Will Windows 10 work on my Toughbook?? :)

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  1. 1517

    1517 Notebook Guru

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    All of this is preliminary and subject to change by Microsoft!!!!!!!



    Hi all. Ok I have been researching this a lot. The official release is July 29, 2015. The bad news first, Vista wont work.

    Now the good news most versions of Win 7 Sp1 and Win 8 will upgrade to Win 10 and be free for life!!! You will get KEY and ISO file, in case you need to do clean install. You cannot reuse Win 7/8 key, it will be tied to the Win 10 install. And free upgrade for one year after that date, till July 29.2016. Now the slightly bad news, If you decide not to do, or go past free date, purchase is at least Win 10 Pro will Be US$$ 199(subject to change). there will be other versions, but this is the one most will use and or get. Google wisely.

    Good /bad news at the same time, most older laptops that run Win 7 barely, may not pass the PC check and be upgradeable.(more on this Soon)

    Ok you will need several KBs including: Windows 10 patch KB 3055415, among others. MOST likely this will be done automatically by windows update and you will see a Win logo in task bar, click and follow instruction to reserve download. UNLESS the PC check has issues, check carefully to resolve, Good Luck!!!
    Check C:\Windows\sysytem32\GWX, if you have this folder then you have the update needed.

    If the logo does not appear or look like it is not working, Google win icon logo fix and try several of solutions offered by various windows forum, it is resolvable, but have to patient, Good Luck.................:)

    ***********:)**************


    I am hoping to build a kind of database to help people, as Win 10 is it!? for the next 5-10 years as Microsoft is declaring, BTW Win 7 expires in 2020, and Win 8 2022? still will be able to get good life out of Toughbook if you cant upgrade, or go Linux :)

    Ok now that that is out of the way, I would like to start a running thread as to how your activation of the update went and what model Toughbook...................this can help others..........................:)

    Ok I will go first!

    Give model Number
    Give OS and if passed.
    Give if not passed why?

    CF-18NCQZXVM MK 5 Win 7 SP1 Pro -- 2 units, check says no go because of video card :(,
    Intel Graphics Controller Model: 915GMS

    CF-30CCQ90BM MK 1 Win 7 SP1 Pro --check says reserved, but cannot do PC check??? Later, will post result when available.
    Display Screen Type: Active Matrix TFT Color LCD Touchscreen: Yes
    Graphics Controller Manufacturer: Intel
    Graphics Controller Model: 945GM


    CF-30FAS89AM MK2 Win 7 SP1/Win8.1 Pro --check says reserved, but graphics card not full adequate??

    Tech Specs Chipset Manufacturer Intel Tech Specs Chipset Model 945GM
    Display Screen Type: Active Matrix TFT Color LCD Dual TouchScreen Digitizer
     
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  2. Shawn

    Shawn Crackpot Search Ninja and Options Whore

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    non-genuine win7 will fail to get the win10 icon to work...
     
  3. BaRRmaley

    BaRRmaley Notebook Deity

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    There are so many photos of CF-19's bottom covers on ebay :)))

    My CF-19 MK4 passes Win10 (preinstallation) tests, but I've already tried Win10 on MK5, and there is at least one driver that doesn't want to install (exclamation mark). One of PCI controllers, maybe Intel thermal management. Will try again in August :)
     
  4. sagitta35

    sagitta35 Notebook Enthusiast

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    Hi,
    my CF-30FWSAXAM (Win7 Pro) passed the check, no information about graphic card.
    let's wait for the upgrade...:D
     
  5. 1517

    1517 Notebook Guru

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    hi all just an update.......

    the thing with the win 10 message on task bar is it checks the cpu, mem and graphics, mostly. Where the main ISSUE, is in the graphics card.

    Anything lower then intel 945 graphics is and issue because it will not let you upgrade to win 10 and suggest new laptop.

    basically if you can run win 7 on laptop and have at least intel 945 you should be fine for win 10. just wont get all features(like Aero Peek, glass)

    but don't despair win 7 is good till 2020, in my case my CF 18s are good for me as I don't plan to get rid of them yet, still serviceable as I have them setup to what I like, and are low hours and excellent condition.................................:)
     
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    1517 Notebook Guru

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    Hi just an update today , for strange reason one of my Toughbook CF 18 Mk5 (N), suddenly says will update to win 10???? I have two identical other then license key?? will have to see if it will work on update day, @29 July 2015


    Toughbook CF 30 Model C , my friend has one that first said wont update, so we tried XP to Vista bios upgrade, nogo?? added directx 11, restarted and took a little while and said update win 10 no issues??

    Just thought might help someone................CF 30 CF 31 and CF 19 pretty much good to go upgrade win 10, some CF 18s good to go.

    Any other models please post so others can check and get good useful life out of Tough Books.......................................:)
     
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  7. CWB32

    CWB32 Need parts for my flying saucer.

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    "my fiend has one that first said wont update, so ..."
    :D:p
     
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    Shawn Crackpot Search Ninja and Options Whore

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    If the license key is not 100% legit, Win 10 will flag it.
     
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    Win 8 Pro to Win 10 Pro upgrade is simple and problem free.
    Settings have not changed, icons on my desktop are on their places :))
    CF-19 MK5.
     
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    Hi I have several of these installs to do, but haven't gone smoothly. I have decided to hold off for awhile. also none of mine where activated on first day?? Asking me to wait.

    You only have 30 DAYS to ROLL BACK if you don't like it. Also must install and activate first time, then you can make recovery disk if you have future issues.

    From what I have read it 50/50 on Win 10 installs, but well received.

    Privacy will be big issue, for privacy not use express install, do local install, DONT use you email. Also go to privacy panel and opt out of everything.
    DONT use WifiSense, will share password in Wi-Fi with social network friends aka Facebook etc. Cortana will collect voiceprint and searches.


    Read the fine print. Microsoft has assumed Google LIKE powers, will collect all data , photos, searches location etc etc, you agree by clicking yes, like android phone!!!!!

    Even has a UNIQUE ID number to let advertisers and internet track you, they will know who you are, no matter what device you use.

    Win 10 is an improvement but sadly the above is now the norm.

    Also use a Firewall, Antivirus, and malware of your choice, no OS is immune, no matter what they promise.
     
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