I've been going through some problems getting everything working in windows 7 on my new laptop, so i thought i'd start a thread to share my experiences with others. first of all, i'm using build 7000. i tried 7057 at one point when i started having troubles (it detect one piece of hardware that build 7000 did not: PCI Data Acquisition and Signal Processing Controller). the basic install detects everything except for the fingerprint scanner, the card readers, and the IR for the remote control. the vista drivers for all of these items work in windows 7 i have been having these problems, and i'm not sure why yet: aero is gone or disabled i receive errors about windows not being able to connect to the system event notification service sound is disabled i originally thought it was related to the drivers for the undetected hardware, but it appears to happen with only the windows update content installed. the undetected devices are as follows: "Base System Device" - the three of these are for the card reader components: 197b JMicron Technologies, Inc 2382 SD/MMC Host Controller 2383 MS Host Controller 2384 XD Host Controller "PCI Data Acquisition and Signal Processing Controller" - this is the Intel 82801I thermal subsystem This gets installed with other drivers "SM Bus Controller" - Intel 82801I SMBus Controller This gets installed with other drivers "Unknown Device" - Two of these ICH9M LPC Interface Controller - my best guess is the IR sensor for the remote USB\VID_138A - guessing the fingerprint scanner if you install the vista drivers for those 3 items it should work well (the last two are software for various features): sp41341 (card reader) sp41659 (IR for remote) sp42299 (fingerprint sensor) sp40206 (digitalpersona - to enable the fingerprint scanner) sp42529 (lightscribe) if anyone else is having the "cannot connect to system event notification service", and knows how to fix it, please let me know!