Installing Windows 8 CP on HP Slate 500 part 2
In my previous post we installed Windows 8 Consumer Preview on the HP Slate 500. Now we are going to continue where we left off and install drivers.
The first thing after installing is to configure the wireless and connect to your home network. Run Windows Updates and get the latest Windows 8 DP updates. As of 03/02/2012 these are the the specific Windows 8 CP Updates (4).
Now let’s look at is the Device Manager to see what drivers we are missing.
1. Click on Control Panel Tile and scroll down the list and select More Settings.
2. Click on the the Hardware and Sound link.
3. Under Devices and Printers click on Device Manager.
4. Click on
This is a list of the drivers that Windows is unable to find.
4. Create a folder on the root of your C Drive named SWSETUP. Go out to HP’s site (here) and download the following drivers to C:\SWSETUP. This is also the order that I install the drivers.
SP50501 – Broadcom Crystal HD Video Decoder Driver (2010-10-22) [DM]
SP50503 – Intel Chipset Installation Utility and Driver (2010-10-22)
SP50504 – Intel High-Definition (HD) Graphics Driver (2010-10-22)
SP53663 – Broadcom Wireless LAN Driver for Microsoft Windows 7 (2011-06-27)
SP51650 – HP Quick Launch Software (2011-01-24) [SEE INSTALLATION NOTE BELOW]
[DM] = These are the specific drivers that will resolve the missing drivers above.
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.
NOTE there are two drivers above (51650) that will need special installation steps to get installed and configured, so follow the instructions below for installing those drivers.
SP51650 – HP Quick Launch Software (To get the Auto rotate to work)
Before installing, from the Windows 8 Tile Main Menu click on Control Panel and select Uninstall a Program and then select “Turn Windows features on or off”. Put a check in “Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5.1” 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).
NOTE: Looks like there are N-trig/DuoSense issues. I can’t seem to get this configured correctly. As soon as I get more information I will post.
UPDATE: It looks like the HP Slate 500 is not along in having N-trig issues. It looks like the workaround in W8DP is not working in W8CP.
Looks like we may need to contact the vendor to get some W8 drivers. See here. Shoot them a quick note requesting updated drivers.