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Discussion in 'HP TouchSmart TM2 (Wacom)' started by bakalove, Sep 11, 2010.

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  1. bakalove

    bakalove Pen Pal - Newbie

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    hey guys im getting my new hp tm2t from ebay on tuesday and im wondering if everyone can answer a few questions

    1. Whats the best screen protector that works best with multitouch (if its anti-glare thatd be cool)

    2. Is there a nice pen replacement that i could buy?(2 buttons would be epic)

    3.what crap ware should i delete when i get it?

    4. Any other good tips and suggestions to buy with the tablet?
     
  2. Tiezep

    Tiezep technology enthusiast

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    when you get it you should just do a clean install of win7.

    seriously, no one should be stuck with an OEM build of windows (oh the horror)

    anyway, you can download a disc legally here and use the key your computer came with
    LEGAL Windows 7 Download Links (Just like Vista before!!!)

    I don't own a tm2, so I can't answer your other questions, but here you go,
    -Tyler
     
  3. nathanbarlow

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    ooorr you can do a recovery to the basic windows installation (no crapware/bloatware/adware)

    honestly there is soo much specialised hardware - doing a COMPLETELY clean install would require updating drivers via HP....= a hassle...


    i havent found a screen protector yet - still looking. Anti Glare whilest not going grainy is my aim - need to do some researching.

    pen wise - any wacom brand pen will definetley work - there is a thread in the TM2 forum on a particualr one. I find the stock one is brilliant for handwriting, but not so good for art (not sensitive enough for pressure range) of course the less variable pressure is good for handwriting.

    crapware - i did a recovery installation, and it gets rid of **** like office demo, hp games, and all the bloatware. yet retains specialised software like PaintIt! and TouchSmart (however, im probably gonna get rid of touchscmart, now that I have RainMaker)

    i would highly suggest getting the HP dock - i didnt do this with my old hp laptop, and regretting it when they stopped selling it. Thats on my buy-soon list. Other one is a bag for 12.1 inch laptops. GET LOADS OF PADDING/PROTECTION. this is also on my -buy-soon list. Lol i bankrupted myself buying my spec'd out tm2, which was followed by car repairs (grr)
     
  4. Tiezep

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    if you image the computer right out the box with HP's recovery partition you will still get all the bloat ware. (it's pre-installed with the image)

    you can easily download all the drivers for it using windows update or from HP's site (windows update installs them too)

    manually download and install your graphics driver though, you always want the most up to date version

    A clean install of windows 7 without all that crapware is just so much quicker than the OEM build, so this recommendation is just so you get the performance you pay for,
    - Tyler
     
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    mate - the recovery partition has no bloatware. unless you consider full programs by HP for the TM2 as bloatware. By bloatware i mean the ms office demo, the hp games (which require internet subscription) the links to websites etc. none of that is on the recoevery image.

    If say you dont want ANY OF HP's software liketouchsmart, or HP software like Lightscribe pre-installed.... sure go for a straight win7 install. otherwise, i would go with the recovery, then uninstall one or two things (like me with touchsmart)
     
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