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Installing Windows 8 DP on HP Slate 500 part 1

I have been running Windows 8 DP on my HP Slate 500 for over a month now and just love it.  I really love the graphics (not choppy), better touch response, and better inking.  Still getting use to the whole Windows 8 live tiles.Windows 8 Lab

Windows 8 Developers Preview was announced and made available at the Build conference about a month ago.  To the right is a picture of the Microsoft Lab with other computers and tablets and slate that they tested Windows 8 on, read about it (here).  If you look carefully you will see the HP Slate 500.


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.

Install Process

1. Plug USB into Slate.  I have my HP Slate in the dock with a USB mouse and keyboard attached to the dock and the USB stick in the Slate.

Put the USB Stick in the USB Slot on the computer
Power on the Slate
Click “-“ to get into the Start Menu
Click “-“ and select Boot Device and click the Home Button to select
Click “-“ and select the USB Stick and click the Home Button to select

2. Go through the usual installation options.  I selected fresh install (not an upgrade) and left all the other partitions in tact (System and HP_TOOLS), I just installed over the primary partition.

In my next post I will go through getting drivers installed and configured.

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  1. November 19, 2011 at 1:45 pm

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