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help, how can I hide the xp

by lguo888 / January 5, 2005 4:23 AM PST

need help!!!!! I want to run an application in a customer's computer but dont' want show anything about xp, how can i hide the xp backgroud, so that when i turn on the computer, the computer can check ram, harddriver whatever and running xp at background, then run my application automatically. and the only thing i can see is my porgram.
any help would be really appreciated.

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What application
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / January 5, 2005 4:42 AM PST

do you want to run?

Is this without the customer's permission?

What do you mean by "hiding" XP, but running XP in the background? You either run a program withing the Windows configuration, or you run a program in DOS, and as Windows XP got rid of DOS you could only do that with a DOS emulator, or installing DOS or another operating system such as Linux on a separate partition and running it as a separate operating system. In which case XP would not be running in the background.

Mark

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the program is a security camera program.
by lguo888 / January 5, 2005 5:05 AM PST
In reply to: What application

i just want to see that security camera program when i turn on the pc without seeing the xp boot screen and desktop..that's what i mean keep the xp at backgroud. i think the program is window based program, please help, thanks.

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I've done this.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 5, 2005 5:11 AM PST

But we used XP Embedded. License is 85 bucks, and lets you do this.

Bob

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just need this software?
by lguo888 / January 5, 2005 5:15 AM PST
In reply to: I've done this.

So i just go out and buy XP Embedded, that's it?

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Actually free in a perverse way.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 5, 2005 6:17 AM PST
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Why would you...
by Papa Echo / January 5, 2005 8:07 AM PST

want to do that ? You seems anxious about that. Any actual problems ?

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I know why.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 5, 2005 9:01 AM PST
In reply to: Why would you...

Over the years the "embedded controller" industry has suffered some brain loss and now with stratospheric development costs it actually pays off to use a complete PC instead of a SBC (Single Board Controller).

In the last two months our small company purchased 2 embedded development tools at about 2,500 dollars. If we had used a PC then that cost would have been avoided.

Some endeavors don't want "It's a PC inside" to show so you get requests like this.

Bob

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all i want is
by lguo888 / January 5, 2005 9:26 AM PST
In reply to: I know why.

I want to use the computer as a monitoring center. it's just like some gamebox, it says it's based on windows operating system, but when u turned it on, all u can see is the game, i want the same thing, when i turn on the computer, all i want to see the monitoring program, no xp boot screen, log in screen, and desktop. nothing but the monitoring program.
thank you

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Which is what Embedded NT, 2000 and now XP offer.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 5, 2005 9:46 AM PST
In reply to: all i want is

Go to the seminar and you'll see this in action.

Bob

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