Change Windows from Windows 10 to Windows 2012

MohammedElpop 0 Reputation points
2023-05-04T02:45:56.9533333+00:00

I want to change Windows to Windows 2012

Windows 10
Windows 10
A Microsoft operating system that runs on personal computers and tablets.
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Windows Server
Windows Server
A family of Microsoft server operating systems that support enterprise-level management, data storage, applications, and communications.
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  1. Dave Patrick 426.3K Reputation points MVP
    2023-05-04T12:02:53.4866667+00:00

    You'll need to clean install it. There is no process to in-place upgrade a desktop operating system to a server operating system.

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  2. Olaf Helper 42,486 Reputation points
    2023-05-04T12:27:07.26+00:00

    Windows 10 is a client OS, Windows 2012 is a server OS; you can not "change" (=upgrade) it.

    You have to do a clean, new installation of Win 2012.

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  3. Limitless Technology 44,056 Reputation points
    2023-05-04T15:43:31.3566667+00:00

    Hello there,

    Clean install is simplest way to install Windows Server, where you install on a blank server or overwrite an existing operating system, but you will need to back up your data first and plan to reinstall your applications. There are a few things to be aware of, such as hardware requirements, so be sure to check the details for Windows Server.

    An in-place upgrade allows you to go from an older operating system to a newer one while keeping your settings, server roles, and data intact. This article will teach you how to move to a later version of Windows Server using an in-place upgrade. https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-server/get-started/perform-in-place-upgrade

    Install, upgrade, or migrate to Windows Server https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-server/get-started/install-upgrade-migrate

    Hope this resolves your Query !!

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