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    ASUS VivoTab Smart Windows 8 Pro Upgrade

    Hey all,

    We just brought one of these units in to play with.

    Is there a simple way of installing 8 Pro or 8.1 Pro, Its comes with 8 std.

    Thanks

    Newp

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    Just like you would a computer, go to the BIOS and boot from USB stick. Since the Asus doesn't come with a dedicated USB port use a USB to go cable normally a pound of amazon! Plugs into the same place you charge it. If you google a bit you'll find instructions on how to get to the BIOS. It can be done as I did it with my network manager when I had one Hope this helps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alexbillbridgnorth View Post
    Just like you would a computer, go to the BIOS and boot from USB stick. Since the Asus doesn't come with a dedicated USB port use a USB to go cable normally a pound of amazon! Plugs into the same place you charge it. If you google a bit you'll find instructions on how to get to the BIOS. It can be done as I did it with my network manager when I had one Hope this helps.
    Could i put the install media on a memory card (MicroSD) and boot from that?

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    Not 100% all I knew was it worked with USB stick sorry buddy

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    Done it. Copied win 8.1 to SD card. And upgraded windows.

    So win 8 std to 8.1 pro.

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    Quote Originally Posted by newpersn View Post
    Done it. Copied win 8.1 to SD card. And upgraded windows.

    So win 8 std to 8.1 pro.
    it will boot from the sd slot?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sted View Post
    it will boot from the sd slot?
    I done it though windows. Google wasn't giving me much luck with getting it in to the bios

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    Quote Originally Posted by newpersn View Post
    I done it though windows. Google wasn't giving me much luck with getting it in to the bios
    ots something like volume up or down and power on from being off iirc

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