Installing Windows 8 DP on HP Tablet TC1100 part 1
In a previous post I wrote about how to get Windows 7 installed on the HP Tablet TC1100. Now with the recent release of Windows 8 Developers Preview at Build I thought that I would give it a try on the HP Tablet TC1100.
Let’s get right into this.
I recommend a clean install and not an upgrade. I had an extra disk lying around so I used that rather than my original W7 disk. You can use existing image but format it during the install. I don’t ever recommend upgrading OS. I would rather have clean install.
1. Download the Windows Developers Preview 32-bit here (2.8 GB).
2. Download and create a bootable USB with the iso here. This makes the process so easy. Click, click, walk away and boom, you have a bootable Windows 8 USB drive. I used a 4 GB USB stick that you can get for $10 at Walmart.
1. BOOT HP TABLET TC1100 TO USB. The following will allow you to boot from the USB stick. By default on the TC1100 you will not be able to boot from the USB Stick.
Put the USB Stick in the USB Slot on the computer.
Start up the Tablet and hit the jog dial and Launch System Setup.
Scroll over to the Advanced Tab
Scroll down to Boot Order and hit Enter
Select Hard Drive and hit Enter
Hit the -/+ to move up the USB drive to the top of the list.
Hit F10 to Save and Exit.
System should automatically boot to the USB drive.
2. Go through the usual installation options. Prepping the disk (format etc.), unpacking the image, installing, configuring, computer name, username, preparing devices, etc.
Boom you have Windows 8 Developers Preview Installed on your HP Tablet TC1100.
In my next post I will discuss configuring and installing drivers.