Solved Windows Server 2012 as a Desktop OS? Tags: Homebuilt Windows Server Desktops Windows 8 Systems Last response: December 5, 2012 9:09 PM in Systems Share rocknrollz 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? Thanks! More about : windows server 2012 desktop eshepard 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. rocknrollz 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. Related resources CPU Recommendation for Win Server 2012 Essentials testing/devel server - Forum P8Z77-V and Server 2012 ? - Forum How to add a program to startup Windows Server 2012 ? - Forum Help w/ connecting to my home win 2012 server VPN - Forum I am not able to install server 2008/ 2012 on VMware - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Deemo13 a b B Homebuilt system December 4, 2012 10:58:59 PM I've actually been wondering this too. rocknrollz December 4, 2012 11:16:28 PM Cool, not alone here. Have not been able to find good solid info on the net. Best solution eshepard 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. rocknrollz December 5, 2012 4:54:55 PM Okay, just don't want to be yelled at telling me his games won't work Thanks! rocknrollz December 5, 2012 4:57:38 PM Best answer selected by rocknrollz. eshepard 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. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources : ForumGood i3 motherboard that supports Server 2012 ForumServer / Desktop PC ForumNew Windows Server and Hyper V setup ForumWindows Server 2012 not loading with new RAM ForumFifa 2012 can't start after full installation showing message \ ForumWindows Server 2012 Questions/Study Help! ForumAsus P8Z77V Pro - Windows Server 2012 Support ForumAdvice? File Server / HTPC with 8 HDDs ForumNew gaming PC. Thoughts? ForumMedium end gaming desktop [BUDGET] ForumWindows 7 won't load ForumNew build, unusually long black screen before windows loads Forum[Solved] Windows 7 or 8 Forum[Solved] Server Pre-Build/Parts ForumFirst computer build. post windows 7 installation problem More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !