How for force office 2013 to install as 32 bit?

MXDEWD used Ask the Experts™
HI there, I have a full retail version of office 2013, Home and Business.

It has installed as 64 bit by default on a windows 7 SP2, x64 system. For compatibility of quickbooks, I need to install it as 32 bit.

How do I do this (Im guessing I will have to uninstall the 64 bit version and start again.

Any ideas?

Cheers Jason
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You are  guessing right> uninstall the 64 bit version and start again.
15 min of work :-)


The question is... how do I force the 32 bit installation?
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By using a Office  installation CD

Office installs the 32-bit version automatically even if your computer is running 64-bit editions of Windows. You might want to install the 64-bit version of Office if you usually work with extra-large databases or worksheets or develop for the 64-bit platform.

If you already have a 64-bit version of Office installed on your computer running a 64-bit operating system, 64-bit version of Office is automatically installed.

Read all about it from the masters here:

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