Seeking advice about OS upgrade - XP to 2008 server

Posted on 2009-04-15
Last Modified: 2012-05-06
MS just declared the version of XP to be counterfeit. It's a group volume deal, no biggie, I have a paid for version of XP, but... I've been trying to get an academic version of Vista Home Premium or Ultimate and running into some problems. I don't want to spend much on the vista upgrade as I plan to go to Windows 7 as soon as its released. My understanding though is that you can't go from xp to 7, that it must be a fresh install, so I thought a 70 bucks on Vista would be worth it. I have Server 2008 because I qualified for the dreamscape academic software freebies.
Sooo... what are some thoughts on using the server 2008 as my desktop software for awhile, till 7 comes out? I've been using 2003 server at my web site box and it doesn't seem that much different than xp, though I know of course it's server aspects.
Question by:jodyfaison
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    You will have to run server version of software such as antivirus software. i recommend the vista way to go. at least most of your software will work.
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    by:Darius Ghassem

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    thank you, I'll check the link dariusg. I meant to ask also if anyone knows if the upgrade to 7 from server 2008 would be smooth and not requiring a fresh loading of 7?
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    Windows 7 is going to be Windows 2008 R2 which can be an upgrade to Server 2008.

    Author Comment

    thank you guys, haven't loaded yet, but I'll be trying it this week.


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    thanks and sorry for the delay in closing this

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