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64-bit Office 10 Sounds

Discussion in 'Microsoft Office' started by Aschvetahata, May 7, 2010.

  1. Aschvetahata

    Aschvetahata Flightless Bird

    I get a "wrong version" error message when I attempt to install Office Sounds
    on the 64-bit version of Office 10. Is there a work-around or alternate site
    that I can use?
    Note: The Office Sounds program works on the 32-bit version of Office 10.
    Thanks in advance for your help/advice.
    --
    " ... denn so redet m i r die Gerechtigkeit: die Menschen sind nicht
    gleich. Und sie sollen es auch nicht werden." Nietzsche.
     
  2. On Fri, 7 May 2010 02:36:01 -0700, Aschvetahata wrote:

    > I get a "wrong version" error message when I attempt to install Office Sounds
    > on the 64-bit version of Office 10. Is there a work-around or alternate site
    > that I can use?
    > Note: The Office Sounds program works on the 32-bit version of Office 10.
    > Thanks in advance for your help/advice.


    This blog may help - it's a transitional period for Microsoft Office since
    most add ons - Microsoft or third party - were designed for 32 bit versions
    of Office - 2007 and recent previous office releases were all 32 bit
    versions.

    To maintain the greatest degree of compatibility - use Microsoft Office
    2010 32 bit version or if you use Microsoft Office 2010 64 bit version,
    certain add ons will not operate as expected or at all.

    This will change over time as more add ons are designed or redesigned for
    Microsoft Office 2010 64 bit version.

    http://blogs.technet.com/office2010/archive/2010/02/23/understanding-64-bit-office.aspx

    "What version should you use?

    If you're trying to decide between 32-bit and 64-bit Office, you should ask
    yourself what your needs are. Are you an Excel power user working with huge
    amounts of data? Do you need to work with file sizes greater than 2 GB? If
    so, then you would benefit from 64-bit Office being able to utilize more
    memory.

    If not, we're recommending 32-bit Office 2010 as the default installation
    on both 32-bit and 64-bit Windows mainly due to compatibility with existing
    32-bit controls, add-ins, and VBA (update: most VBA code will work without
    modification on 64-bit Office, but see this paper more details). We expect
    over time for 64-bit Office to become the norm."

    David

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  3. Aschvetahata

    Aschvetahata Flightless Bird

    David, thanks for your explanation. It is such a new product and the plug-ins
    etc. need time to be developed.
    --
    " ... denn so redet m i r die Gerechtigkeit: die Menschen sind nicht
    gleich. Und sie sollen es auch nicht werden." Nietzsche.


    "David Troxell - Encourager Software" wrote:

    > On Fri, 7 May 2010 02:36:01 -0700, Aschvetahata wrote:
    >
    > > I get a "wrong version" error message when I attempt to install Office Sounds
    > > on the 64-bit version of Office 10. Is there a work-around or alternate site
    > > that I can use?
    > > Note: The Office Sounds program works on the 32-bit version of Office 10.
    > > Thanks in advance for your help/advice.

    >
    > This blog may help - it's a transitional period for Microsoft Office since
    > most add ons - Microsoft or third party - were designed for 32 bit versions
    > of Office - 2007 and recent previous office releases were all 32 bit
    > versions.
    >
    > To maintain the greatest degree of compatibility - use Microsoft Office
    > 2010 32 bit version or if you use Microsoft Office 2010 64 bit version,
    > certain add ons will not operate as expected or at all.
    >
    > This will change over time as more add ons are designed or redesigned for
    > Microsoft Office 2010 64 bit version.
    >
    > http://blogs.technet.com/office2010/archive/2010/02/23/understanding-64-bit-office.aspx
    >
    > "What version should you use?
    >
    > If you're trying to decide between 32-bit and 64-bit Office, you should ask
    > yourself what your needs are. Are you an Excel power user working with huge
    > amounts of data? Do you need to work with file sizes greater than 2 GB? If
    > so, then you would benefit from 64-bit Office being able to utilize more
    > memory.
    >
    > If not, we're recommending 32-bit Office 2010 as the default installation
    > on both 32-bit and 64-bit Windows mainly due to compatibility with existing
    > 32-bit controls, add-ins, and VBA (update: most VBA code will work without
    > modification on 64-bit Office, but see this paper more details). We expect
    > over time for 64-bit Office to become the norm."
    >
    > David
    >
    > --
    > From David Troxell - Product Scope 7.9 - Encourager Software
    > Email - mailto:eek:ffice2010_Remove_@_Me_encouragersoftware.com
    > Product Scope 7 Viewer - NO Registration Fee! Free to Use!
    > http://www.encouragersoftware.com/
    > http://www.encouragersoftware.com/profile/microsoft-office-2010.html
    > .
    >
     
  4. Charles Hertz

    Charles Hertz Flightless Bird

    I was frustrated by this problem, and came across this thread in trying to research it. But I have just discovered a workaround! Get out your old Office 2007 disc, or borrow one from a friend. You won't have to activate it, so it doesn't matter if it has already been installed on other computers to the maximum. (Or download free trial version from e.g. DigitalRiver.) Install any single Office 2007 application (except Outlook). Decline to provide a key on installation. Don't bother even opening the application after it's installed. Now run sounds.exe; Microsoft Office Sounds will be installed without any problem, and Office 2010 64-bit will now magically have the sounds, without even rebooting. Now uninstall the 2007 application that you just installed; Sounds remains installed, and Office 2010 64-bit will still use this add-in.
     

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