After applying all tweaks you will have a fast workstation which can be used for daily tasks like typing reports, developing software and webapplications or playing games. Here are some screenshots of my final Windows Server 2008 R2 Workstation!
Everything just works smooth, fast and flawless! Continue to download and install a 180 days evaluation version of Windows Server 2008 R2 now. Click here if you want to install Windows Server 2008 R2 beside your current Operating System.
If you are a student you can probably even get a legal full Windows Server 2008 R2 license for free from the www.DreamSpark.com website!
In case you are still not convinced, read through the Why Server 2008 [R2] over Windows Vista/7? topic at the forum to see other users’ experiences/opinions.
The Windows Sidebar (called Windows Desktop Gadgets in Windows 7) can be a useful feature on your desktop. By default the Sidebar isn’t included in Windows Server 2008 R2, but using the following files taken from a clean Windows 7 x64 SP1 dvd you can have the Sidebar in your Server 2008 R2 Workstation too!
3. Add Gadgets to your desktop by clicking the Gadget option when right-clicking your Desktop, via the Desktop Gadget Gallery link in the Start menu or the Desktop Gadgets option in the Control Panel!
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