Windows 10 Enterprise 1709

userHead xyzzy 2017-12-15 01:51:22 5859 Views5 Replies

I've successfully installed the latest November 1709 Windows 10 enterprise release on my 4G / 64G LP. I'm sure a similar process will work on a 2G / 32G but be aware the following has only been done on a 4G / 64G.

Here's what I did

1) Installed the Nov 2017 1709 Windows 10 Enterprise version. As a developer I have access to the MSDN site so I d/led the official Microsoft MSDN image and then created a bootable USB stick using a neat freeware program called "ISO to USB". I then installed the OS from the USB stick as per the normal LP instructions.

2) After Windows installs I needed to use the Ethernet port to get an internet connection as the WIFI driver didn't exist. Once online I immediately went to Windows Update and started it d/ling and installing all available updates. I just let Windows Update get on with it and it took around 30mins and some restarts before I got to the point it said all updates had been installed. During this update process I got a blue screen of death but all was ok on the restart.

3) At this point Windows has installed some but not all the required drivers. If you open up Device Manage you'll see several "Unknown Device" entries however the WIFI driver got installed during this first batch so you can swap to WIFI once its installed if you want.

4) Next you need to d/l the LP driver set zip file from Github i.e. ... 0-Software and unzip them to a folder on your LP's C drive. Any folder location will do.

5) Now you need to switch Windows into "Allow installation of unsigned drivers" mode. To do this click on the power icon in the task bar to see the normal Shutdown, Sleep, Restart menu. Press the SHIFT key on your keyboard and with it pressed click Restart. During shutdown you will be taken to screen where you should choose "Troubleshoot". On the next screen choose "Advanced Options" and then choose "Startup Options". Click on Restart and after the reboot you'll be taken to another screen where you should simply press F7. Windows will then load as normal but you'll be in a mode which allow you to install unsigned drivers. Some of the LP drivers you need to install are unsigned and if you don't do this step you won't be able to install the drivers. I believe Microsoft has stopped unsigned driver installation entirely in the latest Windows versions unless you did it the way I've described.

6) If you read the READ.MD that comes with the driver download package from GIT it says it has a batch file to install the drivers. DO NOT USE IT! . Instead open up Device Manager and right click on each "Unknown Device" in Device Manager and use "Update Driver". Choose the "Browse my computer for driver software" and then navigate to the folder where you unzipped the driver package and pick the folder \LattePanda-Win10-Software-master\Drivers\4G64GB_Drivers\All-in-one Pack\MRD-64bit-Intel-Driver-Release\Drivers. DON'T just pick the \LattePanda-Win10-Software-master\Drivers\4G64GB_Drivers folder as that seemed to cause problems. Choose "Next" on the "Update Drivers" dialog to install the driver. If you get a dialog saying the driver is unsigned then choose the continue with installing option. Repeat this for each "Unknown Device" node in Device Manager and the couple of other drivers you'll see that haven't yet been installed. You will find that all the unknown ones will install except for one where you will get a "can't find a driver" error. If you look you'll see this is the Bluetooth driver as it won't be showing in the Network adapters node of Device Manager.

7) To install the Bluetooth driver you'll need to do an additional unzip so that the Bluetooth drivers will install correctly i.e. the Bluetooth drivers won't install because they're in a zip file! Open explorer and navigate to where you unzipped the driver package. Find the folder \LattePanda-Win10-Software-master\Drivers\4G64GB_Drivers\WIFI & BT and do a right click "Extract Here" on the file "Wi-Fi BT Driver for "LattePanda V1.1 and so". Now right click on the remaining "Unknown Device" in Device Manage and again choose Update Driver but this time change the path to the driver to \LattePanda-Win10-Software-master\Drivers\4G64GB_Drivers\WIFI & BT\Realtek Bluetooth UART Bus Driver\rtkuart.inf_amd64_0c4e61c87a316161. Press "Next" and the Bluetooth drivers will install.

8) Once the unknown drivers have been installed Windows Update will kick in and download another load of updates including one for the Intel Graphics Adapter and several others. Let Windows Update do its thing until everything settles down and tells you its up to date. You made need to restart a couple of times to keep Windows Update happy. After all of this you should have a full system with all drivers installed and up to date. I guess this process will work on other Windows versions as well.

It would be good if LP tech support could sort out GIT so that the install of the driver set works better

I'm new to LP but another couple of things I found.

If you connect LP to a 4K (3072 x 1728) screen you'll see a bar of "rubbish" at the bottom of the screen. I think this is caused by the default 256K memory settings for the graphics in the bios. I upped my bios settings to 512MB (probably don't need that much) and I now have a beautifully crisp 4K screen.

Windows detects the advanced power saving features with the result that you can only get the "Balanced" power plan. If you want more performance and have good cooling of the board and don't care too much about power use then edit the registry and find the HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Power\CsEnabled key and change the value from "1" to "0". On a reboot you'll find you can now choose the "High Performance" plan in the "Power Options" settings in Control Panel. This makes a significant difference to how fast the CPU runs on average. When I look at CPU Performance under TaskManager mine now seems to run permanently between 1.6 and 1.95Ghz.

Hope this helps some people