install Server 2008 on machine shipped with Vista

Discussion in 'Server Setup' started by John A Grandy, Sep 23, 2009.

  1. I'm hoping to install Windows Server 2008 R2 on my new Dell Inspiron i545 ,
    which shipped with Windows Vista Home Premium SP1.

    1. What issues could I run into ? I'm assuming that as long as I can find
    Server 20008 drivers for all hardware, I should be able to do it.

    2. I've downloaded Server 2008 from my MDSN subscription. Need I create an
    install DVD, or is it possible to install Server 2008 from inside Vista ?

    Thanks.
     
    John A Grandy, Sep 23, 2009
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  2. Hello John A Grandy" johnagrandy-at-gmail-dot-com,

    You need an installation disk, burn the image to disk for example with:
    http://infrarecorder.org/

    Install it and choose Actions, burn image and point to the file location.

    Best regards

    Meinolf Weber
     
    Meinolf Weber [MVP-DS], Sep 23, 2009
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  3. Ok, I've burned a DVD disc with the following .iso :

    en_windows_server_2008_r2_standard_enterprise_datacenter_web_retail_x64_dvd_x15-50365.iso

    Do I now boot off this DVD ?

    What is the best way to install Server 2008 ?
     
    John A Grandy, Oct 14, 2009
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  4. Hello John A Grandy" johnagrandy-at-gmail-dot-com,

    So you have a disc with a folder/file structure and not the .iso file on
    the disc? Then insert the disc in the computer and choose booot from disc.

    Best regards

    Meinolf Weber
     
    Meinolf Weber [MVP-DS], Oct 14, 2009
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