Yeah, I'd hope that would be the case. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform. Nothing contained herein should be deemed as our warranty towards the compatibility of Windows 8. You can install Adobe Photoshop, Visual Studio performance isn't great for Visual Studio though and Civ V. The tablet's display is mounted flush with no gaps or problems and the volume and power buttons don't rattle.
To be honest, I am sorely, sorely tempted to tell Asus to either replace this computer with one running Windows 7, or provide me with the license for Windows 7 that was promised on the agreement I signed. As long as you don't need to enter a key during that process, there's no reason Asus or Microsoft need to provide you with one. I tried that 5 days ago. Somehow the system had the product key pre-installed. Asus sold the original as working with an os. You can find the Product Key in Windows 8 too using Microsoft tools but you have to have it running on your computer first. Because after an awful lot of frustrating phone calls, the link above was all I could get out of anyone, and using media created from that link I was asked for a product key.
I upgraded all of them to Win10 using a clean install of windows 10 and images. I know I can't get my product key from my computer, that's why I've been trying to get it from Asus. Given the lackluster performance of many Windows machine trackpads, we were also surprised to find that the T100's pad was glitch free -- two finger scrolling and regular mouse navigation went off without a hitch. Ask Microsoft if you don't believe me. Overall, we were impressed by this newest Transformer, as it delivers some solid hardware at a very reasonable price. I see you decided to add to your post after my reply to it was deemed pointless! There's literally no sensible reason for Asus to give you that key. Battery: 2 cell, 31 Wh Lithium Ion rechargeable, sealed inside.
There is a Windows 8 key and an Office key. I heard today that you may be able to go from the Technical Preview to released version. Again, I can see the last five digits of mine on my computer! In my experience, complaining about this sort of thing is the only way it ever changes : I'm gonna tell you now its gonna worse than it is better. Magic jelly bean doesn't work with the cd i used. So I am apparently blocked from using that to update to added features or even lookiesee what they are? These can be used on any new drive you care to put into the laptop. The touch pad below's nothing special, but it's roughly the size of the one on the Surface Type Cover, is clickable, and does the job.
Fun fact: The geniuses at the Asus technical support hotline tried to tell me that if I ever replaced the hard drive there'd be no way to reinstall my copy of Windows on a new one, even if I did have the product key. Click to confirm the hard disk is chosen correctly and to begin. The Windows versions are more and more portable. Why would I want to try Win 8? Prices shown are in U. Needless to say he will never buy another Acer. Justthisguy Not sure what you are on about, I downloaded the win 8. You may have better luck calling Microsoft and they can remote activate it for you over the phone.
The keyboard is also on a permanent riser, because the tablet top half docks in a way that makes the whole bottom elevate when opened. I dont find it to be 100% acceptable in every case but I'm committed to never buying a unit that has Windows 8! Have not used jelly bean on windows 8 but have on xp vista and seven I can't see why the oem's can't supply a number with the pc. It doesn't look classy but it's sturdy enough. You just need to reinstall and out will be automatically picked up by the installer. In that case I think I will ask Asus to supply me with a Windows 7 license, as per the agreement I signed with them. I'd much rather pay a few hundred dollars out of pocket to replace the motherboard Have you actually checked notebook mobo replacement prices? Probably wouldn't work anyway, I'm guessing. The proposition of this little T100 as a budget Netbook plus tablet seems extremely appealing.
A million thanks to both of you. Wont argue that point as I haven't borne witness to having to run Win 7 and Win 10, and 12 different distros of linux on 14 partitions. Colors are average, which is actually laudable in a budget device. Aftet the crappy support I got from Acer I never purchased another product from them. It says its activated because you are running the Preview version.
It's worth mentioning I also used to be an Acer authorised repairer hence why I purchased thr laptop originally. Do you still have your recovery partition? Certified Drives are not required. I recently reformatted my first W8 installation and reinstalled it. If that's the way Microsoft wants to play it, that's their prerogative. I just don't want to have to pay for a new Windows license on top of that; I certainly never needed to with Windows 7 and a product key. Add features to Windows 8. Asus confirmed that the 8.
So if my motherboard and hard drive are irreparably damaged out of warranty, should I just contact Asus, report the licensed computer as destroyed, and demand a refund for my license? Edge Out The Competition for your dream job with proven skills and certifications. I've owned a lot of laptop and never needed recovery partitions or media disks, I do download iso's when the opportunity arises. All Win8 prebuilt computers have no visible product key. Upgraded to Win10 soon and later to Win10Pro through the store. I agree, the best bet is to do the Asus restore using the restore partition. Instead of crying like a girl, better your own knowledge to fix your own problems. We used the pc for 2 years now, so it had to be activated in w8.