Windows 8 Drivers

Discussion in 'HP TouchSmart TM2 (Wacom)' started by Seketh, Mar 1, 2012.

  1. Seketh

    Seketh Moderator Moderator

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    Almost correct:

    1G TM2 - Last Generation Core 2 Duo.

    2G Tm2 - 1G Core i3/15.

    Anyway, has anyone found the right brightness settings using Leshcat Brighntess Resolver? I really didn't want to try the Windows 7 drivers and find out the correct brightness settings, I have the best performance ever with the 12.11 Beta 11.
     
  2. redsand426

    redsand426 Pen Pal - Newbie

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    I'm on stock driver and the brightness resolver is showing "0xf800" value for both the intel and ati gpu's (corei5/5450). But I was messing with the brightness values when I was on leshcat's beta 11, so I don't know if those are the default values or not. I never was able to get brightness fully working on the ati gpu w/ Leshcat's drivers.

    Regarding the graphics drivers, I just want to give my 2 cents. I find the stock drivers from HP (sp50550) work the best in terms of fan/heat/brightness control/battery life. I don't play games on the tm2, so I can't really comment on the 3D performance of HP vs Leshcat drivers, but my Windows Experience Index score is the same between HP and Leshcat drivers. I don't see a reason to update the graphics drivers from the stock HP to any of Leshcat's.

    To install the stock HP graphics drivers on Windows 8, just extract the drivers, close the ATI installer, open the extracted folder (sp50550), right click setup.exe and run the installer in win7 compatibility mode.

    BTW if anyone knows how to get win8 snap to work on our TM2's let me know! This is the only feature I wish we had. So far I think the tm2 was ahead of it's time :)
     
  3. Person264

    Person264 Pen Pal - Newbie

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    Anyone tried new 13.1 leshcat drivers? Leshcat
     
  4. redsand426

    redsand426 Pen Pal - Newbie

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    I've tested them out

    HP sp50550
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    Leshcat 13.1
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    Performance seems better than stock, but at the cost of brightness issues and a louder fan. I couldn't get the HDMI audio driver to install with the latest leshcat either. I'll test them a bit more to see how battery life goes
     
  5. Person264

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    Alright, thanks, when you say brightness issues do you mean you can't control brightness when using the HD 5450? Think that's probably a deal breaker for me, even though flash performance on 12.9 leshcat is terrible on ati
     
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    Anyone tried clean install of Leshcat’s Catalyst 13.1 WHQL UnifL V2.1
    Brightness issues finally fixed ? ?
     
  7. smithn.nc

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    Aside from using the stock HP drivers, does anyone know the last Leshcat drivers that work in Win8 including brightness _and_ wakeup from sleep? Video is one of the last reasons I keep getting annoyed with Windows 8 on my TM2T.
     
  8. b52hbuff

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    I'm glad that there are curious folks who have the time to figure this stuff out. ;) I wish I could play with this stuff, but real life just keeps getting in the way...

    Anyway, I wanted to ask if your fingerprint reader and password vault are working?

    How about battery issues? My understanding was that the video drivers were turning on both integrated and accelerated graphics adapters, with the result being more battery drain, more fan on time and more heat.

    Are these issues fixed?

    I have a Gen1 tm2t and a Gen2 tm2t with two copies of Win 8. Love to know these issues are addressed before I jump in.
     
  9. me8myself

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    The latest leshcatlabs drivers 13.3 still have the same no brightness control issues. Interestingly, he is getting the drivers digitally signed so there should be no need for enabling test signing mode in the future.
     
  10. Seketh

    Seketh Moderator Moderator

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    Also have them working, now waiting for 13.5 Beta 2.:p

    There seems to be a bug in the Intel drivers since about version ~2532 (the last official one). Internet Explorer, Office 2013 and other apps can crash if hardware acceleration is enabled....
     
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