02-10-2018 10:13 PM
WLAN & BT Intel Wireless 7260 (Yoga 2 Pro) Drivers Updated again:
02-12-2018 06:53 AM
Hi and thanks for the detailed guide. I hope that this solves the problem that i've been having for screen flicker and
Some Updates and Notes:
1) Before install "Intel Rapid Storage Technology for Windows 10 (64-bit) - 126.96.36.1993 - From Intel" and "Intel Graphics Driver for Windows 10 (64-bits) - 188.8.131.5235 - From Intel" => Read this LINK
Display Driver Uninstaller (DDU) V184.108.40.206 => VGA Tool, latest version
Note: ENABLE SAFE MODE before uninstall the current VGA driver
(*) The ONLY way to fix the BUG - SCREEN FLICKERING WHEN ON BATTERY => Read this LINK
(*) How do I stop Windows 10 from "upgrade or downgrade" my graphics driver with WRONG version using Local Group Policy Editor? => Read this LINK
Note: Group Policy configuration is mandatory before steps 12 and 13 on DDU (VGA Driver / Set Windows Device Instalation Settings to Default).
2) Lenovo Apps:
"Lenovo Settings" was discontinued then don't install it
"Lenovo Account Portal" was discontinued then don't install it
"Lenovo Companion" was renamed to "Lenovo Vantage" and should be installed
3) Which Partition to format when Clean Install Windows 10? => Read this LINK
02-12-2018 06:57 AM
02-12-2018 08:28 AM - edited 02-12-2018 08:35 AM
I'm running "Intel Graphics Driver for Windows 10 (64-bits) - 220.127.116.1135 - From Intel" without a single flicker event for months now with Energy Manager trick.
You can get your driver values @ Device Manager \ Display Adapters \ Intel HD Graphics Family \ Details \ Hardware IDs \ Value
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02-12-2018 09:29 AM
awesome, thank you. so far today i have not seen any issues following all your tips and tricks. Greatly appricated. You kept me from dropping $$$ on a new laptop today, but now i'm seeing a battery degration only lasting a cpl hours. But, this works!!!
02-12-2018 10:25 AM - edited 02-12-2018 10:38 AM
You can order a new Battery for USD70.00
Just Google it! NEWEGG's Offer
I already upgraded my Y2P (20266) with:
- New Original Lenovo Battery L12M4P21
- New Samsung 850 EVO 1TB mSata
- New Intel Dual Band Wireless AC 7260 NGW
- Windows 10 Professional (1709)
Compared with other new Ultrabook (2-1) I'm totally satisfied with my 3 years old version.
02-12-2018 12:34 PM
ah, perfect! you beat me to researching it. Thanks! BTW, how many hours are you getting off the new battery? i have been seeing some reviews that they are not getting over 3hrs with replacements? also, good improvement for WiFi with that radio?
02-12-2018 01:22 PM - edited 02-12-2018 05:25 PM
I don't see any difference in battery performance now compared to when it was new (3 years ago).
- Watching Netflix (Full HD) or 1080P MKV Movie through WiDi (Wireless Display / Miracast) with Bluetooth (Sound); 4 hours
- Working with Office 2016 (Word or Excel), Internet (Edge) and EMail (MS Mail or Outlook 2016) simultaneously; 6 - 8 hours
NOTE: I strongly recommend to upgrade WiFi Card with Intel Dual Band Wireless AC 7260 NGW that has great performance and connection stability improvements @ 5Ghz AC.
I ordered mine @ AMAZON's Offer
02-12-2018 05:34 PM
Perfect. Thansk again for all the help. I just ordered the batt and radio. Are you using any specific dated driver for the wifi card to make it play nice?
02-12-2018 05:46 PM - edited 02-12-2018 05:50 PM
This Setup Guide (Drivers & Tricks) work fine with Original Lenovo or Upgraded Parts that I suggested.
You will find the latest tested and reliable WLAN & BT Drivers above in this same page (Message #21)