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9th October 2014, 06:46 PM   |  #41  
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Have you sorted out the activation problem? Is now possible to install a total English Windows 8.1 Core Connected edition?

Ps. Pipo w2 has been officially discontinued, in favour of w2f (wich is worse IMHO)
9th October 2014, 07:50 PM   |  #42  
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Yes, we are eagerly awaiting the conclusion of crash_b's magic.
9th October 2014, 08:03 PM   |  #43  
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OK I got Ubuntu installer to boot. Used Ubuntu 14.10 beta 2 64 bit image. Couldn't get it to boot without adding a copy of bootia32.efi to the usb key is efi/boot directory.

Basicly I'm using the workaround I found at

Has to be the 64 bit Ubuntu image. No luck at all with 32.

I've not yet installed anything. Waiting for 14.10 release version for that.
Will add more later
9th October 2014, 11:28 PM   |  #44  
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You can extract the installwim from your recovery partition and use that in the chn-eng package from the pipo website.
If it is still the factory installwim.
I have installed the chn. Win 8.1 pro again which is activated and installed the us-eng language pack.
Takes too much time too figure out another option.
But it should be possible...

To clarify: the instructions in my previous post including the links gives you a full working activated windows 8.1 pro Chinese language version.
But my Pipo W2 came originally with that version, that's why it works for me.
If your Pipo came with another Windows version it probably won't work for you.
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10th October 2014, 07:14 PM   |  #45  
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OK, I was able to get Ubuntu 14.04 to boot to desktop.

Like other tablets running bay trail, to get it to boot requires hitting e to edit at the grub boot loader, with "try Ubuntu". Highlighted. Then arrow down to where you see

splash --

Delete that. Replace it with

video=VGA-1:800x1280e reboot=pci,force

Then hit f10 to boot.

Reaches desktop, but its stuck in portrait mode so that's going to be fun to deal with after I install. :/

WiFi isn't working on 14.04. Hopefully 14.10 improves this. I didn't test much else since 14.10 might improve things for what works and what doesn't.
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