LS800 with Windows 8 and wireless now working

I installed Windows 8 Dev Edition and had reported here an issue with a couple drivers not loading. In doing some research on the internal wireless card I finally found a driver that works from within Windows 8 itself, it had the driver all along. Steps:

  1. Open Device Manager.
  2. Double-click on the network driver showing under Other devices.
  3. Click Update Driver.
  4. Select Browse my computer for driver software.
  5. Select Let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer.
  6. Scroll down and select Network adapters and click Next.
  7. Scroll down and select Atheros Communications, Inc.
  8. On the right select Atheros AR5004X and then Next.
  9. Install the driver and you should then have working wireless.

I was excited to finally get that working in Windows 8 so now I feel a bit more complete.

LS800 running Windows 8

So I created a bootable USB flashdrive with the Windows 8 Developer version recently released and was able to install it on my LS800 with 1GB RAM and 40GB hard drive. For all intent this is like a netbook but just in tablet form. Windows 8 is fully functional with a few quirks such as getting Internet connection regardless of it showing the driver needed, actually a few drivers showing as needed and any pre-installed Windows 8 application that requires a screen real estate of more than 800 x 600 will not load, Im talking about the main window widgets, otherwise Im quite happy with the installation. I can see now that there is still not much I cant get on this tablet. I have a small video on my YouTube channel at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JSJ5-rANgVI.

LS800 running Windows 7

My LS800 tablet never ceases to amaze me, so far I have run several derivatives of Linux including Ubuntu and Fedora, Android x86, Meego, ChromeOS, Windows XP Professional, Windows Vista and now Windows 7. I am going to try Windows 8 by the weekend as soon as I image the current OS I have installed. Will post my findings. All in all the responsiveness of the tablet is pretty good, can’t wait to install my ArtRage and SketchBook Pro back to it. I have a brief video as well on my YouTube channel at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NsOXUvxHZes.

LS800 and booting from a USB flash drive

Boot to the system BIOS and go to the Boot section. Use the right side navigation to go down to +HDD and expand that. You will then see the list of devices as shown in the pics below. Select the USB drive and move it to the top of the HDD list. Reboot and thats it. This will not stay once you remove the USB drive, it will resort back to the default of booting from the hard drive.

 

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