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Can Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 run in computer with these spec?

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Can Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 run in computer with these spec?
HP XW8200
2x Intel® Xeon 3.8 Duo Core GHz/2MB
4 GB RAM
2x 73Gbyte SCSI 15k RPM
Nvidia on PCI-Express x16
G-bit Lan on PCI-X 133
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R2 require 64bit processor
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Don't know if that CPU is 64 bit - check it - if it is, it should run fine.
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Correction, it IS 64 bit - http://h18000.www1.hp.com/products/quickspecs/11976_div/11976_div.html indicates Windows XP x64 is an option, so it MUST be 64 bit.
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it should run fine if the process is 64bit , see that hardware requirements bellow
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2008/en/us/system-requirements.aspx

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32 bit.

So I should go for "Microsoft Windows Server 2008" instead ?
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by:Lee W, MVP
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What are you talking about - I posted a link to specs that indicate it IS 64 bit.

If you WANT to use 32 bit than you have to use the pre-R2 version of 2008
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Your processor is 64bit so it means it could support and run windows server 2008 R2 , but you can also install 32 bit operating system as well, it would be better to install 64 bit OS then 32 bit if you have
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The info is from my user.
I will wait for her confirmation before accepting the solution.
Sorry for the confusion and thank you for participating.
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no it will work.
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