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W7 on Y500 - Pros and Cons - YES or NO?

2013-06-09, 19:44 PM

Hello there,

 

I was reading a lot here about downgrade to W7. OK.. there are a lot of step by step guide to do that.

 

Now, this is for the people who already did that:

 

1- The Y500 works better with W7 instead of w8?

2- lose any functionality doing that?

3- All drivers are recognized without any problem?

4- Memory runs at original speed? (read about lower speeds memory runs after downgrade)

5- according to your experiences,you recommend that or not?

 

 

                Thanks a lot for your help, I don't want to do that if I  get more problems than benefits

 

                                     Regards, Mariano

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Re: W7 on Y500 - Pros and Cons - YES or NO?

2013-06-13, 13:33 PM

Hi Marianoro

 

Welcome in lenovo forums

 

Kindly find me replies below with the same sequence :-

 

1- Y500 is qualified to work with both types of windows 

2- need more clarifications regarding the second question

3- all drivers already on the Lenovo support website

4- there will not be any differences on speed , it depends only your usage and how many application are installed

5- Win8 will be better as it's the preloaded and the compatible OS for this machine , but at the end it's up to you

 

Please let me know if there is anything else still needs to be clarified 

 

Thanks

Alaa



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Re: W7 on Y500 - Pros and Cons - YES or NO?

2013-06-13, 15:39 PM

Hello Alaa,

 

Thanks for your reply.

 

About the second question I wanted to ask if (for example) the recovery button will be available or not, since I read that maybe you lost that function.

 

And before do that you have to modified the bios and erased all the actual partition right?

 

Thanks again!

Mariano

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Re: W7 on Y500 - Pros and Cons - YES or NO?

2013-06-14, 14:32 PM

Dear Mariano

 

As long you will be changing the original preloaded OS that came with the machine so the recovery as an internal option will be removed 

 

Thanks

Alaa



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