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Which Version of Windows 7 should I install in New PC ? 32 bit OR 64 b

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I am getting a new pc from Dell & it comes with 64 bit Windows -7 ( Home Premium ) which I am upgrading to Ultimate Version.

I am not sure if I should get the 64 bit version or not. I am not sure if all of my applications would work with 64 bit. Do I need to change my applications to 64 bit too or old 32 bit applications work fine with 64 bit OS ?

The specs are as follows.

Intel Core i7-2600 Processor (3.4GHz, 8MB Cache)
12GB DDR3 SDRAM 1333MHz Memory
500GB SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive with Native Command Queuing
1GB ATI Radeon HD5770 Graphics
Hauppauge WinTV-HVR-1200 Hybrid Analog/Digital TV Tuner

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In order to use 12Gb of memory, you must use 64-bit.
A large portion of applications work on 64-bit, but basically you have 64-bit now. If your stuff works now it'll work on Ultimate 64-bit.
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