How do I tell if my Element Classic has a Windows XP or Windows 7 motherboard?
The original Element console went through two motherboards during its lifetime. The first was Windows XP and the second was Windows 7.
The easiest way to determine if your Element has a WinXP or Win7 motherboard is by looking at the back of the console. The WinXP units only have 1 network port, while the Win7 units have 2. WinXP has a VGA monitor port. Win7 has a DisplayPort monitor port.
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Element 2 is the direct replacement for Element Classic. For information about its Hardware Revisions, please see: Element 2 Hardware Revisions - Electronic Theatre Controls Inc