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Restoring HP OEM Windows 3003 R2 server to other hardware

Wolinski
Occasional Contributor

Restoring HP OEM Windows 3003 R2 server to other hardware

We are using HP OEM MS Windows Server 2003 R2 on HP ProLiant GL380.

I know that installation of this software on non-HP hardware will be impossible.

But, will it be possible to run this if I restore it from the full server backup to non-HP server?

I want to be prepared for any hardware problems. And I am interested only in

technical possibility and not legal/license questions.

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GSJC
Occasional Advisor

Re: Restoring HP OEM Windows 3003 R2 server to other hardware

Microsoft License agreements state that OEM licenses are for the hardware that the license was sold with. so to answer your question, if you had some OEM media, you could install and restore your system to it, but I must stress that you would be outside the terms of your License Agreement, so technically possible, but not legally.