Dont forget the 16 bit installer issue. 32 bit programs will work, BUT some 32 bit programs use 16 bit installers and therefore wont install because 16 bit programs dont work on 64 bit windows. Its not a huge deal, but its worth noting. I have a handfull of programs the early 2000's that use 16 bit installers. But you could always dual boot if needed.
Thank you... I do have a couple of older programs that still serve a purpose now and then... I will keep this inmind. Thanks for the note.