New (to me) CF-53

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    I just bought yet another Toughbook; the CF-28 and CF-30 are still here and working but I got the bug for a CF-53. My employer issued me one back in 2012 and it is still running strong but I wanted one of my own. Anyway, got one off eBay sans hard disk, CF-532AUZYBM.

    Can anyone tell me what the model number breaks down to? I have looked online for the past hour and came up empty.

    My intent is to install Win 10 w/ 16GB ram and 240GB SSD.

    Thanks in advance....
     
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    Sure can...

    SKU Number : CF-532AUZYBM .(MK4)
    Status : DISCONTINUED
    MSRP : $2,549
    Description : WIN8.1 PRO, INTEL CORE I5-4310U 2.0GHZ, VPRO, 14.0" HD, 256GB SSD, 4GB, INTEL WIFI A/B/G/N/AC, TPM, BLUETOOTH, MULTI-DRIVE, TOUGHBOOK PREFERRED

    Nice 53 you got.
     
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    I will save that link -- Thanks!
     
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    The computer arrived. It was in much better condition than I expected; just a few dings and scratches. I went through the bios and made sure everything was set up the way I wanted it. I installed the SSD and installed Win10. After the install there were only a few items not working in device manager. I’m going to hold off on the Panasonic device drivers until after Windows is finished updating. When it gets up to date I’m going to disable automatic updates and then install the correct drivers. Hopefully this will keep me from having to do it over.


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    Downloaded, installed and configured.

    Do you just leave the program running all the time? Or just run it every now and then if your changes get reverted?

    I had found a thread on how to disable the automatic updated in Win 10 and that is my next step after catching up on the past 4 years of updates.
     
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    That I could not tell you. It's been a while. I was running it when I was trying to get W10 up and running but gave up and went back to W7.
     
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    Ok, next issue.

    I ordered 16GB of memory. 2 X 8 GB 204 pin DDR3 SO DIMM DDR3 1600 PC3 12800.

    The computer won’t recognize it. Did I order the wrong memory?


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    The memory that was in it, what brand/speed is it ?
     
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