Uninstalling windows standard server core 2016 RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    I downloaded windows server core 2016 standard edition on my laptop to try and study active directory.

    Does anybody know how to uninstall this via PowerShell or the registry editor? 

    Everytime I load the laptop it loads up in server mode and I want to uninstall it to go back to standard bootup / out of server mode. 

    I'm not an I.T expert so any support would be appreciated. 

    Apologies if this is in the wrong section of the forum. 



    Thursday, September 27, 2018 1:56 PM

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  • Hi Julian!

    Your question would be best suited for the  Windows Server  >  Server Core forums.

    Anyways let's see if we can help you out!

    Did you install the Server Core on a different partition? If yes then all you have to do is the following:

    1. Click Start.
    2. Type msconfig in the search box or open Run.
    3. Go to Boot.
    4. Select which Windows version you’d like to boot into directly.
    5. Press Set as Default.
    6. You can delete the earlier version by selecting it and then clicking Delete.
    7. Click Apply.
    8. Click OK.
    9. Restart your computer.

    After that you've booted in to the correct operating system you can go to Disk Management and delete the partition where the Server Core was installed on.

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    Thursday, September 27, 2018 8:44 PM
  • HI,
    do you want to convert server core 2016 standard to server 2016 standard GUI?

    Friday, September 28, 2018 12:32 PM
  • Is there any progress on your question?
    Thursday, October 4, 2018 2:12 AM