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Let’s see, we’ve done a Vongo trial, did a video on numerous use cases, installed Microsoft Windows Vista and showed how an eBook looks on the Samsung Q1. There’s plenty more to do, but today I’m skipping ahead to the end of the usage scenarios: a […]

Q1_video_2Let’s see, we’ve done a Vongo trial, did a video on numerous use cases, installed Microsoft Windows Vista and showed how an eBook looks on the Samsung Q1. There’s plenty more to do, but today I’m skipping ahead to the end of the usage scenarios: a full system restore. Why am I doing this? Well, I’ll have to do it at some point anyway and since I upgraded the RAM from 512 MB to 1 GB, I lost my AVStation Now utility for fast booting and watching media. The various workarounds to fix that haven’t worked for me, so now is as good a time as any to do the restore.

I’m kicking off the process now, so watch out later in the day for my experiences and thoughts. It looks like the method will require three CDs: one for Windows XP Tablet Edition 2005, one for AVStation Now and one for the Samsung applications and drivers. Cross your fingers everyone and let’s hope that Sammy is all back together real soon!

-kct

  1. One thing you should be aware of, and if you have already started, probably are, you will need a keyboard if you are going to reformat as part of your restore process.
    You can check out my experiences with the restore over at UMPC Weekly if you are interested. I had to do one the same day mine arrived. It was an experience to say the least.
    Fortunately for me, I did not have the problems with AVS not booting after upgrading to 1GB of RAM. The “work around” of removing the hibernation file worked and I was up and running in no time.
    Good Luck Kevin. Drop me a line if you have any questions or run into problems. :) I know you got it all under control.

    Rich

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  2. You’re correct Rich: a USB keyboard is required for the installation. I’ve restored Windows XP Tablet at this point and I’m running the AVStation Now restore disk currently. Interestingly enough, the AVS restore says you have to install AVS before Windows, which I didn’t do. We’ll see what happens and thanks!

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  3. John in Norway Saturday, June 24, 2006

    Good lad! I will be doing this myself soon to get rid of Norton Antivirus. This cane as a free 3 month trial and I know from past experience that it’s impossible to rewove completely.
    I don’t have a USB DVD drive so I’ll be using a USB floppy drive with all the restore files on the D partition.

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  4. Still awaiting eD2k and LimeWire testing.

    *cough cough*

    *tapping foot*

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  5. Mike, I don’t have much need to do P2P file sharing so I haven’t tested either LimeWaire or eD2k; they’re both low on my usage scenario list as they should work just as they do on any other XP machine. I don’t see much difference by running these on a smaller screen since they’re not visual dependent apps.

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  6. Looks like I do have my AVStation back but XP does require a reinstall afterwards. Guess I should have started with AVStation first like the message said! I also had to install AVS with the hard drive reformat option; I tried the simple reinstall, but no dice. The second reinstall of XP Tablet is in progress…..so far, so good!

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  7. Not particularly appropriate to a reinstall but if your talking some photos of your experience, I would love to see some of the differences between native 800×480 resolutions and the interpolated higher ones. Expecially examples of the text in various situations.

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  8. HELP!!

    Kevin, my Q1 crapped out on me tonight, and I have to restore everything. I followed your instructions regarding the order of the discs, but I’m not able to get beyond the point where the computer goes into hibernation after AVStation Now is reinstalled. What am I missing?

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  9. Hi, I want to re-install tablet edition on my samsung q1 but have lost the restore disks. Cud any1 tell me where i can get them from or an alternate. Thanks

    Regards

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