Windows 7 beta on the tx2500z

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  1. DRTigerlilly

    DRTigerlilly Tablet Lead Mod (Retired) Super Moderator

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    @ Przemek you could partition your hard drive & do a dual boot

    Touch & pen should install drivers by default, but understand that this is beta software, furthermore unreleased beta software. It is likely you will have problems installing programs/oem software/ hardware buttons etc which will affect your functionality.

    I get that everyone is excited about the new OS, but realize that you are using an unfinished product.
     
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    Yup, on my Centrino 1.6 with 1.25 Gb of RAM Vista struggles even when not running any apps... But Windows 7 works at least as fast as XP, even working normally (browsing the web, using Office, etc.).

    They say the requirements for 7 will be the same as Vista, but in practice they seem to be lower!
     
  3. Przemek

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    Ok, I have separate partition for that, Vista is on C:

    Could anybody guide me what to do next ? :)

    Boot from cd or start install from vista loaded?

    P.
     
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    You could do either.
     
  5. GreatWizard

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    like drTigerLilly said you can do either. I installed it from inside Vista to the 13GB HP restore partition because I didn't want to repartition my HDD specifically for that. When Win7 beta comes out officially though I will remove Vista and install Win7 as main OS. Already in beta it's much better then Vista for a non gaming laptop.
     
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    Today I'll use it for the first time in class, but from using it on battery at home I must say that I don't see as much background junk processing and it seems to run much cooler.

    -Great Wizard
     
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    Ok, I installed it and runs really smoothly.

    Only thing I needed to install is fingerpring reader and digital persona soft. Other things works ok. So far not tried to install ATI drivers or button driver, because i didnt need that. I will try soon for sure.

    Performance is good, it gets about 10-15% of cpu and 15-25 of RAM (vista took 30%cpu and 45% of ram), but hinestly, I didnt try clean vista install, so I cant tell if its system of bloatware.

    Office runs faster than on vista, webbrowsing without any differences.

    Will post more when I notice :)

    P.
     
  8. csz

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    Would windows 7 work as good in a tx2000 ?

    I had to add a vbs script to vista in order to make the systray icons appear after installing SP1...
     
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    See no reasons why it shouldn't. Install it in dual boot and see if you like it.
     
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    Windows 7 works great on my tx2000.
     
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