Surge1969
Copper

Windows 7 on Poweredge R230

I am trying to install Windows 7 on a R230 but have been unsuccessful. Once the installation begins I no longer have use of the keyboard or mouse. I also tried to insert a hard drive with and image of Windows 7 from an R220 but that is also failing (rebooting computer) as soon as the windows splash screen pops up. Any suggestions?

0 Kudos
4 Replies
Moderator
Moderator

Re: Windows 7 on Poweredge R230

Hi,

Windows 7 is not a validated OS for the server. https://downloads.dell.com/manuals/all-products/esuprt_software/esuprt_it_ops_datcentr_mgmt/s-soluti...

Thanks,
Josh Craig
Dell EMC Enterprise Support Services
Get support on Twitter @DellCaresPRO
0 Kudos
Highlighted
theflash1932
Diamond

Re: Windows 7 on Poweredge R230

Probably needs USB 3.0 drivers loaded.

Windows 7 isn't supported on servers. That doesn't mean it won't work, but you may run into strange issues, and you should not EXPECT it to work.

User 2008 R2 drivers when needed.

Why not install a supported OS on the hardware then run Windows 7 as a virtual machine?

Surge1969
Copper

Re: Windows 7 on Poweredge R230

There is only one piece of software we need to run on this machine and it only runs on Windows 7. It is for a standalone location.

0 Kudos
theflash1932
Diamond

Re: Windows 7 on Poweredge R230

Still not sure why you don't run it as a VM … or why on a server for that matter. They make the Precision rackmount machines for that reason.

0 Kudos