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Windows 8 beta installed onto ARM tablet?

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  • I am considering installing Win8 onto an HP Touchpad that I picked up from their firesale. Any tips? Is there a tablet installation? It is the 32GB version if that matters.

    Thanks in advance for any thoughts.

    Tuesday, January 17, 2012 3:45 PM

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  • On Tue, 17 Jan 2012 15:45:32 +0000, Jon R Cortright wrote:

    I am considering installing Win8 onto an HP Touchpad that I picked up from their firesale. Any tips? Is there a tablet installation? It is the 32GB version if that matters.

    The Windows 8 Developer Preview that is currently available is only for
    Intel/AMD it does not have ARM support.


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    Tuesday, January 17, 2012 3:50 PM

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  • On Tue, 17 Jan 2012 15:45:32 +0000, Jon R Cortright wrote:

    I am considering installing Win8 onto an HP Touchpad that I picked up from their firesale. Any tips? Is there a tablet installation? It is the 32GB version if that matters.

    The Windows 8 Developer Preview that is currently available is only for
    Intel/AMD it does not have ARM support.


    Paul Adare
    MVP - Forefront Identity Manager
    http://www.identit.ca
    f u cn rd ths, u cn gt a gd jb n cmptr prgrmmng.

    Tuesday, January 17, 2012 3:50 PM
  • Even if Microsoft release an ARM version you still need HP or someone else to write drivers in order to support Windows 8.

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    Tuesday, January 17, 2012 4:57 PM
  • That is what I figured. Thanks.
    Friday, January 20, 2012 4:12 PM
  • True dat. I had heard that the Touchpads were originally designed as Win Tabs. So I was hoping that maybe the drivers already existed somewhere.
    Friday, January 20, 2012 4:13 PM
  • I think that the CyanogenMod team had created their own drivers for android and are open source, so in time maybe, a windows 8 hacker can recompile them.

    Lets have our fingers crossed :)

    Tuesday, January 24, 2012 4:20 PM
  • So... now that WOA is official, the only hurdle is HP drivers?

    Anyone have any insight there? Is it possible?

    HP recently released the drivers for Android (source: rootzwiki.com somewhere, sorry... being lazy), I wonder if they can be adaptyed or, at worse, reverse engineered?

    Friday, February 10, 2012 6:37 PM
  • It is a lot of work, I don't know who have the resource, certainly not HP.


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    Friday, February 10, 2012 6:44 PM