CF-19 Windows 7 install

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  1. Zippy-Man

    Zippy-Man Notebook Evangelist

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    Hey guys it has been a while. Glad to see you are all still here. I hope that i have some more time to come by here and lend a hand.

    Anyway i am having a problem and hope someone knows how to help me.

    I have installed W7 on my cf-19 and everything seems to be working great but i cannot get the sound to work. The driver will install and it shows it is working but no sound. I know the speaker is good as it worked fine in vista.

    If i have the standard windows driver installed it will give me sound if i plug a headset into the back port but i cannot get sound out of the front speaker, if i install the normal sigmatel driver nothing works at all even the back port.

    It is driving me crazy. I did a clean install again and followed the directions for vista to the T but still no audio.

    Any idea's out there?

    Thx,
    James
     
  2. h3lpmedic

    h3lpmedic Notebook Consultant

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    I did a clean instal and just used the default drivers windows 7 provided. I'll list what drivers they are after my turkey coma.
     
  3. Toyo

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    If you go to the Windows 7 page on Panny's website you will find the instructions in a PDF, all the drivers and some other good info. Your model will not be listed but use the machine that is the closest to yours. In the instructions it will list what software is which. This way you can see if it is the same as yours.

    They just added the 19 & 30 on the 25th. I already had W7 loaded on my Cf30 MK2 and MK3. However a couple of items were not working correctly. On my MK-3 I simply download/installed the new drivers and it works perfectly. On my MK-2, which is not " Supported" by them for W7, I was able to get everything working as well just by using the MK3 drivers. Panny uses the same drivers for ALOT of there machines. As an example, before they released the 19 & 30 drivers on the 25th I used some from the CF-52 on mine and they worked perfectly. You just have to read them good, do a little tweaking here and there if it doesn't work.

    Here is my original post;
    http://forum.notebookreview.com/showthread.php?t=435377
     
  4. Zippy-Man

    Zippy-Man Notebook Evangelist

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    I tried the CF-19 Audio Drivers and it will not install. That was first on my list.

    The audio seems to be diff on the cf-19 mk3 and the cf-19 mk1 i use it has sigmatel audio and the mk-3 uses soundmax i think.

    Thanks for trying :)

    -James
     
  5. Toyo

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    You said you used the directions for Vista to the letter? What about the instructions from Panny on loading W7? This is another animal when it comes to some of these drivers.
     
  6. ScurvyDog

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    Question to see if anyone else has this problem. I pulled the new Panny doc on installing W7 on my CF-19 mk2 but, I don't have a vista cd so I started with a clean install of W7.

    Everything was going well until I loaded the wireless switch driver. My previously working wireless got permanently disabled and I cannot uninstall the wireless switch driver (tells me to enable wireless first which is grayed out)

    Now I had tried loading the W7 mk3 wireless nic driver but, apparently the hardware is different so I loaded the newest version from Intel than the wireless switch driver. I think that is were I went wrong. Should I have tried the Vista wireless driver or the Vista wireless switch driver first?

    Thanks,
    -ScurvyDog
     
  7. h3lpmedic

    h3lpmedic Notebook Consultant

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    I originally had the same issue. Here is what you do:
    1. Go to bios and disable the wireless switch
    2. load to windows 7 and enter control panel
    3. go to add remove programs and uninstall the wireless switch util
    4. reboot
    5. relogin to your wifi network
    6. at this point you should be good to go

    hope this helps
     
  8. ScurvyDog

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    That helped me get the wireless switch unloaded!

    What I don't have working after loading all the drivers per instructions are the below. I wanted to check to see if anyone else had them working on a mk2 before beating my head against the wall. Any thoughts on what drivers may be the cause?

    1. Wireless soft switch
    2. Cannot get the front keyboard and rotate buttons to work but, the lock button does as well as brightness
    3. Auto-rotate does not work. So with the tablet switch no idea how to force it to rotate.
    4. The Fn-F7 or Fn-F10 to put the laptop to sleep.
     
  9. h3lpmedic

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    For your #2 issue you must:
    1. Install the Tablet PC button drivers
    2. Then you must go to C:\Util2\drivers\meitbtn
    3. Then you must Run MeiTBSet_STANDARD.reg to update the registry
    4. Restart and your front tablet buttons should be good to go
    For your #3 issue... Well auto rotate will not work, but you can use the front buttons to take care of that.

    I'm not clear about your #1 or 4 issue... more details maybe? Did you follow the windows 7 install pdf to the T?
     
  10. ScurvyDog

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    Scratch #2 off the list. Thanks.
    #1 revolves around the wireless soft switch program. It's adds the icon in the taskbar tray that allows you to turn on/off bluetooth, 802.1a, 802.1g. See previous post were I install the wireless switch driver and it grey's out the 802. options and disables them. Bluetooth still works.

    #4 My user manual says that if you use the Fn-F7 key (has little blue cpu chip) it is supposed to put the laptop in standby. But, I never could get it to work in xp either.
     
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