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Windows 2000 professional on ProLiant 1600r?

 
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Dave Gehman
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Windows 2000 professional on ProLiant 1600r?

Is it possible to run Windows 2k pro (not Server) on an old ProLiant 1600r?

This one has a Compaq SmartArray 3200 controller.

If so, how do I install Win 2k pro?

Dave
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SPa
Trusted Contributor

Re: Windows 2000 professional on ProLiant 1600r?

It should not be a problem as drivers should be the same as Windows 2000 Server.

To install boot with OS CD,Provide Smart Array Controller Driver by pressing F6 when prompted and things should go well.

Post results when done.
ramesh_naik_
Esteemed Contributor

Re: Windows 2000 professional on ProLiant 1600r?

Hi Dave,

Windows 2000 Professional Edition is not supported for use on ProLiant and ProSignia servers!!!!

The minimum requirements suggest that this server supports network operating systems only..

Hope this answers!!!!

Regards,
rmn
Dave Gehman
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Re: Windows 2000 professional on ProLiant 1600r?

Thanks, SPa & RMN.

I guess this is further proof that, in computing, there are many answers...

RMN, I'm going to at least give Win2k Pro a try. I hesitate to cough up $US 200-800 on ebay for software for a machine that cost me $US 45, when I have a spare Pro CD lying around.

SPa - when the moment for F6 comes, where are these drivers? I've downloaded (but not yet burned) the SmartStart 5.5 image -- is it somewhere on this?

Dave
SPa
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Re: Windows 2000 professional on ProLiant 1600r?

Download the drivers from below link:

http://h18007.www1.hp.com/support/files/storage/us/download/17322.html

Also,remember to create a logical drive before going for installation.

To do that,Press F8 during post after the server initalizes Smart Array Controller.
Create the required Raid and Logical drive.

Extract the downloaded driver into a floppy,and provide at F6 prompt.
Dave Gehman
Occasional Visitor

Re: Windows 2000 professional on ProLiant 1600r?

Tx much -
will report when I get time to follow through on these.

Much appreciated,
Dave
Dave Gehman
Occasional Visitor

Re: Windows 2000 professional on ProLiant 1600r?

Installation went relatively glitch-free. Had to back out of StartSmart (no option for Win2k pro) and on reboot, hit a key in time to boot to the Windows 2000 Pro CD, but once I figured this out, all seems to be fine.

Tell you what, coming from consumer machines, these 10K SCSI disks on RAID 0 move mighty fast.

Thanks, all.
Dave