Upgrade from Windows Server 2008 32bit Std to Ent

Hi,
My current OS is Windows Sever 2008 32bit Standard.
I want to upgrade to Windows Server 2008 32bit Enterprise Edition.
As advised i tried to boot my Server from server 2008 dvd but the upgrade option is disabled.
Now iam not sure if this is the correct workaround
Any suggestions?
char_rouselAsked:
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davesgonebananasCommented:
You don't boot your computer from the DVD to perform an upgrade.  Instead, you start your computer as normal, insert the DVD and run it.  Choose Enterprise edition and enter an enterprise edition key and it will upgrade.
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Krzysztof PytkoSenior Active Directory EngineerCommented:
You cannot upgrade directly 32bit server version to 64bit. You have to do it clean install.

Regards,
Krzysztof
davesgonebananasCommented:
He's not trying to go to 64 bit.  He clearly stated "My current OS is Windows Sever 2008 32bit Standard.
I want to upgrade to Windows Server 2008 32bit Enterprise Edition."
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Emredrum76Commented:
Try uninstalling any service packs, to restore the machine to the same 'SP' as the install disk.
zeshanazizSystem AdministratorCommented:
u can upgrade to Windows Server 2008 32bit Enterprise Edition
Krzysztof PytkoSenior Active Directory EngineerCommented:
Sorry, my mistake :/ there is written cleary that he needs upgrade from 32std-32ent

My appologizes :)
Emredrum76Commented:
davesgonebananas suggestion appears to address the issue:

As advised i tried to boot my Server from server 2008 dvd

Dave has suggested to "boot into your Windows Server 2008 Standard, THEN insert the Windows Server 2008 disk and run it
char_rouselAuthor Commented:
Hi Emredrum76.
Just to be sure .
I normaly boot my server then insert windows installation disc and run setup.
Using the setup wizard i just input the new windows server 2008 32bit Ent Key?.
Does the media version has to be the latest?
If so can i download the latest and from which site?
thanks
Emredrum76Commented:
The DvD usually have ALL versions of a software release.  The key you enter when you upgrade will confirm.select the install version, ie std or enterprise, that should be the result.

Server 2008 is different to Server 2008 R2 SP1, which is also out there.  This is the link to Server 2008 R2 http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2008/en/us/migration-paths.aspx .  It shows you can upgrade from Server 2008, to the R2.

This is not advice thou, just information on what is the 'latest' in Server 2008 family.

Server 2008, http://technet.microsoft.com/en-au/windowsserver/dd727510.aspx, appears to be at SP2 level.

That's the latest.

Just try the upgrade, via the process of putting the DvD in after boot and login, and see if that Upgrade option is there.

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