Installing Windows 10 on Acer Iconia W3-810 that wont boot

Hi guy´s,

Today’s guide is about a Acer Iconia W3-810 that would not boot, basically this tablet got stuck at 10% trying to update itself to Windows 10. After a few hours at 10%, we were pretty sure that it wasn’t going anywhere anytime soon… so we did a clean install of Windows 10.

Before you get started, you will need the following tools and software:

To get windows 10, you can go to this Microsoft link and download the MediaCreationTool

To get Rufus Tool, you can go to this Rufus Website and download the tool.


Start by following these steps:

1. Using the Rufus tool, start by creating a bootable USB drive, compatible with the UEFI GPT partition table. Also select the file system as 32bits.

2. Turn on the tablet and press <F2> when the Acer logo appears.

3. Use the mouse to navigate to the boot menu tab and adjust the boot sequence by moving the USB disk to the first entry.

4. Save the changes and the tablet will boot from the USB stick.

5. Wait a few minutes to complete the USB boot.

(if you still cant boot with your usb drive, then go back to the Bios and disable the security settings, you will need to create a security password in order to be able to disable this option)

6. Install Windows and follow the normal steps of installation. (We deleted all partitions, mainly because after previously upgrading from windows 8 to Windows 8.1, the recovery partitions normally don’t work)

7. Install Drivers found at the Acer website.

8. Connect to the internet and Activate Windows. (Since your Windows 8.1 product code is stored in the Bios chip, Windows will activate automatically).

Acer Iconia W3-810 With Windows 10
Acer Iconia W3-810 With Working Clean Install of Windows 10


Thanks for reading.

22 thoughts on “Installing Windows 10 on Acer Iconia W3-810 that wont boot

    • Fixepedia Post authorReply

      Hi WilliamPype,

      Thank you very much for your feedback, we highly appreciate it 🙂

      Take care and thanks for reading!

    • Fixepedia Post authorReply

      Thank you for reading, i will keep posting more 🙂
      Best regards

  1. Kiz Reply


    I was wondering if you have had any display issues with installing Windows 10 on it? Eg: The Windows Mail app, Edge won’t display properly… Any ideas on how to fix it? Also I noticed in device manager that the Gpio Virtual Controller isn’t functioning…


    • Fixepedia Post authorReply

      Hi Kiz,

      Sorry for the late reply… I didn’t have any issues with my display (Did you install the drivers from the Acer Site?)
      Since you are having a few issues with Apps, i would likely think that it would be an installing issue, so probably the first thing to do would be to Reinstall everything again, but try another flash drive (just in case). If the problem persists, then try updating Windows to see if the updates solve any software related issues. And remember to install all available drivers from the Acer Website so you can rule out any driver issue.
      Hope you get it sorted out 😉
      Happy Repairing and best regards.

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  4. Franz Bauch Reply

    This Side is very helpful. My iconia is working well with Windows 10, übt Theres arge Problems to update or
    upgrade on Windows 10.3 creator
    Chan anyone hell?

  5. Venkatesh Reply

    pls help.. I am stuck at “windows could not complete the installation” and it reboots again and again.

    • Fixepedia Post authorReply


      Are you trying to install Windows 10, or another O.S? Because it seems that is a driver issue that is causing it… Can you try installing win8 just to check?

      Best regards.

  6. Shrinivas Reply

    I tried this method but it is generating error with message ” windows is unable to install on this partition”.
    I deleted all the partitions and tried to install windows 10 32-bit.
    Any solution please.

    • Fixepedia Post authorReply

      Sorry for the late reply… is it the only partition that appears? Even after deleting all the others?
      Could be a problem with the internal drive itself, but i would try and make another Windows installation disk on another Thumb drive, because i have had similar problems regarding corrupt installation files.

  7. hgps Reply

    Thank’s for the manual. The windows version you use is Home? Or another?

    • Fixepedia Post authorReply

      Thank you for your comment… I personally used “Home”
      Thanks Again

  8. Jeafar Reply


    Thank you so much for illustration, very clear and simple.

    I have a little issue here. The bios is locked with a password that I can not recall anymore. Is there another way to install windows 10.

    Like is there a way from the Advance Options?

    Can’t wait to here from you!


    • Fixepedia Post authorReply

      Hi there,

      I’m sorry that i took so long to reply… but i tried to figure out a way to remove the Bios password without having to open it but with no luck. I’ll try and see if i can do it with a hardware reset and if it goes well i’ll be sure to post a manual on the site.

      Thank for the kind words and best regards.

  9. Randy Reply

    Just started having a boot problem with Windows 8.1 on my Iconia. Stumbled on this while trying to find a fix. Will be updating to Win10 this week when I have a little time. Thanks so much for providing this information.

    • Fixepedia Post authorReply

      Thanks 😉 Glad it was of use to you…


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