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02-13-2020 11:13 AM
I purchased a refurbished HP ElitePad 900 G1 From a Reseller and it
had installed a new Windows Pro 8.1 and is all working good, but
the first time I tried to use WIFI I then noticed that they left out the
HP device drivers support software. So,even after reading carefully the
the HP Technical white paper; "Installing Microsoft Windows 8 on HP
ElitePad 900 G1 Tablet",as it does list,at the top the order of prerequisite
hardware - I am still left with the question: do I use THE HP NETWORKING
ADAPTER,(through adapter,or dock) or my desktop PC,TO DOWNLOAD AND INSTALL HP DRIVERS TO A USB STORAGE AND GO THROUGH THE HP USB ADPTER to install all of the HP device drivers ?
I considered both but could only guess that the generic/base driver that windows has in it
may not support either. ?
02-18-2020 10:32 AM
I concluded that I did not very carefully read the documents after all.
I learned that the answer is that to install Windows,and also the support drivers, the HP Dock is listed as "recommended" so I needed the HP dock, then I thought maybe I could use only the single USB dongle and a usb media key. However, it partly depends on which HP downloads you need to re-install. I needed to install only the drivers into Windows.
It's listed in the HP Installation Technical white paper right below the Contents:
The following items are recommended when installing Windows 8 on your HP ElitePad 900 G1 Table:
• HP ElitePad Docking Station
• USB keyboard and pointing device
• Windows 8 OS media on DVD or USB flash storage (see Warning above)
Note that using media from an alternate source requires a product ID (PID)2
•High-speed Internet access to drivers and OS enhancements provided by HP, via either the “Dowload drivers & software
page” on hp.com or HP SoftPaq Download Manager (hp.com/go/sdm
Then the following installation instructions:
1.Download the driver(s) for the network interface card and/or wireless LAN adapter driver from the Download drivers &
software page for the HP ElitePad 900 G1 Tablet. Save to a USB storage device.
2.Connect the HP ElitePad 900 G1 Tablet to an HP ElitePad Docking Station with USB flash storage, keyboard, and
pointing device attached.
3.Power on the tablet and press the F9 key repeatedly during power on self test (POST).
As I mentioned earlier, it depends on what you need to re-install. As another user on the spiceworks user forum said:
"HP Support should be able to provide you with an image that you can reimage your Elitepad with. The device does not support NTFS in BIOS and this is the format Microsofts tool creates for the USB drives / you need FAT32. The device also has some esoteric drivers and installing them manually will not work most of the time. As such calling support and getting the recovery image and the tool to built it is the way to go."
I recommend any installer read the HP Installing Windows paper to read the warnings that I left out of here.