Windows 7 issues + Toughbook Model Status

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  1. Alex

    Alex Super Moderator

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    CF-18 MK1 Perfect (Read members post) rcx

    CF-18 MK2 Digitizer Perfect (Read members posts) Martin4x4

    CF-19 MK2 Perfect (Read members post) eno801

    Cf-28 Mk 2 touchscreen and hotkeys not working KLonsdale
    Cf-28 Mk 2 hotkeys not working ares93

    CF-29 MK2 Hotkeys not working a few issues Note (Read members post) mochatough
    CF-29 MK4 Perfect note: (use MK5 Hot key driver) TB2010

    CF-29 MK5 Perfect TB2010
    CF-29 MK5 Perfect (use xp Hotkeys drivers) Azrial

    CF-30 MK1 Hot Keys not working TB2010
    CF-30 MK1 Perfect Toughbook
    CF-30 MK1 Perfect dale z

    CF-30 MK2 Perfect Toyo
    CF-30 MK3 Perfect Toyo
     
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    Alex Super Moderator

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    I would like to have input from Toughbook owners on W7 problems in this thread
    I will edit this first post to list model and mk series then issues and then the member name
    Collectively we can help each other resolve issues but each mk number in a series could need different drivers and problem resolution
    It will be helpful to know ,who has what model and what items are not working and will serve as a reference to others considering upgrading to W7
     
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    toughbook2010 Notebook Consultant

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    CF-29 MK4 Windows 7 ultimate Must use MK5 Hot key driver. Everything seems fine.

    CF-29 MK5 Windows 7 ultimate everything works great

    CF-30 MK1 Windows 7 ultimate everything working but the Hot Keys

    TB2010
     
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    KLonsdale Notebook Evangelist

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    Cf-28 Mk II Windows 7 Ultimate everything worked but touchscreen and hotkeys.
     
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    eno801 Notebook Evangelist

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    CF-19 MK2 everything working and after much fiddling fixed the hotkeys

    My solution might work for some of ya'll. It seems the hotkeys are tied in to the video driver. Download the Vista Driver for MK2 from Panny and unpack it. Download and upgrade to the latest graphic driver for mobile windows 7 from intel and install. After installation reboot. go to device manager>display adapter and uninstall it. do not reboot. Browse to where the Panny driver unpacked, should be in the util>driver>video folder. right click on setup, select properties>compatibility tab and choose vista service pack 1. close tab and install driver.select yes to it telling you it is an older driver, reboot.
    hotkeys should now work. for some reason if you try to install it by itself it won't work you have to upgrade and then downgrade. Maybe some of the newer files stay and help the old vista driver when it installs.
    This also cures the mute button issue that Rob mentioned in another thread.
     
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    Azrial Notebook Deity

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    CF29N with no Touchscreen.

    Everything works fine, had to install Hotkeys drivers intended for XP.
     
  7. Toughbook

    Toughbook Drop and Give Me 20!

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    I now have a CF-30 MK1 with everything working!



    Thanks for the "heads up" Rob!
     
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    JerryNycom Notebook Enthusiast

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    Here's really dumb question: The Hot keys are the F# keys for volume and brightness ans such?
     
  9. Rob

    Rob Toughbook Aficionado

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    No problem, RICK! lol... Thank "Toughbook 2010" for that one!! He is an UBER GENIUS!! lol :D

    ~Rob, God forbid Rick takes FOREVER to answer his PM's!~ :D
     
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    Correct ,the most used are Fn+F9 = battery condition and Fn +F1 or F2 for screen brightness

    Last spring when I was testing W7 beta I had issues with hotkeys not working and I could not control the screen brightness on my cf74/cf19/cf30
    I had to remove w7 as I did not want the screen at full brightness


    Alex
     
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