Windows Server 2012 key for newer versions

Discussion in 'Windows Server' started by OrdinaryNova, Apr 16, 2020.

  1. OrdinaryNova

    OrdinaryNova MDL Novice

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    Hello there,

    Sorry if it's a stupid question but just wondered if there is such thing like upgrading to Windows 10 by using Win7/8 keys for Server 2012 keys to 2016/2019 ?

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  2. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    There are not even keys for upgrading 7/10 to 10.
     
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  3. OrdinaryNova

    OrdinaryNova MDL Novice

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    Well, what I mean is in fashion you can use your Win7 / 8 / 8.1 keys while installing Windows 10 and then activate happily ever after.
     
  4. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    Server never was included in the free win 10 scenario, which accepted older win 7/8 keys.
     
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  5. OrdinaryNova

    OrdinaryNova MDL Novice

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    I know it was a deal specific to consumer versions. What I simply ask is if I can install and activate Windows Server 2016/2019 using a Windows Server 2012 key.
     
  6. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    Not, afaik, reason is mentioned.
     
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  7. Carlos Detweiller

    Carlos Detweiller MDL Spinning Tortoise

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    Each new Server generation requires entirely new keys.