Windows 7 on TC1100... Very impressed

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  1. Menneisyys

    Menneisyys Pen Pal - Newbie

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    Also tested with the latest Vista driver (178.24_geforce_winvista_32bit_english_whql.zip) with the driverheaven.net “Mobility Modder” hack ( http://driverheaven.net/nvmodtool.php ). A no go - not even orientation changing is supported.
     
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    I’ve also very thoroughly tested the laptopvideo2go driver hack mentioned at http://www.tabletpcbuzz.com/showthread.php?t=36154&page=2 and explained at http://www.laptopvideo2go.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=9547 . I’ve downloaded 84.43 from http://www.driverheavendownloads.ne...ile=84.xx/84.43_forceware_winxp2k_english.zip ( linked from http://www.driverheavendownloads.net/nvidia.htm ) and let it decompress itself to under c:\NVIDIA (of course, it couldn’t install as it’s incompatible with the system). I’ve replaced the INF file (after changing the two (!) occurrences of Rotateflag in the file from 4 to 0x40) and, after renaming, I’ve copied the DLL file to the same directory. After this, I’ve run setup.exe in the same c:\NVIDIA\some subdirectory as an administrator.

    It didn't really work – I couldn’t find any difference from the stock HP driver (also installed as Administrator, in XP SP2 compatibility mode). While it does support rotation (unlike the standard, stock driver installed by Win7 by default), it also crashes on D3D / movie playback with a nv4_mini.sys BSOD (page fault in nonpaged area).

    BTW, does anyone know if Tablet PC buzz doesn’t any more accept registrations? I’ve tried to register twice, I’ve never received any activation e-mail; that is, I can’t post there.
     
  3. toddgaines

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    I also have Windows 7 installed and working on my tc1100, and am also having video driver issues. The default ones work okay, but video playback sucks with them. The xp drivers from HP worked extremely well for about 30 seconds before locking up. I am really hoping drivers are made for this tablet, other than video playback, the OS works amazing.
     
  4. oscarchd

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    1 option, dont play movie? lol!
     
  5. Menneisyys

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    Some additional remarks:

    1, SD card support:
    - If you let it auto-install the driver when you insert a <=1 GB card, it&#8217;ll work until you reboot your machine. After you do reboot the TC1100, it won&#8217;t work even with <=1 GB cards &#8211; inserting them will result in an immediate crash. The same will happen if you insert >1GB card in the slot even before the first reboot &#8211; they&#8217;ll freeze the TC1100 for the time the cards are in (but not later &#8211; unlike after reboots).

    I&#8217;ve played quite a bit with trying to find and remove the driver, TI UltraMedia_sd, from the system &#8211; in vain. There&#8217;s no such driver in Device Manager; removing the similar-named System Devices / TI UltraMedia Firmware Loader Device didn&#8217;t help; neither did PCMCIA Adapters/Texas Instruments PCI-1620&#8230;. I&#8217;ve even run some very thorough searches in the file system under \Windows to find the driver that is installed and needs to be removed so that the subsequent card insertion can trigger the automatic reinstall (and working of the card until the next reboot) but in vain. I&#8217;ve even run searches for .inf files with &#8216;UltraMedia&#8217; &#8211; no success. All I&#8217;ve found was references to the above-mentioned System Devices / TI UltraMedia Firmware Loader Device. Removing the instance that could be removed (that is, not the one in the driver repository) didn&#8217;t help.

    The XP SD driver (sp29116.exe) doesn&#8217;t help &#8211; the card remains invisible if you install it, unlike with the driver that is auto-installed first time you insert a compatible card.

    2, Wacom pressure sensitivity support: as with XP, the factory driver available at the official HP download page doesn&#8217;t support pressure sensitivity. You must download the XP driver from HERE http://www.wacom.com/tabletpc/driver.cfm?CFID=10184771&CFTOKEN=19032496 (if the link doesn&#8217;t work, go HERE http://www.wacom.com/productsupport/select.cfm and select Tablet PC from the left and Windows XP from the right list). (I&#8217;ve used XP SP2 compatibility mode and installed it as an administrator.)

    I&#8217;ve tested it work with Corel Painter X, in Edit / Preferences / Bush Tracking. With a non- pressure sensitive (HP) driver, the lowermost two sliders will remain the same, no matter how much hard you press the pen on the screen on the scrap field; with the Wacom driver, they&#8217;ll move just like the uppermost sliders. (Photoshop users should take a look at http://www.wacom.com/tips/photoshop.cfm , should they not know how pressure sensitivity can be utilized. A not that interesting video is at http://lucky13.deviantart.com/art/Tablet-and-Pen-Pressure-Movie-6478541 )

    3, the only &#8220;Unknown device&#8221; you&#8217;ll see are the buttons &#8211; everything else will be found online after install. This means you&#8217;ll only need to install the video driver (don&#8217;t forget to disable acceleration to at least D3D levels!), Q Menu and the button drivers of the official HP drivers &#8211; nothing else. And, of course, the Wacom driver from the Wacom folks (and NOT the HP ones!), should you need pressure sensitivity.

    4, make absolutely sure you backup your stuff from time to time. I&#8217;ve collected my W7 remarks in a plain text file edited by Total Commander&#8217;s built-in editor. Once, after a reboot, it just disappeared &#8211; a day&#8217;s worth of remarks have been gone. This would never have happened under XP. That is, be extra cautious.
     
  6. Menneisyys

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    I&#8217;ve done the same to ForceWare 93.71 WHQL (http://www.nvidia.com/object/winxp_2k_93.71_2.html as it&#8217;s the last driver to support the GeForce 4 MX series, according to the page at http://www.nvidia.com/Download/index.aspx?lang=en-us ) &#8211; a no-go either.

    Note that I haven&#8217;t tested GeForce Release 179 for Notebooks (see http://www.nvidia.com/object/geforce_notebook_winxp_179.28_beta.html ) - did anyone check them out?
     
  7. alan sh

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    Anyone noticed that Windows mail seems to be missing. Or is it just my installation.

    Alan
     
  8. toddgaines

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    Yeah, Microsoft decided to strip out a bunch of stuff from windows 7, including mail, movie maker and photo gallery. They can still be downloaded and installed, they just didn't want to package them with the OS so that they could roll out 7 faster, and put some work into improving those products on a seperate timeline.
     
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    Yea, you can get them all from windows live.

    They had to remove them to avoid another anti-trust lawsuit.
    Now we just need to hope they'll remove Internet explorer. Seems like the next logical step.
     
  10. chronage

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    Registration there works. Are you using gmail? The activation email goes straight to your spam box :p.
     
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