We help IT Professionals succeed at work.
Get Started

Dell XPS 8700 and MS Server 2012r2

J4sstrom
J4sstrom asked
on
177 Views
Last Modified: 2016-11-23
Just trying to repurpose an XPS 8700 we acquired and use it as a software testing server.  We'd like to install Server 2012r2 on it but have hit a snag.

The disk requests and performs repartitioning without issue, accepts the license code, but pauses and eventually fails at 91% of "Getting files ready for installation".  At 91% it will sit doing nothing until you try to intervene (open disk drive for example), at which point it says it cannot install required files and throws a 0x80070015 error.

I've tried using the internal dvd drive, an external USB dvd drive, and 3 different disks.  Any thoughts how I can get past this, if I even can?  I understand Dell doesn't support higher than W10 on this box...but hoping that only means they won't support it, not that it can't be done.
Comment
Watch Question
CERTIFIED EXPERT
Commented:
This problem has been solved!
Unlock 1 Answer and 2 Comments.
See Answer
Why Experts Exchange?

Experts Exchange always has the answer, or at the least points me in the correct direction! It is like having another employee that is extremely experienced.

Jim Murphy
Programmer at Smart IT Solutions

When asked, what has been your best career decision?

Deciding to stick with EE.

Mohamed Asif
Technical Department Head

Being involved with EE helped me to grow personally and professionally.

Carl Webster
CTP, Sr Infrastructure Consultant

An Experts Exchange subscription includes unlimited access to online courses.

Get Started
Ask ANY Question

Connect with Certified Experts to gain insight and support on specific technology challenges including:

  • Troubleshooting
  • Research
  • Professional Opinions
Did You Know?

We've partnered with two important charities to provide clean water and computer science education to those who need it most. READ MORE