Install Windows Server 2012 on HP with Secure Boot and Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) in BIOS 8
Posted on 2013-06-28
I purchased a new HP Desktop that has a Secure Boot capability in the BIOS (UEFI). The machine was built for Windows 8 and apparently has Windows 8 installation keys in the BIOS. I want to install Windows Server 2012 on the machine but whenever I try it I get a message "The product key entered does not match any of the Windows images available for installation. Enter a different product key." This happens before even being asked for a product key. I have tried this with and without Secure Boot (i.e., I also used the Legacy Boot option) and it fails in either case. I have tried to boot off of the MSDN DVD sent to me as well as a DVD I built by downloading the ISO image. Neither disk worked.