Let me start by saying this is probably a dumb question
I presently have FTM 2014 Installed on an OLD 32 bit machine running windows XP. [The system is running fine, but slow---I also have backed up the FTM 2014 data base on two different external hard disks]
I recently purchased a NEW computer [with more capability that I probably need, but I want to decrease the run time to run reports and increase the size of the reports I can run].
Key features [that I think apply to my question] of the NEW computer are that the operating system is Microsoft 8.1 and it is a 64 bit machine
My intention is as follows:
1- Install a brand new version of FTM 2014 [which I have on a FTM 2014 disk] on the NEW computer [When I do this I assume that I will be told that there are patches/updates and ask me to update the Install, which I will do] [I also assume the installation process will recognize that my computer is a 64 bit computer and install the 64 bit version of the Family Tree Maker software
2- I will connect one of the external hard disks to my NEW computer and copy and paste the data base to my NEW computer
Now my question(s) is/are this.
A- Is my data base [from my old computer] that I copied and pasted into the new computer formatted as a 32 bit format?
B. Is there such a thing a a 32 bit format? [or for that matter a 64 bit format]
C- If there is such a thing as a 32 bit format and if my data base is in that 32 bit format what do I have to do to get that 32 bit format changed to a 64 bit format so that my 64 bit installation on my NEW computer can/will read/manipulate the the data in my data base?