Topic: Desperately Need Advice on Intention to Install New OS
I know there are some clever and polite souls on here and while it is not specifically a Pianoteq Issue, I wondered if anyone can help me as I'm in a pickle.
I've been on Windows XP for years and now on start up it is saying "Since Windows was first activated on this computer, the hardware on the computer has changed significantly. Due to these changes, Windows must be reactivated within 3 days."
So, that was yesterday and now it is at "2 days."
I'm not confident that if I click YES to reactivation that I have the correct product key and that Microsoft would help given support for XP has ended. I want to ensure that I can move forwards if the re-activation fails. Therefore I'm thinking about Windows 7 or 10.
Can anyone advise me whether in the event I need a fresh install on the following?
Do I go for 32bit or 64 bit and how do I find out if my computer will run 64bit?
Do I purchase the Home or Pro edition of Windows 7 or 10? I will want to run the internet and MS office programmes along with Reaper. Importantly, this is my music computer and so I will want to reinstall many of my VST software instruments and effects including Pianoteq of course