Office 2016 Home & Business Question

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  1. Maggie12

    Maggie12 Notebook Enthusiast

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    I loaded this using the 32 bit default and from what I read, most suggested to load the 32 bit rather than the 64 bit version.

    Question: was loading the 32 bit version the correct thing to do or should I uninstall it and go with the 64 bit version? I actually "assumed" it was 64 bit but I was dead wrong and found out when I noticed my Outlook said it was 32 bit (I get a strange error about Outlook sometimes when I start up my computer that I need to troubleshoot so I was looking at the build/version).

    I just do basic things with Office but do have some rather large Excel spreadsheets, still nothing horrendous. I just want to load my new computer correctly or at least the best way possible so I thought I'd ask the experts on this forum.

    Thanks in advance for any advice/suggestions/comments.
     
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  2. Vasudev

    Vasudev Notebook Prophet

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    32bit office 2016 has strange issues like stuttering/failure to load bigger files say 50-100MB and unresponsive.
    Mount the image file and navigate to x64 folder and run the setup file from there.
     
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    Phoenix Super Tweaker

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    I've always installed the 32-Bit version and had no issues. Even Microsoft recommends the 32-Bit version even for 64-Bit OSes for max compatibility with any extensions or whatnot. Even if you don't use any extensions or add-ons, unless you deal with files that are bigger than 4GB, then the 64-Bit version will offer you nothing over the 32-Bit one.
     
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    Vasudev Notebook Prophet

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    Previously I always used x86 versions, but my spreadsheet, word/docx, pptx was noticeably slower on my PC and took hell lot of time to process a mere 10-20Meg file of Word and Excel.
    Then I uninstalled the x86 version completely using MSFT's tool and installed x64 versions and noticed it was faster to load my thesis,presentation and spreadsheets in few seconds.
    I still have problems with MS Access OLEDB.dll error sometimes when I upload an excel file for websites that accept Excel file as Input.
     
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    StormJumper Notebook Virtuoso

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    Put this way if your O/S is x64 it is better to load MS Office x64 for better compatibility with the O/S and RAM functions. I have Windows 10x64 and MSOffice 2016x64 and have no issues using it that way. If you can load x64 onto a x64 O/S Windows 10 that is the best way to go sometimes there is only x86 software and that will be fine. Whatever software can be loaded is x64 then install them and those x86 then no choice there but Windows will run them without problem. If you look at a x64 O/S install you will see folder
    program files/ aka 64bit
    program files (x86) / aka 32bit

    So you can see they both can work together but if you can get a x64 version then use that first.
     
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