Windows Installfest - SFO2

San Francisco, CA

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Do you have a need to use more than one operating system on the same machine? Would you like to be able to check out an operating system before permanently installing it to a system? Would you like to provide better portability, better isolation, and tremendous ease of use to your existing dual or multi-boot environement? Would you just like to experience how to install a Windows operating system from scratch? Well.....This event is for you!

Chris Avis, Technical Evangelist with Microsoft Corporation is hosting a Bootfest/Installfest at the Microsoft San Francisco Sales office on October 10th. (You can even call him directly for more information at 425-647-3440 !)

 

Installfest - (1p - 4pm) - For the Installfest, we will be providing the bits to install Windows Server 2012 natively or via "Boot to VHD" to hardware you provide (see hardware requirements below). We will also have a brief presentation introducing Windows Server 2012 and new features. There will also be plenty of time for Q&A if you have questions about Windows Server 2012 or anything else Microsoft related

 

System Requirements for Boot to VHD

  • Desktop or Laptop running Windows 7 (any version), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Standard, Enterprise, or Datacenter), Windows 8
  • 4 gigs of RAM
  • BIOS/CPU/Motherboard combo that supports, Intel/AMD Virtualization extensions and Data Execution Prevention
  • 20 gigs or more of free drive space

Other VERY IMPORTANT qualifiers -

  • Boot to VHD will NOT work if your C:\ drive is encrypted with BitLocker or any other 3rd party disk/volume encryption.
  • Boot to VHD will not work if if your C:\ drive is compressed using NTFS compression
  • Boot to VHD does not suppport booting to a VHD file stored on a remote network share or USB attached storage

System Requirements for native Install -

  • Desktop or Laptop that you can install a clean operating system to (basically wipe it out and start fresh!)
  • 4 gigs of RAM
  • BIOS/CPU/Motherboard combo that supports, Intel/AMD Virtualization extensions and Data Execution Prevention
  • 20 gigs or more of free drive space