Update on Windows 7 support for Fujitsu (Siemens) tablets

Fujitsu will not offer updated BIOS versions for some Tablet PCs, other than stated before (see previous blog post).

This change is reflected in this PDF document about Windows 7 support, version 3, (dated Nov. 19th 2009).

Wording has changed from “supported” to “limited support” for following Lifebooks: P1610, P1620, T4220.

Full support is still true for T1010, T5010, STYLISTIC ST6012.

To get Windows 7 drivers for your Lifebook or Stylistic you should go to Windows Update from within Windows 7. For remaining yellow banged out devices you visit the support site (links below) and choose Windows 7 as your OS. Note that if you want to run Windows 7 x64 (which makes no sense as long as you have less than 4 GB of RAM), you have to remove the mark of the checkbox for “Show only supported operating systemes”. If there is no driver for Windows 7, try the Windows Vista driver.

I have succesefully installed all device drivers for Windows 7 x86 on Lifebook P1620 – but the Authentec fingerprint device is not working. It is detected and the driver is installed, but it is not recognized as a biometric device so that I cannot log in with a finger swipe. I guess that is what “limited support” is about :(

Driver support sites:

Fujitsu US Fujitsu German