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Has anyone installed this on a Dell Inspiron Duo?


FuturDreamz

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markm

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I am running Windows 8 consumer preview on a Dell Duo. You'll find other people that have on this forum as well as on mydellmini.com.

In general it works, but the following has issues...

1) The accelerometer shows up as an unknown device (so not auto rotate)
2) Depending on the network, WiFi will work or not
(for me it works on many networks, but appears to have issues with Cisco AP's)
3) The Dell Duo is limited to 2GB of RAM. It works, but I wish I could put in more - I keep a small flash drive to use ReadyBoost, but I don't know if it is useful.

I do like the Duo a lot with Windows 8. I'm not convinced of Metro for a mouse based system, but for a touchscreen it's very nice.

-Mark
 

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    Windows 8
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    Dell Duo
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    Atom N570

Rethgif

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I've installed and used both the Developer and Consumer preview. I just recently installed the full version of Windows 8 Pro on my Duo. It is fantastic! I finally found a solution last night to the accelerometer problem. At the bottom of this page Windows 8 Consumer Preview there is a section "Important Downloads for Installation". There are two links for the ST Micro Rotation Sensor. One for 32bit and one for 64bit. I installed the 32bit version for my Duo. Worked like a charm. Now my screen auto rotates like before.

http://www.samsung.com/global/windowspreview/data/4_ST_Micro_Rotation_Sensor_32bit.zip
http://www.samsung.com/global/windowspreview/data/5_ST_Micro_Rotation_Sensor_64bit.zip
 

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  • OS
    Windows 8 Pro
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Dell Inspiron Duo

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