I would like to upgrade my hardware to a 64bit machine and wonder if the 2.2.6 32bit config will work on 64bit?
If so at what stage should it be loaded?
After installation of pfSense reassign the interfaces, log in to the GUI and stop the wizard by klicking on the pfSense logo. Got to "Restore" and load your config. Should reboot and subsequently start to install your packages (some do not install automatically, just install them manually). Should be done… ;-)
Or you take the fresh installed CF/SSD/HDD to your BSD computer and copy over the config directly. Afterward put it into your router and boot directly with the config in place.