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radkow87
Posts: 21
Registered: ‎12-03-2008
Location: poland
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Re: U330 + Windows 7 Drivers Problem & Solutions

Hi,

 

Can You just write how did You install siwtchable graphics? Because it's not working for me. I also have Win 7 64Bit.Firstly I Installed Bios update later Win 7. then in discrete mode I installed ATi driver and secondary graphics driver. Then I changed in Bios for switchable graphics and installed the Intel graphics. And i still have two graphics cards in device manager.:/:/

Please help:smileyhappy:

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tonynca
Posts: 73
Registered: ‎09-25-2008
Location: San Jose, CA

Re: U330 + Windows 7 Drivers Problem & Solutions

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Switchable graphics works great after new BIOS flash! Install ATI Discrete Drivers. do not install Intel graphics drivers because it disrupt switchable graphics.

 

The battery life is better, but there might be room for improvement. I'm getting around 3.5 hrs on the battery indicator. Thanks Lenovo for the nice BIOS release. Now please fix APS!

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nicholse86
Posts: 33
Registered: ‎08-27-2009
Location: Fort Worth, TX
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Re: U330 + Windows 7 Drivers Problem & Solutions

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What do you guys mean "flash" your laptop after the BIOS update?

 

Does it also fix the brightness adjustment issue?

 

How about the power saving software, any fixes on that with the BIOS update?

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bluejade
Posts: 21
Registered: ‎03-19-2009
Location: China
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Re: U330 + Windows 7 Drivers Problem & Solutions

My U330 works fine after upgrading new BIOS.

 

Yes, the new BIOS fix problems such as switchable graphics and brightness adjustment issue. The new BIOS add VT support for U330!  So there is no reason to stick on old BIOS.

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rgraham
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Registered: ‎11-04-2009
Location: canada
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Re: U330 + Windows 7 Drivers Problem & Solutions

Bios update worked great, just one issue ive found, I cant select Intel VT as its grayed out. Anyone else experiencing this?

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cncarrollton
Posts: 17
Registered: ‎10-22-2009
Location: Texas, US
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Re: U330 + Windows 7 Drivers Problem & Solutions

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Same here, mine is grayed out. But I remember using Intel VT check tool a while back and it say VT not supported on mine. Just didn't know that some other U330 machine support it. Processor is Intel Core 2 Duo P7350 @ 2.00GHz.

Switchable graphic is working now and battery life is a bit better, hoping for more though :smileyhappy:

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feng303
Posts: 82
Registered: ‎10-21-2009
Location: Seattle
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Re: U330 + Windows 7 Drivers Problem & Solutions

dont think our processors support VT, if u have the P7350

 

heres a list of processors that do support it

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/X86_virtualization

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nicholse86
Posts: 33
Registered: ‎08-27-2009
Location: Fort Worth, TX
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Re: U330 + Windows 7 Drivers Problem & Solutions

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HELP!

 

Can someone help me out!? I am trying to install the latest BIOS update 67. After downloading the update I ran the program and this is the notice that popped up

 

insydeflash - Init CreateDriverHandle Fail

 

Anyone know how to fix this, I really need to install this update and get my switchable graphics working

 

EDIT: Nevermind! Run as Administrator, fixed!

 

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JARJAR1145
Posts: 16
Registered: ‎10-21-2008
Location: New York
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Re: U330 + Windows 7 Drivers Problem & Solutions

Hey guys, I downloaded the new BIOS update and flashed my U330. The brightness works now, as well as the switchable graphics. I do hope that Mark_Lenovo and his team of super engineeers can help us out with the battery life situation. It's still not what it was when I was running Vista.

 

Steps: Flash the BIOS, then re-Install the ATI drivers... and voila it works.

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MrCodeDude
Posts: 24
Registered: ‎09-30-2008
Location: San Luis Obispo, CA
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Re: U330 + Windows 7 Drivers Problem & Solutions

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I'm sorry but I can't figure out how to change to switchable graphics.

 

Here were my steps:

1. Flash to new BIOS

2. Upon restart, change to Discrete Graphics

3. Install ATI drivers contained in the IN1VDO05WW5.exe file

4. Restart, change to Switchable Graphics

5. Install Intel drivers contained in the IN2VDO15WW5.exe file

6. Restart

 

Both the Intel GMA and ATI Mobility Radeon are showing up in Device Manager and there is no Switchable Graphics option. Battery life is still well under 2 hours.

 

I just restarted and changed back to Discrete Graphics and am now achieving around 2.5 hours on a full charge (better than usual), but nowhere near the 5 hour claim I was sold on when I first bought this laptop.