W10 Anniversary Update 32gb SSD

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  1. Getyogrooveon

    Getyogrooveon MDL Novice

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    Hope someone can help!

    Daughter has an Acer One 14" 431 Cloudbook. This has a 32GB SSD, and using the usual update route, the installer says not enough space, required 20GB (understandably).

    Thought I could reinstall via standard USB process, but the laptop will not boot from standard USB, only UEFI, and is formatted with GPT, and will not boot from a legacy USB stick. Thought I was clever, and exported allof the drivers via Powershell, deleted all of the partitions, was then able to boot from USB and install W10 Anni from USB. Everything worked fine, except the touchpad, which does not work at all, and there are 4 entries in device manager where the drivers are not installed, and not of the exported drivers, or the drivers from the Acer website, will help.

    Now restored the original disk (took an image of it first).

    Any ideas how I can perform an upgrade of W10 to Anni (which presumably will resolve the driver/ touchpad issue)?
     
  2. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    Is 10 supported on the laptop?

    What i did on my Asus T100TA (32GB) is reset the native pre-installed windows (8.1 Core x86) and upgrade to 10. Asus supports 10 on it so all drivers worked.

    What you could do is reinstall the original windows the laptop came with and install the drivers for all devices and upgrade.

    Or stay on 10 and download the drivers for 7 or 8.1 and point the driver installer in devicemanager to the folder with the .inf file.

    Last tip, to create an bootable USB (for UEFI and Legacy BIOS), you only have to format the USB in FAT32 and extract the iso to it.
     
  3. PhaseDoubt

    PhaseDoubt MDL Expert

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    Good comments all. On both of my ancient Asus netbooks (Eee PC 1000H) Windows 10 installed working touchpad drivers. What you might also try is delete all the touch pad devices and reboot; Windows may then supply just what you need upon reboot.
     
  4. Getyogrooveon

    Getyogrooveon MDL Novice

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    Thanks

    Yes it comes with Window 10 Home x64 installed.

    Thanks for the top about FAT32 working with UEFI.
     
  5. rpo

    rpo MDL Senior Member

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    You could try windows update or download the driver from the touchpad manufacturer web site.
    Did you try a clean installation?
     
  6. Getyogrooveon

    Getyogrooveon MDL Novice

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    Thanks. Did both of those.

    After a fresh install, tried reinstalling all of the original drivers I exported, nothing would install for the 4 entries in device manager, tried windows update, again nothing, and tried installing the Synaptic driver from manufacturers website (and the Acer website) and nothing would happen
     
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    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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  9. jeff69dini

    jeff69dini MDL Addicted

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    remember to save a ton of space by using the following at the command prompt

    compact /compactos:always

    saves a ton of room on your drive, I have my system drive down to less than 8gb ;)
     
  10. T-S

    T-S MDL Guru

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    Pretty easy, just keep your \windows\system32\driverstore directory then install your new os, then look there for any missing driver
     
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  11. Getyogrooveon

    Getyogrooveon MDL Novice

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    Thanks everyone, will try the suggestions!
     
  12. Getyogrooveon

    Getyogrooveon MDL Novice

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    Sorted it!

    Created a FA32 USB disk to allow me to boot in UEFI.

    In the BIOS there is a switch to turn on the "advanced" trackpad or use "basic". Setting to basic allowed it to function, then install drivers, then switch to advance. Apparently installing windows with advanced mode turned on stops the drivers installing!

    Thanks to everyone for their help - lean something new everyday ;-)
     
  13. Kouryu

    Kouryu MDL Senior Member

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    there's another way to do this if you don't want to clean install...

    download the ISO, mount it, and start the installer... let it go through the initial checks and it'll soon complain about lack of space... it'll give you the option to use an external hard drive or USB thumb drive to help do the upgrade... do that and the upgrade will go through fine

    don't bother with the assistive technologies upgrade tool, it doesn't give you that option

    to be sure you get the activation, you can take one extra careful step by generating the genuineticket.xml file first (probably the gatherosstate from original release or november 2015 update is best), then applying it after the upgrade... it will work... but remember, since this is a laptop and you don't want to unexpectedly connect to wifi, remove all saved wifi entries first before upgrading