    • Marked as answer by Sally Tang Thursday, October 21, 2010 7:57 AM
    Tuesday, October 19, 2010 9:42 PM