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    MS Home Server 2011

    Hey ya' All,
    I just purchased a ms home server 2011 64bit CD from newegg.......
    I have older computers and need to know what hardware will work...
    I only have one computer... 64bit windows7 i use for my basic computer.......
    Can I use older stuff like a 533cpu computer for a home server?
    Will i need a mobo with SATA because the the older ones only have IDE....
    I don't have a bunch of money and I have used Apache software to play around with but never made a home server....Any Thoughts Are Appreciated......
    TW

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    System Requirements
    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/l...rements-2.aspx

    Also any pc will do as long as it's 64 bit.
    IDE would work - but if you looking long term - get a newer mobo with SATA drives.

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    thank you sir for the info.....
    so i would have to get another copy of windows 7 64bit and set it up on a computer I build and then install the windows server 2011 ?
    thanx

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    Home Server is it's own operating system and should be installed on a pc all by itself.

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    Can I use older stuff like a 533cpu computer for a home server?
    The machine that you install WHS11-64 on must have a 64bit capable CPU.
    http://msmvps.com/blogs/russel/archi.../19/81462.aspx

    Will i need a mobo with SATA because the the older ones only have IDE....
    SATA is not required; IDE will be fine.

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