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Windows Server 2012 as a Desktop OS?

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December 4, 2012 9:22:02 PM

Windows 8 forums is pretty glitched up, and haven't gotten any answers yet. So I thought I would ask here.

Would I be able to use the windows server 2012 OS as a normal desktop os to play my games and use my programs? Cinema 4d, after effects, UDK game engine. That kind of stuff?

a b B Homebuilt system
December 4, 2012 9:40:59 PM

Why would you want to??

Windows Server is built for and optimized for .......... Servers.

A desktop OS will give you a better experience.

Howerver, that doesn't mean it can't be done.
December 4, 2012 9:48:15 PM

atm cannot afford to buy a 100 dollars OS for a friends computer. So I decided to give him my server 2012 os that I got from a friend that I do not use.

I really just want to know if it is windows 8+server features or are there key differences that make it unusable for daily use as a OS would be used form game, programs, web browsing etc.
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a b B Homebuilt system
December 4, 2012 10:58:59 PM

I've actually been wondering this too.
December 4, 2012 11:16:28 PM

Cool, not alone here. Have not been able to find good solid info on the net.

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a b B Homebuilt system
December 5, 2012 3:45:56 PM

it will work.

It is designed to be much more utilitarian.

For example, will have a dressed down look, more like windows 95 than windows 7 or windows 8 with bright colors, aero, and sleek animations.
December 5, 2012 4:54:55 PM

Okay, just don't want to be yelled at telling me his games won't work:p  Thanks!
December 5, 2012 4:57:38 PM

Best answer selected by rocknrollz.
a b B Homebuilt system
December 5, 2012 9:09:32 PM

Just be ware set up will be more difficult than with windows 7 or 8, much more to customize, certain features may need to be enabled manually, drivers might be different. That being said though, it can work.