I received my archos 9 a couple of days ago in the US. I have been fed up with the Video performance and am still waiting for a miracle with updated drivers to solve this. I like the looks of the Archos 9 but just can't figure out how they released it with such low performance. IÔÇÖm mostly using it around the house to surf the internet and watch videos. One thing I hated about surfing the internet is I have to keep scrolling down with my finger on the right side to go down the page a little. I am so use of my iPhone, flicking down the page. I have been searching for the last couple of days on the internet on how to utilize the multi-touch support for Windows 7 but have failed. I finally figured it out with Trial and Error. It worked for me so hopefully it will work for you. It's nice to flick your finger down to scroll down. When you click on a text box the keyboard pops up as well. It's not perfect but it does work. I haven't really played with all the options as I wanted to write this so other people can do this as I know how some people feel with the frustration of the Archos 9. Just follow the instructions below.
1. Backup your drive with Acronis. I used an 8 GB Thumb drive. If you have a problem you can restore the drive image. Also backup a folder in the C:/ drive that lists the Win7 Drivers.http://www.acronis.com/homecomputing/do ... 0_d_en.exe
2. You need to get a copy of the Microsoft utility that will make Windows 7 bootable.http://images2.store.microsoft.com/prod ... D-tool.exe
3. You need to get Windows 7 Professional on a USB bootable drive. 1st you need to download Windows 7. You can download it legally if you have or buy a license. I take no responsibility for not purchasing it, which you should do. Once you download it save it and use the above Microsoft utility.http://www.mydigitallife.info/2009/11/1 ... e-premium/
4. You will need to get a USB Hub for the Thumb drive and USB Keyboard. Go into the bios and make sure you select the write boot order for USB Drives. Exit and Windows should load.
5. After it installs you should download the latest Intel Video Drivers and install it.http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_ ... 7&lang=eng
6. Install the Wi-Fi, Touch Keyboard and sound drivers from the earlier Win7 Folder with the drivers.
7. Next you want to install the Beta Touch Driver. It is supposed to be for the X70 tablet but it is essentially the same hardware. After it is done reboot. It probably wonÔÇÖt work yet. Next install the Archos Touch Driver from the Win7 Folder. Make sure it is not the XP version or the Win7_22.214.171.12406 version. It should be version Win7_126.96.36.19901_091130. After your done installing it immediately un-install it. (I know it sounds crazy, but I think it loads the right files for it to work) Now reboot it. The touch screen should work a little bit but not fully. You may have to use the built in optical mouse to complete it. Now click on the HIDeGalaxy icon on the desktop. There should be 3 different calibrations. Start with the 4 points one and then do the other 2 for accuracy. DonÔÇÖt click on the 4 points calibration with your finger but with the mouse. After the 1st one it should be calibrated. You should now see under an icon in the taskbar for setting up flicks. http://www.ultramobilepc-tips.com/binfi ... ewLogo.zip
This is definitely good news and makes the Archos 9 more of a real tablet. IÔÇÖm hoping archos will release their own drivers soon that will make it better. Hopefully they do something about the video. It is unwatchable and embarrassing to them. I canÔÇÖt watch low quality video as it is 1fps. Enjoy and let me know if you have any other questions.
Disclaimer: I am not responsible for any damage that you are attempting to do. Try at your own risk.