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Winxp 64bit with ThinkPad W520

2012-03-10, 20:05 PM

Dear All,

for last time we purchased ThinkPad W520 ,  we receive it with Win 7 64bit , but we want work with Winxp 64 bit,

 

 

Anway, I'm tried to install Winxp 64 bit and to install driver , But no any driver work fine else the Network Ethernal adapater.

 

I don't know what is the problem i made update for Winodws .

 

When i try to install for eample the video card ,it's start extracting the files, then when the last windows apear that say finish ,i checked the box to start install video card, but it's dispare and nothing happend.

 

And for sure i change this option in BIOS ,  Disable the optumus from BIOS, and make it discrete graphics.

 

Same for USB3.0 not work also...

 

I hope there is way to fix drivers in Winxp 64 bit.

 

Thank u.

 

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Re: Winxp 64bit with ThinkPad W520

2012-03-10, 21:25 PM

While I never tried Winxp64 bit on my W520, I have tried using it before. It has a lot of driver issues like that because it was a very rare products so most 64bit drivers where desined for vista and up(Same with a lot of 64bit programs). Some will work but most have installer checks that have to be tricked into thinking that you are on a vista or higher machine. Most won't however do to the major changes that happened in vista and windows 7. That combined with the fact that I found Xp 64bit very unstable just on its on made me move away from it. Personally I feel that the changes Microsoft made in Windows 7 (both under the hood and UI) have major benifits and see very little reason to try to stick with xp. 

Is there a reason that you need XP?

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Re: Winxp 64bit with ThinkPad W520

2012-03-10, 23:00 PM

Many computers now are designed for Windows 7, not Windows XP.

 

Why run XP?  Do you have an application that you've tested and does not run on Windows 7?  Have you tried to run a Windows XP virtual machine with the application in it?

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Re: Winxp 64bit with ThinkPad W520

2012-03-11, 14:11 PM

We use Winxp for long time and we are more familiar with Winxp , and i test win 7 on it , there are a lot of bugs and problems with search , outlook , etc.. and our work exactly with outlook ,folder , files,excel, and search..

 

winxp more reliable and fast and easy to use . So i don't want use win 7 and I hope some body will help to install drivers on W520 with Winxp 64 bit.

 

Thanks

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Re: Winxp 64bit with ThinkPad W520

2012-03-11, 14:14 PM

I see they add Driver here for W520 and for Winxp 64bit , But why it's not work.....?!!!

http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/downloads/default.page?

 

When i see the drivers i go to Format my Win 7 and install winxp 64bit, But i faced a problems with driver , and all that take time for me ...

 

So if it's not work why they add it...??

 

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Re: Winxp 64bit with ThinkPad W520

2012-03-11, 21:23 PM
Yeah XP 64 had a very niche market, and support for it is minimal. Use XP 32-bit or Server 2003.

W520: 2960XM, Q2000M @ 1091/1380, 32GB RAM, 500GB&750GB HDD & 500GB SSD, FHD&MB168B+
X61T: L7500, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD, XGA screen, Ultrabase
W550s: 5600U, K620M at 1164/1281, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, 3K touchscreen
X200s: SL9400, 6GB RAM, 64GB SD card, WXGA+ screen
TPT1: 1839-23U
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Re: Winxp 64bit with ThinkPad W520

2012-03-11, 21:27 PM

Hi,

 

Since you say you ordered the machine specifying a Win XP x64 preload and it came with Win 7 x64, why don't you call Lenovo and see if they will send you a set of Win Xp x64 recovery discs?

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Re: Winxp 64bit with ThinkPad W520

2012-03-11, 21:46 PM

W520's don't come with XP preloads. I'm sure you can make XP64 work on the W520, but it won't be easy. I could get Windows 2000 to run on the W520 (minus wifi) and be productive, but it would take work.


W520: 2960XM, Q2000M @ 1091/1380, 32GB RAM, 500GB&750GB HDD & 500GB SSD, FHD&MB168B+
X61T: L7500, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD, XGA screen, Ultrabase
W550s: 5600U, K620M at 1164/1281, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, 3K touchscreen
X200s: SL9400, 6GB RAM, 64GB SD card, WXGA+ screen
TPT1: 1839-23U
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Re: Winxp 64bit with ThinkPad W520

2012-03-12, 0:11 AM

Oh.. Thought I saw a part number in the W520 service manual for XP x64.  Need to look again I guess. --My mistake... That is correct, No XP images. Sorry.

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Re: Winxp 64bit with ThinkPad W520

2012-03-12, 17:42 PM

I think XP 32bit  will work fine, but the problem i have 16GB Ram , and Winxp 32bit will only read max 4GB

 

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