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DL380 G5 windows 7 professional installation

 
efirkey
Advisor

DL380 G5 windows 7 professional installation

Can you install windows 7 on a DL380 G5?

 

Thank you.

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Suman_1978
HPE Pro

Re: DL380 G5 windows 7 professional installation

Hi,

 

Windows Server operating system is supported on servers.

Windows 7 you may try to install for your curiosity but later it may blue screen because it cannot find Array controller or chipset drivers.

 

Thank You!
I am a HP employee.

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scharchouf
Trusted Contributor

Re: DL380 G5 windows 7 professional installation

No you can't Install it, First of all when you Install it you can't get support from HP because this OS is not supported.

You can't find any Drivers for your Hardware components
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Jimmy Vance
HPE Pro

Re: DL380 G5 windows 7 professional installation

Even though Windows 7 isn't supported on most ProLiant platforms it does have a driver that will work with most of the Smart Array controllers. I've never tested on a G5, if it sees the disks during installation, it should work. It may not have the drivers for the NICs, but most drivers for 2008 will work with Windows 7.

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pkfox
Advisor

Re: DL380 G5 windows 7 professional installation

I've just installed Win 7 on a ML330 and it works perfectly.

scharchouf
Trusted Contributor

Re: DL380 G5 windows 7 professional installation

if you install an unsupported OS, you can't get support from HP technical support, also the New way to update your server for Critical firmmawre isn't supported under Windows 7

 

 

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Jimmy Vance
HPE Pro

Re: DL380 G5 windows 7 professional installation


scharchouf wrote:

if you install an unsupported OS, you can't get support from HP technical support, also the New way to update your server for Critical firmmawre isn't supported under Windows 7

That statement is partially true. You get hardware support from HP regardless of what OS is installed, you can only get software support for supported OS's.

 

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efirkey
Advisor

Re: DL380 G5 windows 7 professional installation

which generation of ML330 did you have a successful installation on?

pkfox
Advisor

Re: DL380 G5 windows 7 professional installation

G6

msnn
Occasional Visitor

Re: DL380 G6 windows 7 professional installation

i m trying to install windows 7 on DL380 G6 but its not booting from CD ROM

 

Pls help.