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Windows Server Upgrade Options for Windows Server 2012 R2-------PART1

Upgrading previous Windows Server versions to Windows Server 2012 R2

  • In-place upgrades from 32-bit to 64-bit architectures are not supported. All editions of Windows Server 2012 R2 are 64-bit only.
  • In-place upgrades from one language to another are not supported.
  • In-place upgrades from one build type (fre to chk, for example) are not supported.
  • Upgrades from pre-release versions of Windows Server 2012 R2 are not supported. Perform a clean installation to Windows Server 2012 R2.
  • Upgrades that switch from a Server Core installation to the Server with a GUI mode of Windows Server 2012 R2 in one step (and vice versa) are not supported but after upgrade is complete, Windows Server 2012 R2 allows you to switch freely between Server Core and Server with a GUI modes.

If you do not see your current version in the left column, upgrading to this release of Windows Server 2012 R2 is not supported.
If you see more than one edition in the right column, upgrade to either edition from the same starting version is supported.

If you are running:
You can upgrade to these editions:
Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter with SP1
Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter
Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise with SP1
Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard or Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter
Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard with SP1
Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard or Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter
Windows Web Server 2008 R2 with SP1
Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard
Windows Server 2012 Datacenter
Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter
Windows Server 2012 Standard
Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard or Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter
Hyper-V Server 2012
Hyper-V Server 2012 R2
Windows Storage Server 2012 Standard
Windows Storage Server 2012 R2 Standard
Windows Storage Server 2012 Workgroup
Windows Storage Server 2012 R2 Workgroup


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