Vivotab Note 8 - Install from USB - problems

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  1. sudermatt

    sudermatt Scribbler - Standard Member

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    For the life of me I can't get this to see my usb drive. I can get it into the bios. I can point to the boot manager and select the USB stick.

    My USB has windows 8.1 on it...I've installed it on several computers using this same usb stick.

    I have it attached to a powered USB hub. I've tried a nonpowered hub too...same result.

    I just cannot figure this out.


    Current Status : Update 7 : RECALAIMED 8GB OF SPACE BABY!!!!


    Update 1 :
    1. Installed Windows 8.1 Pro x86 off the USB Flash Drive
    2. Ran the SOC big driver install
    3. Things seem OK
    4. I was going to Blow the drive away and start over.
    5. Now My USB is not getting recognized

    Update 2: Tried to run the ASUS Flash Utility
    - Said this is only available for ASUS devices.

    Update 3 : Tried to do a Simple Reset - Loose all your files
    - Got a message that something went wrong and it didn't take

    Update 4 : Tried to do a System Image Restore
    - Could not get my keyboard to work on the Bitlocker Key entry screen

    Update 5 : Tried to change bios setting
    - The USB type was set to something like XT??
    - I remember it was EF ?? before so I switched it and rebooted
    - Windows Boot manager came up and my USB was recognized

    Update 6 : Up and rolling again - About Ready to wipe for real
    - I got all the drivers installed...pretty much...there are still two items in Device Manager that are not recognized but everything I need seems to be working.

    Update 7 : RECALAIMED 8GB OF SPACE BABY!!!!
    I decided to take the plunge and pull in the 8gb recovery partition into the main block of space.
     
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  2. jnjroach

    jnjroach Technology Strategist Super Moderator

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    Is it a 32bit install? Also the USB Drive needs to be formatted FAT32 for UEFI to boot from it...
     
  3. sudermatt

    sudermatt Scribbler - Standard Member

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    Sir, yes Sir....my USB was NTFS. I have successfully reinstalled Windows 8.1 from USB. Now I'm going to blow away the entire drive and do it in the hopes of gaining some space back. I hope to report back my success.

    crap...forgot my powered USB hub. didn't think it would be required....but I guess it is.
     
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  4. Mesosphere

    Mesosphere Geek. Senior Member

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    What about the USB powered hub is required?

    Let us know how your driver experience goes. I might just load W8.1 Enterprise on it if there are no driver issues instead of bothering with the hassle of reliably moving the recovery partition.
     
  5. sudermatt

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    Update 6 : Up and rolling again - About Ready to wipe for real
    - I got all the drivers installed...pretty much...there are still two items in Device Manager that are not recognized but everything I need seems to be working.
     
  6. Mesosphere

    Mesosphere Geek. Senior Member

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    Nice. Good news for me I think. Why did you need the powered USB hub.
     
  7. sudermatt

    sudermatt Scribbler - Standard Member

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    I don't know if I did. Someone told me I shout'd try that. But I think it was the bios type switch that got me over the hump.

    I am going to try it all ,again to see.
     
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  8. sudermatt

    sudermatt Scribbler - Standard Member

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    Update 7 : RECALAIMED 8GB OF SPACE BABY!!!!

    I decided to take the plunge and pull in the 8gb recovery partition into the main block of space.

    I am getting better at this.

    1. Deleted the recovery partition (8 gb)
    2. Deleted the main partition (48 gb)
    3. Formatted the Main Partition
    4. Extend the Main into the 8gb
    5. 57 gb partition...YEAH!
    6. Installed windows
    7. Ran Intel SOC driver program

    This enables touch as well as other stuff I'm sure.
    There is no sound or rotation yet.

    C: 48.5 GB of 57 GB

    8. I installed a BUNCH of software, Office 2013

    C: 39.9 of 57 GB
     
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  9. testplayer

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    So it doesn't support 64bit windows??
     
  10. jnjroach

    jnjroach Technology Strategist Super Moderator

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    No, only the newer BayTrail "T" Variants support x64, these are the ones that can address 4GB of RAM, the HP ElitePad 1000 is the first to market....
     
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