Windows Server 2012 Release Candidate asks for Product Key

Poul K. Sørensen asked:

I am trying to install Windows Server 2012 Release Candidate.

I have configured a Raid (Intel Matrix Storage Manager) (Ctrl+I at boot) on a z8na-d6 motherboard. Raid0 of two 120gb disks.

Installing from USB drive, install loads fine. I select language, Install Now, waiting for setup is starting.

Popup says the product key entered does not match any of the windows images available for installation, enter a different product key. (I havent entered any and havent got any. I got the install disk from the dreamspark program).

My answer:

I suspect you got a bad disk image from wherever you got it. You can obtain a clean ISO image directly from Microsoft. (Login with the same credentials you signed up for DreamSpark with.)

It could also be that something is wrong with your DVD drive. Try verifying the media after you burn your DVD.

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