Attend XDA's Second Annual Developer Conference, XDA:DevCon 2014!
5,769,248 Members 39,490 Now Online
XDA Developers Android and Mobile Development Forum

[GUIDE] Install Windows 8 to a Tablet/Slate from USB

Tip us?
 
lseidman
Old
(Last edited by lseidman; 23rd August 2012 at 10:10 PM.) Reason: Noticed I didn't add a [GUIDE] in Title.
#1  
lseidman's Avatar
Senior Member - OP
Thanks Meter 95
Posts: 229
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Las Vegas

 
DONATE TO ME
Post [GUIDE] Install Windows 8 to a Tablet/Slate from USB

A lot of people have asked me in the past, how can I use my Samsung Series 7 Slate to run the latest Windows 8 (originally Dev Preview when I first released this) and actually I have been seeing it more often that people can't figure out how to get it on their Slate...

With that being said, I recommend you visit my updated post on my Blog that reflects Windows 8 RC here install & my blog contains other Windows 8 (and WP7) related content if you're bored. Otherwise to save you time, below is the steps/full blog post and a video created (This is my video from my YouTube Channel "TechMeShow", I permit the video being here) regarding making the USB Stick, which is old news but still people continue to ask and really get hundreds of views due to Google Searches.

ISO US-ENGLISH DOWNLOADS

Download 64-Bit US-EN Windows 8 Release Preview Here (ISO)

OR

Download 32-Bit US-EN Windows 8 Release Preview Here (ISO)

HOWTO Install Windows 8 Release Preview on MOST Tablet/Slate's

1). Download the edition of Windows 8 you want.
Tip: Download ISO from above.

2). Grab the Microsoft USB Disc Creator ('Should' use a USB Stick + Available USB Slot)
Tip Link: Microsoft USB Disc Creator Download Page. Video below.

3). After you use the Disc Creator, pop in the USB Stick to your computer and DO NOT RUN INSTALL ON WINDOWS 7 (We want it on a Tablet/Slate, remember?).

4). Now, reboot the tablet/slate, hit the Home Screen button only 1 time (give it a moment, don't rush, it'll happen) and select the USB Stick
Tip: To navigate up and down, select the left (or varies on device) Up/Down Volume Control and once selected, press the "Screen Lock".

5). Product Key: TK8TP-9JN6P-7X7WW-RFFTV-B7QPF

6). Follow the steps for installation and your set!


VIDEO: USB BOOTING FROM ISO
http://youtu.be/UdAcGtz6PFU

If you already knew all of this, terrific. However, again and not to brag, when I get at least 200 daily visits because people can't figure out how to install Windows 8 <edition here> on a Tablet/Slate (yes pretty easy), I thought why not post it here because obviously not enough people are getting it.
The Following 9 Users Say Thank You to lseidman For This Useful Post: [ Click to Expand ]
 
WaveMaster1406
Old
#2  
WaveMaster1406's Avatar
Senior Member
Thanks Meter 23
Posts: 272
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Abidjan
Great tutorial
I Will try it now!!
This is the key for 32 bits Windows 8: DNJXJ-7XBW8-2378T-X22TX-BKG7J
Samsung Galaxy S4 (GT-i9500)
- Official 4.4.2 Rooted -
- Stock Kernel -
- 16GB -
-----


DEV: Contact me if you want a FRENCH TRANSLATION of your apps for FREE
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to WaveMaster1406 For This Useful Post: [ Click to Expand ]
 
lseidman
Old
#3  
lseidman's Avatar
Senior Member - OP
Thanks Meter 95
Posts: 229
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Las Vegas

 
DONATE TO ME
Terrific, let me know how it goes... Also made a tutorial on how to take your Recovery DVD to USB, pretty basic but I was asked.

Thanks,
Lance


Quote:
Originally Posted by WaveMaster1406 View Post
Great tutorial
I Will try it now!!
This is the key for 32 bits Windows 8: DNJXJ-7XBW8-2378T-X22TX-BKG7J
 
robertmoore208
Old
(Last edited by robertmoore208; 11th August 2012 at 10:27 PM.)
#4  
robertmoore208's Avatar
Senior Member
Thanks Meter 112
Posts: 536
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Post Falls
Nevermind lol .. sorry please delete
 
therightperson_630
Old
(Last edited by therightperson_630; 11th August 2012 at 09:36 PM.) Reason: mistake
#5  
therightperson_630's Avatar
Member
Thanks Meter 12
Posts: 82
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Clermont Ferrand
Tried the "RC" version before seeing these threads, but I still get the random crash (happens really whenever) that I had in the previous builds.
 
ahmed007
Old
#6  
Senior Member
Thanks Meter 23
Posts: 207
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: BAHRAIN
will this work if i plan to install in my moto xoom
 
lseidman
Old
#7  
lseidman's Avatar
Senior Member - OP
Thanks Meter 95
Posts: 229
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Las Vegas

 
DONATE TO ME
Hi,

What type of halt/error/hang and where do you get it and on what type of device?

Thanks,
Lance

Quote:
Originally Posted by therightperson_630 View Post
Tried the "RC" version before seeing these threads, but I still get the random crash (happens really whenever) that I had in the previous builds.
 
lseidman
Old
#8  
lseidman's Avatar
Senior Member - OP
Thanks Meter 95
Posts: 229
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Las Vegas

 
DONATE TO ME
To be 100% honest, I am not sure about the setup part but for the USB Disc, should be the same and just make sure you boot from USB.

Quote:
Originally Posted by ahmed007 View Post
will this work if i plan to install in my moto xoom
 
therightperson_630
Old
#9  
therightperson_630's Avatar
Member
Thanks Meter 12
Posts: 82
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Clermont Ferrand
Quote:
Originally Posted by lseidman View Post
Hi,

What type of halt/error/hang and where do you get it and on what type of device?

Thanks,
Lance
Just seems to be a strange hang that (after checking various forums) seems to happen mainly on Asus laptops,
apparently concerning the NVIDIA graphics driver which needs to be updated. For the moment they've only got
a W8 driver for the Release Preview build which doesn't seem to solve the issue.
 
lseidman
Old
#10  
lseidman's Avatar
Senior Member - OP
Thanks Meter 95
Posts: 229
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Las Vegas

 
DONATE TO ME
Very weird, have you tried to load the driver during setup?

Quote:
Originally Posted by therightperson_630 View Post
Just seems to be a strange hang that (after checking various forums) seems to happen mainly on Asus laptops,
apparently concerning the NVIDIA graphics driver which needs to be updated. For the moment they've only got
a W8 driver for the Release Preview build which doesn't seem to solve the issue.

Tags
hack windows 8, install usb, metro, windows 8, windows 8 tablet install
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes


Google Glass XE20.1 Update Brings Improved Contacts, Head Nudge, New Cards and Commands

Ever since Google unveiled Android Wear earlier this … more

Remote Control Your Android Device with Monitordroid

The Android OS showsgreat potential in many areas. One of most interesting things that … more

Intel Partners with Unity to Support Android on Intel-Based Devices

Intel, largely known for their long-standing reputation as the king of … more

Device Review: Samsung Gear Live

Recently, Google announced Android Wear to the world. Android Wear is the Android-based initiative from … more