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upgrade windows 2008 std. to 2008 r2

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What is the correct way to perform the upgrade?

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by:Glen Knight
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If 2008 standard is 64bit then you can simply do an inplace upgrade.

If it's 32bit then you will ha WTO do a clean intake, Windows 2008 R2 is int available as 64bit and you can't inplace upgrade from 32bit to 64bit
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by:considerscs
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I would check the section "Upgrading to Windows Server 2008 R2" at the below link:
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff968983(WS.10).aspx
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by:IT_Group1
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thank you both.
Demazter: it's indeed a x64 installation, so basically i just put the CD while Windows is on, and upgrading, or do i have to reboot from the CD?

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by:IT_Group1
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BTW, is it possible to upgrade from the Action pack media (Windows 2008 R2 Enterprise): SW_DVD5_Windows_Svr_2008_R2_x64_ENG_1_ProdAct ?

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Just put the disk in and follow the instructions :)

Yes you should be able to.
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by:Encrypted1024
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Just a side note of caution. W2K8 R2 upgrade is not like upgrading to 2003 R2. It IS NOT an add on. It is a full Opperating System upgrade very similar to upgrading from Windows Vista to Windows 7. Be cautios as many services and 3rd party applications may stop functioning after the upgrade. Also many server applications do not support in place upgrade options. Check with the software vendor before perfoming the R2 update.
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