Windows 7 and some problems - anyone else have these?
I've installed windows 7 on my carpc and so far like the fast response and very fast boot times (without even having to tweak it) however I've got a few issues that are making me think of returning to XP with EWF/Horm.
For one - OBDPros scantool. Doesn't work. Even updated to the windows 7 version of the FTDI usb serial drivers it uses - when I plug it in, windows 7 recognizes it but no software can do anything with it.
Various wierd issues with apps embedding in RR. Using RR with the default carwings lite, or carwings dynamic it seems that 75% of the time when I load Garmin, it loads on top of the screen. I have to minimize it and let RR re-position it for the skin to show up on top. This also happens with iGuidance...only far less frequent - maybe 40% of the time if that. I never had this problem on XP.
Bluetooth. It *seems* that bluetooth in Windows 7 works really well to start with. However I use Tether and each time I try to use it, I have to remove my blackberry 9000 from the list of paired devices, then re-add it. My bb will try to pair with my carputer and continually give me a message that it failed.
Then there's X-Port. Sometimes it works like it should, other times it doesn't. When it doesn't, I have to open Xport, disable the ports, hit scan a couple times, then adjust the port speed, then re-enable the ports again. This of course I haven't checked for a new version or told it to run in a compatability mode either. Haven't had a whole lot of time with work and crap like that getting in the way.
FBWF. Successor to EWF. I would LOVE to use it...except not only does it make my boot times SLOWER (with EWF it was faster), but when ANY program tries to write to one of the excluded locations (which to my understanding should allow write-through support in order to save changes) causes it to immediately blue-screen. Personally, a lot of that information on the blue-screen is useless...and Microsoft should just replace all the useless "check with your administrator, give him more money, and sacrifice a small woodland creature in hopes he/she can resolve your proble" with a nice big fat ASCII middle finger. It would mean basically the same thing ;)
So does anyone else notice things like this? Or is it just me and I need to re-load Windows 7 again and hope for the best? :p
oh - hardware specs:
Zotac 610i mini-itx board
32gb SSD for primary OS
80GB for data/music/driver storage
Asus Xonar DX PCI-E audio
2 USB hubs up front, one behind the dash (powered), one accessable from the dash.
USB mini bluetooth adapter
QStarz Q818x 5hz gps receiver via USB (supports bluetooth also)
OBDPros USB OBDII scantool
EBY701 LED backlit display + Touchscreen
I am running Windows 7 and the USB ODBPro
I haven't had any issues with that device but my carnetix is still not working and the support kinda blows. But hopefully carnetix will make a vista/windows 7 driver. besides that issue everything runs smoothly