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Anyone here used Windows Embedded 8.1 Pro?

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1 year ago#1
I just saw that I have access to it on Dreamspark. I'm finding conflicting information if it can work as a normal desktop OS or not.
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1 year ago#2
It's like Windows 7 except where instead of a Start menu you have a Start screen that is somewhat similar to Steam's Big Picture mode.
1 year ago#3
I have windows 8.1, I'm asking specifically about the embedded version available on dreamspark
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1 year ago#4
It does work on x86 hardware, I'm just not sure why anyone would want to use Windows Embedded (regardless of version) except as a science project.
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1 year ago#5
That's my point, but some people are saying it is basically windows 8.1 VL with some added thin client capabilities only.
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1 year ago#6
Shub posted...
It does work on x86 hardware, I'm just not sure why anyone would want to use Windows Embedded (regardless of version) except as a science project.


Windows Embedded is a great OS for thin clients. All our HP thin clients come with embedded and it makes administration of them a breeze.

For a main OS though? Yeah, not so much.
1 year ago#7
unclee posted...
Shub posted...
It does work on x86 hardware, I'm just not sure why anyone would want to use Windows Embedded (regardless of version) except as a science project.


Windows Embedded is a great OS for thin clients. All our HP thin clients come with embedded and it makes administration of them a breeze.

For a main OS though? Yeah, not so much.


Unclee, are they embedded 7 or 8.1?
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1 year ago#8
We're still using Embedded 7 (with a few Embedded XP machines floating around).

Our next batch will probably have Embedded 8.1 on them though.
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