Im thinking on buying a new HDX18t with a quad core extreme processor. Is it possible to configure these units with XP? HP seems to offer only native Vista Drivers though I thinki as long as all hardware is probably identified it can be possible to find all the necessary drivers for XP.
I am starting this thread, because there was good information over in the 18 owner's lounge, but at 550 pages deep, it's hard to find. I'm going to organize this by putting the dedicating the next 4 posts to specific information and updating as often as I can. I will not be going into detail outside of XP Pro 32 and 64 bit varieties, and I only did a 64 bit section as a courtesy, since I have no reason to use 64 bit with anything i am doing. If information, such as drivers, applies, it will be listed. My configuration is the 1020us model, with no TV Tuner, or SSD drive, so I will have no first hand knowledge about them, but will be relaying anything I find.
AS I SAID MY CONFIGURATION MAY BE DIFFERENT THAN YOURS SO WHEN I MENTION DEVICES BELOW - YOURS MAY BE DIFFERENT
For the record, I am no guru. I am just someone who was fed up with Vista, and had to use XP to run certain applications. As such, I will need and welcome the help of any of those out there who come up with a better way. No one person can accomplish this, and it is a community effort..............
Came close to buy a laptop from Xoticpc.com...I'd say I came real close.
What finally made me go with the HDX was the deal I got. The price was great (30% off) and it had all I wanted. So in the end, the deal was so good I just couldn't pass it up and now I'm just waiting for it to arrive at the end of the month.
Here's what I got:
HP HDX18t Premium Series Notebook PC * Windows Vista Ultimate with Service Pack 1 (64-bit) with DVD media * Intel Core2 Duo Processor T9900 (3.06 GHz, 6 MB L2 Cache, 1066MHz FSB) * 8GB DDR3 System Memory (2 Dimm) - For 1GB Nvidia GeForce GT 130M........
HP recently added the QX9300 CPU to the list of processors for the HDX18T Notebook. My question is, will HP Include the Intel Extreme Tuning Utility with the notebook? The Intel XTU will allow you to overclock the QX9300 Extreme processor... it would be stupid to pay so much money for the cpu without being able to overclock it... Intel claims that the utility will ship with OEM systems?
My computer is couple week old HP HDX18t. When the logon for windows Vista ultimate 64 pops up, part of the screen goes black. From the left hand side of my screen black streaks come about half way across the screen. Its almost as if my computer were turned on its left side and someone drew a line graph that was filled in black beneath the line. (best way I can describe it) It only lasts a second, then goes away. I don't seem to have any other graphics problems.
I just received my HDX18t yesterday and noticed that the upper and lower hinge cover does not fit together. In fact it looks like the factory pried it back open - look at attached photo. I called the HDX support line who transferred my to sales who transferred me back to the HDX support line just to find out that I have to send in my laptop to get it fixed in stead of them just sending me the part. The problem is only cosmetic so I don't want to have to send my new computer away for several weeks! Has anyone had a similar experience? Do you think if I talk to the right person at HP they'll just send me the part?
I have a HP HDX18t w/ Windows 7 Home Premium and the Nvidia GeForce GT 130M video card. I'm trying to hook up a Dell 30" LCD monitor with a native resolution of 2560x1600 via the HDMI output using a HDMI to DVI cable. Doing so, the system will only allow the external Dell a max resolution of 1280x800 while the HDX screen stays at 1920x1080. The 1280x800 look really bad. I want to use its native resolution of 2560x1600 or atleast the 1920x1080. When I use VGA output, nothing shows up on 30" (blank black screen).
Using my 24" Dell, I can get 1920x1080 either via the VGA or HDMI (to DVI) fine. Based on my research it seems to be a limitation of the Nvidia GeForce GT 130M because it just doesn't allow that high a resolution (i.e. no dual-link DVI capabilitiy). Is this true? Or am doing something wrong?
Is there any solution in using a 30" monitor with the HP HDX18t? Will one of those Matrox DualHead2Go devices work to run the 30" and 24 inch monitor simultaneous at 1920x1200. I'll be fine with that. My wife is firm in using the 30" monitor we have. Is this a loss cause and I have to get another laptop that will support a 30" external monitor? If so, any advice on which one.
I am having trouble playing bluray discs on my HDX18T. The result is the same whether I'm on Vista64 or Win7-64. I would put in a disc and it would launch the HP DVD player. When navigating through the disc menu, the entire computer would freeze at random spots and there's nothing I can do but hold the power button to brute-force a reboot.
I have an HP Pavilion dv2000, came with windows vista x64 bit, i just reformated and put windows 7 x64 bit, it didn't install any video drivers, can someone please tell me where i can get a video driver for x64 bit or if they even make one?
My dad owns an HP G60. He hates Vista so we tried to get xp on it with absolutely no luck. It wouldn't install or work on the machine whatsoever. When my dad heard about windows 7, he got high hopes for his laptop once again. He wants to get windows 7 on it but with our recent failure, I thought I would ask people what they thought first. So NBR experts, will windows 7 install on an HP G60?
I have windows XP installed on my dv6894ca notebook computer, all went fine and I followed the guide posted here and used some of the drivers, the rest I obtained from the HP Support site for my notebook. My problem is that my laptop seems to be running very hot compared to what It did with Vista. The fans are on a lot more, and the notebook is hotter to touch than it was running Vista. It's almost like the CPU isn't slowing itself down enough, or the GPU isnt. Im not sure why it is doing this, any pointers or tips would be nice. It just seems like with XP everything gets hot, faster, and doesn't cool down that well.
i have bought HP Pavilion dv6-1390ev two weeks ago it's my 1st notebook [url] very good and i love it my main problem is that the notebook comes with lots of programs and apps installed and it makes the notebook slow .. so i decided to install clean fresh windows 7 home premium it's the same version that comes with the notebook .. my problem is i can't activate windows 7 with the windows serial on the back of the notebook .. my 2nd question is, to which Owners' lounges i belong?
I know hp doesn't support windows 7 on their dv2500 models. I figure i can install it, 7 will find most of the drivers automatically, then I'll have to search for a couple on my own. Any of you install 7 on a 2500? I'm guessing i can just take drivers from the dv4 or another similar model,
i have hp compaq presario cq40 304au, and every time when i try to downgrade to window's xp on it. it goes to blue screen error after loading up windows xp installation.so i googled it and i found Installing Windows XP on the Intel based dvx500t Series and i read it, however i didn't fully understand if it apply to me.
I have an HDX18t with an SSD partitioned for Vista and the Win7 RC. When I get my upgrade disc for Win 7, I'm considering installing it over the Win 7 RC partition and leaving the Vista partition in tact for now in case their are any problems with the install. I've read that you can do a clean install even with the upgrade disc. Is this a viable and/or advisable method?
Are there Windows 7 drivers available yet for the dv4-1280us? I really want to load this on my laptop after trying it on my netbook. I wasn't sure would all would not work with the default drivers provided.
I have a HP zv6000 with the exact model being 6007us. I wanted to know if anyone has tried putting windows 7 on the laptop. Ive researched but with no straight answer, ive read that the pc can hold up to 2GB of Ram and that with windows 7 installed, it can read 4Gb. Im happy with the way it is functioning with XP but ive heard that with windows 7, it would be faster, save battery, and might help with overheating. Ive recently had trouble with the laptop overheating and ive cleanded out the entire pc, use a chill mat, but it will out of no where go from 40c to 90c. Can windows 7 be put on with no problems being kind of an old laptop? If so would it help a bit with it overheating?