Excel 2010 64 bit with Office 2010 32 bit

I need to install Excel 2010 64 bit with an existing install of Office 2010 32 bit.  I've tried uninstalling Excel 2010 32bit, rebooting and then installing the 64 bit version of Excel but it complains even before it asks which product to install and it doesn't ask what location to install the product.    Any ideas?
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Drew LakeAsked:
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[ fanpages ]IT Services ConsultantCommented:
"I need to install Excel 2010 64 bit with an existing install of Office 2010 32 bit..."

As far as I am aware, the 32-bit & 64-bit versions of any MS-Office products cannot be installed concurrently in one PC environment.

You must install all 32-bit versions, or all 64-bits versions, & you cannot "mix'n'match".

You could, however, use a Virtual Machine/Virtualization Manager (such as Oracle's "VirtualBox", or Microsoft's "Windows Server Virtualization" product, "Hyper-V") to install a secondary instance of an MS-Windows operating system where a different architecture-based version of MS-Office could be installed).
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EirmanChief Operations ManagerCommented:
The 'general wisdom' is to only install the 32 bit version of MS Office.
http://www.pcworld.com/article/240684/microsoft_office_32_or_64_bit_.html
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Rory ArchibaldCommented:
You can mix and match, but not the same versions, so  you can't have 64bit 2010 with 32bit 2010, but you could have say 64bit 2013 with 32bit 2010. You have to install the 64 bit version(s) first and then the 32bit ones. Also, it is entirely unsupported by MS.
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[ fanpages ]IT Services ConsultantCommented:
"You can mix and match, but not the same versions, so  you can't have 64bit 2010 with 32bit 2010"

Yes, sorry if that was not clear from my initial comment.  I was answering the question concerning concurrent installations of MS-Office 2010 variants.
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Drew LakeAuthor Commented:
Thank you, Rory.  I will test that today.
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[ fanpages ]IT Services ConsultantCommented:
You're welcome.

(Sigh)
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Drew LakeAuthor Commented:
This worked great!   I did a complete uninstall of Office 2010 32 bit and then did a custom install of Office 2013 so that I installed everything but Excel.   Then I did a custom install of Office 2010 64bit where I only installed Excel.   Worked like that champ!  

Many many thanks!
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[ fanpages ]IT Services ConsultantCommented:
Rory: Would you like to request attention to split points for this question?
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