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Installing Windows 8 CP on Samsung Series 7 Slate Part 2

In my previous post we installed Windows 8 Consumer Preview on the Samsung Series 7 Slate.  Now we are going to continue where we left off and install any missing drivers.

Now let’s look at is the Device Manager to see what drivers we are missing.

1. From the new Windows 8 Start Screen, click on the Desktop icon.
2. Right click on the desktop and select Personalize.
3. Click the link in the upper left named “Change desktop icons”
4. Put a check under Control Panel and click Apply and then OK.
5. Double click Control Panel
6. Click on the the Hardware and Sound link.
7. Under Devices and Printers click on Device Manager.

This is a list of the drivers that Windows is unable to find.

Device Manager (MIssing Devices)

I am assuming that you configured wireless to your home network.  Run Windows Updates and get the latest Windows 8 CP updates. As of 03/17/2012 these are the the specific Windows 8 CP Updates (8).

Windows 8 Updates (Software) edit

1. Windows Update will resolve PCI Simple Communications Controller.

W8 Updates - Hardware

2. Download and Install the following Chipset driver from Samsung site here.

Click on “Manuals & Downloads” (Located 1/4 the way down the page)
Click on Driver link
Select Chipset (Driver) (ver.
Download, unzip, and install.

NOTE: Please note that the “Unknown device” is the rotation driver which there currently is not a driver that works on the device.

UPDATE: (3/28)

On Monday (3/26) Samsung released W8 drivers for their Series 7 Slate for the Touch Screen Sensor and the Rotation Sensor drivers on their site.  Check out their great Windows 8 Customer Preview page here.

  1. AllUTouch
    March 27, 2012 at 11:25 pm

    Samsung just released the rotation driver just late lastnight!!!


    • March 28, 2012 at 4:30 am

      I couldn’t be happier. 🙂 Good stuff…
      I will update post to include the info. Thanks.


  2. Troy
    June 12, 2012 at 4:52 am

    Hi Cameron
    Your Slate install guides were most useful thanks.
    My Slate has developed a problem though and wonder if you know of a possible solution? I’ve installed the Win8 Release Preview x64 and it’s been running well since the preview’s release. However now it is stuck ‘Restarting’. I’ve tried a number of things but all with no success. Any ideas on how to break the restart?

    • June 12, 2012 at 5:12 am


      Thanks Troy. I am glad you were able to find use from my post.

      Yeah, the restarting loop, not fun. Get yourself Windows 8 on a USB stick (if you don’t have) and boot into the Windows 8 USB (like you were installing) but go into the Repair/Advanced options and try an Automatic Repair or try to start into Safe mode to see if you can identify the issue in Event Viewer or Device Manager. You could also try the System Restore to recover a prior Restore Point. Last but not least you could try the new W8 Refresh or Reset. Even more worst case, reimage it. Other than that I am not sure.

      Great article from How to Geek on getting into the Advanced Options in Windows 8.

      Hope this gets you on the path of getting it back to working.


    • Troy
      June 12, 2012 at 5:47 am

      Solved it. I forgot about the reset button on the backside of the Slate. Cheers

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