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64Bit native software for Windows 8

  1. #11


    Orbiting the Moon
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    Windows 10 x64


    You're welcome.
    Glad I could help with this.

    As I said, I'm also in favor of 64bit since all my pc's use that now.

    Good luck in finding the right programs. Some are harder to find than others.

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  2. #12


    Going with the 64 bit version is not always better or recommended. Microsoft did not recommend the 64 bit version of office 2010 and instead suggested that most sick with the 32 bit version.

    As others have stated, stay away from the torrent sites for your software. There are so many good free alternatives to pick from these days. And if they won't cut the mustard, then you should probably consider purchasing the commercial equivalent.
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  3. #13


    Orbiting the Moon
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    Windows 10 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    Going with the 64 bit version is not always better or recommended. Microsoft did not recommend the 64 bit version of office 2010 and instead suggested that most sick with the 32 bit version.
    They recommend... Hmmm.. Well of course you can use what you like.
    They also recommend using Metro and touchscreens for Win8, do they?...

    Just to make sure you can use all available plugins, use the 32bit version. Its true that today the difference in performance between the 2 Office's versions is insignificant for normal usage.

    The way I see it: The 64bit Office version was made for a good reason: future replacement of the legacy 32bit version. 32bit applications (even on syswow64) get a max of 2 to 4 GB memory but you notice that with time files get bigger and bigger, pc's get more memory, disk drives get bigger and bigger, and programs will have to use more memory to meet their generation requirements. (Remember what specs our pc's had in the begin 90's! They changed much since then.)
    So Office64: There has to be someone to use it, someone to test it and someone to report bugs otherwise we will have problems with it.

    I've been constantly using the 64bit Office version and never had problems. It's mostly because I do basic Word docs spreadsheets and Excel calculations, nothing too advanced. It should suffice for basic home use.
    Excel 2010 opens in 0.5 seconds on Win8 x64 and I'm pleased with the performance. All seems to be very stable (no crashes).


    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    As others have stated, stay away from the torrent sites for your software. There are so many good free alternatives to pick from these days. And if they won't cut the mustard, then you should probably consider purchasing the commercial equivalent.
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  4. #14


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    Windows 8 enterprise x64


    Everyone know that Office 64 is not stable, at least me, I have all the Microsoft Software ISO in my server, why I'm using 32 bits Office version, if 64 is better ?
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  5. #15


    It's not that 64bit versions of Office are unstable. It's usually 3rd party plug-ins and add-ons that tons of software use which integrate with Outlook and Office which may or may not work with a 64bit version of Office.

    While there are speed and performance advantages to working with large file sets....I don't think many of us use 2GB spreadsheets on a regular basis. That's the type of thing they are talking about when they mention large data sets.
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  6. #16


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    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    ..I don't think many of us use 2GB spreadsheets on a regular basis. That's the type of thing they are talking about when they mention large data sets.
    you can be surprise, many of my customers keep tracking of their inventory or payroll in Excel
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  7. #17


    Quote Originally Posted by area 66 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    ..I don't think many of us use 2GB spreadsheets on a regular basis. That's the type of thing they are talking about when they mention large data sets.
    you can be surprise, many of my customers keep tracking of their inventory or payroll in Excel
    Oh, I now that Excel can be heavily used, but I bet that the overwhelming majority of Office users don't have files that would qualify as "large datasets" as defined by Microsoft.

    Out of curiosity, even with their payroll or entire inventory in Excel...how big of spreadsheets are we talking about? More than 2GB?
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  8. #18


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    Windows 8 enterprise x64


    they are not 2 gb for sure, my be 300 mb
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  9. #19


    Orbiting the Moon
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    Windows 10 x64


    There's no need for us to argue about this. We already know the basic differences between the two versions.

    they are not 2 gb for sure, my be 300 mb
    Is a bit confusing...
    I hope this means the RAM usage and no the disk space the file takes.
    A 300mb opened file can consume up to 2gb of RAM memory with no problem.
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  10. #20


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    Windows 8 enterprise x64


    actually Hopachi , I think we are on the same direction with this, I just mention that peoples open large Excel files.
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