HP Slate 500 and Windows 8?

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  1. Bronsky

    Bronsky Wait and Hope. Senior Member

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    Do you think that HP will offer a W8 upgrade for the Slate 500? I have had W8 running on my Slate for months but without a W8 version of the N-Trig console, there is no way to effectively ink in W8. So, is there going to be an N-Trig console update for W8 or not? If not, it's W7 for my Slate until I replace it. I'm starting to sound like a broken record.
     
  2. Anarethos

    Anarethos Pen Pal - Newbie

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    N-Trig seems to have the driver on ther web site for the HP Slate 500.

    Since you have W8 installed, is everything workig correctly? Soud? Video? (HDMI through the dock), rotation? Buttons?
     
  3. Bronsky

    Bronsky Wait and Hope. Senior Member

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    N-Trig has a driver and calibrator from August 13th on their site. However, you need the console to choose Automatic mode. I ran W8 in a dual boot mode until a few weeks ago. It ran great but because I need to use my Slate for work and need inking, I went back to W7.
     
  4. cmergel

    cmergel DBA by trade.

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    Bronsky,

    I am right there with you. I love Windows 8, but not on the HP Slate 500. Specifically because of the lack of ntrig input control (inking/palm rejection) makes it in my opinion unusable. I have gone back to W7 on it so I can actually ink.

    I am going to wait for the perfect tablet/slate, its out there, I know it. I believe.
    I am excited to see all the new ones that will be coming out. It won't be a N-trig.... zing...
     
  5. racerjim

    racerjim Pen Pal - Newbie

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    Isnt' there also still the issue that you can't run apps off the start screen because of insufficient resolution? Still, for $40, worth at least considering the upgrade.

    Jim
     
  6. ships10

    ships10 Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    Can someone help me install Win 8 on the slate?
    I burned it to a disc but it will not install.
    It states "your computer can't run this version of Windows"....Ikes!
    I've spent so much time downloading and burning it to a disc.
     
  7. thadwald

    thadwald Scribbler - Standard Member

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    You need the 32bit version of windows because the slate does not support 64 bit. Did you try that one?
     
  8. ships10

    ships10 Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    The download states win 8 pro...does not tell me if it is 32 bit or 64bit. How do I get the 32 bit download?
     
  9. Bronsky

    Bronsky Wait and Hope. Senior Member

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    Here is the Enterprise Evaluation site. Download Windows 8 Enterprise Evaluation There are separate buttons for 32 and 64 bit.
     
  10. ships10

    ships10 Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    Thanks Bronsky.
    I decided to go buy the real discs from Tigerdirect locally. I was able to buy it for $60 plus tax.
    The package has discs for both 32 bit and 64 bit .
    I am installing it right now....lets see how it goes.
     
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