Windows 8 on the Slate 500

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  1. dgoodisi

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  2. sjaywu

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    Not yet. The dev. preview only allows clean installs, which would probably wreak havoc on the driver sensitive slate. Also it is below 1024x768 which is the minimum res. for metro aka the real reason you want it.

    All these problems will definitely be fixed by the community, but I won't jump in until then.
     
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    Actually it's below the minimum resolution for the snap feature with two windows on screen at once, from my understanding of things.
     
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    From the Computex keynote:

    Minimum of 1366 x 768 resolution for the best Windows 8 experience. 1024 x 768 will be the absolute minimum for the new UI fanciness and 1024 x 600 will let you run Windows 8 in the classic desktop mode.

    Live from Microsoft's Windows 8 preview event at Computex 2011! -- Engadget

    This was also reinforced by a slide at the build conference. But I'm sure that the online powers that be will make quick work of that... inconvenience.
     
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    Huh I didn't notice that in the keynote, but it appears you're correct, sorry.

    From ThisIsMyNext.com:
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    I saw in the build presentation also some tablets of screen size suspiciously similar to the slate... should be an easy modification. Touch drivers on the clean install are my bigger concern.
     
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    its windows 7 with a cheesy browser-app-launcher on top. I do like the edge controls and implied gestures so far. I just have it running in a VM on my server. Slate is getting a full metal backup and then will attemp the load on it. Tomorrow I think. I'll let someone else go first.

    I'm first gonna try RDP and see how touch works there.
     
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    It's only the Windows 8 Preview with Dev Tools (64bit) that requires the clean install.

    It says you can keep accounts, files, and settings when installing the 32 bit version from Win 7, so it sounds like an upgrade and not a clean install.

    See bottom of
    Windows Metro Style Apps Developer Downloads
     
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    i will install it. My slate is collecting dust. I will see how it runs and post results, I will also see if i can force the metro ui.
     
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