Windows 10: How to install Windows 10 on a Win8 Bing Edition 16gb flash tablet

  1. Posts : 146
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit
       18 Oct 2015 #1

    How to install Windows 10 on a Win8 Bing Edition 16gb flash tablet

    Hello,I have a 2nd tablet I wanted to upgrade to Windows 10, it was a really cheap one for 70Euros it is a Odys Wintab 8 with Windows 8.1 Bind Edition and it just has a 16gb flash storage.The problem is, that I just have about 2GB of free storage on c: and even after resetting Windows 8.1 to default there is just about 3gb of storage left. Mostly because of the 16gb-4gb recovery-Windows-(rest) results in a 4gb storage after a clean Windows 8.1 installation.I read somewhere, that Windows 10 recognizes those tablets and installs itself as a compressed install, but I guess you need to do this under specific circumstances.How do I get a Windows 10 now on this device? Normal upgrade wouldnt work because of the space issue, I wouldnt even be able to download it.
    Last edited by mkdr; 18 Oct 2015 at 15:36.
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  2. BugMeister's Avatar
    Posts : 3,148
    64-bit Win10 Pro Insider Build 18252.1000
       18 Oct 2015 #2

    can you fit a bigger SD card for additional storage?
    you might be able to move some of win8.1's apps onto it?
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  3. Posts : 146
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit
    Thread Starter
       18 Oct 2015 #3

    No... you dont understand. There are no apps installed. A clean, blank, with no apps, Win 8.1 results in already just ~3gb of space... There is nothing to move to get more space.
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  4.    18 Oct 2015 #4

    Install an SD card or USB drive that can be used for storage:
    Upgrade a Small Tablet or Laptop to Windows 10 -
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  5. Posts : 146
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit
    Thread Starter
       18 Oct 2015 #5

    Thank you, I will try that. Is there a way of forcing a compress/Wimboot installation? And how would I get rid of the old recovery containing Win8?
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  6.    18 Oct 2015 #6

    mkdr said: View Post
    Thank you, I will try that. Is there a way of forcing a compress/Wimboot installation? And how would I get rid of the old recovery containing Win8?
    You can use MiniTool Partition Wizard to delete the recovery partition and expand the system partition into the free space. Windows 10 is supposed to automatically detect that it needs to do a compressed install.

    Once you get Windows 10 installed, you can try this:
    You can probably guess from the ConfigMgr section above that the exact same COMPACT.EXE command line can be used on any Windows 10 system to enable (compress) or disable (decompress) compact OS. Feel free to try it on your system:

    COMPACT.EXE /CompactOS:always

    knowing you can turn it back off again with:

    COMPACT.EXE /CompactOS:never
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    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 1803 (April 2018 build 17134.48)
       19 Dec 2016 #7

    I also have tried to upgrade a Kiano tablet from Windows 8 to 10 but is nearly full 16GB storage didn't let me do it, even when connecting an external USB drive with >10GB free space. It required some free space on the local disk as well. The only solution was to initiate Windows 10 setup within Windows 8.1 but instead of an upgrade wipe all data and do a clean installation. Touch screen didn't work at first, but I was able to connect USB keyboard and mouse and use them to download and install drivers from Kiano's support site. Once all drivers were installed Windows 10 worked Great. One possible way to upgrade Windows 8.1 to 10 would be if you could clone the device's 16GB storage to a larger disk, expand the partition to take the whole space. Now you have the same Windows 8.1 installation in a larger disk. You could try to boot the larger disk connected via USB adapter directly, but this is not guaranteed to work. Otherwise you can boot the larger disk in another computer or even a Virtual Machine, upgrade to Windows 10 and then clone the result back to the tablet. Run, install appropriate drivers and that's it. To maximize chances for success, you can generalize original Windows 8.1 installation to make it hardware-independent. Then clone to the larger disk, run to another computer, upgrade to Windows 10, generalize once more and clone back to the device's storage. Finally, run the installation, install appropriate drivers and that's it. Since it sound too complicated, and I don't think it worth the trouble, I would backup the tablet and then do a clean Windows 10 installation as described above.
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