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Windows 8.1 pro and rt


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#1 Brat1

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Posted 20 April 2015 - 12:16 PM

I recently had a tablet die Asus 121 e slate with an i5 processor.

Got an asus transformer for a back up and found out it is rt.

Won't run a lot of my stuff. I'm I going to have to buy another full blown computer i.e. surface pro etc. if I want to use a tablet?

 

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Posted 20 April 2015 - 06:54 PM

Hi Brat1 :)

The choice between Windows RT and Windows 8/8.1 pretty much depends on the CPU of the tablet. If the CPU doesn't support x86 architecture, you won't be able to install Windows 8 or 8.1 on it. Is it possible to have the full product name of the tablet you bought so I can look up the specs?

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Posted 21 April 2015 - 05:53 AM

Thanks this helps a lot. :) :)



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Posted 21 April 2015 - 08:20 AM

No problem, just let me know when you have the tablet model so I can look it up :)

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Posted 21 April 2015 - 10:18 AM

One of the big problems here is secure boot, on window rt systems it is usually locked to windows rt and nothing else, it might prevent you from being able to load a proper OS like windows 8 or 8.1. Can you still tke this device back to the shop you bought it from? Explain that at the time of sale you were lead to believe it was windows 8.1 and got it home to find it was rt and they might be more willing to refund it or swap it for something capable of running a proper operating system, if you tell them you would happily "refund" it by swapping it for a windows 8.1 device and paying in cash the difference in price they'll probably be also more willing to "refund/swap" as they would still be getting some sort of sale to you.
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Posted 15 May 2015 - 05:54 AM

I have decided I need to bite the bullit and go to a pro 3. Part of my problem is the asus slate I had was a 64 bit.

Is there a secure way I can scrub my info from this thing and send it back to a factory setting so I can sell it without worrying about what is on it.



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Posted 15 May 2015 - 07:26 AM

I don't have any experience with this tablet, but from what I read online, restoring it to its factory values isn't that hard.

http://www.fixya.com/support/t25297501-restore_asus_b121_factory_settings

You could always use CCleaner to wipe the free space, then do the factory reset.

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Posted 15 May 2015 - 08:12 AM

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Posted 15 May 2015 - 08:26 AM

No problem Brat, my pleasure :)

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Posted 16 May 2015 - 05:53 AM

After doing a factory reset how do I get rid of the files with my microsoft account information that I use to sign in to windows 8.

I assume it will still be there.

Can I delete it before the factory reset?



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Posted 16 May 2015 - 08:23 AM

If you do a Factory Reset, when you start the computer for the first time after, you'll be asked to log in a Microsoft account or a Local one, so your old Microsoft account shouldn't be connected on it anymore.

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Posted 16 May 2015 - 09:15 AM

Thanks again.



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Posted 16 May 2015 - 09:50 AM

No problem Brat, my pleasure :)

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