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can I deinstall Windows XP from Samsung MagicNet

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Our office has a Samsung Magicnet X video display used for lobby signage. It boots Windows XP 2002 R2, Embedded. The video display itself has all kinds of connectors for VGA, composite, etc.

What I'd really like to do is disable the autoboot to XP and just use it as a dumb video display. This Magicnet is several years old and the original vendor's staff has no idea how to do anything with it. There are some newer mini devices out there, like ZBOX, that can run the latest WIN7 or WIN8, full Office and are maintainable by non-tech savvy office staff, and which can be unobtrusively "duct taped" to the display.

Is anyone familiar with the MagicNet product? Does anyone know how to turn off the embedded XP auto-boot? Is there a menu setting or a switch or something? Can it be used as a standalone video display?
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Go to
"System Properties" --> Go To "Advance Tab" -- > Go To "Startup And Recovery"  -- > Setting
--> Select "Default Operating System" which you want to boot, and un-check "Time Display list of operating system". -- > Apply the changes.


NOTE : when your system will boot press the arrow key , you may get the list of operating system , otherwise it will boot the default operating system
And Reboot Your System

If you find any further problem, please let me know
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nirdeshsingh, thanks for your quick response.

I'm going to try this ASAP, but big question: If I do this, and decide I want to go back, can I? I don't want to burn the bridge just yet. As I  explained, I want to use this device as a dumb montior attached to a separate, real, Windows computer. Is this what your suggestion will let me do?

You wrote: "when your system will boot press the arrow key , you may get the list of operating system". Not sure what you mean by this. Does that mean that every time I boot I'll get an Operating System selection prompt, or is that just the 1st time I boot? Please clarify.
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more info: In the System Startup drop-down menu, the selected entry is "Microsoft Windows XP Embedded" /fastdetect. That is the only selection I have. The box 'Time to display list of operating systems' is already unchecked.

Not sure I get where you're going. Can you expand on your idea?
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OK, I figured out what I need to do. After removing the display from its mounting enclosure, the menu button legend was obvious. I selected the 'Source' button, then "PC" and voila! The VGA input on the device accepted computer output. I suppose the embedded XP is still running in there, but who care. Mission Accomplished.
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Please close and accept solution
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Thanks for participating
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