Windows 7 beta on the tx2500z

Discussion in 'Hewlett Packard' started by GreatWizard, Dec 29, 2008.

  1. Przemek

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    well, first problems - i wasnt able to get buttons working, any of them. instalation was followed by error message.

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  2. GreatWizard

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    I didn't try installing the DVD software buttons, since I never used em. I did install the Quick Launch buttons from HP's site for Vista and it worked with no trouble at all.
     
  3. Przemek

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    Ok, i just had an old install version on my sw setup folder. new version works fine, both ql and qp.

    Exploring further.

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  4. jigjig

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    I installed Windows 7 and lost all keyboard and touchscreen functionality... Anyone know why this is?
     
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    So, I'm thinking of removing the recovery partition, then expanding it to 16-20gigs, to finally install Windows 7 with a dual boot along side the original Vista install.

    I of course will make a few recovery DVDs first, and back up the entire partition to a WD Passport 500gb usb drive.

    I only have a retail 32bit Vista disc, so I can't do a clean install of Vista 64bit. This seems like a good alternative. And in August when the system expires, it would be a good time to start fresh again.
     
  6. be77solo

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    Sounds like a good plan to me... I've got a 40gb partition with it up and running well...

    So, my next question, is there a good way to share programs between the two OS installs? I like the idea of running 7, but also understand that I need to keep Vista for any possible issues, but don't really wanna have all my applications installed twice.. Would it be possible to share the applications between the two? I realize the registry would have to update for each, but the actual files themselves, safe to share?

    Maybe have a third partition for the programs? So, OS on C:, other on E:, and programs on F:? Something like that? Would that work or be worth trying? Dunno? Not a huge fan of dual booting, but do like 7, curious if that would work or be a waste of time setting up.

    Thanks

    EDIT: This is on the 500GB drive I've got installed.
     
  7. timothyb

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    I was wondering the same too. Especially for an Adobe Creative Suite that's a 15gig install. I was going to see if I installed it to the same exact location as I did with Vista in hope those files don't have any important files, and that any registry files and such would be in the OS, so that they can both share the same install location. It's a long shot.

    I also wonder if Adobe will consider that a 3rd computer. They only let you register it on two computers at once, and you can't run both at the same time. So if I install it on Vista as a 2nd computer, register it, then install it on Windows 7, even though the same machine, it may give me some kind of issue.
     
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    You can see the files you have in vista from win7 and vice versa. I just posted the instructions on how to do that here http://forum.tabletpcreview.com/showthread.php?t=23557&page=2 about an hour ago. from that thread:
    This makes the other partition show up just like another drive in your computer, so you can explore it run programs and whatever else you want to do with it
     
  9. jigjig

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    To those of you that put Windows 7 on this laptop, did you do a clean install, essentially getting rid of all the garbage that HP loaded on the laptop? I just upgraded to Win 7 from Vista and the laptop seems pretty slow. I haven't installed anything yet and uninstalled a lot of the stuff HP put on here. Would a clean format/install be better? Or is this a bad idea?
     
  10. heatlesssun

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    You should do a clean install. I got another physical drive to put Windows 7 on and its runs quite a bit better than Vista IMHO.

    I never do upgrade installs for any OS I install.
     
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