Solved Why can't open driver downloads/BIOS Motion Computing LS 800

Motion computing Le 1700
January 4, 2015 at 17:29:12
Specs: Win XP, Pentium M, 1 GB
Can't run download: Motion Dashboard on LS 800. Also tried to update the BIOS with no luck. When I try to open the dashboard, window pops up says the dashboard only works on LS 800...

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January 5, 2015 at 08:40:46
I think there is a ittle typo in #3 "do do it" should read "do not do it".

You should not do BIOS updates at a whim like other updates. Good to hear you've been lucky but if anything goes wrong you might need a new motherboard. BIOS updates flash the chip! As said, you should only update BIOS when it shows a fix for some definite problem you are having. Mostly it is to accommodate a different processor and things like that.

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#1
January 4, 2015 at 18:39:28
Why are you trying to update the BIOS? If it's not absolutely necessary, leave it alone before you brick your machine. As for drivers, drivers for what? You should be seeking them out & downloading them manually, not depending on a program to do it for you. Looks like most of the drivers will come from Intel.

https://www.motioncomputing.com/dow...


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#2
January 4, 2015 at 19:05:39
Motion Computing has a "Dashboard" driver for all their tablet PCs. I have loaded the software drivers for their M1300, M1400 and LE1700 Tablet PCs. Nary had a problem loading them before, nor had any difficulties with updating the BIOS from their site with the recommended updates.

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#3
January 4, 2015 at 19:47:15
If the BIOS update is NOT necessary then don't do it. Nothing to be gained. Read the reason for the update. If it applies to your hardware version, then update.

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January 5, 2015 at 08:40:46
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I think there is a ittle typo in #3 "do do it" should read "do not do it".

You should not do BIOS updates at a whim like other updates. Good to hear you've been lucky but if anything goes wrong you might need a new motherboard. BIOS updates flash the chip! As said, you should only update BIOS when it shows a fix for some definite problem you are having. Mostly it is to accommodate a different processor and things like that.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#5
January 5, 2015 at 11:43:39
Derek, thanks for the correction. I have fixed it.

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#6
January 5, 2015 at 16:38:37
Thanks for all the feedback team... These are all tablet PCs I've gotten from eBay in various condition: some for parts, some as used - but working...somewhat. The LS 800 I got for $60.00 but it only has a 30 GB hard drive, Vista, and other stuff...only had 3 GB left on it so I formatted it and loaded a full install of WinXP. I got half the HDD back (about 15 GB) which isn't great, but a lot better than only 3 GB to spare. I planned to get a 64 GB SSD to put in it. The one I put in my M 1400 is working decently with XP. None of them are super-fast, but hey: good enough for the money I have invested in them. And I've enjoyed working on them. Thanks again.

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#7
January 6, 2015 at 04:24:59
These two might be of interest if you want to bolster up security on your XP computers:

http://www.computing.net/howtos/sho...

http://www.computing.net/howtos/sho...

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