Winstep can only run on a Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2 operating system. It uses outdated technology from the Windows 7 era that's starting to show age. Due to backward compatibility issues with the new Windows 8/8.1/Server 2012/2012 R2 and 8.1/Server 2008 R2 operating systems, Windows 8/8.1/Server 2012/2012 R2 and Windows 8.1/Server 2008 R2 will not install under Windows 7 systems. Please install Windows 7 side-by-side with Windows Step after you install Windows 8/8.1/Server 2012/2012 R2 or Windows 8.1/Server 2008 R2.
Error 80072ee2 is common to all modern Windows versions, starting from Windows 7/Windows Server 2008 R2 to Windows 11/Windows Server 2022. This error appears when you try installing updates via the local WSUS server, or when downloading updates directly from the Windows Update over the Internet.
Server Core offers a smaller footprint than the full OS because it does not include the Desktop and UI installation files. It also includes fewer management tools and features than the full software installation. d2c66b5586