Windows 10: Can I Install Windows Server 2012 R2 on personal laptop that has Windows 10 OS

Discus and support Can I Install Windows Server 2012 R2 on personal laptop that has Windows 10 OS in Windows 10 Updates and Activation to solve the problem; I'm planning to learn CA IDM solution. The prerequisites for accessing training material is "Windows Server 2012 R2" has to be installed on my laptop.... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Updates and Activation' started by Jay Pathak (Jay.Pathak), Sep 25, 2019.

  1. Can I Install Windows Server 2012 R2 on personal laptop that has Windows 10 OS


    I'm planning to learn CA IDM solution. The prerequisites for accessing training material is "Windows Server 2012 R2" has to be installed on my laptop.


    Can I obtain license for Windows Server 2012 R2 for students?


    Thanks,

    Jay

    :)
     
    Jay Pathak (Jay.Pathak), Sep 25, 2019
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  2. Hafiz86 Win User

    Convert Windows Server 2012 R2 Evaluation to Windows Server 2012 R2

    I have purchased the product key of Windows Server 2012 R2. Now the server is on Windows Server 2012 R2 Evaluation. I found a few links there they explained on how to convert from Windows Server 2012 R2 Evaluation to Windows Server 2012 R2 with valid product
    key. One of the example is this link:

    How to activate Windows Server 2012 R2 Evaluation - Nicolas Ignoto, CTP

    Is this a correct way to do? If I follow this step, will my data be erased?

    I want to avoid formatting/fresh Windows install because there are some software in the server that we do not know how to backup. We just want to get it activated now, backup will be sorted out later.
     
    Hafiz86, Sep 25, 2019
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  3. spapakons Win User
    Is it possible to upgrade Windows 10 to Server 2012 R2?


    I thought so... OK I guess if I ever have the opportunity to create a small server, I'll have to do a clean installation. I thought Windows Server 2012 was the equivalent of Windows 8 and 2012 R2 that of 10. At least I learned something new Can I Install Windows Server 2012 R2 on personal laptop that has Windows 10 OS :)

    What about add-ons or third party utilities to create a file server or mail server or whatever in Windows 10? Are there any official Microsoft tools? Are there some Windows 10 features I could enable and adjust? Thank you.
     
    spapakons, Sep 25, 2019
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  4. Mystere Win User

    Can I Install Windows Server 2012 R2 on personal laptop that has Windows 10 OS

    Is it possible to upgrade Windows 10 to Server 2012 R2?


    No. Windows Server 2012 R2 is the server version of Windows 8.1

    The server version of Windows 10 has not yet been released, but it will be called Windows Server 2016.

    And no, you cannot upgrade a desktop OS to a Server OS.
     
    Mystere, Sep 25, 2019
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