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 Post subject: Converting HP T5720 to Stand alone
PostPosted: Mon Dec 16, 2013 9:53 am 
Klamath
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Has anyone out there ever converted an HP T5720 with Windows XP Embedded to a stand alone with a full version of XP?
I have Googled countless pages on how to do the conversion and have yet to hit a formula that actually works. I am trying to set this up as a Netflix/Youtube media streamer, and thus far am having zero luck. Any been there-done that suggestions?


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 Post subject: Re: Converting HP T5720 to Stand alone
PostPosted: Mon Dec 16, 2013 10:05 am 
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Unless you can upgrade the storage space, it's nowhere near enough for a full install of XP ( I guess you could strip it down severely using n-Lite for XP). The processor and amount of RAM included also makes it barely useable for streaming services. It might do it, but you can't go any higher than 480p.

This is also assuming you have access to any new ports.


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 Post subject: Re: Converting HP T5720 to Stand alone
PostPosted: Mon Dec 16, 2013 10:31 am 
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I was thinking of replacing ththing plugged into to recognize anying the beast te flash drive with a 8 gig thumb drive - or barring that a 40 gig notebook drive hooked up with a 44 pin cable.
http://qrpbuilder.com/downloads/thin121310.pdf


My problem is in getting the beast to recognize anything plugged into the USB ports.


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 Post subject: Re: Converting HP T5720 to Stand alone
PostPosted: Mon Dec 16, 2013 10:32 am 
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XP won't boot from a USB flash drive nor an external ODD and I suspect your PC does not have an internal ODD, so if true, I don't see how you can install it either.

My suggestion would be install XBMC with Pipelight, but I am not certain your "PC" has the resources for even that.


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