Factory restore ISO / Motion OEM recovery media for Motion F5v?

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  1. Colpeas

    Colpeas Pen Pal - Newbie

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    Hello guys,
    I was just wondering if anyone here was in possession of a factory restore Windows 7 ISO for F5v, they'd be willing to share with me.

    Unfortunately I've run into a situation with a failing hard drive recently and now I am struggling with a working, though OS-less tablet :(

    Thanks.
     
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  2. DEANO3433

    DEANO3433 Pen Pal - Newbie

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    Hey I was wondering if you'd managed to find a copy of a recovery CD or USB installation. I've also got an F5 I'd like to use again but don't have the recovery CDs.
    Do you think you could message me back here or at my email address and let me know? It's useless to me otherwise.
     
  3. jonlowe

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    I have an F5t that I bought with a wiped disk. I used a generic installation DVD of Windows 7 on a portable DVD drive. In my case, the built in USB port is USB 3 which required a driver, and won't work from the bios screen. I ended up using a mini dock, and that USB 2 port worked. I had to also use a USB hub for a keyboard and mouse. I used the Windows 7 certificate number under the battery to activate Windows. I downloaded the various drivers from support.xploretech.com. I had to use a hardwired Ethernet hookup in the mini dock until I got the proper wireless drivers. You might not need a dock to load from the USB port if yours is USB 2.

    Later, I upgraded to Windows 10 doing an in place upgrade from Windows 7, using any necessary drivers from later models of the F5 series where required. Windows 8.1 drivers work ok in Windows 10. I also went to the Intel site and used their driver checker to upgrade drivers. The F5 is pretty generic, and didn't really require any tricks to get things working. My unit doesn't have a barcode or RFID reader, so I don't have any experience with those.

    A standard dock with multiple USB ports should work ok also.

    Windows 10 is great on my F5t, and I wouldn't go back to Windows 7.

    They have Windows 7 drivers on the support website, so you shouldn't have issues installing it. The generic flavor of Windows 7 has enough to get you up and running, until you install the other drivers.
     
  4. Colpeas

    Colpeas Pen Pal - Newbie

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    Hi, in the end I ended up ordering my own DVDs directly from Motion. They charge $19.99 for the set + shipping, but they only have the 32-bit recovery disks available and it's rather hassle to order them. If that's not a problem for you, you can either order your own set or PM me.
     
  5. HarshReality

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    I've also an interest in this.. If anyone could pm me I'd be grateful.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
  6. deere245

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    I installed Win7 on mine using generic disks quite a while back.
    I am getting ready to wipe it and maybe experiment with Android or Linux on my C5v
     
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