Magesh Mahi
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RE: Can't install Windows Server 2016 on PowerEdge 2950

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ZAKMK96-- I ll let you install Windows 2012 R2 in Your PE2950, Follow these Steps

1.Goto downloads.dell.com/.../

2.Find the file called [ PE2950-010501C.exe ] Download it 

3.Download Rufus 

4.Insert your PenDrive and select create bootable Media using Freedos Option

5.After Rufus completes the process

6.Copy the File into PenDrive  [ PE2950-010501C.exe ]

7.Boot your server with the Pendrive and you will be in a DOS prompt

8.Type PE the starting of the file name and hit TAB the file name automatically comes then hit Enter

9.BIOS downgrade will happen

10.You can install any OS u want like [2008,2012,2016,ESXI 5.5 , Centos Etc ]

Please let me know if it Works for you ...

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Alex C.
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RE: Can't install Windows Server 2016 on PowerEdge 2950

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Is it OK to upgrade back to BIOS 2.7.0 after the Windows Server 2016 install?

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cmabeya
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RE: Can't install Windows Server 2016 on PowerEdge 2950

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Hi,

I tried using the steps you provided and ran into a road block. I got the error message " The BIOS image does not support the current hardware configuration. Flash update is aborted".  Is there something I need to do before I can downgrade?

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RE: Can't install Windows Server 2016 on PowerEdge 2950

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Did the downgrade in effort to install 2012 r2. After reboot, I have no video. Reseated all cards and memory. Still no luck. Any suggestions. Powers on and fans kick in, light blinking, drives solid green lights, no Video.

 

Dave

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aliennoise
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RE: Can't install Windows Server 2016 on PowerEdge 2950

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Hi, did you find a solution to no Video issue?

Thanks.

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