I have just bought a laptop that came installed with Windows 7 premium Home 64 bit. I however did not know that I wont be able to run some of my old software and hardware that ran comfortable on my previous laptop with Windows 7 32 bit. I assumed that if necessary I should be able to downgrade to 32 bit without any further cost - as I am downgrading.
Unfortunately, now, I find that Microsoft has set up a trap as follows:
1. I can not downgrade to Windows 7 32 bit without further cost.
2. I can not take the other solution to run those software and hardware using the MS virtual PC because Microsoft does not allow free download of the Virtual PC for Windows 7 premium Home 64 bit. So, I need to upgrade to Windows 7 Professional paying the upgrade cost.
3. So, I was forced to download VMware Player (free) and that let me use my old Window 7 32 bit or my old XP 32 bit along with my present 64 bit Windows 7.
I really hate Microsoft for leaving long-time MS users like me in such difficult situation.