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Can I turn a laptop into a server?

Discussion in 'The Lounge - Off Topic' started by Juelz, Mar 21, 2016.

  1. Juelz

    Juelz Gigabyte Poster

    Not sure if this is a stupid question, I'm just not sure where to start really... Basically I want to know if I installed windows server 2012 onto a laptop.. would this work and would I be able to run it as an actual server? I require the ability to use a server for some small tasks I'm doing I need to test a few things out but honestly just don't have the knowledge or experience but once I know this can be done I can then go ahead and start researching how to implement this but some general guidance would be much appreciated.
  2. dmarsh

    dmarsh Terabyte Poster

    Sure you can, don't even need to install it, install it in a vm on the laptop.
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  3. Apexes

    Apexes Gigabyte Poster

    +1 for dmarsh's suggestion

    failing the VM solution - nothing to stop you installing it physically on the machine itself
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  4. jasonmat

    jasonmat New Member

    All you need is a just a powerful laptop. I have set up multiple virtual machines with various operating systems installed on my Dell laptop (i7 CPU & 8G DDR3).

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