Whoops! I didn't even notice there was an ENTIRE Windows 7 sub-forum!
I saw very few Windows 7 threads, but I didn't see a main Windows 7 thread or any Windows 7 megathread.
Where can we go for more information on running Windows 7 on ThinkPads such as the T43?
I just got a ThinkPad T43, and the first thing I did on it after verifying everything worked (MemTest86+, DBAN, then MHDD), is installed Windows 7 on it.
After Windows 7 installed, I got all the drivers for just about all the hardware installed - except one thing. The Biometric Coprocessor.
For drivers, Windows Updates found the December 2008 release of ATI drivers and some other stuff (like Sound).
I used the latest drivers for the 2915ABG (XP) from Intel's site.
I downloaded the latest Fingerprint Scanner package from Lenovo's site for Vista/32.
The software installed, but it didn't install a driver for the Biometric Coprocessor.
After install, the software would just crash on every load. (Under Vista, the driver was installed fine and I could run the software without issue.)
Other than the Fingerprint Scanner, everything seemed to work great. Windows 7 will be better on the Laptop than Windows Vista is.
My Windows 7 score:
CPU: 3.7 (pentium M 2.0 ghz)
RAM: 4.4 (two 512 sticks)
Desktop Graphics: 2.0 (mobility radeon x300)
Gaming Graphics: 3.3
Primary Hard Disk: 2.0
My Windows Vista score:
Hard Disk: 4.3
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