Windows XP Drivers for HP TX Series Laptops / Tablets (MEGAPACK)
Chipset / Processor
1) nForce Chipset Driver
2) NVIDIA GeForce Go Graphics Driver (Check Installation Notes #1)
3) AMD Turion 64 X2 Processor Driver
4) Co-Processor Driver (This zip file has a password on it which is darkgiank.info)
5) Realtek Audio Driver
6) WLAN Driver (Wi-Fi)
7) Bluetooth Driver
8) Motorola SM56 Dial-Up Modem Driver
9) HP 1.3MP Webcam Driver
10) Authentec Figerprint Driver
11) Touchscreen Driver + Access Software (Check Installation Notes #2)
12) Lightscribe DVD Writer Driver + Host Software
13) Bioscrypt Verisoft Access Manager (Fingerprint Recognition Software)
14) HP Wireless Assistant Software
To install the NVIDIA GeForce Go6150 Graphics Driver, run the executable.
It will extract to a temporary folder and the setup will not continue as it will not recognise the chipset model.
At this point go to the device manager to find the VGA device without a driver.
Click on update driver and in the Hardware Update Wizard, click on "Install from a list or specific location (Advanced)".
On the next screen, Click on "Don't search. I will choose the driver to install".
On the next screen, click on "Have Disk" and navigate to the folder where the files from the installer were extracted.
This will install the Go6150 driver and you will have a perfectly working display.
2) The touch screen driver works very well. During installation you will be prompted to activate the driver for a PS/2 interface touchscreen. DO NOT ACTIVATE IT. The touchscreen has a USB interface. Along with the driver the software that comes with it (TouchKIT) is fantastic. You will need to do a 4 step calibration. When you see the X mark on the 4 corners of the screen, you have to press and hold the stylus till the X mark moves to the next corner. This is much much more reactive than the touchscreen in Vista. It works great.
3) I have not included the Synaptics Touchpad driver as WinXP already seems to have support for it.
4) All the buttons including the Remote work after installing the drivers provided in this pack. The only exception is the Mobility Center button that does not function. Even the Play / Pause, Forward, Rewind and Stop buttons behind the screen work.
5) The 5-in-1 Card reader also works. No need for any additional drivers.
6) After installing all the drivers, you will be left with only one "Unknown Device" which has been identified as the HP Quick Launch Buttons. Out of the 4 buttons, 3 of them will work after the installation of QuickPlay and Pivot. The Mobility Center button will not work because XP does not have that feature unlike Vista.
7) HP Quick Launch Buttons Software - All this does is enable the Quick Play and DVD Buttons in Windows. It does not give you the option to reassign any of the buttons. Not necassary in my opinion if you are going to install the next software. (Quick Play for Windows). No point installing a 30 MB software for just 1 button. However, if Pivot (screen rotation software) described below does not respond to the Rotate button next to your screen, then you might have to install this.
8) HP Quick Play for Windows - The standard Quick Play software that accompanies almost all HP Laptops. Good for DVD's. This software will enable ONLY the DVD button from Windows and the Quick Play button works from inside the Quick Play software.
9) Pivot v7.68 - This software gives you the ability to rotate your screen to any orientation but the biggest feature is that it enables the Rotate Button at the bottom of your screen. Also, Please note that the TouchKit input software relies on Pivot to be able to sense the change in orientation and adjust the calibration data accordingly. If you do not install Pivot and rotate the screen using the NVIDIA tray applet, any inputs you make with the stylus will be way off. This is an absolute must-install if you plan on using your touchscreen for inputs across all orientations.
10) Notebook Hardware Control - After installing XP, you will notice that the power profiles are nowhere as customizable as in Vista. The backlight doesn't dim when you are running on Battery and there is no automated way of underclocking the CPU when on battery or increasing when on AC power. NHC will give you all the power associated features that were a part of Vista.
11) RitePen - The most important feature of any Tablet is Handwriting Reconition (HR). Normally this task is associated to the Operating System. Unlike the Windows XP Tablet PC Edition, Win XP Pro does not have native support for Handwriting Recognition. That is where RitePen comes in. It enables HR across all applications and in my estimation works better than the HR in Vista. It comes with a dictionary for on the fly error corrections which can be a huge time saver.
12) Tablet Input Panel / Onscreen Keyboard - This is another very important feature of the Touch Screen Input experience. You cannot achieve the true TabletPC experience without an Onscreen Keyboard. This software gives you just that.
13) The Alternate set of drivers posted above are stripped versions. Basically, they have the installers gutted out of them, so that they are lean and mean thus saving tonnes of space. They are fully functional and are only about 44MB for the whole set of drivers. All that is missing from this set is the HP Webcam Driver. Also, please note that unlike the larger pack I have provided above, this simplified pack does not contain any of the softwares that are required to get these various devices to function (Verisoft for Fingerprint ID, Lightscribe Host Software to enable labelling Lightscribe media, HP Wireless Assistant Software and the TouchKit software to be able to use the Touchscreen)
1) The TX works great with XP loaded onto it. Since I missed the Vista Look, I got myself CrystalXP's BricoPack. It makes XP look just like Vista without causing any system slowdown / stability issues.
You can get it here
2) Please note that you DO NOT need WinXP Tablet edition to get the touchscreen working. Just install the touchscreen driver and software supplied in this pack and it will work on any version of WinXP (Pro / Home / MCE)
3) For discussions:
HP Forum @ Tablet PC Review.com
WinXP Installation on TX
1) All the drivers above were put together by http://darkgiank.110mb.com/?p=64
2) Special thanks to "arvean" for starting this thread and pointing a lot of people in the right direction.
3) Special thanks to "pcuser" for posting the link to the simplified and stripped down set of alternate drivers.
4) Special thanks to "sirach38" who really dug the guts out of his TX to find out about enabling the Rotate Button and sort out the loss of screen calibration issues.
5) Cheers to the http://www.tabletpcreview.com
team and members.