This article shows how to download and install the full version of Windows Server 2012 R2 for free on your PC. Follow the direct download link and instructions below for guidance on how to install Windows Server 2012 R2 on your computer.

About the software

Windows Server 2012 R2 is the sixth version of the Windows Server family of operating systems. It was unveiled on June 3, 2013 at TechEd North America and released on October 18, 2013. An additional update was released in April 2014, formally designated Windows Server 2012 R2 Update. It is a cumulative set of security, criticism and otherwise. Updates Windows Server 2012 R2 was succeeded by Windows Server 2016.

System requirements for Windows Server 2012 R2


  • Processor: 1.4GHz
  • Memory: 512 MB RAM
  • Space in Available disk: 32 GB
  • Optical drive: DVD-ROM drive
  • Display: Super VGA monitor (800 × 600)


  • Processor: 2 GHz or faster
  • Memory: 2 GB of RAM or more
  • Available disk space: 40 GB or more
  • Optical drive: DVD-ROM drive
  • Display: XGA monitor (1024 × 768)

How to download and install Windows Server 2012 R2

  1. Click the download button (s) below and finish downloading the necessary files. This can take anywhere from a few minutes to a few hours, depending on your download speed.
  2. Extract the downloaded files. If you don't know how to extract, see this article. The password to extract will always be:
  3. Mount the .iso (click here for instructions), or burn to disk, or put it on a bootable USB drive to install it on a new computer.
  4. Install Windows Server 2012 R2 by running setup.exe
  5. When prompted to insert an activation key (during installation), use the following serial key: XHQ8N-C3MCJ-RQXB6-WCHYG-C9WKB
  6. You now have the full version of Windows Server 2012 R2, without limitations, installed on your computer.

Required files

File # 1 (3.23GB)


This download is for Windows Server 2012 R2 with Update (09.170 + Activator)