Yes, your Toughbook can run Windows 7

Posted by Ed on 20th May 2014

Upgrade from Windows XP

As of April 8th, 2014, Microsoft no longer supports Windows XP. That means there will be no new security updates, no hotfixes, and no tech support. This is a serious concern, and many network administrators have responded wisely by blocking computers running the outdated operating system. If you are still using Windows XP, now would be a good time to upgrade to Windows 7.

Despite what you may have heard, your Panasonic Toughbook can run Windows 7, provided it is equipped with a Core Duo processor or better. We regularly install 7 in CF-51, CF-52, CF-31, CF-30, CF-19, CF-T8, and even some CF-29 Toughbooks. Several units meet the Win7 system requirements, however the process for upgrading the OS in a Toughbook is not as simple and straight-forward as one might hope. That does not, however, mean that it can't be done. We do it every day.

"Downgrade" from Windows 8

Can't get used to Windows 8? You aren't alone. Microsoft made a lot of unpopular changes with Windows 8. Want to go back to Windows 7? Well, you're in luck. Any computer that can run Windows 8 will be able to run Windows 7 easily.

We can help you make the transition.

If you are struggling to make the upgrade work, or if you just want to avoid the headache altogether, we are here to help. For $150 plus shipping, our technicians will set you up with Windows 7 Professional and you'll have one less thing to worry about. If you bought the computer from us, we'll do it for just $75. 

Simply fill out our repair form and mark the check box "I want to upgrade to Windows 7." Our technician will get in touch with you to hammer out the details.

This upgrade is available for any Core Duo Toughbook or better. Any incompatible units will be returned at the sender's expense.

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