01-23-2013 04:52 PM
I'm looking at replacing a HD on the GF's x230. I have the Windows 7-64bit migration all figured out (WET) but I was cruising around the Lenovo site and I'm clueless about how to install ALL Lenovo drivers once I have Windows installed. Can I use the SCCM as a home user? Do I just install Lenovo update once Wins 7 is complete and it will self detect whats needed? Or is there some sore of mechanism on the x230 I'm currently unaware of? I see Lenovo has a program similar to Windows Easy Transfer but they never make clear if it will back up Windows AND Lenovo apps and drivers. Would rather use WET then a Driver package from Lenovo.
Studying for my A+ cert now so I'd really like to gain experience and get this sucker migrated properly!!
Thanks in advance everyone!!
01-23-2013 06:39 PM
01-23-2013 07:25 PM - edited 01-23-2013 07:27 PM
After you have your OS install complete, and Microsoft updates, you can go to Lenovo's support website. Download "system update" http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/downloads/detail.page?LegacyDocID=MIGR-61432#update
This is a program that will detect your system and then show you what drivers and software to install specific to your machine. Another benefit is that you can run it periodically to let it check for the latest versions of drivers and software a well.
In addition, since I have found that this software, while good, is not fool proof, you can click on the "driver matrix" below and then select your machine type and OS and it will list pretty much everything available for your particular system. I double check what system update offers with what is on the system specific drivers page to make sure I don't miss anything. Takes a little longer but you really get to see all the software and drivers out there - and usually up to date as well. Good luck!
01-23-2013 08:53 PM
Yes, the system update doesn't install everything so you still have to check the driver matrix if you are missing something. I'm still wondering if I need all the intel chipset stuff. It would be nice if TVSU would show what is absolutely required and what is optional. For example, TSVU did not install the ultranav and I don't think it install the sound driver. I think I also installed the intel HD300 driver also since TVSU did not install that. Now I can feed multi channel PCM audio signal to my receiver and use my x220 as a HD media player.
01-24-2013 07:10 PM
Why don't you just create recovery DVD disk(s) and use that to bring back the system to factory state after putting the new disk in?