Windows 10 - No auto-rotate option?

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  1. loco365
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    So I got this cheap little tablet from Target while that was still a thing here, it's a Hipstreet W7. It came with Windows 8.1, and while it was a cheap tablet, I thought I'd get it for the lulz and see what it could do. Fast forward to today, and while it's still running, I thought I'd update it to Windows 10, just to see if it could serve a purpose. Well, it installed, and all is well, however, I don't have the ability to turn the device and have the screen automatically adjust as it did on Windows 8. I went into the device manager and checked the accelerometer driver, which is apparently up to date, however, I can't find any setting to automatically rotate the screen in the Settings app. Has anyone been able to have their WinX tablets auto-rotate, and if so, has anyone found the setting to toggle it? I currently have options for landscape, portrait, as well as their flipped variants, but nothing to adjust based upon the sensor. I've checked System -> Display, as well as the Intel HD Graphics Control Panel all to no effect.

    Edit: Setting HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\AutoRotation to 1 also didn't work.
     
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    Thought I'd bump this up a bit, I've been updating drivers like nuts but still nothing.
     
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    Heh, I got driver problems yesterday too.

    Basically, I couldn't get any sound at all. All of sudden it happened.

    Deleted the driver, rebooted, updated the driver, and fixed.

    So try this: Delete the accelerometer driver, reboot the machine, and once the computer complains about a missing driver, let it install, reboot, and maybe, maybe, it will work.
     
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    my dad works for nintendo.
    are you using it in tablet mode?, on action center next to the clock, isn't there buttons for that?
     
  5. loco365
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    I've tried both, actually. There's no rotation button, even in the Action Center.
    I'll give this a try and see what happens.

    Edit: Nothing, but I'll go to the Kionix website (The manufacturer) and see what I can find.

    Edit 2: Did some Googling around with some driver names, and found this, which seems to work, although the orientation isn't correct, but it does rotate now.

    Edit 3: The last post that fixed the 90/270 degree rotation seems to fix all the rotation issues. In addition, Windows now seems to know that a rotation sensor exists and is functional, giving me the option to now lock my rotation.
     
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