No Official XP driver support for the TX2000 series tablet PC but you can get the drivers here...

Most (if not all) TX2000z tablets come supplied with Vista installed to a 5400rpm drive as the default and there doesn't seem to be any official out of the box support for XP pro since its not a standard option on the TX2000tablet tablet from HP. So you'll need to download the drivers for them here just below, click the links below to download them directly to your computer. I've tested all of them myself and they are free of viruses, but as ever it goes without with out saying that its best to run a scan on them after you download them.


Korg Zero4 - using it with the HP TX2000 tablet

In summary its been a pretty versatile machine to use with the Zero 4. The only hardware upgrade recommendation I'd suggest in order to make it run as smoothly as possible is to use a 7200RPM hard drive over the standard OEM supplied 5400RPM drive that comes with it. The performance whilst trying to get DAW and DJ software to run on a 5400RPM HD in the TX2000z tablet was pretty choppy to say the least. Using a 7200RPM drive in the TX2000 series tablet for DAW purposes is highly recommended.







Using the Zero4 and TX2000 series tablet with XP pro 32-bit SP2

Settings and latency timings acheived

4 assigned ASIO out channels
48KHz sample rate
1ms streaming buffer depth
2ms streaming buffer depth

Advantages of using XP pro 32:

- It has a high level of hardware compatibility. The TX2000 tablet doesn't come supplied with a firewire port meaning you'll require a firewire express card to use with it in order to connect the zero4's built in audio interface to it. I was able to use express cards with generic chipset brands and Texas Instrument chipsets with little trouble.

- Had one of the fastest stable latency results.

 - Takes up just under 4GB's of HD space once installed.

Disadvantages of using XP pro 32:

- You can only use a maximum of 3GB's of RAM even if you have 4GB's installed. The 32-bit version of XP can only address 3GB's maximum.

- HP don't supply any useful TX2000 series hardware drivers for XP.

- No built in on screen tablet handwriting input features for fast easy searching of music files for easy real time drag-drop-n-play as found in Vista and Windows 7. however I think for most people they'd rather just use the virtual keyboard feature since you'd spend less time messing about with miss-read hand written text input.

TIP: For those that that don't have the tablet edition of windows XP but want to use a virtual onscreen keyboard in conjunction with your stylus (so you don't have to constantly physically take it out of tablet mode everytime you want to search for a track),  you'll find one under the "accessories" folder in the "accessibility" sub folder of the start menu. Then Click "On-Screen Keyboard."

tip: for thoose 


TX2000 series tablet PC XP32 drivers downloads

 After a few years of testing I can pretty much say they all work within a stable manner with no unexpected or unwanted behaviour. If you want to keep it as fast as possible when using the TX2000 tablet with your Zero4 mixer I don't recommend installing the drivers for the internal audio card. However I have included it as a download anyway just in case you just want it to work.

 - TX2000 series XP32 Nvidia GPU driver
 - TX2000 series XP32 Nvidia Chipset driver
 - TX2000 series XP32 Wacom tablet driver (stylus functionality only with no finger touch control)
 - TX2000 series XP32 Real Tek internal soundcard driver

Installation is pretty straight forward. There are no additional SATA drivers or hard drive controllers that you need to use pre-installation in order to get XP pro 32 installed to the TX2000 tablet.



Using the Zero4 and TX2000 series tablet with XP pro 64-bit

Settings and latency timings acheived

4 assigned ASIO out channels
48KHz sample rate
1ms streaming buffer depth
2ms streaming buffer depth

Korg Zero4 with the TX2000 series tablet using XP pro 64-bit

The initial copy of XP pro 64 that I used on the TX2000 installed to it with no issues whatsoever. However since then I'd deleted the original copy of XP pro 64 that I used thinking I wouldn't need it anymore having managed to get the a newer copy of the XP pro 64 from MSDN. However when it came to re-installing it; the newer copy just hangs at the loading Windows screen in the initial installation procedure just before the part where you select a drive or partition to install to and format. Basically it seems that the TX2000 tablet is fussy about which build of XP pro 64 you use to possibly prefer older ones. Other then that everything that was said for XP pro 32 pretty much applies here too except a couple of other additional things...


Advantages of XP pro 64-bit:

- XP pro 64-bit will allow you to use the full 4GB of RAM that you may have installed to your system meaning more room to directly load audio files into memory for use.

- You'll be able to use the 64-bit Zero4 driver that will be implemented automatically when installing the Korg zero4 firewire drivers. Although  I don't think you'll notice the difference in terms of performance.


TX2000 series tablet PC XP64 drivers downloads

Provided you have a compatible build of XP pro 64 you will need a couple of XP pro 64 specific drivers which you can download just below.

- TX2000 series XP64 Nvidia GPU driver
- TX2000 series XP64 Nvidia Chipset driver
- TX2000 series XP64 Wacom tablet driver (stylus functionality only with no finger touch control)
- TX2000 seriesXP64 Real Tek Internal soundcard driver (its the same audio driver package as the 32-bit one, the 64-bit driver comes included)

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Using the Zero4 and TX2000 series tablet with Vista home 32-bit

Settings and latency timings acheived

Not tested

I wasn't able to get hold of a legit installable copy of this for testing. I had tried pirated copies of Vista before but when files and work projects constantly went missing even with no internet connection and having not deleted them myself I thought it best to avoid pirated Vista OS all together since there was obviously code in there that just wasn't good.

However I did try it out with the pre-installed copy of Vista home 32 that came with it. I pretty much did the usual of switching visual down to classic, removing everything other then DAW software and turning off all unnecessary windows services but performance was still choppy. I think it was more to do with the fact I was trying to run it off a 5400RPM hard drive. As far as testing with Vista went it pretty much ended there for me to go no further.





Using the Zero4 and TX2000 series tablet with Windows 7 64 -bit

Settings and latency timings acheived

4 assigned ASIO out channels
41KHz sample rate
2.5ms streaming buffer depth
5ms streaming buffer depth


Korg Zero4 with the TX2000 series tablet using Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit

Sure there's all the eye candy but essentially they'll all have to go anyway for pure DAW or digital DJ use for maximum performance. With the usual routine of removing stuff you don't need and getting rid of Windows services you don't need for DAW or digital DJ stuff the most stable numbers looked like this:

- 4 active ASIO channels
- 48KHz sample rate
- 2ms streaming buffer depth
- 4ms streaming buffer depth


Unlike XP windows 7 has built in direct onscreen tablet control features which you can use for quickly finding tracks from your library without having to touch the keyboard. Ideal for real time drag-drop-n-play of tracks in something like Ableton.


Korg Zero4 with the TX2000 series tablet using Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit

I reckon this is good if you can get it, however there will be a few hardware compatibility issues. The only firewire express card that wanted to work on the TX tablet with Windows 7 64 installed was the one with a Texas Instruments chip. However the latency times were a little more shabby at a lower audio sampling rate in order to get it as audio pop and drop out free as possible. Having said that I reckon the Texas Instrument firewire express card was damaged in some way hence the relatively poor figures. But since I don't really have the funds to get a new firewire express card I had to go back to using XP32 (since the newer build of XP64 wouldn't work on it either)  for its proven reliability so far. I was able to get the same results I got with using XP32 on this machine whilst using a different machine that had its own built in firewire port with Windows 7 Ultimate 64 installed to it.

E_T     Eksovichea Tito Hak.
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