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Registered: ‎06-28-2009
Location: Israel
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Downloading Y500 correct drivers after Windows 8.1 reinstall

My IdeaPad Y500 crashed, unbootable, built-in recovery options all failed, so I clean-installed Windows 8.1 from a live USB I created at Microsoft's website, and now I need to install drivers.


1. The Lenovo driver download page just offers a lot of drivers, doesn't make clear which drivers are needed for my specific hardware configuration. Is there a Lenovo program I can download to my Y500 which will look at my devices, decide what drivers I need, and let me know?


2. If not, let's get specific:

a) Do I need the chipset driver?

b) Do I need Intel Rapid Storage?

c) Do I need Intel Rapid Start? (Whether I do or not, how do I get my Y500 to use the 16GB SSD to boot quickly?)

d) Do I need a Bluetooth driver? And which one?

e) Do I need Intel Management Engine Interface?

f) Intel Video Driver? Nvidia driver too?

g) Intel WLAN driver?

h) Intel USB 3.0 driver?

i) Other drivers?

j) any specific order in which I should be installing these drivers?


3. My Device Manager lists a few devices as either unidentified or not working properly. What do I do?

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