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Upgrading and joining a domain with Acer Switch 10

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If you want to Access Corporate materials With your Acer Switch running Windows 8 With Bing you need to Upgrade the Operating System.

windows 8.1 with bing
Windows 8.1 With Bing

Before you start:

1. You need a 32 bit image of Windows Pro. (I used Windows 8.1. Multiple editions from MSDN)
2. A valid Windows MAK Key
3. Fully charged Device

Boot Windows, Insert the USB Key into any port, in file Explorer run Setup.exe. then Follow the Instructions Below:

run setup exe
Click Setup
perparing
Windows Will Prepare
product key
Enter Key
add features
Click “Legg til Funksjoner”
get started
Because of the Version, enter key again
click next
then click next
features
Accept and next
working with features
let Windows work
upgrading windows
Windows will reboot and work more
upgraded windows
Running Pro, this text will dissappear once you Connect to the web and activate
running windows 8.1 pro
Done upgrading

 

 

Boot from USB Acer Switch 10 in Windows

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Before you start,
1. USE A 32bit WINDOWS IMAGE. Atom CPU’s does not read x64
2. Prepare your USB for UEFI – Follow my guide here to properly prepare your USB for boot.
Installing Windows 8 Enterprise on Surface Pro

Why do I need to do all this fuss? -Most new devices are delivered with UEFI instead of BIOS. Alot of security benefits here. Some of you might experience that these devices do not automatically boot from a bootable key that you plug in. Please follow my instructions above.

When you are ready.

1. Do not insert the USB key yet, boot your device first.

2. Once your device is in Windows insert your USB Key, swipe on the right side to bring out the charms. Select Settings

settings

3. Select Change PC settings

change pc settings

4. In PC Settings, select Update and Recovery

PC and Devices

5. Select Recovery and Click Restart now

recovery

6. The PC will reboot and you get this option, Select Use a device

Choose boot option

7. Then use the EFI USB Device (You can also boot IPV4 Network boot)

Use a EFI device

Boot from USB Acer Switch and installing Windows 8.1 Enterprise/Pro

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Before you start,
1. USE A 32bit WINDOWS IMAGE. Atom CPU’s does not read x64
2. Prepare your USB for UEFI – Follow my guide here to properly prepare your USB for boot.
Installing Windows 8 Enterprise on Surface Pro

Why do I need to do all this fuss? -Most new devices are delivered with UEFI instead of BIOS. Alot of security benefits here. Some of you might experience that these devices do not automatically boot from a bootable key that you plug in. Please follow my instructions above.

When you are ready.

1. Press and hold Power Button + Volume Up

switch 10 side power button

2. (OPTIONAL) As you have powered on the device, release power button and keep holding Volume up until you enter the UEFI.
Here, navigate to Main and Select Enable to F12 Boot Menu

enable F12 boot

3. Go to Boot and change the Boot priority order make sure that USB CDROM and USB HDD are on top

boot priority

4. Its Now time to Plug in your USB Key. You can plug it in to the Keyboard dock or the Tablet using  Micro-USB to USB adapter
I used the Adapter on the picture below.

switch 10 micro usb to usb

5. Navigate to Exit and select Exit Saving Changes.
The Device will now boot from either the Adapter (Left) or Keyboard dock (Right)

boot usb micro usb boot usb dock

 

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