Microsoft® Office 64-Bit Version
What are the advantages of Microsoft Office 2010 64-bit version over 32-bit version?
Most of the processors these days are becoming 64-bit instead of the present convention of 32-bit processors. It is becoming the new standard for systems ranging from desktops to servers. 64-bit processors support more memory allowing us to work with large computational data. To keep up with this development, there is a need to upgrade even the software products to 64-bit versions to make full use of the 64-bit processors. And one of the first steps towards this has been taken by Microsoft by releasing a Microsoft Office 2010 64-bit version.
The following points will provide a better understanding of Microsoft Office 2010 64-bit version:
- Benefits of Microsoft Office 2010 64-bit version
- Advantages of Microsoft Office 2010 64-bit version over Microsoft Office 2010Â 32-bit version
- Disadvantages of Microsoft Office 2010 64-bit version over Microsoft Office 2010Â 32-bit version
Benefits of Microsoft Office 2010 64-bit version
A 32-bit processor uses 32-bit memory address length, which limits the memory it can address to about 4 GB. As users are running more memory intensive applications at once, mostly documents greater than 2 GB, a 32-bit address length is obviously not adequate. So, with the Microsoft Office 2010Â 64–bit version we can have an addressable memory of more than (16 billion GB) which is much more than the size of any document. Both 32-bit and 64-bit operating system (OS) can be installed using a 64-bit processor, but only a 64-bit operating system (OS) can address more than 4 GB of memory. On 32-bit OS we can install only 32-bit applications like the 32-bit version of Microsoft Office 2010 but with 64-bit OS you can install any version. The 64-bit version of Microsoft Office 2010 is still somewhat far away from its 32-bit version in terms of the number of features and it can be said it is just an introductory version. Presently you should not install a 32-bit and a 64-bit version of Microsoft Office on the same machine as common library conflicts can occur. It means that you cannot have Microsoft Office 64-bit version installed on a machine that also has Microsoft Excel 2007 or lower installed, which are only in 32-bit form. So, you need to remove all 32-bit versions of all the Microsoft Office components.
Advantages of Microsoft Office 2010 64-bit version over Microsoft Office 2010Â 32-bit version
As already told , a 64-bit OS will not have to use 32-bit environment for products like Microsoft Office 2007 anymore with the 64-bit version of Microsoft Office 2010 there. If your organization or you yourself work with Microsoft Excel spreadsheets that are larger than 2 gigabytes (GB) as you need to maintain a large amount of data, you should install the 64-bit edition of Microsoft Office 2010. Some of the other advantages of using Microsoft Office 2010Â 64-bit version are: it can utilize the additional memory of 64-bit OS allowing you to deal with large size documents. Microsoft Project 2010 in the Microsoft Office 2010 64-bit version also helps when you are dealing with many sub-projects that need a large capacity. Hardware data execution prevention provides enhanced security protection in Microsoft Office 2010 64-bit version.
Disadvantages of Microsoft Office 2010 64-bit version over Microsoft Office 2010Â 32-bit version
One of the major disadvantage of Â Microsoft Office 2010Â 64-bit version right now is its incompatibility with many other application that are still 32-bit. But with the trend moving towards 64-bit versions, most of these applications would come up with their 64-bit versions really soon. Moreover, Microsoft Access database files with their source code deleted (because the version was uninstalled) cannot be moved between 32-bit and 64-bit editions of Microsoft Office 2010. ActiveX controls and add-in (COM) DLLs that are written for Microsoft Office 2010Â 32-bit version will not work in a 64-bit process. As a result, Microsoft Office 2010Â 64-bit solutions that try to load 32-bit ActiveX controls or DLLs will not work. Microsoft Excel cannot be integrated completely as some of the controls are not available in the Microsoft Office 2010Â 64-bit version.
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