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Ok, so i'm going to ask a couple questions and i know this is not exactly what the Dell Poweredge 2900 is for, but here goes. First of all, is there a way to get the server to boot without getting the "strike F1 to continue, F2 to run setup utility". Its a pain to have to press F1 every time the server boots up. I Have a SATA HD plugged into the on board SATA A spot. It boots up no problem when i hit the F1, but it seems like it should do this without asking. Second question, i don't have any drives installed in any of the 8 raid bays yet but can this server handle raid 5 and is it able to create a 12 terabyte drive? I guess the other option would be to make each drive a raid 0 then create a raid in windows 7. Yes, i am using windows 7. Third question... Is there any way to put a video card in this machine that can produce a 1920x1080 resolution? I plan to store media on the machine and stream it from another computer but it would be nice to be able to play movies right on the server as well.