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Windows 7: Windows Home Server now $69


03 Jun 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Windows Home Server now $69

Not sure how many people have held off on WHS but at this price it would be worth testing and discarding if it does not meet your needs

Microsoft Windows Home Server OEM at TigerDirect.com


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03 Jun 2010   #2

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Hmm, but 2.0 is going to be coming out soon...

Here is a link to the beta (Must sign up or be signed up for Microsoft COnnect)
https://connect.microsoft.com/WindowsHomeServer
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03 Jun 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

I got technet baby!

Plus, the new version only runs on x64 bit processors, and I was surprised to learn that my server P4 is NOT x64 bit....
I plan to upgrade it one day anyways. When I move out of the dorm maybe.

~Lordbob
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04 Jun 2010   #4

Windows 7 x64 / Same
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lordbob75 View Post
I got technet baby!

Plus, the new version only runs on x64 bit processors, and I was surprised to learn that my server P4 is NOT x64 bit....
I plan to upgrade it one day anyways. When I move out of the dorm maybe.

~Lordbob
Pentium 4?
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04 Jun 2010   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Win7User512 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lordbob75 View Post
I got technet baby!

Plus, the new version only runs on x64 bit processors, and I was surprised to learn that my server P4 is NOT x64 bit....
I plan to upgrade it one day anyways. When I move out of the dorm maybe.

~Lordbob
Pentium 4?
Something like that. It is an OLD motherboard and processor.

(After looking) It has:
Intel Pentium 4 1.6GHz
2Gb RAM
NVidia GeForce FX 5200
A 250Gb HDD and a 80Gb Hdd
Some other random old hardware

It was fun to put together

~Lordbob
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05 Jun 2010   #6

Windows 7 x64 / Same
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lordbob75 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Win7User512 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lordbob75 View Post
I got technet baby!

Plus, the new version only runs on x64 bit processors, and I was surprised to learn that my server P4 is NOT x64 bit....
I plan to upgrade it one day anyways. When I move out of the dorm maybe.

~Lordbob
Pentium 4?
Something like that. It is an OLD motherboard and processor.

(After looking) It has:
Intel Pentium 4 1.6GHz
2Gb RAM
NVidia GeForce FX 5200
A 250Gb HDD and a 80Gb Hdd
Some other random old hardware

It was fun to put together

~Lordbob
So I'm not the only one with a P4 these days.

P4 either 2 or 3 ghz 533FSB
1GB RAM
Intel graphics (man they sucked. Not sure if they have gotten better. But it's shared )
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05 Jun 2010   #7

 

i still have my celeron... . Rarely use
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05 Jun 2010   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Win7User512 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lordbob75 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Win7User512 View Post

Pentium 4?
Something like that. It is an OLD motherboard and processor.

(After looking) It has:
Intel Pentium 4 1.6GHz
2Gb RAM
NVidia GeForce FX 5200
A 250Gb HDD and a 80Gb Hdd
Some other random old hardware

It was fun to put together

~Lordbob
So I'm not the only one with a P4 these days.

P4 either 2 or 3 ghz 533FSB
1GB RAM
Intel graphics (man they sucked. Not sure if they have gotten better. But it's shared )
Well, its on my server, all I use it for is for backups and file sharing.

~Lordbob
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08 Jun 2010   #9

windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

So is WHS compatible with win2k and Windows 7? I have not been able to get either one to see the other on my home network, but if WHS can talk to both, that would solve the file transfer problem.
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08 Jun 2010   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I'm not sure about Win2k. I know you can add windows 98 to the network, I would assume (I know, I know) that if you can share with a Win98 you should be able to share with a Win2k. Officially WinXP, Vista and Windows 7 are the approved supported clients.

Link to "Microsoft Windows Home Server Unleashed" and adding devices to the WHS network: InformIT: Adding Devices to the Windows Home Server Network > Installing Windows Home Server Connector on the Client Computers

I highly recommend (and also own) this book. It will tell you everything you need to know about administering a WHS.
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