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X301 and Windows 7

Hello,

 

I installed Windows 7 on my X301 and have problems with three hardware devices.

One is the fingerprint reader. It is shown in the device manager but I cannot find a vaild driver.

The other two hardware devices I am not able to identify.

 

Is there a solution for these problems? When will drivers be available for windows 7? (I read the driver announcement post)

 

Regards,

Mathias

 

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Re: X301 and Windows 7

welcome to the forum!

 


mspoerr wrote:

Is there a solution for these problems? When will drivers be available for windows 7? (I read the driver announcement post)


well, just like it says in the announcement post, there is no set schedule for driver releases.   drivers will be made available as they are released to the public after testing. Smiley Wink

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Re: X301 and Windows 7

Hi erik,

 

now I got it Smiley Wink Would it be possible to join the test team?

 

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not unless you work for lenovo Smiley Wink

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Re: X301 and Windows 7

ok, now I really got it (hopefully)

 

Thank you for your help!

 

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Re: X301 and Windows 7

sure thing.

 

btw, you might try an FPR driver available directly from UPEK.   they might not have anything available for win 7 specifically but their vista driver might work.   it's certainly worth a try.

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thank you for the hint, but I already tried the latest drivers - it doesn' work Smiley Sad

 

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Re: X301 and Windows 7

Hello,

 

I have some news regarding this issue:

The vendor is not UPEK, it's Authentec. The latest Windows7 Beta drivers are available at:

http://www.authentec.com/win7beta32.cfm

 

But it still does not work. The device is successfully installed butin the Biometric device options the following error message appears: "No application available to manage fingerprint data" (I use the german version, so this is not the original error message.

When I install the Lenovo Fingerprint Software, the device is unavailable.

 

Does someone know which software I need to manage the fingerprint data?

 

Thanks,

/Mathias

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Re: X301 and Windows 7

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http://support.us.dell.com/support/downloads/download.aspx?c=us&l=en&s=gen&releaseid=R186441&formatc... 

 

Dell's fingerprint suit can be set-up on X301 instead of lenovo's package - works perfect!

 

now fo Wimedia device (that is wireless LAN) use the one from System Update (it show 2 Wireless LAN packages) that has "64 bit" in the name and ignore the second...

 

Install Auto features from Sysem Update - that wil properly enable microphone

 

Don't install registry patches and Vista Component updates...

 

Good luck....

 

P.S. I assume that You running 64bit version of OS... there is no reason to use 32bit on any hardware that allows to run 64bit....

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Re: X301 and Windows 7

Hello shalamov,

 

thank you for your answer, but it does not work - probably becasue its from upek and not Authentec. As mentioned above, the reader in X301 notebooks is from Authentec

 

/mspoerr