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Tutorial: Update and Install Windows Server 2016

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2016-10-21 17:16:21 Posted by Declan Morris to Windows Server Partition Manager

Are you looking for a secure way to upgrade your Windows Server into latest version - Windows Server 2016? This tutorial article will offer you secure and safe guidance to help you update and install Windows Server 2016 without losing any data.

Windows Server 2016 has been released for quite a long period but quite a lot Server users haven’t update to the latest version yet. Considering system stability and data security, quite a number of Server users are reluctant to update their Server systems. 

Here in this article, we’ll offer you a secure tutorial guide and help you to update and install Windows Server 2016 in your PC without losing any data or obstacles. 

Part 1. Prepare for Windows Server 2016 update
Part 2. Detail steps to update and install Windows Server 2016

Relax and follow these two parts to see how to securely update to the latest Windows Server now.

Part 1. Prepare for Windows Server 2016 update

Before updating and installing Windows Server 2016, there are some preparation jobs that must be done in advance. You may follow below list to get everything ready for installing this new Windows Server now.

1. Create backups for present Server system and important hard drive partition data;

In order to avoid any unexpected system error or Windows Server hard drive partition data loss issue, it’s highly necessary to create backups for important Server data and system in advance.

EaseUS Todo Backup Advanced Server supports your to free backup Server system, important hard drive partition and data with simple clicks. You may give it a shot now that it’s 100% free within 30 days with its 30-day trial feature. 

2. Choose an appropriate edition of Windows Server 2016 for your present system;
3. Make a plan: think of your present needs, and future needs; how many virtual machines you need and how many in the future; does your network need Web server? How many users work in your network?
All these need you to pay attention while trying to install a new Windows Sever.
4. Extend or create enough space for system partition with a minimum of 32GB and 2GB for Server with Desktop Experience installation option;
Easy to use partition manager software for Windows Server - EaseUS Partition Master Server shall help fix this problem within 3 simple steps:

  • Launch EaseUS Partition Master.

If there is no unallocated space behind the system partition, please follow the below steps. If there is unallocated space behind the system partition, please directly go to step 4.

  • Select partition behind the C drive and right click it, select "Resize/Move partition" and drag the partition handle leftwards to resize the drive.

Extend partition for Windows Sever 2016 update

  • Move the drive rightwards to let the unallocated space be behind the system partition (C: drive) and click OK.

Extend system partition for installing and updating Windows Server 2016.

  • Select the system partition (C: drive), right click it and select "Resize/Move partition", drag the partition handle rightwards to extend system partition (C: drive).
  • Click OK and Apply.
  • Extend system drive for installing Windows Server 2016.

5. Create Windows Server 2016 boot drive.
After doing all these preparation jobs, you can now continue to preform a clean install of Windows Server 2016 in your PC now.

Part 2. Detail steps to update and install Windows Server 2016

1. Plug Windows Server 2016 boot drive to PC and boot PC > Select Language, Time Format and Keyboard > Click Next;
2. Click Install now to start the installation process;

Install Windows Server 2016.

3. Select a right version of Windows Server that you need and click Next;
4. Check I accept license terms > Next > Click Custom: Install Windows only (advanced) for clean installation;

Clean install Windows Server 2016.

5. Select the hard drive that you want to install Windows Server on and click Next to continue the process;
You may need to specify the drive amount on MB and click Apply
A warning pears to ask you permit system to create a drive for system files, click OK > Next;
6. System will start copying all files from external drive to internal hard drive. Be patient and this may take you some time. And the system will also restart several times.
7. Customize settings on your new Windows Server 2016 and click Finish when you complete the setting process.
Administrator is the default user name.

Update to Windows Server 2016.

Now you can press Ctrl + Alt + Del to jump to login page and you can then enter user name and password and hit Enter to start use your Windows Server 2016 now.

Update and install Windows Server 2016.