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Samsung 7 fails to load Windows 8

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  • I have tried several times to load the Win 8 bits onto my Samsug 7.  I get all the way through the install and when trying select the OS before finishing the install - I am not able to select to load Win 8 as the keyboard will not work.. I have tried all options including having a wired USB keyboard or mouse plugged in and have the same result - being unable to select to start the newly loaded OS. It then reverts to WIN 7 and indicates Win 8 failed to load.  It appears that keyboards or mice are not enabled at that stage of OS finalization with the Samsung 7.  Is there a fix for this?  I was able to successfully load the same WIn 8 developer bits to an ASUS EP-121 Slate.
    Monday, January 16, 2012 12:39 AM

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  • I'm running a Samsung 7 slate (Purchased version, not BUILD) with a
    Windows 7 and Windows 8 dual boot, so I know it can work.  I did have a
    big problem when I tried to install Win8 in a VHD, but when I made a
    partition dedicated to Win8, I was able to get things going.
     
    I am able to use a USB keyboard to manipulate the boot menu, but I
    usually just set the default boot in whatever OS I'm running at the time
    to whatever I want to run after the next boot.  (Control
    panel/system/advanced/startup...)
     
     

    Bob Comer - Microsoft MVP Virtual Machine
    Monday, January 16, 2012 3:31 AM

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  • Are you trying a dual boot or a clean install of Windows Developer Preview?


    Marilyn
    Monday, January 16, 2012 2:59 AM
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  • I'm running a Samsung 7 slate (Purchased version, not BUILD) with a
    Windows 7 and Windows 8 dual boot, so I know it can work.  I did have a
    big problem when I tried to install Win8 in a VHD, but when I made a
    partition dedicated to Win8, I was able to get things going.
     
    I am able to use a USB keyboard to manipulate the boot menu, but I
    usually just set the default boot in whatever OS I'm running at the time
    to whatever I want to run after the next boot.  (Control
    panel/system/advanced/startup...)
     
     

    Bob Comer - Microsoft MVP Virtual Machine
    Monday, January 16, 2012 3:31 AM