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I am attempting to install SQL Server 2008 R2 on a new 64 bint Windows workstation. I wish to install the 64 bit version and am using this iso file:

en_sql_server_2008_r2_developer_x86_x64_ia64_dvd_522665.iso

But it has repeatedly started installing the the 32 bit (x86) version. I cannot figure out how to get the installation process to install the 64 bit version. What am I doing wrong?

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When I've run into that it's been because the installer detected previously installed 32-bit SQL components. In my case I was able to just blow out the 32-bit components and reinstall the 64-bit.

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What is leading you to believe that it is installing 32 bit? Is it because you see SQL installed into the c:\PF\SQL(x86) folder?

You can run select @@version and find out what SQL actually installed as.

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