I am currently running 32 bit Helena on a dual boot dual drive machine with 32 bit Windows 7 (my M$ environment is subsidized and maintained by my employer and not having it is not an option). I have just finished building a new box with an i5 chip and 8gb of ram and I would like to migrate my perfectly running 32 bit Helena environment to the new box with Helena 64 bit. I have booted the new box with a live x64 CD and everything appears to work fine out of the box.
I do have a different nvidia video card in the new box, but the live CD found it and an appropriate driver. When I moved from Gloria to Helena, I did a fresh install and used Synaptic to restore my software and mint backup to restore my settings and data on the same box. Everything was peachy. My question is can I use the same restore features moving from 32 bit to 64 bit on the new machine?