can I deinstall Windows XP from Samsung MagicNet
Posted on 2013-02-06
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?