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Windows tablet (solved)

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Krissharm
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Windows tablet (solved)

#1 Post by Krissharm » Wed Jun 20, 2018 1:00 am

Hi has anyone managed to get MX on one of these? Windows 10 has turned it into a paperweight. Kind of a shame.

http://www.expertreviews.co.uk/tesco/14 ... let-for-99
https://www.tesco.com/direct/connect-8- ... rce=others

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Primary HP Omen 15-ax009na, i5-6300HQ+NVIDIA GTX 950 Running MX17 64 bit.
Secondary Thinkpad x220 12GB ssd msata & ssd sata drive MX17 64 bit
Light child duties Thinkpad R51 MX17/Windows XP 32bit with forcepae and IDE to SATA + Kingston SSD.

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Re: Windows tablet

#2 Post by m_pav » Wed Jun 20, 2018 3:30 am

This type of apparatus is designed to only allow Windows with a signed Secure boot installation to run from hard disk drive. You can successfully run Live Linux distros like MX from USB if you can turn off secure boot, but the device will fail to operate the bootloader if it is installed to hard disk because it does not contain a signed boot file. This is a design requirement forced on manufacturers by Microsoft through their OEM licensing agreement for sealed portable devices such as tablets and the like.

There have been some manufacturers who have left a back door open that allows a user to over-ride this obstacle, but they risk being "all but put out of business" by Microsoft if discovered.
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Re: Windows tablet

#3 Post by Krissharm » Thu Jun 21, 2018 9:54 am

Kind of falls in line with what I have experienced.. thank you.
Primary HP Omen 15-ax009na, i5-6300HQ+NVIDIA GTX 950 Running MX17 64 bit.
Secondary Thinkpad x220 12GB ssd msata & ssd sata drive MX17 64 bit
Light child duties Thinkpad R51 MX17/Windows XP 32bit with forcepae and IDE to SATA + Kingston SSD.

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