I was just curious, I din't plan on changing anything, just looking around. Sort of like climbing to the top of a tall mountain. No real point to it except you get to say you saw it.
As others have said, this area is there for the extremely rare instances that ETC Technical Support needs to help walk you through some arcane maintenance task.
If your just playing around with settings or deleting files in the OS your not going to damage the hardware. Worst case scenario and you do something you shouldn't have all that will happen is you'll lose anything you haven't backed up. Reload the OS and you'll be good as new.
Just want to clarify that if you should "brick" or make your console's OS stop working properly (whichever you choose to call it), ETC will NOT send you the OS to re-install. You will have to take the console to a certified ETC rep or send it back to the factory to have it restored. A saying I heard as a child..."Curiosity killed the cat!" - so in this circumstance...DO NOT touch your OS. It works just fine as it is. If you really want to play around with Windows on an Ion/Eos system...do it to your own home computer with Nomad installed.
That's unacceptable IMO. That software should be available on their website to download by anyone who needs it. What are you supposed to do if your hard drive craps out? Most of us don't have backup consoles just waiting to go. I would need to swap hard drives and get the OS onto the new drive ASAP. Very few people can afford to lose their console for a week or more, especially for something as simple as that.