After installing SharePoint Designer 2013 and MS Office 2013 on my Win7 64-bit laptop, SharePoint Designer 2010 crashes every time I try to open a site. Can SharePoint Designer 2010 and 2013 coexist?

  • I don't get a crash but I've been having severe issues with being able to check in and out documents.
    – Matt
    Jun 18, 2013 at 16:30

1 Answer 1


Yes, you can install both versions of SharePoint Designer on the same machine. They just need to be the same edition (32-bit or 64-bit).

You might be able to fix your current situation by uninstalling both. Then install designer 2013 first and then designer 2010. And make sure that both are either 32-bit or 64-bit versions of designer (also needs to be the same edition of Office 2013).

  • 1
    I'll try reinstalling, but everything is 32-bit already and of course SPD2010 was install 1st.
    – Derek
    Mar 1, 2013 at 17:29
  • How can I set the default Designer to be used ?
    – haknick
    Apr 24, 2013 at 16:09
  • 3
    Don't mess with the 64-bit versions of Office or SPD, unless you have a need for a particular obscure feature that is only available in 64-bit. Installing everything as 32-bit will steer you clear of trouble. Jun 7, 2013 at 20:56
  • Works for me on Windows 7 x64/64-bit with both versions of SPD being x32/32-bit. But I also installed SPD 2010 before installing SPD 2013 as hinted elsewhere on the web (dimitri.spgurus.com/blogs/2013/11/12/…).
    – joweiser
    Oct 29, 2015 at 15:07

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service and acknowledge that you have read and understand our privacy policy and code of conduct.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.