Upgrading to Windows 7 on the J3400, C5, F5, and LE1700 Tablet PCs Overview This document provides instructions for upgrading to Microsoft® Windows® 7 on the Motion Computing® J3400, C5, F5, and LE1700 Tablet PCs. The Microsoft web site provides instructions for upgrading. This document links to Microsoft’s instructions and provides additional requirements and instructions to upgrade your Tablet PC. Important: Before you begin upgrading, Motion Computing recommends you back up your system. Upgrade Paths Microsoft supports the upgrade paths described below. For Windows Vista, Microsoft supports two upgrade paths: • Recommended: An upgrade option, which keeps your files, setting, and programs from Windows Vista in place. • A custom installation, also called a “clean installation,” which doesn’t preserve your programs, files, or settings. For Windows XP, Microsoft supports a custom installation (described above). See the Microsoft web site for up‐to‐date information and details on Windows 7 upgrade paths. Links to the web site are provided in Upgrading to Windows 7. Steps for Upgrading your Tablet PC Following are the main steps for upgrading your Tablet PC to Windows 7: For information on this step See this section 1 Ensure you have met the requirements for Requirements for Upgrade upgrade. 2 Update your Tablet PC to the latest Windows Updating to the Latest Windows 7 System BIOS 7 system BIOS. 3 Uninstall OmniPass™, if required. Uninstalling OmniPass (5‐Series Versions) 4 Upgrade to Windows 7. Upgrading to Windows 7 5 Complete the upgrade by installing Windows Completing the Upgrade updates and updating your Tablet PC’s software and drivers. 1 Requirements for Upgrade The following hardware requirements must be met for the Windows 7 upgrade to run: • Motion J3400, C5, F5, or LE1700 tablet running Microsoft Windows Vista or Windows XP • 15 GB free hard disk drive (Windows 7 won’t take up this much space, but the installer needs this space to do the upgrade.) • Keyboard • USB DVD drive • Motion tablet AC power supply • Active network connection (wired preferred) • Optional: FlexDock/MobileDock • Other requirements are provided in the upgrade instructions on Microsoft’s web site. (Links to the web site are provided in Upgrading to Windows 7.) Updating to the Latest Windows 7 System BIOS The Tablet PC must be at the latest version of the system BIOS before you begin upgrading. To update your Tablet PC’s BIOS, go to http://www.motioncomputing.com/support/driver_download.asp and select the latest Windows 7 BIOS for your Tablet PC model. Uninstalling OmniPass (5Series Versions) You must uninstall OmniPass before you upgrade, if you are upgrading from Windows Vista and you have the 5‐series version of OmniPass. If you have OmniPass versions 6 and above or you are upgrading from Windows XP, you can skip this step. To determine which version of OmniPass your Tablet PC has: 1. Click Start > All Programs > Motion OmniPass > OmniPass Control Center. 2. View the version in the left navigation bar. To uninstall OmniPass (version 5 series): 1. Click the Windows start button, then Control Panel. 2. Under Programs, click Uninstall a program. 3. Click OmniPass to select its check box, then click Uninstall from the top menu bar. The Softex OmniPass Uninstall window displays. 4. Click Next. A confirmation window displays. 5. Click Yes to confirm you want to uninstall OmniPass. 2 After OmniPass uninstalls, the Maintenance Complete window displays asking whether you want to restart your Tablet PC. 6. Click Yes, then Finish. Your Tablet PC restarts. Upgrading to Windows 7 The Microsoft web site has instructions for upgrading to Windows 7. Following are links to those instructions. Windows XP Mode Important: After you finish the upgrade steps provided by On Windows 7, you can use Microsoft, you must return to this document and follow the Windows XP Mode to run Windows steps in Completing the Upgrade to complete your Tablet PC’s XP applications. Windows XP Mode upgrade. lets you transition to Windows 7 while you still have applications that Upgrading from Windows Vista run only on Windows XP. See Follow the upgrade instructions provided on Microsoft’s web site at Windows XP Mode. http://windows.microsoft.com/en‐US/windows7/help/upgrading‐from‐ windows‐vista‐to‐windows‐7 Upgrading from Windows XP Follow the upgrade instructions provided on Microsoft’s web site at http://windows.microsoft.com/en‐US/windows7/help/upgrading‐from‐windows‐xp‐to‐windows‐7 Completing the Upgrade After you have finished the upgrade steps provided by Microsoft, you must complete your Tablet PC’s Windows 7 upgrade by doing the following steps: 1. Install Windows updates. 2. Update your Tablet PC’s software and drivers. Installing Windows Updates After you have finished the upgrade steps provided by Microsoft, you may need to install Windows updates on your PC. To install Windows updates: 1. Select Start > All Programs > Windows Update. 2. Install any updates, including optional updates, which have been downloaded. Updating the Tablet PC’s Software and Drivers After you install the Windows updates, Motion Computing recommends you go to http://www.motioncomputing.com/support/driver_download.asp and check for any later updates to software and drivers. 3 ee screenshot below) 22. Type in any user name that you want for your default administrator account and any computer name, then click on the Next button. (See screenshot below) 23. Type in a password you want for your default administrator account. Type it in again to confirm it, then type in a hint for your password. Click on the Next button. (See screenshots below) WARNING: The password will be case sensitive. The hint will be seen by all users on the computer, so do not type your password as the hint. NOTE: If you do not want your user account password protected at this time or do not want to have to type in a hint, then leave this blank and click on the Next button. You can create a password later for your user account in the Control Panel User Accounts after installing Windows 7 without having to type in a hint. 24. Type in your Windows 7 product key number. (See screenshot below step 14) A product key looks similar to this: PRODUCT KEY: XXXXX‐XXXXX‐XXXXX‐XXXXX‐XXXXX 25. Uncheck the Automatically activate Windows when I'm online box, then click on the Next button. (See screenshot below) NOTE: You can activate Windows 7 later after you make sure it is running properly. (See step 21 below) If you chose to automatically activate Windows 7 online when you set up your computer, automatic activation begins trying to activate your copy of Windows three days after you log on for the first time. 26. Click on Use recommended settings. (See screenshot below) 27. Select your time zone and set your time and date settings, then click on the Next button. (See screenshot below) 28. Click on your computer's location to select it for the correct network location type settings to be applied for that location. (See screenshot below) NOTE: It is best to select Public location for the best security. 29. Windows 7 will now prepare your desktop to startup. (See screenshots below) Section 3: Restoring Your Files 30. Once installation is complete, click Start, click All Programs, click Accessories, click System Tools, and then click Windows Easy Transfer. 31. The Windows Easy Transfer window opens. Click Next. 32. Click An external hard disk or USB flash drive. 33. Click This is my new computer. 34. Click Yes, open the file. Browse to the location where the Easy Transfer file was saved. Click the file name, and then click Open 35. Click Transfer to transfer all files and settings. Clicking Customize within a profile displays an overview of what is included in the Windows Easy Transfer file for that profile. If there are items that you wish not to transfer to Windows 7, click the checked box next to the item and it will be deselected. If you want to delete specific files, click Advanced and you will be presented with the screen shown below. To deselect specific files, click the checked box next to the file. 36. Click Close after Windows Easy Transfer has completed moving your files. 37. Restart the computer to complete the transfer process. That’s it. You have successfully upgraded Windows XP to Windows 7. You can now reinstall your applications.
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