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How to install Windows 7 on a Dell PowerEdge 840 Server?

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I have a Dell PowerEdge 840.  It has Microsoft 2003 Server & SQL Server installed on it.  I want to remove the 2003 Server and SQL server from the 840 and install Windows 7 on it.

1) Can this be done?
2) What would be the proper steps in doing so?

Thanks.
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Question by:mbolton1967
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First realize that no client OS is "supported" on any Dell server, so there is always the chance it won't work, but there is no harm in trying. Use Server 2008 R2 drivers from support.dell.com for devices needing drivers.
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Extract the RAID controller's drivers to a USB stick, and add that driver when you get to the point where you need to tell the Windows 7 Installer where you want it installed.
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I've requested that this question be deleted for the following reason:

Not enough information to confirm an answer.
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The 2 comments posted are more than enough info.
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