Install BIOS on ALGIZ 8X

Requirements

  • 16GB USB flash drive
  • USB keyboard
  • Algiz 8X AC charger

Instructions

  1. Plug a USB stick to your PC and format it to file system Fat32.
    windows settings
  2. Unzip the BIOS files. Copy the files in the folder directly to the root of the USB stick. You can get the latest files from here.
  3. Plug the USB flash drive into your tablet.
  4. Plug the USB keyboard into your tablet.
  5. Plug-in the AC adapter to the tablet. Make sure the tablet stays plugged into the power source during the entire process.
  6. Turn on the tablet and when the Handheld logo is showing, click Del-key on the USB keypad repeatedly until you enter the BIOS menu.
  7. Turn around the unit, so that it is in portrait mode. Navigate to the Save & Exit tab. At Boot Override select Launch EFI Shell from filesystem device pressing the ENTER key on the USB keyboard.
    settings on algiz 8x
  8. Wait till you see the Shell> command line. If your Algiz 8x does not have the Barcode imager installed, type fs4: and press the ENTER key. If your Algiz 8X does have the Barcode imager installed, type fs5: and press the ENTER key. Type update and press the ENTER key.
    screenshot of update process
  9. Now the update process is running.
  10. On the message Do you want to start the download process? type y.
    screenshot of update process
  11. After the update process completes, the unit will power down.
  12. Turn on the tablet and start into Windows. The unit might not start on the first press of the power button, so you may need to press the power button the second time.
  13. Shut down the tablet.
  14. Turn on the tablet computer and when the Handheld logo is showing, click Del-key on the USB keypad repeatedly until you enter the BIOS menu. 
  15. Turn around the unit, so that it is in portrait mode. Navigate to Save & Exit tab. At Boot Override select Launch EFI Shell from filesystem device pressing the ENTER key on the USB keyboard (see the picture at point 7).
  16. Wait till you see Shell> command line. If your Algiz 8X does not have the Barcode imager installed, type fs4: and press the ENTER key. If your Algiz 8X does have the Barcode imager installed, type fs5: and press the ENTER key. Type smbios and press the ENTER key.
  17. Now the process for writing system information is running.
  18. After writing system information type reset and press the ENTER key.
  19. Now the unit will restart.
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