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Clean install on ASUS Tablet

  1. #11


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    Quote Originally Posted by orlandotek View Post
    First, some tablets have a locked partition and you cannot install any other OS onto it. Not sure if this is the way your tablet is or not. My experience is if the tablet came pre-installed with Windows 8 then it has a good chance of having a locked partiton.

    I have an Asus B121 tablet. It originally cam with Windows 7 and it does not have a locked partition.

    I have a Windows 8.0 Pro upgrade key but I just finished doing a clean install of Windows 8.1 on it so it can be done.
    Guess i would only know if i did ever try a clean install of Windows 8.1 on it, if it is locked or not.

    As far as even using the recovery to restore to factory settings if i ever had to, ASUS said i need to hook up a Keyboard to the Tablet to be able to do it, by pressing F9 at boot. Where USB OTG Cable comes in for that option.

    Question is how did you do the clean install in case i find out my recovery partition is not locked out ? Any of my options from post #9.
    Thanks for reply!!

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  2. #12


    Glad I found this thread. I just return my ME400C as it was stuck in the revoery mode after I tried to do the updates. I guess maybe there wasn't anything wrong with it but after 2 days of " Failure to configure updates, Windows is rolling back changes" I could only assume it was defective so I sent it back. Have a replacment coming but this time I will do the updates a few at a time.

    I'm looking forward to using it but man ...what a pain to get it up to date.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sundance2014 View Post
    Glad I found this thread. I just return my ME400C as it was stuck in the revoery mode after I tried to do the updates. I guess maybe there wasn't anything wrong with it but after 2 days of " Failure to configure updates, Windows is rolling back changes" I could only assume it was defective so I sent it back. Have a replacment coming but this time I will do the updates a few at a time.

    I'm looking forward to using it but man ...what a pain to get it up to date.
    Hi Sundance,

    Glad this thread could have helped you, it might when you get it back. Yes it was a pain to update but i was persistent to fix it myself.
    No, as you see not defective, i am not sure how this happened but after using Microsoft Fix it for Windows update, everything went in fine, even Windows 8.1 update.

    Never tried a recovery, i was told by ASUS i needed a keyboard hooked to Tablet to be able to get into the recovery. Press F9 on boot.
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  4. #14


    How would you suggest I proceed? Do the Asus upgrades first and then the Windows upgrades? If so how many of the windows items should I upgrade at a time?
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    Quote Originally Posted by sundance2014 View Post
    How would you suggest I proceed? Do the Asus upgrades first and then the Windows upgrades? If so how many of the windows items should I upgrade at a time?
    If ASUS has any Live Updates do them first, then Windows 8 updates before you can do Windows 8.1 update, of course.
    ASUS ones i recall was maybe one or two,can do them all at once, but the Windows 8 updates for me was like 117.

    Now as it was for me, i did not do them all at once, maybe 10 or more at a time,OP said i may crash the Tablet then.
    Also matters to on speed of your WiFi connection.

    As you first saw in this post my issue was with a problem with Windows update i fixed.
    Funny i was looking for an answer if possible for doing a clean install, meanwhile i am helping solve an issue with another, well hope i helped you from my thread.
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  6. #16


    Happy to say just finished doing the updates and update to win 8.1 and all went well. Took 5 hours but hopfuly I'll never have to do that again.

    Thanks for your help.

    Do you happen to know how to turn off NFC? I have no use for it and no need for it to consume batt. if I will never use it.
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    On the asus tablet before doing any windows updates you must do their live updates first. Their updates include driver and bios updates. I urge you to do these first. On the asus forum for this tablet, i read if you did not do their updates first windows updates would fail or worse
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    I followed their advice and my updates went smooth and when it was time to do 8.1 i checked asus live updates first to make sure there was no updates or updates to the tablet. I waited a few weeks before i did the update to 8.1 which i am glad i did because sure enough there was an update from asus. Once i did the update, windows 8.1 went very smoothly
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    Quote Originally Posted by sundance2014 View Post
    Happy to say just finished doing the updates and update to win 8.1 and all went well. Took 5 hours but hopfuly I'll never have to do that again.

    Thanks for your help.

    Do you happen to know how to turn off NFC? I have no use for it and no need for it to consume batt. if I will never use it.
    Hi sundance,

    Your Welcome, you mean Bluetooth ?

    If so if it is in the notification area, right click or with touch hold finger then select settings.
    Remove the icon in tray by unchecking it and turn of Discovery option, should also be in the control panel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by robinb9 View Post
    I followed their advice and my updates went smooth and when it was time to do 8.1 i checked asus live updates first to make sure there was no updates or updates to the tablet. I waited a few weeks before i did the update to 8.1 which i am glad i did because sure enough there was an update from asus. Once i did the update, windows 8.1 went very smoothly
    Welcome back robinb9,

    I believe i did the ASUS updates before Windows updates for Windows 8, was a BIOS update and 2 others for system.
    As seen in my other posts all is fine now. Did speak to ASUS when i had the issues.
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