In the field of IoT devices, there are also many devices that use the Windows operating system. For example, many ATMs and outdoor displays are behind the Microsoft operating system.
This is why we sometimes see the blue screen of death on the outdoor display, but it seems that Microsoft is making improvements to minimize this situation.
According to tenforums reports, Microsoft added a dedicated display function in Windows 10 Version 2004. The dedicated display here does not refer to a conventional display.
In Microsoft’s definition, professional monitors refer to monitors such as ATMs, outdoor displays, game consoles, and manufacturers’ assembly lines.
The Specialized Display feature enables a display to be dedicated to a specific purpose, such as:
- Fixed-function arcade/gaming rigs like cockpit/driving/flight/military simulators
- Medical imaging devices that have custom panels (e.g. grayscale X-ray displays)
- Dedicated video monitoring scenarios (e.g. Avid Pro)
- Monitor panel testing and validation (e.g. in the factory)
- Video walls
Microsoft said that if the device is running in a special environment, you can enable the dedicated mode, after enabling this mode, most system elements will be automatically hidden and no longer appear.
For example, the desktop wallpaper, start menu, and taskbar will be hidden after the dedicated mode is turned on, and even this type of error message will not be displayed when a blue screen of death occurs.
Therefore, when used in a special environment, these elements can be hidden to avoid being used by attackers, and at the same time, they can not display a huge blue screen when a crash occurs.
Microsoft said that the typical dedicated mode can be used on fixed arcade and game console devices, such as the monitor behind the aircraft seat and various game consoles in the game hall.
It can be used in medical imaging control panels, video monitoring displays, and control panels in factories in professional fields. In addition, this mode is recommended for outdoor TV walls.
There is no doubt that these use-demand scenarios are all commercial environments, so the dedicated mode is only available on Windows 10 Professional Workstation and Enterprise Edition.
Other versions do not provide this function, so if you want to use it in a business environment, you need to purchase the advanced version. After upgrading, you can turn on this mode in the display settings.
The specific setting method is as follows: start menu — settings — system — display — advanced display settings-Select a display you want to remove or restore in the Choose display drop menu. Turn on (remove) or off (restore) Remove display from desktop for what you want depending on the current state of the display. (see screenshots below). You can now close Settings if you like.