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New P73 / Support for Windows Server 2019?

2020-05-19, 6:52 AM

Hi,

 

I just received my new P73 and would like to install the current Windows Server 2019 version.

 

Do you have any advice? Is there anything special to keep in mind (drivers...)? Or is this a "hopeless endeavor"?

 

Thanks in advance.

 

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Yahia

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Re:New P73 / Support for Windows Server 2019?

2020-05-19, 9:05 AM

Hello,

 

While I doubt it is officially supported, you could probably just try installing Windows Server 2019 onto the ThinkPad P73, enabling whatever parts of the operating system are not installed automatically like wireless networking support, and then downloading and installing the various drivers from https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/us/en/products/laptops-and-netbooks/thinkpad-p-series-laptops/thinkpad-p73-type-20qr-20qs/downloads/driver-list.  There may still be a few things which don't correctly, but perhaps enough of the operating system will work for it to be useful to you.

 

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Aryeh Goretsky

 



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Re:New P73 / Support for Windows Server 2019?

2020-05-20, 8:13 AM

Hi,

thank you very much - I will try and hope for the best.

 

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Re:New P73 / Support for Windows Server 2019?

2020-05-20, 14:26 PM

It will work mostly fine, as it's rebranded Windows 10. 

 

With the usual caveats, that make Windows Server on laptop complicated, like no BlueTooth, challenges with sleep etc. These are annoying enough that "normal" host OS, and Windows Server in a VM, is often a better option.

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