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

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    299792458 Pen Pal - Newbie

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    My bluetooth isn't working either. Initial install didn't have it working. I ran Windows update after the install and one of the options was a BT driver dated Sep 7 or something...updated, and still isn't working.

    Any ideas how to get back to the start screen if you wander off into one of the metro apps? Without a keyboard/mouse?
     
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    excalibur1814 Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    1. Apparently yes
    2. According to Windows features (on or off)... possibly :) There doesn't seem to be a Media Center option
    3. Should be exactly the same
    4. No. This is the dev build and depending on what version you've installed...
    5. Not used it yet :( Still tinkering
    6. Not one crash and this is on a Slllloooww Asus R2h
    7. See my post in the software section. 9ish Gb
    8. This is a beta so there are still scroll bars which we'll re-size. It's now up to app devs
    9. Still un-decided really. It is great
     
  3. JustDavid

    JustDavid ASUS EP121 Slate user

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    Swipe out from the right side and it will open up the 'charms' bar and click the Start button
     
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    IsYet Pen Pal - Newbie

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    A few questions about the install (don't think I've seen them here yet):
    - Do I need to have a USB mouse and/or keyboard attached?
    - The download page says it's 3.6GB (64bit) but the download was just one .iso file that's 633MB. Did I not get all of the download?

    I'm going to backup one more time and then install it on my EP121 tonight.
    Can't wait!
     
  5. JustDavid

    JustDavid ASUS EP121 Slate user

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    No, you do not need a mouse or keyboard. The installation is fully touch compatible.
    Due to the Microsoft websites getting hammered by everyone trying to get this Developer Preview, my downloads errored out several times. Try again to download the version of your choice.
     
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    CF77 Love Tablet. Senior Member

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    Has anyone tried to slip stream the win8 with all the drivers first before installation? and work?

    How is the pen ..Anyone?
    Onenote?
    Aurora 8
     
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    Is touch and pen accuracy improved with Win 8 at this point?
     
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    There is no need. Windows Update updates all of the drivers including hotkey... But even before Windows Update runs, the touch and pen already work. The only current problem is that Bluetooth doesn't work with the Windows Update driver. I haven't tried any other installs yet to fix Bluetooth. But since you can do everything without a keyboard or mouse, I haven't bothered yet...
     
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    how's battery life ? Win 8 was supposed to offer much better battery life compared to Win 7 tablets.
     
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    I saw a post on the Microsoft forum for the preview that Bluetooth not working on the EP121 is a known issue and they're working with Atheros to get a driver out. I don't have the exact link but here's the general forum link.

    Windows Developer Preview: General OS questions Forum
     
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