Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Yes, You Can Load Windows 7 on a Toughbook CF-30

A customer calls us. He's trying to upgrade to Windows 7 on his Toughbook CF-30. He tells us he just got off the phone with Panasonic tech support, who told him it can't be done. We tell him to send it over, because Panasonic tech support is wrong. We put Windows 7 on CF-30s every day.

Microsoft will stop supporting Windows XP on April 8th, 2014, so we've been getting a lot of calls like this lately. These are just the folks who thought to get a second opinion. It's safe to assume that many more users took tech support's advice at face value. Who knows how many users have unnecessarily spent thousands on a new machine based on bad information?

Both the CF-30 and CF-19 meet Windows 7's system requirements. Even a maxed-out CF-29 will squeak by. It may not be the simplest install, but it is definitely not impossible. We have the tools and knowledge, so before you take a hunk out of your bank account for a new machine, let us help you out.

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