BIOS Settings to Upgrade Your OS From WINDOWS 7 to Windows 8.1 or Windows 10

Support Article No. 23694
Latest updated: 10/23/2017

ISSUE:

You would like to upgrade your Operating System from  Windows 7 on your Algiz 10x V.2 device to Windows 8.1 or Windows 10.
NOTE: Update the BIOS to the latest version before continuing with this guide. 
You can find the latest BIOS version here - KB9985.

SOLUTION:

The BIOS boot sequence utilzes a Legacy boot option when booting into the Windows 7 Operating System.
The instructions below pertain to changing the BIOS settings on the device for a successful installation and boot up sequence for an Algiz 10X V.2 device.

For Windows 7 to Windows 8, 8.1 or Windows 10:

  1. Plug-in the AC adapter to the tablet computer. Make sure the tablet computer stays plugged in to the power source during the entire process.
  2. Plug-in a keyboard and the recovery USB with the latest Windows 8 image.
  3. Turn on the tablet computer and when the "Handheld" logo is showing, click "F2" on the keypad repeatedly until you enter the BIOS menu.
  4. Navigate over to the "Advanced" tab. Choose "Miscellaneous Configuration" as shown below.  BIOS Advanced
  5. Navigate over to "OS Selection" and change it to "Windows 8.X".  
    BIOS Win 8
  6. Save and Exit BIOS by pressing "F4" on the keyboard. Now continue the OS installation procedure as seen in KB12606.