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Thread: 2004 Jaguar X-Type - Windows 7 and Acer Aspire1 8.9" Netbook as a Donor

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lincolnman View Post
    Right, tried that earlier, but how do you get it to work with Win 7? I get errors stating that my OS is not Vista even after changing compatibility properties. I've been picking through the net trying to find a version that works with Win 7. The reason I want to use Win 7 is because I can strip out the stuff I don't need. (http://lifehacker.com/5164286/window...explorer-kinda) Just wanted to know how you got it to work.
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    It installs fine on Win7. I just tested it on a second machine. No compatibility modes, shims, transforms, etc. needed.

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    Humm... I'm running Win 7 Professional x64. Got it to work on my wife's 32 bit vista. Is your ver of Win 7 32 or 64 bit?
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    Quote Originally Posted by crosstip View Post
    Humm... I'm running Win 7 Professional x64. Got it to work on my wife's 32 bit vista. Is your ver of Win 7 32 or 64 bit?
    Hmm. Mine is x86, but WOW64 should still allow it to be installed as with any other 32-bit app. If there are hard-coded paths with the Office integration and driver ties with the touchscreen(and most UMPCs are going to be x86 for a while), I could see the rationale blocking the installer at a architecture check. You could probably apply a transform to the MSI to work around the architecture check.

    Why are you running 64bit for a car PC anyway? The cheaper USB devices you'll tend to need typically don't have signed drivers for 64 bit.

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    Wow! This looks awesome... I have a pc installed in my x-type to but no as good as yours. Where did you install the PC? boot or underseat?

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    Nice work.. did you separate the screen for the netbook in the dash.. i was interested in doing a similar mod and would be interested in how you accomplished this.

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    Came with system.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JoseJag View Post
    Wow! This looks awesome... I have a pc installed in my x-type to but no as good as yours. Where did you install the PC? boot or underseat?
    The netbook chassis is actually behind the monitor in the dash. There is enough room in there to seat another small passenger. It's huge on this car.

    Quote Originally Posted by jake99974 View Post
    Nice work.. did you separate the screen for the netbook in the dash.. i was interested in doing a similar mod and would be interested in how you accomplished this.
    I'm using the OEM cable from the mobo, it's about 6-8" long.

    Quote Originally Posted by crosstip View Post
    Came with system.
    Ok. That may be a bit challenging for GPS, OBD2, touchscreen, some software and other (cheap) components. That said, I'm not sure if you can find and install the OEM x86 build of Win7 and use the same key from your x64 COA. In theory it will work with like product SKUs (as I don't think the architecture is noted in the device's SLIC table), but it may be more fun and and challenging to source all x64 compliant software, components and drivers. Good luck.

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    Wow...that's impressive. Looks great.

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