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Access 2010 FAQ

 

How do I install the 64-bit version of Access 2010?

 

The Office 2010 applications are also available in 64-bit versions. Before you run the Office system setup program, be sure that no other applications are running on your computer. Note that you can install the 64-bit versions of Office 2010 only on a computer running a 64-bit Windows operating system.

 

If you’re installing from the Office Professional Plus 2010 CD-ROM or DVD-ROM, insert the first disc. On most computers, the Office system setup program starts automatically. By default, the Office setup program wants to install the 32-bit versions of the Office 2010 applications. To install the 64-bit versions, you need to exit the default setup program. Using Windows Explorer, browse to your CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive, open the x64 folder on the install disc, and then double-click the Setup.exe file located inside the x64 folder. If the setup program does not start automatically, click the Run command on the Start menu. In the Run dialog box, type y:\x64\setup.exe (where y is the drive letter of your CD-ROM drive), and click OK. If you see the User Account Control dialog box and you’re logged on as a non-administrative user, specify the user name and password for an administrative account, and click Continue. If you’re logged on as an administrator, click Continue.

 

The following MSDN article has some great information concerning working with 64-bit versions of Office 2010:

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee691831(office.14).aspx

 

 

See more tips and tricks like this in my book: Microsoft Access 2010 Inside Out

 

 

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