Window 10 on CF-19 MK4?

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  1. SJLPHI

    SJLPHI Notebook Consultant

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    I have 2 CF-19 caddies, and I had one with W7 and W10 to test. I have Mk 6, so it may not apply to Mk 4. By default, W10 is clunky and messy to work with, but all of the Mk 6 drivers intended for W7 works.

    This includes all buttons and ports.

    Windows 10 won me over eventually with the built-in "MAPs" function and the ability to make the OEM gps to work with it at relative ease. This was not so trivial for W7.
     
  2. jrbauerjr

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    Ok, Here's where I am... I removed the hotkey appendix, no more touchscreen so I reinstalled the appendix and got the touchscreen back. Not very accurate as far as touch goes, but that's an issue for another time. As a workaround I programmed a desktop shortcut to open the windows settings for dimming and brightening the display..

    Here's an update on all my old machines..

    CF-T8 win10 64 brightness works
    CF-30 Mk1 win10 32 brightness works
    CF-30 Mk3 win10 64 brightness doesn't work
    CF-19 Mk4 win10 64 brightness doesn't work
    CF-19 Mk7 win10 64 brightness works

    Someplace around here I also have a CF-W4 that my wife bought on e-bay that had Win 10 when she got it, I know that's a 32 machine and I believe it's brightness works It's just that she got a W8 and a CF-C2 to replace it and it's buried somewhere...

    I'm going to try the Mk6 driver for the appendix and see what happens. Based on the above it appears that a Win10 32 might be the best match for older toughbooks .

    Thanks to all of you for the good advice so far....
     
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  3. jrbauerjr

    jrbauerjr Notebook Enthusiast

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    Looking at the Mk6 drivers, they don't seem to include a hotkey appendix.. I guess this is going to be as good as it gets..
     
  4. Rob2D

    Rob2D Notebook Enthusiast

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    Windows 10 still a bit of a mixed bag then?
     
  5. BaRRmaley

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    Still hands.dll library is important for laptops with proprietary drivers.
    I'm sure touchscreen doesn't need hotkey appendix to function.
     
  6. Kerozin

    Kerozin Notebook Enthusiast

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    I tried win10 on cf19mk2, direct install from clean iso (not upgrade), got everything working gps, wwan, touch, buttons, no ex. marks on any device in control panel but never managed to get wlan working. Issue is it would not come back after sleep/hibernation, only after reboot. Tried every possible driver, even some custom ones cobbled together from different oems. It's some Intel card, tried two versions, OEM Panasonic 2.4ghz and 2.4/5Ghz generic one with same results.
     
  7. Shawn

    Shawn Crackpot Search Ninja and Options Whore

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    I always disable sleep/hibernation on every machine I own.
    They always seem to give issues on wake up.

    I set the screen to turn off after 3 minutes. It is the main power hog. SSD's and idling motherboards don't use enough power to worry about.
     
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    Can't live without sleep :) Had no problems with sleep with newer machines and OS'es. I never shutdown my laptops :)
     
  9. Shawn

    Shawn Crackpot Search Ninja and Options Whore

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    Maybe I have PTSD from previous Windows versions.

    PTSD = post traumatic stress disorder.

    FFptsd.png.jpg
     
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    Windows 10 will automatically disable hibernation (not sleep) if it detects an SSD. (It has long been recommended to do that on SSDs.) If the only device having trouble coming back from sleep is the WiFi card, another thing to try is going into Device Manager, pull up properties for WiFi card, and go to the Power Management tab and uncheck the box beside "Allow the computer to turn this device off to save power".
     
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