SOLVED: How to Install Windows 10 On An Asus T100 Transformer

There are four quick points to get through if you are trying to run Windows 10 on an Asus T100:

  1. You have to run 32 bit at least for now as the UEFI (new BIOS) that Asus built does not support 64 bit (as of October 26, 2014)
  2. Windows 10 WILL upgrade from your old Windows 8.1 BUT I found the machine slow and well, not quite right, so wiped it out
  3. If you wipe out the factory image you will lose the drivers, but all of the drivers CAN be found on one of two sites:
    1. The Asus T100TA Driver package.  Click CHIPSET > SOC DRIVER PACKAGE (with VGA AND CAMERA)
    2. The Dell Venue 11 driver package
  4. After the install and driver updates were complete, I was saddened to see the Tiles/Modern UI/Metro start screen… so I changed it!
    1. Right click on the task bar and select Properties
    2. Click the START MENU tab and select USE THE START MENU INSTEAD OF THE START SCREEN

Below are the steps I followed to complete the install:

  1. I flashed the BIOS/UEFI to the most current but I do not think that was required.
  2. Download 32 bit Windows 10 from Microsoft and make a DVD or use the install DVD if you have a release version
  3. Entered the BIOS of your Asus T100 and set it to boot to the USB DVD player I had plugged in
  4. Run through the install wizard as you would expect but delete ALL the partitions
  5. Complete the base install and sign in
  6. Launch DEVICE MANAGER and notice that there are about a dozen pieces of hardware that did not get installed and now show as the dreaded UNKNOWN
    1. Fortunately the wireless driver DID get installed so you can surf and source drivers easily
  7. Download the Asus T100TA Driver package for Windows 8.1 and extract the files to a new folder your create named C:\DRIVERS
  8. Right click on any of the UNKNOWN devices and select UPDATE DRIVER then point it to C:\DRIVERS
  9. Repeat step 9 until you are done
  10. Expand DISPLAY ADAPTERS, and right click on MICROSOFT BASIC VIDEO ADAPTOR, and force it to update from the Asus Driver package.
    1. If you leave your T100 with the MS BASIC ADAPTER, the computer will function but it will be clunky and feel slow… so fix it!
    2. When you are done it should read INTEL HD GRAPHICS
  11. I also then installed, Office 2013, Adobe Reader because I hate the integrated one along with Microsoft Photo Gallery and Movie Maker.

Note that in my case I did not find the Asus Drivers until after I had installed the Dell drivers using the process in steps 7, 8 and 9.  The point being if you are missing any drivers, give the Dell download a shot.

In the end I found that the Video Driver, G Force Sensor and Camera were the biggest problems but the Asus T100 Windows 8.1 SOC package contained all I needed and now there are no UNKNOWNs in my Device Manager.

The Asus T100 runs Windows 10 beautifully.

Enjoy!

Comments

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    mhoo November 22, 2018 at 8:23 pm

    http://www.transformerforums.com/forum/t100-all-variants-including-chi-windows-10/48133-solved-help-t100ta-sound-stopped-after-update-2.html

    I had the same issue — sound stopped working around the 10/7/2015 Win10 update. I was able to get the sound working on my Win10 T100TA by doing the following:

    1. Download the most recent Win8.1 Chipset drivers from Asus:
    ASUS Transformer Book T100TA | 2-in-1 PCs | ASUS USA > (Win8.1 32 bit) > Chipset > SOC Driver Package (2014/01/03)

    2. Install the above SOC drivers and Reboot if prompted.
    (Sound started working here.)

    3. Run Windows Update. Install the latest Win10 drivers (dated 10/7!) and Reboot if prompted.
    (Sound continued to work.)

    Hopefully this saves folks having to redo their Win10 setup if they’d otherwise prefer not to.
    Last edited by MortonThule; 10-11-2015 at 05:17 PM. Reason: clarification re drivers to download

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    Marcio November 22, 2018 at 7:04 pm

    Excelent article! Help me to wipe my Asus T100 with no fear. Nowadays, the only driver to download from Asus website, is SOC intel from Windows 8.1 section

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    Guille November 22, 2017 at 9:16 am

    Given all the present and past Asus T100 owners, I would like to ask for reviews and advices: would you recommend to switch to Win10, or stick to Win8? I feel mine being sluggish on Win8…. Any input is appreciated

    • Ian Matthews
      Ian Matthews November 22, 2017 at 10:34 pm

      Win10 is unquestionably better (faster, more stable, easier to user, has a future…)

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    Casey Wagner November 22, 2015 at 12:45 pm
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    chet November 1, 2015 at 7:11 am

    just did fresh install and neither sleep or hibernate work

    • Ian Matthews
      Ian Matthews November 8, 2015 at 2:45 pm

      Sorry, I have no more information on this topic as I just sold my T100.

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    Walt October 20, 2015 at 1:08 pm

    It seems that I fixed the problem meanwhile.
    After doing a BIOS reset and upgrading it to v313 it looks like the problem is gone.

    Regards
    Walt

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    Walt October 19, 2015 at 11:40 am

    Hi Ian,
    thanks a lot for your report.
    I did a Win 10 Enterprise clean-install with all the drivers and everything is running fast and fine.

    There’s only one issue when I start up the device. The T100 hangs with the ASUS-Pre-boot-logo and nothing happens any more. Then I push the Power Button again for a few seconds to shut down and switch on the device again and windows is booting fine.

    I don’t have a clue what I can do. Does somebody have an idea?

    Thank you very much in advance.

    Best regards
    Walt

    • Ian Matthews
      Ian Matthews October 23, 2015 at 5:51 pm

      I just wiped my T100 back to factory, updated the BIOS to the most current build and am in the process of upgrading to Win 10 for free. If I run into your issue I will report it here and I will work on a fix, but as of this minute, I have not seen the issue 🙁

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    Brian October 13, 2015 at 5:28 am

    Just performed a clean install of Windows 10, but I can’t get my SD card working (which was working fine in Windows 8.x). Did anyone have to install that driver manually, or did Windows 10 install that automatically for you? Thanks in advance!

    • Ian Matthews
      Ian Matthews October 23, 2015 at 5:55 pm

      I have not tried the SD CARD, but if I had problems with it I would try a Win8.1 driver from the Asus support site.

      I hope this helps 🙂

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    gtp20 September 11, 2015 at 2:53 pm

    I followed your guide with my T100.

    I was trying to reset my tablet last week when the Windows reset failed and bricked my tablet.

    I have been working on it daily and I managed to get Windows 10 x86 installed.

    I have updated ALL the drivers and I still can’t get the touch screen to work. Under display adapters it still shows the Microsoft Basic Display Adapter and no matter what I do I can’t get it to update to the proper adapter.

    Also, under human interface device there is nothing in there for the touch screen. I have notice other threads that say to update a driver there for the touch screen, but I do not have the option, I’m guessing its because I’m stuck on the basic display adapter.

    Any suggestions?

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    joe September 7, 2015 at 2:31 pm

    Update went pretty easy. I think the trick is to make sure you keep you laptop docked on the keyboard. I made sure to charge to 100%. I also made sure that the USB I used, had the most recent version. I am sure you can do the same with a disk. I went into windows with the USB plugged in, and configured it to boot to bios in the windows 8 recovery section. In bios I only set it to boot from USB first. Saved and restarted. The t100 booted to the USB and I started the windows 10 installation. I was able to use the mouse pad and keyboard for the whole install..once I booted into windows 10 I plugged my 64 gb sd card that I had preinstalled the driver packaged(unzipped with windows 8). Forgot to mention pull the sd card before you install windows 10. Pointed all the exclamation in devise manager to the unzipped folder on the sd card and upgraded drivers. Got kinda scary when the video driver updated. But a simple restart fixed it. Made sure windows updated and the windows store apps also. Downloaded all my favorite programs. Windows 10 runs great. Thanks for this post!!!!(forgot-keep your laptop docked till you have completely updated and installed)
    Thanks Ian,

    Njfulwider5

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    TheBatman August 28, 2015 at 2:14 pm

    “The point being if you are missing any drivers, give the Dell download a shot.”

    OMG thank you so muuuuuuuuch !!!! I solved all problems in friend’s laptop (touch screen not working, brightness screen not adjustable, sound disappeared, and when I upgraded from W8.1 to W10 the laptop was so slow, etc…) !
    Thanks a lot !

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    joachim_schumacher@web.de August 18, 2015 at 11:26 pm

    Hi and thanks for the detailed explanation. But I still have a major problem after installing Windows 10. My T100 does not switch automatically into desktop or tablet mode when I remove the keyboard. Furthermore when I am in tablet mode the keyboard does not show up when I try to type something. I have to start it manually. And when I do the keyboard is on top of the fiels I am trying to type in, so I can’t see what I am typing. Strange thing is that it does work when I have to enter my windows password. Does anyone know why this might happen and how I can solve this problem? I just bought the netbook last saturday, so I ca still get a refund if it doesn’t work.

    Thanks a lot.

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