I will be purchasing a new laptop (2.5GHz, 4GB RAM which can go to 8GB) this week.
I have had an XP/PRO system for 10 years and a Vista 32 for 2 years. The option on the new laptop is Windows 7, either 32 or 64 (preloaded).
I read through a lot of posts here and in other forums that are making me reconsider not going 64, though I am aware of the 3GB RAM limitation with 32bit MS/OS systems. I am concerned about device drivers, apps and utilities not working properly because they were designed to work on 32bit technology.
I will be upgrading the Vista 32 system to W7, 32 (it can not go above 4GB memory and has a built-in optical drive that will not supported under W7, 64 by the vendor.
I know I could start with W7, 32 and at a later date clean install a 64bit OS. If however you could steer me toward 64bit now, I am all ears.