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Hyper-V possible in 32bit Windows 2008 DataCenter?

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Hi there;

I have DataCenter 64-bit but i haven't the product key for 64-bit and i tried for Hyper-V and it works as i expect...(I cannot activate it since i haven't product key)...

On the other hand, I have genuine product key for 32bit...

Is Hyper-V possible in 32bit Windows 2008 DataCenter? (Is there a menu again, for Hyper-V in 2008 Datacenter?)

Best regards...
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by:Darius Ghassem
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No, you only get it in 64-bit verisons. Hyper-v is only available in 2008 editions that support 64-bit.
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ok...to be more concise, i got enterprise and standard keys for 64 bit and enterprise, standard and datacenter for 32 bit...

So do you advice me to buy the 64bit datacenter key to perform Hyper-V?

Best regards...
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by:jazzIIIlove
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so, dariusg:

i check wikipedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hyper-V (maybe in the first place i had to check before ask)...

any 64-bit of 2008 is OK with Hyper-V...right?

Best regards...and thanks for your help...
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Server 2008 64-bit Standard and Enterprise can run Hyper-V. Datacenter 32-bit can't run Hyper-V. With Datacenter you can run unlimited amount of VMs for free. With Enterprise you get 4 virtual machines for free. With standard you get one for free. You can still run unlimited VMs on any of the 64-bit verisons but you must purchase the licenses for the actual VM OS once you go over the limits explain in the below link.

http://msmvps.com/blogs/virtualreality/archive/2009/04/01/hyper-v-licensing-explained.aspx
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