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  1. #11


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    Quote Originally Posted by Barman58 View Post
    Dependent on which version of Server 2012 you have installed you could try this

    How to Turn the GUI Off and On in Windows Server 2012

    Of course I would have to advise manual transfer of all your data before this, but it should be a safe option
    Now we're getting somewhere. I was looking for something like that, just didn't know what to type into Google.

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  2. #12


    Newport, South Wales, UK
    Posts : 573
    Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu


    It does depend on the actual version that's loaded as the original core version does not have a GUI option
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  3. #13


    Posts : 9
    Windows 8.1 Professional


    Quote Originally Posted by Barman58 View Post
    Dependent on which version of Server 2012 you have installed you could try this

    How to Turn the GUI Off and On in Windows Server 2012

    Of course I would have to advise manual transfer of all your data before this, but it should be a safe option
    There isn't a 12 option when i do that. I don't have a GUI option.
    Im using Windows Server 2012 R2
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  4. #14


    Newport, South Wales, UK
    Posts : 573
    Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu


    If you do have the core version loaded take a look at this set of free tools that may help to backup your essential data ...


    Visual Core Configurator: GUI Manage Server 2008 R2 Core
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  5. #15


    Posts : 9
    Windows 8.1 Professional


    I use notepad and i saw that my old windows containing the operating system and all my files are renamed to windows.old.000.
    So what i try to do now is to use XCOPY command and copy everything in my windows.old.000 folder to my current windows folder.
    Hope it works
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  6. #16


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    Quote Originally Posted by IWillSmackYou View Post
    I use notepad and i saw that my old windows containing the operating system and all my files are renamed to windows.old.000.
    So what i try to do now is to use XCOPY command and copy everything in my windows.old.000 folder to my current windows folder.
    Hope it works
    That could potentially mess things up. Are you going to copy some of it or all of it? I'm thinking this could leave you with a non working OS?
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  7. #17


    Posts : 9
    Windows 8.1 Professional


    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by IWillSmackYou View Post
    I use notepad and i saw that my old windows containing the operating system and all my files are renamed to windows.old.000.
    So what i try to do now is to use XCOPY command and copy everything in my windows.old.000 folder to my current windows folder.
    Hope it works
    That could potentially mess things up. Are you going to copy some of it or all of it? I'm thinking this could leave you with a non working OS?
    Yep you are right luckily i stop the process
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  8. #18


    Posts : 9
    Windows 8.1 Professional


    Quote Originally Posted by Barman58 View Post
    If you do have the core version loaded take a look at this set of free tools that may help to backup your essential data ...


    Visual Core Configurator: GUI Manage Server 2008 R2 Core
    I tried and it doesn't work for windows server 2012 R2
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