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By Philippe Bonneau on 2/24/2015 12:28 AM

Yes, I know, I'm just a little crazy to try to use Office 2013, and the  x64 version, but....

I've changed recently my computer, getting a new Dell Precision, delivered with a Windows 8.1 x64 OS. I bought a license of Office 2013 Pro too. No DVD was provided in the package, only the product key, and a download from the Microsoft download center has to be done. When using the retrieved setup.exe, the user does not have the hand on the way to install it: the only choices that can be done are the selection of the country and the language. For example, there is no option to install only some components and not all, this will, for instance, install Publisher and so on. The destination folder cannot be changed too. The installation using this process is done in the Program Files folder.

That's why I believed that the Office provided with my x64 OS was a x64 version. Unfortunately, that was not the case. I've spent one night with the MS support, in order to know how to download the x64 version. The guy was unable to explain it to me.

Finally, I've found the solution myself. The license paid to get the Office 2013 does not restrict to a x86 version, so there is no legal limitation to get a x64 one. This post will explain how to download the x64 version from the Microsoft download center.

By Philippe Bonneau on 2/5/2015 5:15 PM

Working on the migration from Sophis Value v4 to Fusion Invest v7 (same product by Misys, only the version is different), just by changing the access to the database, from DEV to UAT one, I got a message that I never had before:

Well, well, I thought, it should be due to the fact that Oracle scripts were not launched on the database, and there should be a mismatch between the dll's used (DEV) and the database (UAT). Unfortunately, the dump was the same one, recently loaded and updated by the same SQL script on both servers.

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