I have read a lot of reviews on an assortment of computer parts and one thing MOST of the negative reviews have in common is Windows 7 "64bit" OS. The 32bit does very well. FIY.
That's completely unfounded. I run Windows 7-64 with no problems, as do a lot of other people. In fact, I seem to recall an article that states most PC's are now sold with the 64 bit edition.
First question: Is this a 100% legal copy of Windows 7?