View Full Version : Is this possible to install windows xp tablet edition on this specific one?
01-24-2004, 04:47 AM
Hi, I recently got my hands on a tablet pc
Is this possible to install windows xp tablet edition on this specific one? will everything work , especially the pen?
furtermore, I was planning to upgrade the hd. Is it possible to put a 20gb w/ 5400rpm init? or will it produce to much heat?
can the processor be changed?
hope you can help me, dogomowahjii
01-24-2004, 05:46 AM
If your tablet has a passive touch screen (responds to fingers, any plastic stylus, etc.), you're out of luck, sorry. XP Tablet is made for, and will work only with, tablets with active digitizers (requires a specific pen with Wacom licensed technology to communicate and work with digitizer on tablet).
XP Tablet cannot be bought, however, in any event. It is only sold pre-installed on a Tablet PC (that is, unless you are a MSDN subscriber).
01-24-2004, 09:29 AM
since you did not specify the make/model of your "tablet pc", no one can give absolute positively accurate answer BUT I suspect that Yvilla is dead on. If your 'tablet' is not one that was manufactured and released after Oct 2003, it will not work. To use MS XP tablet edition you must have certain hardware requirements at are ONLY found on the tablets made for it. MS XP pc edition is NOT available for purchase as yvilla states. I am afraid you are out of luck. but the first generation tablets..those sold with the OS preinstalled... are getting cheaper and some can be had for under 1K.. good luck
Actually he did list his model, a 3400, and it's in the Fujitsu forum. ;)
We loaded the Tablet edition on a 3500 and a P600 at work 'for the hell of it', and as yvilla informed you, you will not get the full functionality that is gained on a tablet built for the OS.
As far as the hard drive, we've upgraded some of our units with 20s and 40s with no ill effects.
The proc in these units is not socketed as I remember, so no upgrade path there I'm afraid.
In my experience, your best bet is to max the ram (256 on that unit if I recall correctly) and load Win2K back on it and use Pen Office to add some functionality like writing anywhere on the screen, macros, etc. These are still very functional and fun units, especially when you add a wifi card. Accessories are getting cheap as well.
I run a C500 (smaller tablet, but same basic internals) installed in my truck for moving map GPS, etc, so if you have any questions just shoot me a PM via the board. Nothing wrong with owning an older tablet, they make a great first step into tablet technology!
01-25-2004, 01:17 AM
thx for your help.. I will settle with my w2k for now then...
10-11-2004, 01:34 PM
Sorry I couldn't reply sooner, I just joined the forum...
I am running a 3400 with WIN XP Tablet installed and it runs fine. I am using the Fujitsu Win 2000 drivers. I would recommend that you use those drivers instead of the ones that Windows installs as the video driver will not allow th use of the pen. When I loaded the Fujitsu video driver, my pen worked fine in landscape and portrait positions.
Hope this helps.
"Anything can be fixed if you have a large enough hammer"
10-18-2004, 12:11 PM
I have a chance to purchase a Fujitsu 3500 with many, many extras for around $450.oo in very good condition, my question is, is it worth it? I'm needing a Tablet PC that can also be used as my desktop (this unit has the docking station), go wireless ( I have a WiFi card), but take notes at meetings. I also have a Sotec notebook PC that I use, but want a tablet also. Thoughts please?
10-18-2004, 02:22 PM
I purchased mine for $250.00 with CD-ROM docking station Floppy and the carrying bag on Ebay. The seller "Market2Market" seems to have a lot of them. Make sure that the screens are not scratched and that they haven't been abused. Mine was in great shape and even the battery holds a good charge.
10-30-2004, 09:50 AM
"I am running a 3400 with WIN XP Tablet installed"
How did you get the Win XP Tablet installed on your 3400? Since Microsoft does not sell the OS separately yet, I would guess that you either:
1) got a pre-release copy by joining MSDN
2) bought the OS from one of the Tablet PC manufacturers (if so, which one?)
3) Had another Tablet PC with the OS installed and made a disc image that you transferrred to the 3400
4) Put your 3400 HDD into your other Tablet PC, installed the system from the backup installation CD you had for the other Tablet PC, and then moved it back to the 3400
5) Somehow were able to obtain a backup installation CD from another tablet PC and make it run and install on the Stylistic
6) Installed the regular version of XP on the Stylistic, and then somehow moved tablet PC components onto the Stylistic from another Tablet PC or from one of the supplied CD's.
7) found a disc image on the internet somewhere or thought of some other way of doing this.
I would really like to get this running on my 3400, and I would be happy to buy the OS direct from Microsoft, but am told by my Microsoft patients that it probably won't be released for a while. Can you give me a hint or suggestion as to how to accomplish what you have done?
11-07-2004, 04:35 AM
I did purchase the Stylistic 3500, so I'm now the proud owner of my first Tablet PC, but I too would like to put Tablet XP on my unit. I'm already maxed out with the 256 meg of Ram, and plan on upgrading the HD in the future. Sooooo.... if there is a step-by-step Tablet XP install, Please Share, and where can I get a copy of Tablet XP?
11-11-2004, 02:19 AM
My first tablet, my first post, my goodness!
I bought a stylistic 3400 on ebay for a few bux, seems to be a nifty little fella.
It came with a 6 gig HD,192 meg, win nt, and all seemed good. until i stepped in...
i pulled out the hd, and slapped in my 12 gig from an aging ibm thinkpad 600x. it had windows xp on it, but the tablet would not accept it.
after many hours and aggravation, using a backpack cd drive, floppies, and voodoo, i finally got windows xp installed on the thing.
around midnight last night, i got the pen to work -- i had to load, remove, reload the pen driver. so, now i've got a pen tablet working.
here are some problems, and i'd be greatful for any help:
1) the sound driver just isn't taking -- win xp doesn't like the stock, or fujitsu sound driver, so i get a yellow arrow under device manager and can't get the sound to work (ironically, it worked fine under my win 2k install, which i then upgraded to xp...
2) i seem to have lost my on screen keyboard. it's my belief that's bios-based, so i don't know how to get xp to accept.
3) i have one or two unknown devices -- i don't know what they are, and neither does windoze.
i thought about re-installing the hard disk, hopefully my wifi card will work with nt, and then copy the drivers and possibly the winnt subdirectory to another machine, then slapping the xp hd in and copying those files back, and then trying to let xp automatically install.
will that work? or does anyone have a better way? i'd be very grateful for any help.
Also, i understand pen office is a near necessity -- any other must have apps? i actually have a specialized use i want this for (electronic sketchpad, wifi to projector, and also wifi to printer, or i may sell it on e-bay, but if the specialized apps are really phenomenal that may persuade me to use it as one of my daily drivers...thanks so much for any help!
07-10-2007, 03:36 AM
I've had a Fujitsu ST3400 for about a year now.
When I got it the screen drivers stopped working about 4 days later and I could not find much info on them.
I then quite luckily found Fujitsu dealer in the States who could supply a full hard drive with Win 98 SE and all the drivers installed for $36 inc postage. I have since lost all the detail on these dealers.
This was great and I then manage to use the drivers on the new drive and install them on the old drive.
I did this because there was Ocean Navigation software already installed on the Tablet when I got it, but no Disks!.
My question is: Is it easy to upgrade from 98 to Win 2K without loosing the software installed or am I stuck with 98 SE?
thanks in advance
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