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    installing 32 and 64 bit office applications on the same machine

    Hi there!

    I am trying to install Microsoft Project 2010 Professional on a machine with a 64 bit Office 2010 professional plus already installed and wizard is telling me it is not possible unless I uninstall the 64 bit office applications. : (

    I received the 32 bit 2010 as a download file from the company I am consulting with and they have indicated they do not have the 64 bit option.

    I desperately need to get this installed and I am in search of a solution because I just can't believe Microsoft would have issues like these....

    Thank you so much for your help!

    Shane

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    Ok, I just read my post and it is a little confusing... I already have a 64 bit Office 2010 Professional Plus installed on my laptop. I need to install the 32 bit Project Professional 2010 and the wizard, as I said before, is not allowing me. Here is what really has me confused... I already have Visio Professional 2007 in a 32 bit format installed and Office Plus installed with no problems. Help me Obi-Wan Kenobi, you're my only hope!

    I know the awesome people here will have the perfect workaround for me!

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    Well, I didn't know you could install a 32-bit Office 2007 & 64-bit Office 2010. I do know that with Office 2010 all the various products must be the same "bitness". You can't intermix 32-bit & 64-bit. Microsoft has recommended the unless you have a very specific reason such as a very very large spreadsheet you should install the 32-bit Office 2010 and not the 64-bit Office 2010 because many addins have not yet been upgraded to 64-bit.

    Joe

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    Uninstall the Office 2010 64 Bit and install the 32 Bit version. You will find you actually gain functionality. I assume you have the choice of either 32 Bit or 64 Bit for your Office 2010 suite. This is standard. This will then allow you to install the 32 Bit version of Project 2010 Pro. A Google search shows many sites, most of which suggest the 32 Bit version will be best for a majority of users.
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    Thank you both for your advice. I just installed the 32 bit version of Office from the CD and life is good. I just thought since I have a 64 bit operating system I needed the 64 bit office apps. What was I thinking? : )

    I am very happy, thank you so much!

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    Glad we were able to help. Just like IE9 64 Bit is not quite ready for prime time (many addons don't work in 64 Bit) the same is true of Office. Glad everything is golden!
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