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Can't install Windows Server 2008 r2

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Says can't install on the system, even though it meets the requirements.  Using an ISO image, exact error is;  The image file is valid.... but is for a machine type other than the current machine.

Current OS is Microsoft Server 2003 SP2 Standard Edition 32-Bit
Hardware is an HP Proliant ML310 G5
Intel XEON CPU 3075 @ 2.66 GHz
3.37GB RAM

39gb of space on C:\ drive
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by:hindsight
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Are you using an upgrade ISO image or a full install ISO image?  Verify the architecture of the ISO image and the architecture of the physical box that will have the Windows Server 2008 install.
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by:Lee W, MVP
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What are you installing to?  A VM?  Virtual Server?  Are you booting off the ISO image somehow?
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I am installing this from the full blown iso image which I downloaded from Microsoft's licensing site.

Tried the 2008 R2 Service Pack 1, So am now trying the generic 2008 R2 without the Service Pack.
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You're not answering my question.  I asked what you're installing TO, not FROM.  A VM?  physical hardware?  Did you BURN the ISO image to DVD, create a bootable flash drive from it?  What?
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by:Lee W, MVP
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From what I've gathered, the G5 is LIKELY 64 bit (though I thought I remembered having an issue with a G5 at another client... might have been a G4... not sure.  IF IT IS, then the error you're getting doesn't make sense... UNLESS you're installing to a VM on the 2003 install of the G5.  PLEASE CLARIFY
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Thank you very much for trying to assist me.  I downloaded the full iso image without the service pack and was able to install this.  Again, thank you but I am all set.
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Used ISO Recorder software for this disk copy instead of CD Burner, that also may have been part of the problem.
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