Which office 2013 edition you choose, 32-bit or 64-bit version??

Discussion in 'Microsoft Office' started by rrohela, Nov 16, 2012.

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Which Office 2013 edition you choose to install on 64 bit Window?

  1. Office 2013 32 Bit

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  2. Office 2013 64 Bit

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    59.2%
  1. Tito

    Tito Super Mod / Adviser
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    Long debated topic ;)

    I always choose the MS recommendation.. x86 Office in x64 Windows.

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  2. ian82

    ian82 MDL Expert

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    MS always recommends 32-Bit even if you are on a 64-Bit OS for compatibility reasons
     
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  3. coleoptere2007

    coleoptere2007 MDL Guru

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    Hello,

    I did not followed MS recommends, I use Office 2013X64 on Windows 8 X64 :D
     
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  4. rrohela

    rrohela MDL Expert

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    That's ok but what is significant advantage of using office 2013 x64 over office 2013 x32 ?
     
  5. altclick

    altclick MDL Novice

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    I'm using x64..........I have the best rationale you will ever hear - because the install path (C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office) is simpler/nicer :biggrin:
     
  6. rrohela

    rrohela MDL Expert

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    :worthy::worthy::worthy: :aglerks:
     
  7. Tito

    Tito Super Mod / Adviser
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    Awesome thought!!!

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  9. Muad'Dib

    Muad'Dib MDL Novice

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    Oh, come on, Microsoft is sure of their 64-bit version, it is just that many other third-party software packages may still expect Microsoft Office applications to be 32-bit (that may include third-party add-ins for Microsoft Office or third-party programs capable of utilizing Microsoft Office controls)... so probably to avoid possible incompatibilities with them, Microsoft recommends the noobs to install the 32-bit version.Other than that, the 64-bit version has no issues. In fact, many software packages have add-ins that are already 64-bit, even if the core program is still 32-bit (which is the case of Adobe Acrobat, Nitro PDF, etc.).Theoretically... the 64-bit version could also be faster, as 64-bit code has access to a greater register file and does not need thunking (even if it does take up more memory, esp. CPU cache).I would say that the situation is very similar to Adobe Creative Suite programs (such as Photoshop, Illustrator,...) - you hardly ever run across an important and incompatible plugin. Most of those "32-bit-only" ones are usually abandoned and obsolete; you will almost always find a good 64-bit replacement.
     
  10. EFA11

    EFA11 Avatar Guru

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    Ditto for me too
     
  11. Muad'Dib

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    #12 Muad'Dib, Nov 17, 2012
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    Vymrdale, have you tried Microsoft Access Database Engine 2010 Redistributable? dopice.sk/4cU (Access the URI through the HTTP protocol; the lame system does not permit me to insert normal links yet.) But, obviously, what I wrote also applies to drivers (print drivers, database drivers,...). And that also applies to cases where there is some (object) VBA code - if it contains pointers (often typed as Long in 32-bit VBA, but required as LongPtr in 64-bit VBA), it is almost guaranteed to be incompatible.
     
  12. Beio

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    Did you experience "Slow typing/erasing" in word 2013? With a 80-pages document it lags scrolling and typing.

    Googling it, I discovered a possible solution by disabling the hardware acceleration, but it didn't solve anything in the end.

    I opened up the task manager and scrolling the document makes word2013 use the 24-26% of the CPU... and I don't have a pentium III 800mhz, I have an i-5....
     
  13. gymnosperm

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    LOL at people who actually voted for the x64 version.
     
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  14. calguyhunk

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    #15 calguyhunk, Nov 17, 2012
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    The OP was asking whether to install 32 or 64 bit Office. Rule of the thumb says - When in doubt, you can't really go wrong with 32 bit :)

    I searched the MS Office website and Googled long and hard before upgrading from Office 2007 in 2010. When I installed the 2007 version, this 32-64 bit debate wasn't as big as it is now. 32 was the default go-to for just 'bout everything if only for compatibility reasons :cool:

    P.S. - I'm a 'noob' myself in all humility. Just don't take myself seriously enough to go round calling others 'noobs' :yes: Arguably the greatest scientist of all time, Sir Isaac Newton said at age 80 - "I'm only a child picking up pebbles on the shore of a boundless ocean of knowledge." :)
     
  15. rrohela

    rrohela MDL Expert

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    You experienced slow typing/erasing problem with Office 2013 x86 or x64?
     
  16. Beio

    Beio MDL Novice

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    x86 (in windows 8 pro x64)...
     
  17. EFA11

    EFA11 Avatar Guru

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    I am actually working with a P&P manual in OPP2013 that is 358 pages long and am finding now issues with it. I wonder if you have an issue with not enough ram for 80 pages?
     
  18. Beio

    Beio MDL Novice

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    8 gigabyte of ddr3 ram should be enough...! :(
     
  19. nintenpc

    nintenpc MDL Novice

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    I run 32 bit because I have Office InfoPath 2007 installed, so that takes care of the decision for me. Otherwise, I don't know of any reason to go 64 bit. Of course, for most people, there also is no clear reason to go with 32 bit. It's more a matter of preference:

    32 bit: Less disk space; no worries about compatibility with addons or previous versions of office if you need to install them later
    64 bit: Runs natively, no need to worry about huge documents causing problems

    But if you're running 32 bit office, its not using 8GB.