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Re: Downgrade from Win 8 to Win 7 Success...(Y580)

2013-02-01, 15:31 PM
Hi
I think you have the ssd(256gb) with the msata?
Cache works with hdd+msata and not ssd+msata. You should get all the key features with the ssd itself though. Just dont do anything to the msata.
Ishaan Ideapad Y560(i3 330m), Hp Elitebook 8460p!(i5-2520M) Hp Pavilion n208tx(i5-4200u)
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Re: Downgrade from Win 8 to Win 7 Success...(Y580)

2013-02-01, 21:24 PM

I would like to have access to the drive.

 

How would I go about getting access to the drive?

 

Could I be able to save things to this drive?

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Re: Downgrade from Win 8 to Win 7 Success...(Y580)

2013-02-02, 9:26 AM
If you access the drive, the cache made with the hdd would break.
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Re: Downgrade from Win 8 to Win 7 Success...(Y580)

2013-03-03, 5:06 AM

Can this work for windows 7 ultimate and can you do it all from a flash drive? I have a clean SSD, could I just use a flash drive and install windows 7 on the SSD/plug in my windows 8 HDD and wipe it?

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Re: Downgrade from Win 8 to Win 7 Success...(Y580)

2013-05-30, 12:29 PM

Hi all; 

Currently, i owned a Lenovo Y580 and defnitely want to downgrade from Windows 8 to Windows 7. Here is a couple of questions.

 

Question 1:

I am using an Intel SSD (solid state drive) 330 series as my main drive (NOT a hard disk) and just wondering if i need the following driver being:

 - Intel Rapid Start Technology for Microsoft Windows 7, and

 - Lenovo EE Boot Optimizer? 

 

Question 2: The sequence of loading the drivers. 

As i need to re-install all the drivers for Windows 7, please kindly advice what are the sequence for me to load the drivers? 

 

Audio: Realtek Audio Driver for Microsoft Windows 7 (64-bit)

BIOS: BIOS Update for Microsoft Windows 7 (32-bit, 64-bit) - IdeaPad Y580

Bluetooth and Modem: Bluetooth Driver (CyberTan/Broadcom, Liteon/Broadcom, Liteon/Atheros) for Microsoft Windows 7 (32-bit, 64-bit) – IdeaPad Y580

Camera: Camera Driver (Bison, Chicony, AzureWave) for Microsoft Windows 7 (32-bit, 64-bit) – IdeaPad Y580

Card Reader: Jmirco Card Reader Driver for Microsoft Windows 7 (32-bit, 64-bit) - IdeaPad Y580

Chipset: Intel Chipset Driver for Microsoft Windows 7 (32-bit, 64-bit) - IdeaPad Y580

Chipset: Intel Management Engine Interface for Microsoft Windows 7 (32-bit, 64-bit) - IdeaPad Y580

General Information: Hotfix for Windows 7 (32-bit, 64-bit) - IdeaPad Y580

Mouse and KeyBoard: TouchPad Driver (Cypress, Synaptics) for Microsoft Windows 7 (32-bit, 64-bit) – IdeaPad Y580

Networking LAN (Ehternet): Atheros LAN Driver for Microsoft Windows 7 (32-bit, 64-bit) - IdeaPad Y580

Networking WIRELESS LAN: Intel WiMax Driver for Microsoft Windows 7 (32-bit, 64-bit) – IdeaPad Y580

Networking WIRELESS LAN: Intel Wireless LAN Driver for Microsoft Windows 7 (32-bit, 64-bit) - IdeaPad Y580

Networking WIRELESS LAN: Wireless LAN Driver (Liteon/Atheros, CyberTan/Broadcom) for Microsoft Windows 7 (32-bit,64bit) – IdeaPad Y580

Power Management: Lenovo Energy Management for Microsoft Windows 7 (32-bit, 64-bit) - IdeaPad Y580

Software and Utility:  Intel Rapid Start Technology for Microsoft Windows 7 (32-bit, 64-bit) - IdeaPad Y580

Software and Utility: OneKey Recovery 7.0 for Microsoft Windows 7 (32-bit, 64-bit) - IdeaPad Y580

Storage: Intel Rapid storage Technology for Microsoft Windows 7 (32-bit, 64-bit) - IdeaPad Y580

TV Tuner: TV Tuner Driver (Geniatech, Yuan, AverMedia) for Microsoft Windows 7 (32-bit, 64-bit) – IdeaPad Y580

USB device: Intel USB 3.0 Driver for Microsoft Windows 7 (32-bit, 64-bit) - IdeaPad Y580

Video: Intel Onboard Graphics Driver for Microsoft Windows 7 (32-bit, 64-bit) - IdeaPad Y580

Video: Nvidia Display Driver for Microsoft Windows 7 (32-bit, 64-bit) - IdeaPad Y580

 

(Source: http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/research/hints-or-tips/detail.page?&DocID=HT073649)

 

Question 3: Where do i get the driver being OneKey Theater for Windows 7?

 

What other drivers have i missed out? 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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How to Downgrade windows 8 to windows 7 (GPT disk issue solved)

2014-03-12, 10:19 AM

Hi from turkey :) (sorry my bad english)

 

I made a video.How to install windows 8 new laptops?How to solve GPT disk problem?

 

i will show you and you will learn.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QLrIuERfW_w

 

Please comment if you used the video :)

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