I'm considering buying a new computer in the next couple of months. I currently run Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit.
I'm thinking about opting for Windows 7 or Windows 8 64-bit on my new machine, but I don't know what the ramifications of this would be in terms of running my existing software.
My principal packages are:-
MS Office Home & Student 2007
Serif Drawplus X4
Serif Pageplus X4
Serif Webplus X5
Norton Internet Security 2012
Ashampoo Burning Studio 10
I realise that nobody is likely to be able to give me specific answers about all those packages, but please could you let me know generally whether 32-bit software will run satisfactorily on a 64-bit machine?
Also, I presume that my thousands of data files will all open OK?