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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.
    WIP: bit of this bit of that
  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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