Windows Mobile Device Center and 64 bit


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Scott

Nothing but problems here!!! I installed Microsoft Office 2013 last
week as the 64 bit version. Now I find that my HP iPAQ PDA won't
synchronise. A Google search suggests that the 64 bit Outlook is not
compatible with Windows Mobile Device Center (even though it is
compatible with 64 bit Windows 7) and that I need to reinstall Office
using the 32 bit option.

Does anyone know if this is correct, or if there is any better way of
proceeding?

Any assistance appreciated.
 
S

Seth

Scott said:
Nothing but problems here!!! I installed Microsoft Office 2013 last
week as the 64 bit version. Now I find that my HP iPAQ PDA won't
synchronise. A Google search suggests that the 64 bit Outlook is not
compatible with Windows Mobile Device Center (even though it is
compatible with 64 bit Windows 7) and that I need to reinstall Office
using the 32 bit option.

Does anyone know if this is correct, or if there is any better way of
proceeding?
I can't speak specifically for the iPAQ (Geez, haven't seen one of those in
years) but in general, even Microsoft says to stay with 32b Office for
compatibility reasons. Usually having to do with older VBA code and
plug-ins. They only recommend using the 64b version if your data needs it
(like huge, complex spreadsheets).
 
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Scott

I can't speak specifically for the iPAQ (Geez, haven't seen one of those in
years) but in general, even Microsoft says to stay with 32b Office for
compatibility reasons. Usually having to do with older VBA code and
plug-ins. They only recommend using the 64b version if your data needs it
(like huge, complex spreadsheets).
Thanks. I noticed that but departed from the advice! It did not
occur to me that compatibility with with the PDA would be an issue,
particularly as it is compatible with 64 bit Windows OS. It looks
like reinstalling will be the solution and from what you say should
have no detrimental effect on Office (as I don't use large amounts of
data).
 
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Scott

One problem solved but one remaining.

I have installed 32 bit Office 2013 so now the 'partnership' can be
created. However, when I sync none of the data contained in Outlook
seems to be transferred to the PDA. Two thoughts:

How does Windows Mobile Device Center know which user is supposed to
be synchronised? Is logging on as that user enough or does
installation need to be carried out as that user or is there some
linkage between Mobile Device Center and Outlook to be set up?
 

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