Updated TM2 Drivers and Software (Updated 5/1/2010)

Discussion in 'HP TouchSmart TM2 (Wacom)' started by corecomps, Feb 16, 2010.

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  1. corecomps

    corecomps OSX86 User

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    THe broadcom model is the better one. I'm just flustered that a $1000-1500 laptop would have different components based on where you buy it. Typical for the sub $500 models for cost reasons but pretty crappy that I can't really know what hardware I'm going to get.
     
  2. Oliver Beyer

    Oliver Beyer Scribbler - Standard Member

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    Could you eleborate why you need to do this? Because I looked into the drivers and found that the HP ATI driver already contains the Intel drivers. Driver components for the GMA are included and after simply installing the HP-ATI driver, everything including the entire Intel GPU-Settings-Suite is there and working.

    Besides, what do you need that multitouch driver for? Multitouch works on mine out of the box and those drivers linked by you don't even install giving only errors when trying to install them.
     
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  4. corecomps

    corecomps OSX86 User

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    Oliver, for many advanced users including myself, the upgraded drivers offer new features, faster operation, less bugs etc. The drivers that HP posts on their website are often out of date immediately on release because they go through a longer certification process and then get bundled into the image that comes with your PC. As you can imagine this process occurs long before your PC gets on the shelf of your local store.

    Also for others (like myself) we want to reload our PC's immediately with our own versions of the OS. HP's site didn't have all the drivers for us to download.

    Hope this helps you understand a little better.
     
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    eckie Pen Pal - Newbie

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    Hi, has anyone been able to download the updated drivers from HP? Every time I try I get the message "Firefox can't establish a connection to the server at ftp.hp.com" (not having any better luck from IE either)
     
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    working just fine for me.... here is a direct link to one for testing:

    ftp://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp47001-47500/sp47422.exe

    If you are on a corporate/public network, they might be blocking ftp access or you have some other issue with ftp access on your computer. I guess another option would be if your DNS is having issues....
     
  7. Oliver Beyer

    Oliver Beyer Scribbler - Standard Member

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    @corecomps: I consider myself an advanced user (been working with PCs since the days of the 286 CPU) and usually do install driver manually via inf etc. I usually do clean installs of the OS on my system and keep the drivers updated.

    However I'm uncertain about this hybrid driver. The driver package from HP contains both drivers to make the GPU switching workable. You can't simply install a more modern Intel one first and then 'update' it with the hybrid driver from HP that has older components. That's never a good idea and usually results in a huge mess.

    What I would do if I could, is take a newer Intel driver and a newer ATI driver and install them seperately. But I have not tried that because I don't know how the hybrid switching reacts to that and if the switching even works after doing that.

    But to advise people to install a newer driver for parts of the GPU system and then install an older driver right on top for everything is not a very 'advanced' way of doing things.
     
  8. corecomps

    corecomps OSX86 User

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    :eek:
    I never advised anything of the sort. The only non HP driver I direct people to install is the ATI Drivers 10.2 update and I clearly told people to install that after the provided Intel and AMD drivers from HP's site. BTW, Multitouch works but it's the generic input device driver from microsoft after a clean rebuild not manufacturer specific.

    After the update I got .1 gaming (0 desktop) improvement on my windows 7 score so there is value.

    To Oliver's point however I'll add a declaimer suggesting that any driver updates are at the risk of the user and my advice is not an endorsement from HP or others on the forum.

    I maintain this list for the good of the forum, nothing more.
     
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    I've updated the main thread to highlight the fact that the suggestion is to *first* install all HP drivers before updating.
     
  10. Oliver Beyer

    Oliver Beyer Scribbler - Standard Member

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    @corecomps: I not mean to criticise you. If it sounded that way, I do apologize. I read that somewhere around here stating you have should install the Intel and the HP driver on top. I found that a bit dangerous to do because the that would mix older driver components into the newer Intel one.

    I's a bit problematic that HP offer Intel and Hybrid drivers because if you're having the hybrid solution, the Intel driver components are already in the ATI package. The Intel only driver package from HP's site however has newer components.

    That's why I was a bit worried. Installing the HP-Intel-driver first and then the HP-ATI-driver ontop would mix the differnt Intel driver components of different versions.

    But I must admit that the TM2 is my first device with a hybrid solution and I'm simply not sure what you can do with that driverwise and what you can't do. On my older systems there was only one GPU and using a newer driver from the GPU manufacturer was never an issue. But I don't know how it affects the hybrid switching if you install newer drivers from either manufacturer on top of the HP-hybrid-driver.

    I can't install the NextWindow 1590 Touch Screen Driver on my TM2 though. I only get an error and the driver is not installable on mine - setup gives the error and pointing to the inf doesn't work either. Not sure why that is.
     
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