2003 server from 32bit to 64bit

Discussion in 'Windows 64bit' started by Jaime Barahona, Jan 17, 2008.

  1. I need to upgrade to 64bit hardware, but I really like to keep the server
    configuration, i.e. system state. Can I do a backup of a 32bit system state
    and then restore it to a 64bit new install?

    TIA
    Jaime Barahona, Jan 17, 2008
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  2. No. You _can_ install 32-bit Windows Server on x64 hardware, however. But
    you can't install 64-bit Windows and restore a 32-bit system state.

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    Charlie.
    http://msmvps.com/xperts64
    http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/profile/charlie.russel


    "Jaime Barahona" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    >I need to upgrade to 64bit hardware, but I really like to keep the server
    > configuration, i.e. system state. Can I do a backup of a 32bit system
    > state
    > and then restore it to a 64bit new install?
    >
    > TIA
    Charlie Russel - MVP, Jan 17, 2008
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  3. Jaime Barahona

    Mr. Steroid Guest

    On Thu, 17 Jan 2008 13:45:29 -0800, Charlie Russel - MVP wrote:

    > No. You _can_ install 32-bit Windows Server on x64 hardware, however.
    > But you can't install 64-bit Windows and restore a 32-bit system state.


    Why not? You can restore a 32 bit system to 64 bit hardware
    Mr. Steroid, Jan 18, 2008
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  4. Registry is different between 64bit and 32bit. This isn't about what will
    run on the hardware, but what is part of the OS (the system state) - that is
    architecture dependent.

    --
    Charlie.
    http://msmvps.com/xperts64
    http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/profile/charlie.russel


    "Mr. Steroid" <> wrote in message
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    > On Thu, 17 Jan 2008 13:45:29 -0800, Charlie Russel - MVP wrote:
    >
    >> No. You _can_ install 32-bit Windows Server on x64 hardware, however.
    >> But you can't install 64-bit Windows and restore a 32-bit system state.

    >
    > Why not? You can restore a 32 bit system to 64 bit hardware
    Charlie Russel - MVP, Jan 18, 2008
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