Will windows server 2008 run on a quad core pc

Posted on 2010-01-08
Last Modified: 2012-05-08
  Hi all,

just a quick question as i'm looking to setup server 2008 on a desktop to run some vm labs and just to get to know server 2008.

can someone please suggest or recommend the kind of spec of desktop i should be looking to buy.

This will just be a home pc and for training purposes.

this is one i've looked at...

 *  Intel Core 2 Quad Q8200
    * (2.33GHz, 4MB Cache)
    * Genuine Windows Vista® Home Premium
    * 4GB memory
    * 500GB hard drive

thanks in advance.....
Question by:13mcitp
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    by:Darius Ghassem
    Depending on if you can find drivers for the system you can run Windows 2008 server on the system but you must have drivers.

    You can purchase a cheap small business server from Dell.

    Author Comment

    Does it have to be 64-bit? the pc has anyone installed server 2008 on a desktop with problems and how does it run?

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    by:Darius Ghassem
    Here are some links to show you people of installed Windows 2008 server as a workstation. I have installed on a workstation but you need to make sure you can get the drivers for the workstation for Windows 2008 server.

    If you want to use Hyper-V then you would need to have 64-bit drivers.

    Author Comment

    have you tried this? in two mind do i buy a mini server or a powerful pc? i would also use as a pc.
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    I have tried this but remember you need to have drivers.

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