Trade in 32bit for x64? Windows 2003 server

Posted on 2011-10-25
Last Modified: 2012-05-12
i own windows 2003 server standard edition sp2  cds/license
i suspect 32 bit only as the disc doesnt say anything about 64 bit

is there any kinda trade in program whether by microsoft or oem or third party to trade in existing 32 bit software for 64 bit editions.

p.s. i can get the software at one of them sites. does my 32 bit license thou stand for 64 bit edition as well.
Question by:Anti-Mhz
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    According to this link, your key will work for both editions as long as it was a retail copy and not OEM.  So all you'll need is the media which you can get for probably ~$30 somewhere online.
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    my disc says dell so its oem.  i need to move this question to dell forums then. before i do that,  has anyone had experience with dell and 32 bit to 64 bit swap
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    I have little exp with Dell servers per se, but it is not supported to do an in-place upgrade from 32-bit to 64-bit.  In fact, if I recall, the 64-bit setup will not even offer to do that.  It will have to be a clean install.  but the good thing is Dell is very good at providing the 64-bit drivers, you'll just need your server service tag.

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