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How to: Install Windows 8.1 on the MINIX Neo Z64A (Windows Tutorial)

Discussion in 'NEO Z64A Guides & FAQs' started by Gadget Friendly, Apr 5, 2015.

  1. Lee Gregson

    Lee Gregson New Member

    Hi I know you wrote this a while ago but where do you choose the usb from? Sorry if it is a silly question.
  2. WeK05

    WeK05 Audio Visual Master Specialist

    You select the USB from UEFI menu.
  3. benzi

    benzi New Member

    Q:does the remote work on windows as well after converting from android?
    Last edited: Mar 24, 2016
  4. CMinyoDM

    CMinyoDM New Member

    Just thought I'd post a note to help anyone who runs into an issue I did. Followed the guide, all looked to be going well, started to install windows and bam, windows can't find media drivers, can't be skipped through, drivers couldn't be found, tried again on an other usb, same issue, tried a few different reformats of it, tried again using the official windows 8.1 usb app, reached the same stage for same problem, tried suggested workarounds on the net for this which included loading a second usb with the same iso, tried enabling legacy, the 2 solutions which seemed to work for others, well it didn't work. After a lot of trouble the solution was this.

    http://minixforum.com/threads/z64-w-original-windows-8-1-usb-installer-image.14867/

    so, to recap!
    1. flash bios as suggested in guide
    2. follow instructions on above link instead

    Done! go get yourself a cheap key to authenticate windows and I'm now running windows 8.1 pro with kodi 17 krypton for the cost of £3! (and some frustrating hours working it out!)
  5. albertoM

    albertoM New Member

    Hi all,
    First of all thank you for let me in.
    I would like to appolagie if my question has an answer all ready in some topic, but i didnt find it.
    I have a windows 10 copy and my question if i can install it or do i have to install 8.1 and then upgrade to 10.
    Thank you for your time.

    Best regards
  6. Villa

    Villa Well-Known Member Super Moderator

    No reason to install 8.1 if you already have a licensed copy of 10.
  7. albertoM

    albertoM New Member

    Thank you.
    A little more help pls
    Now im stuck again... i cant find a way to create a boot flash of my Win 10 copy. Rufus says it cant be at Fat32, only in Ntfs.

    In ntfs the system dosent read...or is the a way?

    Many tks
  8. Andyfei

    Andyfei New Member

    You can download the windows creator from Microsoft website, and then choose to create on USB directly instead using Rufus.
  9. albertoM

    albertoM New Member

    Thank you for trying to help.

    The Microsoft tool doesn't give us the chance to chose witch kind of file system we want:

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    by default stays in ntfs and shell doesn't read.

    Thank you