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W7 on Proliant DL360 Gen9

 
CrashFive
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W7 on Proliant DL360 Gen9

Can I install W7 or W10 on a Proliant DL360 Gen9 system?

When I try to boot from the disc (MS W7) I immediately see alot of error codes on the screen; however, if I use HP Intelligent Provisioning software, I receive the message "Please insert the correct media."

I haven't tried installing a server OS, but this leads me to wonder if it is even possible to install W7 or W10 on this particular system.

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Torsten.
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Re: W7 on Proliant DL360 Gen9

>> Can I install W7 or W10 on a Proliant DL360 Gen9 system?

 

You can try.

However, it is not supported and you will have a problem with drivers.


Hope this helps!
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Jimmy Vance
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Re: W7 on Proliant DL360 Gen9

Haven't tried on a Gen9, I load Win7 on Gen8 servers. I use the drivers from Server 2008

 




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CrashFive
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Re: W7 on Proliant DL360 Gen9

Why would I run into driver issues? The website: http://h20564.www2.hpe.com/hpsc/swd/public/readIndex?sp4ts.oid=7252838 states that it is compatible with W2008R2 which has the same kernel as W7? And that's funny you say that because that's what I am running into. It's telling me it requires the CD/DVD drivers, I dont quite know why the cdrom.sys driver wouldn't work as-is off the disc?

CrashFive
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Re: W7 on Proliant DL360 Gen9

When you installed W7 did it initially prompt you at the very beginning of the installation to supply CD/DVD-ROM drivers? I'm seeing the error message at the W7 install: No device drivers were found. Make sure the installation media contains the correct drivers, and then click OK. I've tried using 2012R2 cdrom.sys drivers because that's what I have immediate access to, but didn't work. Haven't tried 2008R2 drivers yet. Did you run into any issues at all during your W7 installation?

Jimmy Vance
HPE Pro

Re: W7 on Proliant DL360 Gen9

If you're asking me, the W7 install I did was on a Gen8, the installation was fine. After it was finished I had to load the NIC driver before the network would function.  W7 may not recognise the disk controller in a Gen9 depending on what controller is installed.




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