Windows 8

Discussion in 'EP121 Slate' started by visualj, Sep 13, 2011.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. rampa666

    rampa666 Pen Pal - Newbie

    Messages:
    4
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    5
    Thanks for the reply

    I did run windows update but it didn't help
    Windows doesn't say there is an issue with the drivers, it seems correctly installed. But I get crash in some applications and they say there have been an issue with my accelerated graphics.
    Do you have windows 8 running on your ep121? Can you try the application called "Copper" and let me know if it works for you?

    Thanks again
    Rampa
     
  2. YetAnotherDave

    YetAnotherDave Pen Pal - Newbie

    Messages:
    90
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    15
    Copper works here. Vanilla installation.
     
  3. rampa666

    rampa666 Pen Pal - Newbie

    Messages:
    4
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    5
    Ok so i'm just unlucky, thanks a lot though

    On a complete different topic. Did any of you find the way to change the tile color? I don't like this green ^^
     
  4. spamnco

    spamnco Pen Pal - Newbie

    Messages:
    27
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    5

    Yes you still can select the portrait or landscape orientation in the desktop options.
    Wacom drivers seem to work fine on Photoshop & Painter (pressure is ok) although there is much more interference between the stylus and the touch inputs.

    Although I tried many things already, I still can't use the Microsoft bluetooth keyboard :(
     
  5. nnthemperor

    nnthemperor Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

    Messages:
    2,007
    Likes Received:
    858
    Trophy Points:
    131
    Thanks again guys for the responses.
    One more thing, are those installing this on their slate dual booting or doing a clean install.
    Clean install is out of the question for me.
     
  6. rampa666

    rampa666 Pen Pal - Newbie

    Messages:
    4
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    5
    I've ugraded my windows 7, I've installed Windows 8 directly from Windows.
    Of course I made a backup before :) (I used paragon backup & recovery, nice and free)
     
  7. visualj

    visualj R1F Pen Pal - Newbie

    Messages:
    36
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    16
    A few items.

    I got through the install (actually did two, first one was without the dev tools) at about 1:30 last night. Both were scary easy. First time I had plugged in a USB keyboard. Before I realized that the install was all touch based. Second time I just used touch.

    I am doing a fresh install. I backed up my SDD and jumped in.

    Anybody else notice the onscreen numeric keyboard is opposite of the normal one? It is like a phone. Took me three times to enter my wireless access code before I noticed it. Other than that, the touch keyboard s cool.

    I have not tried the bluetooth keyboard, but I am going through the Windows update now and see a Atheros Bluetooth update dated 9/7/11.

    IE in the app mode seems slow. Anybody else see that?

    Maybe I am missing something, but flicks are not working for me.

    That's it for now.

    .
     
  8. Eoma

    Eoma Pen Pal - Newbie

    Messages:
    64
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    15
    Nooooooooooooooooo..can't seem to shrink/partition the 64GB drive to a free 20GB for the Win 8 install; even though free space = 35GB. Max is 16++ of shrinkable space. Any ideas ?

    Edit: Nvm, found a way around it. Had to disable pagefile (for a while), system restore and a few other services. Shrunk the volume, created a new 20GB disk, and re-enabled the previous services.
     
  9. fa6ade

    fa6ade Pen Pal - Newbie

    Messages:
    88
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    15
    I sincerely hope there is a way to hack the OS when it is released proper so that Metro Snap can be enabled on the EP121 display. Somewhat disappointed if not :/
     
  10. nnthemperor

    nnthemperor Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

    Messages:
    2,007
    Likes Received:
    858
    Trophy Points:
    131
    I could only manage 14.6 GB. I don't know if it'll suffice. Although on my laptop I successfully instilled Win8 on an 18. GB partition and had about 4++ Gigs free. keeping my fingers Crossed.
    Could you please tell me how to disable page file & system restore temporarily in case the 14 gigs doesn't work? and any effect on the system? Thanks.
     
Loading...
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page