Installing PerfectDisk 12 Home Server Edition

Once you have obtained the PerfectDisk_x64.msi file, you need to copy it to your Windows Home Server 2011 desktop. You can do this either via Remote Desktop, or if your WHS 2011 box has a mouse, monitor and keyboard connected, you can log in directly.

Run the MSI file and then follow the steps through the installation wizard.

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At the end of the installation you will be presented with the option to check for update and launch the software (both are pre-checked for you).

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At the time of writing this review, the day PerfectDisk 12 was released, there were no updates available.

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Launching PerfectDisk 12 Home Server Edition

First thing you will be presented with is the What’s New screen. You can uncheck the Show this screen on launch otherwise every time you will be presented with it, and frankly you only need to read it the one time.

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You will also be asked to either enter your License Key or Continue the trial.

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You will then see the PerfectDisk 12 Console screen:

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From here you can see all your drives, their status, etc and you can perform whatever functions you need to.