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Registered: ‎04-22-2016
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Hadware/Vendor Locked Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260 from M93p works in Linux but not Windows 10



my M93p died due to a Failed Bios Update. I tried to salvage the rest of the Hardware from my M93p, among which is also a Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260 Wifi Card, that I bougth from lenovo for my M93p.


I tried using it on my new PC Build, which has a Asus Q170 Board, but every Driver I tried reports  "Error 10 Device Cannot Start".


By troubleshooting, I found out, that this is due to a so called Hadware Lock or also know as Vendor Lock.


Namely Lenovo not allowing to use the Lenovo Hardware on other Boards.


This however is only the case in Windows 10. If I run a  Linux Live CD on the hardware, the Intel Wifi Device works out of the Box.


Is there a way to make the   Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260 work on WIndows even if it is not running on a Lenovo Mainboard?


Please Lenovo be fair. I paid you good money for the Hardware. Please let me use the Wifi card on other Boards too. Its not my fault that the Lenovo Board died.



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