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windows 8.1 problems on Ideapad z580

2013-10-30, 10:39 AM

Hi everyone,

 

i updated my Ideapad from Windows 8 to 8.1 (with windows store), and after the process i noted a lot of problems:

1) i can't control screen's brightness, loked to the maximal levels (i tried with the normal buttons and also in the control panel, installed the previous version of intel HD graphics and again the new, but nothing)

2) wifi connection (always problematic) does not work anymore at home, but in university yes... (i tried here too reinstalling drivers)

3) the center of the bottom of the notebook gets hot in a few minutes (maybe where is the graphic chip)

4) one key recovery does'n work, so the backup i've done the first day with my computer isn't usable

if anyone can help me...

 

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Re: windows 8.1 problems on Ideapad z580

2013-10-30, 14:43 PM

i mean, i used an external hdd to save the backup, ut one key didn't save me an iso, but a lot of progressive files (i think binary) so when i try to restore the os in the advanced system configuration, it tells me that there isn't any image. i gust want to get back my pc, and i'm getting crazy with this brightness

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Re: windows 8.1 problems on Ideapad z580

2013-10-30, 14:52 PM

Welcome to the forum !

 

Lenovo released new drivers for your model and Windows 8.1.  If you haven't install them after the 8.1 upgrade then I would suggest doing so starting with the Chipset driver and then do the Power Management, WiFi, etc.

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Re: windows 8.1 problems on Ideapad z580

2013-10-30, 16:00 PM

no way... i installed all the drivers and nothing changed. if i get a windows 8 pure cd, may i can restore all the pc? this brightness is killing me

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Re: windows 8.1 problems on Ideapad z580

2013-10-30, 17:42 PM

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i mean, i used an external hdd to save the backup, ut one key didn't save me an iso, but a lot of progressive files (i think binary) so when i try to restore the os in the advanced system configuration, it tells me that there isn't any image. i gust want to get back my pc, and i'm getting crazy with this brightness


From your previous post:

"4) one key recovery does'n work, so the backup i've done the first day with my computer isn't usable

if anyone can help me..."

 

I assume that you use OKR to make the backup. So you don't use advance system configuration to restore the os. You have to use OKR to make the restore.

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Re: windows 8.1 problems on Ideapad z580

2013-10-30, 18:18 PM
In fact I used OKR to try restore my previous os, but when it asks me to reboot in the restoring ambient, the PC just switches of and reload windows.
Meanwhile I discovered that with the secure boot on the brightness settings works, but wifi connecttion keeps not working
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Re: windows 8.1 problems on Ideapad z580

2013-10-30, 22:08 PM

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In fact I used OKR to try restore my previous os, but when it asks me to reboot in the restoring ambient, the PC just switches of and reload windows.
Meanwhile I discovered that with the secure boot on the brightness settings works, but wifi connecttion keeps not working

I'm just using your term "advance system configuration" which is coincidentally(?) is a windows operation. Yes you have to press the NOVO button when the unit is off. You should be presented with a menu containing several process with bios setup as being one of them and System Recovery as another. You can also run OKR within windows which I suspect is the one that you use. But it is preferrable if you run OKR using the NOVO button method.

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Re: windows 8.1 problems on Ideapad z580

2013-11-04, 21:14 PM
In this days I've been trying doing what you suggested me, I pressed the NOVO button with the PC turned off, and appeared the NOVO button settings, with bios, boot and restore, but when I press enter on restore, Windows starts normally...
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Re: windows 8.1 problems on Ideapad z580

2013-11-29, 13:46 PM
Try using Fn key to change brightness...
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Re: windows 8.1 problems on Ideapad z580

2014-03-20, 10:45 AM

Hello,

I recently updated my Z580 from windows 8 to 8.1.

Now I am trying to create backup from On Key Recovery. But it says ' This image cannot be used for increamental backup'

Help wth this please.

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