dell server shipped with the wrong OS
Posted on 2012-08-30
I have a DELL server, to be used at one of my schools, that was shipped with the wrong OS on it. It has the 'web sever' software on it, and I need Windows Server Standard 2008 R2. I have downloaded an ISO from DELL with the correct OS. In order to get the best performance from this server, do you think I need to do a full format and reinstall windows, or could I just update the OS, when I do the reinstall? If I do a full format, I assume I will have to find all the drivers again. Any advice on which way to go. I know I need to boot from the ISO disk to do this, but am not that familiar with the process, anything critical to watch for?