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06-25-2007, 11:34 AM
I recently won a TC1100 on eBay and with all the excellent instructions from this forum's members, upgrading the memory to 2 gb and changing out the hard drive was a snap! I would like to set up the hard drive as dual boot, allowing me to have both XP and Vista OS on board. Would it be simpler to have XP loaded first with all the functions working and then upgrade to Vista and have it install on the other partition? Or install a full version of Vista then install XP? I received all the software with the exception of no recovery discs included. After formatting the new hard drive and partitioning it, I attempted to install the Windows XP CD but halfway through it asks for the second CD which to sum things up could not get the Driver Recovery CD to run the setup program and none of the functions would work. So, can anyone advise me which way I should proceed with Vista or XP? Thanks
06-25-2007, 11:58 AM
I'd try getting XP running first.
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"Have your serial number available, the call center representative will take the required information and will ship the CDís at a nominal charge (latest reports on this - approximately $10). The CDís would contain the applications/drivers that are loaded on to our systems including Win XP Tablet Edition. "
I've had better luck with dual booting when I install Vista - second.
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06-28-2007, 06:32 AM
Thanks for the info. Didn't realize HP had the disk(s) I was looking for but spent a few bucks extra from eBay and received the software yesterday. Installing XP was easier than I thought especially if one had the correct software in the first place. Now waiting for Vista to arrive and that's when the fun starts. Will let you know how everything comes together.
07-07-2007, 03:37 PM
Everything is up and working and now my TC1100 is dual bootable with Windows XP and Windows Vista. I successfully installed the upgrade version of Vista (eBay seller was not clear on the auction about the version of Vista). Used the info from Mobile PC Wiki to install all of the drivers and updates from Microsoft and resolved the WLAN and nVidia issues. I'm able to switch screen rotation from portrait to landscape from the Q Menu. Make sure you read PC Wiki before installing Vista especially when it comes to upgrading the BIOS.
07-15-2007, 06:49 PM
Does the screen rotation work using the rotation button?
07-16-2007, 04:54 PM
Just checked the rotation button and the screen didn't change from portrait to landscape after powering up. Had to use the Q Menu to switch modes. Then I remembered that there was a Wacom ISD HID Minidriver update that I didn't install because it was optional (from Windows Update). I had nothing to lose so I went ahead and did the install and rebooted. Well, you wouldn't believe it but now the rotation button works as well as the other two. Give it a try and let me know if it works for you.
07-17-2007, 11:28 AM
Thanks, thats how it worked for me using an upgrade version of Vista on my 1st TC1100. The 2nd one I started with a fresh drive and a full version of Vista Home Premium and loaded all the drivers. Interesting to note that 2 of the 3 buttons work OK and I did not get a recommended update from Windows Update for the Wacom driver, also the driver version is the same version number on both units. Maybe XP Tablet edition and a Vista upgrade is the way to go.
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