Master Database Migration

I need to move/copy a master database from SQL 2005 under Window Server 2003 (32 bit) to another server with Window Server 2008 R2 (64 bit) and SQL 2012. What is the best way to accomplish the task?
Ed Saraf

You cannot perform a backup/restore procedure to upgrade the system databases to a new version.
Note that system databases can only be restored to the EXACT same version. Source:
The procedure you want to perform is not supported.
Hope this helps.
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