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gchw
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Windows 8 Upgrade problems on IdeaPad s206-2638

OH, I have so many problems...

 

1) After clean install of win8-x64, I've tried first to setup the win8 drivers I've downloaded from lenovo site. ALL the drivers has NOT installed, and many error massages appeared.

Finally I've noticed that is a problem within extract process, ask me every time if I want to rewrite the Setup.exe file and more files. So I've extracted the files using WinRAR and I've got the files arranged on folders.

 

2) The folders arranged by devices brand, so now I had to guess if my touchpad, for example, is of Cypress or Synaptics. lenovo don't supply me any way to identify my devices.

 

3) Anyway, I got on the end, but two drivers still MISSING.

  • Built-in Camera driver. All the supplied drivers don't work.
  • Hotkey driver.

 

Thank for listening, and please help me with those drivers.

Chanoch

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Re: Windows 8 Upgrade problems on IdeaPad s206-2638

Hi

 

Welcome To Lenovo Community

 

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

 

For Hotkey

    Please download Lenovo Energy management  and Install

 

Lenovo Energy Management

 

For Camera

 

Please Press FN + ESC button to enable Camera and then install the Drivers

 

UVC Camera (Bison, AzureWave, Chicony)

 

   Do give this a try and let us know  

 

 

 

Hope This Helps

Cheers!!!

 

 

 

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andygb40
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Re: Windows 8 Upgrade problems on IdeaPad s206-2638

I also have this problem, but with the 32 bit version of Windows. I only have one driver missing, the hotkey driver (although device manager says none are missing or have problems) the buttons just don't work properly (hibernate fixes the issue from cold boot).
andygb40
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Re: Windows 8 Upgrade problems on IdeaPad s206-2638

I have reinstalled the energy management, still not working.

magma2050
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Re: Windows 8 Upgrade problems on IdeaPad s206-2638

I also have this same problem (Posted in this forum, "S206 Windows 8 64-bit drivers: Not a smooth install"). There were a lot of problems, but most notably I have no camera or Bluetooth, I can't configure my audio or touchpad, and as I've just noticed half the hotkeys don't work. I've installed the energy management software as you suggested, and I managed to stop the balanced profile switching off the backlight entirely by redefining the balanced profile in the control panel - However Fn-Esc does nothing, and only a few of the hotkeys marked actually do anything:

 

THESE WORK (Looks like a Windows 8 default interface window pops up):

F1 (mute), F2 (Vol -), F3 (Vol +), F4 (Close), F5 (Refresh), F10 (Toggle display output)

 

THESE DON'T:

F6 (Toggle touchpad), F7 (Toggle WiFi), F8 (Toggle microphone), F9 (Toggle webcam), F11 (Toggle backlight brightness), F12 (Brightness -) and Ins (Brightness +)

 

I thought maybe I might try the recovery key on the side to restore factory settings, get myself back to a nice stable OS while Lenovo sort their driver issues out... But no, the Onekey recovery system doesn't work with Windows 8, not even the emergency button on boot! So I'm now stuck with a partially functional OS.

 

I told Windows 8 to install on the C: partition without touching the others, so hopefully the recovery partition is still in place. As such, I'm going to try this very convoluted method to attempt to salvage things:

 

Install clean Windows 7 32-bit from an original install disc

Locate and install the Onekey software suite for Windows 7 32-bit

Attempt to use it to restore the factory partition with all the 32-bit drivers

Sit on it and wait until I see some news on here that the drivers actually work

 

I'll post back to say how well this works...

andygb40
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Re: Windows 8 Upgrade problems on IdeaPad s206-2638

Dude, Don't do a clean install. Use the recovery partition, you need to download "PTEDIT32". This will show all drives, select the last one in the list and change it to "07" in the type. Reboot your notebook and hey presto your original factory restore partition is once again visible. I did manage to get OneKey recovery working (only in windows though) by re-installing it from the drive Lenovo left visible. It shows the "Drivers" folder. I tried all of these drivers as well and none of them seem to work. 

Have you tried entering Hibernate and then resuming and seeing if the hotkeys that don't work are working then?

 

magma2050
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Re: Windows 8 Upgrade problems on IdeaPad s206-2638

It's all back from the recovery partition, sort of. I installed clean Windows 7 32-bit, and then the Onekey program from the still-existing D drive, and tried to recover using it. However, every time either the Windows application or the Onekey button on the PC were pressed, all that happened was Windows booted normally. It seems that there is something fundamentally different with the preinstalled Onekey system that allows it to boot. Luckily, the recovery media I made when I first got the computer had a boot partition written to the 1st disc, and after 1 hour I have the whole system back in working condition. The webcam works, the touchpad works, and the Conexant smartaudio configuration works once more.

 

I'm going to keep Windows 7 on until Lenovo get all these problems ironed out with the Windows 8 drivers.

gchw
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Re: Windows 8 Upgrade problems on IdeaPad s206-2638

Hi RMattoo

 

I have followed your instructions, but the new drivers are not work, as before. Not the hotkeys & not the camera.
And, as I write before, I don't know how to recognise which driver suitable for my camera.

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Re: Windows 8 Upgrade problems on IdeaPad s206-2638

Hello, anybody is there??

andygb40
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Re: Windows 8 Upgrade problems on IdeaPad s206-2638

Just checked the Lenovo driver matrix for Windows 8 drivers for the S206. The only one there is the power management and that doesn't work properly. I guess Lenovo must be looking into the reported problems at long last.

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