Windows 7 & Arduino

I have read that Windows 7 is only a 64-bit operating system. Will Arduino software run under it.

Thank you

You are reading bad information. A google search for Arduino and windows7 turns up lots of information on running Arduino in windows7. I have no problem running Arduino on the 32 bit version of Windows7.

I am running Windows 7 (64bit) and am having some trouble...

The 'tools' menu when clicked takes a good 40 secs to load and almost crashes the program.

Also when uploading to my Duemilanove board it takes FOREVER (another good 30-40 secs), my old xp machine was faster than that!

Any help would be good.

try the advice on this page : http://clete2.com/2009/10/arduino-and-windows-7-problems/