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How to activate Windows Server 2012 R2 with Windows Server 2008 R2 product key?

Hello,
I made upgrade from Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard (OEM license) to Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard. I tried to activate it with my Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard product key, but it didn´t work. How can I activate my Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard?

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Ebe-Kai Uibo

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How to activate Windows Server 2012 R2 with Windows Server 2008 R2 product key?

This isn't possible to do. They are different product SKUs. Server 2012 R2 is not a free upgrade and will require a 2012 R2 product key in order to activate.

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Finally I made clean install with Microsoft Server 2019.

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