Yes, it is true. I have see so many blue screens on a brand new PC server with Windows 2008 Server R2. The hardware including following items: Intel i5 2500 CPU 1TB SATA2 Hard Disk ASUS P8P67 R3 mother board Corsair DDR3 Memory 4GBX2 ASUS HD5450 512M Video card. etc. I installed Windows Server 2008