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Yoga Book, buy Android version and install Windows ?

2016-11-24, 7:41 AM

Hi, i wonder if it's possible to buy the Android version of the Yoga Book and then install Windows on it instead ?

Would be great if so because then i could save money since i own Windows 10 license.

 

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11-25-2016

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Re: Yoga Book, buy Android version and install Windows ?

2016-11-25, 9:04 AM

This is an interesting question. I also thought about that. The hardware specs are the same and in my opinion it should be fine with windows on it.

On Android, there is a locked bootloader. But in some forums you can find informations to unlock the bootloader (no, it's not illegal I think)

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Re: Yoga Book, buy Android version and install Windows ?

2016-11-26, 17:11 PM

wrote:

Hi, i wonder if it's possible to buy the Android version of the Yoga Book and then install Windows on it instead ?

Would be great if so because then i could save money since i own Windows 10 license.

 

Best Regards


I am not an expert outside of the Android area at all, and this might require some experienced Windows guys help. However, I would think that the device would need a lot of Yoga Book specific drivers for the touchpad or other specific aspects of the Yoga Book.  Also, note that the keyboard layouts and touchpad layouts between the Yoga Book Android and Yoga Book Windows will differ slightly. It might work but what will you do if it does not work and you messed up the device? Personally, I would rather pay the $50 extra and have a fully optimized Windows Version than risk messing up the Android version, putting on Windows, and risking that some hardware might not work properly.


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Re: Yoga Book, buy Android version and install Windows ?

2017-02-17, 10:45 AM
https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Android-Yoga-Series-Tablets/Windows-on-Android-Yoga-Book/td-p/3576445
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Re: Yoga Book, buy Android version and install Windows ?

2017-02-18, 10:27 AM

The link leads to an unavailable topic ...

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Re: Yoga Book, buy Android version and install Windows ?

2017-02-18, 15:32 PM

It was blocked by this forums admin/filter.

I've posted this topic now also in a different forum which can be accessed here:

 

https://forum.xda-developers.com/yoga-book/how-to/virtual-windows-yoga-book-android-t3558088

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Re: Yoga Book, buy Android version and install Windows ?

2017-02-18, 19:17 PM

Thank you!

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