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Windows 10 9926 January Technical Preview

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Windows 10 9926 January Technical Preview

Postby mikegadd » January 29th, 2015, 9:41 pm

Hi All

I bought 2 Linx 7 in Dec for £59.99 with 1 year office 365. Found device to be very sound with good build quality.

As I have 2 I took the plunge and installed Windows 10, first few attempts failed through update not enough storage (20gb needed).

Searched internet for possible problem area and drivers lots of info available Tom Hardware has some and well as this site.
So I downloaded ISO 32bit and created a install usb stick with the windows You need to be registered to view this link, please log-in or register
add all drivers found from various sites.


DO NOT use Bluetooth or WiFi drive from official site use the wifi ones here made for Win 10.

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If you have installed office 365 de-register on 365 website.
You will need a usb hub with at least 2 usb ports and a usb mouse

Make a recovery usb stick from backup recovery menu in setting
Use the hub and adapter cable to attaché to the Linx 7 then plug usb stick and mouse
Boot into win 8.1
Navigate to Recovery and choose advanced startup restart now
Once rebooted choose USE A DEVICE you usb stick should show up.
You should now be able to boot from usb stick
Note I read a lot about UEFI but ignored it and just used usb sick made with Microsoft tool

Mouse is needed from here as no touch screen (don't panic) Linx 7 booted from stick and install started
Remove all partition and created new (4 were created)
Install continued and completed.
You just have to put you name in to complete install keyboard available by using ease of access icon on screen bottom left.
Use ease of access keyboard as on screen keyboard not working yet
Once windows 10 has completely loaded using file explorer still using mouse navigate to drivers directory on usb stick and navigate to chip set drivers and install reboot
Now navigate to the new windows 10 wifi drivers and install them by right clicking on inf file, you should now have a wifi connection (you need to use ease of access keyboard for a while as on screen keyboard not working yet enter wifi key) once connected to internet do an update and reboot. Leave mouse and usb stick attached.

Once rebooted navigate to the device manager from the file explorer right on all unknown devices and update drivers pointing to the directory containing drivers on usb stick all drivers should install.

Now to get on screen keyboard to work
Load service and locate on screen keyboard disable it and then enable it and reboot

It should now work.

Do another update and reboot and you should be ready to go.

I make no guarantee but it worked for me.
I did the above from memory if any instructions need changing copy and change and repost.
Now go to 365 website and reinstall office.

Info boot time to sign in 8 secs
From sign to usable tablet a further 12-15 secs.
Pin sign in not working from clean install but when update on my dell 1090 duo flip screen through update pin does work (strange)
On screen keyboard does not work in desktop mode but touch screen does.
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Re: Windows 10 9926 January Technical Preview

Postby carloo2006 » May 24th, 2015, 10:19 am

I installed yesterday Build 10074. All ok except for the sound that is not heard. Audio drivers are all installed properly.
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Re: Windows 10 9926 January Technical Preview

Postby carloo2006 » May 24th, 2015, 10:24 am

While writing I solved by reinstalling the drivers.
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Re: Windows 10 9926 January Technical Preview

Postby mikegadd » May 24th, 2015, 1:53 pm

I have just updated to 10122 was surprised it did it automatically. Working great, a tip once you have Windows 10 up and running is to use Double driver to back up all drivers to a micro sd card so you always have the latest when updating to next build.
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Re: Windows 10 9926 January Technical Preview

Postby chemeng » June 20th, 2015, 8:50 pm

Have you repartioned the eMMC? After clean install of Win10, do you remember what was the remaining HDD space?
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Re: Windows 10 9926 January Technical Preview

Postby azza24 » June 20th, 2015, 9:00 pm

whats one of them
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Re: Windows 10 9926 January Technical Preview

Postby azza24 » June 25th, 2015, 11:56 am

I can confirm after upgrading to Windows 10 threw Windows update it leaves me with 8gb of space, and that to me is not very much space, so I think I may just stick windows 8.1 with bing back on and wait for a proper wimboot setup.
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