Panasonic Toughbook & Windows 10

Submitted: Friday, Mar 04, 2016 at 21:34
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G'day Folks, Recently got a Panasonic Toughbook Mk7 for mapping and navigation with OziExplorer & EOTopo. The operating system is Windows 8.1 and not being a fan decided to upgrade to Windows 10. I knew the software was ok as Adele advised me of this. Went thru the installation OK but after logging in, the system locked up with no key function active. Got onto Windows Tech support and the problem is Panasonic have not released compatable drivers for Windows 10. So folks stay with what you have until Panasonic announce on their web site drivers are available.
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Reply By: TomH - Friday, Mar 04, 2016 at 21:51

Friday, Mar 04, 2016 at 21:51
Dont know how to on the Panasonic but I didnt like W10 on my Sony so did a factory reset back to original W8 and then back up to 8.1. Took a couple of hours. I had saved all my stuff to an external HDD and got the serial numbers before I even went to W10 Luckily

Not the way Microsoft say to revert back but may be the only way if keys wont work
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Reply By: fisho64 - Saturday, Mar 05, 2016 at 01:23

Saturday, Mar 05, 2016 at 01:23
I also upgraded to W10, holy bleep what a pain in the ass.
I did not realise you could change only back within 30 days but after that the older version is deleted.
Had to do a hard reset on my laptop to W7, but it is useable now at least.
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Reply By: vk1dx - Saturday, Mar 05, 2016 at 08:00

Saturday, Mar 05, 2016 at 08:00
As usual we don't upgrade unless forced to by various devious means. Still have a computer in the garage (on the house lan) running XP quite nicely but is way slow these days. Got a new PC late last year with Windows 7 Professional and more hard disk space and a few extra expansion slots on it. Going like a ripper.

Won't upgrade to Windows 8.1 and/or especially Windows 10 as long as this one does what we want.

"If it isn't broken - then don't change it". Well with Windows still operating on the top of Bill Gates bios it's all broken anyway!!! Sometimes the latest isn't the greatest.

Thanks for the warning Doug.

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Reply By: The Explorer - Saturday, Mar 05, 2016 at 11:39

Saturday, Mar 05, 2016 at 11:39
Hi

Apparently it is possible to upgrade some Toughbook and Toughpad models to Windows 10

DETAILED INSTRUCTIONS HERE

though unless you have some specific reason to need Windows 10 I wouldn't bother. I Don't have a Toughbook but I am still using Windows 7 on the PC and everything works fine.

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Reply By: Member - Robert1660 - Sunday, Mar 06, 2016 at 16:34

Sunday, Mar 06, 2016 at 16:34
Hi Guys,
My approach to updating operating Windows operating systems has been not to bother. However, the slight exception was when I purchased a Dell laptop with the worst operating system ever, Windows 8.1. What a nightmare! I just cannot believe that Microsoft could have thought that this system was an improvement. What made this system useable was the free shell that can be installed that restores a menu system just like Windows 7. This shell can be found at www.classicshell.net . Thoroughly recommended!
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Reply By: D-MaxerWA - Sunday, Mar 06, 2016 at 21:57

Sunday, Mar 06, 2016 at 21:57
If you have a touch screen, going to Win10 is a no brainer. Otherwise, Win 7 is the ducks nuts.

I had all sorts of problems getting my PC to upgrade to Win10 from Win7Pro, no touch screen, but when I did by doing a clean install, I just love it.

I had no problems upgrading laptops and tablet that were store bought, but as I always build my own PC's, it didn't want to happen.

Just the other side of the story from a very happy Win10 camper.
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Reply By: Member - Rosco from way back - Tuesday, Mar 08, 2016 at 10:24

Tuesday, Mar 08, 2016 at 10:24
Yep ... been there done that. Back to Win 7. 10 is a dog!!!
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Follow Up By: Baz - The Landy - Wednesday, Mar 09, 2016 at 12:53

Wednesday, Mar 09, 2016 at 12:53
I've kept it simple as well with my Toughbook...


Cheers, Baz
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