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"This database is too old" error when trying to attach database from SharePoint Services 3.0 SP3 to SharePoint Foundation 2010

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I'm migrating SharePoint Services 3.0 currently on 32 bit architecture to SharePoint Foundation 2010 on 64 bit architecture.  I have a new VM running Windows 2008  SP1/SQL Server 2008 R2 and have installed SP Foundation 2010.

My current architecture is Windows 2003 R2 SP 2 and SQL Server 2005 SP4.   SharePoint Services is on SP3 (October 2011).  I have copied over and attached my current SP Services 3.0 content database and have run test-spcontentdatabase.   I get this error:


Category : DatabaseValidation
Error: True
UpgradeBlocking : False
Message: This database [WSS_Content_Test_2] is too old and cannot be upgraded.
Remedy: Upgrade this database to Windows SharePoint Services Version 3, SP2 or later.

As I mentioned above, I'm already running SharePoint Service 3 SP3.   Is this error occurring because I'm trying to move the database from a 32 bit install to a 64 bit install or is it something else?

Thanks.
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