10-22-2013 05:58 AM
I bought Ideapad Z580 in November 2012 installed with windows 7. Leagally upgraded to windows 8 under windows 8 upgrade programme. Now i am very desperate to upgrade further to windows 8.1, however i came across tons of problems faced by Z580 users regarding power mangement, display issues, wifi conncetivity and other tons of incompatability. I am requesting some system expert to tell me that if i proceed with the upgrade what could be the possible consequences? And wether it is still recommended to proceed with the upgrade?
Also i came across one forum wherein it was written that upgrading from windows 7 has terminated the lenovo warranty. I am holding 3 years extended warranty. Can installing new OS can result in termination of hardware warranty? Sounds strange.
10-22-2013 06:25 AM
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
Windows 8.1 has just been officially released and just like any other Operating System Patch, updates and fixes will sure to come. Most specially with the drivers, Im pretty sure sable drivers will be created for Windows 8,1 Support.
If I'm in your situation I'll Wait a little bit more until all issues has been resolved by community members and Lenovo.
You may encounter Driver and Software Compatibility Issues. Where in you might need to search in and out of Lenovo for Driver updates and do it manually.
Upgrading the Windows OS will not Void your Hardware Warranty, But their support for Preloaded Windows and Lenovo Software components may not be supported over the phone.
Still Any proven Hardware Defect or Malfunction will be covered by Lenovo through the coverage of your warranty, and there may be times that they will have to reload the Original OS/Software incase the Software / OS upgrade causes some hardware not to function properly. But surely you will be notified prior to making any changes on your Upgraded OS or Software.
10-25-2013 04:03 AM
I am planning to upgrade to windows 8.1 from windows 8 currently installed on my Lenovo Z 580. I have couple of questions. Help will be appreciated
1) Unable to find any power mangement drivers on lenovo driver support page. In absence of that, few of the forums said that power had been fluctuating consistently resulting into battery drain and heating issues unilke windows 8.
2) Wether i can upgrade to windows 8.1 from iso file rather than from windows store. I came across few tips on internet for this - http://howto.cnet.com/8301-11310_39-57608376-285/how-to-download-the-official-microsoft-windows-8.1-..., but aint sure that wether this will lead to proper installation. Becuase originally those methods are for upgrading computer from windows 8.1 preview, though by few tricks it allows to download iso file and then upgrade to windows 8.1
10-26-2013 01:09 PM
I made this mistake and upgraded my Z580 to 8.1.
As you can see, even lenovo is not recommending the upgrade. Too bad they haven't prepared for this.
10-28-2013 02:40 PM - edited 10-28-2013 02:40 PM
There is a driver already provided by Lenovo for Power Management running on Windows 8.1
Based on the link you provided
This will let you extract the file that is automatically being triggered by the update from the MS Store.
But during the installation it might be the same procedure and process.
I haven't tried this yet but I think you can do it by this method.
10-29-2013 09:29 AM
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