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By sarman_1998, Junior Member on 4th January 2014, 10:04 PM
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I've been messing with the new ASUS T100 Transformer T100TA and found a few boot key combinations through trial and error. I hope someone else can make use of them.

Hold the listed key while powering on the tablet.

ESC: Boot device selection menu
DEL: Boot into BIOS Setup (same as F2)
F2: Boot into BIOS Setup
F9: Boot into windows recovery mode
F12: Not sure what this is, it briefly flashes "Launching FFU.efi" then print "Main Start" and sits there
Vol Down: Boot Device Selection Menu

I tried each button on the top row of the keyboard plus: tab, alt, ctrl,fn, windows. In case anyone want to try other stuff.
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6th January 2014, 06:32 AM |#2  
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not sure why but im drawing a blank here.
I cant get any bios options regardless of holding escape or f2 or delete while powering up my t100

cant figure out why?

And a question - does the bios look like any other or is it just like the "additional options page" you get when booting into recovery options, kinda like a win8 boot screen with efi option or restore etc.

i assumed i would see a proper bios but i just cant seem to get any key to do a thing - it just boots normally, i do have the latest 220 bios.

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6th January 2014, 09:29 AM |#3  
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not sure why but im drawing a blank here.
I cant get any bios options regardless of holding escape or f2 or delete while powering up my t100

cant figure out why?

And a question - does the bios look like any other or is it just like the "additional options page" you get when booting into recovery options, kinda like a win8 boot screen with efi option or restore etc.

i assumed i would see a proper bios but i just cant seem to get any key to do a thing - it just boots normally, i do have the latest 220 bios.

Thanks.
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With F2 you should see a normal bios screen.
My guess is that you are doing a shutdown from in win 8, then turning on with the F2 key pressed.

Try doing a restart from in Win 8 and start holding F2 as soon as the screen goes blank.

By default win8 has "fast boot" enabled, which means it doesn't do a proper boot from bios when you turn of after a "shutdown" from in win8

Hope that helps.
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6th January 2014, 10:38 AM |#4  
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Originally Posted by sarman_1998

I've been messing with the new ASUS T100 Transformer T100TA and found a few boot key combinations through trial and error. I hope someone else can make use of them.

Hold the listed key while powering on the tablet.

ESC: Boot device selection menu
DEL: Boot into BIOS Setup (same as F2)
F2: Boot into BIOS Setup
F9: Boot into windows recovery mode
F12: Not sure what this is, it briefly flashes "Launching FFU.efi" then print "Main Start" and sits there
Vol Down: Boot Device Selection Menu

I tried each button on the top row of the keyboard plus: tab, alt, ctrl,fn, windows. In case anyone want to try other stuff.

Very useful. Thanks for those.

Holding Vol Up with power can help when it doesn't want to boot too IIRC.
11th December 2014, 07:38 PM |#5  
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Solving problem
Faced with the same problem after regular Windows 8.1 update.
Really thanks for advise given above.
To finally solve the problem just reset bios settings to default.
25th April 2015, 03:30 PM |#6  
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T100 Windows 10 Evaluation
In my zeal to explore the capabilities of my new T100TAF, I tried to install the Windows 10 Evaluation 10041. It kind of installed OK at first but now I have no WiFi and it will not allow me to do anything as the screen flashes and never settles down. I have tried to boot into retsore and reset it but I get errors. Any ideas?
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boot from USB Asus t100ta
Hi everyone

A few days ago I was trying to install the preview of windows 10 on my Asus t100ta but looks like that system wasn't compatible with some software of the PC and I wanted to do the factory reset by pressing F9, when it was trying to restore I got a message saying "winload.efi is missing" then I tried to boot with a USB but doesn't work, I tried disabling the security boot. And nothing works. If someone please can help I have 4 days trying with none results
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That is because the Asus T100 Tablet has an android based Windows 8/8.1 installed. I know that somewhere I had found information on downloading the Android based Windows as well as creating an installation USB of the Android based Windows. The Asus T100TA I have came with the x86 (32-bit) but, has an x64 based architecture allowing for the Android Windows x64 (64-bit) to be installed. To add, the tablet can have Android Apps installed in it as well. Think of it as a big Android phone (of course, you can't make calls unless you have something like Skype LOL!). I hope this helps.
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That is because the Asus T100 Tablet has an android based Windows 8/8.1 installed. I know that somewhere I had found information on downloading the Android based Windows as well as creating an installation USB of the Android based Windows. The Asus T100TA I have came with the x86 (32-bit) but, has an x64 based architecture allowing for the Android Windows x64 (64-bit) to be installed. To add, the tablet can have Android Apps installed in it as well. Think of it as a big Android phone (of course, you can't make calls unless you have something like Skype LOL!). I hope this helps.

android or not, this is windows 8.1, it is NOT possible to (at this writing) to install a 64 bit based O.S. on this t100ta. while it does contain the architecture, the killer is the UEFI which is only 32 bit capable.
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On my Asus Transformer T100 Chi, I have found that Volume Up plus power key boots you into the recovery menu. This also works on Lenovo tablets.

BTW, I have never heard of "Android based Windows". That seems like an oxymoron to me
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On my Asus Transformer T100 Chi, I have found that Volume Up plus power key boots you into the recovery menu. This also works on Lenovo tablets.

BTW, I have never heard of "Android based Windows". That seems like an oxymoron to me

Agrred, Android based windows, like wut. One is made by google and the other by microsoft. Not to mention all C++, c# and DOS code is directly incompatible with arm (what andorid uses). I mean yes some android phones are 64 bit and stuff but thats arm64 NOT the AMD64 standard that desktops and laptops use. The 32 bit x86 standard that laptops use is called i386 and was developed by intel. amd64 was developed by amd then purchased by intel who license amd to still use it. This is exactly why only Intel and AMD make desktop and laptop processors.

Companies like snapdragon simply take ARM chip designs and change them into their own processor, but its still an ARM based processor.

Two entirely different architectures, one designed for low power, standby , small screens and apps, the other for MAJOR general purpose use.

Take my word on this, the two will never merge

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