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How can we improve Excel for Windows (Desktop Application)?

Create a 64-bit version of Excel

Computer hardware and operating systems have been 64-bit for over a decade. Excel (and Office) still run as 32-bit applications, unless one goes out of their way to install 64-bit.

Can you make changes to Excel necessary to recommend 64-bit as the default?

(2016-05-10 Dan [MS] - added this idea to break out the 64-bit portion of this existing idea, since we've added the ability for 32-bit to address more memory: https://excel.uservoice.com/forums/304921-excel-for-windows-desktop-application/suggestions/13522164-increase-usable-memory-or-switch-to-64-bit-excel-a )

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  • marioustx excel commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    XL 64-bit for large corporations requires a migration. If not proper planning many thing will go wrong.

  • Larry Tavares commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    If you do change the default to 64-bit can you make sure 32-bit computers will still work since the software does know which computer is being used.

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