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Will a Server 2008 x64 Key work for a Server 2008 x86 edition?

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I have a legal key from a server that had 2008 server installed but it was 64 bit. Can I use that key for a server 2008 x86 (32) Bit Install?
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by:enzogoy
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I haven't tried on single license.  But with volumn licenses, it works for me.
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Ya, this is a single volume.
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I believe it will. It works for Windows 7 but that would be R2. 2008 is based on Vista
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by:athomsfere
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It depends on the license, but generally not. A single license, without any volume license with Microsoft means you are going to have to repurchase, unless you can get Microsoft to issue you  a new x86 license.
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by:Darius Ghassem
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If you purchase the software and both versions came with the server or the package you bought then yes the key should work for both
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It worked. Thanks again
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