When I first tried to install Sharepoint Designer 2010, I initially downloaded its 64 bit version
But upon lanuching the install of SharePoint.exe, I've gotten:
You cannot install the 64-bit version of Office 2010 because you have 32-bit Office products installed.
These 32-bit products are not supported with 64-bit installations:
- Microsoft Office SharePoint Designer 2010
- Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2010
If you want to install 64-bit Office 2010, you must uninstall all 32-bit Office products first, and then run setup.exe in the x64 folder. If you want to install 32-bit Office 2010, close this Setup program. and then either go to the x86 folder at the root of your CD or DVD and run setup.exe, or get the 32-bit Office 2010 from the same place you purchased 64-bit Office 2010.
I became curious:
- Why to use MS Office 32 bit in SharePoint 2010 on MS Windows Server 2008 R2 64 bit?
- Why couldn't it (MS Office 2010) be 64 bit?
- Why was such a decision in favor of 32-bit version?
- What are the possible reasons and implications of using MS Office 2010 32 (x86) or 64 bit?