06-22-2012 03:35 PM
I have a Thinkpad X201 with an Intel Core i5 CPU M 480 and Intel Centrino Wireless-N 1000. I have been unsuccessful in installing the Intel Wireless Display software. i get an error message about an unsupported platform. If WIDI will run on my Thinkpad how do I get it installed? And if it is not supported on my configuration will changing my wireless card or CPU make it possible.
06-25-2012 01:44 AM
Thank you for your post.
The WIDI is a relatively new technology but based on your system specs it is more than sufficient to run the WIDI. I've checked with intel and they did mentioned that only computers running :
Windows 7 64-bit*, Home Premium, Ultimate or Professional
Windows 7 32-bit*, Home Premium, Ultimate, Professional or Basic
Are the only OS supported at this point in time. May I knkow which Windows version do you have currently installed on your machine.
Do let me know and i'll check further on this.
06-26-2012 07:12 PM
Did you try installing the Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT) before you install the Wireless Display software? The WiDi software requires the MWT software/ driver to be installed. You can use this tool: http://www.intel.com/p/en_US/support/detect/wirele
07-03-2012 12:25 AM
How did it go for the WIDI installation? Did everything worked out as planned. Nibs suggestions is a great one. You might want to try that out.
Do let us know how it goes..
07-24-2012 08:47 PM
I think you might find these instructions helpful. This is an instriction that was taken from the Intel site. Do check it out.
For further reference to the installation please click on the link below,
Do let us know how it goes.
09-27-2012 05:18 PM
I have same issue. When I install the WIDI, the dialog tells me my platform is not compatible. I don't know why?
My system is as follows:
Processor: Intel core i7 620M
Display Adapter: Intel HD Graphic
OS: Windows 7 professional, 64-bit
Wireless: Intel Centrino wireless-N 1000,
Software: My WIFI dashboard installed
Thanks a lot
02-21-2013 10:12 AM
Hey there ftcastle,
Reading over your posts here and doing a bit of research, I can see that Intel Centrino N 1000 that you have does support WiDi, but it doesn't look like the i5-480M Processor that you have does.
Looking at the spec sheet for the Intel® Core™ i5-480M Processor, it has no listing for WiDi Support. From what I've seen looking at other processor spec sheet's from Intel, if it has WiDi support, is listed on the spec sheet. Look at the Intel® Core™ i5-2510E Processor for example, this processor does list it.
Additionally the i5-480M appears to be a 1st Generation processor, WiDi support does seem to available until some Intel Generation 2 Processors, and it become widely common on 3rd Generation Processors. Additionally, you have to ensure that the Intel HD Graphics can be used, some machines are discrete only, and while they do have the integrated graphics on the processor, they are unavailable for use.
I hope this clears this up for you.