troubleshooting Question

upgrade XP to Windows Server 2008?

Avatar of Scott Helmers
Scott HelmersFlag for United States of America asked on
Windows XPWindows Server 2008
6 Comments2 Solutions578 ViewsLast Modified:
I have a box running XP SP3 that has been acting as a default file and print server. I'd like to install Server 2008 on the box instead because I need additional capabilities that XP doesn't offer.

Can I install Server 2008 on top of XP, i.e., can I "upgrade" from XP? Or am I better off formatting the hard drive and doing a clean install of Server 2008?

Join our community to see this answer!
Unlock 2 Answers and 6 Comments.
Start Free Trial
Learn from the best

Network and collaborate with thousands of CTOs, CISOs, and IT Pros rooting for you and your success.

Andrew Hancock - VMware vExpert
See if this solution works for you by signing up for a 7 day free trial.
Unlock 2 Answers and 6 Comments.
Try for 7 days

”The time we save is the biggest benefit of E-E to our team. What could take multiple guys 2 hours or more each to find is accessed in around 15 minutes on Experts Exchange.

-Mike Kapnisakis, Warner Bros