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How to perform a software full install on Hog 4 consoles

Explanation

Occasionally a Full Install of the Hog 4 OS software may need to be performed on the console to perform a software upgrade or downgrade.

Software does not have to be installed in order, software versions can be skipped if you are updating software on a desk. 

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A full install will erase all data on a console's hard drive

Ensure all shows are backed up to external media before performing a full install

Steps

  1.  Ensure that all show data is backed up to an external media device, like a flash drive.

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  2.  Download the latest Full Install file from the High End website.

    1. The full install file has a .iso file extension.

  3. Create a Full Install USB flash drive 

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  4. Power off the console

  5. Insert the Full Install USB flash drive created in step 3

  6. Unplug all USB devices from the console

  7. Power on the console

  8. Wait for the system Installation screen to appear

  9. To begin the software installation process, press [ enter ] on the console

    1. If the blind key is flashing, you can hit [ Enter ] on the console

    2. Or use the touch screen or trackball to click the "continue" button

    3. A keyboard with an "Enter" key might be needed if installing older software

  10. The installation will take ~ 6 minutes to complete

  11. When the installation procedure is complete a "Console Installation Complete" message will appear

  12. Remove the Full Install USB flash drive from the console.

  13. Exit the installation

    1. If the blind key is flashing, you can hit [ Enter ] on the console

    2. Or use the touch screen or trackball to click the "continue" button

    3. Power off the Console

  14. The console will reboot and the newly installed software will now run.

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