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To be honest, I don't know much about compatibility and operating systems, and this will be the first time I'll be making a jump to a new operating system.

Would I have anything to worry about compatibility/exclusivity-wise? I don't want to be left out of any builds of a favourite emulator of mine or find out that they were only written for 32bit OSes... but then again, I'm just very blurry when it comes to cross-compatibility. I'd appreciate help here.
 

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Leave a partition to Windows 7 64x, and leave another to your original OS. :thumb:
 

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64-bit is backwards compatible with 32-bit, but some really old stuff that uses 16-bit, namely for installers, won't work natively. You can either use a virtual machine to run such programs, or use another operating system (via another hard disk, or another partition). I don't think it's worth going with a 32-bit operating system unless you have 2GB of RAM or less (almost no reason to on a new primary system) or the CPU isn't 64-bit (almost no reason to get one new now that isn't save the Atom and the likes in netbooks).
 

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You're welcome.
Pd: You could say that your computer comes with Windows 7 64x!
 
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