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Old July 30, 2008, 09:46 AM
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So i stumbled on this little gem th other day. Aparenly it is possibly to convert a 2008 server install to a workstation. Including aero, etc. Plus the trial can be re-armed 3 times beofre you have to activate it. So instead of 60 days of "testing" you get 240 days. Not shabby cosidering you can download the trial for free from MS :).

I am currently running the 64 bit versionand it is waaaay faster than vista.
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Old July 30, 2008, 09:49 AM
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So i stumbled on this little gem th other day. Aparenly it is possibly to convert a 2008 server install to a workstation. Including aero, etc. Plus the trial can be re-armed 3 times beofre you have to activate it. So instead of 60 days of "testing" you get 240 days. Not shabby cosidering you can download the trial for free from MS :).

I am currently running the 64 bit versionand it is waaaay faster than vista.
Old news.

Lots of people have been doing this and there is absolutely NO difference in speed whatsoever.

Its a placebo effect.
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Old July 30, 2008, 10:43 AM
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I have an install of server 08 myself and for some benches it is definitely faster. Run some wprime and you will see.
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Old July 30, 2008, 11:20 AM
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Old news.

Lots of people have been doing this and there is absolutely NO difference in speed whatsoever.

Its a placebo effect.
well considering i hate vista like you wouldn't believe there is definitely something different about server 2008 in regards to performance.
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well considering i hate vista like you wouldn't believe there is definitely something different about server 2008 in regards to performance.
I hate Vista too and felt no difference at all.
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Old July 30, 2008, 03:46 PM
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were you comparing the 32 or 64 bit versions ?
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