View Full Version : Windows 7 on HP Elitebook 2730p
06-27-2009, 12:25 AM
Has anyone tried putting Windows 7 on an HP Elitebook 2730p? Is there anything that doesn't work? I'm pretty happy with my install of Vista, but I wanted to see about installing the groundbreaking OS...
07-25-2009, 03:45 AM
bump for this, as I'm keen to install Win7 RC as soon as I buy the laptop, and then jump up to the full install when needed.....
07-25-2009, 07:19 AM
So happy to see this thread already going. So I passed up the woot! on the 2710p earlier this week and wound up ordering a new 2730p. Now I, too, am struggling to decide whether or not to leave the Windows Vista Business (32-bit) install on it or migrate to Windows 7. There do not seem to be a lot of 2700-series owners here. Most of the HP thread is filled with topics on the TC1000/1100, one of which I owned back in the day. Most other places I have gone for help are filled with tx2000-series owners. I will use the tablet for work, and think I will have a window this weekend to migrate from my current Motion LE1600 to the 2730p. But do I want to install Win7 RC now and then have to do another install after the release later this year? I am considering running either (Vista Bus or Win7 RC) and then just waiting until the end of the year, at the holiday break, to change over to the official release of Win7. I am currently running the RC (build 7100) on my main tower. I just figured out how to get my Sprint Sierra Wireless 598U running in Win7 last night on a co-worker's laptop I was setting up, so I am pretty stoked about the possibility of going to Win7 on a tablet. I guess I oughtta ask, how long did anyone run the Vista Bus versions that came on their 2710's/2730's? Were there glaring issues and has going to Win7 (specifically in the inking department) made a marked improvement? Thanks for any help, and I hope this added content is beneficial to the original thread. My own questions seemed close enough that it did not make sense to start a disparate discussion. Glad to be amongst my 2700 brethren by the way. Hope I made the right choice. - Vr/Z..>>
08-26-2009, 12:56 AM
Inking in 7 on the 2710 is beautiful.. just beautiful. accuracy is way high and they added new functions for editing inked stuff that should have been there from the getgo back in xpt.
also 7 is a lot faster than vista i find. Im running RC1 64bit on my 2710 with 4gb of ram and a 32gb runcore pro IV ssd and the machine flies..
on standard hdd it was a little slow to load up and get everything open, but leaving my apps open solved that, and never hibernating/shutting down. just suspend.
vista took 3 hours to patch and get all installed right where windows 7 worked out of box with everything in my 2710. all i needed was the hp quick launch button software and wacom pressure sensitivity drivers. inking worked but no pressure in drawing programs.
I find the taskbar has been made a lot more tablet and touch pc friendly overall and the os just feels nice to use with my pen.
I cant speak for your 2730's but they are similar units so it should work just as well, or better for you =).
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