Windows 7 32 bit or 64 bit?
I have a Lenovo ThinkPad T61p laptop that came with XP and Vista Ultimate restore disks. To do a system restore requires 2-3 hours, after which I have to go on an expedition to cull all of the "extras" that Lenovo loads on these things, and they have everything including the kitchen sink. Even after this I have to run CCleaner a few times to clean up the registry. On a typical Vista install I run a 50% chance of the restore hitting the wall before SP2 gets applied.
I use the laptop for BibleWorks and Logos and not much else. I'm kind of hung up on whether to get the 32 bit or 64 bit version of Windows 7. The laptop has 4gb of ram and a T9300 Core 2 Duo processor.
What would you recommend getting - 32 bits or 64 bits?
My only reason for 32 bits
I recently faced this decision, but I am a NotaBene user with 2 decades of research and teaching tied up in NotaBene, Ibidem and Orbis. NotaBene will only run under 32 bit Win7 or in the 32 bit xp compatibility mode if your cpu has VT technology. This only comes installed with 7pro or ultimate versions. I have to say I like 7. (I do have a recurring problem with a driver that I have not been able to isolate.) But the 3 gigs of memory I have available out of 4 installed on my laptop feels rather spacious to me. Of course, I spend 95 percent of my time in Bibleworks, NotaBene, and PowerPoint. (PowerPoint is the only presentation program with which I have been able to get really comfortable, I guess it is a work style thing). In making the move to 64 bits make sure you know the quirks and needs of your most important productivity tools before you commit.