Chuwi Vi8 Full Review, FAQ, Root, Dual Boot ROM info

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tiagao_extremo

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Jan 8, 2014
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How can i install windows or android if i have wiped my tablet pc's hard drive?

Create a bootable windows 10 pen drive using official microsoft tool and choose your language, windows 10 home and x86 version. Charge the tablet to 100%, use a usb hub with a mouse, keyboard and the usb drive and you're ready to go. It doesn't matter if you had fully erased all the partitions. Windows will create all of them again.
 

valipalakeksi

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Create a bootable windows 10 pen drive using official microsoft tool and choose your language, windows 10 home and x86 version. Charge the tablet to 100%, use a usb hub with a mouse, keyboard and the usb drive and you're ready to go. It doesn't matter if you had fully erased all the partitions. Windows will create all of them again.

But how can i install it then? From bios? And where can i download that tool from?
 

darangel212

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Bro, I have Win 10 (Ver 1511 Build 10586.214) with Realtek chip, is there any solution to my wifi issue? Driver is installed but not working. Attaching screenshot.
 

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tiagao_extremo

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But how can i install it then? From bios? And where can i download that tool from?

Yes, you must install it from bios. First you need to download microsoft tool from here:

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10

Like i said before, you need to use windows 10 home x86. Also, you will need an usb drive with at least 4gb. This will fully erase the usb drive.

When it's done, connect a usb hub and then connect the usb drive, a keyboard and mouse. It's better if it's usb, it won't work with bluetooth devices.

Power your device while pressing esc. This will take you to the bios setup. Choose Boot Manager

After that choose EFI USB DEVICE

Then you will see the usual standard windows installation screen. Just the usual. Windows will choose the home version and will activate it using the installation key recorded at the bios.

When it's all done you will need to install the drivers. If you want you can download them from here:

https://mega.nz/#!Rc00zYaL!INlC8bvEPAVVn_yyw2y3fMo70gix71Qd28Llw5VG38o

And that's it. It's not complicated. If you need something else just let me know.
 

valipalakeksi

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Yes, you must install it from bios. First you need to download microsoft tool from here:



Like i said before, you need to use windows 10 home x86. Also, you will need an usb drive with at least 4gb. This will fully erase the usb drive.

When it's done, connect a usb hub and then connect the usb drive, a keyboard and mouse. It's better if it's usb, it won't work with bluetooth devices.

Power your device while pressing esc. This will take you to the bios setup. Choose Boot Manager

After that choose EFI USB DEVICE

Then you will see the usual standard windows installation screen. Just the usual. Windows will choose the home version and will activate it using the installation key recorded at the bios.

When it's all done you will need to install the drivers. If you want you can download them from here:


And that's it. It's not complicated. If you need something else just let me know.

Thank you. I got Windows 10 home installed. How do i install those drivers? There's no .exe-files. Do i have to install them from device manager or?
 

tiagao_extremo

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Jan 8, 2014
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Thank you. I got Windows 10 home installed. How do i install those drivers? There's no .exe-files. Do i have to install them from device manager or?

You're right. You will notice at the device manager that there will be many unknown devices. After unpacking the drivers to a folder you will need to manually install each one of them right-clicking each one of them. I don't remember right now, but there will be an option for start or update driver, and then pointing to the drivers folder. After all installed you will also need to install the graphics driver, just download and install. This is the only one you will use the usual standard installation with a .exe driver:

https://downloadcenter.intel.com/do...0-15-33-?_ga=1.236575043.379726733.1461191104

And that's it.
 

valipalakeksi

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You're right. You will notice at the device manager that there will be many unknown devices. After unpacking the drivers to a folder you will need to manually install each one of them right-clicking each one of them. I don't remember right now, but there will be an option for start or update driver, and then pointing to the drivers folder. After all installed you will also need to install the graphics driver, just download and install. This is the only one you will use the usual standard installation with a .exe driver:



And that's it.
Thank you. I got drivers installed and then i installed android. I have one issue with android. Audio is not working. No sound coming from speaker. Is there any ways to fix it?
 

tiagao_extremo

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Jan 8, 2014
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Thank you. I got drivers installed and then i installed android. I have one issue with android. Audio is not working. No sound coming from speaker. Is there any ways to fix it?

Sorry man, can't help you about Android. From day one first thing i did with this tablet was to wipe Android partitions. I'm only using windows 10 home. Hopefully someone will help you with a solution for this issue.
 

fruitpunk

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Feb 8, 2011
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Yes, you must install it from bios. First you need to download microsoft tool from here:

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10

Like i said before, you need to use windows 10 home x86. Also, you will need an usb drive with at least 4gb. This will fully erase the usb drive.

When it's done, connect a usb hub and then connect the usb drive, a keyboard and mouse. It's better if it's usb, it won't work with bluetooth devices.

Power your device while pressing esc. This will take you to the bios setup. Choose Boot Manager

After that choose EFI USB DEVICE

Then you will see the usual standard windows installation screen. Just the usual. Windows will choose the home version and will activate it using the installation key recorded at the bios.

When it's all done you will need to install the drivers. If you want you can download them from here:

https://mega.nz/#!Rc00zYaL!INlC8bvEPAVVn_yyw2y3fMo70gix71Qd28Llw5VG38o

And that's it. It's not complicated. If you need something else just let me know.

hi, i want to know if i do the fresh install using official microsoft iso will i be able to do windows update without facing issue like darangel?
cuz if i updated the windows the wifi will get crashed (microsoft wifi direct adapter)

Bro, I have Win 10 (Ver 1511 Build 10586.214) with Realtek chip, is there any solution to my wifi issue? Driver is installed but not working. Attaching screenshot.

thanks.
 

valipalakeksi

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Apr 18, 2016
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Someone pls help me. Sounds are not working at my tablet. Could my tablet's speaker be broken? Anyone else had same problem?
 

iamepicwin

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Apr 28, 2016
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is it possible to install android-x86 ISO or IMG rom by a bootable uefi usb in chowi vi8?
 
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Michel177

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Oct 8, 2014
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Granby
I have the Chuwi Vi8 model CWI512 (back of unit ) .Mine has serial starting with Q32G2215XXXXXXX .It had android 4.4.4 IFWI version : HID_S806_206 with a build from anzhen4_mrd7_w-userdebug 4.4.4 KTU84P eng-software20150916.155010 dev-keys .I have installed Windows 10 from a USB stick (after upgrading from W 8.1 ) I had to sue somme of the HI8 drivers to make it work .Now I would like to install ONLY android but I can not find anywhere this android version .Please help
 

MM.626

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May 17, 2013
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Johor/Melaka
for those who upgraded to windows 10 or reset your windows, and trying to get touch working(it's miscalibrated): u need your android rooted, install paragon & hfs+ for android, some file explorer(i use es file explorer, its useful but full of crappy ads).
first, download the correct version of "SileadTouch.fw"(i think this is the calibration data) to anywhere, then open paragon app it will ask you to change selinux mode click yes, then go to es file explorer, copy the downloaded SileadTouch.fw to 0\paragonNTFS\windows\system32\drivers\ click yes to overwrite the wrong one. Then boot back to windows and congrats u have a working touchscreen again.
fyi, press power + volume up to choose to boot into android.
download link: http://www.hkepc.com/forum/viewthread.php?fid=199&tid=2180904 scroll down to simonlee1225 post, click the baidu link, the button showing 下载(59KB) is the download button.
 

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