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Legion 5 15 - Windows Clean Install (not reset) - Worth it?

2020-08-31, 19:54 PM

Hi All,


I just purchased a Legion 5 15 and (while I wait for it to arrive) was wondering if anyone recommends an actual clean Windows install?   For any other laptop I would be very inclined to clean install in order to get the best performance. However, I've read in a couple of places that Lenovo's images are actually quite clean of bloat (other than AV and Office), which means, by the time I find all the drivers and "necessary software" it may not be worth it.


I would also be curious to know...if I clean install, is the Lenovo control software "really" needed for the best experience? Anyone tried?


Thanks for any advice!


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Re:Legion 5 15 - Windows Clean Install (not reset) - Worth it?

2020-09-12, 3:45 AM

Yes. I fresh installed mine with Windows 10 LTSC as it is the most stable and cleanest edition of Windows. You don't really need Vantage if you don't tinker that much (but I did install it because I use features like Rapid Charging and Conservative Mode). I suggest you let Windows Update install the generic drivers automatically first and manually install the new drivers in Lenovo's support page. For graphics I always go to AMD and NVIDIA's sites for the latest drivers. Haven't had a problem so far and I got no bloat AT ALL (scripts work in Win10 Home/Pro but most of the time the bloat comes back after a while or they're not removable).

But before doing all of this I recommend you update the UEFI/BIOS first.

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