Nov 14, 2015

Will 32-bit MS Office run on my 64-bit computer?

I purchased MS Office Professional Plus 2013 from an online vendor but have not downloaded it yet. They recommend the 32-bit version for either 32 or 64-bit computers. Is there any advantage to doing that? Will it work?
32 bit Office will run fine on a 64 bit OS. The reason that Microsoft recommends running 32 bit version for most users is due to compatibility with Office add-ins and other applications. Moreover, when you install 64 bit version a 32 bit version is installed as well.
There are advantages to x64, but they aren't commonly utilized. One big difference is a 2GB file size limit that set on the 32 bit apps.
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