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Windows 2003 was downgraded from 2008 now u/g to 2008


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#1 Lodgie_

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Posted 26 April 2016 - 11:49 AM

I have a Win 2003 R2 server which was installed as downgraded 2008 a few years ago. We'd like to put it back to 2008.

 

We don't have the original install DVD's and the company that supplied the server has long gone. The question is can I download a version of Windows 2008 and upgrade without any problems? (I should be able to retrieve the ser #)

 

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Posted 28 April 2016 - 02:35 PM

You can not upgrade from Server 2003 to 2008R2 it will need to be a clean install. You Also won't be able to Finding a legitimate legal download for Retail or OEM Server 2008R2. 

 

 

 

 

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