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HP ML370 G3 server and Windows 2012

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I have an ML370 G3 server that I would like to install Windows Server 2012 on.  Does anybody know if this is at all possible?
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If it has a 64 bit processor MAYBE.  The first thing that stuck out to me was "G3" which means it's currently at least 5 generations behind depending on how you calculate it.

Server 2012 is a 64 bit OS, so if you're server doesn't have a 64 bit CPU then you won't be able to run it.
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Also, how much RAM do you have in it?  There is a requirement for RAM, CPU, etc., and you may not meet that.  Please see this:

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj200132.aspx - Essentials
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn303418.aspx- Standard and higher
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The ML370 G5 and G6 is on the Windows 2008 Compatibility list, but the fact that the G3 and G4 are not means it won't be, so you haven't got a hope in hell of getting Windows 2012 on it.

http://h18004.www1.hp.com/products/servers/windows/index.html

OS's supported in the WorldWide Quickspecs include:

NT / Windows 2000 / Windows 2003

http://h18004.www1.hp.com/products/quickspecs/11450_na/11450_na.pdf

Sorry - but it's not going to work.

Alan
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Everybody gave good advice so I am going to have to split the points 3 ways.
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As a footnote, I misspoke originally.  I am wanting to install Win server 2008 on an ML370 G3. They server is dual 3 gig processor, 4GB ram so it has enough power.

I had nothing to lose so I have done the install and so far, so good.

X3  (fingers crossed)
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