03-10-2010 08:22 PM
I originally posted this in the Windows 7 forum, but since I've received no response, I'm reposting it here.
Next week [note: now three days from now] I plan to upgrade my Vista W500 to Windows 7 (with a clean install from the upgrade discs I got via the upgrade program). Are there any possible issues I should be aware of? In particular I've heard about issues with the switchable graphics - are those solved (I use that feature all the time)? I'd also be interested in any advice you feel is warranted. Also, is there a way to make the ThinkVantage button on the keyboard do something? Since the Productivity Center is discontinued I'd like to not have a useless button on the keyboard. Thanks!
03-11-2010 01:30 AM
I'm running windows 7 ultimate on my w500 for half a year now with no problems. I made a fresh install from the win 7 installation disc thou. Didn't want all the bloatware stuff from the original vista install and then upgrade to 7.
Went to the driver site and only picked what I needed. As I recall I never had any issues with the switchable graphics after installting the drivers and software for it. Working a charm today at least. I don't use the thinkvantage button... and never have, only at boot for bios. Just pressed it now within windows and nothing happened, and I didn't feel bad in any way about that