How do I install the developer preview on a new Samsung 700T1a? RRS feed

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  • I got a new Samsung 700T1a.  How do i install the developer preview on it?  i built a bootable 8g DVD with the bits, but the bios does not recognize the usb dvd drive from the bios so i cannot tell it to boot from dvd.  when i try to install from windows 7 that is installed on the box it goes 45 minutes and fails with "We couldn't install Windows Developer Preview.  We're not sure what happened, but we couldn't finish installing Windows Developer Preview.  We have set your pc back to the way it was before you started"
    Friday, January 13, 2012 1:57 AM


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  • Hello Tim Huckaby,

    You can copy the ISO to a USB drive and install from there.

    How to install the Windows 8 Developer Preview from an ISO image

    The Windows 8 Developer Preview is delivered as an .iso image that must be converted into installation media stored on a DVD or a USB flash drive. On Windows 7, the easiest way to convert this file is to use Windows Disc Image Burner. On Windows XP and Windows Vista, a third-party program is required to convert an .iso file into installable media—and DVD burning software often includes this capability.

    Note: The .iso file that contains the developer tools requires a large capacity DVD called a DVD-9, as well as a DVD burner that can handle dual-layer (DL) DVDs. Most modern burners should be able to handle this format.

    You can use the Windows 7 USB/DVD download tool and follow the instructions for using the tool.

    Download the Windows Developer Preview from the following link:

    Let us know if you have further questions.

    Friday, January 13, 2012 2:44 AM
  • Marilyn, I have already burnt the iso on a bootable dvd.  if i run it from windows it ultimately fails the install.  i cannot get the bios to boot it becuase it's unrecoginized.

    Friday, January 13, 2012 4:22 AM
  • new info: i burnt a dvd of the windows 8 preview (without the dev bits) and attempted to install it from windows 7. i get the same errors, but this time it successfully built the windows 8 partition and set up dual booting (so it can roll back). when windows 8 runs it comes to the error: "Windows Setup could not configure Windows to run on this computer's hardware". so, i rolled it back.

    Now this computer looks to be identical to the computer given away at build. slightly different product number but essentially the same. i can compare them becuase my company owns a bunch of the build conference computers. so, in theory this should work perfectly. the Samsung tech support folks cannot help, of course. their guidance is to talk to microsoft. sigh...

    Friday, January 13, 2012 11:31 PM
  • Hello Tim Huckaby,

    You might check the Sha 1 hash to verify that all of the files have downloaded correctly.
    If the Sha 1 hash is not the same, you would need to download the ISO again.

    The size for Windows Developer Preview for 64-bit is 3.6 GB.
    For the 32-bit, it is 2.8GB.

    I am not sure what you used to convert the ISO, but if you have Windows 7,  the Windows Disc Image Burner.

    Let me know if this helps.

    Sunday, January 15, 2012 10:10 PM
  • I did it on my Samsung Table Series 7. You need to enable Legacy USB on the BIOS.

    Also, you need to enable UEFI in the BIOS.

    Here you have kind of a guidance:





    Friday, January 20, 2012 6:39 AM