10-25-2012 02:53 PM - edited 10-25-2012 02:57 PM
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.
(getting braver here)
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)
Base System Device
PCI\VEN_1180&DEV_E230 <---- Device ID matches with our database
Current Status: Detected and installed using the Windows 7 driver from Lenovo
Broadcom Bluetooth Device
ThinkPad Bluetooth 2.1 with Enhanced Data Rate II
USB\VID_0A5C&PID_217F <---- Device ID matches with our database
Current Status: Unresolved. Windows 7 driver failed, OS complained about compatibility issues.
Unknown Device <-- That is how its listed under device manager
ThinkPad PM Device
*IBM0068 <---- Device ID matches with our database
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.
10-26-2012 08:44 AM
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.
03-17-2014 12:25 AM
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