Error Using DataSheet View in 64 bit Office 2010

I have just been configuring SP2010 for a client demo that I’m doing and uploaded a load of documents into a document library. I then wanted to easily set the metadata for all of the documents by working in Datasheet View but it wouldn’t allow me to.
It gave me the error message:
“A datasheet component compatible with Microsoft Sharepoint Foundation is not installed
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A component is not properly configured for 32-bit or 64-bit support.”

The reason for this is that I am running the 64bit version of Office 2010 and it does not support this functionality. The solution I found is to install the 2007 Office System Driver: Data Connectivity Components.

Here is the link
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?familyid=7554F536-8C28-4598-9B72-EF94E038C891&displaylang=en

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About rearcardoor

Chairman and founder of ImageFast Ltd, a leading UK ECM consultancy business and Microsoft Gold Partner. Over 20 years experience delivering successful ECM projects utilising scanning, data capture, document management, records management, workflow, BPM and SharePoint.
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