Fresh install of W10 on a tablet - W10 thinks its a desktop?!?

  1.    28 Oct 2016 #1

    Fresh install of W10 on a tablet - W10 thinks its a desktop?!?

    Tried the XDA forums and got no where so though someone here might assist?

    I bought a cheapy tablet called a Ployer MOMO8W, it had W10 working on it all OK but I had to perform a fresh install as the last W10 update wouldn't boot anymore. I used the bios to load from USB a fresh install.

    It all went OK apart from the fact that it thinks its a now desktop and not a tablet anymore! There is no touch, no battery management icon, no screen brightness changer and no sound!

    Looking in device manager I've got nothing in there with a yellow warning triangle and for the touch part there is no HID-compliant touch screen listed!

    Does anyone know how to get this tablet to work as a tablet again please?
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  2.    28 Oct 2016 #2

    Did you export the manufacturer's specific drivers for the tablet before doing the clean install? Even though there are no exclamation points in device manager, there still could be manufacturer specific drivers that will have more functionality then the generic Windows 10 drivers being used.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  3.    28 Oct 2016 #3

    I didn't do that as I didn't plan on doing a fresh install, the last big W10 update made tablet refuse to boot so had not option to. It now has all the latest updates from MS and boots just fine. It just thinks it's a desktop
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  4.    28 Oct 2016 #4

    Unfortunately, as you have learned the hard way, the first step when you get one of those non-brand name tablets should be to back up the entire memory onto a USB flash drive or SD Card using a program like Macrium Reflect. Vanilla Windows 10 downloaded from Microsoft rarely has the driver and registry adjustments made by the manufacturer to make everything work correctly and the low end manufacturers are not likely to have them available for download anywhere.

    My Nextbook tablet requires a special driver to get the screen to rotate and, even worse than that, requires a registry entry adjustment to make it rotate to the correct orientation. Luckily the first thing I do when I purchase any off the shelf computer is do a full backup of it so when I did a clean install of Windows 10 I was able to go back to the bakup image I made and find the screen rotation driver and the correct registry correction to make for it.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  5.    28 Oct 2016 #5

    Hindsight is a wonderful thing!

    I found the .inf .sys .cat (some .dll) for the same named drivers on a forum that someone reviewed this tablet on. For instance the touch driver is SileadTouch and the folder contains the following:

    I've tried right clicking the .inf file and installing but it doesn't change anything. Windows 10 still doesn't detect the touch screen.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  6.    28 Oct 2016 #6

    In device manager, right click on the top entry for the computer. There should be an option to manually install hardware. Click on that and then point the installation to the inf file.

    I'm not at a Windows 10 computer right now to give you the exact steps, but that should get you to the right direction.

    Right click on the top entry for the computer, select Add Legacy Hardware, then Next, then "Install the hardware that I manually select from a list", Next, Next, leave Show All Devices highlighted, Next, Have Disk, then browse to the .inf file for the touch screen driver.
    Last edited by NavyLCDR; 28 Oct 2016 at 15:41.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


Related Threads
fresh install of windows 10 on tablet in Installation and Upgrade
hi there.a have a airis winpad 81w tablet... i;being so stupid:sick:; went and made a clean install of windows 10, and erase all of the partitions; to gain so me more space. and make the windows to create all the partitions. all good. but the...
Hello guys, I need help for my new build. from a fresh install of windows 10 i try to install the drver for my IGPU Intel HD 530. each time i do that i get a BSOD with this message: VIDEO_TDR_FAILURE igdkmd64.sys Or sometimes it's...
I have a HP Win 10 Pro 64bit PC. ENVY 750-055xt with Intel Core i7-4790 CPU. HP Assistant wants to install an Intel RST Driver. This system has a single internal disk - no Raid. Does it make sense to install such a driver - I think it is for...
This is on an old eMachines M6805 laptop that originally came with XP 32-bit. I put a fresh install of Windows 7 32-bit on it which ran fine. I then upgraded that to Windows 10 32-bit. The first time it booted up I was able to log in but got a...
I get the following error screen when trying to install the Win10 update from within Win8.1. 31401 I'm thinking it has something to do with how my SSD (480GB) is partitioned? I made sure to have enough room on all partitions, using Partition...
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:21.
Find Us