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Ultimate Geek

  # 1355269 30-Jul-2015 13:22
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TyroneB: I don't want a dual unit. :-((((

I just want a pure 2gb ram windows 8 tablet.

But that price does look gold and after adding in a keyboard case, 64gb SD card, Bluetooth speaker and tablet its only $215. >.>

you can blow away Android if you don't want to dual boot

It's not a simple matter to do this. I am attempting it with another brand of tablet now, but generally if you do attempt it, have a powered hub that can boot a flash disk,  a wired mouse, wired keyboard, and a flash disk to two with 4gb or more (one with the appropriate version of windows on it).  Perhaps record you windows key before you start, and set the bios input timeout to a longer count, like four (because it seems you need to get into the bios to boot from the flash).

You'll also need the drivers for your device. Probably the easiest way yo do this is to back them up before you start using double driver. There are a few guides around, just be careful because this is not trivial. 

Actually I have got it done now, not as complex as I thought if you are careful with the install, and have all the right hardware. 

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Ultimate Geek

  # 1356417 1-Aug-2015 00:57
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If anyone is curious about a windows only install - the only possible problem I found was auto-rotate not working (on the tablet I installed on). But I can't be sure if that was the re-install or not, because it existed before the re-install (something I did, I suspect, hard to know what. But seems more likely that was somehow pre-existing by me, ATM rather than a result of the install).  

Overall, double driver is a good strategy. Make sure that you extend the countdown for the bios keypress, and format the boot flashdrive correctly (GPT for example). Have your windows key written down too. Take the install slow, because for awhile the touch screen etc won't work, untill you re-install the drivers.  

Certainly turning a dual boot, into windows only is very viable.

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