Install XP on the new tx2500 (tx2524ca in this case)

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  1. Arctic

    Arctic Pen Pal - Newbie

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    Im having the following problem:

    I slipstream the drivers and burn to a DVD, ive tried all the drivers and only the SATA drivers. Im using Tablet Edition, once it gets done preloading all the stuff and is about to show me the partitions i get a BSOD. the number code is the same as the BSOD in post #53

    im not sure what to do.
     
  2. Triny

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    Hi all

    I am on this thread because i want to buy the tx2500 and downgrade it to XP pro since most of the applications that i have run only on XP (checked to see if there were patches for vista but alas NO). Having said this, my first question is I have a spare XP Pro license (dont have the table PC 2005 edition) do i still need to buy the entire XP Pro Tablet 2005 edition or can i just buy the tablet PC Module (ie 2 nd CD that i keep reading about). This confusion was further enhanced by this http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_XP_Media_Center_Edition#Windows_XP_Tablet_PC_Edition where it states that "The Tablet PC version released in August 2004 (codenamed Lonestar) as part of Windows XP Service Pack 2. The 2005 edition is available as a service pack upgrade, or as a new OEM version" Also in the next line it says "Service Pack 2 for Windows XP includes Tablet PC Edition 2005 and is a free upgrade". Now do i still need to buy the entire tablet PC edition OS or is it that XP Pro + SP2 = tablet PC 2005? May be all the semantics on the different websites are throwing me off! Please help me understand. Thanks in advance to all that respond.
     
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  4. Arctic

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    thanks dude, i slip streamed those drivers and it worked fine. unfortunately i dont have a tablet edition key so im forced to use regular xp =[. oh well
     
  5. forrestsun

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    I am pretty sure if you install the sp2 on a xp pro it won't install the tablet components, only the existing tablet version will install the sp2 with tablet feature upgrades.
     
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    Thanks, that makes it clear. But can i just get CD2 (of the tablet PC edition) and try installing using the XP pro license that i have.....OR do you think i will need a new tablet PC edition key? I just dont want to waste the current XP Pro licence that i have.
     
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    DRTigerlilly Tablet Lead Mod (Retired) Super Moderator

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    No, you need an XP Tablet key for it to ask for the 2nd CD, even if you integrate both disks it will not use the tablet components, unless you use a tablet edition key
     
  8. agashka

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    Alright, i just updated my driver pack:
    http://tx2500z.googlepages.com/home

    I got 3 of out 4 buttons to work, and I wrote a small program to take care of the DVD & Media Center buttons.
    No Unknown device is showed, I got drivers for everything.

    The only thing left to do, looks like it gonna be to find new SATA drivers, as the one provided right now doesn't support S.M.A.R.T.

    I formatted my XP partition over 7 times in the lasts 24 hours to make sure everything works, but I cannot fix everything, so if anything doesn't work, please let me know.
     
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    Hello, i was wondering if someone can help me. I just recently purchased this tablet pc and i have tried to install xp on it. It seems that the ATI video drivers for XP is causing it to crash.

    At first i slipstreamed all the drivers into an XP CD with SP3 and tried to install it. It kept giving me a blue screen error with a message pertaining to ati2mtag.sys. I researched what ati2mtag.sys was and found that it is a part of the ATI Radeon HD 3200 graphics drivers (which should be the correct drivers).

    I managed to successfully install XP after I made a new slipstream without the ATI drivers. So my problem is, after the successful install i tried to re-install the drivers. Once again it gave me the ati2mtag.sys blue screen error. The drivers i used after the XP install are directly from the ATI Radeon Website for Windows XP.

    Note: I can access safe mode but once i try to reboot it gives me the same ati2mtag.sys error.
     
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    Okay... I am getting BSOD'ed on every attempt of installing. With an "0x0000007B"-message. I would suppose it is the HDD-controller that ïs behind that message. Beacuse I've tried the HDD on an other computer, xp install works fine there. I've tried other HDD's. Still BSOD'ing me.
    And yes, I have tried slipstreaming all drivers collected by agashka (thank you agashka!). Still just a blue screen.
    Have also tried F6 upon install-start. It asks for some weird .oem-file I don't have.

    So any other thoughts of what I could try? Any ideas would be much appriciated. =)
     
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