Home > 2012, HP Slate 500, Windows 8 Release Preview > Installing Windows 8 Release Preview on HP Slate 500 Part 1

Installing Windows 8 Release Preview on HP Slate 500 Part 1

The installation of Windows 8 Release Preview is identical to the Windows 8 Developers Preview and the Consumer Preview process that I have outlined in previous posts.

Pre-Steps:

1. Download the Windows 8 Release Preview 32-bit here (2.5GB)

*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.

Install Process

1. Plug USB into HP Slate 500. I have my Slate in the docking station so I have additional USB slots for my USB Mouse and Keyboard.

2. Power on the Slate.

3. Click “-“ to get into the Start Menu.

4. Click “-“ and select Boot Device and click the Home Button to select.

5. Click “-“ and select USB Stick and click the Home Button to select.

6. Go through the usual installation options. I selected fresh Install (not an upgrade) and left all the other partitions intact (SYSTEM and HP_TOOLS), I just installed over the primary partition.  (Using a screen shot from previous blog post, same setting though).

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This is the lock screen.

HP500 W8RP Lock Screen

This is the main start screen.

HP500 W8RP Start Screen

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

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  1. c
    September 8, 2012 at 10:05 am

    does hibernation work for U?
    seems i only have sleep mode on nmine
    how to get hibernation work?

  1. June 3, 2012 at 7:15 pm
  2. June 3, 2012 at 7:23 pm

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