Windows Server | 8 GB RAM + 4 AMD EPYC Cores + 200GB SSD | 5.99 Euros/month
I would like to share with you how I got Windows Server using Contabo VPS for 5.99 per month without paying them for the Windows License, which would have increased the price to a minimum of 11 euros per month.
First, you must choose your own Windows Server distribution and download it. After that, follow the steps in this link to include the needed drivers in the ISO to be able to recognize the hard disk during the installation.
Download official Evaluation ISOs:
:: WINDOES LICENSE FOR 1.95 EUROS - ONE TIME ::
If you would like to activate your windows, you can buy a license from here using the coupon code. Final Price 1.95 euros.
Promotional code: AKS50
:: ACTIVATE WIDNOWS IN YOUR VPS ::
To activate Windows, you need to convert Windows Eval to Windows Standard. Use the following commands in CMD using administrator rights:
DISM /online /Set-Edition:Serverstandard /ProductKey:WC2BQ-8NRM3-FDDYY-2BFGV-KHKQY /AcceptEula
DISM /online /Set-Edition:ServerDatacenter /ProductKey:CB7KF-BWN84-R7R2Y-793K2-8XDDG /AcceptEula
dism /online /set-edition:ServerStandard /productkey:N69G4-B89J2-4G8F4-WWYCC-J464C /accepteula
dism /online /set-edition:ServerDatacenter /productkey:WMDGN-G9PQG-XVVXX-R3X43-63DFG /accepteula
dism /online /set-edition:serverstandard /productkey:VDYBN-27WPP-V4HQT-9VMD4-VMK7H /accepteula
dism /online /set-edition:serverdatacenter /productkey:WX4NM-KYWYW-QJJR4-XV3QB-6VM33 /accepteula
Once you converted the Eval to the standard or datacenter version, please activate Windows using your key following the standard process. Change the key from the System options.
I hope this is helping you guys. The performance is awesome!
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Well, I would say that you do not pay for Windows, just 2 euros in one time payment. You basically pay for the VPS as always.
Curiosity: why did you tag contabo?
open it using powershell to convert your Windows Eval and Activate it
irm https://massgrave.dev/get | iex
I think that is not a legal way to do so... We are talking about legal copies of Windows for VPS.
Nah, your tutorial here also not legal for Contabo and Microsoft
Why is it not legal for Contabo? You guys talk without any knowledge. They are an infrastructure provider, and there is nothing here against their terms. On the other hand, the key that you can buy is an OEM one.
However, you are promoting a cracked version of Windows, far away from my tutorial which is completely IT-related and legal.
Then how you install your windows ISO on your contabo linux vps?
Using the service they have called Custom Images. Obviously.