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    I've been using the Office 2010 Beta 64 bit version for about 6 months. As of June 1st, I can get the regular Office 2010 Professional Plus from my company (very cheap), but only in 32 bit format.

    Why? Got me. Seems dumb to limit it.

    Here's my question...
    If I upgrade(?) to the 32 bit version, do I need to uninstall the 64 bit Beta? If so, what files do I need to keep...or can I? For instance, can I save my Outlook file and haver it work in the 32 bit version?

    Any help is appreciated!

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    Yes, you need to uninstall the 64-bit version. There is no upgrade path from the beta to the field release. You are probably being restricted to the 32-bit version because very few Office addins have been upgraded to work with 64-bit Office yet.

    You should not have to worry about the configuration and data files. They are kept separately from the progrm files.

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    While Microsoft's installer should leave your data files behind, if you use a third party uninstaller, it might be more ruthless. A backup would be a wise precaution either way.

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    Also The beta version of Office 2010 will expire in October 2010. Users can choose to download the trial or buy the full version of Office 2010 at that time.

    So you have to remove it or it will cause a lot of issues.

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    Thanks all,
    Now to find where my outlook files are stored...

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    After much reading (and Woody's recommendation), I decided to use the 32 bit version of Office 2010. I backed up my Outlook files and uninstalled Office 2010 beta. After a reboot, I installed Office 2010 Pro Plus. Everything went smoothly. All my settings were retained.
    The only unexpected item was a rebuild of OneNote files. That went smoothly also.
    We're all good.

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    Great!! Glad it worked out for you. Thanks for posting back.

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