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Camarones
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Installing Windows Server 2012 on W510

I realize this is not likely to be a common scenario, nor a supported one. I'm installing Windows Server 2012 (Evaluation edition) on a w510 to use as a learning lab. In case anyone else decides to head down this road I've documented what I've run into so far.

 

System: Thinkpad W510 43192NU 

Upgrades: 16GB RAM, Crucial M4 256GB SSD.

 

The basic install happened quickly and easily, but as expected there are a couple of driver issues.

 

  • Installed Windows Server 2012 Standard 180-day EVAL from DVD (ISO obtained from Technet 10/15/2012)
  • Installed available Windows Updates (only 2 as of October 25, 2012)
  • Installed Lenovo nVidia discrete video driver for W510 Windows 8 64bit

(getting braver here)

  • Installed Thinkvantage System Update 5.0 for Windows 8 64bit
  • Ran System Update and it found 3 available items:

Intel Management Engine Interface 6.2 and Serial Over LAN (SOL) driver downloaded and installed
Audio Driver for Windows 8 32/864 <--SIC Downloaded and installed
ThinkVantage Active Protection System (64bit) <-- did not download / unsuccessful

 

At this point there are also 3 items still listed under "Other Items" in device manager:

Looked up device IDs in Properties, ran through driveridentifier.com:


Base System Device (I think its the Ricoh Mulit-Card Reader)

Device Name:
Base System Device
Hardware ID
PCI\VEN_1180&DEV_E230&SUBSYS_213417AA&REV_01
PCI\VEN_1180&DEV_E230&SUBSYS_213417AA
PCI\VEN_1180&DEV_E230&CC_088000
PCI\VEN_1180&DEV_E230&CC_0880

Compatible ID:
PCI\VEN_1180&DEV_E230&REV_01
PCI\VEN_1180&DEV_E230 <---- Device ID matches with our database
PCI\VEN_1180&CC_088000
PCI\VEN_1180&CC_0880
PCI\VEN_1180
PCI\CC_088000
PCI\CC_0880

Current Status: Detected and installed using the Windows 7 driver from Lenovo

 

 

Broadcom Bluetooth Device

Device Name:
ThinkPad Bluetooth 2.1 with Enhanced Data Rate II
Hardware ID
USB\VID_0A5C&PID_217F&REV_0360
USB\VID_0A5C&PID_217F <---- Device ID matches with our database

Compatible ID:
USB\MS_COMP_BLUTUTH&MS_SUBCOMP_1112EDR
USB\MS_COMP_BLUTUTH
USB\CLASS_E0&SUBCLASS_01&PROT_01
USB\CLASS_E0&SUBCLASS_01
USB\CLASS_E0

Current Status: Unresolved. Windows 7 driver failed, OS complained about compatibility issues.

 

 

Unknown Device <-- That is how its listed under device manager

Device Name:
ThinkPad PM Device
Hardware ID
ACPI\VEN_IBM&DEV_0068
ACPI\IBM0068
*IBM0068 <---- Device ID matches with our database


Compatible ID:
Version
1.43.0.0,2007-05-31

Current Status: Unresolved. Installed Windows 8 Lenovo Power Management driver without errors but did not fix. Item still listed under "Other device"

 

At this point I have it where I need it to be. All I want to do is have a stable basic install so I can install Hyper-V and play around with a bunch of VMs. For that I don't really need Bluetooth or enhance power management.

ThorsHammer
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Re: Installing Windows Server 2012 on W510

I've been running WS 2012 R2 on my W510 for years.  Running Windows 8 and Hyper-V now.

Camarones
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Re: Installing Windows Server 2012 on W510

Have you found a solution to the driver issues I mentioned?

ThorsHammer
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Re: Installing Windows Server 2012 on W510


@Camarones wrote:

Have you found a solution to the driver issues I mentioned?


I had no issue installing the Windows 7 x64 power management driver and Power Manager.  Just keep in mind it is only for control of the CPU clock speed and a few other settings.  With Hyper-V installed, you lose sleep/hibernate and resume.

 

Bluetooth won't work
.
I never had a use for multcard.

 

With Windows Server 2012 be happy you have networking and a video driver which are the core things you need.  If you want a full on workstation, move to Windows 8 Pro and Hyper-V.

 

Xoyan-Khan
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Re: Installing Windows Server 2012 on W510

Assalam o Alikum,

 

I have used DRP (Driver Pack Soluiton) for driver installation with windows 2012R2 edition, I have got all drivers but only blutooth could not installed from DRP but the all other divers have been installed succesfuly.

 

try DRP latest version.

 

Thanks and Regards 

Jazak Allah

 

 

Xoyan 

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