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Will Windows Server 2008 R2 64-bit work on a 32-bit box?

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I need to reinstall the OS on a 32-bit server that has Windows 2003 SP2. Server crashed and OS corrupted.
I wouild rather install Win Server 2008 but doubt it will work in a 32-bit environment. Will also need to install SQL Express and WSS3.0.

Would like to get the opinions of some experts.
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Put simply... No. It needs a 64-BIT Processor
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That is what I thought. Thanks
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If it is 32-bit only, then no, it will not work.  However, many systems have 64-bit-capable processors that will run 32-bit or 64-bit software.  Check your system specs ... or post your make/model here.
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by:Ernie Beek
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You're sure the processor isn't 64bit ?
Should be quite an old one then......
Perhaps time for a replacement?
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