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Supported operating systems for home computers

Published: April 26, 2010

Updated: March 4, 2013

Applies To: Windows Home Server 2011

The following operating systems for home computers are supported to work with Windows Home Server 2011:

  • Windows 8 operating systems

    • Windows 8

    • Windows 8 Professional

    • Windows 8 Enterprise

  • The Windows 7 Operating System

    • Windows 7 Home Basic (x86 and x64)

    • Windows 7 Home Premium (x86 and x64)

    • Windows 7 Professional (x86 and x64)

    • Windows 7 Ultimate (x86 and x64)

    • Windows 7 Enterprise (x86 and x64)

    • Windows 7 Starter (x86)

  • The Windows Vista Operating System

    • Windows Vista Home Basic with Service Pack 2 (SP2) (x86 x64)

    • Windows Vista Home Premium with SP2 (x86 and x64)

    • Windows Vista Business with SP2 (x86 and x64)

    • Windows Vista Ultimate with SP2 (x86 and x64)

    • Windows Vista Enterprise with SP2 (x86 and x64)

    • Windows Vista Starter with SP2 (x86)

  • The Windows XP Operating System

    • Windows XP Home with Service Pack 3 (SP3)

    • Windows XP Professional with SP3

    • Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 with SP3

  • Mac client computers

    • Mac OS X v10.5 through Mac OS X v10.8

    You can view the health and backup status for a Mac computer from the Windows Home Server 2011 Dashboard. However, you cannot configure computer backup or start a backup from the Dashboard.

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