Can I upgrade windows 2008 to 2012 with SQL 2012 already installed

Can I upgrade windows 2008 to 2012 with SQL 2012 already installed? if yes, please give step by stpe instruction, thank you in advance.
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David Johnson, CD, MVPConnect With a Mentor OwnerCommented:
If it is not domain joined or a domain controller, boot into Server 2008, run setup from the installation source
Mandeep SinghDatabase AdministratorCommented:
Yes, you can do so we you are in workgroup, not in domain controller.

Step by step process is:
HuaMinChenBusiness AnalystCommented:
I suggest you separately set up Win 2012 server and then set up Sql server inside the OS.
Vitor MontalvãoMSSQL Senior EngineerCommented:
Yes, you can do it. SQL Server it's only an application to Windows.
I recommend you to stop SQL Server service before starting the Windows upgrade. The upgrade should be easy to perform since you just need to run the setup and follow the instructions.
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