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Neoware ca5 just acquired this unit from a business. it has one window that opens on startup, put on by the business. my question is what can i do with this thing? does it have any form of windows on it that i might be able to access? i can't find anything on it that i don't have to have a password. please help

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True, even if you reflash the system to bring it to a fresh state, it will still need a server to do anything reasonable.

Head over to and click on the "Tech Support" link. A password dialog box will show up: [since it may violate TOS here I won't post that info, but it's readily available on the web.] Once in, click on the FlashRecovery link, then pick the flash that relates to your machine - CA5's are usually the CE versions. Download the file.

Now, this program will work on XP systems. Install the program and follow the directions. You'll need either a cheap hub, switch, or a simple crossover ethernet cable. Hook the thin client to one end, your PC to the other, run the tftpd32 program as described in the documentation, set up the thin client per documentation.

If all is done right, your thin client will grab an ip address from the tftpd32 program and you'll see the reflash menu. Pick the number corresponding to the proper reflash, and watch the machines do the rest.

When it's done, you'll have a pristine OS on your device.

now understand, these are made primarily for accessing terminal servers in businesses or schools or hospitals, so it may be useless unless you just want to do some primative web surfing (the CE version has an embedded version of IE5, no java, no flash, and probably no room to put it on that 16meg flash disk.)

But if you buy these devices for a accessing terminal servers, this will give you a clean client.

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These are "thin terminals" designed to boot and run from a server.
The operating system installed is only enough to boot the system so it can connect to a server.

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Or you can get crazy and attach a laptop hard drive to it by removing the DiskOnModule (DOM) OS.

or you can use it as a Remote Desktop terminal to RDP into another full PC.

or you can set it up as a light weight internet browser.

these things are great and cheap just start playing around with them, though beware of there dreaded power supplies check out my post here. on thelautus

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Re: neoware ca5

Well usually one would presume most businesses would reformat the unit before allowing you to purchase it.

Seeing as this is obviously not the case, best to grab your preferred operating system and reformat. My guess is the data behind those passworded screens is probably sensitive and you should simply forget about trying to sneak a peak.

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