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Can Not edit Sharepoint 2010 Document Library Files

I have a fresh install of Sharepoint 2010 and I am running Office 2010.  I am running into a problem where all the uploaded documents (docx or xlsx) will only open in read only mode.  If I try to edit in excel I get the following error:

"The document could not be opened for editing. A Microsoft SharePoint Foundation compatible application could not be found to edit the document."

I opened an excel spreadsheet in the browser and it will not let me edit it.  I am the farm administrator as well as the site administrator.  I tried it in Chrome and IE with the same problem.  I also tried it on my mac using Safari and got the same error.  Does anyone have a solution for me to get these documents to be editable.
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MiniDevoCommented:
I had something similar happen, but with an older version of Office. I found this article (Office 2007 based), and it resolved my issue. Might be a good place to start?
http://sharepointservices.wordpress.com/2008/09/29/error-requires-a-windows-sharepoint-services-compatible-application-and-microsoft-internet-explorer-60-or-greater/
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mrwarejrAuthor Commented:
No such luck for me.  Everything in the office is installed on my machine.  I am also not able to modify anything on the xlsx file when it is opened in the browser either.
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MiniDevoCommented:
When you're looking at the file itself, do you see a drop-down menu where the file name is displayed? If so, when you click the drop down box, do you see 'Edit in Microsoft....'?
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mrwarejrAuthor Commented:
Yes when I see the name I select the drop down and select edit in microsoft excel.  I then get the popup error that is listed in my original post.
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mrwarejrAuthor Commented:
Now if I open the document in the browser I can not edit it.  So I selected the button at the top "Open in Excel" and this is the error I received.
DocumentsError.jpg
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mrwarejrAuthor Commented:
I am running Office 2010 Professional and using IE9 (32bit) to browse the sharepoint site.
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MiniDevoCommented:
What exactly is your environment in terms of OS and IE version?
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MiniDevoCommented:
The reason I ask, is that the editing in browser feature utilizes an active x control. A lot of these are unsupported on 64bith version of Windows.
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mrwarejrAuthor Commented:
I think I am figuring out the issue.  I want to run it by you to see what you think and if my resolution is correct.  I am running a 64bit version of windows 7 AND 64bit version of office 2010.  I think the 64bit version of office is the issue.  Do I need to install the "2007 Office System Driver: Data Connectivity Components" in order for it to work or something along those lines.
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MiniDevoCommented:
Potentially, but the 64 bit version of IE may be an issue as well as this isn't in the supported browser documentation for SharePoint 2010.
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mrwarejrAuthor Commented:
I am using the 32bit version of IE so the IE shouldn't be an issue.
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mrwarejrAuthor Commented:
My problem is now fixed by installing the 32bit version of Office.  Thank you for your help though.  I will give you the points as you are the only one that responded.
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