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Running 1709 build 16299.15 on Linx 8.

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Re: Running 1709 build 16299.15 on Linx 8.

by LinxFix » November 2nd, 2017, 8:36 am

Every single driver from Intel, Realtek, Goodix and Kionix was updated to Windows 10 compatible versions.

Just look at anything that's not from Microsoft. Previously the date would be 2014 and the build strings might of contained "9600" or "6.2".

I know that the display, WiFi and bluetooth drivers are from 2017. The rest are mainly from 2015-2016 and unlike the old drivers these are all digitally signed.

As long as you've got a USB hub you can reformat the Linx 8, install Windows 10 (1709) and run my executable. After the reboot you'll instantly have a fully working tablet. It's never been so simple.
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Re: Running 1709 build 16299.15 on Linx 8.

by danskeman » November 2nd, 2017, 10:14 am

LinxFix wrote:Every single driver from Intel, Realtek, Goodix and Kionix was updated to Windows 10 compatible versions.

Just look at anything that's not from Microsoft. Previously the date would be 2014 and the build strings might of contained "9600" or "6.2".

I know that the display, WiFi and bluetooth drivers are from 2017. The rest are mainly from 2015-2016 and unlike the old drivers these are all digitally signed.

As long as you've got a USB hub you can reformat the Linx 8, install Windows 10 (1709) and run my executable. After the reboot you'll instantly have a fully working tablet. It's never been so simple.



Ok thanks - I have one more question - what is the task scheduler function doing?
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Re: Running 1709 build 16299.15 on Linx 8.

by LinxFix » November 2nd, 2017, 4:56 pm

Ideally our tablet needs an updated BIOS to handle the low power states, but as it's never going to get one I had to create a scheduled task that'll enforce the touchscreens power setting and reset the accelerometer when you cold boot the tablet.
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Re: Running 1709 build 16299.15 on Linx 8.

by danskeman » November 2nd, 2017, 9:05 pm

LinxFix wrote:Ideally our tablet needs an updated BIOS to handle the low power states, but as it's never going to get one I had to create a scheduled task that'll enforce the touchscreens power setting and reset the accelerometer when you cold boot the tablet.



Linx told me they are looking to issue a bios upgrade - see my first post.
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Re: Running 1709 build 16299.15 on Linx 8.

by LinxFix » November 2nd, 2017, 9:09 pm

danskeman wrote:Linx told me they are looking to issue a bios upgrade - see my first post.

They told me the same thing, but that was 3 weeks ago now. And lets keep in mind that they didn't even attempt to put out new drivers for Windows 10, so I wouldn't expect them to release a BIOS update. I'll be pleasantly surprised if they do though.

The Linx 8 is a cheap generic tablet that's branded under a few different names. I'm already aware of 5 other BIOS versions and none of them officially support Windows 10.

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The W82i BIOS does work on the Linx 8, but I wouldn't recommend applying it as it doesn't improve Windows 10.
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Re: Running 1709 build 16299.15 on Linx 8.

by LinxFix » November 4th, 2017, 5:44 pm

I've uploaded a new version. It uses the same link as before.

  • Fixed an issue where the accelerometer wouldn't work if battery saver was still enabled after a reboot
  • Restores the Linx 8 OEM information
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Re: Running 1709 build 16299.15 on Linx 8.

by danskeman » November 5th, 2017, 6:49 pm

LinxFix wrote:I've uploaded a new version. It uses the same link as before.

  • Fixed an issue where the accelerometer wouldn't work if battery saver was still enabled after a reboot
  • Restores the Linx 8 OEM information
http://www.linxtablet.co.uk/viewtopic.p ... =10#p15704




Testing it now - will report back after I have made an image backup.

BTW: Macrium Reflect is the only imaging tool that will backup and restore 32bit UEFI installations as used on Linx tables

EDIT - all looking fine so far.
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Re: Running 1709 build 16299.15 on Linx 8.

by fumblefox » November 10th, 2017, 10:39 am

@LinkFix and Dankesman

THANK. YOU. SO. MUCH!!!!!

I was in despair earlier this week when Win 10 1709 seemed to brick my tablet when unplugged from mains and forced me to carry 6 50-page documents to Liverpool and back, but your download driver pack worked a treat. Delighted. Bonus is Win 10 1709 really makes the Linx 8 work a treat - MS really nailed it with this one for touchscreen (Files on Demand! At last!).

Thanks again for all your work - very much appreciated.
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Re: Running 1709 build 16299.15 on Linx 8.

by danskeman » November 11th, 2017, 12:33 pm

fumblefox wrote:@LinkFix and Dankesman

THANK. YOU. SO. MUCH!!!!!

I was in despair earlier this week when Win 10 1709 seemed to brick my tablet when unplugged from mains and forced me to carry 6 50-page documents to Liverpool and back, but your download driver pack worked a treat. Delighted. Bonus is Win 10 1709 really makes the Linx 8 work a treat - MS really nailed it with this one for touchscreen (Files on Demand! At last!).

Thanks again for all your work - very much appreciated.


All credit goes to LinkFix for the driver updates. I had a solution which worked, but he simplified things with an easy to do upgrade.

Files on Demand is great, and even better (imo) that the older placeholders.

I also recommend you give Edge a crack now - it works great on my Linx 8 and is more resource friendly.
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Re: Running 1709 build 16299.15 on Linx 8.

by LinxFix » November 17th, 2017, 11:04 pm

Exertis surprised me today by giving me a BIOS update, so I've updated my driver pack.

  • Your BIOS will be updated to LINX8.RL221.04.01 (10/20/2017)
  • All custom driver settings will be reverted as they're no longer needed
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