How to upgrade Windows 2008 R2 OS?

1. Go to Start Menu and click on “Control Panel“.
Windows start menu - control panel

2. Type “update” in the search box and click on “Check for updates” under the “Windows Update” option.
update windows option in control panel

3. If Automatic update is disabled, click on “Turn on Automatic Updates” and then on “Check for updates“.
Turn on windows automatic update

After a few minutes, it will show an option like “Install Now” or “Install Updates“. Click it.
Install update windows server 2008r2

4. If it shows the License Terms, select “I accept the license terms” and click “Finish“.
Accept software removal tool license term

The process of downloading updates can take from 15 to 30 minutes or more.

Downloading updaes

5. Once it is ready, it will display the “Restart Now” button. Click on it.
Restart to apply windows 2008 r2 updates

When your VPS reboots, you can see the status of the upgrade using VNC from the VPS Control Panel.
Windows final update steps

It can take a long time, especially if your Windows is trying to apply a lot of updates. Do not turn or reboot your VPS during the upgrade. Otherwise, your VPS may crash. Once the Windows update completes, you can access your RDP Account.

How to upgrade Windows 2008 R2 OS?
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