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SQL 2008  std  install not 64 bit?

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How can I tell if I have the right installation files for the 2008 std SQL 64 bit?  I ran the installation rules and it said that the 64 bit processor and the 64 bit Operating system was not applicable.  I want my installation to be 64 bit.
in the installation files, I can see the x64 folder.  Where was I to specifiy the install to be 64 bit?
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by:Aaron Shilo
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you cant you need a sql server 64bit install version dvd or what ever .
23bit and 64bit are two diferrent instales.
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by:evgeny_f31
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If install path is not contain x86 in it, you are ok.
If you have setup.exe in x64 folder - try to run it directly from the folder, after you install all prerequisites
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by:evgeny_f31
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sorry - previous post has wrong link
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by:dbarl
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It is the same download, so how do I get the right part?  when I open it up to the 64 bit there is a setup100.exe, is that it?
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by:Aaron Shilo
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no its not the same download .

download from here : http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=129737&clcid=0x409
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by:dbarl
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that is a small download compared to the one that I had was over 4GB
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by:dbarl
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I am installing this download now.  It is asking for a key, I thought SQL did not need the key as it need the CAL's only.
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by:Aaron Shilo
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you need the licence key .
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if you have volume licence and you downloaded SQL iso from eopen - it contains both x86 and x64 and doesnt asks for licence key
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