Now Windows 7 has finally shipped I thought I’d update my series of posts on getting Windows 7 RTM (Release to Manufacture) up and running on the Samsung NC10.
So here we go… How to get Windows 7 running on the NC10…
After installing Windows 7 Enterprise and running Windows Update I installed the following drivers and applications. Several of these are newer versions that the ones I used in my Windows 7 RC post.
Update! Samsung have released some NC10 drivers for Windows 7. I’ve updated the list below to reflect the latest versions.
Thanks to Jonas and Nick Rich for pointing out the newer drivers from Samsung and Synaptics. Post comments here if you have feedback or further tips on getting Windows 7 on the NC10.
Device drivers and applications
Easy Display Manager 220.127.116.11 (from Samsung’s Windows 7 drivers) – Installs the hotkeys for sound volume and screen brightness.
Easy Battery Manager 18.104.22.168 (from Samsung’s Windows 7 drivers) – This installs the “Samsung Optimized” power plan and sets it as the default.
MS Hotfix Common Win7 22.214.171.124 (from Samsung’s Windows 7 drivers) – Hotfixes for KB974204 and KB974719 and some other things. Windows Update may cover this for you automatically.
There are some other tools/applications for the NC10 on Samsung’s site but I’ve not installed these yet.
Synaptics Touchpad v126.96.36.199 Vista x86/64 – This version has a built in two finger scrolling feature so no need to install any additional scrolling tools.
Realtek HD sound drivers for Vista,Windows 7 R2.33 – Needed to get the microphone working
Play Camera 188.8.131.52 – Camera application (optional).
Why am I using Windows 7 Enterprise? Firstly because I use this netbook at work and Microsoft’s IT group support this version (I need a version which will be able to join a domain). Secondly because I’ve not had any issues running the higher end versions of Windows 7 on the NC10. Obviously I could have opted for Home or even Starter if I wanted to for just home use.
Have fun and as usual post comments here. For previous posts there’s been lots of good feedback and people have got their issues worked out.