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    FYI for anyone using a HP Stream 8 tablet,...

    FYI for anyone using a HP Stream 8 tablet, upgrade from USB stick worked almost perfectly, after upgrade I checked HP site for undated drivers but none were needed, HP assistant reported all were up...
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    1: Yes all my apps still work, including drivers...

    1: Yes all my apps still work, including drivers and apps interleaved with the sound system.

    2: The old Windows system is placed in a Root folder called WindowsOld (or something like that) and can...
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    I gave up on Acronis years ago, I use Macrium...

    I gave up on Acronis years ago, I use Macrium Reflect (the Free version) http://www.macrium.com/ Very easy, very fast and works perfectly from my HP tablet and Mini-PC, both have a restore partition,...
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    Hi, a little off topic but, did you notice any...

    Hi, a little off topic but, did you notice any difference (speed, ram usage, disk space) with Win10 on the WinBook? I also downloaded the installation media and installed 10 on the Main PC (I'd be...
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    Yes, more like a Nuc, but still a very...

    Yes, more like a Nuc, but still a very interesting option, I didn't see the power requirements (connector, voltage etc.) I must say though, the Quad core in these Mini-PC's is quite impressive.
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    Yep that's what I was thinking, especially where...

    Yep that's what I was thinking, especially where China is concerned, I recon they would tell me it never arrived and I'd say goodbye to the extra money I spent on postage on top of the crap they sent.
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    Found the HP Tablet does a similar thing. The HP...

    Found the HP Tablet does a similar thing. The HP (same chip set as these mini PC,s) also supports only one Sleep state, and that is Connected Standby.

    BTW the VENSMILE Mini PC I ordered turned up...
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    Ok, been playing around with one of these Mini PC...

    Ok, been playing around with one of these Mini PC units.

    As usual, Hibernate is not a selectable option with Connected Standby implementation.

    The Power switch can be set to either Sleep or...
  9. Thread: MS Surface Pro 2

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    RAWPWR, Yes, hardware and FE are working...

    RAWPWR,

    Yes, hardware and FE are working great. Only thing is, I'm playing around with one of those tiny Mini-PC's like in this thread...
  10. Thread: MS Surface Pro 2

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    Just an update on this install: I finally...

    Just an update on this install:

    I finally decided to ditch Auto-on with Ignition (using a solenoid as shown in this thread) and modified the install for a simple slide lever for manual power on of...
  11. You need to disconnect the battery, then put a...

    You need to disconnect the battery, then put a DVM on low ohms and measure across the 4 solder points on the board to see when it on and off, and the switch configuration.

    That looks like a...
  12. If you want a simple on/off with ignition, why...

    If you want a simple on/off with ignition, why not replace the switch with a miniature 12v Double pole relay, and power the relay from the Accessory 12v line.
  13. Thread: What Happened?

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    Yep, I'm on here quite often, still one of my...

    Yep, I'm on here quite often, still one of my favourite forums.
  14. I totally agree with SNO, option 2. Good luck...

    I totally agree with SNO, option 2. Good luck with the build.
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    You post #3 is still confusing and it sounded...

    You post #3 is still confusing and it sounded like you had not soldered any extra resistor on either unit.

    Glad to hear you are getting feedback from them, great on them stepping up to the plate...
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    isamu, thank you for that info.

    isamu, thank you for that info.
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    Sounds more like poor quality control and not...

    Sounds more like poor quality control and not something you did, I'm wary of getting one now.

    Thanks, look forward to any updates.
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    Just out of interest as I was looking at getting...

    Just out of interest as I was looking at getting one of these displays:

    I though these came with the resistor enabled for external power. If so, plugging in USB should do nothing. It's only a...
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    I assume that 3 second press is only when the...

    I assume that 3 second press is only when the device is either Shutdown or Hibernated, only a single quick press should be needed if its in Suspended Standby.

    Normally with this chip set, a short...
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    Thanks Project07MACry for the screen grab: ...

    Thanks Project07MACry for the screen grab:

    Connected standby is what I suspected, and the fact that it has a separate charge port should make this a really neat solution. Using connected standby...
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    Thanks SNO, ephect, I'll wait until you guys get...

    Thanks SNO, ephect, I'll wait until you guys get your hands on them, I want to know if they have Connected Standby.

    Mike.
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    I'm reposting this questions as the answer is all...

    I'm reposting this questions as the answer is all that's holding me back from grabbing one of these units:

    Can an owner of the Vensmile unit type the command "powercfg /a" in a command window and...
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    When one of you gets a chance, can you type the...

    When one of you gets a chance, can you type the command "powercfg /a" in a command window and let me know the supported HW suspend states for the Vensmile unit.

    Thanks.
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    Yes I agree, just don't have time at the moment,...

    Yes I agree, just don't have time at the moment, if you do find anything please share.
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    Prior to the SP2, I hardware interfaced to an 8"...

    Prior to the SP2, I hardware interfaced to an 8" screen and controlled Backlighting directly from the Vehicle dash light control. Unfortunately the SP2 Keyboard Function Key controls are via a...
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