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#1 etherjones

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Posted 15 September 2014 - 08:05 PM

Is this the correct forum to ask a question about XPe on an HP Thin Client PC?



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Posted 15 September 2014 - 08:23 PM

Hi,

This is the XP forum, so yes, this is the place

Ask away


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Posted 15 September 2014 - 08:31 PM

Is there any way to re-purpose a t5720 hp thin client with XPe into a poor-man's desktop pc?  It will be used only for accessing web email.

 

The issue I am having is that even though the OS says the C: drive has free space, and even though I can create folders and files on the C: drive, when I re-boot all those files and folders are gone.



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Posted 16 September 2014 - 07:39 AM

This is embedded and the specs list the browser as IE6. I would try the following for a better experience. I am not sure if the thin client can boot USB but you should be able to find this in BIOS by pressing F10 at boot.

 

Download puppy linux 5.7 iso. Use Rufus (opt out of any update check) to create a bootable USB flash drive. Attach the flash and boot the thin client. Puppy should load and let you use firefox. You may have to use the non-PAE version if the PAE version does not.


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Posted 16 September 2014 - 08:06 AM

This is embedded and the specs list the browser as IE6. I would try the following for a better experience. I am not sure if the thin client can boot USB but you should be able to find this in BIOS by pressing F10 at boot.

 

Download puppy linux 5.7 iso. Use Rufus (opt out of any update check) to create a bootable USB flash drive. Attach the flash and boot the thin client. Puppy should load and let you use firefox. You may have to use the non-PAE version if the PAE version does not.

 

I've been a Puppy Linux fan for many years.  And yes, it works on this machine.

 

But my question here is about XPe:

 

The issue I am having is that even though XPe says the C: drive has free space, and even though I can create folders and files on the C: drive, when I re-boot all those files and folders are gone.

 

Is anyone on this forum familiar enough with XPe (and hp thin client) to comment on what is causing this, and how to get around it?

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Posted 16 September 2014 - 08:32 AM

I have not had time to read this whole article but it may help. Hopefully somebody with more knowledge on the thin client here will post a solution.






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