CF-30 mk3 bios update

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  1. bigote

    bigote Newbie

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    Hi everyone I just got my first Toughbook and really like it however it came with a bogus windows 8 installation and I wanna install win7.
    The current bios version is v3.00L20 and this only supports Vista.
    I need v3.01L23, I realize this question has been asked here several times I did my homework but nobody actually posted a link to the download.
    Some people say the actual file name is: "cf30k_mk3_bios_r-2009-0027-binary.zip" but I'm not sure, I did google search to no avail so I would really appreciate if someone has this bios.
    it's a real disgrace tha Panasonic wont release it to the public
    Thank you very much
     
  2. Shawn

    Shawn Crackpot Search Ninja and Options Whore

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    Win7 will install fine on any CF 30 mk3. Bios version should not matter.
     
  3. User32

    User32 Notebook Consultant

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    It's the 30 and 19 Mk1's who have issues with Windows Vista and up, they require a "Vista" BIOS.
     
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  4. Shawn

    Shawn Crackpot Search Ninja and Options Whore

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    That's the incorrrect file name
    That file is bios 3.00 L16
     
  5. bigote

    bigote Newbie

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    Thank you all for a quick response, I know I can install win7 in fact I already did just that, the problem is it won't activate becouse it does't have a slic 2.1 only 2.0 which only support vista.
    And as far as I understand the latest bios v3.01L23 is the one for Win7.
    Thanks again
    And Shawn you're right, current version is v3.00L16 not 20 my bad
     
  6. Shawn

    Shawn Crackpot Search Ninja and Options Whore

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    Not sure that a BIOS flash will change the slic

    You could just buy a win7 key from ebay for a few dollars
     
  7. bigote

    bigote Newbie

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    Thanks Shawn for your reply, I didn't realize you could do that!
    What if the key I buy is already used?
    So you don't know if this bios update exist? I think it should as some of this very machines came out with win7 on them.
    Thanks alot
     
  8. Shawn

    Shawn Crackpot Search Ninja and Options Whore

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    Search for windows 7 coa or Windows 7 key
    A purchased coa will work. Sometimes you need to phone Microsoft to activate it.
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    Please tread carefully......
    You are close to discussing piracy of win7.
    That is not allowed on this forum.
     
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