Now the Windows 8 Consumer has been out for almost a week now, there are plenty instructions on web on installing Windows 8 preview on your device. We will focus this article on installing Windows 8 for X11.
what you will need:
– an USB drive with 4GB or greater capacity
– an USB keyboard
– have your power adapter handy and connect your X11 throughout the installation process
1) Download the Windows 8 consumer preview:
Please select 32 Bit for version for X11.
Product Key: DNJXJ-7XBW8-2378T-X22TX-BKG7J
2) Download Windows 7 USB/DVD Tool from Microsoft Store.
3) Create a bootable USB drive using the Win7 USB/DVD Tool
While burning an iso file from step 1 into a DVD will work, it is a lot faster and simpler using an USB drive.
Follow the online screen instructions of Windows 7 USB/DVD tool. You will need an USB drive larger than 4GB
Windows 7 USB DVD Tool
4) Prepare drivers for Windows 8
You will need:
Wi-Fi + Bluetooth Driver as well as a Win8 Wi-Fi Driver
and finally a
3G Driver (if you have Pro or Lux)
5) Boot into Windows 8 installation
Turn off the X11 and connect the power adapter, USB keyboard, and USB drive created in Step (3)
Then Reboot X11 & Enter X11 Bio by pressing F12 key on the keyboard to enter boot device selection
Kupa X11 Boot Screen
Select the USB drive (usually the second one, below the SSD drive option)
X11 Boot Device Selection
6) Windows 8 Installation
Good news is that X11 touch control works right out of box at Windows 8 installation so you don’t need to use a mouse.
Kupa X11 Windows 8 Product Key
You can follow the onscreen instruction, we recommend using customized installation (not the upgrade option) and delete the main Windows 7 partition before installing over it.
Kupa X11 Windows 8 - Customize
Kupa X11 Windows 8 - Partition step 1
Kupa X11 Windows 8 - Partition 2
If you find problems installation to a particular partition, delete it first, reboot, follow Step 5 and then 6 to resume Installation
Kupa X11 Windows 8 - Installation
7) After Windows 8 Installation, you will need drivers,
We recommend you installs drivers downloaded in Step (4), in following order:
Wi-Fi + Bluetooth (Please see more detail installation instruction here)
3G (if you have Pro or Lux)
We recommend that the user runs all installation in Windows 7 compatibility mode
Kupa X11 Windows 8 - Metro