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How to install Windown 7 in Thinkpad 10??

2016-08-20, 9:39 AM

Hey guys

 

I got a Thinkpad 10 with Windows 8.1 Pro x64. It's too late to upgrade to Windows 10 now, and I absolutely hate Windows 8 even I handle it just fine. But I have a copy of Windows 7 Pro x64 so I am trying to install. Also I heard that we have downgrade right for all of the lenovo machines. But I couln't even boot into the USB installing drive for Windows 7. Also I can't install it directly in Windows 8, because when I try to do that, I will always stucked in the page which let me select the installing device. I chose the C: which is for system, but the installing program shows me that "WIndows can't be installed in this drive, windows need the driver for "intel sd host conroller......"". I googled it and there was only copies for Windows 8/8.1 and 10, not for Win7. But ironically they are all seems released in 2006. Which we are still using Vista and XP. So I downloaded the one for Windows 8 Pro x64, but the installing program didn't detect the driver, same with the Win 10 one and the 8.1 one.

 

So I created a new partition and use the tool to extract Win7's install.wim into it. I was able to choose Windows 7 Professional on the boot menu now. After I choose to boot Windows 7, the "starting windows" sign showed but when the four color light supposed to meet together, the system froze! I waited for 30 mins and I did a force restart. It didn't slove anything. Then I use a windows 8 installation disk with the windows 7's install.wim to boot the tablet. I booted in successfully, and surprisingly the Windows 8 installation program let me go with windows7's install.wim. But after the restart, the same problem came again--the screen forze when "starting windows" when you can just barely see the four color light points.

 

I didn't gave up, I used Rt7Lite to intergrate the "intel sd host controller"'s driver for Windows 8 Pro x64 into Windows7's intalll.wim. And did the same thing by using Windows 8's installation disk. And it didn't work as well with the same probelm dispite I have marked the "enable driver force intergration" or whatever choice in the software.

 

My final try was to call Lenovo supporting center since my machine's warranty hasn't expire. Lenovo supporting center said thet it will chagre me 45$ for downgrade media for Windows 7. I asked that gentleman if I can install it by my self. He said that if I install by my self it won't be activated. Come on! I have a product-key! I hung up the phone and I have completely no idea how to do that now. If anyone knows how to install Windows 7 Professional With Service Pack 1 x64 on a Lenovo Thinkpad 10 which supports 64x system with Atom Z3795, 4GB of Ram and 128 GB eMCC. No matter go thru the normal clean installation or the downgrade rights. Please tell me. Thank you so much!!!!!!!

 

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Re: How to install Windown 7 in Thinkpad 10??

2016-08-20, 14:41 PM

Hello and welcome,

 

What you've already done is way above my pay grade ;)

 

Win 7 freezing @ the dancing balloons can mean that CSM support needs to be turned on in BIOS (if you're booting in UEFI mode).

 

Don't know if that's a BIOS option on that tab.

 

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Re: How to install Windown 7 in Thinkpad 10??

2016-08-21, 0:52 AM
I couldn't find that option. Even though I found several softwares for Windows 7 in the download pages for Thinkpad 10
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