Teclast TbooK 16 Power - How To Install Windows 10
The TbooK 16 Power from Teclast normally comes with Android 6.0 and Windows 10. Both operation systems share about fifty-fifty of the 64GB storage available. I didn’t have any use for Android, so I wanted to use all the space for Windows. However, the version of Windows pre-installed is a Chinese, bloated version.
Before we move on, you have probably heard about several problems with the TbooK Power 16 and they are probably all true. The most common one is the dual boot option will suddenly disappear and depending on your luck, are only able to either boot Android or Windows.
I would like to just have Windows on my TbooK 16 Power, so the first I will do is create a Windows 10 bootable USB with Rufus. Before we continue, you need to download the drivers for the TbooK 16 Power, since nothing will work once Windows 10 is installed. Download the drivers from one of the links below and copy it to the USB drive.
Make sure “Fast Boot” is enabled and “USB Support” is set to “Full Initial” in the BIOS.
However, I immediately got into problems when I tried to boot from the Windows USB. It would start loading the Windows installation, but shortly after I would get blue-screen with the error message “ACPI_Error”.
I solved this by setting the “OS Image ID” to “Windows 8.1” in the BIOS.
Go to “Advanced” and select “System Component”.
Last, we set the “OS IMAGE ID” to “Windows 8.1”.
All good. We are now able to boot the Windows USB and start the installation. Follow the instructions. When it’s done, you will realise that I was telling you the truth when I said nothing would work. Internet, touchscreen, sound etc.
Unpack the drivers and go to Device Manager. You will see a long list of “unknown Devices”. Start from the top of the list and work your way down. Right click and choose “Update Driver”. Then we choose “Browser my computer for driver software” and browse to the folder containing all the drivers.
Eventually there will be about 2-3 unknown devices left, but you should now have internet access. The last thing we need now is simply go to Windows Updates and update Windows. When that is done, restart and you will have a fully functional TbooK 16 Power with windows 10.
If your bootable USB created with Rufus won’t appear in the BIOS, it might work using a Linux distribution to create the bootable USB instead. Use something like WoeUSB or GNOME Multi-writer. Also make sure the OS Image ID is set to Windows 8.1.