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Topic # 160258 30-Dec-2014 13:26
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So I came across an old Lenovo X61 Tablet

Thought I would have a play Now what can I do with this

First person who says "makes a great paperweight gets defriended !

So windows 8.1 ?




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  Reply # 1206067 30-Dec-2014 14:48
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I wonder if there is any reason why I shouldn't just access a DVD drive on the network to do the windows install? I really wish I had a more logical brain!




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  Reply # 1206070 30-Dec-2014 14:55
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gnfb: I wonder if there is any reason why I shouldn't just access a DVD drive on the network to do the windows install? I really wish I had a more logical brain!


To enable networking requires an operating system to browse the network and recognise a dvd drive.
If you've got another pc and a spare usb drive then use the windows 7 usb dvd download tool (or your tool of choice.) which can create a bootable usb install disk for any version of windows.



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  Reply # 1206085 30-Dec-2014 15:04
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Poll:
gnfb: I wonder if there is any reason why I shouldn't just access a DVD drive on the network to do the windows install? I really wish I had a more logical brain!


To enable networking requires an operating system to browse the network and recognise a dvd drive.
If you've got another pc and a spare usb drive then use the windows 7 usb dvd download tool (or your tool of choice.) which can create a bootable usb install disk for any version of windows.


Ok I have heard of that at least ..
I did come across


this article how-install-any-version-windows-other-network-computers

What about if i plugged in a external usb drive with the windows dvd copyed on to it? does that work? No actually it wouldnt as it would still need the abilty to boot up....


anyway well lookie here couldnt be easier !! by the looks of it ...

install 8.1 from usb








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  Reply # 1206135 30-Dec-2014 16:08
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I decided to run Lenvos thinkvantage software before i do the upgrade

Found here




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  Reply # 1206139 30-Dec-2014 16:10
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I use a 1TB USB 3 drive for installing Windows from (so much quicker then USB 2 flash drive and DVD). For Windows 8 you just need to make the partition bootable then copy the DVD, did an install the other day and it took a little over 8 mins from computer startup to working desktop screen.

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  Reply # 1206142 30-Dec-2014 16:30
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Windows ISO + Rufus = Bootable USB stick.






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  Reply # 1206155 30-Dec-2014 17:15
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Xeon: I use a 1TB USB 3 drive for installing Windows from (so much quicker then USB 2 flash drive and DVD). For Windows 8 you just need to make the partition bootable then copy the DVD, did an install the other day and it took a little over 8 mins from computer startup to working desktop screen.


That Makes sense! Next time I have already created the usb stick




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  Reply # 1206156 30-Dec-2014 17:17
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stevenz: Windows ISO + Rufus = Bootable USB stick.


Cool I iwsh I had seen that before Thanks anyway




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  Reply # 1206181 30-Dec-2014 19:16
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It'll be interesting to see how it performs once Windows 10 is released - from what I have heard Microsoft is putting a lot of effort into making their operating system more efficient which should hopefully have the spill over effect of benefiting everyone.




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  Reply # 1206183 30-Dec-2014 19:19
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Put Linux on it and call it an ornament 😈




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  Reply # 1206275 30-Dec-2014 23:21
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KiwiNZ: Put Linux on it and call it an ornament 😈


LOL I just recently installed UBuntu or whatever its called on a mchine with the idea of using it as a server
The install was a piece of cake but trying to install additional software and get it working ..forget it my brain just does not work that way I will have to stick to the mindless windows!




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  Reply # 1206276 30-Dec-2014 23:25
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So quick update on my progress all went pretty well It easily installed windows 8.1

The issues I was aware I would face are setting the touchscreen up to work

Just doing heaps of windows updates takes awhile it seems

anyway its been good fun exercise

Its interesting that it has a vodafone sticker on the keyboard area and I read somewhere that some of them take sims be great if it did and it worked

will check that out when i have the screen etc working.




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  Reply # 1206297 31-Dec-2014 07:10
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gnfb:
KiwiNZ: Put Linux on it and call it an ornament 😈


LOL I just recently installed UBuntu or whatever its called on a mchine with the idea of using it as a server
The install was a piece of cake but trying to install additional software and get it working ..forget it my brain just does not work that way I will have to stick to the mindless windows!


After working with and supporting Linux for 20+ years especially Ubuntu from early alpha I have to agree. Linux as a server is fine, its very much distant relative Android is fine, anything else is a right royal pain in the gluteus maximus. On the desktop it will never be more than hobby. Having to wrestle and number8 fence wire an OS to sort of work is non solution today.




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  Reply # 1206435 31-Dec-2014 13:49
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Update
hmmmm all working well in windows 8.1 nice and spedy

BUT of course there is a but

Having trouble getting the touchscreen to work by touch

I found some info here


Downloaded new driver from here


but where thers looks like this mine says "Pen Support" working on that but the time is mounting up soon i wont be worth the effort

Tablet Settings.jpg





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  Reply # 1206579 31-Dec-2014 17:13
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Ok its not looking good

apparently not all of the x61s have the abilty to operate as touchscreens via finger

so this may have been a huge waste of time

such is life based on ignorance




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