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    Mods, feel free to move this to somewhere more appropriate. I've put it here because some of the advice I'm looking for is of a general nature.

    So, I've purchased the Teclast X5 Pro. Think the Core M version of the Surface 4, slightly better processor (I think - Keby Lake as opposed to Sky Lake), double the RAM, double the weight and you have a picture of what I've bought. First impressions:

    - Surprisingly, the language is English, not Chinese.
    - And I was able set the language to British English (yay, Potato).
    - But there's a little bit of Chinese in there. For example, I'm sure that's the Chinese for volume, next to the volume slider in the system tray.
    - After a couple of missteps and three rounds with the update troubleshooter, it now updates properly.
    - Touch display wasn't recognised after an update (but a reboot fixed this).

    So, my usage:

    - Bit of hacking about (hence the cheap device).
    - Bit of Photoshop and Lightroom.
    - Bit of experimenting of Linux virtual machines, using Oracle Virtualbox.


    1. Should Windows 10 Home be good enough for all of the above?
    2. Am I safe to upgrade to Windows Pro via the Windows store, bearing in mind I have what may well have started life as Chinese Windows 10?
    3. Or should I install from scratch?

    I have created a Windows 10 install USB via the Media Creation tool, and successfully booted from it via the advanced re-start menu. At that point my BT keyboard, mouse, and the touch screen weren't recognised (well Duh!!!).... Will a normal USB keyboard, mouse or both do the trick here?
    04-23-2017 06:56 AM

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