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Mon May 1, 2017, 07:12 PM

Question from a geek for geeks

I was in Walmart the other day and stumbled across this tablet on clearance for $54. Being a notorious impulse buyer I picked it up with a few thoughts:

1: It's running Android 6. If nothing else it makes a good portable browsing machine.

But most importantly what attracted me is that it is running an Intel Atom Bay Trail processor. Architecturally it appears to be this tablet with Android loaded instead of Windows at half the price.

So I'm sitting here trying to figure out how to get Windows onto this thing. My thought is since this thing is an x64 based processor there has to be be a way to get into BIOS and change the boot order. Has anyone got one of these? Have you got into BIOS? How did you do it?

And most importantly does anyone see any technological impediment considering the processor architecture as to why I couldn't load Windows onto this thing?

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Currentsitguy May 2017 OP
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Currentsitguy May 2017 #4
foia May 2017 #5
TM999 May 2017 #6
Currentsitguy May 2017 #7

Response to Currentsitguy (Original post)

Mon May 1, 2017, 07:16 PM

1. It is probably possible

but may be a bit of an exercise in research. I would start here

https://forum.xda-developers.com/sitesearch.php?q=efun

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Response to stygmata (Reply #1)

Mon May 1, 2017, 07:20 PM

2. thanks!

XDA is a great resource. I've been working my way through them for about an hour. There is one guy in a thread who pissed me off by saying getting into BIOS was "easy" and then did not explain how he did it.

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Response to Currentsitguy (Reply #2)

Mon May 1, 2017, 07:31 PM

3. I've bricked a couple of devices over the years trying to figure out the instructions on xda

As long as you have a way to bring it back to original image, you'll be fine

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Response to stygmata (Reply #3)

Mon May 1, 2017, 07:37 PM

4. I've rooted tons of Android devices over the years

This is the first Atom based tablet I've tried.

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Response to Currentsitguy (Original post)

Mon May 1, 2017, 09:01 PM

5. I've never tried it on an Android device but if you have room maybe a dual boot would work

and possibly keep you from bricking it permanently.

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Response to Currentsitguy (Original post)

Mon May 1, 2017, 11:50 PM

6. Try this free software to do it.

http://changemysoftware.org/Home

I have not tried it myself but I know some guys who have. Depending upon the specs, 10 might be to resource intensive, so you might try 8.1 instead.

Well I checked it out myself, and it might not be the best route or even scammy.

The only other method I know is to get Intel's flash tool utility, use it, locate a Windows 8.1 rom, then push across using an OTG cable and ADB. I know don't where you can get those utilities though but that should work.

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Response to TM999 (Reply #6)

Wed May 3, 2017, 05:33 PM

7. it may indeed be scammy

Hard to say so far as this damn thing has thwarted every attempt to root it so far.



GGGGGRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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