I am using windows vista 32-bit SP2 home premium. I want to switch my operating system to 64 bit because I will be using the computer for digital painting, and the colors are said to be better on a 64-bit system. I have no idea how to switch operating systems, do you delete all your data in the process or is it like installing installing a new software?
My current computer has 4 gigabytes of ram. The processor is Intel Core quad 2 Q8300 2.50GHz.
Also, I read that Linux is free and is as good as windows. Is this true?
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yea with a 64-bit OS the max color depth you can select in display settings is still 32-bit color. there is no 64-bit color option. this is not the same as going from something like a 32-bit game console to a 64-bit game console
Many of your programs and games will need to be reinstalled over themselves to create registry settings but all of your toolbars, customizations, etc should remain.
For the minimal investment, I'd install the new OS on a new HD and after that's done, reboot and insert old HD in system as a second drive. That way you can always boot to the old HD if new one gets fudged. Still have to reinstall stuff to establish registry settings, not to messy if ya don't let stuff get installed to ProgramFiles directory