Prepare the installation media (DVD, USB flash, etc.) and start the installation process. If you don’t have the Windows Server 2016 installation software, click here and download the software.
Step 1: Plug the Windows Server 2016 boot drive (DVD, USB) to the computer and boot your computer. When the Windows Setup page appears, select your language, time format and keyboard then click on Next
Step 2: Enter your product/license key
You can find your product/license key in your account under my licenses or in the email
Step 3: Now click on Install now button to start the installation process.
Step 4: Select the appropriate version of the windows server that meets your organization’s needs then click Next. Make sure that you’ve chosen an appropriate edition of Windows server.
Step 5: Put a check mark in the box next to the I accept license terms and click on the Next
Step 6: Select the Custom: Install Windows only (advanced) option for clean installation. Clean installation is the term used against upgrade. When you upgrade a Windows server you can have your settings, apps, etc from previous version of Windows. When you do the clean installation you can’t have the settings, apps, etc.
Step 7: Select the hard drive that you want to install the windows server on, then click on the New button to do the partitions.
Step 8: After clicking on the New button, some options appear. Specify the amount of the drive based on MB and click on the Apply A warning appears which wants you to give the permission to system to create a drive for system files. Click on ok button, if you want to add more drives do this process again. When finished click Next.
Step 9: After clicking Next the System starts coping all the files from the external drive to internal hard drive. It will take a while so be patient. Be aware that your system will be restarted several times.
Step 10: When the system copied all the files and restarted, finalize your task by entering the required details. Type complex password (composed of uppercase, lowercase, symbol and numbers) twice in the boxes and click on the Finish User name is Administrator by default.
Step 11: Press Ctrl+Alt+Del buttons to jump start the screen to a login page and inside the box below the administrator user name, enter the password and press Enter button from the keyboard to sign in the Windows.
Step 12: After you logged in the Windows you see the some thing like the picture below. Welcome to Windows Server 2016.
Finally, we’ve installed the Windows Server 2016 successfully and is ready to work. When Windows installed you can’t go back and for example change the edition.
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