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Upgrading Amilo Xi 3650 To Windows 7

Postby lediablo » Wed Oct 28, 2009 10:49 am

Hello,

I have an Amilo Xi 3650 with the P7350 CPU and two 500Gb harddrives etc.
System came with Windows Vista Home Premium 32 BIT.

What do you think with upgrading (clean installation) to Windows 7 Ultimate 64 BIT edition?
P7350 is 64 bit so there should not be any problem??, special FSC hardware also exist on VIsta 64 bit editions meaning there should be drivers working with Windows 7?

I noticed this document on Fujitsu pages: http://support.ts.fujitsu.com/KMT_File. ... terne_Info

Apparently system is "supported" with Bios 1.0G (currently 1.0D) , target date 27/11 -09.

Any comments is appreciated.

Rgds,
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Re: Upgrading Amilo Xi 3650 To Windows 7

Postby hikaru » Wed Oct 28, 2009 3:16 pm

Multiple users in the german amilo-forum report that Win7 works fine on the Xi 3650. Up to now it seems that the hybrid graphics is not supported, but you can still switch it in the BIOS and one user tries to make the Vista hybrid driver work on Win7.
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Re: Upgrading Amilo Xi 3650 To Windows 7

Postby Seti187 » Thu Oct 29, 2009 2:11 pm

I recently did a format and clean install on my Xi 3650 going from Windows Home Premium 32bit to Windows Professional 64bit.

I used the Windows Vista x64 Drivers from:
http://uk.ts.fujitsu.com/support/downloads.html

Hybrid Graphics is working for me. However at least 3-4 of the other drivers there won't install or they produced errors that forced me to remove them.

My system stability was perfect under Vista. Now I occasionally get lock-ups, freezing, and the odd error message. Certain 32bit applications rocket my CPU usuage to 100% and bring my system to it's knees. My fresh install of Windows 7 runs about the same speed as my 6 month old Windows Vista installation did.

My biggest gripe is with using an external display. The Fn+F10 hot key for changing display mode no longer works when the laptop is using the Nvidia graphics card. I constantly have to go into display settings to adjust the output mode / change resolutions. Opening and closing the laptop lid resets these settings even though i've configured Windows 7 to ignore open/closing the lid in the power management options. Once, Windows 7 turned off all my displays, forcing me to reset my laptop just to be able to see anything again. (Even unplugging my HDMI cable didn't restore the image on my laptop screen)

If you intend to use 'Windows XP Mode' you require Hardware Virtualization Support on your CPU. My Amilo 3650 xi processor (T5800) doesn't support it. Yours should work, but only if there is the option to enable it in the BIOS which you might want to check.

I have a few other problems, but they're mostly related to the design of Windows 7. I especially don't like the new Windows Media Player, and believe it or not, after about 10 open windows of say, Internet explorer, Windows 7 stacks them in the same way Vista does, and the mouse-over preview feature starts lagging.

All in all, I'm likely to downgrade back to Windows Vista when I get the time. I was caught up in the hype of Windows 7, but my actual personal experience of it has been frustrating. As the old saying goes; if it ain't broke, don't fix it. :P
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Re: Upgrading Amilo Xi 3650 To Windows 7

Postby Ltn Dan » Sun Jan 10, 2010 10:42 am

Did you test the Windows Vista Hotkey Driver ? It should be work on Win 7 64bit.

It's better to have 4 gb of memory with Windows 7 64bit or 3 gb of memory with Windows Vista 32bit ?
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