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.


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).


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.

  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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