I'm a Windows newbie. What's the best way to upgrade from 32 bit Windows 7 to 64 bit Windows 7? The microsoft docs say I can't upgrade in one easy step, I have to save my data, reinstall from scratch, then move my data back in. Is there a slick and easy way to do the move-my-data-back-in part where Windows finds all my files and config and puts them in the right place?
You can use the windows easy transfer program under start > all programs > accessories > system tools
You will need to save it to an external drive of some sort. It will allow you to transfer your current settings and files but not programs, those will have to be re-installed.