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    Need help with install

    I run W7 SP1 on a laptop, with Office 2007 installed.
    Following up on a post by RG, I purchased the bargain-priced Office 2013 Pro.

    Office 2007 is 32-bit.
    The Office 2013 I just bought is 64-bit.

    What's the best way to install this new Office suite? Do I have to uninstall Office 2007, or do anything else special before installing Office 2013?

    Thanks for your help,
    Dick

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    You don't have to uninstall anything. You can have both 2007 and 2013 installed at the same time.

    The only thing that you can't run both of at the same time is Outlook. If you use Outlook 2007 for your email, you will need to decide whether to move your email to Outlook 2013, or to not install Outlook 2013.

    2007 goes out of support October 10, 2017. So at that time you should consider uninstalling 2007.

    So what I would suggest is that you install 2013 (the full package), and then move your email to Outlook 2013 (if you use Outlook for email). Then start using 2013 for all of your Office requirements. By doing this, you can fall back on 2007 while you are learning 2013; and you will be ready to uninstall 2007 when it goes out of support this fall.

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    You must uninstall Office 2007 first. You can't mix 32-bit Office and 64-bit Office.
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    Maybe I can go back to the vendor's site and download the 32-bit ISO, and then follow Jim's suggestion to have both 2007 and 2013 for a while. If not, I'll follow your advice Joe.

    Thank you both for your help,
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    Quote Originally Posted by JoeP517 View Post
    You must uninstall Office 2007 first. You can't mix 32-bit Office and 64-bit Office.
    I didn't know that.

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    I was able to download a 32-bit ISO. So, my question now becomes:
    If I install the 32-bit Office Suite and use my valid key, can I later install the 64-bit version and use the same key?
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    The only reason to use the 64-bit version is if you have really, really large spreadsheets (and maybe one or tow other edge cases I've forgotten). Many Office add-ins have not been upgraded to 64-bit and can not be used.

    You'd still need to uninstall the 32-bit version before attempting the 64-bit install.
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    Thanks Joe. I'll go with the 32-bit version. One last question if I may.
    I've run Hotmail for years as my email client. At some point Microsoft migrated me to Outlook. I enter www.hotmail.com to get to my email by entering my Hotmail ID and password.

    Can I leave that alone and not install the Outlook that comes with this Office 2013 Suite, or do I have to install it and migrate what I currently have to this 2013 Outlook?

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    I think you mean that they migrated you to the Outlook website (outlook.com), not the Outlook program. If I'm right, then you probably aren't using the Outlook program which comes with Microsoft Office. In this case, there won't be any Outlook issue for you. However, if at some point in the future you start using the Outlook program for your email, you will need to choose one version of the Outlook program or the other.

    Therefore, I recommend that you install the entire 2013 Microsoft Office package.

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    Thanks for clarifying that Jim. I go back to wireboards, prior to the introduction of mainframes, so it's easy for me to get confused between M'soft websites and M'soft programs (Outlook).

    The good news is I have successfully installed Office 2013. I chose to not install the Outlook PROGRAM.

    Thanks to all for your help (as always),
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dick-Y View Post
    Following up on a post by RG, I purchased the bargain-priced Office 2013 Pro.

    Dick
    I'm interested in Office 2013 Pro. Can you direct me post that you referred to, or to the site?
    Thanks
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    Vince:
    In the thread below this one, called "Which Office to buy? ", there is a response by RetiredGeek, and he points to a site called Bonanza.com. He talks there about Office 2010, but when I went there I opted for Office 2013.

    I hope that helps you,
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    OK good. Thanks

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