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Installing Windows 8.1 on a Lenovo P70

Does the P70 work with Windows 8.1 ?


(I'm trying to get the latest hardware and OS I can get that does not include Windows 10)


I'd love to hear from anyone who has successfully installed it.  Is there a guide anywhere about what drivers would need to be installed?


Does a standard Windows 8.1 install image work, or does the image need to be patched with the right drivers before installing?


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Re: Installing Windows 8.1 on a Lenovo P70

First, I have never done it.

Second, the P70 was never sold with windows 8.1  so it might not get the kind of testing that Lenovo would do on win 7 or win 10.


Having said that, I would expect that you could download windows 8.1 from Microsoft here:


I would expect it to install, but be missing drivers.  I am not sure, but I would expect that if you had a windows 10 Pro license on the P70 windows 8.1 pro would activate automatically.  I looked through the drivers on the Lenovo site and the win 10 drivers used in the P70.  If you install Thinkvantage System Update, it should fix things.


No guarantee


I do not respond to requests for private, one-on-one help. Your questions should be posted in the appropriate forum where they may help others as well.

If a response answers your question, please mark it as the accepted solution.

I am not an employee or agent of Lenovo.
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Re: Installing Windows 8.1 on a Lenovo P70



From looking at the download page at, it appears there are some drivers available for the ThinkPad P50 for the 64-bit version of Windows 8.1.




Aryeh Goretsky


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