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XP Driver Suite for Intel based Edge

2010-03-29, 10:13 AM

Hello all,

 

Corporate user here, demoing the Edge for our mobile sales force.

 

Have zapped Windows 7 and replaced with XP due to legacy reasons, and am struggling with the driver support.

 

Coming from Dell, where the driver support is second to none, I was fustrated to find I had to manually download each driver, and also found that many drivers are inappropriate to the machine - AMD drivers mixed in with Intels.

 

I'm still struggling with several drivers, including the HDMI drivers, bluetooth drivers, and I suspect they are within the drivers packages I have downloaded that exclaim that I cannot install as they do not meet hardward requirements.

 

Can anyone help me with searching out some of the required drivers - have they had any of these issues?

 

Come on Lenovo - as a corporate player, your driver support has to be better! You're not Sony ;)

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Re: XP Driver Suite for Intel based Edge

2010-03-29, 11:46 AM

Hi Neil_Bolton, and welcome to the Lenovo User Community!

 

The tool you want for automatic driver and software downloads is ThinkVantage System Update:

 

http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?lndocid=TVSU-UPDATE

 

The best way to find available XP drivers for manual install is to browse by product for your system and OS on the support site, then click Downloads and drivers. From that page:

 

The HDMI drivers will be part of the Intel chipset package:

 

http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?sitestyle=lenovo&lndocid=MIGR-74299

 

The Bluetooth drivers are here:

 

http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?sitestyle=lenovo&lndocid=MIGR-70450

 

Hope this helps!

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Re: XP Driver Suite for Intel based Edge

2010-03-29, 11:46 AM

Hi Neil_Bolton, and welcome to the Lenovo User Community!

 

The tool you want for automatic driver and software downloads is ThinkVantage System Update:

 

http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?lndocid=TVSU-UPDATE

 

The best way to find available XP drivers for manual install is to browse by product for your system and OS on the support site, then click Downloads and drivers. From that page:

 

The HDMI drivers will be part of the Intel chipset package:

 

http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?sitestyle=lenovo&lndocid=MIGR-74299

 

The Bluetooth drivers are here:

 

http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?sitestyle=lenovo&lndocid=MIGR-70450

 

Hope this helps!

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r you Re: XP Driver Suite for Intel based Edge

2010-03-29, 13:11 PM

Superb! Thank you ever so much for your help - I'll take a look at the ThinkVantage software.

 

I've solved the random HDMI thing, which like you say, is included in the Intel Graphics drivers :s

 

I've downloaded the BT drivers, and installing as we speak :)

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Re: r you Re: XP Driver Suite for Intel based Edge

2010-04-12, 4:36 AM

Which thinkpad edge is this solution for? Is it still possible to replace windows 7 with xp on the edge 14?

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Re: r you Re: XP Driver Suite for Intel based Edge

2010-04-12, 10:26 AM

Hi looodoh, and welcome to the Lenovo User Community!

 

The driver links in the solution are for the Edge 13.

 

You can get the XP drivers for other Edge systems the same way: either through ThinkVantage System Update, or browse by product for your system and OS on the support site.

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