Activating windows server 2016 preview

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Hi, how are you doing folks? Hope you are doing fine

 

By mistake we installed a preview version of windows server 2016 standard. We would like to know if its possible to activate that version without reinstalling and switching to the final version.

 

On the datacenter they tried their licenses and they didnt work on this preview version.. Any idea how to avoid the entire server reinstall?

 

Thanks

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Moving from any pre-release version (such as Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview) to the released version (Windows Server 2016) always requires a clean installation.

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-server/get-started/installation-and-upgrade

Thanks @Jim Lin for the reply.

 

Last question.. Windows server standard evaluation can be converted to standard version?

 

Here is an screen of the version we have. Can that version be converted to standard edition?  (Screen attached)