Can MPD be used on 32 and 64-bit machines?

MPD is designed for use on the majority of Windows machines available.  However, to avoid any confusion the points below should clarify:


  • 32-bit - Fully Compatible
  • 64-bit - Fully Compatible


  • 32-bit - Fully Compatible
  • 64-bit - NOT Compatible

By default, Microsoft Office 2010 installs the 32-bit version of Office 2010 even if your computer is running 64-bit editions of Windows.

Important    The 32-bit version of Office 2010 is the recommended option for most people, because it prevents potential compatibility issues with other 32-bit applications, specifically third-party add-ins that are available only for 32-bit operating systems.

For clarification of this point refer to the following Microsoft article http://office.microsoft.com/en-gb/word-help/choose-the-32-bit-or-64-bit-version-of-office-HA010369476.aspx

If you have Office 64-bit installed it is recommended that you reinstall the 32-bit version, unless there is a specific reason that you require it.  You will then be able to install and run the MPD program successfully.