HP Quickplay


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Steven Wabik

well, i installed HP Quickplay on my tc4400 even that it is not installed on
the machine. the quickplay software is not even availible on its driver and
software page. i dowloaded HP quickplackplay from the tx1000z driver and
software page.

anyways on my HP notebook only the DVD module is showing in the start menu
in vista. there is no shortcut to the main menu or any shortcut to any other
module. is this because i have vista business edition installed. do you
think upgrading to ultimate will fix the issue.

my friend has HP quickplay on their laptop. when the load quickplay there is
a main menu, dvd module, webcam module, mce module, upgrade module, and
more. the upgrade module was accessable through the dvd module as well.

does the version of vista you have and what kind of components you have
installed on your PC determen what suff get installed in HP quickplay or
something because i took a part the installer and saw all of these
components. yet when i installed quickplay only the dvd module installed.

anyone have any ideas on this?
 
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Guest

Just start QuicKPlay by opening the DVD Icon then choose the "i" icon on the
left side. Choose Custom Menu and then move your menu choices from the left
column to the right column exit and restart QuickPlay and Icons will show.
 
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Rick Rogers

Hi,

Quickplay and the options it comes with has nothing to do with Vista, this
is software provided by HP on machines it builds that support it. It should
not be installed on a machine that it is not intended for as it may cause
other conflicts.

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Steven Wabik

i do not seem to have any options in the custom menu, only in the "i" menu
and the "i" menu is for the dvd player settings.

right now i'm thinking it might just be the version of vista that i have. my
friend has home premium on her laptop and i have business edition on mine.
 
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Steven Wabik

what kind of conflicks can it cause? so far i am not seeing any issues.
besides i am running XP and vista in a dualboot. i really only use vista to
develope applications and beta test and stuff.

i'm running other unsupported software as well, but they are not having any
issues.
 
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Andre Da Costa[ActiveWin]

Its always a hit and miss, but you never know when something you install in
the future might trigger some compatibility issues.
 
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Rick Rogers

What Andre said.

Software like this often alters registry entries when installed and adds
driver files to the system. Tracing it back later when a conflict arises may
be difficult if not impossible.

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Steven said:
well, i installed HP Quickplay on my tc4400 even that it is not
installed on the machine. the quickplay software is not even availible
on its driver and software page. i dowloaded HP quickplackplay from the
tx1000z driver and software page.

anyways on my HP notebook only the DVD module is showing in the start
menu in vista. there is no shortcut to the main menu or any shortcut to
any other module. is this because i have vista business edition
installed. do you think upgrading to ultimate will fix the issue.

my friend has HP quickplay on their laptop. when the load quickplay
there is a main menu, dvd module, webcam module, mce module, upgrade
module, and more. the upgrade module was accessable through the dvd
module as well.

does the version of vista you have and what kind of components you have
installed on your PC determen what suff get installed in HP quickplay or
something because i took a part the installer and saw all of these
components. yet when i installed quickplay only the dvd module installed.

anyone have any ideas on this?

Interesting. I have a tx1000z laptop which came with quickplay and
vista home premium. Since I purchased the laptop factory refurbished I
made sure to test everything on it to make sure it works properly. I
can report that it does do everything it is supposed to do and it seems
to have all modules of quickplay installed. So what you suspect could
certainly be true.

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Steven Wabik

well, i know why certian components are not availible within quickplay on my
laptop. i hacked into the installer and looked into everything.

it had stuff for the dvd player, webcam, mce, main menu, and a few other
things. most of which i did not have. thats why those extra features are not
availible on my computer. and if only three features work dvd player, web
update (which is integrated into each module), and pqmanager, there is no
need to show the main menu i suppose.

right now i have business edition, if i upgrade to ultimate edition, the mce
features of HP quickplay might open up. the application may require a
reinstall after the vista in-place upgrade so that it can detect that i
upgraded vista.
 
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Steven Wabik

i took the hp quickplay software from the tx1000z downloads page because it
is a tablet like my tc4400. besides i had a tx1000z over the summer, i only
had it for a week, i purchased it with ultimate edition. i only had the
tx1000z for a week before i returned it from hating so much.

anyways, can you tell me all of the modules you have listed in quickplay?

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Guest

I have a dv8300CTO that came with XP Professional and upgraded to Vista
Ultimate with a retail upgrade, not HP upgrade. I used the QuickPlay download
from the dv9000 series.

I have been using all of the upgraded versions since Feb. Everything runs
great (Vista included). I am always current with my upgrades to all software
I use.

It is well integrated with Media Center. Choices are on the menus in Media
Center.

I have TV, DVD, Karaoke, Videos/Music/Pictures, Games, Updates on my
QuickPlay main menu. There are many more choices under each main icon. Like
webcam etc.

I can access these from Media Center also.

All I can say is it works well for me. I use many major software packages
like Photoshop, Premiere, Roxio, Office 2007 Pro w/Profesional Accounting,
Delorme Xmap, Topo, Street Atlas, and several dozen others.

I guess I am lucky as all work well for me.
 
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Steven Wabik

maybe its because you are using ultimate edition and not business edition.
i'll see what happens after i upgrade. or maybe i'll try downloading from
the dv8000 series like you did and see what happens.
 
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The poster formerly known as 'The Poster Formerly

Steven said:
i took the hp quickplay software from the tx1000z downloads page because it
is a tablet like my tc4400. besides i had a tx1000z over the summer, i only
had it for a week, i purchased it with ultimate edition. i only had the
tx1000z for a week before i returned it from hating so much.

anyways, can you tell me all of the modules you have listed in quickplay?

I love my xt1000z. Just out of curiosity, what didn't you like about it?

In quickplay I have movies, music video picture, TV, games, and karoke.
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Steven Wabik

well for one i kinda dislike the ExpessCards. i have Tons of PCMCIA cards.
some are even from 1995. the newest ones i have are from 2003.

another thing is that i still use floppy drives, standard floppy drives and
high capacity drives. vista still has driver support for some of the high
capacity floppy drives but none of the other floppy drives.

i another thing i hated was vista, on that PC it kept crashing. it was
mostly the grphics driver that kept crashing more than 10 times a day.

i also hate the the driver compatibility in vista. if vista can not find the
driver i some times either have to use the XP driver. if it can not detect
the XP driver which is usually the case or with my older devices i have to
use the 9.x drivers for them or not use them at all.

another thing i disliked about the tx1000z was the touchscreen. i had to
push to hard on it to use it and plus you could use your hand and stuff so
you could accedentally touch it and a command could go into action.

right now i have a tc4400, the touchscreen is sensitive but you can only use
the stylus pen that cam with it. nothing else will activate the touchscreen.

plus i also kept getting a lot of other issues daily with the tx1000z as
well. however it did have a bigger hard drive than my cuurent tablet but it
is not better. my notebook has a hybrid hard drive.

can i know the experience ratings and specs of your tx1000z so i can compare
it to my tc4400. the tx1000z i ended up returning scoring lower than my
tc4400 and i am interested in the score of your tx1000z..

oh by the way i also have more complaints about the tx1000z, i only had it
for about a week. my mother got it for me as a birthday gift/ college gift
but i hated it so much that she let me exchange it. she only purchased the
tx100z in the first place because it was cheaper, not better.

the tx1000z only had a 2 hour battery life, while the tc4400 has a 5 hour
battery life on the main battery. if you get the 12cell extended battery for
it you can get up to 16 hours of battery life. and the tc4400 is faster.

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Steven said:
well for one i kinda dislike the ExpessCards. i have Tons of PCMCIA cards.
some are even from 1995. the newest ones i have are from 2003.

Makes sense if you use pcmcia instead of express cards.
another thing is that i still use floppy drives, standard floppy drives and
high capacity drives. vista still has driver support for some of the high
capacity floppy drives but none of the other floppy drives.

Yup, no floppy.
i another thing i hated was vista, on that PC it kept crashing. it was
mostly the grphics driver that kept crashing more than 10 times a day.

I hate vista too, but I found I could put XP on the tx1000z while still
maintaining all of the functionality, so this is one reason I bought it.
i also hate the the driver compatibility in vista. if vista can not find the
driver i some times either have to use the XP driver. if it can not detect
the XP driver which is usually the case or with my older devices i have to
use the 9.x drivers for them or not use them at all.

another thing i disliked about the tx1000z was the touchscreen. i had to
push to hard on it to use it and plus you could use your hand and stuff so
you could accedentally touch it and a command could go into action.

Yeah, the touch screen is a touch screen instead of a digitizer. My old
tablet pc (toshiba portege 3505) had a digitizer and the difference
between the 2 is noticable to say the least. It'll be something to get
used to.
right now i have a tc4400, the touchscreen is sensitive but you can only use
the stylus pen that cam with it. nothing else will activate the touchscreen.

Yeah, I think I do prefer the digitizer myself.
plus i also kept getting a lot of other issues daily with the tx1000z as
well. however it did have a bigger hard drive than my cuurent tablet but it
is not better. my notebook has a hybrid hard drive.

can i know the experience ratings and specs of your tx1000z so i can compare
it to my tc4400. the tx1000z i ended up returning scoring lower than my
tc4400 and i am interested in the score of your tx1000z..

Fresh out of the box the experience rating is 3.0/ Everything rates at
4.x except the video card which rates at 3.0.
oh by the way i also have more complaints about the tx1000z, i only had it
for about a week. my mother got it for me as a birthday gift/ college gift
but i hated it so much that she let me exchange it. she only purchased the
tx100z in the first place because it was cheaper, not better.

the tx1000z only had a 2 hour battery life, while the tc4400 has a 5 hour
battery life on the main battery. if you get the 12cell extended battery for
it you can get up to 16 hours of battery life. and the tc4400 is faster.

My tx1000z has a 4hr battery life with the battery I bought it with. I
don't know how many cells it has, but it must be more than the basic
battery it comes with new.

I was looking at the tc4400, but I chose not to get it because it looked
like it did not have an internal optical drive. Does yours have one?
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Steven Wabik

the tc4400 does not come with an internal optical drive. instead it uses the
HP multibay drives. it can use the newer or older ones via the special
Powered USB port.

my mom works for HP so i take her old work laptops once she is done with
them. i have two normal floppy drive, one LS-120 drive, two multibay hard
drives, one DVD-ROM drive that read dvd-r dl for some odd reason (its a
really old drive), one dvd-rom ram read drive, one CD-RW/DVD-ROM drive, and
then two dvd burners that read and write to every format except for blu-ray
and HD-DVD. one of those dvd burners has lightscribe capabilities while the
other one did not. the one that does not came with the PC, and is the only
multibay 2 drive that i have.

one of the reasons why i got the tc4400 was because it has no built-in
optical drive. it drains the battery from running idle. i also like how the
tc4400 has fast IRDA and support to boot from floppy drives. i tried to boot
the tx1000z from a floppy drive and it refused to do so even though there is
an option in the BIOS to do so.

when i was beta testing vista on my zd8000 i got vista readyboost to work
with my high capacity floppy drive for some odd reason. i think it was in
error because readyboost only worked on the high capacity floppies on that
one particular build durring the beta testing.

my lowest score is 3.1 in 3D graphics. my highes is 5.1 in processor speed.
if i add more RAM my graphics will go up in my tc4400 since the tablet uses
shared graphics and not dedicated graphics like it should. right now i only
have 1GB of RAM, but i am planning on going up to 4GB of RAM. my PC also has
8MB of dedicated VRAM.my hard drive is a 4.7. only the video stuff is 3.x.
the other one is at 3.3.

one thing i noticed about the tx1000z is that you could adjust the amount of
video RAM you had through the BIOS, while in the tc4400 you can not. i think
changing the amount of video RAM is a nice thing to be able to do.


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Steven said:
the tc4400 does not come with an internal optical drive. instead it uses the
HP multibay drives. it can use the newer or older ones via the special
Powered USB port.

my mom works for HP so i take her old work laptops once she is done with
them. i have two normal floppy drive, one LS-120 drive, two multibay hard
drives, one DVD-ROM drive that read dvd-r dl for some odd reason (its a
really old drive), one dvd-rom ram read drive, one CD-RW/DVD-ROM drive, and
then two dvd burners that read and write to every format except for blu-ray
and HD-DVD. one of those dvd burners has lightscribe capabilities while the
other one did not. the one that does not came with the PC, and is the only
multibay 2 drive that i have.

one of the reasons why i got the tc4400 was because it has no built-in
optical drive. it drains the battery from running idle. i also like how the
tc4400 has fast IRDA and support to boot from floppy drives. i tried to boot
the tx1000z from a floppy drive and it refused to do so even though there is
an option in the BIOS to do so.

when i was beta testing vista on my zd8000 i got vista readyboost to work
with my high capacity floppy drive for some odd reason. i think it was in
error because readyboost only worked on the high capacity floppies on that
one particular build durring the beta testing.

Heh, yeah - weird! I never suspected that would work. :)
my lowest score is 3.1 in 3D graphics. my highes is 5.1 in processor speed.
if i add more RAM my graphics will go up in my tc4400 since the tablet uses
shared graphics and not dedicated graphics like it should. right now i only
have 1GB of RAM, but i am planning on going up to 4GB of RAM. my PC also has
8MB of dedicated VRAM.my hard drive is a 4.7. only the video stuff is 3.x.
the other one is at 3.3.

Same here. I am also planning on increasing the ram from 1 to 2 gigs on
my tablet. Vista is too slow and clunky on only 1 gb ram.
one thing i noticed about the tx1000z is that you could adjust the amount of
video RAM you had through the BIOS, while in the tc4400 you can not. i think
changing the amount of video RAM is a nice thing to be able to do.

Yeah, that's a great feature. I hope you find all in the tc4400 that
you did not find in the tx1000z.

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Steven Wabik

the tx1000z goes to 4GB of RAM like the tc4400 does. the tc4400 is working
just fine with the 1B of RAM that i have for now. when i had the tx1000z, i
had it with all 4GB of RAM.

what processor speed is your tx1000z. my tc4400 is 2.16GHz dual core 2 with
4MB L2 cache.

i think the tx1000z had a best of 2.2GHz dual core 2 512kb/512kb....haha
mine is better

the tc4400 has a better one 2.33GHz dual core 2 with 4MB L2 cache. but you
have to get that through the HP spare parts store. it was not an availible
option when i was purchasing the notebook, but i wish it was...

my processor rating was a 5.1 what was yours? i think the 2.33GHz one will
score a few points higher. if i can find a way to upgrade to it without
purchasing it seperatly i will. i just wish it was in stock when i was
ordering the notebook so that i could have gotten my notebook with it. then
my tablet would have a higher rating.

i purchased my tc4400 with 1GB of RAM. purchasing the 4GB RAM upgrade
seperatly instead of just ordering it with that much RAM saves me some
money, which i find interesting.

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Steven said:
the tx1000z goes to 4GB of RAM like the tc4400 does. the tc4400 is
working just fine with the 1B of RAM that i have for now. when i had the
tx1000z, i had it with all 4GB of RAM.

Only some models of the tx1000z take 4gb ram, but mine only takes 2gb
max. It's got a dual core AMD TL-56 1.8 ghz processor.
what processor speed is your tx1000z. my tc4400 is 2.16GHz dual core 2
with 4MB L2 cache.

i think the tx1000z had a best of 2.2GHz dual core 2 512kb/512kb....haha
mine is better

Oh fine...gloat alittle more why don't you? ;)
the tc4400 has a better one 2.33GHz dual core 2 with 4MB L2 cache. but
you have to get that through the HP spare parts store. it was not an
availible option when i was purchasing the notebook, but i wish it was...

my processor rating was a 5.1 what was yours? i think the 2.33GHz one
will score a few points higher. if i can find a way to upgrade to it
without purchasing it seperatly i will. i just wish it was in stock when
i was ordering the notebook so that i could have gotten my notebook with
it. then my tablet would have a higher rating.

My cpu rating is 4.7.

BTW, I'm loading vista business on my tx1000z right now for some other
testing I need to do, so I can test you theory about HP Quickplay. I'll
let you know how it turns out.
i purchased my tc4400 with 1GB of RAM. purchasing the 4GB RAM upgrade
seperatly instead of just ordering it with that much RAM saves me some
money, which i find interesting.

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Steven Wabik

so what kind of testing are you doing on vista business edition? you may or
may not have more modules in quickplay since the tx1000z has a built-in
webcam. good luck with it. and i did not know about how the different models
of the tx1000z had the different RAM limitations. i just read the max specs
of the notebook so see what its best performence could be and stuff.

oh by the way, i'm a bit of a tech geek. read up on the lasest technology
and hold onto older technologies as long as i can when they are
reliable....like LS120 drives, PCMCIA cards, and certian other types of
devices... before i got the tc4400 i researched it like heck and compared it
to a lot of other tablet PCs. the tx1000z was the 3rd best that i saw by HP
at the time that i was looking. after the tc4400, the 2710p was my 2nd
choice but it cost a lot more. it cut off certian legacy device support like
PCMCIA cards, but other than that its really good and has some nice
features. it just cost a lot. PCMCIA cards are becoming lecacy devices like
floppy drives because they are starting to disapear in computers like
floppies are. drivers for stnd floppy drives are not provided in vista, but
drivers for high capasity floppy drives are provided in vista.

can you tx1000z boot from floppy drives at all? because i could get it to
boot from a floopy drive at all even though it had legacy floppy drive boot
support in the BIOS. i hate it when a company says a computer has support
for something but it does not. of course then the vista compatible BIOS has
so many issues...lol

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