Windows 7 on CF30 mk2

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The following procedure is for intermediate computer users only. Some drivers require you to manually update the device via the Device Manager. If you don't know how to do that, you'll be better off doing a restore from the Panasonic CD.


Windows 7 32-bit driver installation procedure

Panasonic issued this PDF file (from http://pc-dl.panasonic.co.jp/itn/support/soft_update/d_os/up_seven/Ver2_Windows%207_Upgrade_Step-by-Step_Guide_CF-19_30.pdf) for instructions on installing Windows 7 and associated drivers on a CF30 mk3. However, Panasonic does not officially support Windows 7 on the mk1 or mk2 versions.

This installation is based off of drivers downloaded from Panasonic North America at http://www.panasonic.com/business/Toughbook/computer-support-search-downloads.asp. Select Search for: All Drivers, Model: Toughbook CF-30, Version: CF-30K/L (mk3), Operating System: Windows 7 32bit, Language: English (North America).

Version numbers below is what I have installed. Skip specific driver installations if it does not apply to your computer.

  1. Install Chipset driver
    Go to http://downloadcenter.intel.com, select Chipsets, Laptop Chipsets, Mobile Intel® 965 Express Chipset, Windows 7 32bit. Version 9.2.0.1025 is working for me.
  2. Install Touchpad driver
    TouchPadDriver_v1.0.0.3_30K_30L_W732_ss6978.exe
  3. Install Videocard driver
    Using Windows 7 default
  4. Install Ethernet driver
    Using Windows 7 default
  5. Install Hotkey driver
    HotkeyDriver_v11.1.1100.0_30K_30L_W732_ss6943.exe
  6. Install Panasonic Misc driver
    PanasonicMiscDriver_v1.2.1100.0_30K_30L_W732_ss6948.exe
  7. Install WLAN driver
    Go to http://downloadcenter.intel.com, select Product Family Wireless Networking, Product Line WiFi Products, Product Name Intel® Wireless WiFi Link 4965AGN, Windows 7 32bit. Version 13.5.0 released 3/4/2011 driver only has worked. ICS_Ds32.exe contains the driver only and uses Windows for network selection. ICS_s32.exe includes Intel's WiFi access point selection software.
  8. Install Bluetooth driver
    BluetoothStackDriver_ver7.00.08(p)_30K_30L_W732_ss6952.exe
  9. Install Wireless Switch driver
    WirelessSwitchUtil_v4.02l10_30K_30L_W732_ss6990.exe
  10. Install AMT driver
    did not install
  11. Install Soundcard driver (optional)
    SoundDriver_v6.10.1.6585_30K_30L_W732_ss6929.exe
    Windows default drivers are fine, the package above includes SoundMax Integrated Digital Audio drivers that include some stereo/3D effects.
  12. Install Modem driver
    Windows default driver
  13. Install SD card driver
    SDSecureDLL_v1.1.20.39948_30K_30L_W732_ss6968.exe
  14. Install Intel Dynamic Power Performance Management driver
    DynamicPowerPerfMgmtDriver_v3.02.00.1008_30K_30L_W732_ss6934.exe
  15. Install Touchscreen driver
    Windows default, ensure Touchscreen option in BIOS is set to Auto or Tablet
  16. Install Gemplus Smartcard driver
    unknown, my CF30 did not have a smartcard reader
  17. Install USB-LAN driver (optional, for port replicator only)
    PortReplicatorLANDriver_v1.0.0.14_30K_30L_W732_ss6976.exe
  18. Install GPS patch (optional)
    GPSRegistryPatch_v2.00l11_30K_30L_W732_ss6983.exe
    Only needed if there is erratic mouse movement in Windows.
    In BIOS, ensure GPS is Disabled before installing this patch
  19. Run Windows Update
    download, update, reboot, rinse and repeat.
  20. Install Panasonic Handwriting (optional)
  21. Install Trusted Platform Module (TPM) driver (optional)
  22. Install Fingerprint driver
  23. Install Hotkey Appendix driver
    HotkeyAppendixUtil_v9.00l10_30K_30L_W732_ss6942.exe enabled the on-screen popups for brightness/sound but also does not allow me to dim the screen so I have uninstalled it. Only downside I can tell is I can't see the brightness level meter.
  24. Install Hotkey Settings driver
    HotkeySettingUtil_v2.01l11_30K_30L_W732_ss6944.exe
  25. Install WWAN Switch
    Has dependency on Hotkey Appendix
    I believe this app is optional as just installing the Wireless Switch driver above gave me the option to turn on/off the WWAN from the system tray.
  26. Install PC Info application
    PCInfoViewerApp_v6.04l10_30K_30L_W732_ss6945.exe
  27. Install Panasonic Common Components app
    PanasonicCommonComponents_v2.00l11_30K_30L_W732_ss6946.exe
  28. Install Battery Recalibration app
    BatteryRecalibrationUtil_v2.02l10_30K_30L_W732_ss6941.exe
  29. Install Asset Tag app
    Unknown at this time, my model does not support.



Windows 7 64-bit driver installation procedure

This procedure is based on this PDF file (from http://pc-dl.panasonic.co.jp/dl/download/file/53088/s1424225/d57ccc222f3cc772/Installation_Instructions_31B_Win7_H-2010-0214-L.pdf) on installing drivers on a CF-31. Panasonic does not officially support Windows 7 64 bit on the CF-30.

Drivers are downloaded from Panasonic Japan at http://pc-dl.panasonic.co.jp/dl/. Select Search for: All Drivers, Model: Toughbook CF-31, Version: CF-31A (mk1 Perf/Std), Operating System: Windows 7 64bit, Language: English (North America).

Version numbers below is what I have installed. Skip specific driver installations if it does not apply to your computer.


  1. Install GPS Registry Patch
    Only needed if there is erratic mouse movement in Windows.
    In BIOS, ensure GPS is Disabled before installing this patch
  2. Install OS INF files
    Go to http://downloadcenter.intel.com, select Chipsets, Laptop Chipsets, Mobile Intel® 965 Express Chipset, Windows 7 64bit. Version 15.12.75.4.64.1930 released 10/02/2009 has worked
    win7_64_1512754.exe
  3. Install Panasonic Misc Driver
    PanasonicMiscDriver_v1.3.1100.100_31A_W764_ss8751.exe
  4. Install Panasonic Common Components (x86)
    PanasonicCommonComponents_v2.00l12_31A_W764_ss7677.exe
  5. Install Panasonic Common Components (x64)
    PanasonicCommonComponents64bit_v2.00l12_31A_W764_ss8758.exe
  6. Install Touchpad driver
    TouchPadDriver_v1.0.0.1_31A_W764_ss8750.exe
  7. Install Sound card driver
    Windows default drivers
  8. Install Intel Rapid Storage Technology driver
    Go to http://downloadcenter.intel.com, select Chipsets, Laptop Chipsets, Mobile Intel® 965 Express Chipset, Windows 7 64bit. Version 10.1.0.1008 released 12/15/2010 has worked.
    iata_enu.exe
  9. Install ATI video driver
    Not applicable for CF-30 mk2
  10. Install Intel video driver
    Go to http://downloadcenter.intel.com, select Graphics, Laptop graphics controllers, Mobile Intel® 965 Express Chipset, Windows 7 64bit. Version 15.12.75.4.64.1930 released 10/02/2009 has worked
    win7_64_1512754.exe
  11. Install Intel Turbo Boost Technology driver
  12. Install Intel Dynamic Power Performance Management driver
    DynamicPowerPerfMgmtDriver_v4.00.00.1022pv_31A_W764_ss7667.exe
  13. Install Touchscreen driver
    TouchscreenDriver_v1.0.0.9_31A_W764_ss8755.exe
  14. Install Modem driver
    Windows default, will be updated via Windows Update.
  15. Install Wireless LAN driver
    Go to http://downloadcenter.intel.com, select Product Family Wireless Networking, Product Line WiFi Products, Product Name Intel® Wireless WiFi Link 4965AGN, Windows 7 64 bit. Version 13.5.0 released 3/4/2011 driver only has worked. ICS_Ds64.exe contains the driver only and uses Windows for network selection. ICS_s64.exe includes Intel's WiFi access point selection software.
  16. Install Hotkey driver
    HotkeyDriver_v11.1.1100.0_31A_W764_ss8748.exe
  17. Install Hotkey settings app
    HotkeySettingUtil_v2.01l11_31A_W764_ss6944.exe
  18. Install Hotkey Appendix
    HotkeyAppendixUtil_v9.01l10_31A_W764_ss7681.exe enabled the on-screen popups for brightness/sound but also does not allow me to dim the screen so I have uninstalled it. Only downside I can tell is I can't see the brightness level meter.
  19. Install Bluetooth stack
    BluetoothStackDriver_ver7.10.09(p)_31A_W764_ss8124.exe
  20. Install Fingerprint driver
    Optional, unknown. My CF-30 does not have this installed.
  21. Install Smartcard driver
    Optional, unknown. My CF-30 does not have this installed.
  22. Install SD card driver
    SDSecureDLL_v1.1.21.40235_31A_W764_ss8752.exe
  23. Install 2nd LAN driver
    Not applicable for CF-30 mk2
  24. Install Port Replicator LAN driver
    PortReplicatorLANDriver_v1.0.0.14_31A_W764_ss8746.exe
  25. Install AMT driver
    Not applicable for CF-30 mk2
  26. Install LAN driver
    Windows default
  27. Install TPM driver
  28. Install Display Selector
    Not applicable for CF-30 mk2
  29. Install Panasonic Power Plan Extension Utility
    PanasonicPowerPlanExtensionUtil_v1.05l12a_31A_W764_ss8759.exe
  30. Install Video Switch Utility
    Not applicable for CF-30 mk2
  31. Install Wireless Switch Utility
    WirelessSwitchUtil_v4.04l13_31A_W764_ss8760.exe
  32. Install Wireless Connection Disable Utility
    I did not install this
  33. Install Panasonic Notification
    PanasonicNotificationUtil_v1.03l11_31A_W764_ss6949.exe
  34. Install Handwriting Utility
    I did not install this
  35. Install Loupe Utility
    I did not install this
  36. Install Battery Recalibration
    BatteryRecalibrationUtil_v2.02l10_31A_W764_ss6941.exe
  37. Install Concealed Mode Utility
    Not applicable to CF-30 mk2
  38. Install PC Information Viewer
    PCInfoViewerApp_v6.05l10_31A_W764_ss7682.exe
  39. Install Asset Tag Entry
    Not applicable to CF-30 mk2
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