Office 2010 beta

Discussion in 'Windows 64bit' started by Scott, Nov 21, 2009.

  1. Scott

    Scott Guest

    I am getting a new computer with 64 bit Windows 7. I have just
    received the e-mail offering the beta version of Office 2010. I see
    the advice is to install the 32 bit version even if you are using 64
    bit operating system, which seems counter-intuitive.

    Can anyone tell me (preferably from experience) (1) whether this is
    correct and why; and (2) whether installing this beta is a good idea
    at all.

    Thanks
    Scott
     
    Scott, Nov 21, 2009
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  2. If you have plug-ins for any Office program, e.g. Nokia Suite to
    synchronise your mobile phone with Outlook, they need to be 64-bit if
    they are to work with the 64-bit beta. So far as I know, there are no
    such 64-bit plug-ins yet. Hence the advice to install the 32-bit version.

    If you intend to use it stand-alone the 64-bit version should be fine.

    It is a public beta and has had substantial development, but is not yet
    finished and will have some bugs. If you can live with the possibility
    of some crashes there is no reason why you should not use it. It is not
    advisable to use it in any mission critical situations.


    On 21/11/2009 11:34, Scott wrote:
    > I am getting a new computer with 64 bit Windows 7. I have just
    > received the e-mail offering the beta version of Office 2010. I see
    > the advice is to install the 32 bit version even if you are using 64
    > bit operating system, which seems counter-intuitive.
    >
    > Can anyone tell me (preferably from experience) (1) whether this is
    > correct and why; and (2) whether installing this beta is a good idea
    > at all.
    >
    > Thanks
    > Scott
     
    Dominic Payer, Nov 21, 2009
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  3. Scott

    Carlos Guest

    I installed Office 2010 beta x64 in Windows 7 x64.
    There is one unresolved issue that made me uninstall it and go for Office
    2010 x86.
    Windows Mobile Device Center simply doesn't work with Outlook 2010 x64.
    I could not sync my PDA with Outlook any longer and all my contacts were
    deleted from my Pocket PC.
    Office 2010 x86 runs fine now.
    Carlos

    "Scott" wrote:

    > I am getting a new computer with 64 bit Windows 7. I have just
    > received the e-mail offering the beta version of Office 2010. I see
    > the advice is to install the 32 bit version even if you are using 64
    > bit operating system, which seems counter-intuitive.
    >
    > Can anyone tell me (preferably from experience) (1) whether this is
    > correct and why; and (2) whether installing this beta is a good idea
    > at all.
    >
    > Thanks
    > Scott
    > .
    >
     
    Carlos, Nov 21, 2009
    #3
  4. Neither do PC Suite for Satioâ„¢ work with Outlook 2010 x64.
    Haven´t tried x86.

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    "Carlos" wrote:

    > Windows Mobile Device Center simply doesn't work with Outlook 2010 x64.
    > Carlos
    >
    > "Scott" wrote:
    >
    > > I am getting a new computer with 64 bit Windows 7. I have just
    > > received the e-mail offering the beta version of Office 2010. I see
    > > the advice is to install the 32 bit version even if you are using 64
    > > bit operating system, which seems counter-intuitive.
    > >
    > > Can anyone tell me (preferably from experience) (1) whether this is
    > > correct and why; and (2) whether installing this beta is a good idea
    > > at all.
    > >
    > > Thanks
    > > Scott
    > > .
    > >
     
    Maratonmannen, Nov 21, 2009
    #4
  5. Scott

    Scott Guest

    On Sat, 21 Nov 2009 04:18:01 -0800, Carlos
    <> wrote:

    >I installed Office 2010 beta x64 in Windows 7 x64.
    >There is one unresolved issue that made me uninstall it and go for Office
    >2010 x86.
    >Windows Mobile Device Center simply doesn't work with Outlook 2010 x64.
    >I could not sync my PDA with Outlook any longer and all my contacts were
    >deleted from my Pocket PC.
    >Office 2010 x86 runs fine now.
    >Carlos


    Thanks guys. This sounds like the answer. I have a Palm to
    synchronise so maybe it would be asking for trouble to install a 64
    bit system.
     
    Scott, Nov 21, 2009
    #5
  6. Scott

    Tom Lake Guest

    "Carlos" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > I installed Office 2010 beta x64 in Windows 7 x64.
    > There is one unresolved issue that made me uninstall it and go for Office
    > 2010 x86.
    > Windows Mobile Device Center simply doesn't work with Outlook 2010 x64.
    > I could not sync my PDA with Outlook any longer and all my contacts were
    > deleted from my Pocket PC.
    > Office 2010 x86 runs fine now.
    > Carlos


    I'm running the 64-bit version on Win 7 x64 and every time I start Word
    I get a message that there's some macro that can't be found. I have it set
    to
    run all macros so I don't know what's up with it.

    Tom Lake
     
    Tom Lake, Nov 21, 2009
    #6
  7. I had that with 2007 after I installed a plug-in/macro and then decided
    I didn't like it so I un-installed it. Something left behind that
    shouldn't have been. I have something similar right now because I had
    tried Parallels VM and after I un-installed the trial I now have an erro
    that the Parallels network adapter is missing, but I can't figure out
    where the entry is that needs to be deleted.


    Tom Lake wrote:
    >
    > "Carlos" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    >> I installed Office 2010 beta x64 in Windows 7 x64.
    >> There is one unresolved issue that made me uninstall it and go for Office
    >> 2010 x86.
    >> Windows Mobile Device Center simply doesn't work with Outlook 2010 x64.
    >> I could not sync my PDA with Outlook any longer and all my contacts were
    >> deleted from my Pocket PC.
    >> Office 2010 x86 runs fine now.
    >> Carlos

    >
    > I'm running the 64-bit version on Win 7 x64 and every time I start Word
    > I get a message that there's some macro that can't be found. I have it
    > set to
    > run all macros so I don't know what's up with it.
    >
    > Tom Lake
     
    Bobby Johnson, Nov 21, 2009
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