Installing Windows 8 Release Preview on HP Slate 500 Part 2
In my previous post I installed Windows 8 Release Preview on the HP Slate 500. Now I am going to continue where I left on and install some additional drivers.
The first thing is to check to see what is missing in the device manager. This is the same as in previous version of Windows 8.
1. Click on the Desktop Metro Tile to get to the Desktop
2. Right Click on the Desktop and select Personalize
3. Click on the Change desktop icons link in the upper left.
4. Put a check for Computer and Control Panel.
5. Click Apply and Ok
6. Double click Control Panel
7. Click on the the Hardware and Sound link.
8. Under Devices and Printers click on Device Manager.
This is a list of the drivers that Windows is unable to find.
Then configure the Wireless and connect to your home network. The Windows 8 installation installs the Wireless card drivers. Then run Windows Update and get the latest Windows 8 Release Preview and any other hardware. As of 06/03/2012.
Unfortunately, Windows Updates does not resolve any of the missing devices in the Device Manager.
1. Create a folder on the C Drive name SWSETUP and then go out to HP’s web site (here) and download the following drivers. Install using W7 compatibility Mode (see note).
SP50501 – Broadcom Crystal HD Video Decoder Driver (2010-10-22) [DM – Multimedia Controller]
SP50503 – Intel Chipset Installation Utility and Driver (2010-10-22)
SP50504 – Intel High-Definition (HD) Graphics Driver (2010-10-22)
SP51650 – HP Quick Launch Software (2011-01-24) [SEE INSTALLATION NOTE BELOW]
SP50480 – IDT High-Def (HD) Audio (2010-10-22)
[DM] = These are the specific drivers that will resolve the missing drivers above.
NOTE: When I say to install in W7 Compatibility mode = To install these drivers you will need to right click on the file, select Properties, click on the Compatibility tab. Put a check in the Compatibility Mode (Select Windows 7), Click ok and then double click on the file to install.
SP51650 – HP Quick Launch Software (To get the Auto rotate to work)
Before installing the driver you need to enable/install .NET Framework 3.5. Open the Control Panel and select Uninstall a Program and then select “Turn Windows features on or off”. Put a check in “.NET Framework 3.5” and click OK. This will also connect to Windows Update to install software. Then execute SP51650 (in W7 Compatibility mode). Once completed browse out to “C:\Program Files\Hewlett Packard\HP Quick Launch”, and execute HPWMISVC.EXE (in W7 Compatibility mode). May require a restart for the Auto-rotate to start working.
To fix the Metro Tile choppy video you need to install the latest Intel GMA 500 Video Driver v126.96.36.1990. This was kindly brought to my attention by Vala on one of the comments on this post. Thanks Vala…
You can download this driver.
The other missing device in the Device Manager the “Duosence”, I am going to skip for now. This will require a separate blog post.