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Project Standard 2010 and 64bit laptop with Windows 7 RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi ,

     My laptop configuration is as below 

      Windows 7 laptop, having office 2010 and a 64 bit OS.  Now when i want to install Project 2010 (Standard Version); i heard from the help desk executive that they have CD of Microsoft project 2010 which is supported for 32 bit and for 64 bit a similar CD has to be bought. Or they suggested i downgrade to 32 bit and install 2010 project.

      Well retaining the 64 bit configuration can i still try to use the project 2010. any recommendations are welcome.

    Thanks

    mp

    Tuesday, November 5, 2013 9:59 AM

Answers

  • Max_Pin --

    I do not believe the OS matters, whether 32-bit or 64-bit.  What DOES matter, however, is your copy of Microsoft Office 2010.  If your Microsoft Office is 32-bit, you have to install the 32-bit version of Microsoft Project 2010.  If your copy of Microsoft Office 2010 is 64-bit, you can install the 64-bit version of Microsoft Project 2010.  On my previous company laptop, I had a 64-bit OS, but all of my Microsoft Office apps had to be 32-bit because I needed to install Microsoft Project 2007, which was only available in a 32-bit version, along with Microsoft Project 2010.  Hope this helps.


    Dale A. Howard [MVP]

    • Marked as answer by Mac_cs Thursday, November 7, 2013 4:03 AM
    Tuesday, November 5, 2013 1:47 PM
    Moderator
  • If you have office 2010 64 bit installed, you must install the 64 bit version of project.  I believe Wow64 allows the installation of 32 bit products on a 64 bit OS and is enabled by default.  I think the issue is going to be installation even with WOW64, I don't think you can install 32bit version of Project.

    If you are confident that you have the 64 bit version of Office 2010 installed, you will need to purchase and install the 64 bit version of Project.

    For information on WOW64 see:

    http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/aa384249%28v=vs.85%29.aspx


    Wednesday, November 6, 2013 1:19 PM
    Moderator

All replies

  • Max_Pin --

    I do not believe the OS matters, whether 32-bit or 64-bit.  What DOES matter, however, is your copy of Microsoft Office 2010.  If your Microsoft Office is 32-bit, you have to install the 32-bit version of Microsoft Project 2010.  If your copy of Microsoft Office 2010 is 64-bit, you can install the 64-bit version of Microsoft Project 2010.  On my previous company laptop, I had a 64-bit OS, but all of my Microsoft Office apps had to be 32-bit because I needed to install Microsoft Project 2007, which was only available in a 32-bit version, along with Microsoft Project 2010.  Hope this helps.


    Dale A. Howard [MVP]

    • Marked as answer by Mac_cs Thursday, November 7, 2013 4:03 AM
    Tuesday, November 5, 2013 1:47 PM
    Moderator
  • See if the following helps.

    http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/project-help/choose-the-32-bit-or-64-bit-version-of-office-HA010369476.aspx

    You can install the 32 bit version of Project on a 64 bit Windows installation.

    Tuesday, November 5, 2013 5:36 PM
    Moderator
  • Thanks Dale and Julie,

      So i have to ensure i have the WOW64 enabled, if so then will i be able to have 32 bit ms project 2010, installed on 64bit OS with 64bit Office 2010.

      Not finding proper links that give me an explanation about WOW 64.

    thanks

    mp

    Wednesday, November 6, 2013 8:20 AM
  • If you have office 2010 64 bit installed, you must install the 64 bit version of project.  I believe Wow64 allows the installation of 32 bit products on a 64 bit OS and is enabled by default.  I think the issue is going to be installation even with WOW64, I don't think you can install 32bit version of Project.

    If you are confident that you have the 64 bit version of Office 2010 installed, you will need to purchase and install the 64 bit version of Project.

    For information on WOW64 see:

    http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/aa384249%28v=vs.85%29.aspx


    Wednesday, November 6, 2013 1:19 PM
    Moderator