Can a 64 bit windows server software be downgraded to 32 bit

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My system is having 32bit Windows XP OS.  The vendor has brought 64 bit windows server R2 2008 software instead of 32bit.  He is telling that the 64 bit software can be downgraded to 32 bit and installed on the system and there will be no problem.  Please clarify.

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Pop in the windows disk and boot disk during startup( its either the F10 or F12 key when you first turn on the computer.). Then follow the instructions I think there should be two options which are upgrade or custom.. choose custom.. or I do believe upgrade will work if you have files already on the computer that are not saved.

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  • carlosdl
    It is not clear enough what software you are talking about. "windows server R2 2008" is an operating system, and it cannot be installed on windows xp which is another OS. If you mean that the software you are planning to install was designed for Windows Server 2008 R2 64 bits OS, but you want to install it on XP, then I don't think it is going to work.
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    On the other hand, if you want to install a 64 bit OS on 32 bit hardware it won't work either, but the vendor probably meant that the license allows you to install the 32 bits version on your system.
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