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Lenovo Y900-17ISK: downgrade Win10 to Win7

2017-12-01, 3:23 AM

I want to buy Lenovo Y900-17ISK (80Q1003APB).

But Win10 preinstalled by default is not an option for me.

For the moment I strongly need Windows 7 x64.

 

Is it possible to downgrade it?

Is it necessary to buy separate license?

What is about drivers? Are they are available for Windows 7 (from your site or from parts suppliers)?

 

Does M.2 support logical SATA and NVMe disks? What is maximum capacity?

 

Can it be used with Linux? If yes then which distro is best for this notebook?

 

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Re: Lenovo Y900-17ISK: downgrade Win10 to Win7

2017-12-01, 4:35 AM
Intel is dropping support for Windows 7 starting with Skylake, which is what that IdeaPad has.
It maybe doable to get it to work properly with Windows 7, but expect and uphill battle. I've done a similar thing at work for an HP laptop. It was a long and painful process but ended up getting everything to work.

Linux can be installed on almost everything. In the early days of Skylake there were some issues on Linux, but AFAIK it's all in the past.
You shouldn't have any problems out of the box with any distro, but some fiddling might be necessary. Try a common and widespread distro like Ubuntu first.
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