Switching between 32-bit and 64-bit Gold install on Windows

As of MoneyWorks 9, MoneyWorks Gold is available in both 32-bit and 64-bit versions on Windows. When you update the software from Software Updates or by connecting to a newer Datacentre version, the update you get will be for the same architecture that you are currently running.

I am running MoneyWorks Gold 8 (subscription)

You can update to v9 using Help → Software Updates.

Your existing MoneyWorks Gold 8 is 32-bit, so the software update will deliver 32-bit MoneyWorks Gold 9, whether your Windows is 32- or 64-bit.

I have 64-bit Windows, and I want to install MoneyWorks Gold 9 64-bit

You can download the 64-bit Gold 9 installer from the Download page.

MoneyWorks Gold 9 64-bit will install in C:\Program Files. You may need to update any shortcuts you have made to the old version.

Note: 32-bit MoneyWorks Gold (v8 or v9) installs in C:\Program Files (x86), so if you want to be able to run both versions, it is recommended that you install the 64-bit version of Gold since it does not overwrite an earlier version in C:\Program Files (x86).

I have 32-bit MoneyWorks Gold 9 installed. How can I get the 64-bit version?

You can either download the installer from our Download page, or you can tell the Software Update system to give you a different version. To do this:

  1. Hold down the Control+Shift key and choose Help → Software Updates.
  2. Provided you are running MoneyWorks Gold 9 on 64-bit Windows, you will see a check box ✅ Request 64-bit installer. It will initially be on if you are currently running the 64-bit version, or off if you are currently running the 32-bit version.

  3. Change the checkbox setting for the desired architecture
  4. Hold down the Control+Shift keys and click Check Now
  5. This will get a software update installer even if the latest available is the same version as you are running.

I have a Mac

All current Mac software is 64-bit. Additionally, MoneyWorks 9 has native code for both x86-64 (Intel 64 bit) and ARM (Apple M1) processors. No need to have different installers.

I have Express or Cashbook

For simplicity, Windows Express 9 and Windows Cashbook 9 remain 32-bit. There is insufficient advantage to having multiple installers for these products.

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