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HP Proliant DL380 G7 /Win 10 Install?


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Hi everyone,


Was wondering if anyone can confirm if i can successfully load win 10 on a :


HP Proliant DL380 G7

2 x Intel Xeon 6 Cores X5680 @3.33Ghz

128GB DDR3 Memory



i am on a budget and need the above system specs to continue,

i realise graphics cards are not great with these but because it will be dedicate to music production i can buy 2 x riser kits and use 2 x gt-625 ( low power consumption )for my 3-4 1920x 1080 24 inch monitors.


My current setup is not enough :

rampage iii extreme 24gb memory

980x 6 core

240 gb ssd

                      : when i open a large project i am constantly at 60% cpu and 60 % ram


so can anyone confirm if i will be able to load all win 10 drivers ??




any help on this is appreciated , and yes i have looked at hz800 workstations which is my budget  but max memory is 24gb ( NO GOOD ) .

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  • 1 month later...

dont hold me to fact but ive always worked now for a while with the understanding that server OS and desktop OS are built from the same core.


win xp > win 2k3

win 7 > win 2k8

so win 10 > win svr 2k12


not all drivers are compatible of course if they check the OS Version, however, if you can get the drivers for svr 2k12 then the vast should work with win 10


what about the HP Z420 which has max capacity for 64GB ram ??

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  • 1 year later...

Yes it can be done!


I have one of these beasts and the way to do was to install the demo version of MS server 2012, then run the MS MediaCreationTool for Windows 10 and target a removable USB drive. Once done, plug the drive into the beast and boot off it using \f11. Then Windows 10 will install and appears to work quite well (for a given value of Microsoft...).


Good Luck



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