It offers to install the bit version but I know there is also a bit version available. I seem to recall that Microsoft used to recommend to install the bit version, even on a bit version of Windows but that was some years ago. Does Microsoft still recommend installing the bit version? What are the downsides or benefits when I install the bit version? Where can I download the bit version of Office? As of the release of Office , Microsoft is now recommending to install the bit version of Office unless you have a specific need which still requires the bit version. For Office , the default for new installations has now been set to bit and Office will follow soon.
Otherwise, pick your version of Office from below. How do I install it? The bit version of Office is automatically installed unless you explicitly select the bit version before beginning the installation process. If you install the bit version, but want the bit version instead, you must first uninstall the bit version before installing the bit version. The same is true if you installed the bit version, but want to install the bit version. If you're still not sure which version, bit or bit is a better choice for you, see the section below.
Reasons to choose the bit version Computers running bit versions of Windows generally have more resources such as processing power and memory, than their bit predecessors.
Also, bit applications can access more memory than bit applications up to The bit version of Office may perform better in these cases. See, Excel specifications and limits , Data Model specification and limits , and Memory usage in the bit edition of Excel. The bit version of Office may be better suited to handle these complex slide decks.
Using the bit version of Office lets you deliver a bit version of those solutions as well as a bit version. In-house Office solution developers should have access to the bit Office for testing and updating these solutions. For more information, see Using the Large Number data type. Reasons to choose the bit version The following computer systems can only install bit Office.
Check your Windows version. If you have bit operating system with an xbased processor, you can choose to install bit or bit Office. IT Professionals and developers in particular, should also review the following situations where the bit version of Office is still the best choice for you or your organization.
You have bit COM Add-ins with no bit alternative. You can also try contacting the COM Add-in vendor and requesting a bit version. You use bit controls with no bit alternative. In most cases, adding PtrSafe to the Declare and replacing long with LongPtr will make the Declare statement compatible with both and bit.
However this might not be possible in rare cases where there is no bit API to Declare. With a growing number of bit Outlook customers, rebuilding bit MAPI applications, add-ins, or macros for bit Outlook is the recommended option, but if needed you can continue to run them with bit Outlook only, as well. You can continue to run your bit OLE Server application with a bit version of Office installed.
You need bit Microsoft Access. While you can recompile bit. You have an old embedded media file in your PowerPoint presentation with no available bit codec. Ready to install? I know which version I want. To install either the 32 or bit version of Office , follow the steps in Install Office or on a PC. If you already installed the bit version, but want to install the bit version instead or vice versa , you must uninstall the version you don't want before installing the version you do want.
Reasons to choose the bit version bit operating system with an x86 bit processor can only install bit Office. There are two versions of Office available for installation, bit and bit.
However, consider the bit version, especially if you're working with large blocks of information or graphics. I know I want the bit version. To install Office , see Install Office If you already installed the bit version, but want to install the bit version instead or vice versa you'll need to uninstall the version you don't want before going ahead with installing the version you do want. If you're still not sure which is a better choice for you, see the sections below.
Reasons to choose the bit version The bit version of Office has some limitations; however it is a good choice when: You work with extremely large data sets, like enterprise-scale Excel workbooks with complex calculations, many pivot tables, connections to external databases, and using Power Pivot, Power Map, or Power View. The bit version of Office may perform better for you. You work with extremely large pictures, videos, or animations in PowerPoint. The bit version may be better suited to handle these complex slide decks.
You work with extremely large Word documents. The bit version might be better suited to handle Word documents with large tables, graphics, or other objects. DEP is a set of hardware and software technologies that some organizations use to enhance security.
If none of these situations apply to you, the bit version is most likely a better choice. The bit version of Office works well with both the bit and bit versions of Windows. To determine how to tell what version of Office you're using, go to What version of Office am I using. If you decide to switch from bit Office to bit Office, you must uninstall the bit version first, and then install the bit version.
Reasons to choose the bit version The bit version of Office may perform better in some cases, but you need to know about limitations. IT Professionals and developers in particular, should look at the following situations, and review the linked overviews. If these limitations would affect you, the bit version would be a better choice.
Solutions that use ActiveX controls library. There are several ways for developers to work around this and provide a bit solution. The vendor would need to create bit versions of these controls. Compiled Access databases, such as.
ADE, and. With a growing number of bit Outlook customers, rebuilding bit MAPI applications, add-ins, or macros for bit Outlook is a recommended option.
If you have specific add-ins that you use in the bit version of Office, they might not work in bit Office, and vice versa. Consider testing the add-in with bit Office, or finding out if a bit version of the add-in is available from the developer.
Download and install or reinstall Office Office was the first release where Office offered both bit and bit versions. The bit version is Office is installed automatically. If you have specific add-ins that you use in the bit version of Office, they might not work in bit Office and vice versa. To install Office , see Office Reasons to choose the bit version The benefits of using the bit version of Office are listed below, and there are a few limitations such as not working well with some older version add-ins.
For bit installations DEP will always be enforced, while on bit installations DEP needs to be configured through settings. With more Outlook customers using bit, rebuilding bit Messaging Application Programming Interface MAPI applications, add-ins, or macros for bit Outlook is the recommended option. But if necessary you can also continue to run them with bit Outlook only.
In addition to providing support for the bit versions of Windows, the bit version of Office is supported on computers that run the bit versions of Windows. These are primarily bit because no bit versions are available for many add-ins.
If your organization needs to continue to use extensions to Office, such as ActiveX controls, third-party add-ins, in-house solutions built on previous versions of Office, or bit versions of software that interface directly with Office, we recommend you go with the automatically installed bit x86 Office on computers that are running both bit and bit supported Windows operating systems.
Your VBA code uses Declare statements. In SharePoint Server or earlier, the datasheet view won't be available. However, you can continue to use the Edit in Datasheet view functionality in SharePoint Server with a bit Office client. Compiled Access databases, like. MDE and. There is no codec software used to compress or decompress a video or audio file available in bit for three QuickTime media formats.