Home > 2012, Gadgets and Tools, Samsung Series 7 Slate, Tips and Tricks, Windows 8 Consumer Preview > Installing Windows 8 CP on Samsung Series 7 Slate Part 1

Installing Windows 8 CP on Samsung Series 7 Slate Part 1

In a continuation of installing Windows 8 Consumer Preview on the different Tablet/Slates this is a step by step install process of installing Windows 8 Consumer Preview on Samsung Series 7 Slate.

PRE-STEPS:

1. Download the Windows 8 Consumer Preview 64-bit here (3.3GB)

*Note: Be sure to grab the Product Key from the download page. Key is required for installation.

2. Create a bootable USB Stick. Download Windows 7 USB/DVD download tool here. This allows you to create a bootable USB stick with the downloaded iso file. This makes the process so easy. Click, click, walk away and boom, you have a bootable Windows 8 USB drive. I used a 8 GB USB stick that you can get for $10 at Walmart. Note: A 4 GB will work for both 32-bit and 64-bit.  See full post here.

BACKUP:

Run Windows Image Backup and take a backup of your Windows 7 system so you can restore back if you want.

INSTALL:

1. Plug USB stick into Slate and start. Click the Front Windows button and the Power Button at the same time.

Note: I am also using a USB hub so I can run USB Mouse, Keyboard, and USB Stick.

2. Go through the usual installation options. I selected fresh Install (not an upgrade).  I also left the 21 GB Recovery Partition in tact as well as the 100 MB System partition.  Is it necessary, I don’t believe so since I took a full Windows Image Backup before starting.

3. Once complete this is the lock screen. Love the blue…

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This is the main screen.

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

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