I'm running XP 32bit on a desktop PC with a AMD Athlon™ 64 X2 dual-core processor and I can add up to 8GB of ram. I would like to upgrade to a 64bit OS WITHOUT re-installing all my programs. I own full licensed versions of XP 64bit and Windows 7 64bit.
I have read a lot of conflicting opinions on whether or not it is possible to upgrade without re-installing my programs. Does anyone have any first hand experience with this? If I can't go directly from XP32 to Windows 7 64, maybe I can go from XP32 to XP64 and then to Windows 7 64bit?
Thanks for any advice you have, let me know if you need more info.