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Re-install Windows 10 Pro OS on MINIX NEO Z83-4 Pro - 1709 Image

Discussion in 'NEO Z83-4 Guides & FAQs' started by MINIX - John, Mar 1, 2018.

  1. MINIX - John

    MINIX - John MINIX Team Member Administrator

    The latest Windows 10 Pro OS image for MINIX NEO Z83-4 Pro can be downloaded from the link below:

    http://www.minixforum.com/downloads/download.php?file=OSWIN10RS2GDM-Z83_4-EN-US-Pro-V01-20170608.zip
    MD5 Checksum: d83c9cc21e260284058629c5dda93e2a

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    Installation Instructions

    1. Prepare an 8GB or 16GB USB memory stick [NTFS format] and change the name to “WINPE”.

    2. Unzip the “OSWIN10RS2GDM-Z83_4-EN-US-Pro-V01-20170608.zip” file and then copy all files to USB memory stick root directory.

    3. Connect a keyboard and the USB memory stick to NEO Z83-4 Pro. Boot your NEO Z83-4 Pro and press F11, then select “USB stick”. You don’t need to do anything, wait for 15 minutes to finish installing the system.

    When you see below image, click “Cleanup Test” on the desktop.

    NEO Z83-4.jpg
     
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  2. Troy Lawson

    Troy Lawson New Member

    The link is incorrect. The IP address is not routable as it is a private IP address.
     
  3. skynet

    skynet Moderator Moderator


    Hi,

    Open you FTP client (eg Fillezilla)

    Enter ftp.minix.cloudftp.hk as server
    enter f104556.public as login
    enter public as password

    Connect to FTP site then download OSWIN10RS2GDM-Z83_4-EN-US-Pro-V01-20170608.zip
     
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  4. Troy Lawson

    Troy Lawson New Member

    Thanks. That worked.
     
  5. MINIX - John

    MINIX - John MINIX Team Member Administrator

    Apologies, the link has been updated. Should work correctly now.
     
  6. passage52

    passage52 New Member

    The link is still not working and I'm sorry to say the ftp alternative is way over my head
     
  7. Villa

    Villa Administrator Administrator

    Copying the link text and pasting it in to a new tab will work.
     
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  8. bbowzerr

    bbowzerr New Member

    firefox has built in ftp downloader in it
     
  9. emanuelsj

    emanuelsj New Member

    Hey, folks! I have downloaded&installed this image, but in the end I got Windows 10 Pro installed on my Minix! I admit I didn't followed the installation procedure, since it was mentioned that we don't have to do anything during the installation. Is there any prompt asking us to pick the Home Ed. instead?
     
  10. MINIX - John

    MINIX - John MINIX Team Member Administrator

    This is a Windows 10 Pro image for NEO Z83-4 Pro.
    You need to install the Windows 10 Home image if you have NEO Z83-4.
    It is available to download here:
    www.minixforum.com/threads/re-install-windows-10-os-on-minix-neo-z83-4.18759/unread
     
  11. SAGB

    SAGB Member

    The easy way... Save the attached .TXT file to your desktop. Change the extension from .TXT to .HTM Double click the file, then click the appropriate link. Then follow the instructions at the top of this thread.
     

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  12. mpfjr

    mpfjr New Member

    FTP server was working until I got to about 2GB then it disconnected and I could not reconnect. I can not get the file to re-install. this is so frustrating.

    Edit: I got it to work again but keeps timing out. here is the log:


    Status: Starting download of /OSWIN10RS2GDM-Z83-4-EN-US-Pro-V01-20170608.zip
    Command: TYPE I
    Response: 200 Type set to I
    Command: PASV
    Response: 227 Entering Passive Mode (203,86,239,189,230,165).
    Command: RETR OSWIN10RS2GDM-Z83-4-EN-US-Pro-V01-20170608.zip
    Response: 150 Opening BINARY mode data connection for OSWIN10RS2GDM-Z83-4-EN-US-Pro-V01-20170608.zip (7122644862 bytes)
    Error: Connection timed out after 20 seconds of inactivity
    Error: File transfer failed after transferring 877,543,424 bytes in 235 seconds
    Status: Disconnected from server
    Status: Resolving address of ftp.minix.cloudftp.hk
    Status: Connecting to 203.86.239.189:21...
    Status: Connection established, waiting for welcome message...
    Status: Initializing TLS...
    Status: Verifying certificate...
    Status: TLS connection established.
    Status: Logged in
    Status: Starting download of /OSWIN10RS2GDM-Z83-4-EN-US-Pro-V01-20170608.zip
    Command: CWD /
    Response: 250 CWD command successful
    Command: TYPE I
    Response: 200 Type set to I
    Command: PASV
    Response: 227 Entering Passive Mode (203,86,239,189,252,6).
    Command: REST 877543424
    Response: 350 Restarting at 877543424. Send STORE or RETRIEVE to initiate transfer
    Command: RETR OSWIN10RS2GDM-Z83-4-EN-US-Pro-V01-20170608.zip
    Response: 150 Opening BINARY mode data connection for OSWIN10RS2GDM-Z83-4-EN-US-Pro-V01-20170608.zip (6245101438 bytes)
    Error: Connection timed out after 20 seconds of inactivity
    Error: File transfer failed after transferring 126,844,928 bytes in 67 seconds
    Status: Disconnected from server
    Status: Resolving address of ftp.minix.cloudftp.hk
    Status: Connecting to 203.86.239.189:21...
    Status: Connection established, waiting for welcome message...
    Status: Initializing TLS...
    Status: Verifying certificate...
    Status: TLS connection established.
    Status: Logged in
    Status: Starting download of /OSWIN10RS2GDM-Z83-4-EN-US-Pro-V01-20170608.zip

    Then later:
    350 Restarting at 877543424. Send STORE or RETRIEVE to initiate transfer
    Command: RETR OSWIN10RS2GDM-Z83-4-EN-US-Pro-V01-20170608.zip
    Response: 150 Opening BINARY mode data connection for OSWIN10RS2GDM-Z83-4-EN-US-Pro-V01-20170608.zip (6245101438 bytes)
    Error: Connection timed out after 20 seconds of inactivity
    Error: File transfer failed after transferring 126,844,928 bytes in 67 seconds
    Status: Disconnected from server
    Status: Resolving address of ftp.minix.cloudftp.hk
    Status: Connecting to 203.86.239.189:21...
    Status: Connection established, waiting for welcome message...
    Status: Initializing TLS...
    Status: Verifying certificate...
    Status: TLS connection established.
    Status: Logged in
    Status: Starting download of /OSWIN10RS2GDM-Z83-4-EN-US-Pro-V01-20170608.zip
    Error: Connection closed by server

    And then:

    150 Opening BINARY mode data connection for OSWIN10RS2GDM-Z83-4-EN-US-Pro-V01-20170608.zip (5044514686 bytes)
    Response: 425 Unable to build data connection: Operation not permitted
    Error: File transfer failed
    Status: Starting download of /OSWIN10RS2GDM-Z83-4-EN-US-Pro-V01-20170608.zip
    Command: PASV
    Response: 227 Entering Passive Mode (203,86,239,189,253,58).
    Command: REST 2078130176
    Response: 350 Restarting at 2078130176. Send STORE or RETRIEVE to initiate transfer
    Command: RETR OSWIN10RS2GDM-Z83-4-EN-US-Pro-V01-20170608.zip
    Response: 150 Opening BINARY mode data connection for OSWIN10RS2GDM-Z83-4-EN-US-Pro-V01-20170608.zip (5044514686 bytes)
    Response: 425 Unable to build data connection: Operation not permitted
    Error: File transfer failed
    Status: Starting download of /OSWIN10RS2GDM-Z83-4-EN-US-Pro-V01-20170608.zip
    Command: PASV
    Response: 227 Entering Passive Mode (203,86,239,189,251,5).
    Command: REST 2078130176
    Response: 350 Restarting at 2078130176. Send STORE or RETRIEVE to initiate transfer
    Command: RETR OSWIN10RS2GDM-Z83-4-EN-US-Pro-V01-20170608.zip
    Response: 150 Opening BINARY mode data connection for OSWIN10RS2GDM-Z83-4-EN-US-Pro-V01-20170608.zip (5044514686 bytes)
    Response: 425 Unable to build data connection: Operation not permitted
    Error: File transfer failed

    I had to disconnect or actually create a new connection and then resume the file.
     
  13. mpfjr

    mpfjr New Member

    Got an error when attempting to write the image:
    Error 21
    The device is not ready
    The system cannot find the path specified.

    Edit: The error is related to my SD card reader. I switched to a usb hard drive and was able to get the image copied correctly. However after a reboot it did the whole thing again!

    Finally managed to get it to install. However the final instructions to click the cleanup cmd file didn't work for me because it did not copy the files to the desk top. I went to my portable hard drive and found them and copied them over myself.

    Well at least I am back in action again. This was an ordeal. Should be an easier way to do this.
     
    Last edited: Apr 5, 2018
  14. Steve Weiler

    Steve Weiler New Member

    I tried to update my machine with this image to add missing drivers. I had successfully installed 1709 earlier today but now its bricked. I am now stuck in the cmd prompt, with shell> showing.

    Any idea to restore my machine.

    Steve
     
  15. Steve Weiler

    Steve Weiler New Member

    Using the exit command I can get to the Aptio Setup Utility but I'm stuck there.

    At this point I really regret buying this PC. It has been by far my worst experience with a computer.
     
  16. Steve Weiler

    Steve Weiler New Member

    I was able to reorder the boot sequence and then reinstall windows 10 pro (1709). But now I'm back to where I was before without wifi, sound and a working SD card slot.
     
    Last edited: Apr 27, 2018
  17. sland

    sland New Member

    neither the web nor the FTP options allow me to download the file. The web fails after about 6GB and FTP refuses to connect at all (I've tried PORT and PASV)
     
  18. Villa

    Villa Administrator Administrator

  19. sland

    sland New Member

  20. skynet

    skynet Moderator Moderator

    Works fine with Jdownloader 2
     
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