I'd use Lubuntu for it. Puppy is good too for Atom processors. Mint XFCE is a great one.
I updated my RCA W101v2 (Intel(R) Atom(TM) CPU Z3735F @ 1.33GHz) tablet with the spring update to Win10. Now my tablet no longer believes it has a speaker, integrated graphics, a micro sd slot with card in it, temperature monitor, battery monitor, or even a touchscreen. Please don't tell me to download the drivers for these things, because if the device manager can't see that you have them - THERE IS NO WAY TO UPDATE THE DRIVERS. I need a registry fix or something to make my tablet see it has all these built in things before drivers will do me any good. I do have the drivers, but as I said I have no way to install them.
I will give you any further info you need about my system, just ask. I am a newbie here so if I've missed any regular protocols here, I apologize in advance.
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Does it work OK? See folders and files? If so, you will need a backup drive or USB flashdrive which can hold your personal files, like documents, pictures mail files, exported favorites or bookmarks and so forth. You should already been backing that stuff up anyway.
Linux distros usually have two installation methods. One is to shrink windows partition and install as a dual boot system. The second is to wipe the drive and install Linux only.
In December 2015 he posted this;
"After watching a few try I decided not to change the OS on my Asus T100 and keep it running W10"
So since he's running a baytrail ATOM processor on that, he should have or will be running into the same situation you now face with it.
It's a thought, but I've been using my tablet as a mini-desktop with some Steam games and other things that probably wouldn't work on Android. I'm trying to upgrade an old desktop computer, but until that's done - this is my desktop.
Normally, I'd consider backing everything up to my actual desktop, but when I try to hook them up using USB they never recognize each other. I have an earlier Win10 installation on the old one and it's not connected to the internet at the moment (I need a Wifi adapter for it). Do you have any suggestions?
I had looked the Steam/Linux bit up before I posted about Android, but thank you!
The receiver looks awesome and just a tiny bit more expensive than one I was looking at. I'm on a fixed income, so every penny counts. However your recommendation makes the small price difference well worth it!
About the USB connection: I've been having to do this round about thing where if my desktop needs a file/program, I download it onto the tablet use the USB cable to transfer it to my phone and then to the desktop - since they both recognize the phone, but not each other. Silly, really.
in the tablet and the desktop being probably older and not able to access the data on it due to some setting in BIOS that blocks it, for "security". Once you have wifi on the desktop, you can maybe link the tablet and desktop together in a "sharing" method, like a LAN, and do access between them.
Of course if you move to a different Operating System, the game changes again.