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Lenovo Ideapad Z580 - Energy Management for Windows 8

2013-02-18, 10:57 AM



i Have recently updated my Ideapad Z580 to windows 8. While using the power management application i came to know it misses out the modes as it was in Windows 7. Its does not even shows up the visual display when you press the Thermal management key. 


I have to go to the hidden icon tab to select the Energy management, wherein there are options which i cannot understand what are they use for like Intelligent power saver. The options provided are very different from the ones provided in the Windows 7 version.


Also, the function keys & other keypad layout got changed when i upgraded to Windows 8. Like the function for turning the Wi-Fi & bluetooth in windows 7 got changed. To write special character (@) changed. its now typing (") when upgraded to windows 8. Function key feature (Fn+F4) not working in windows 8.


Can anyone tell me is the windows 8 Energy management application better than the windows 7 one or viceversa.


if not, is lenovo trying to upgrade the features in the windows 8 version of energy management application & other applications like in the windows 7 ones.




Thank you.


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Re: Lenovo Ideapad Z580 - Energy Management for Windows 8

2013-02-20, 12:16 PM



Welcome To Lenovo Community


We are really sorry to hear about the issue you are facing,  


Since you are facing issues with the new version of Lenovo energy management, you can uninstall the current version of energy management and try installing Lenovo energy management to check if the FN keys are working correctly


Then download and install the following


Power Management Software   --- 32 Bit


Power Management Software --- 64 Bit



You may also wish to try the suggestion from the below thread   






Also for change in the input method for special characters please verify if you have selected the right keyboard layout

To verify that Open Control Panel Switch to icon view, select Language

Change your Language preference -- Select English (United States)

Save. The click on options of the language to select the keyboard layout of your preference






Do give this a try and let us know  




Hope This Helps






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