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 Post subject: Fresh install options
PostPosted: Thu Dec 01, 2011 11:54 pm 

Joined: Thu Dec 01, 2011 3:34 pm
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Location: State College, PA
Hi All,
New owner of an X41, and I'm not exactly a power user on the PC side of camp, so things are going slow for me. If anyone can give me some direction, it would be greatly appreciated.

My X41 has just about everything I need, except for the OS. I don't really care which I go with, honestly, but I would like it to work as intended, and the simpler it is to get there, the better.

If there is a walkthrough of getting one of these up and running from scratch, please feel free to direct me there. So far I've tried WinToFlash and Installing over the network, and don't have much to show for it. The kicker is I unfortunately don't have an external optical drive, which is complicating things, I'm sure.

Is Ubuntu a viable option? Like I said, I'd like it work basically the way it supposed to, certainly with respects to the digitizer, but the extra buttons would be nice too.

Thanks for your help, in advance.

PostPosted: Fri Dec 02, 2011 8:02 am 

Joined: Mon Sep 18, 2006 5:17 am
Posts: 14565
Location: Mt. Cobb, PA USA
Welcome to the forum.
To install an OS, you'll either need the X4 (tablet) ultrabase which can hold a CD/DVD drive, or a separate USB CD/DVD drive.
To find out how to take your X41t (it IS a Tablet isn't it?) apart, download this: ... MIGR-60073
For drivers, see this: ... MIGR-67100
Also check your PM ('new messages' top of this page).

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 02, 2011 9:52 am 

Joined: Thu Dec 01, 2011 3:34 pm
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Location: State College, PA
It is, in fact, the tablet. Thanks a lot for the help. I actually thought about PM-ing you to begin with as you kept popping up on other similar topics. :D

In the mean time, I did build an Ubuntu 11 thumb drive, and it was very refreshing to have it just boot immediately. There are obviously some other hurdles with going that route, though. I don't know what I can expect to get working. Most annoying so far is the digitizer failing to change axis when the screen resolution is rotated. That's kind of a biggie.

Any other pro's/con's to XP or 7 are welcome too.

Thanks for the PM. I will respond to that separately.

Thanks a lot,

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