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thaayb|Post time:10-5-2018 19:15:16 View:11653|Reply:26

pincopallino101| Post time 3-17-2018 02:20:39 | Show all posts
Motobot replied at 3-17-2018 02:17
There is a way to do this install, but I do not recommend using it. To do this, you need to find a ...

OK thanks!
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defragged| Post time 4-26-2018 00:04:56 | Show all posts
Hi thaayb
I have a Chuwi Hi8 Pro (Serial No PQ32G22160303421).
I downloaded the firmware via https://forum.chuwi.com/forum.php?mod=viewthread&tid=1157 and I get six .rar files. The first extracts to a 4.15 GB folder, the next 4 to 155 MB and the sixth to 0 bytes. The last 5 all seem to be subsets of the first.
The problem is that main.cmd does not contain "set OS_Attributes=2". I see that the script tests for single or dual OS but does not seem to set it. Am I using an old version? Your reply to momo 3-15-2018 mentioned Chuwi_WinPE_x64.zip. Is there a 32 bit version of this more up to date than the original link?

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Motobot| Post time 4-26-2018 04:08:30 | Show all posts
defragged replied at 4-26-2018 11:04
Hi thaayb
I have a Chuwi Hi8 Pro (Serial No PQ32G22160303421).
I downloaded the firmware via http:// ...

Hello defragged,
It's for you. Just unZIP and replace the original Main.cmd with this one. Do not forget to change it
set OS_Attributes=1
Main.zip (3.16 KB, Downloads: 63)
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defragged| Post time 4-26-2018 14:04:33 | Show all posts
Thank you Motobot. I'll swap main.cmd with the updated version and edit it for set OS_Attributes=1
I meant to ask in my last post - do I need to use the files "Chuwi Hi8 Pro Windows.part2.rar"to part6? Looking through the extracted folders, it seems that only part1 is required as there doesn't seem to be any updated files in part2 to part6.
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Motobot| Post time 4-26-2018 14:32:32 | Show all posts
defragged replied at 4-27-2018 01:04
Thank you Motobot. I'll swap main.cmd with the updated version and edit it for set OS_Attributes=1
I ...

Just read about Multipart RAR Files.
If all parts are intact, then there should not be any problems with the unpacking.
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davidodejide| Post time 9-6-2018 03:17:30 From the mobile phone | Show all posts
Hello everyone. I am updating my Chuwi Hi8 Pro to Dec 2017 update using an ISO stored on a 16g flashdrive connected through an adapter. The tablet restarted twice an after the second restart gave this error: Please insert the external storage media and click Ok. I have removed and returned the flashdrive containing the ISO but nothing is happening. The touch is not responding when I try to click Ok or cancel the message. What can I do now?
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pauloctavio| Post time 10-5-2018 19:15:16 | Show all posts
Edited by pauloctavio at 10-5-2018 19:16
[Hi8 Pro] [Tutorial] Make Dual Boot HI8 Pro -> Single Boot Windows [Copy link]
thaayb|Post time:2-1-2018 15:48:14View:9601|Reply:25
Edited by thaayb at 1-5-2018 11:48


Hi all,
I just found out that there is an easy way to convert your chuwi hi8 pro dual boot tablet to a windows only tablet with one big ~28GB C: drive.

Here is what I did to archieve this:
Download the windows firmware image matching your tablet version from the official firmware thread: https://forum.chuwi.com/forum.php?mod=viewthread&tid=1157
Unpack the firmware image.
Navigate to [Firmware_ROOT]/Scripts, there should be one file named Main.cmd
Open Main.cmd and find following line "set OS_Attributes=2"
Change this line to "set OS_Attributes=1"
Copy this "modified" firmware to an USB Flashdrive and install it to your tablet like you would install the official windows firmware (See here: https://forum.chuwi.com/forum.php ... ypeid%26typeid%3D17).

OPTIONAL: (Remove OS Selection Screen when booting)
Find the SwitchNOW.exe in the hidden recovery folder (See here: https://forum.chuwi.com/forum.php ... =5208&fromuid=39061)
Run SwitchNOW.exe, a prompt will pop up asking you if you want to boot to Android. Select NO.
Another promt will pop up, select the Disable radio button at "Boot menu configuration" and exit the program.

This will delete android and will reinstall windows onto one big partition.

PS: You can always get Android/Dual Boot back using this tutorial: https://forum.chuwi.com/forum.php ... ypeid%26typeid%3D17

PSS: I am pretty sure this works for other tablets too! All windows firmwares come with this Main.cmd script. Discord This script always has two installation routines, Adobe Reader one for single OS and one for dual OS. You only have to edit the script so it executes the single OS routine instead of the dual OS. In most scripts you only need to change a variable (linke on hi8 pro, see above), iTunes in some other scripts you have to modify a goto statement.
WARNING: Make sure to back up your data bevore performing this! I am not responisble for any damage or data loss!
This thread was moderated (Stick) by emily at 1-3-2018 18:52

Amazing Everything Work Great thank you very much.
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