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Upgrade Server 2008 to Server 2008 R2

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  • I've been trying to upgrade my server 2008SP2 to R2 SP1 with my Technet iso and I keep getting an error 0x80070241 that "Windows can't copy files required for installation because the files are corrupt or missing". I've downlowded the iso several times with different systems and browsers. Mounted thwe iso with daemon tools, etc. Why are the Technet Subsctiption files corrupted? I was able to install Server 2008 SP2 but nothing higher than that. I'm going Enterprise to Enterprise.

    Any ideas?

    Saturday, January 05, 2013 5:12 AM

Answers

  • After replacing the faulty RAM modules, I was able to upgrade from Windows Server 2008 SP2 to Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 directly. This is also listed as one of the upgrade paths on Microsoft's website.
    • Marked as answer by raideray50 Tuesday, January 22, 2013 4:33 PM
    Tuesday, January 22, 2013 4:33 PM

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  • You cannot upgrade 2008 Service pack 2 to Windows 2008 R2 SP1. You should have Windows 2008 R2 as your base operating system to install Windows 208 R2 service pack 1

    http://www.arabitpro.com

    Saturday, January 05, 2013 10:35 AM
  • First you need to Upgrade you Base Operating system to Windows Server 2008 R2 from Windows Server 2008-SP2.

    Then install Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1.

    Note : Windows Server 2008 R2 Required 64 Bit hardware ,  it doesn't work on 32 Bit hardware .

    Upgrade Paths :

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd979563(v=ws.10).aspx


    Regards, Srinivasu.Muchcherla

    Saturday, January 05, 2013 3:45 PM
  • I found I had a couple bad RAM modules and waiting for replacements. Not able to verify this as an answer.
    Friday, January 11, 2013 10:26 PM
  • I found I had a couple bad RAM modules and waiting for replacements. Not able to verify this as an answer.
    Friday, January 11, 2013 10:26 PM
  • After replacing the faulty RAM modules, I was able to upgrade from Windows Server 2008 SP2 to Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 directly. This is also listed as one of the upgrade paths on Microsoft's website.
    Tuesday, January 22, 2013 4:32 PM
  • After replacing the faulty RAM modules, I was able to upgrade from Windows Server 2008 SP2 to Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 directly. This is also listed as one of the upgrade paths on Microsoft's website.
    Tuesday, January 22, 2013 4:33 PM
  • After replacing the faulty RAM modules, I was able to upgrade from Windows Server 2008 SP2 to Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 directly. This is also listed as one of the upgrade paths on Microsoft's website.
    • Marked as answer by raideray50 Tuesday, January 22, 2013 4:33 PM
    Tuesday, January 22, 2013 4:33 PM