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    Win 10 on a tablet

    I recently bought a 'bundle' at a car boot sale and among the goodies I actually wanted was a Windows tablet. Cheap thing I think. The seller told me it needed an operating system.
    It powers up, displaying the Energystar logo etc., but then nothing. It's still 'on', you can see the backlight is on, and there is a a small dot that follows your finger around the screen.
    Assuming the seller was right, my question is: is there a tablet-specific version of Win 10? I have noticed some tablet-friendly features on my win 10 laptop which makes me think maybe any (compatible) version might work but it would be nice to have some guidance.
    Then there's installing it. The tablet only has a microSD port. Is there a clever way of installing from a microSD card?

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    Re: Win 10 on a tablet

    would be handy to know the make and model of the tablet.

    thanks

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    Re: Win 10 on a tablet

    Quote Originally Posted by fus10n View Post
    would be handy to know the make and model of the tablet.

    thanks
    I didn't have that to hand yesterday when I posted, but here it is:

    "Point of View" TAB-P1000WB (V1.0)

    Looking at it more closely, it has more than just the MicroSD slot, it has a micro USB port, a mini HDMI socket and another (larger- about 1" long) slot covered by a removable flap, not labelled though.
    There is also what looks like a keyboard docking connector.

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    Re: Win 10 on a tablet

    Thanks for that mate, but both the methods they list assume the device still has Windows installed. Mine appears to have been wiped clean. On booting up all I get is the American Megatrends logo (not Energystar that I mentioned earlier) then nothing, just a blank screen.
    I've seen a couple of hacks that apparently will boot it from USB- but not holding my breath. I'll post back if I get anywhere with it.

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    You could try to put a bootable windows installation on the usb and try to boot from it. COuld you access the bios setting?

    Quote Originally Posted by trevortron View Post
    I didn't have that to hand yesterday when I posted, but here it is:

    "Point of View" TAB-P1000WB (V1.0)

    Looking at it more closely, it has more than just the MicroSD slot, it has a micro USB port, a mini HDMI socket and another (larger- about 1" long) slot covered by a removable flap, not labelled though.
    There is also what looks like a keyboard docking connector.

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    Re: Win 10 on a tablet

    Quote Originally Posted by halimanh View Post
    You could try to put a bootable windows installation on the usb and try to boot from it.
    As it happens, I just found a USB/OTG lead yesterday so I will try with that.

    Quote Originally Posted by halimanh View Post
    COuld you access the bios setting?
    I don't have a dock/keyboard for it so I don't think so. Unless there is another way....

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    Quote Originally Posted by trevortron View Post

    I don't have a dock/keyboard for it so I don't think so. Unless there is another way....
    You could use OTG cable and connect a usb keyboard/mouse to entre bios.

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    Re: Win 10 on a tablet

    Quote Originally Posted by lolo1 View Post
    You could use OTG cable and connect a usb keyboard/mouse to entre bios.
    Well, I tried this, and to my surprise with a kb connected, I was offered Win10 recovery options. Unfortunately it then asks for a password, which of course I don't have. But at least it's getting further than before. I'm currently waiting for Rufus to create a bootable USB drive .Once that's done I'll try a fresh install.

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    Re: Win 10 on a tablet


    Sodding thing! I can get to the Windows recovery page by continually forcing shut-down and re-starting. After 3 or 4 attempts I get the screen, whether or not there is a kb connected.
    If I ask it to restore factory settings it re-boots, and gets to 66% done then just sits there for a good while then I get a blue screen with the message telling it didn't work.
    Next I tried a full re-install using my Rufus-created microSD card in the OTG/USB adapter. After several attempts, I finally got the Windows installation screen up BUT- the touch screen doesn't work on that, and I've used the only USB socket for the pen, so nowhere to plug in the kb. Aaargh!! (I already tried the microSD card in the microSD slot but that didn't work either).
    I know the thing is practically worthless but it has now become a challenge.
    It's also bed time so, like me, it's getting a break now.

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