I posted Viliv X70 Drivers and Software Now Online last night and went to bed. I dreamed all night of slinky, sexy … Viliv drivers and software. So when I woke up, I checked out Viliv’s online downloads. Here’s what I’ve learned so far.
I first focused on #s 34-39 on page 1. #39 simply says that the S5 software can be used for the X70 except vilivManager. #38 is the software for vilivManager.
The vilivManager link doesn’t indicate an update, and I don’t think it is. I installed the vilivManager software and rebooted. Just a quick check, but still no simultaneous WiFi and 3G. Worse, the vilivManager doesn’t display entirely on my screen. However, that could be because of my changes to get to a Tablet PC OS. Appreciate if anyone else can tell me if they have this issue.
#s 34-37 are drivers. #34, the driver for “EC_IO”, is interesting. Its page states: “This driver is not for recovered units. If you cleaninstalled [sic] your X70EX, install this driver at the very first to run Viliv Manager.” I’m still pondering what that means.
Next, since #39 says that the S5 software can be used for the X70 except vilivManager, I installed #31, i-viliv for S5 v1.2.1, the software update manager. It installed and ran fine. Indeed, it found updates for my graphics driver (Intel GMA 500), and recommended I install Touchside. I’m not sure if Touchside was installed before, and I somehow nuked it when I upgraded to the Tablet PC OS. Appreciate any input on that.
As I said in Viliv X70 – OS Clean Start?, my plan is to upgrade the OS to Windows 7. Even though drivers are now available, I’m going to follow the advice in Viliv X70 – Windows 7 on the X70 – Tutorial regarding saving my drivers. First I will revert back to the original configuration using the recovery partition so I start “clean.” I realize I will be doing a clean install. But first I want to save the drivers, and may have messed up something when I upgraded to the Tablet PC OS. Probably not, but why take chances?
I probably won’t get to the Windows 7 upgrade until the weekend, since during the week I have to work to earn money to pay for these gadgets.