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upgrade windows server 2008 r2 to Windows server 2012 r2
currently trying to upgrade from Windows server 2008 r2 to windows server 2012 r2 can this be performed with OEM version cd. I don't want to perform a clean install only upgrade
Microsoft Server OS
Windows Server 2012
Windows Server 2008
8/22/2022 - Mon
I will have to say "it depends"... Some OEM CD's are made to run from locked installers, or have bios locks in place.
I have only tried it with open license versions.
You can try this version at ISORiver.
I believe ISORiver is still a legitimate site...
Yes it is possible -
With that said fresh install is probably a better idea
I personally would prefer clean install, but this is a hospital and there is a lot of third party software and it would take a while for all their software to be installed. If upgrade works with OEM cd that is the route for now. Thanks for the help
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I have the info for the link. My questions was more if OEM version cd would work for upgrade purposes
Yes that is step two.
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The confusion must be on my side I think I'm missing the point. My apologies.
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