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Can you install an OS from the "internal network adapter boot"?


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#1 James T Kirk

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Posted 10 August 2012 - 05:25 AM

Hello Cyberpeople,
How's everyone?

My computer has an option in the Bios and in the boot menu for the "internal network adapter boot."

Can I use this to install an OS?

[Compaq Evo N610c]

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Posted 10 August 2012 - 06:08 PM

A quick quote from a M/soft MVP about internal network adapter boot -

It should be disabled unless the PC is part of a network that requires it.
When it is enabled, it is possible for a determined hacker to boot your PC remotely and access it. It is not very likely to happen, but it pays to err on the safe side.

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#3 James T Kirk

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Posted 11 August 2012 - 07:56 AM

Glad to meet you! :thumbup2:

Wow, awesome advice -- I'll make sure to keep it "disabled"!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Before my computer crashed, I did not need this feature to be part of the network, but then again, that is because I was using a PCI card. So what you are saying is that even if I figure out how to use this feature to access the local network without having to use the PCI card, that I shouldn't do this?

Because here is the situation:
I just upgraded the Modem to the newest model and so this requires that I need a new network connection -- my old PCI card cannot be used for it [the new modem]. Even if I have to go out and pay 24$ for a USB network adapter?

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