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Windows 2003 Upgrade from 32bit to 64bit.

Former Member
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Hi,

We are planning to upgrade our BW3.5 sandbox from Win2k3 32bit to 64bit. We observe that it is not possible to upgrade windows. Is there any alternatives?

Thanks,

Giridhara

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former_member196353
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Hi ,

YOu can perform clean insatllation and you can upgrade windows as well with a tool called ACT which is avialable at microsoft.com, but i prefered you to go with Clean installation of WINDOWS 2003 need not waste time for upgrade.

Regards,

Iqbal

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Hi Giridhara,

I agreer with them. Btw, if you are installing BW3.5 on AMD64. You wont find a Unicode Kernel 6.40 included in the DVD. You need to download Non-Unicode Kernel 6.40 on service marketplace for AMD64.

Cheers,

Jeff

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former_member196353
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Hi ,

Clean installation is prepfered rather then going for windows upgrad.

Regards,

iqbal

former_member181887
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Hi,

I think you are looking at a mini DB/OS migration there is no inplace upgrade of windows itself and SAP software to a 64bit version for windows.

The process would be:

Exporting the DB and building(installing) a new Windows 64 bit and 64 bit BI system with the DB export.

Cheers,

Mike.