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Windows 7 Support Information

 Updated on April 09‚ 2010 
Please make note of the following when reading the Windows® 7 support evaluation information.
 Windows® 7 SP1 Update Support Information Recommendation of disk media 
1. Read this first
  • This page is about evaluating the operation of your current Panasonic PC, when you plan to upgrade to Windows® 7.
    This information does not guarantee the operation of Windows® 7 on Panasonic brand computers.
    Also, it is not intended as user support for operating system compatibility.
    In some cases, you should not upgrade to Windows® 7. Please read all the documentation before you start upgrading your OS.
    Upon understanding the above, please proceed to read the Windows® 7 support evaluation information below.
  • This information is not intended to recommend or guarantee an upgrade to Windows® 7.
    When making your decision on whether or not to upgrade to Windows® 7, we first ask that you acquire a knowledge of your PC operation environment and collect sufficient information regarding this topic.
  • Please see the Microsoft website regarding new features in Windows® 7 and the operating environment.
  • Panasonic will not be liable for damage to the operating environment of customer equipment or loss of data due to the installation of Windows® 7. Please ensure you backup any important data before beginning the upgrade.
  • When upgrading, we assume that your computer retains the same default settings as when it was shipped from our factory. We have not verified the viability of any combination of off-the-shelf software and/or peripheral devices.
  • Please contact the individual developers regarding any questions you may have about the compatibility of Windows® 7 with the peripherals and the application software you have purchased.
  • Please understand that this information will only be provided on our website.
  • Upon verifying that you have the means (recovery DVD-ROM and other backup media) to do a re-install for each computer, if necessary, please proceed with the upgrade.
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2. Hardware Requirements
  • After considering the recommended hardware environment for Windows® 7 operation, we have selected the upgradeable models for support evaluation based on the requirements below.
CPU1GHz processor (32 - or 64-bit) 
System memorySystem memory should be 1 GB or higher.
HDD capacity16 GB of available disk space (32-bit); 20 GB of available disk space (64-bit)
GraphicsDirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM 1.0 or higher driver
OtherAbility to boot from DVD drive (External drive can be used.)
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3. Evaluation condition
  • After considering the recommended hardware environment for Windows® 7 operation, we evaluated the upgradeable models for support testing based on the following:
Memory configurationEvaluated after expanding from 512 MB system memory to 1 GB or higher 
7 classOverseas models = Evaluated with Professional English version RTM.
Installation methodEvaluated by inserting the Windows 7 DVD into drive and upgrading from the Windows Vista pre-installed state. For models with Vista pre-installed, we launched the Win7 setup after first installing Vista_SP1.
4. Upgradeable Models
  • For the following models, we will be offering compatible software on our Support website based on the following schedule (subject to change):
  • In upgrading Windows 7 non-introduction PC

    'Wireless LAN Driver' and 'Wireless Switch Utility' are revised.
 ModelRevised,
Release
 
CF-F8, W8, T8 Series CF-F8E/G (mk1/1.5/3)
CF-W8E/G (mk1/1.5/3)
CF-T8E/G (mk1/1.5/3)
Evaluation Information has been updated on Nov 27, 2009.Evaluation Information Evaluation Information has been updated on Nov 27, 2009.
Support ModuleSupport Module
Windows® 7 Upgrade Step-by-Step GuideUpgrades Procedure
April 09, 2010 
November 11, 2009
 
CF-52 Series CF-52E/F/G/H/J (mk2)
CF-74J/K (mk4)
Evaluation InformationEvaluation Information
Support ModuleSupport Module
Windows® 7 Upgrade Step-by-Step GuideUpgrades Procedure
April 09, 2010 
November 18, 2009
 
CF-74 Series 
CF-19 Series CF-19K/L (mk3)
CF-30K/L (mk3)
Evaluation InformationEvaluation Information
Support ModuleSupport Module
Windows® 7 Upgrade Step-by-Step GuideUpgrades Procedure
April 09, 2010 
November 25, 2009
 
CF-30 Series 
CF-H1 Series CF-H1B (mk1.5)
Evaluation InformationEvaluation Information
Support ModuleSupport Module
Windows® 7 Upgrade Step-by-Step GuideUpgrades Procedure
April 09, 2010 
November 30, 2009
 
CF-U1 Series CF-U1A/C/E (mk1) except for 16GB SSD model
Evaluation InformationEvaluation Information
Support ModuleSupport Module
Windows® 7 Upgrade Step-by-Step GuideUpgrades Procedure
April 09, 2010 
December 09, 2009
 
CF-U1A/C/E (mk1) with 16GB SSD
Evaluation InformationEvaluation Information
Support ModuleSupport Module
Windows® 7 Clean Install Step-by-Step GuideClean Installs Procedure
 
 
 
 
Please make note of the following when updating the Windows® 7 Service Pack 1.
 Windows® 7 SP1 Update Support Information For Japanese consumer PCs

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