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32 Bit Virtual Machine on 64 Bit Host

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I moved a windows 2003 32 bit machine to a 64 bit host. I would like to upgrade the virtual machine to Windows 2008 R2, is there anyway I can make the virtual machine 64 bit?

The host is running ESXi 5.

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JCMorrissey
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Hi,

Not a vmware limitation as such in this instance, rather a microsoft one - cross architecture upgrades are not supported

see - http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd979563(v=ws.10).aspx

This would apply with any hypervisor

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Welcome to the Community - There is nothing you will need to do to the VM other than install x64 bit version Windows 2008 R2

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JCMorrissey
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Hi,

Not a vmware limitation as such in this instance, rather a microsoft one - cross architecture upgrades are not supported

see - http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd979563(v=ws.10).aspx

This would apply with any hypervisor

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rcamenzuli
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Thank you for the quick reply, you confirmed what I was thinking.

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