I then downloaded and installed Eye One Match 3.6.1 software, expecting to get something of it, like a 64-bit DTP 94 driver for instance, which I didn't get, but instead I had the very good surprise to have my ColorEyes XP 32 profile now properly loaded by XP 64. Apparently Eye One Match installs some LUT Loader that is missing in XP 64.
Well, done! Is everything now working as it should? Have you had time to evaluate and compare profiles?
I resisted installing a dual boot, partly because a new copy of Win XP Pro is not free, partly because I'm always fearful of hassles taking up a lot of my time when I mess around with computers (I like to put a value on my time), partly because the performance of the full 64 bit system has some advantages which I didn't want to lose, such as use of 6GB of RAM, faster operation in PS and full 16x burning of DVDs (which doesn't occur on the same model of drive with the same discs on my 32 bit system) and partly because I never realised it would be possible to segue from a 32 bit installed profile to 64 bit.
Anyway, I received my 'Eye One Display 2' yesterday, downloaded the latest i1Match 3.6.1 software, and now have my 64 bit system calibrated and running smoothly. First impressions are, the accuracy of the match between screen and print is at least as good as the match I got with my 32 bit system (but I've had enough of pixel-peeping for a while ). The 64 bit Epson drives for the 7600 work flawlessly and so does Qimage.
I also pixked up a LaCie Big Disk 500GB USB 2.0 external hard drive. With 500GB already installed internally on my 64 bit system, I should now have enough space to organise most of my photos. Of course I use DVDs as back-up.