[Guide] Install Windows 10 32-bit Build 9926 On Linx Tablet

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dabotsonline
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February 16th, 2015, 1:22 am

I managed to install Windows 10 32-bit Build 9926 on the Linx 8 using the following method:

1. Buy the Inateck HB4002G 4-Port USB 3.0 HUB with OTG and Logitech K400r keyboard.

2. Connect the Logitech dongle to the HB4002G, and connect the microUSB connector of the HB4002G to the Linx 8.


4. Insert a spare USB drive into a spare USB port on the HB4002G, and transfer these three files onto it.

5. Safely remove this USB drive and stick on a label with, "Linx 8 Drivers".

6. Ensure you are a member of the Windows Insider Program ( http://windows.microsoft.com/en-gb/wind ... w-download ), then download Rufus and Windows10_TechnicalPreview_x32_EN-GB_9926.iso .

7. Insert a spare USB drive (this one needs to be 4GB or larger) into a spare USB port on the HB4002G. Open Rufus and use the above ISO with the 'GPT partition scheme for UEFI computer' and default file system (Fat32) and cluster size.

8. Safely remove this USB drive and stick on a label with, "Windows 10 32-bit Build 9926".

9. Use the Windows 8.1 search tool to find, 'Create a recovery drive'.

10. Follow the prompts to insert a second spare USB drive (this one needs to be larger than the capacity specified in the prompt: most likely 8GB or above).

11. Safely remove this USB drive and stick on a label with, "Linx 8 Recovery: Windows 8.1 with Bing".

12. Insert the "Windows 10 32-bit Build 9926" USB drive into the vacated port on the HB4002G, and turn off the Linx 8.

13. Turn on the Linx 8 by holding down the 'Volume Up' button, the pressing the Power button.

14. Select 'Boot Manager', select the Windows 10 USB drive, then install the operating system by following the prompts.

15. Once installed, safely remove the "Windows 10 32-bit Build 9926" USB drive, replace it with the "Linx 8 Drivers" drive, copy the three files to local storage, and safely remove this drive.

16. Unzip Drivers.zip, right-click 'BYTV2_Drv_Installer.cmd' and select 'Run as Administrator'. Follow the prompts and restart if necessary.

17. Run realtek_rtlxxx_3007.9.1015.2014.exe . Follow the prompts and restart if necessary.

18. Run win32_153332.exe . Follow the prompts and restart if necessary. Safely remove the "Linx 8 Drivers" drive.

19. Use the Search box at the bottom of the screen to open Device Manager. Right click on the options with a yellow warning triangle - these might include 'Goodix Touch HID' and 'GPIO Buttons Driver' - and select 'Update Driver Software'.

20. Choose 'Browse my computer for driver software' and select the search location as the extracted directory for Drivers.zip, ensuring that 'Include subfolders' remains ticked. Restart.

21. Swipe from the right-hand side of the screen and touch 'Tablet mode'. It should turn light blue, to match the three boxes to its right. Test it is working by typing in the Search box.

22. Go to 'Store (Beta)', click on the icon of a person and follow the steps for 'Switch to a Microsoft account on this PC'.

23. Open the following links in Internet Explorer to download 'Excel Preview', 'PowerPoint Preview' and 'Word Preview' respectively:

https://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/store/a ... zdncrfjbh3

https://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/store/a ... zdncrfjb5q

https://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/store/a ... zdncrfjb9s

Alternatively, they can be installed by searching within 'Store (Beta)'.
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February 23rd, 2015, 10:42 pm

Hello, Excellent guide. Not tried to install this particular OS but am definitely interested in giving this a try. Can you advise where the USB Hub with OTG can be bought from though please as the links aren't working (404 error). At a guess Amazon aren't selling them anymore. Any idea whether this particular USB Hub with OTG allows for USB devices to be connected to a Linx Tablet whether or not the device is charging please? Thank you.
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February 24th, 2015, 4:46 am

If you have access to Windows 8.1 Enterprise you can turn the latest version of Windows 10 in to a Windows to Go drive, so it's fully bootable environment on a USB hard drive, this allows you to try it out without having to install. A better option for those out there scared to wipe their Linx for preview software. With that said Windows 10 seems to be pretty stable and works well on tablet.
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March 16th, 2015, 10:27 pm

I've followed this guide on my Linx 8, working brilliantly thanks! except i cant get the screen to auto-rotate properly. i manually installed the driver, but it auto rotates opposite to what it should :/ at the moment i'm just locking the rotation so its not a huge issue, just annoying
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March 26th, 2015, 2:48 pm

itsliamprowse wrote:I've followed this guide on my Linx 8, working brilliantly thanks! except i cant get the screen to auto-rotate properly. i manually installed the driver, but it auto rotates opposite to what it should :/ at the moment i'm just locking the rotation so its not a huge issue, just annoying

Dir you run the registry file after installing the driver ?
\G-sensor\20140626\kionix_sensor_orientation.reg
i had the same issue on my Tesco Connect 7 until i ran the above.. ;)
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March 30th, 2015, 4:51 pm

As there's now an ISO out for build 10041 I thought I'd try upgrading my Linx7. It looks like this build allows an in place upgrade as it no longer throws the `you cannot install as you're using a compressed version' error message. The install itself went pretty smooth and reasonably quick but on login, explorer.exe keeps crashing so there's no way to install any drivers. I may try the 9926 method and do a clean install instead as my device is now not working anyway :) Anyone else tried this?
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March 30th, 2015, 5:02 pm

Hi,

I was wondering if the driver pack for the Linx worked for the Tesco Connect? I did the windows 10 upgrade and things went badly so i'm rebuilding from scratch (yes, i know, idiot :P )
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March 30th, 2015, 6:35 pm

im running 10041 now on my linx 10

clean install wiped entire drive.
works a treat as long as you use the keyboard/touchpad to go through install options.

still needs drivers installing afterwards. came in at about 9gb usage.
converted it to wimboot with zipmagic doublespace after wards (free version does this) and got it down to 6gb disk usage.

set microsd as vhd linked and use the new settings to choose default locations to the vhd
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March 30th, 2015, 8:22 pm

I did a clean install in the end, and it indeed needs all drivers still but once those were installed everything worked fine. Really not a fan of the touch experience on Win10 yet, hopefully it improves a lot in future builds.
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March 30th, 2015, 8:23 pm

martzweb wrote:Hi,

I was wondering if the driver pack for the Linx worked for the Tesco Connect? I did the windows 10 upgrade and things went badly so i'm rebuilding from scratch (yes, i know, idiot :P )
Yeah, Should do!
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