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Licensing: Windows Server 2003 x32 vs x64

Hi there,

I have a Windows Server 2003 COA that is printed x32 on it.  Can I install a 64 bits version of the OS?

Please provide supporting URL as well.

Thanks for your help,
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If it's an OEM key, then no you can't.  Here is a link discussing a similar request.


I would also recommend contacting Microsoft Directly and ask them.
Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
Even if the license grants you the right (not sure that it does with OEM - think it should, but not sure - you'll still have to call MS since I'm fairly certain the 32 and 64 bit keys are different.
ReneGeAuthor Commented:
I just had a chat session with Microsoft.
His answer was, if I have more than 4GB on the server, I can Install x64 version.
Learning Microsoft OS is so easier than their licensing...
ReneGeAuthor Commented:
Thanks mates
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