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Can I upgrade server 2008 32-bit to server 2012 64-bit?

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Can I upgrade server 2008 32-bit to server 2012 64-bit?
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I don't believe you can do a 32- to 64-bit upgrade at all.

You can do a migration, though.  You can install 2012 on a different server (could be a VM) and migrate almost everything to the new server.

You'd have to reinstall applications on the server, though.  What all functions does your server perform?
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by:David Johnson, CD, MVP
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you can never upgrade a 32 bit OS to a 64 bit OS
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by:pjam
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Check the server brand web site to see if your server is 64 bit capable.  I suspect it is 32-bit because it isn't.
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Ok thanks
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