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I have been playing around with Vista on my HP tc1100 when not busy doing other things (like getting ready for Hurricane Rita) and it’s pretty cool.  The tc1100 only has a 32 MB video controller which is not enough to automatically enable the slick Glass […]

I have been playing around with Vista on my HP tc1100 when not busy doing other things (like getting ready for Hurricane Rita) and it’s pretty cool.  The tc1100 only has a 32 MB video controller which is not enough to automatically enable the slick Glass effects of Vista but with much messing around I finally got Glass.  Here are some screens that show how Vista came up without the Glass effects (click on all screens to enlarge):

JK Vista TIP keyboard enlarged JK Vista TIP screen

Have a look at these screens which demonstrate how cool Glass is on a Tablet PC:

Vista Glass tc1100 1 Vista Glass tc1100 2

Vista Glass tc1100 3 Vista Glass tc1100 4

Vista Glass tc1100

  1. Any chance you can post the steps for enabling this? I’m guessing the M200, which has an nVidia video card, can do this? NVidia posted the LDDM drivers but they don’t work on the GeForce …

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    1. I’m coming really late.
      I would like to test what you presented.
      The link to the blog with the recipe is not functional aynymore :-( :-(

      Where might I find the info?

      TIA
      Rainald

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  2. I presume that you didn’t have any issues with taps not registering as clicks with it being a slate. Just me then :(

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  3. Now how did you manage that? I’ve tried a few times now to get Vista to install on my TC, but it keeps failing just at the start of the second step. Did you have to do anything special?

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  4. Graham, I had no problems getting Vista installed.

    Colin, the Glass looks nice but it makes it almost impossible to use the TIP, the pointer doesn’t work well as a mouse as you point out, and it killed anything that news Direct3D including IE 7. But don’t it look nice? :)

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  5. Ah, so it’s not just me. I bugged it anyway and got a response that it was being investigated so fingers crossed for the next build.

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  6. A little warning the Glass registry adjustment just repeatedly gives errors about “user experience subsystems failed and need to be shut down”. It is on an Intel 82845G Graphics Controller-Ver14.10.3 -Date jun-28-2005 – not sure about on card memory sorry.
    It does allow me to continue working as normal after a few errors. I also think the firewall/virus message fades out slowly which didnt happen before.
    craig
    http://www.XpectWorld.com XAML Vista WinFx

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  7. I was surprised that I got everything operating on my pc, including Norton AV 2005 CE. It included my Audigy 2 (2 channels only), but aside from some initial graphical problems with the geforce 6800 it was pretty easy. Oddly enough I had to install Norton twice to get it to take, even under the admin acount. Weird I know, but I am going to reinstall tonight and see if it was my error (while making a walk through). I am unsure if we can post sites or email addies on here so I’ll check back if anyone has any questions to attempt to help.

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