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Moving from 32 bit to 64 bit

asked 2018-02-01 07:42:33 +0200

zatz gravatar image

Are there in special requirements when moving from the 32 bit version of LibreOffice to the 64 bit version?

Or can I just run the 64 bit installer and it will uninstall the 32 bit version and use my existing settings?

The download page https://www.libreoffice.org/download/... has been pushing me to use the 64 bit version for a while now, so now that v6.0 is available, it looks like a reasonable time to move.

Thanks!

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Or can I just run the 64 bit installer and it will uninstall the 32 bit version and use my existing settings?

Yes.

Mike Kaganski gravatar imageMike Kaganski ( 2018-02-01 07:44:33 +0200 )edit
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Anyway, backing up your user settings won't hurt. I advise to do it before any upgrade.

gabix gravatar imagegabix ( 2018-02-01 09:16:09 +0200 )edit

I'm currently wondering the same thing. However, the 64-bit installer does not appear to be detecting a previous 32-bit install and it is naturally defaulting to a different install location: "Program Files/LibreOffice" instead of "Program Files (x86)/LibreOffice 4" - which is were the current 32-bit version is installed.

MrP gravatar imageMrP ( 2018-10-10 22:27:49 +0200 )edit

it is naturally defaulting to a different install location: "Program Files/LibreOffice" instead of "Program Files (x86)/LibreOffice 4" - which is were the current 32-bit version is installed

Yes, that is the correct behavior; but how does that imply that

the 64-bit installer does not appear to be detecting a previous 32-bit install

The installer should (1) detect the old version (32- or 64-bit); (2) take the list of installed components; (3) uninstall old ver; (4) install to new location.

Mike Kaganski gravatar imageMike Kaganski ( 2018-10-10 22:49:08 +0200 )edit

@Mike Kaganski I would have expected some kind of acknowledgement that an existing installation was found "here..." and an option to overwrite (or remove) the existing installation - I would not expect that to be automatic. What if I had some reason to keep the old version? Or is that not possible with the standard installer?

MrP gravatar imageMrP ( 2018-10-10 23:44:58 +0200 )edit
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That is not possible, and was never possible. The installer updates existing version if found.

If you need several versions in parallel, you may use portable versions (currently 32-bit only), or administrative installs.

Mike Kaganski gravatar imageMike Kaganski ( 2018-10-10 23:49:03 +0200 )edit

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answered 2018-02-01 07:49:10 +0200

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Thanks Mike!

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A thank-you is a nice thing, but do not post is as an answer to your own question. Instead, make another comment. And upvote a comment/answer that you find helpful.

gabix gravatar imagegabix ( 2018-02-01 09:04:52 +0200 )edit
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