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Windows 2008 32bit Licencing

Posted on 2011-09-20
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Hi there,

I have a quick question about licencing. I want to use a copy of windows server 2008, but I want to install a 32bit OS. I was told by someone that if I call Microsoft and give them the licence details of the 64bit copy I purchased, they will generate a 32bit key for me.

Is that true and is so, how dow I proceed?
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by:Lester_Clayton
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It's not true.  Windows 2008 uses the same key for both 64 bit and 32 bit.  It's Windows 2003 that used different keys.  Just make sure you're installing the same edition of Windows.  For example, if you have Windows 2008 Standard 64 bit, then install Windows 2008 Standard 32 bit.

Install, use the key you currently have, and activate :)
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by:fasuln
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Thanks for your quick response:

Just to be 100% clear:

1. I have media kit for Windows 2008 32BIT
2. I also have the media kit for Windows 2008 64bit
3. I received licence for 64bit Version

Am I totally ligit if I install 32bit version using the Licence I have?

Thanks in advance.
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AJS2011NZ earned 50 total points
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Yes, use the 64 bit key. If you do have problems, you can ring the Microsoft Clearing House. The phone number will vary depending on your part of the world. This is the phone number you ring when you activate a Windows Product.
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by:fasuln
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Thanks for your help
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