Stuck in Middle of WHS Restore RRS feed

  • Question

  • I had the system drive on my HP EX470 MediaSmart Server die the other day.  I installed a new drive and did a system restore and all was going well until about half way through the process when I needed to reinstall the Windows Home Server software on my machine.  It's not allowing me to install it on my Win7 or Win8 machine because those OSs supported, and the install process ends.

    So now my WHS is all purple and I'm unable to finish the install/repair from my computers.  Any ideas on how to proceed?


    Friday, November 15, 2013 10:27 PM

All replies

  • Can you borrow a machine that's got Windows XP installed? Install in a virtual machine (VM)? Unfortunately your MediaSmart Server's original media don't (as you've learned) support operating systems newer than Windows Vista. 

    I'm not on the WHS team, I just post a lot. :)

    Sunday, November 17, 2013 1:28 AM
  • Thought of that, but I can't find a copy of XP or anyone who has it.  Any other ideas?


    Monday, November 18, 2013 7:07 PM