There are four quick points to get through if you are trying to run Windows 10 on an Asus T100:
- 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)
- 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
- 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:
- After the install and driver updates were complete, I was saddened to see the Tiles/Modern UI/Metro start screen… so I changed it!
- Right click on the task bar and select Properties
- 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:
- I flashed the BIOS/UEFI to the most current but I do not think that was required.
- Download 32 bit Windows 10 from Microsoft and make a DVD or use the install DVD if you have a release version
- Entered the BIOS of your Asus T100 and set it to boot to the USB DVD player I had plugged in
- Run through the install wizard as you would expect but delete ALL the partitions
- Complete the base install and sign in
- 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
- Fortunately the wireless driver DID get installed so you can surf and source drivers easily
- Download the Asus T100TA Driver package for Windows 8.1 and extract the files to a new folder your create named C:\DRIVERS
- Right click on any of the UNKNOWN devices and select UPDATE DRIVER then point it to C:\DRIVERS
- Repeat step 9 until you are done
- Expand DISPLAY ADAPTERS, and right click on MICROSOFT BASIC VIDEO ADAPTOR, and force it to update from the Asus Driver package.
- 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!
- When you are done it should read INTEL HD GRAPHICS
- 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.