For compatibility reasons, we need to run Windows 7 32 bit, not 64 bit. We want to buy at least i5 level machines (or i7). For some reason, it seems like i3 machines generally come with 32 bit windows 7, but i5 or i7 machines come with the 64 bit flavor.
Is there a reason for this, or can you point me toward some off-the-shelf machines (do not want to build these)?
The other possibility is if there is a way to use the 64 bit key on the side of the machine with a 32 bit copy of windows 7 (assuming that's ok to do)?