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Yoga 2 Pro ..... refreshed

2017-09-27, 16:34 PM

After looking at the costs to buy a new Ultrabook I decided to refresh my Y2P. I picked up a Samsung Evo 850 500GB SSD on Amazon for $165 to upgrade my stock 256GB SSD. I wanted to do the 1TB but at $352 I didn't need that much storage. 

 

I also finally got the Wireless AC card : https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00GUNZUG0/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

The wireless card install was a breeze and my wifi connection is rock solid. I am not sure why I waited this long to do that.

The SSD drive upgrade was a little more cumbersome. I used this thread as a guide. https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Lenovo...pgrading-the-SSD-in-a-Yoga-2-Pro/td-p/1389081

I ended up having issues with partitioning the new drive and I wasn't sure how to get the unallocated space into the C: drive. So, I decided to download a fresh copy of Windows 8.1 from the MS site. https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows8 It turns out the software Key is embedded in the Y2P so no issue there.

With a fresh copy of 8.1 there is no bloatware. I was able to download all the drivers from Lenovo and everything works.

I did do a benchmarck on the old SSD verses new SSD and it is quite a bit faster. Before the upgrade and windows reinstall I couldn't play 4k video without it being choppy. It is smooth as butter now :) So, all in all it was worth it....I will get a few more years out of this thing :)

 

One pro tip on pulling the connector of the batterey free for the SSD and Wifi Card upgrade...use your fingers and not metal tweasers. 

The one issue is that I can no longer log into my old Microsoft account with Windows. I spent 3 hours with Microsoft Support...they took control of my laptop and couldn't fix it. So, my Onedrive days are over but I switched to Amazon Prime Photo storage.

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Re: Yoga 2 Pro ..... refreshed

2017-09-28, 6:20 AM

Windows 8.1 September update bug prevents Microsoft account logins https://goo.gl/nEm8nT

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Re: Yoga 2 Pro ..... refreshed

2017-09-30, 16:03 PM

Thank you for posting I am glad they know there is an issue. However, I have not installed that update and the issue is present on a fresh install of 8.1....one that requires over 180 updates when I run Update for the first time. :/

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Re: Yoga 2 Pro ..... refreshed

2017-09-30, 16:06 PM

Well, I discovered an issue. The battery consumption is out of control :/

Airplane mode, dimmed display, the CPU is hovering around 1 - 3 % at .76 ghz and I am seeing around 9,000 mW up to about 13,000 in the lowest power setting on Energy Manager. I used to see around 5,100 mW to 7,000 mW in this configuration. Ideas?

 

It seems when you do a Lenovo install there is some sort of special sauce that controsl the computer's power consumtion. 

 

Also, disregard my smother 4k video play back observation I stated earlier.

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Re: Yoga 2 Pro ..... refreshed

2017-09-30, 18:09 PM

Maybe Windows 10 is more reliable version to go with Yoga 2 Pro today.
Yoga 2 Pro (Windows 10 - Step by Step Setup Guide)

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