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Lenovo Ideapad S10-3t Windows 8 Pro 64Bit Install How To  

 

Choose to Install a Windows 8 64bit on a over two year old machine like S10-3t sports Intel Atom N470 (1,86Ghz) max.possible memory 2GB and netbooksized resolution 1024 x 600 sounds crazy ,heard about words like fear , doesnt work, impossible mission, but i thought , why not , give that little netbook granny a chance to shine Smiley Happy

 

Ok lets start (without start button Smiley Happy ... i move to storage locker and pick a  320GB harddrive ,that metalpiece knock around, grab the screwdriver to open the base latch and remove the standard hdd, on the fly change.

Next prepare a 4GB flashdrive with MS Tool Windows 7 USB/DVD download tool  <Download . with the ready to rumble Iso Windows 8 64Bit copy (+licence) that i downloaded a few month earlier .. (all Version could be used incl.DVD )      A few minutes later the flashdrive is ready prepared and plugged in the waitin Ideapad S10-3t .. Press On Button and go ...    Win 8 ask for Country region keyboard ok. HDD should be cleaned /deleted so choose the next quest lower install , advanced hddview. delete all partitions and give 50 gb or 52.512 mb for start drive should be enough for overall install programs, after install near half is used. Win 8 give that advice a small extra partition would be installed ok. and go.. start to copy itself on hdd , if win8 want to restart you can remove the flashdrive, while its not needed to go further with. A few minutes later personal settings and wireless lan setting , thats all .. touch will become live Smiley Happy   one restart later, take a look, whats missing in device manager

 

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Device Manager without any missing driver should look like that pic above

 

one missing device its the ACPI that comes within install of powermanager

choose the one designed for windows 7 > LEM 4.3.16  <Download install as administrator .

 

So that fn-f5 wireless menue will working and all on screen display (OSD) too...keep in mind that some OSD will be double... the one came from windows 8 itself , but you need the fn-f5 menue to switch WLAN,BT,WWAN each separate, if your Book is equipped with .. 

 

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Fn-F5 Wireless settings

 

looks like that 

 

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 OSD loudness

 

 Webcam Fn-ESC key combo etc

 

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... as usually work in windows 7 Smiley Happy  

 

    and last device the missing one without any yellow questionmarks !  

keep in mind that the older lem needs dotnet framework 3.5 , that will be asking via windows 8 by download agree to  do that for working without quirks, driver are ok for now, but a tablet without rotation.. ?

 

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the signed  Auto Rotate  <Download for windows 7 and install as administrator

thats all... wait a second not yet ...

 

While play around with tiles in windows 8 , windows 8 give a message that resolution is to low for using , a minimum of 1024 by 768 is needed ... But 99 % all of last for year netbook still have resolution max. 1024 by 576/600 ? No problem there is a quick solution for that ... only one entry  "one" "1" instead of a zero "0" will give the desired resolution ... by the way that resolution trick will works with windows 7 in same way , a few days ago i try that  on the factory installed windows 7 Home Premium .. a few entrys search lower in the entry but same way to go..    

regedit cmd as administrator expand this key   

Computer  HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\Video

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open DWORD value Display1_DownScalingSupported enter and change 0 to  1 .

only one "1" entry is needed... Smiley Happy all other entrys will change automated to "1" ...thats all.. restart your machine .

 

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and choose screenresolution settings..now could be settled up to 1152 by 864, thats a bit to squizy ,

best is set to the needed 1024 x 768 ... and apply that. So windows 8 is ready to rumble all tiles will work  Smiley Happy

 

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Some of u will change a bit slower the catwalk to windows 8 interface , this one could solved too.. choose ClassicShell <Download that prog will give you some look and feel of windows 7 back ... for a while , if you get the most of our netbook with windows 8 , install mpc home cinema for video view... sumatra pdf reader xnview for pic view and a free virus scanner to complete . Even a office suite will run quite well... so give the slightly aged ideapad netbook a chance , to shine with equipped with the latest operation system, and a real keyboard ..

 

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regards KalvinKlein

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