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Upgrading SQL 2000 32-bit to SQL 2005 64-Bit

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We have a Dell PE 2950 running Windows 2003 x64 and SQL 2000 Enterprise (32-bit). We want to upgrade to SQL 2005 Enterprise 64-bit. We tried to "Upgrade" yesterday and it appears as though we can't upgrade from 32-bit to 64-bit. Is this true? Do we have to do a migration? Anyone else with a similar experience?

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You should be able to do a clean install of SQL 2005, when you install it, you will need to install it to a new instance.  then you can just do move databases process.
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That would be a migration, unfortunately peralesa is right and migration is your only option as there is no upgrade path from x86 to x64 editions, even though you already have the 64bit OS installed.
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Thanks for your help! We will start a migration roadmap-- that's too bad because an upgrade is oh so much easier!
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