Its been a while since I gave my Media PC (Shuttle SG33G5M DELUXE) some attention since upgrading to Windows 7 64-bit, so when I finally got around to configuring the fan speed, VFD display and all the little gizmos I discovered this when trying to load the XPC tools:
XPC Tools is the application Shuttle supplies to help you configure all the extra gadgetry they supply on their machines. I have the latest version from their website which claims to work for Vista and XP - but alas there is no Windows 7 64-bit version.
Thier FAQ is very unhelpful, suggesting to turn of UAC, and running as administrator, but in the end it comes down to the fact they are cheap and won’t sign their drivers (and hence no Microsoft WHQL testing)
I guess this is the price paid for reliability – I just have to live with the sadness of the gadgets not working. Such a shame for an otherwise great little machine. Shuttle don’t have any incentive to spend money making drivers for a machine I have already paid for :(This machine and my previous one was a Shuttle, but my next one probably wont be.
UPDATE: A human from Shuttle got back to me and confirmed that there will be no Windows 7 drivers for the fans etc. but there is a driver for the VFD panel on the front of the machine. At least its something!