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10-29-2009 05:34 AM
Thank you very much, I see what you mean, much appreciated. Another couple of questions please, would these be compatible with Windows 7, if not are there updates for them available? If I re-install all the Touchsmart Center apps, would I still be able to use Windows 7's own touch screen application?
10-29-2009 08:11 AM
Thanks to all!
I did I fresh install. Updated the drivers and recovered my files (pictures, email, etc) from my Mozy.com backup.
My machine runs MUCH faster and LOVE the window changes/improvements in Win7.
10-29-2009 08:28 AM - edited 10-29-2009 08:31 AM
Well Done Sylvia and thanks for your feedback, good to know that your system is running better now, mine is too except for losing my HP Smart Center, which I hope I can restore with help from this forum.
What do you mean a fresh install? Was this after you had installed Windows 7 the first time?
I now just love Windows 7!
10-29-2009 08:40 AM
11-02-2009 12:58 PM
How did you do a clean install.
I tried booting from disc but i get an error 10 minutes through the windows 7 install.
Do I need everything updated on vista before a clean install.
Would like to get windows 7 clean installed. I have 64bit vista
11-03-2009 09:45 AM
a clean install means that you boot from dvd win 7 setup disk, select custom install and use the option to install win 7. this will format your c: drive, all data and installed programs will be lost. i have also got win 7 rtm disks and not the hp upgrade disk - i do not know if the hp upgrade disks have the option for a clean install.
if you know why the upgrade hangs, u might want to uninstall what ever is causing the hang and try again the upgrade. symantec would be a candidate
11-03-2009 12:14 PM
Jim thanks for the response figured it out last night I had a bad dvd drive I had a hunch cause it was making funny grinding noises and vibrating. I have the upgrade windows 7 so i loaded it on a usb stick and booted from there with a clean install. it installed very fast.
Now I will need a little help getting some hp programs back from the d: partition hows the touchsmart software on windows 7. Was it easy to get from the partition. I read that you did that. any other worthy programs i should try to install back from the d: partition. I basically did a clean install to give me a nice fresh copy without all the extras hp installs.
11-03-2009 03:21 PM
11-04-2009 01:40 PM - edited 11-04-2009 04:53 PM
I got everything working good i recoved the files from my d: partition. Do you or anyone know if i can recover the hp touchsmart wallpaper the (black one i think ) is that on the d: partition and if so where do i look. If not could someone send me a link of a download for it .
in touchsmart software under personalize i do not see any area that lets you choose to start or turn off touchsmart when computer is turned on.
There used to be that option where is that now
how do i get volume dispay back on screen. keyboard volume functions but no more volume display on screen
11-06-2009 01:46 PM
Can't help with backgrounds, however, for your OSD stuff and alike, download the HP Vista x64 driver and again using winrar extract the exe and run the setup.exe. That got my OSD and touchsmart start button working...