Installing Windows Server 2008

You can install Windows Server 2008 on new hardware or as an upgrade. When you install Windows Server 2008 on a computer with an existing operating system, you can perform either a clean installation or an upgrade. With a clean installation, the Windows Server 2008 Setup program completely replaces the original operating system on the computer, and all user or application settings are lost. With an upgrade, the Windows Server 2008 Setup program performs a clean installation of the operating system followed by a migration of user settings, documents, and applications from the earlier version of Windows.

Before you install Windows Server 2008, you should ensure that your computer meets the minimum requirements of the ...

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