Just checking back in to report that my problems with WDS on the Latitude ST pretty much went away after upgrading from BIOS version A01 to A04, despite none of the newer BIOS versions having any PXE fixes listed.
Im not sure what bios ours are on. Is A04 a new release?
Released 17/05/2012: Dell System BIOS A04
Curiously, the driver page for ours only lists A03, but when you click on that, the newer A04 is listed under 'Other versions'.
cheers ill get them to install it next week.
we are still having major issues with our slates, hopefully this will fix up some of them
I'm not terribly impressed with ours - to be honest I think the ST was a bit of a misstep by Dell. I won't be buying any more of them, and I hope they've learned some lessons when it comes to designing Windows 8 slates in the near future.
we only bought ours as a pilot scheme and also to jump onto the tablet bandwagon.
IVe given a USB with todays windows 8 preview release to be installed onto them but will see how it goes. I couldnt get the consumer install to work when trying the windows 7 drivers for it so hoefully its got some proper windows 8 drivers. I saw the windows 8 dell slate spec on the register and it didnt look much different to these.
Installed win8 release preview but cant seem to get any wireless driver working? Which did you use @AngryTechnician?
ALso, i tried to install that BIOS A04 within win8 but it didnt work. Does it need to run from w7?
AngryTechnician - What kinds of hassels have you had with them?
I was able to flash to A04 from within Windows 8. I don't recall issuing command line params, but I may have launched the utility from an elevated prompt.
Ive managed to go to A04, got all the devices working.
Then I tried to clone the disk using ShadowProtect to another slate. It seemed to work, however wireless and audio had a Red X next to them.
Investigating, it seems that 99% of the services are stopped, and I cannot start them, eg the AudoSrvc try to start it manually and getVery strange and I cant figure it ouyt.Quote:
The service cannot be started, either because it is disabled or because it has no enabled devices associated with it.
These seem good with win8 Ive just rolled out all 60 with win8 for the new term. Figured it was better to have something at least a bit useable.
The OSK is 100x better, but opening the start menu from the desktop is tricky even with the stylus, and most apps are still desktop aps that drop to the desktop to run.