But it's odd you write about the loss of 32-bit programs. I didn't lose any here. Can you share the list of what you are concerned about?
As to the move/upgrade to 64 bit later. That's been covered before and the answer is grim. It's a clean install again.
I'll be doing a clean install of win7 soon and now have XP 32bit and wonder if i should stay with 32but when i install win7 or go to 64bit?
is 64bit worth it? probably none of my 32 bit programs will work in win7 64 bit. is 64 bit the way to go for the future or aren't there enough 64 bit programs to make it worthwhile? also, if i install win7 as 32bit and want to go to win7 64bit later on will it have to be a clean install and will i lose all my settings, etc.??