Shawn and safn1949,
Thank you both for your time and replies; it is very much appreciated.
I have downloaded all the TB30Mk3 Win7-32 drivers from the Panny driver site.
Guess I will see what happens on Saturday. Heck the worst thing I can image would be that, if all else fails, I will start over and install the 32 bit version
The complete part number of the TB30 MK3 I will be working on this weekend is:
What's the full model number? CF-30KTPEQAM
-The TB configuration website shows...
-This unit originally came with 2gig of RAM that was upgraded to 4 gig by someone.
Shipped from Panny it was: Win Vista COA (YUCK) w/ Win XP downgrade option
Did it come with win7 32 bit originally?
If it came with win7 originally the restore disk will reinstall it perfectly. No need to even type in the COA number. :-(((((
-Unfortunately, No restore disk came with the Mk3 beast, which would have be Win Vista (YUCK)
Win7 32 bit and 64 bit will both run on 4gb of ram. They will perform almost exactly the same with 4gb memory.
-Won't 64 bit allow all 4 gig be usable, since 32 bit shows only about 3.25 gig are usable?
A cf30 will run with 8gb of ram installed.....It needs to be a certain type of memory.
-GREAT to know, thanks. Would you please sent me the specific RAM (Manufacture and Part Number), if you have it, that would be required to bump this awesome Mk3 machine up to 8 gigs?
With 8gb win7 64 bit will perform better. 8gb will cost around $100.00..
-Would you happen to know if the RAM needed to bump up to 8gigs would be available for purchase from any of the wonderful and knowledgeable TB experts in this forum or would newegg be he best bet?
I will update this post with my findings and results after attempting to install W7-64 this weekend.
Thank you both once again for you time and assistance.
Please have a wonerful, relaxing, safe and blessed evening.
Sincerely and respectfully,
-31Mk3, 16gb RAM, SSD #1 Samsung 850 Pro 512gb, W10-64 Pro (w/ 2 different VMs installed),Emissive backlit KB, Media Bay 2nd battery
-33Mk1, 16gb RAM, 512gb SSD, W10-64 Ult, Premium Backlit KB, Dual Extended Life batteries installed.