You must be getting sick of me.
I bought my Win 7 from Digital River as an iso download. I wanted the 64 bit OS but now I'm (late) thinking that perhaps my mobo and CPU can't handle 64 bits. My mobo is Dell supplied and is for the XPS-720. Processor = Intel Core 2 CPU. firstname.lastname@example.org
& 2.67GHz. 4GB DDR2 RAM.
The other possibility is a corrupted OS. I do a Full Backup on the 1st of every month and a daily incremental. Backups are performed on a separate internal HD.
The OS is on it's own partition. Should I have to reformat and reinstall the OS will I be able to restore my backups so I don't loose the data, etc. from all the programs I've installed?
Newest symptom - startup taking longer and Outlook needs to be "restarted" (I forget the exact message). Regardless, instead of opening in a second, it now takes 30-60 seconds.
The Microsoft compatibilty program tells me that everything I have should work fine. Driver
Detective and CNET Tracker say all my drivers
are up to date.
I'm snake-bit and don't know what to do next.