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WS2008std to WS2012R2

Upgrading Windows Server 2008 standard /64bit to Server 2012 R2 std /64bit and getting a setup error.setup error on windows server 2008 (either sp2 OR R2)
has anyone seen this?

I get the iso to run on some machines with exact settings/patching...installed.
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Has this particular system actually been a Vista, XP, or other non-supportd upgradable O/S at one time?
Cliff GaliherCommented:
Well, THAT error looks like you are running an 8.1 ISO, not a Server 2012 R2 ISO. Where did you get your media? My first suspicion is you got a bad copy.
Your current OS isn't supported in the upgrade path. You need to upgrade to Windows 2008 R2 SP1 or Windows 2012 first.

I can't paste the URL to the TechNet article, but you will find it if you Google "Windows 2012 R2 upgrade path".
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triposAuthor Commented:
Thank you.  That's the best explanation so far although I have an R2 SP2 box that shows the same issue...  I'll test it out.
assuming your server 2008 is SP2 minimum, upgrade IS supported so should work in theory.
I suspect it's a minor bug in the release and you wont be the only one to experience it....

report it to Microsoft.
triposAuthor Commented:
still haven't found a "good" reason from MS.  Got 2 different copies from MS VLC and are licensed copies.  MS suggests upgrading to 2012 then to R2.  Maybe they will fix this in the future.
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