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HarryH3
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join:2005-02-21
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Re: Installing OS in NUC

Seems to me that it wouldn't be difficult to install from a USB flash drive, USB optical drive or USB external hard drive.

It's a cool concept, but I think their $300-320 price is a bit steep considering that it doesn't even come with a display or hard drive. I'm not even sure if it includes RAM, keyboard or mouse at that price. I wonder if it includes an OS?

spookypuff66

join:2003-11-10
Silverthorne, CO
This demo unit was running the Thunderbolt version of the board and was hooked up to an external Thunderbolt storage unit with a Seagate 2.5" hard drive in it. I don't like this hard drive solution. »www.legitreviews.com/article/2033/2/

>> I wonder if it includes an OS?
At least 2 reviewers said OS would have to be provided by the punter. Perhaps some vendor will pre-load the OS onto a SSD and provide the whole kit.

The NUC would be a great replacement for the tower desktop PC I have hardwired to the panel TV on the wall.

n_w95482
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join:2005-08-03
Ukiah, CA
For storage, the cleanest solution would be using a mini PCIe/mSATA SSD (like this), and installing the OS via a USB device, like HarryH3 See Profile mentioned. I've had success using Microsoft's Windows 7 USB download tool to put the install on a 4 GB or larger flash drive. It should work with Windows 8 as well.
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spookypuff66

join:2003-11-10
Silverthorne, CO
Thanks. My guess is that someone will do as you suggested and flog the loaded SSD on the net.