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A Weekend of HP Rebuilds



image Boy did I have a great time this weekend, I had to rebuild two HP machines (the tx2051 and the tx2525)!

All kidding aside though, over this weekend I spent some time rebuilding the two HP machines that I am currently covering here at GBM.  Based on the somewhat confusing results of the initial benchmark tests and reader comments, I decided to take it to the extreme.  Wipe them out and start over with the clean system and fresh driver installs.  It took a while, especially since they had to do a bunch of updates, but they are again ready to start churning away while running some ‘clean install’ benchmarks!

I really appreciate the comments on the initial benchmarking post, made me think that it needed to be done to provide more accurate test results.  I actually forgot that the HP tx2051 has been passed around the GBM crew for a while,and probably hasn’t seen a rebuild in quite some time.

image The videos are going to be a little different coming from the Faulkner household, I have a shiny new Flip Mino HD!  Nothing better than shooting a couple of HP machines in some HD goodness. I’ll be putting it thru it’s paces straight out of the box filming a couple of Inkshows!



  1. Amitai Rosenberg

    12/09/2008 at 10:39 am

    Is it an option for you to install
    Windows 7 on one of them- and show touch with it?

  2. Matt Faulkner

    12/09/2008 at 10:55 am

    I do plan on putting Windows 7 on there, but I first need to have Vista on there to do the initial InkShow and once over. I will probably put it on there a day or 2 before I have to send the unit back.

  3. Amitai Rosenberg

    12/09/2008 at 11:27 am

    Will you be able to show another video with Win 7 on it?

  4. Matt Faulkner

    12/09/2008 at 12:31 pm

    Sure, just for you :)

    Might not be a full blown InkShow, but I’ll at least shoot some video of the 2525 with Win 7 on there.

  5. BBusyBookworm

    12/09/2008 at 8:04 pm

    Hmm, if you all are still going to passing it around, Might it not be worth it to make a ghost of the fresh install, and send it along to the next tester.

    Might be worth considering doing for other review units. The first person, when doing a clean install for the first time, creates it, and then send its along.

    Having to spend several hours reinstalling windows is not my idea of fun :) (Having had to do that too often for my taste)

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