Office 2010: 32 and 64 Bit version on one medium
Apparently the 32 and 64 Bit versions of the new Office 2010 are supposed to be delivered on the same medium. Both can be activated with the same product key.
Office 2010 is most likely to be offered with a single medium for the 32 and 64 Bit version. Up to now Microsoft didn't have the option to put both versions on the same discs because there hadn't been enough space.
Now arstechnica.com reports that this will be possible with Office 2010. Microsoft already confirmed that there will be two versions of the Office pack, but not yet that both will delivered on the same medium. When trying to install a Beta version of the 64 Bit Office 2010 a user received the following notification:
If you want to install 64-bit Office 2010, you must uninstall all 32-bit Office products fist, and then run setup.exe in the x64 folder. If you want to install 32-bit Office 2010, close this setup. Then navigate to the x86 folder at the root of your CD/DVD and run setup.exe.
This highly indicates that both versions will share a disc and that they can activated with the same product key - like it is possible with Windows Vista. Confirmation if this will be the case for the final version of Office 2010 has not been given yet.
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