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Y510p run Win 7 64bit OS?

2013-07-08, 19:31 PM

hardware-wise, i am the happy owner of a y510p with optical disc player installed (model # 59370005 from here: http://shop.lenovo.com/us/en/laptops/ideapad/y-series/y510p/.

 

however, i want to change to windows 7 64bit OS.

 

i'd like to do a clean install, so i am thinking:

1. purchase and install a new hard-drive (i want to keep the original hard-drive fully intact in case i suddenly lose my mind and wish to go crawling back to win 8 :-) )

2. go into bios and change to "read from optical disc first on boot"

3. install win 7 64bit from dvd

4. install drivers not included on OS disc for key components (wireless card, bluetooth, intel chip set drivers, etc.)

5. install virus protection, make sure firewall is active, etc.

6. go to sleep and leave the machine alone as it downloads and installs all the windows 7 updates :-)

7. wake up the next morning, realize the windows 8 experience really was just a bad dream & enjoy my new ideapad.

 

from what i've read so far (not much but a couple of related links here1 and here2), some drivers might not (yet or ever) be available for win7, but the win8 versions will probably work fine. i'm ok with that risk.

 

the machine came with the 24GB SSD that I'd like to make good use of, so any pointers to tips on maximizing performance using it (under win7 64bit of course) would be appreciated. btw, i'm not a gamer; this machine will be used for multimedia and CAD for the times I'm not at my desktop.

 

i've built several of my own desktop machines and done laptop repairs (including motherboard replacements) so i  don't scare or panic easily.

 

in spite of that,  i'm really not into into pain for fun.

 

so any warnings, advice, gotchas, don't forget to do this, ... kind of stuff, feel free to speak up.

i'd really like to hear from someone who has done this already (successfully or not).

 

thanks!

 

mlloyd1

 

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Re: Y510p run Win 7 64bit OS?

2013-07-08, 19:50 PM

Windows 7 should work. Just make sure to set the BIOS to Legacy mode before installing the new hard drive.

 

Follow this thread if you're having trouble with the drivers: http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/IdeaPad-Y-U-V-Z-and-P-series/Downgrade-Lenovo-Y410P-win8-to-win-7/td-p/1148603/highlight/true/page/2

Lenovo Y470: i7-2670QM | 8 GB DDR3 1333 MHz RAM | Nvidia GeForce GT 550M | 500 GB 7200 RPM Seagate HDD | ASUS PCE-AC56 802.11ac Network Adapter | Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
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Re: Y510p run Win 7 64bit OS?

2013-07-08, 20:03 PM

Sorry to hear that you got Y510p:/ as soon as your speaker stop working don't bother reinstalling drivers just send it of for warranty as they are faulty.

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Re: Y510p run Win 7 64bit OS?

2013-07-08, 20:12 PM

as i find useful info, i'll try to post links here to save someone else trouble in the future.

 

a potentially useful link to drivers:

win7 drivers for Y510p, y410p

 

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Re: Y510p run Win 7 64bit OS?

2013-07-08, 20:18 PM

oh well, there's always something ...

 

any warning when this occurs or one day speaker is suddenly quiet?

any info on the nature of the fault? does the actual speaker fail (open wire in the voice coil maybe?) or does the audio amp that drives the speaker fails?

 

just curious and thanks for the heads-up!

 

mlloyd1

 

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Re: Y510p run Win 7 64bit OS?

2013-07-09, 0:14 AM

There are 3 things that can go wrong: 

Wired gets disconected from speaker which you can fix yourself.

Control bord thinks that headphones are plug in so you cab yous headphones but internal speakers will never play a sound.

Speakers burn will not work this hapen often to one speaker.

 

As for warning I'm giving you one:D

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Re: Y510p run Win 7 64bit OS?

2013-12-26, 21:16 PM

Hello,

 

I recently bought the Y510P with the 2 video cards, and so far I love it.

 

I too wanted to go back to Win7 x64, and I found almost all of the drives on the partition worked fine.  I also had the problem with root\LenonoVhid driver.  I searched around, and everyone said that it was the Energy Management driver, which I found and installed from several Google searches.  However, there are many of these energy drivers, and they all seem to install.  However, I still had a yellow BANG in my device manager.

 

What I found out is that you need the specific Energy driver for the Y510P, the filename is:

 

cagt26ww.exe

 

I tried several others, like caez22ww.exe, which would INSTALL BUT STILL LEAVE THE YELLOW bang!!! aRRGH!

 

Here is the Lenovo link to the correct driver:

 

http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/downloads/detail.page?DocID=DS030145

 

Enjoy!

 

PS - My other issue was adding a optical drive.  If you yank the 2nd video card, look inside with a flashlight and you will see the mini SATA port in there.  While the bezel will not fit, you can add most slim 9.5 or 12mm ROM drives, they work fine.  It's a shame Lenovo does not have one for sale as of Dec25, 2013.  I found a BDRW for around $70 on auction.

 

David

 

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