The Minnowboard MAX is a X86-based small footprint device which costs about 140$ (depending on the hardware configuration). There is a special version of the new Windows 10 IoT Core for this board but now you can also do the installation of the full Windows Embedded 8.1 Industry Pro. This is very interesting because you can now use all Embedded Features to lockdown or customize the device. It is also possible to run the system from a removeable USB-Device (normally the operating system is on the MicroSD card).
I have tried to do the installation and created a small step-by-step tutorial which explains the installation process very detailed.
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