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04-15-2010, 09:01 PM
I just inherited a tc1100 so i'm still pretty unfamiliar with everything but i heard windows 7 is better on tablets than xp??
anyway that led me to installing tiny 7 rev01 on it but when i followed these instructions (for normal W7) i had issues with the sound drivers not updating, no pen functions, and the q button didn't work. Apparently i'm missing the tabletpc.cpl file..
anyways, i'm just wondering if its even possible to use these OS's or do i need to stick to a full version or specifically windows XP tablet PC version..
I need enlightenment...!
04-15-2010, 09:23 PM
What instructions did you follow?
I would think that Tiny7 might not work because it is made up of only the essential parts of the Windows 7 OS. It might not have the tablet stuff in it.
04-15-2010, 10:42 PM
oops! i tried following this..
- i think you're right though =\ what would be the best route to go then? Go with windows 7? i still dont know how to get the tablet functions with it though..i thought you need windows xp tablet edition plus the upgrade from the ms site..=s
04-16-2010, 01:06 AM
Windows 7 has most of the tablet writing ability in it. You have to do a full new install and just follow the Wiki at the site that you used HERE (http://mobilepcwiki.com/mpc/index.php?title=HP/TC1100/Windows_7_Installation_Notes). If you have any problems just ask and I or someone will help you out. What all do you have in your TC1100? What speed CPU, How much Memory? I have been running Windows 7 for a while now and I think it's great. The only thing that does not work on the tablet is the AREO glass function in Windows 7.
04-16-2010, 06:21 AM
Ya Ya, what he said. Vista and Win7 have all the tablet functions built right in where in XP it was a special edition.
You will still need device specific drivers. Many of the Vista drivers are compatible with Win7 so you should be able to find what you need. The older video chips and drivers don't play well with the Win7 Aero effects so turn those off.
Max out your memory if you haven't already, then load up Win7 and don't look back.
pmatulew, ~70% of necessary drivers for this tablet install automatically during W7 setup process. As for the rest - I used old HP drivers from website.
Everything works, except Aero.
04-16-2010, 10:49 AM
so 7 runs better than xp? on of my friends keeps telling me that 7 is much more resource heavy than XP. But i've also heard from other tablet users that 7 is optimized? for tablets but they didn't really explain why.. so i was just curious because my tablet only has 512 ram and 1gh cpu so i was worried it wouldn't be enough for 7 to run well. I wasn't really planning on upgrading anything unless i really needed to..
i'll try 7 this weekend and see how it goes,
yawzer, as for me - W7 runs just like XP TE on TC1100. But additional features make W7 better.
I'd recommend to upgrade RAM, at least 1Gb for comfortable work even in XP, 2Gb preferred.
04-17-2010, 11:58 PM
ok so i snagged an extra 512 stick from friend, so i've got 1gig now =]
I'm following the wiki instructions posted earlier, but i'm having problems with the pc tablet button drivers.
downloaded the tablet pc button driver - sp24241.exe
-changed the compatibility and runs as administor
-extracted it to the default SWSetup folder,
-went to device manager and tried to update driver, pathed to SWSetup folder.. but then it says it can't find the driver...
-then i went and changed the setup.exe in the extracted folder and tried again but still no luck..
what am i doing wrong? =s
04-18-2010, 01:03 AM
Try what I did here. http://www.tabletpcbuzz.com/showthread.php?t=36942 This is part of the post:
You might have to also install the button driver SP24241 and make sure to install the video driver SP27014 I installed all of these in XP mode. I don't know if they have to be in XP mode but it all works. The only thing that does not work on my TC1100 with Windows 7 is the coming out of sleep mode. I turned off sleep mode and just use hibernate instead.
Hope this helps,
I will look tomorrow for a list that I made for installing Windows 7 on the TC1100. I have installed it on four different TC1100's and have had no problems. I did have problems on two units until I made some of these changes. I don't know if different units make a difference or not.
04-18-2010, 03:23 PM
so i downloaded that other driver and installed it successfully. There is still an unknown device that i can't update drivers for BUT the soft buttons and screen rotation work. So i'm just wondering is there anything else i would still be missing? what functions should be available when with successfully upgradeing pc tablet drivers?
yawzer, for the unknown device - try forceful install of card reader. But be careful - if it's not card reader - your system will die.
I had the same problem during the drivers install. And WU advised me to install their driver for that - installation of their driver caused black screen & reinstall of W7. Use old driver for that.
You can identify you hardware by googling vendor ID from properties of that hardware.
04-18-2010, 04:38 PM
Do you have the HP Diver disk? If so go into your Device Manager with the Driver CD in a drive click on the unknown device and install the driver and use the Browse My Computer and tell it to look for the driver on the Driver CD and Include Sub Folders and see if that finds it.
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