My in place upgrade with Windows 7 from Vista went smoothly on my Fujitsu U810 and I am typing this post on it using Word 2007. That said there were 5 issues, all related to drivers when the upgrade was completed:
- The mouse stick was erratic. I had to uninstall the Alps pointing device driver in the control panel. I need to find a solution.
- The pen`s calibration was out whack. I tried to use Fujitsu calibration, which did not work. I had to use the Win 7 calibration; start/search calibration for calibrate the screen for pen or touch input.
- OmniPass Control Center would not start. The fingerprint sensor driver installed correctly and the Windows logon works fine. In order to make to run the OmniPass application you need to set compatibility mode to Vista. This is done by going right clicking on the application, clicking on Properties and selecting the compatibility tab. I do find that when I run OmniPass it does seem to hog the CPU, so I use sparingly.
- Fujitsu buttons under the screen did not work. You need to remove the Button utility and driver. Then reinstalling them by setting the compatibility mode to Vista on the setup utility. The catch is that you must do this after the downloaded file from the Fujitsu web is extracted. This means that once the install routine starts (after the extraction) you must cancel the install. Then you need to open file explorer to C:\drivers\BUTTON-DRIVER_FUJITSU_V2.0.1026.2006_XPTPC,VISTA_CA40701-S725 and change the compatibility setting for setup to Vista and check run as administrator. You can then double click on setup to install the driver. Do the same for the button utility setup under C:\drivers\BUTTON-UTILITY_FUJITSU_V7.00.0910.2007_XPTPC . Reboot and voila, although I have not gotten the screen rotation to work yet.
- Auto screen rotation did not work. On my to-do list, but the work around is manual screen rotation.
The U810 has a lot of weaknesses most notably the lack of memory and 800MHZ processor but for Word and IE it works quite well. I use a 1GB Readyboost SD card and always have the power settings at to maximum performance. The battery lasts a little under 4 hours which works for my use.
Windows 7 clearly helps this little UMPC in performance and disk usage (I gained 7GB after Vista). It is not the best experience but for the 1.3lbs small package it works while traveling. I use suspend and hibernate to make the startup process as fast as possible, but always plan on 3-4 minutes to get started and plug in every chance I get. With my iGo charger I can pretty much charge anywhere I have access to power (AC, car and plane).
Here are some good links. I still have some debugging to do and will update this post. The bottom line Windows 7 works very well and I am not going back…