Vista beta 2 up and running on the TC1100

WinVista_v_ThumbThis afternoon – whilst on conference calls – I cloned my old 40GB disk onto a new 100GB one and installed Vista beta 2 on my TC1100. The experience seems significantly improved compared to my previous attempts.  I had to install the XP versions of button driver and Q menu to get anything like a decent experience.  In my first hour of playing around I have noticed the following issues:

  • The keyboard, journal and orientation buttons are not working.  However I can change orientation from the Q menu so that’s no big deal
  • I don’t appear to have any bluetooth support, I have tried installing the XP drivers
  • Searching and folder view changes still take a while,  hopefully that gets better as the indexes build

I haven’t installed much software so far, but its been a good experience:

  • Maxthon
  • Lotus Notes 6.5.2 (integrated login doesn’t seem to work)
  • Foxit Acrobat Reader
  • Synergy (doesn’t work when the user account protection dialog opens up, but works fine after you clock allow)
  • OneNote 2007
  • Office 2007
  • Roboform
  • VistabootPro
  • FeedDemon 2
  • eWallet
  • Kcorp pre-n wireless network card drivers

The nVidia drivers and network card drivers were updated using windows update

Steve Richards

I'm retired from work as a business and IT strategist. now I'm travelling, hiking, cycling, swimming, reading, gardening, learning, writing this blog and generally enjoying good times with friends and family

5 Responses

  1. Anonymous says:

    Hi, I’m using a HP TC1100 too, and got Vista installed. I’m just wondering how you managed to get your Wireless LAN working… The driver just won’t install on mine, timing out each time.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Actually I don’t remember installing a driver. Although I don’t use the built in wireless. I did install a driver for my PC Card wireless that I use, that seemed to hang, but after a reboot it worked fine so it must have hung at some point after the install.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Hi was the wireless card a KCorp card by any chance?

    I tried to install it on mine but it had no result.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Hi, yes it was kCorp. In the end I got it working by skipping the installation programme and running the driver install directly, I don’t remember whether I needed to run it with compatibility set to XPSp2.

  5. Anonymous says:

    You need to install the windows vista driver made by intel directly. I have the 2100 card. Here is a link to the download page on intel’s site. If the link doesn’t work, go to intel’s site and search for the 2100 card driver for windows vista.

    http://downloadcenter.intel.com/confirm.aspx?httpDown=http://downloadmirror.intel.com/11918/eng/Intel(R)PROWireless21_125836.zip&agr=N&ProductID=944&DwnldId=11918&strOSs=All&OSFullName=All%20Operating%20Systems&lang=eng

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