Installing Windows 2012 R2 Datacenter on NUC5i3RYH


There will be poblems, first of all I didnt have a pendrive of 8GB so I installed the image on an Ipod, for that oyu need to put it on disk mode.

While doing that, it came to my attention some posts about NUC not recognizing drivers for Windows 2012 R2, so there are some workarounds to enable that.

And at last, activating the license was done trough the command line.

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Licensing Windows 2012 r2 Virtual Machines

For licensing the Hyper-V virtual machines once the host is activated, run this commands


PS C:\Users\Administrator> dism /online /get-currentedition

Deployment Image Servicing and Management tool
Version: 6.3.9600.16384

Image Version: 6.3.9600.16384

Current edition is:

Current Edition : ServerDatacenterEval

The operation completed successfully.
PS C:\Users\Administrator> dism /online /set-edition:ServerDatacenter /productkey:Y4TGP-NPTV9-HTC2H-7MGQ3-DV4TW /accepte








One thought on “Installing Windows 2012 R2 Datacenter on NUC5i3RYH”

  1. Hi,

    I’ve tried the driver hack mentioned letter for letter on:
    Intel NUC D54250WYKH: Installing LAN Driver on Windows Hyper-V Server 2012 R2

    Is there anything different I should be doing, as it’s not working?

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