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ThinkPad Z60M Compatability

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  • I've installed Win7 on a ThinkPad Z60M with minor issues.  It had WinXP Professional installed.  Created a new partition and did a clean install of Win7.  I found that Lenovo's System Update (see http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?sitestyle=lenovo&lndocid=MIGR-66956) very helpful in finding and installing a few drivers that were not included with Win7.  All devices in the system are working except for the Biometric CoProcessor.  I've installed the latest Lenovo driver, but can't get it to work according to the Device Manager.  The Lenovo Vista driver for this will not install.

    Only other hardware problem I have found is that my Sony USB Floppy Drive MPF88E-UA will not work with the Microsoft driver v6.1.7000.0 and I can't find another suitable driver.
    • Changed type Andy Song Thursday, February 26, 2009 6:25 AM
    Monday, February 09, 2009 1:15 AM

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  • Upek has now released a new version of the fingerprint software for Win7 which really works well and has some very nice security features.  See http://www.upek.com/support/downloads/windows7/w7x86.asp
    • Marked as answer by SeaDogC60 Thursday, February 26, 2009 11:16 AM
    Monday, February 16, 2009 10:01 PM
  • Finally solved the USB floppy drive problem.  The sfloppy.sys file provided by Microsoft in Win7 simply doesn't work.  If you do a search on "floppy drive" in these fora you will find a thread that discusses the issue.  I swapped the sfloppy.sys driver in Win7 with the one from Vista and my floppy drive now works.
    • Marked as answer by SeaDogC60 Thursday, February 26, 2009 11:16 AM
    Thursday, February 19, 2009 9:33 PM

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  • In trying to solve the USB Floppy Drive problem I have now tried an Iomega USB Floppy Drive, model YD-8U10, which works with SBS 2003 and Vista.  I'm still getting errors with it.  The problem seems to be that Win7 is not loading a Floppy Disk Controller.  In the Device Manager there is a Floppy Disk Drive entry with the correct driver, but no Controller entry.  The interesting thing is that on boot-up if I leave a diskette in the drive, the BIOS recognizes and it and tell me to remove it so the drive is recognized by the BIOS.  When Win7 finishes booting, the drive is no longer recognized.

    Can't figure out how to get the Controller loaded.  Have tried the trouble shooting from the Devices and Printers applet, but that doesn't fix the problem.  Win7 should be providing the Controller driver, but it doesn't seem to recognize that one is needed.

    I think this feature of Win7 is broken.
    Wednesday, February 11, 2009 3:04 AM
  • In pursuing my USB floppy drive problem I've found some new information.  The Iomega drive is actually made by Y-E Data and is model number YD-8U10.  I've checked again and confirmed it works fine in WinXP and in Vista.  When I plug it in there are two drivers that are loaded in Win7.  One is a USB Controller labeled Y-E Data USB Floppy.  The driver is by Microsoft and Device Manager says it is working.  The other driver is under Floppy Disk Drives and is labeled Y-E Data USB-FDU USB Device.  The driver is by Microsoft and Device Manager says "This device cannot start. (Code 10)".

    I have found an article that describes a similar problem in WinXP (see http://support.microsoft.com/kb/812489 ).  It talks about a Registry problem.  Win7 has similar keys as described in the article, but the data is different from WinXP so I'm reluctant to make any changes.  There is one data entry that looks very suspicious.  It has a mixture of English letters and Greek letters.  It is the Data for the Default entry for registry key 
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class\{4D36E980-E325 11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}

    Does anybody have an installation that uses a USB Floppy Drive successfully?  If so, I would like to know what the Data is for the Default entry for that key.
    Saturday, February 14, 2009 1:08 PM
  • I've installed win7 on Z61P, and X60, everything works fine, all with biometric Coprocessor, I've driver from UPEK 1.9.2.111 1/30/2008 Microsoft Windows
    I've installed all drivers from SystemUpdate Software from Lenovo. All drivers and software are from Vista. I've only installed Driver to ATI from ati Page
    Saturday, February 14, 2009 5:23 PM
  • I forgot to update my earlier post.  I now have the Biometric Coprocessor working with the Upek driver version 1.9.1.136 of 12/9/08 according to Device Manager; however the ThinkVantage FingerPrint application (version UPEK 5.8.2.4823 of 11/20/08) starts to load and then exits.  It will run correctly in WinXP compat. mode.  It isn't a big deal for me since I never use the fingerprint scanner, but what version of the software are you running?

    It's too bad you haven't tried a USB floppy drive...smile.
    Saturday, February 14, 2009 7:43 PM
  • Upek has now released a new version of the fingerprint software for Win7 which really works well and has some very nice security features.  See http://www.upek.com/support/downloads/windows7/w7x86.asp
    • Marked as answer by SeaDogC60 Thursday, February 26, 2009 11:16 AM
    Monday, February 16, 2009 10:01 PM
  • Finally solved the USB floppy drive problem.  The sfloppy.sys file provided by Microsoft in Win7 simply doesn't work.  If you do a search on "floppy drive" in these fora you will find a thread that discusses the issue.  I swapped the sfloppy.sys driver in Win7 with the one from Vista and my floppy drive now works.
    • Marked as answer by SeaDogC60 Thursday, February 26, 2009 11:16 AM
    Thursday, February 19, 2009 9:33 PM
  • I've installed on Z61p, Z60m, z61m, x60 Software from Lenovo ver 5.8.2.4824
    http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/MIGR-70064.html
    and
    driver from upek page http://www.upek.com/support/downloads/drivers/windows.asp
    All works ok best regards
    Sunday, April 19, 2009 9:36 PM