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Paper Tape
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Re: Proud new owner of a completely CLEAN wiped out lenovo 570

So after doing the Windows 7 Clean install, mainly the screen, graphics card, and network adapter aren't really operating at full strength. I only have two options for resolution (800x600 & 1024x768) and the network adapter isn't finding ANY network at all. I would describe the screen as looking watered down. There are a bunch of question marks when I go to the device manager ... help, please? I think it has to do with the drivers. How can I get them for all of my hardware? I don't think it's even recognizing some of the hardware that's actually inside of it. I want to get this thing running at full strength. Thanks for the help.

Retired Guru
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Re: Proud new owner of a completely CLEAN wiped out lenovo 570

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Drivers here:

http://consumersupport.lenovo.com/us/en/DriversDownloads/drivers_list.aspx?CategoryID=91249

Start with Chipset, then Video, Audio, Networking, etc.

Work your way through, and decide if you need any of the extras.

Check your bios version, but do not flash unless
you really need to.

 

AND, once you get a good working basic setup,

use Backup and Restore center in Windows

to create a System Image and a System Repair disk.

 

Absolutely great for going back and starting

over if there is a problem. Have fun!

Paper Tape
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Re: Proud new owner of a completely CLEAN wiped out lenovo 570

That I will. Smiley Happy

And is it completley normal for the actual hardware on my lenovo to not even be recognized right after an ISO clean install? I don't know. Kind of seems weird that it doesn't even recognize a network adaptor, or the legitimate graphics card that's in my lenovo. Will the drivers take care of all that? Can I burn the drivers on a seperate DVD from another computer then load them on the lenovo? Thank you.
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Re: Proud new owner of a completely CLEAN wiped out lenovo 570

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Win 7 came out some years ago, and the B570
is a fairly new model. So no surprise that drivers
for it are not in Win 7 clean install.
The hardware was not around when Win 7 came out!

Yes, you could put them on a dvd and copy them to
a folder on the B570 before install.
A usb flash drive would be the best way.

 

Also, check your Windows Update settings,

be sure "give me recommended updates same way as important.."

is not checked. That way, driver updates from Microsoft

are not automatically applied. They are not always the correct

drivers for a system, and can cause problems. Especially graphics.

Paper Tape
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Re: Proud new owner of a completely CLEAN wiped out lenovo 570

Thank you. I've got everything all set up. My b570 is all set up and ready! I appreciate the help.