07-27-2011 07:58 PM
I have installed a fresh copy of Win 7 Pro (64 bit) on my brand new V570. All drivers installed fine - except the WIFI driver (Centrino 6150). I have tried for days now with no success. I have even paid for Lenovo premium support. They tried for 5 hours and had no success. They are sending me a driver CD.
The computer came with Win 7 Home Premium (64 bit). I went thru the OEM install process and all went good with the factory setup. The WIFI works great, when I have the factory drive installed. I then installed my SSD (Intel 320). I found out that the recovery discs that I created with the factory drive will not restore the OS to the new drive. The drive has to be the EXACT specs as the factory drive ... %$@^%^%$!!. At this point, I was very frustrated. So, I went out and purchased Win 7 pro (64 bit) and installed it along with all the drivers found on the Lenovo site.
I currently can install the factory drive and all hardware functions correctly - including the WIFI.
After seeing the techs frantically uninstall / install drivers via remote connection, I do not have much confidence in the "Driver CD" that is currently being sent to me. The techs were doing every obvious thing that I was doing.
Please help, anyone.
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07-27-2011 11:31 PM
Please refer to my post here: http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/IdeaPad-Y-U-B-V-and-Z-
It's for Z570 but I assume that your problem is very similar...
07-28-2011 09:00 AM
07-28-2011 08:53 PM
@Obrut: You are a genius! Your solutions worked perfectly. I did a fresh install of Win 7 (with MBR partition) and everything is working great.
Thank you, for taking the time to post the solutions.
@Lenovo: You need to get your act together, regarding this situation. The first V570 I bought 2 weeks ago - I had to return because the BIOS locked up. I've done many OS installs and never ran across anything like that. I have been a long-time ThinkPad user and was almost ready to move to some other manufacturer. I am surprised that your Premium Support techs couldn't figure this one out. I am still waiting for the driver CD that PSS sent via snail-mail. And when I get it ... well, I don't suspect that it will be of much use.
Anyways, things are good now. The machine really cranks with the Intel 320 SSD.
09-25-2011 03:18 AM
Hey, can you explain how you got this wireless card working? I still get the "NO MATCHED WIRELESS" popup, even with the latest drivers
I've also mentioned this here
I would GREATLY appreciate your help!