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I need to download Oracle 11G for Windows 2008 server (this OS is 64 bit). If I go to the site, I see two options

Download Microsoft Windows Server 2008 (32-bit)
Download Microsoft Windows Server 2008 x64

The first one I understand is the 32 bit version. Is the second one 64 bit version. I am confused as it does not say 64 bit but instead says x64.
Secondly, can the 32 bit version Oracle work in 64 bit OS.

thank you
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x64 is the same as 64bit.

I've never tried but I believe Oracle 32Bit will run under Windows 64Bit but why would you want to?
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x64 is Intel 64 bit (as opposed to Itanium 64 bit), so that is the right one to download.
Yes, you can use Oracle 32bit on a 64bit system.
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>>I've never tried but I believe Oracle 32Bit will run under Windows 64Bit but why would you want to?

Not an answer to the OP, but you might have third-party apps that are not certified against Oracle 64bit.
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>> might have third-party apps that are not certified against Oracle 64bit.

Good point.  I would hope I could install the 32Bit client and still run my DB 64Bit.

'Hope' being the important word.  :)
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I see no reason why using a 32bit client and 64bit server on the same machine should not work. And I would prefer that, too, no matter if I intend to exhaust the memory limits imposed by 32bit.
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