W7 install on CF-19 MK1 touch screen needs calibrating , front buttons

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  1. tnjman

    tnjman Newbie

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    Post #64 is a 'reg' file, and doesn't seem to do anything for my CF-19 MK1. Buttons not working.
    I have Win 7 Pro, SP1, on CF-19 MK1 CF-19CDBAXVM.
    When last checking Panasonic, they had ZERO drivers for Win7 and said, basically 'not supported.'
    Yet someone in another forum had found a bunch of Win 7 drivers for CF-19 MK-1 - so, not sure what the deal is.
    I don't think bios update would matter. Looks like I am on BIOS rev V1.00L10. Thoughts? (thanks in advance!)
     
  2. toughasnails

    toughasnails Toughbook Moderator Moderator

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    So it looks like you never upgraded the BIOS then and my guess your touchscreen does not work?? Most of the drivers we used were Vista drivers and some W7 drivers from other models of toughbooks. Myself I gave up...never could get them buttons to work :mad:
     
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    Send me 50 cents and I will tell you what I did. ;-)
    Okay, seriously - I took a Working CF-19A(something) - MK5 model Win 7 Pro 32-bit - anyway, I just basically did a sysprep of the MK5 with the working Windows 7 32-bit; pulled that up to my WDS server; then, as luck would have it - I had another MK1 system left as a 'test system.'
    Okay, so I was able to get the MK1 system to PXE boot to the WDS server, and I was able to build a FUNCTIONING copy of Win7 onto the MK1 system, from the MK5 image !!! woo - hoo !!! BUT, the touch screen does not work - just the "pen screen" works - i.e., use the "touch pen" and it works fine; but not touch via fingers - no big deal. All front buttons work! Rotate and everything!

    I get ZERO bangs in Dev Mgr - all clear (YIPEE!); BUT still have 3 pop-ups saying "Access to Panasonic misc driver was unsuccessful" (for Rotea, Power extension and Conceal utilites) - but those messages do not seem to affect functioning of the system, and only happen at boot-up and/or first login.

    1) Someone please remind me how do I tell which is MK1 vs. MK3 vs. MK5????
    2) How do I know which version of BIOS is correct and latest? You said, "Ok, you [meaning 'me'] upgraded without upgrading bios"

    My model is: CF-19CDBAXVM - When I went to search for latest BIOS, I think there was only one: BIOS-Upgrade-for-Vista-19m1bl15 and this EC-Upgrade-for-Vista-19m1ecl11(1). If I read that right, then I already have the latest EC, but just not the latest BIOS? L15 would be the latest Vista/7-capable BIOS? Right? So, it would have been best to upgrade BIOS first - DUH to me! LOL

    So, I am 99.99% there! (and really, we may be able to live with those 3 warnings).

    NOTES/REMINDERS - Some folks may not realize that this is PANASONIC-SPECIFIC Windows 7 - so if you do not have all the "Panasonic Common Apps + Drivers," then things definitely will not work right.
    To clarify: You cannot (like I did at first) just install "Vanilla Windows 7 Pro" or "Home" versions and expect all the whiz-bang buttons and things to work. You can get a "disk duplicator" for pretty cheap $40 to $150 and take a known good Win 7 MK5, clone that, and it should have everything on it. The duplicators do a 'sector-by-sector' copy - and so far, those have worked well for me.
    You STILL NEED A VALID KEY! Even if you clone, you still will need to change the key appropriately, so that you have a legal, licensed copy of Windows 7. Fortunately, we use KMS and have corporate keys, so it was not an issue for me.
    In my specific recent successful image, I did NOT use the duplicator; instead, I built the image from our WDS server, where I had the sysprepped copy of a known good, working Windows 7 system.
    PXE BOOT ISSUES! Some MK1 system will NOT pxe boot - not sure if it is BIOS or what? Those with PXE boot problems seem to be the ones with BIOS 1.00L10, whereas the one with the 1.00L13 BIOS did fine with PXE boot.

    I hope this information helps those of you who have been trying to make this work - not much difference in MK1 through MK5 hardware, from what I can tell; and the MK1s are marked Vista-capable, so... W7 should (ideally) run on them, without much trouble.

    Happy Thanksgiving to all !
     
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    toughasnails Toughbook Moderator Moderator

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    Check this link out... CF-19 Tablet - ToughWiki
     
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    deadzoo Newbie

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    If anyone still needs drivers and installation instructions look at this page:

    Windows® 7 Support and Upgrade Information | TOUGHBOOK | TOUGHPAD | Panasonic Global Notebook PC

    This is the Japan site and the drivers are for Mk3`s but it`s what you need to unbang the three unknown devices in the device manager that Windows Update was unable to install.

    It`s imperative to update the BIOS first or this won`t work.

    Download the Windows 7 Upgrade Step-by-Step Guide, calibutl_v1.00l10m00_19_3_w732_d091707.exe, hotkey_11.1.1100.0_1930_33_w732_d091351.exe, meitbtn_2.1.1000.0_19_3_w732_d091674d081926.exe, meitbman_v2.02l10m00_19_3_w732_d091376.exe, tscreen_v1.00l10m00_19_3_w732_d081526d091540.exe, pcommon_v2.00l11m00_1930_33_w732_d081705.exe, and newmisc_1.2.1100.0_1930_33_w732_d091352.exe from the above link. Open Ver2_Windows 7_Upgrade_Step-by-Step_Guide_CF-19_30.pdf, scroll down to page 13 and install the drivers in the order as instructed in the guide. Note that your not upgrading. but installing these drivers

    I bought a CF-19 Mk1 a few days ago and I have read all that I could find about W7 on the Mk1. After discovering the Japan site and the Mk3 tip, both of which are previously mentioned in this thread, I had an easy, smooth and totally successful W7 clean install on my machine, 100% fully functional, no issues!

    I hope this helps those having issues with W7 on Mk1`s, I owe many thanks to this forum and many of it`s members for all the information that they have provided and for their time and effort invested helping people like myself.
    THANK YOU NOTEBOOK REVIEW!!
     
  6. Roger2013

    Roger2013 Notebook Enthusiast

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    Is there some trick to updating the bios?

    I see folks are running from the upbios folder on C: drive.

    I see that bios_19_1_r070207 is the recommended one, right?

    but I've tried bios_19_1_r080013 and bios_19_1_r070055 also

    NONE work, they are not updating BIOS

    I get a pop up that says wb191v16 ERROR: This program will not run on this PC.
     
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    Welcome to the Toughbook Forum
    Please post your full model number (CF-19#######)
     
  8. Roger2013

    Roger2013 Notebook Enthusiast

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    I am working with two mark 1's currently.
    Cf-19 cjg33bm. And. Cf-19 djg30bm.
    Very old models.
     
  9. SHEEPMAN!

    SHEEPMAN! Freelance

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    A couple of comments, a question but not much help yet.

    1. The D model is Federal Only no wireless.
    2. Both are Touchscreen and XP.

    What bios and ec do they show now? From the similarity in numbers I would assume they came from the same user. IOW it may be a special bios#. May need special handling.

    Jeff
    TEST site:forum.notebookreview.com/panasonic - Google Search
    Replace TEST with Federal only and see what comes up.
     
  10. Roger2013

    Roger2013 Notebook Enthusiast

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    Cjg33bm has
    Bios. V1.00L13 M20
    Emb cont. v1.00L11

    Cf-19 djg30bm
    Bios. V1.10L13
    Emb cont. v1.00L11
     
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