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Windows Server 2008 RTM as a Desktop OS

Postby shreader » Wed Feb 27, 2008 8:23 pm

Thanks for that tip Jason ^*^


For anyone that want to test fly Windows Server 2008 RTM, MS has downloads availble for a 60 day (+ extendable to 240 days) trial.

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Postby JabbaPapa » Fri Mar 07, 2008 9:46 am

Here's a piccie of THE box, W2k8 version, for those that haven't seen one yet :

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Postby Nativedude » Fri Mar 07, 2008 10:51 pm

Hmm... Of course I'm gonna try to do some testing
but I think I'll wait for the Small Business edition before I upgrade us at work
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Postby Grav!ty » Sat Mar 08, 2008 1:01 am

Added how to turn Windows Defender OFF and how to disable Password expirey. In Windows Server 2008 one doesn't get the red Security Centre warning icon popping on to the task bar like one does in Windows Vista when turning defender off.
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Re: Windows Server 2008 RTM as a Desktop OS

Postby srikanthyvr » Sun Mar 09, 2008 1:58 am

I have installed on VMWare in Vista. However, my 2008 is valid only for few days.
Is it cracked and full version?

Your response is appreciated
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Postby srikanthyvr » Sun Mar 09, 2008 2:12 am

Is it possible to install 2008 on Vista laptops. I have dual boot vista and XP and i would like to install 2008....please let me know
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Re: 2008 installation

Postby shreader » Sun Mar 09, 2008 3:55 am

srikanthyvr wrote:I have installed on VMWare in Vista. However, my 2008 is valid only for few days.
Is it cracked and full version?

Your response is appreciated


The trial is suppose to last 60 days I thought, then to extend it you need to use the MS tip on the 'Rearm' tweak.



srikanthyvr wrote:Is it possible to install 2008 on Vista laptops. I have dual boot vista and XP and i would like to install 2008....please let me know


Laptop I don't know, try it ^*^
Or maybe someone else here has done that?

I am quad booting Server 2008 w/ 2- Vista x86 & XP on the test rig ATM so I know it can be dual+ booted.
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Postby JabbaPapa » Sun Mar 09, 2008 6:05 am

If the laptop is Vista-compatible, you should be able to install the 2k8 yes :yesnod:
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Postby srikanthyvr » Mon Mar 10, 2008 1:46 am

where can i get the nVidia drivers fro 2008?
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Postby Grav!ty » Mon Mar 10, 2008 2:30 am

srikanthyvr wrote:where can i get the nVidia drivers fro 2008?


As far as I know there aren't any because servers usually don't require them, but you should be able to use the Vista ones.
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