Installing Windows 8 DP on HP Tablet TC1100 part 2
In previous post we installed Windows 8 Developers Preview on the HP Tablet TC1100. Now we are going to continue where we left off and configure it.
1. At the main start page / tiles click on Desktop.
2. Right click on the Desktop and select Screen Resolution. Change the Resolution from 800×600 to 1024×768 and click Apply. Then click keep changes. Way better.
Device Manager (Let’s take a look at what we are missing)
1. From where we are click the Start button to take us back to the Tiles.
2. Click on the Control Panel Tile and scroll down the list to More Settings.
3. Click on Hardware and Sound.
4. Under Devices and Printers click on Device Manager.
Above is a view of what the Device Manager looks like and the missing items.
5. Recommend first hard wiring to your network and running Windows Update. As of 10/17/2011 these were the following Windows Updates (specifically related to Windows).
If you can’t directly connect to Ethernet you will need to get your wireless driver (here). I have had been experiencing a lot of problems getting the wireless working. I tried the HP WLAN W500 and the Intel PRO 2100 3B.
If you have the HP Compaq W500 Compatible 802.11/a/b/g [Part #: 349985-001], you can install the following HP Driver after the OS has been installed.
SP32579 – HP WLAN W400-W500 Driver for Windows [2006-05]
If you have the HP Compaq Laptop Wireless 2100 802.11b Mini-PCI Card [Part #: 348997-001], you will have to manually connect computer to NETWORK with Ethernet and run Windows Update to get the Wireless working.
To determine which one you have you will need to unscrew one of the back covers and look at the HP Part Number.
This is the list of drivers that I installed and in that order.
SP27014 – NVIDIA Video Driver [2004-01] w/NVIDIA 82.12 Fix (here)
SP28787 – Q Menu for Tablet [v2.10 Rev A] | [2004-10-10]
SP24241 – Tablet PC Button Driver [v1.00 Rev B] | [2003-11-07]
SP29116 – Texas Instruments 4in1 Card [v1.011.1 Rev A] | [2004-10-20]
SP24581 – Wacom Digitizer Driver [v126.96.36.199 Rev A] | [2003-09-24]
Install the drivers in Windows XP SP3 compatibility mode. Right click on the file and select Properties, click on the Compatibility tab. Put a check in the Compatibility Mode. Click ok and then double click on the file to install.
I am still playing with and learning Windows 8. If I come across anything new I will be sure to post.