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Svekre
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Unable to upgrade Lenovo Ideapad Y570 to Win 8

Dear all,

my Lenovo ideapad Y570 has a small SSD (30 GB) with drivers, etc. and a huge 750 GB normal C partition. I am not able to upgrade to Win8. Further details: Win7 Home Premium, 64 bit, Intel i7-2670QM CPU, 8 GB RAM and Intel Graphics 3000.

First Windows check say "able to upgrade", after installation process it says "not able to upgrade".Can anybody help or give a hint how to upgrade?

answers in german or english are welcome - thnaks a lot!

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Re: Unable to upgrade Lenovo Ideapad Y570 to Win 8

Hi Svekre,

 

Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!

 

I’m sorry to hear that Windows 8 is not installing in your Y570 Laptop, please change the “SATA Controller Mode” to Compatible in BIOS menu, below are the steps to access BIOS and change the settings:

 

  • To enter BIOS setup utility, press F2 when the Lenovo logo appears on the screen while the computer is starting up.
  • Then under configuration Tab check and change the “SATA Controller Mode” to Compatible.
  • Now press “F10” to save the changes made in the computer.

Do post us back if the issue persists.

 

Best Regards

Shiva Kumar



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Svekre
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Re: Unable to upgrade Lenovo Ideapad Y570 to Win 8

Hi Shiva,

Thanks a lot. I changed the settings as explained. But then the old Win7 is not longer able to start (on which basis I wanted to upgrade)...?

Kind regards
Svekre
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Re: Unable to upgrade Lenovo Ideapad Y570 to Win 8

Hi Svekre,

 

If the upgrade us not possible, create Recovery Discs of the pre-installed OS (Operating System) in the computer. Then install the Windows 8 OS using the “Custom- Install Windows only” option after deleting the partitions. Below is the link to download the User Guide and steps to create recovery discs, please refer page no. 29. After creating the “Recovery Discs” install Windows 8 by selecting the “Custom- Install Windows only” option.

 

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Do post us back if the issue still persists.

 

Best Regards

Shiva Kumar



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