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Copying SQL Server 2008 Express database from 32 bit Express to 64 Bit R2 Express

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I have two computers with SQL Server Express running on them

System A is a 32 bit system running Sql Server 2008.  This SQL Server instance has a database that I wish to copy to system B.

System B is a 64 bit system running Sql Server 2008 R2.

Both systems have management studio running on them.  I can't copy with the Copy Database Wizard, because the Express version does not support it.  What I tried is I did a backup on system A within Management Studio producing a file.  I took the file to system B and tried to do a restore, but I got an access denied error message.  I don't think a detach/ copy file/ reattach would work because it's going from a 32 bit Express instance to a 64 bit Express R2 instance on another system.  Any ideas on how to do this?
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