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Support for Windows 10 on T410s?

2015-07-29, 10:52 AM

I've tried to locate information to determine if my Lenovo T410s is (or will be) supported on Windows 10, but no luck so far.

 

According to Windows 10 compatibility check the Nvidia NVS 3100M display is not supported. I've also tried locating information on the Nvidia site, but no luck there either.

 

Can anyone help?

 

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Re: Support for Windows 10 on T410s?

2015-07-29, 17:58 PM

Windows 10 is not supported on T410s.  Lenovo does not recommend that you upgrade this system to Win10.  You may or may not be able to find all the drivers you need.

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Re: Support for Windows 10 on T410s?

2015-07-30, 15:58 PM

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Windows 10 is not supported on T410s.  Lenovo does not recommend that you upgrade this system to Win10.  You may or may not be able to find all the drivers you need.


I also have a T410s. I don't think it's a very good advert for Lenova that Microsoft is offering us a free upgrade, but because you can't supply an up to date video driver, we can't avail ourselves of the offer. That means this laptop will be useless after 2020 when Windows 7 comes to end of life. Out of curiosity, will the T410s take an upgrade to Windows 8.1?

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Re: Support for Windows 10 on T410s?

2015-07-30, 19:17 PM
Most likely someone will hack a video driver. I am using a hacked video driver on a W500. The hack is simply letting an existing driver install on a Windows 8.1 machine. You have to play with signed drivers but it is not a problem. Be patient as people will help you get what you need. But Lenovo most likely won't so it'll be up to you to find what you need. Also consider is Windows 10 that necessary? It's free but most times you get what you pay for.
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Re: Support for Windows 10 on T410s?

2015-08-03, 5:21 AM

I've been running Win8, 8.1 on a T410s since they were released with no problems, however, I have Intel HD graphics. I intend to attempt to upgrade to Win 10.

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Re: Support for Windows 10 on T410s?

2015-08-03, 20:32 PM

Hi. Thanks for confirming you've got 8.1 running. What is curious is that in my Device Manager under display adapters I have the Inter HD Graphics like yourself, but I also have the NVIDIA NVS 3100M which is the bit win 10 does not like. I have just disabled this in device manager so I’m hoping win 10 will eventually forget I had the NVIDIA adapter and allow me to install with the Intel HD Graphics driver only. If you do eventually get win 10 running, I would be most grateful if you let me know. Cheers

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Re: Support for Windows 10 on T410s?

2015-08-03, 20:58 PM
Have you considered toggling the BIOS to Integrated graphics only so the NVIDIA card doesn't show up at all?

http://www.nvidia.com/download/driverResults.aspx/88257/en-us
This driver also supposedly supports the NVS 3100M on Windows 10.

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Re: Support for Windows 10 on T410s?

2015-08-05, 15:56 PM
Hi. Success. I'm on Windows 10. I followed your advice, I set the BIOS to Integrated graphics and also downloaded the NVS 3100M driver you gave me the link to. I still couldn't get the windows wizard to forget my driver, even after un-installing the windows update running the windows 10 upgrade wizard. I had already downloaded a windows 10 installation disk last week the day after it was issued, so I decided to run it. It failed. It asked me for my windows 7 key and after entering it, told me it was incorrect. I then downloaded a new copy and ran the installation directly and it all worked fine. Took a good hour but has finally settled down and running fine. It's even using the NVIDIA NVS 3100M drivers. Many thanks, got there in the end.
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Re: Support for Windows 10 on T410s?

2015-08-13, 16:23 PM

I have just completed upgrading from Windows 7 Pro to Windows 10 pro on my faithful T410.

 

I let the upgrade run uninterrupted and everything went smoothly. However, at the first boot up my display looked bad with a resolution of 800x600 and everything slightly blurred.

 

I checked device manager and could see that the existing NVIDIA NVS 3100M graphics adapter was flagged with the normal yellow exclamation mark indicating a problem with the driver.

 

I downloaded and installed the driver highlighted in the post from "ColonelOneill" earlier in this thread

(http://www.nvidia.com/download/driverResults.aspx/88257/en-us)

 

As soon as I rebooted after installing this driver my display reverted to it's previous good resolution of 1200x800 and now looks crisper than it has ever done! I did not have to change any settings myself.

 

In a nutshell, I can confirm that upgrading to Windows 10 and installing this particular driver for the NVS3100M worked perfectly for me without having to  touch any BIOS settings at all.

 

Hope this is useful for those considering the upgrade.

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Re: Support for Windows 10 on T410s?

2015-08-16, 5:14 AM

T410s 2912-BH9 Confirming a successful upgrade to Windows 10 from 8.1 using the upgrade software on a DVD. Prior to the installation I followed Lenovo's instructions https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/documents/ht103616 During the installation I was advised that I would need to reinstall the language pack as the display language would change. So far so good.

 

Moderator note: link fixed.

 

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