Useless reply that you like: Did you click the link? Can you read anything on your own? Do you have to be spoon-fed and hand-holden thru every step?
Better reply: Yes you probably can use it as a workstation, there's a link on page 1. backup first or try it on a new drive.
Well, as I said in my question, I did look for the answer first before asking. That was the difference between me and the other question. But, aside from that little jab at me, thank you for taking the time to answer. I appreciated that. I also kept looking and found this, looks like I'm good to go
Very cool. Already got one from Dreamspark to play with which worked out well since I just had to set up a live production 2012 server yesterday. I haven't played with Win 8 much yet but my assumption is they are very similar if not same Metro interface. Under the hood was pretty much 2008 server for what I had to do. Didn't see much advantage to the metro interface quite honestly.
Are these free versions of Windows Server too much for home use? Am I better off paying $50 for Windows Home Server from Newegg? Two key features I want right now from a server program is media streaming/sharing and remote access.
Sorry if this is a dumb questions. I see this download available to me after signing up 'Windows Server 2012 (x64) - DVD (English)' is that what you are all referring to? Does X64 mean 64 Bit. And will that run on any relatively new desktop PC ? I'm only running XP pro on mine right now. And yes I tried to find the answer myself at that website before asking. Thanks in advance for any responses...except the ones telling me I'm a knucklehead for asking.
Yes, x64 means 64 bit. You must have 64 bit hardware, or it will not install. Trust me, I have tried. Also, the odds are very small that you are running a 64 bit version of XP Pro. It did exist, as I recall, but was pretty rare.
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