new disks for 32-64bit upgrade server 2003?

December 27, 2010 at 12:33:48
Specs: Windows server 2003
hi,

i have 32 bit server 2003 standard on a dell pe 2900

supposedly, my processor is 64 bit capable

can i wipe and reinstall the 64 bit ver of server 2003 with the same disks?

or do i have to buy new OS?

thanks


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#1
December 27, 2010 at 12:57:55
Depends of what kind of disk/s you have.
The ISOs usually come in separate flavours of 32-Bit and 64-Bit.
I suspect to go 64-Bit you will need a different CD/DVD.

I do however question the need for 64-Bit OS as sometimes it is still difficult to find applications which support 64-Bit OS.


Further some of the older applications will definitely not have support for 64-Bit.

The choice (as they say) is yours.

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#2
December 27, 2010 at 13:44:00
hmm yes

i read the instructions, and the disk says 32 bit only

(took me a while to find it)

fiddlesticks

maybe i can trade with someone

any idea of whether my licenses would transfer?

thanks for response

just in case, my issue is that i want to use more RAM, but i have standard (not enterprise) and have to use windows to run the shared programs

any suggestions?

thanks


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#3
December 27, 2010 at 13:46:47
Yes, it is valid for either 32 or 64 bit, its up to you which architecture you want to use on that machine.

Please NOTE: 1 key, 1 license. You can't install 32 bit one computer and install 64 bit on another computer using the same key.

Also if it is an OEM Licence (e.g. Dell, HP, Toshiba, etc.) then you can only install it on a PC from the same OEM

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