Platform not supported

Microsoft Windows server 2003 r2 standar...
January 26, 2010 at 02:38:35
Specs: Windows XP
I tried to instal windows server 2003 standard in my laptop which is running windows xp.

When I booted through windows server 2003 standard installation CD, blank screen appears displaying "This platform is not supported"

I couldn't continue the installation. Pls help.

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January 26, 2010 at 02:55:35
Server 2003 x86 or x64 bit OS version?

Is this on a VM or will be replacing the primary OS?

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January 26, 2010 at 03:12:20
i'm sorry i am a windows server saavy.

Pls tell me how to determine whether it is Server 2003 x86 or x64 bit OS version

I wanna format and re install

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January 26, 2010 at 06:25:54
Where did you get the 2003 cd from? Anyway you could look on the box?

What Micka is saying is that if you have a 32-bit operating system today and are trying to upgrade to a 64-bit, you'll get exactly this message, and vice versa.

If you have a 64-bit cpu in your computer you can run either 32-bit or 64-bit. But if you have a 32-bit cpu you can only run 32-bit windows.

When you figured that out, set the computer to look for startup files on the CD first. This you do in BIOS. Then start the computer with the CD in the reader and go through the guide, you'll be able to format and install.

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January 26, 2010 at 07:53:21
Booting via the bios is key to server install. You do not want to start the server install while inside XP.

consider running this install inside a virtual machine running under xp. Otherwise you may end up with a boat anchor for a laptop.

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