SQL 2008 two instances one at 64 an another at 86

Posted on 2009-02-23
Last Modified: 2012-06-22
I have SBS 2008 Premium.
I installed SQL server 64 bits on the second server that is running Windows Server 2008 64.
My acountant software needs to run correctly that the instance of the SQL server is installed as x86. When I installed the SQL server on the first page of installation I selected x86 at the "Options" menu.
It is working fine.
Is it possible that I install another instance of SQL but now running at x64 for other applications? Could both instances work simultanioulsy?
The Hardware of that server is:
 PE2900 III - Quad-Core Xeon E5420 2.5GHz/2x6MB 1333FSB
 8GB 667MHz FBD (4x2GB dual rank DIMMs)
Question by:cpx_Support
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    There is no problem installing another instance using x64, but it will be a named instance since you cannot have two default instance on the same machine.

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