A client bought Windows 8 Pro. She asked me to install it on her HP EliteBook 2760p. If you're familiar with this device then you know it's a combination device, i.e., a laptop/tablet model with a 360 degree rotation touchscreen monitor connected to a keyboard dock making for a very nice device. The specs are 4 GB ddr3 ram, intel core i5 vPro 3.0 GHz processor, 320 GB hdd running Windows 7 pro.
She didn't want to keep any files. She wanted a clean installation. Since the device doesn't have a dvd drive, I had to copy the install files from the windows 8 pro dvd to my usb drive then run the install from windows explorer. So far, it has been a simple install. Very direct so as to not confuse the user, which makes for a very user friendly install. I was asked if I wanted to install updates, I checked yes. After installing updates, Windows 8 wanted the product key. I decided to give the product key. I was then asked if I wanted to keep any files (all files meaning applications; personal files meaning documents/music/pics; or nothing at all), I checked 'nothing at all.' It checked my environment. After that, I was shown how Windows 8 would be installed. Very simple. In fact, this has been the simplest OS installation in my entire tech life (yes, I've installed linux, apple, and windows operating systems).
I started the install at 10:40. At 11:05 windows was installed. By install, I mean now the only thing left is personalization.
I've failed to get back to this post for update. During personalization, I didn't attempt to use the touch screen. Well, when I tried to use 'touch' it wouldn't work. The touch screen was not functional. I went to device manager to see if there were any problems and yes, there were. So, I went to HP, found the elitebook 2760p, then installed the chipset driver. After the install, the touch screen functioned and all was well with the elitebook.
Ge the drivers for the elitebook
HP Elitebook 2760p drivers (the windows 7 64 bit driver works for Windows 8 Pro)