Installing 2012 Server on a Dell R510


  • Hi this may not be the right forum? if not sorry.

    But I have a Dell R510, and I am trying my first 2012 install, I get to the pick a disk\partition part and there a a few partitions already there, there is 300Gb RAID 1 which I want to install to, with a few before this that are Dell partions, if I pick the 300Gb windows says it can`t install on this partion as it is GPT type partition? if I try to format it I get a warning it may contain OEM files are you sure you want to format??

    Do I format this? is it the right partition?

    Thursday, November 22, 2012 7:57 PM


  • Hi,

    Please make sure that you have the OEM operating system installation disk or a backup for Dell R510. Otherwise, you need to ask Dell for a OEM operating system installation disk before formatting this partition.

    In order to avoid any unexpected problem, you’d better contact Dell to confirm what content are included in this partition.


    Arthur Li

    TechNet Community Support

    Friday, November 23, 2012 6:32 AM