I'm a Sharepoint manager, and I've recently acquired Visual Studio in the hopes of deploying some more custom solutions. However, I work in Communications, and therefore am stuck with a computer that isn't particularly powerful (32x).

I'm aware that in order to develop for SP in Visual Studio you need either Foundation or Server, but I see that it needs 64x to run.

Is there any way round this, or am I just going to have to beg for a better machine?


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    Which sharepoint version?
    – Waqas Sarwar MVP
    Commented Sep 15, 2016 at 11:25
  • Is it for 2013? If so, you can install it only on 64 bit hardware. Commented Sep 15, 2016 at 11:26

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Sharepoint version greater than 2010 are requires 64 bit Windows operating system.that is minimum requirement. Now you can do

  1. Create a 64 bit of VM on your 32 bit of is and then install sharepoint on it
  2. Or you can ask for better machine with 64 bit os

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