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Re: Lenovo IdeaPad Y570 Clean Install Guide

2012-04-27, 21:03 PM
I think the keys work but you end up having to phone in to activate.
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Re: Lenovo IdeaPad Y570 Clean Install Guide

2012-04-27, 21:26 PM

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I think the keys work but you end up having to phone in to activate.

Well in my case, first time it failed, then I got the option to either phone Microsoft or try again, so i clicked on try again and it activated just fine :)

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Re: Lenovo IdeaPad Y570 Clean Install Guide

2012-04-27, 21:27 PM

BTW, I found out how to install windows on the mSATA SSD!

 

Ill post the guide tomorrow

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Re: Lenovo IdeaPad Y570 Clean Install Guide

2012-04-28, 7:47 AM

The guide has been updated with the instructions of how to install Windows on the mSATA 64 GB builti n SSD

 

Check it here: http://forums.pctweakers.net/showthread.php/62-Lenovo-IdeaPad-Y570-Clean-Install-Guide

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Re: Lenovo IdeaPad Y570 Clean Install Guide

2012-05-10, 4:26 AM

bump to the top upon a request from a moderator to share this guide :)

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Re: Lenovo IdeaPad Y570 Clean Install Guide

2012-05-26, 15:14 PM
Guide updated with nVIDIA Drivers v280.26 which is the most stable driver for the nVIDIA GT555M as it still allows you to specify which program uses what GPU but still has decent performance and no stuttering.

Check out the guide again incase you missed it: http://forums.pctweakers.net/showthread.php/62-Lenovo-IdeaPad-Y570-Clean-Install-Guide
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Re: Lenovo IdeaPad Y570 Clean Install Guide

2012-06-03, 13:29 PM
Chipset Drivers, Intel Rapid Storage Technology, Intel Management Engine Components, Renesas USB 3.0 Drivers, JMicron Card Reader Drivers, Realtek Audio Drivers, Bluetooth Drivers ALL updated!

Check: http://forums.pctweakers.net/showthread.php/62-Lenovo-IdeaPad-Y570-Clean-Install-Guide
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Re: Lenovo IdeaPad Y570 Clean Install Guide

2012-06-03, 16:51 PM
i used the list of drivers from the 5/26 and everything worked great for me as i just installed a ssd

windows did that to me as well, it wouldnt get that code in but it worked when the install finished and i went online to activate
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Re: Lenovo IdeaPad Y570 Clean Install Guide

2012-06-03, 18:14 PM

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berryracer,

 

Nice write up, and great job on the PC Tweakers site!  Kudos to you.

 

One question on your instructions about downloading from digital river, and using the COA key on the bottom of the system.  Our COA is for the OEM version of Windows that is preloaded.

 

Is the download you are suggested for a retail version?  If so, I don't think the key from the COA on the bottom of the system is going to unlock it, or perhaps in 30 days, the user could start getting the activation messages.

 

Thoughts on this?   I've not tried your process, so I'm just curious.

 

Thanks again.

 

Mark



Mark, what you said makes perfect sense, however. surprisingly, the Product Key under the Notebook works perfectly fine when activating while downloading the Disk from Digital River :)

 

It has always worked form e from the first try!

 

Here is how I do it:

 

1) Install Windows 7 Home Premium, when prompted to enter the product key during setup, leave it EMPTY

 

2) When you are in Windows and you have internet connection (obviously you need to install the LAN and WLAN drivers first), right click on computer to get the system properties

 

3) scroll to the bottom and select CHANGE PRODUCT KEY where it syas "Windows is not activated"

 

4) Enter the product key underneath your laptop and activate :)

 

 

 

If for any reason that fails, then after it fails do Change product key again, and enter that same key, this time it will work 100% :)

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Re: Lenovo IdeaPad Y570 Clean Install Guide

2012-10-10, 16:42 PM

The pctweakers site is gone..  can you post this somewhere else?

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