Christian_Viver
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Upgrading OS on existing VMWare Worstation image

I am using VMWare WorkStation 15.5 and I have a Windows 10 Pro Image I created. The question is:

Can I upgrade Only the OS on this image from Windows 10 to Windows Server 2016 Standard??? I have a bunch of stuff on the Windows 10 image including activations that I don't want to loose.

Does anybody know if I can Upgrade the OS on the image without starting from scratch?????

Your help or answer is greatly appreciated!

Christian

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T180985
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Thats really a microsoft question but i find it extremely unlikely there would be an upgrade path from a desktop OS to a server OS, you may just need to create a new image

Please mark helpful or correct if my answer resolved your issue. How to post effectively on VMTN https://communities.vmware.com/people/daphnissov/blog/2018/12/05/how-to-ask-for-help-on-tech-forums
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scott28tt
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Moderator: Moved to Virtual Machine, Guest OS & VM Tools > Windows


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scott28tt
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Not supported: Upgrade and Conversion Options for Windows Server 2016 | Microsoft Docs


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