wyse 5070 thinos to WIE

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    • Regular Joe
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    I have 2 questions.

    Can we install a WIE on wyse 5070 instead of thinOS?

    If so is there a tutorial? Best regards

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    • Regular Joe
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    I’m guessing you’re trying to install Windows 10 IoT on an existing 5070 ThinOS thin client?

    If so, that is unfortunately not possible. The hardware configurations and requirements between the two are different. You won’t be able to install Windows 10 IoT Enterprise on a 5070 that has ThinOS on it.

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    • Newbie

    I do not believe it can be done legitimately, no.

    Beware that there are some people selling Wyse 5070 Windows thin clients on Amazon for extremely low prices.  I bought one to test a few months ago when we were having issues with Dell not being able to supply enough for our order.

    What I received was originally (by the service tag) a ThinOS thin client, but the seller had removed the flash drive, installed a blank SSD, and installed a (probably pirated) copy of Windows 10 Home.  Not useful as a thin client, unfortunately.

    Jim Lathan
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    • Jacked into The Matrix
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    The short answer is yes you can convert the device, but it will not be supported. If you call Dell Technical Support, they will ask you to reflash the device with ThinOS.

    To flash (install Windows IoT 10) the device you will do the following:

    Download the Windows 10 IoT image https://dl.dell.com/FOLDER08703114M/1/WIE10_LTSC_2019_UNIFIED_MR2_June2022.exe

    Using 7-Zip, extract the image, when extracted browse the folders and locate the commandxml.xml file

    An important step here, using Notepad search and replace FFFFFFFF with 000000FF and save the file.

    On a separate PC (not a thin client) Download and install the Dell Wyse USB Tool: https://dl.dell.com/FOLDER08327725M/1/Dell_Wyse_USB_Imaging_Tool_v3.5.0.exe

    Run the application with a blank USB key (32GB recommended)

    You will need to prepare the key, use the pull image option, make sure to select 64-bit, and update the key.

    When completed, restart the application

    Now, select Push Image option, using the Plus sign browse the folder of the extracted image, select the *.rsp file.

    Now select Update, this will prepare and copy the image to the key.

    Boot the device, enter into BIOS and change the BIOS option to allow for USB boot.

    Restart the device and enter boot menu, select the USB Key and your will follow the prompts from there.


    Hope this helps

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