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Can I install Windows Server 2008 R2 Foundation for HP on a Hewlett Packerd SFF PC to run it as a server or does it explicit check for ProLiant BIOS?

Cheers, Ron

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The best way to answer this question is to try it. Or are there some restrictions that will not allow you to test it? –  xhochy Oct 26 '12 at 12:13
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I haven't bought it yet. I have to know it before buying... ;-) Test-ISO is also not available on the net. - ron –  Ron Oct 26 '12 at 12:31
    
Instead of an SFF PC why not use a Microserver? –  ErnieTheGeek Oct 26 '12 at 13:34
    
My goodness. I'm astounded at the number of questions here that could be quickly answered by a simple phone call to the vendor. Surely Microsoft or HP could answer this for you. Surely they both have sales departments staffed by individuals who can get an answer for you. –  joeqwerty Oct 26 '12 at 15:34

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There are too many variables for someone here to give you a definitive answer. They only way to know would be from experience, but things could have changed since that person tried it out, including BIOS version revisions, etc.

They best thing to do is to ask your HP reseller or inside sales person and get the answer in writing. That way if it doesn't work out you have leverage to get a return processed.

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