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Posts: 11
Registered: ‎10-25-2008
Location: France
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[W500]Impossible to switch graphic card and to update it

Hi,

I recently retrieved my W500 4063-AE5 after its hard drive was replaced...
I updated the drivers, all the drivers, except one which did not want to be installed : Switchable Graphics...

I already had this problem, I solve it (on my previous hard drive) by enabling High performance graphics (ATI 3650) with the Power Manager while installing the new drivers.

But here, I cannot enable the High Performance, it does not work.

Any help ? It's enabled on the BIOS, and the Power Manager version installed is the latest (on Vista SP2 32 bits).

Switchable Graphics are a great idea, but it provokes a lot of problems...

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Re: [W500]Impossible to switch graphic card and to update it

Any help...?
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Re: [W500]Impossible to switch graphic card and to update it

Could I hope that installing a previous version of the switchable graphics will fix my problem ?

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Re: [W500]Impossible to switch graphic card and to update it

It's a bit frustrating to pay such a high price for a computer with only integrated graphics...

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Registered: ‎04-27-2009
Location: Toronto
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Re: [W500]Impossible to switch graphic card and to update it

Try going into the BIOS and enable discreet graphics. I disabled the "let OS decide which graphics to use feature". So far stability has been great.

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Re: [W500]Impossible to switch graphic card and to update it

Thanks for the answer...

 

I've tried and the ATI card works after installing (again) the drivers.

 

 I get back to the previous BIOS settings to be able to switch graphics but now the power manager is not working anymore !

 

I think I'll reinstall every Lenovo utilities... Except Fingerprint which could not be uninstalled.

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Re: [W500]Impossible to switch graphic card and to update it

After reinstalling every Lenovo softwares, it finally works,except that I cannot use the fingerprint software anymore, it freezes my computer just after Windows logon screen.

 

Better than nothing, huh ?