05-25-2018 05:39 AM
First of all, this laptop is come with Windows 10 64-bit. However due to my working nature, I would like to format it and make it to Windows Server 2008 R2.
I tried to access thru the Lenovo Support but it only have Win 10 64-bit driver available for me to download. I am not even can get the Windows 7 either. Can anyone give me the specification for the hardware for me to download maybe from third party website or do Lenovo has those older OS version driver for me to download?
p/s: I heard Win 7 driver can be used for win server 2008 r2, so it might be good if i can get Win 7 64bit, but the best will be getting the win server 2008 instead. Thanks.
05-25-2018 07:01 AM
Welcome to the Community Forums.
The Ideaapad 320-15ABR was certified and tested with Windows 10 so we only expect to see Win10 drivers from the support site.
This however do not limit other users from installing their preferred OS although compatible drivers would be the biggest challenge. To this effect, Windows 7 specially with an updated SP1 have built in drivers for you to use as initial option.
To start with, update Windows 7 and restart as needed.
Check on device manager for other unknown devices if auto install of the built in drivers did not work.
Right click on the unknown device and choode properties.
Click on details tab and choose hardware Ids and use it to search for the manufacturer and drivers.
Update us how it shows on device manager and hardware Ids.