Edited by loun.k at 6-23-2017 13:20 |
I've done it on the 32 bit dual boot HI8 Pro using a USB hub (3.0 to 2.0, $4 on ali) and an 8GB installation USB flash drive created on another computer. You can download the media creation tool from Microsoft here: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10 .
Neither the anniversary nor the creator's update would install on my tablet without wiping apps and user data. Keeping user data or both would result in an error code during boot and an automatic rollback.
When using an USB flash drive you still need 5+ GB of free space on the tablet's system partition which can be hard. Some tricks to get the required free space:
Disable the hibernate file by running this form an elevated command prompt (gives at least 1 GB):
Open an elevated command prompt and type:
powercfg -hibernate off
Reduce the page file for another GB:
I recommend capping it temporarily to 256 MB, disabling it might cause problems on a low memory device.
Use the built in disk cleanup utility (cleanmgr) to remove crash dumps and other data (Windows Update). My first generation Hi8 tends to shut down unclean or crash during hibernation which generated huge (500MB+) crash dumps.
I think it's worth upgrading the tablet. It got slightly faster. Windows found all drivers on Windows Update and is actually smaller in size. I have around 9,5GB of 15 free on the boot drive (with hibernate disabled, 32 bit Windows). I couldn't even get close to that with older Windows 10 versions.