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Buy WHS V1 or Wait For V2 Final Release? RRS feed

  • Question

  • I'm readying to set up a home server on a 64-bit system I have.  I'm anxious to make the move.  But I don't want to cost myself lots of $$$.  If I start out with V1, I don't mind copying over data and rebuilding from scratch.  But I rather not shell out for V1 and then hafta pay full price when Vail is released (hopefully sooner than later).

     

    Any thoughts?  Will MS offer an upgrade release for a reduced price?  Or should I just sit around and twiddle my thumbs until Vail goes retail?

    Sunday, January 9, 2011 3:36 AM

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  • I am not sure microsoft will offer a upgrade for 2 reasons.

    1) it is OEM only not retail.

    2) WHS v1 is 32 bit OS and WHS v2 (VAIL) is 64 bit OS.

     

    You might want to consider downloading the WHS V1 trial and wait to see what VAIL looks like.


    Don Bushway
    Sunday, January 9, 2011 4:39 AM
  • [I'm readying to set up a home server on a 64-bit system I have.  I'm
    anxious to make the move.  But I don't want to cost myself lots of $$$.  If
    I start out with V1, I don't mind copying over data and rebuilding from
    scratch.  But I rather not shell out for V1 and then hafta pay full price
    when Vail is released (hopefully sooner than later).]
     
    [Any thoughts?  Will MS offer an upgrade release for a reduced price?  Or
    should I just sit around and twiddle my thumbs until Vail goes retail?]
     
    Go here
    to get a 30 day trial of WHS v1. Hopefully, by the time the trial time is
    up, we'll have new beta bits of WHS Vail.
     
    As to whether WHS Vail will be available to us as software for a home built
    system, it remains to be seen. I haven't heard anything yay or nay about it.
    I doubt there will be an 'upgrade' simply because a 32 bit application
    cannot be upgraded to a 64 bit application. WHS v1 is 32 bit only and WHS
    Vail comes only in 64 bit. As an aside, it looks as if there won't be much,
    if any, 32 bit stuff coming from Microsoft before long.
     
    Nancy Ward
    Windows 8 Beta Ferret
     
     

    Nancy Ward
    Sunday, January 9, 2011 6:05 AM