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    Just a thought: If you are not running many USB...

    Just a thought: If you are not running many USB devices then you could also try a good quality 5V 3A vehicle supply/charger ($20 or less), most Phone shops have them. I used one on a recent 2 week...
  2. Most motherboard mounting holes do ground the...

    Most motherboard mounting holes do ground the case. There may indeed be special cases, but every motherboard I have worked on, repaired or modified in the past 30 years has mounting holes that are...
  3. I came up with a solenoid and leaver that pressed...

    I came up with a solenoid and leaver that pressed the Power button on the Surface pro 2 (Auto started with IGN). Anyone who has looked at taking apart a Surface tablet will know that it's almost...
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    I don't know if this is helpful but, I've had...

    I don't know if this is helpful but, I've had Win10 on the Surface Pro in the vehicle for a while now, you may not remember the number of USB devices I have hanging off this, but there are a lot, two...
  5. On many installs I have used the MB line out. In...

    On many installs I have used the MB line out. In this current install I was using a USB DAC, but currently I'm running Lineout from a Surface Pro to my Audio switcher and DSP unit located in the...
  6. It depends, but in my case, I have in the past...

    It depends, but in my case, I have in the past bundled VGA, USB, Analogue audio (double shielded, heavy duty), Power, RF aerial leads for WIFI, Phone and DAB-FM along with signaling and control...
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    Yes, everything is up to date as far as...

    Yes, everything is up to date as far as "available updates" go. I'm assuming that your standard locator shows your correct address, my reported location on the workshop computer (shielded room) has...
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    FYI, I thought I'd share this interesting...

    FYI, I thought I'd share this interesting behavior: With the GPsDirect driver and a GPS receiver as one of the Location devices.

    The Main PC only has the Internet as it's source of Location...
  9. A common problem is relying on the jack plug...

    A common problem is relying on the jack plug ground itself. What you could try is (I have on many installs and it's worked every time) to solder an 8g wire to the input SOCKET metal shield on the...
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    Just tried that driver, disconnected NET and...

    Just tried that driver, disconnected NET and WIFI, rebooted, connected GPS and enabled driver, MAPS immediately got my location so it appears to work for MAPS, does not work for Weather, and appears...
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    I think there is a problem with removing the...

    I think there is a problem with removing the recovery partition. The UEFI boot needs that partition, I don't think it can be resized easily, at least not with the programs I have tried.

    An...
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    What external GPS receiver / aerial are you...

    What external GPS receiver / aerial are you using? Inbuilt location devices in a PC or Tablet drop signal around here, especially when mounted in dash.

    Garmin works perfectly, it's free, and most...
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    FYI Windows 10 : As expected, spoken street...

    FYI Windows 10 : As expected, spoken street names mod works fine in Windows 10. For those new to this, here again is the one I put together. The file is Voices_32_MsAnna.rex found here ->

    Click...
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    FYI, the miniPC is one of those low cost units...

    FYI, the miniPC is one of those low cost units from China, it's called an ainol. Their site said (in the FAQ) that it could not be upgraded to Windows 10.

    Well it can, and I have.

    Fully...
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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...
  23. 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...
  24. 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...
  25. 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...
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