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HP Omnibook XE2-DD

Paul Berisoff
Occasional Contributor

HP Omnibook XE2-DD

I have installed Windows 2000 onto my laptop and found that there are some
drivers missing. There is no video driver, audio driver or modem driver. The
NT video driver works with 2000 however it will not allow for the dual display
mode available in Windows 98. This is a particularly important and useful
feature to me, as the dual display allows for much more efficient use of the
applications that I run.

Can anyone help me with these problems. I have installed Windows 2000 onto to
other laptops within my organization (namely IBM) and they have not had the
same problems. This is disappointing to say the least. I do not see anything
on the support site that even mentions Windows 2000, why is HP so far behind
the curve. They have been able to ship since January 24th, but still no
drivers.

If anyone has any suggestions or workarounds help would be greatly
appreciated. I really want to run Windows 2000 as the features are hard to
ignore. However the lack of driver support frustrates me, as I generally pick
HP product over the IBM gear.
11 REPLIES
Jamie Hughes_1
Regular Advisor

Re: HP Omnibook XE2-DD

Hello Paul,

I'm sorry you're having trouble finding the files you need for your Omnibook.
The final release BIOS and drivers should be available very soon at our
website. I can get you the BETA BIOS and drivers if you would like to try
them.

I am running W2K on my Omnibook running BETA BIOS and drivers. I haven't run
into any issues with this BETA software so far. It was last updated on
12/13/99 so it is current with the shipping bits.

If you would like to use the BETA BIOS and drivers I can send them to you with
the understanding that it is BETA release software and their is no support for
these revisions. If you would like to try the BETA software, please reply to
this posting with the email address you would like the files sent to.
Otherwise, please bear with us - the final release files and drivers you need
should be available very soon.

Best regards,
Jamie Hughes
Paul Berisoff
Occasional Contributor

Re: HP Omnibook XE2-DD

Please send me the Beta Bios and drivers to paulb@inetgroup.com. I would love
to give it a try. Does the dual display option work?? I guess I will find out
soon enough.

Do you know the expected release version dates??

Thanks for your help
Jamie Hughes_1
Regular Advisor

Re: HP Omnibook XE2-DD

Hi Paul,

Check your email when you get a chance. I just sent you the BETA BIOS and
drivers.

Regards,
Jamie Hughes
James Bradburn
Occasional Visitor

Re: HP Omnibook XE2-DD

Would it be possible to send us the BETA BIOS and drivers too!

Thanks in advance,

James Bradburn
James Bradburn
Occasional Visitor

Re: HP Omnibook XE2-DD

Would it be possible for someone to send us the BETA BIOS and drivers too!

Thanks in advance,

James Bradburn
Dominic Holmes
Occasional Visitor

Re: HP Omnibook XE2-DD

I have a XE2-DB, if the Beta drivers will work for that too, I would also like
to try them out. You can e-mail them to me at holmesd@idcomm.com
David Goldbaum
Occasional Visitor

Re: HP Omnibook XE2-DD

Would it be possible for someone to send me the BETA BIOS and drivers for
Windows 200 for the XE2-DD? Thanks.

-David
dsgfu@hotmail.com
Paolo Fioraso_1
Occasional Visitor

Re: HP Omnibook XE2-DD

I do really need your new beta Win2000 audio drivers for my XE2-DD. Can you
help me?
Thanks!
Jamie Hughes_1
Regular Advisor

Re: HP Omnibook XE2-DD

Hello Everyone,

I have emailed the XE2-DD BETA BIOS and drivers to everyone in this post as of
3/30/2000. Thanks for your patience.

Best regards,
Jamie Hughes
Ernesto Espinosa_2
Occasional Visitor

Re: HP Omnibook XE2-DD

I would appreciate the beta bios update.
does this enable the use of the modem in windows 2000?
Paul Christilaw
Occasional Visitor

Re: HP Omnibook XE2-DD

There are no video, sound, DVD drivers for Windows 2000 for the Omnibook XE2
DD.

I have installed Windows 2000 to find this out.

Where can I get drivers (or beta drivers) to support the Omnibook and Windows
2000.

Surprised that drivers do not exist.
Compaq has all theirs out :-(