Quickly posting this guide while working on this laptop!

Even though the ASUS X205TA has a CPU which supports x64 – it’s UEFI is based on x86.

No CSM option in BIOS, even with most recent update. ( ASUS, why? )

No big deal, right?  See below for a quick run through on how to do the reinstall / fresh install.

  1. Download Rufus
  2. Connect USB drive
  3. Open Rufus
  4. Select USB drive in Device
  5. Select GPT partition scheme for UEFI computer
  6. Select FAT32 for file system
  7. Tick Quick Format
  8. Tick Create Bootable Disk Using Iso Image
  9. Browse to ISO image – make sure it’s x86 / 32bit
  10. Click start
  11. Once done, eject USB drive properly
  12. Power on XT205TA
  13. Keep tapping ESC key until Boot Menu appears
  14. In Boot Menu – select UEFI USB Key
  15. Windows Setup should now load
  16. If keyboard / touchpad does not work, connect USB keyboard / USB mouse now ( it will work without rebooting )
  17. Windows should install fine but keyboard / touchpad will not work without drives.
  18. Download drivers from https://www.asus.com/ie/Notebooks/ASUS_EeeBook_X205TA/HelpDesk_Download/

We hope the above helps but please feel free to get in touch or leave a comment if you have any additional queries regarding the ASUS X205TA.