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PostPosted: Sat Apr 26, 2014 1:59 pm 

Joined: Sat Aug 04, 2012 8:12 pm
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Location: Tallahassee, Florida
Funny, but the more I try to step back, the more Toughbook seem to follow me. We've been more about security and tools in the orphanages lately, but now I cant escape it at home.

Yes, over a year ago a local college PD asked me to find them some used laptops, and I hooked them up with a source for 10 surplus cf-30's for their officers for free; knowing they had their own IT department and I would be off the hook. Well they got them, turned them over to their techies, and now, I'm getting them back to try and get the touchscreens working. Yes, you guessed it, they are Mark 1s, and the recent post here is going to help me a lot.

Then I gave my only cf-19 to a small town deputy across the border, as it was fast enough to work and small enough to fit in his issue dodge charger, but he cant use it until I'm able to put win7Pro in it for him. So its back to me to update it.

And I have to update our team's cf-30's from winxp, and they want those updated before we go again.

So back to the lab.

Anyone know a good source for Win7 pro, no one here in town sells it, and online Ive only seen it for about $139. a copy.

PostPosted: Sat Apr 26, 2014 2:25 pm 
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Well if the CF-19 is a MK1 it does not like W7 very much. It did work good but I could not get the front buttons to work at all, others have had the same problem too. The CF-30 works great after you upgrade the BIOS...so the touch screen will work.





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CF-19 MK1, 2, 5 Emissive Keyboard, Samsung 240GB SSD, 12GB Ram, W7 64 bit, GPS *
CF-28 MK2, 3
CF-30 MK2 , Intel SSD, 4GB , GPS, W7 Ultimate , Bluetooth, Emissive Keyboard
CF-51 MK3LL Core 2 Duo T7600 Mod , W7, 4GB Ram, 160GB 7200RPM HDD, Finger Print Reader
CF-52MK1 Core2Duo 2GHz, Intel SSD X25 Series ,4GB , BT with dock
CF-52 MK4 i5‑2540M 2.60GHz, ATI Discrete Graphics, Intel 120GB SSD, 16GB,W7 Pro 64bit
CF-53MK1 i5/2520, Kingston Hyper X SSD 240GB, 16GB memory, W7 Pro 64bit with dock
And the little guys CF-M34 MK3 and MK7
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 27, 2014 5:51 pm 

Joined: Wed Nov 16, 2011 8:01 pm
Posts: 501
Location: New England
The first link referenced above for Windows 7 Pro is a Great Price ($80) which is huge compared to what others on this forum have quoted me that they are paying. The second link works out to almost the same price with the exchange rate, and would be appropriate for those on the other side of the pond. Thanks for the Links!

CF-53 Mint LMDE3
CF-30 MK2 SSD LMDE2 Betsy, MK2 Navigatrix, Fundraiser for TbT
(NICE) Thanks Sadlmkr
CF-M34 MicroWattR8 Thanks Sadlmkr
CF-M33 MicroWattR8 Thanks Springfield
CF-29 MX-16 (https://mxlinux.org/) Thanks Morgan
CF-28 MK3 MX-14.3 & MicroWattR8

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