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Old 01-27-2010, 06:09 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Can i run Windows Server® 2008 R2 on my Netbook?

It is a Aspire One.

Just wondering i use it as a server.
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Old 01-27-2010, 06:21 PM   #2 (permalink)
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As long as your netbook meets the minimum system requirements.

The following guide will take you through the 10 main steps of converting Windows Server 2008 R2 for workstation use (if you've not come across it already that is): Convert your Windows Server 2008 R2 to a Workstation
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Technically yes if your netbook can handle it, but considering most netbooks struggle with Excel I highly double they will be able to handle a 64 bit Server operating system like R2.
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Can i run Windows Server® 2008 R2 on my Netbook?

It is a Aspire One.

Just wondering i use it as a server.
What cpu does your netbook have?

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Technically yes if your netbook can handle it, but considering most netbooks struggle with Excel I highly double they will be able to handle a 64 bit Server operating system like R2.
If a netbook is struggling with Excel something is wrong with it. The Atom cpu's found in most netbooks are roughly on the level of the old Pentium 4's and Athlon XPs that many companies are still using for office work.
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I would never suggest running a Server based OS on a netbook. I would never suggest running a Server based OS as a normal OS. They are not made to be used for this purpose.
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