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    Windows XP embedded installation

    by Vs3rAbVs3r ·

    Hi guys! I am new here – it is my first post. I would like to ask you how to install windows XP embedded on fujitsu futro s720? I get few ,,versions” from internet.One of them is divided to 3 .ISO files and the other one is in one file, but the problem is I can’t make a bootable USB with ,,rufus” or ,,Winsetupfromusb”. I mean, I can create for ex. in Rufus some kind of bootable USB but only from one ISO of these 3. So I don’t know how to connect them into one and make bootable USB like with normal windows (7/7embedded / 10 etc.)
    I am trying to relax from few days and learn some tech stuff 🙂 . I spend 3 days with learning how to install win 7 embedded on that fujitsu s720 😛 . I joined here, because reddit is a strange place – it is almost impossible to ask question when you are new there (some ,,auto-moderator bot always delete my post – it was so frustrating xD).
    Thanks in advance for your help!

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    • #3947826

      Re: XP

      by kees_b ·

      In reply to Windows XP embedded installation

      I’m afraid that only the maker of what you found on the net can tell you how to use it, if you can’t find it out yourself.

      Nobody here knows what’s in those files you described. You can look inside those iso’s by mounting them in Windows 10, but I don’t think it’s very useful if you share the contents here.

      What happens if you boot from the one bootable medium you managed to make?

      • #3947828

        Reply To: Windows XP embedded installation

        by Vs3rAbVs3r ·

        In reply to Re: XP

        When I tried to insert USB with one of these 3 .ISO’s or with normal 1 .ISO from other website, I’m just seeing flashing ,, – ” in the left corner of the screen while turning on. I tried to change in BIOS from 1.Uefi sandisk 2.sandisk to 1.sandisk 2.Uefi sandisk and it didn’t halp also :/

    • #3947831

      Small world.

      by rproffitt ·

      In reply to Windows XP embedded installation

      I am one of those that attended seminars on use and development of XP Embedded systems. The install for such a system is never exactly the same but at no time did Microsoft mention RUFUS so I can’t guess why that is even an option here.

      Also, why not install full blown XP? The reason we would use XP Embedded was to create some locked down, only can run one app or maybe a Kiosk.

      • #3947833

        Reply To: Windows XP embedded installation

        by Vs3rAbVs3r ·

        In reply to Small world.

        Oh, sorry I forgot to add that unfortunately I tried to install full version of XP but it was the same story – flashing ,,-” in the left corner. And to be honest, I am not tech pro so I don’t know if it is possible to install full version of any windows on thin client (fujitsu futro s720). As far as I know, it is not possible for win 7 and 10 in full version – some people told me that on reddit. They said that is to weak PC for full windows.

        • #3947835

          Not being able to install an OS

          by rproffitt ·

          In reply to Reply To: Windows XP embedded installation

          Is widely discussed.

          XP however being what it is, is problematic on many PCs today.

          I did not find ANY support for a full blown OS on the Fujitsu THIN CLIENT you noted. I suggest you sell that and find a small PC next time. Then again you may have some story about you got this for cheap or free and want to hack some OS into it.

          Final Answer: There is no support for a full blown Windows install for this thin client according to what I can find on the web. Maybe wishful thinking?

        • #3947837

          What operating system is on this Fujitsu now?

          by Wizard57M-TR ·

          In reply to Reply To: Windows XP embedded installation

          From what I’ve read, it came with embedded Linux or possibly embedded Windows 7, maybe 10, as the information on Fujitsu site is now considered “archived” (meaning old) and possibly out of date?? Link to datasheet:
          https://www.fujitsu.com/global/products/computing/pc/thin-clients/FUTRO-S720/

        • #3947841

          Maybe the OP needs to know this.

          by rproffitt ·

          In reply to What operating system is on this Fujitsu now?

          Such machines have a customized XP Embedded (or other embedded OS) made by the developer or maker. These thin clients rarely allow you to install anything but that custom image.

          But as you imagine these thin clients are often found in the dumpsters/recyclers/markets or even free. People that are new to these devices try to install a full blown OS meant for a fully equipped PC and then they have a lot of questions.

          It’s not a PC. It’s a thin client.

        • #3947843

          Reply To: Windows XP embedded installation

          by Vs3rAbVs3r ·

          In reply to Maybe the OP needs to know this.

          Thank u all for your responses.
          I know that that fujitsu is %^&* but I bought it because I like to learn new things and many times in my life I have a situation when some company or seller told me that something is impossible or some OS isn’t OFFICIALLY supported but I just really enjoy to ,,hack” in the mining of finding ways out to do something ,,impossible” 🙂
          I think it can be worth these few bucks because it will be used also for older person to teach her how to use computer (basic things like writing, searching the internet and so on).

          • This reply was modified 4 months, 1 week ago by birdmantd.
        • #3947862

          Just yesterday.

          by rproffitt ·

          In reply to Reply To: Windows XP embedded installation

          A shop had old Chromebooks for 50 USD each. These have some worth (50 bucks.) What you have is worth less than that because you still have to supply a keyboard, mouse, display and maybe some WiFi stick. And after all this work, you are left with a machine that is unsupportable and NOT how to learn about using today’s PCs or Apple.

          I find chromebooks to be great for those that never wanted to use a PC.

        • #3947844

          I agree 100 percent!

          by Wizard57M-TR ·

          In reply to Maybe the OP needs to know this.

          There is a thread on the Puppy Linux forum where a user is attempting to install some version of Puppy on a thin client. Probably the “best” that can be hoped for would be something like Puppy Linux installed to a bootable USB thumb drive, then boot the client from this and run the device from the USB thumb drive. As for which Puppy, depends on the age of this particular device, perhaps one of the ScPups from a year or so ago would have the needed drivers for the Wifi and video…also would need to know what kind of CPU is in this device…in my opinion the OP needs to do a bit of research as to the possibility of even enabling the device to boot from USB, what architecture it supports (32 bit vs 64 bit, X86 vs ARM, etc.). Without this information, it’s just a “wild goose chase”, anyone’s guess as to what could be done.

        • #3947846

          Reply To: Windows XP embedded installation

          by Vs3rAbVs3r ·

          In reply to I agree 100 percent!

          hahahah I tried one more time to make a bootable pendrive with xp professional but this time I uncheck some ,,2cd” option or smth. So now, Setup is on but I see the message: ,,setup cannot find the end user licensing agreement (EULA). I just found a link how to fix it and maybe I’ll make it

        • #3947860

          No back story so far.

          by rproffitt ·

          In reply to Reply To: Windows XP embedded installation

          I guess you found this thing and hope you can install any OS. I didn’t find such supported and no drivers for Windows so to me it’s a report of the story about thin clients and how they are mostly a time sink for those that have them outside of their intended use.

        • #3947866

          Maybe I misinterpreted your words but…

          by Vs3rAbVs3r ·

          In reply to No back story so far.

          Like in the title- maybe I misinterpreted your attitude but it looks like you trying not to be nice and I totally don’t know why XD Why r u saying that this is a time sink? Correct me if I am wrong but u mean waste of time? If so, u can’t understand that it is just a fun for me? I am not a tech guy/tech pro! I thought that I can write here something and it not have to be very ambicious project with building nuclear reactor XD It is a fun for me and I don’t think it is stupid. And like I said – a lot of times some big company wrote on their website that ,,u can not fix it by yourself” or other bullshit and when i tried it seems that it is possible and I have fun also. Peace bro!

        • #3947870

          Best of luck.

          by rproffitt ·

          In reply to Maybe I misinterpreted your words but…

          If you get it to work, that’s great but giving a person the XP Experience is not that great an idea.

          As I wrote even if you gave it to them, any small trouble and they only have you to try to fix it.

          Wishing you the best of luck but having seen folk spend so much time trying to save a thin client, I don’t hold out much hope. Unless they set up the server for the thin client etc.

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