installation of Server 2008 R2 states package is valid but for a different machine type

J.R. Sitman
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I was following the instructions I was given here in a previous post by doing the 1st install of 2008 on a member server.  But it fails.  see exact screen shot.  I'd realy like to get this upgrade started.  Hope the Experts have the answer.
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Are you trying to launch it on a 32bit OS?

If so that's why 2008 R2 is x64 only so you will need to do a fresh insta if the current OS is x32
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Wow.  didn't know that.  So I can't upgrade any of my 32bit servers?  
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Nope fresh install only if your going from any 32bit OS to a 64bit OS regardless of the version of Windows
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Extract from: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-vista/32-bit-and-64-bit-windows-frequently-asked-questions

No. If you are currently running a 32-bit version of Windows, you can only perform an upgrade to another 32-bit version of Windows. Similarly, if you are running a 64-bit version of Windows, you can only perform an upgrade to another 64-bit version of Windows.

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I'll have my supplier get me the 32bit version.  I'm guessing there is a 32bit version?
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Also see here: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd379511(WS.10,printer).aspx


Extract: In-place upgrades from 32-bit to 64-bit architectures are not supported. All editions of Windows Server 2008 R2 are 64-bit only.
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Is R2 the only version currently available?  

Can't I get a 32bit version?

I do have one server I could completely rebuild with R2, but it that server going to be compatible with the rest my 2003 domain?
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The non R2 version of 2008 is available as 32bit the R2 version is only available  in 64bit

they can all exist in the same domain together.
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Thanks I'll order 2008 32bit

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