09-17-2018 10:05 AM
I was wondering is there any chance to install WIN7 on my Yoga 510. I just got it from my warranty repair. I had send it away 'cause it stuck at the booting screen and ABSOLUTELY NOTHING could made it run. They fixed it (although I lost everything) but as before it is extremly slow. Im using WIN10Home but I think it slows this laptop way down. I split hard drive for system and data but it's still very slow. I bought it this year around 3 months ago and didn't even had a chance to use it properly as it was in technical centre for 6 weeks (!). Will I find drivers for WIN7 on this laptop ?
09-17-2018 10:23 AM
Welcome to the Community Forums.
Yoga 510-14AST is originally intended and certified for Windows 10. You may install a Windows 7 but as you have expected the challenge would be in the drivers since the support website only provides those for Windows 10 and some features may not work.
It can still be worth a try using native drivers provided by Windows 7 specially with service pack 1 although you need to have a different product key to activate. Another option for the drivers is through specific part manufacturer using the hardware ID for unknown devices in the device manager.
Other users manage to install Win 7 drivers using third party driver packs.
I also suggest that you call in technical support first since it is within warranty if they would allow it.
I hope this helps answer your query.
09-17-2018 01:39 PM
Yes there is opportunity for RAM upgrade since max is 16GB and there is one slot that can accept an 8GB DDR4 2133. This can help add in the needed memory for browsing and multitasking.
Changing the harddrive to a solid state can also help with faster boot and data transfer.
Decreasing running applications on the background is another option specially with the start up.