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01-09-2009 08:17 AM
I have had the touchsmart for just under 2 years -one of the unlucky first few to get it...- and am frankly at the end of my teather with it. I even have problems with the typing!
I have decided to give it a last shot rather than swiftly get rid of it on ebay, and load windows xp on a last ditch attempt to sort it out and keep it.
I have windows XP on disc as I still use it with my vaio laptop, but would not be doing anything unless I had clear instructions (do not want to make things more difficult than they already are).
Anyone has instructions for it please?
At the moment, it is running on Vista Home Premium and even the same brand HP All-in-One (7210) printer thar the PCWorld salesman sold me at the same time(Feb07) stating it will be "fully compatible" with the touchsmart, does not run all functions properly (another issue I tried to resolve separately)!!!
01-10-2009 01:04 AM
Assuming that you have a legal copy of Windows XP that you could install on the Touchsmart, it would have to be tablet edition to get any functionality out of it. In other words, regular xp will not enable any touch functionality. Personally, I would be more inclined to install Vista Home Premium from scratch, than trying to fight and put xp on it.
Wish you luck.
01-18-2009 02:16 PM - edited 01-18-2009 02:19 PM
I feel your pain about Vista. I bought 2 Touchsmart computers and these are my first with Vista.
I have had an innumerable number of problems with Vista, as I imagine you have. Of course, HP is of no help whatsoever, and Microsoft won't help us since Vista was OEM installed.
As far as XP, it is far superior in EVERY way to Vista, but I don't have a tablet PC version and I refuse to spend another dime on this Touchsmart, SO, the touchsmart sits gathering dust (mostly) and I am using my 4 year old XP machine.
It's amazing, my 4 year old machine does almost everything faster than the touchsmart which HP advertises as blazing or lightening fast speed.
Good luck !
What was I thinking when I bought an HP ?
Oh yea, I wasn't !
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