The way to install SQL server x64 edition

Dear all,

What is the command to install/setup the x64 version of SQL server 2012 on Windows 8.1?

just run setup.exe and it will detect the x64 version of Windows 8.1 and install the X64 edition ?

 or another x64 setup.exe for SQL server 2012?
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marrowyungSenior Technical architecture (Data)Asked:
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QuinnDexConnect With a Mentor Commented:
MSSQL comes in version specific media, you will need 64bit media in order to install a 64bit version..


here is the step by step guide to installing MSSQL on win8, this is for enterprise but the steps are the same.

http://anindita9.wordpress.com/2012/05/25/installation-of-sql-server-2012-enterprise-edition-on-windows-8-consumer-preview-step-by-step/
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marrowyungSenior Technical architecture (Data)Author Commented:
please also give some URLs to proof your answer.
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marrowyungSenior Technical architecture (Data)Author Commented:
my developer edition has both x86 and x64 edition on the same CD, this is what I am worrying about

even the enterprise edition we have combine both x86 and x64 on the same media, how to know which one is installing ?
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QuinnDexCommented:
if you look in the folders each version should have its own setup.exe
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marrowyungSenior Technical architecture (Data)Author Commented:
it doesn't ! I checked out
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marrowyungSenior Technical architecture (Data)Author Commented:
that's what I am thinking if the setup.exe will detect the x64 and run the x64 component.
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QuinnDexCommented:
you can install the 32bit version on a 64bit platform, so if they have the same exe than the version you install will be one of the pre install choices
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marrowyungSenior Technical architecture (Data)Author Commented:
"you can install the 32bit version on a 64bit platform"

that's the thing I don't want and that's why I come and ask. x64 edition on x64 windows 8 please.
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QuinnDexCommented:
so if they have the same exe then the version you install will be one of the pre install choices
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marrowyungSenior Technical architecture (Data)Author Commented:
what is pre install choices  ?
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QuinnDexCommented:
the choices you make setting up the installation wizard
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marrowyungSenior Technical architecture (Data)Author Commented:
there will be no choice on this! but one thing , I just remember that I have a notebook install that and the version I installed is x64,  I will try the same thing from home and see if SQL 2013 will do the install to the right platfomr itself !
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marrowyungSenior Technical architecture (Data)Author Commented:
let me try on my side but thanks anyway.
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