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Windowns 2012 foundation ISO

Hi, i need to format my server, but when i acquire the server, it didn't came with the Windows CD or any other midia.
In contact with dell they said the windowns server 2012 foundation is not support anymore and will not provide me with a cd or a link to the iso so i can reinstall the original windowns, so the only think i have is the cdkey.

How can I acquire the iso to this version?


windows-server-2012
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It was an OEM product and there never were public downloads on microsoft.com. I do see it available in my Visual Studio subscription, so that may be an option.

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KalinGonalves-5433 answered

Can you elaborate better? sorry i'm not very knowledgeable about it.

I do understand that this is a version that cannot be acquire normally, but Dell refuse to give me any way to re install the Windows i have acquire.

It seem you said you may have the iso on your visual studio, what that means?

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Simply means if you have a Visual Studio subscription you could download it.

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LimitlessTechnology-2700 answered

Hello Kalin G,

If the OS was provided by the manufacturer we are talking about a OEM version. This versions are modified by the manufacturer in order to reactivate with specific hardware conditions. The only way to recover would be with a Recovery CD/DVD from the vendor.

Otherwise, you can try to download from here, and try with your license key (even though, the key -if any- might be tied to a OEM version of the OS):
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/evalcenter/evaluate-windows-server-2012



Hope this helps with your query,
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