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jkolko
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X1 Carbon 5th gen - need intel drivers for Windows 7

I installed Windows 7 on my 5th gen Carbon, and I need to install the Intel video drivers. But any Intel drivers I try result in the error message "This computer does not meet the minimum requirements for installing this software." 

 

Can someone point me to the Windows 7 drivers for the x1 Carbon 5th Gen?

 

Thanks - 

 

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Re: X1 Carbon 5th gen - need intel drivers for Windows 7

Hi jkolko!

 

The drivers are on the support site... except for the Intel video driver... which I found with a bit of Lenovo-fu: README and download.

 

Let us know if that helps.

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Re: X1 Carbon 5th gen - need intel drivers for Windows 7

You are not going to find Win7 drivers for the Gen5 X1 Carbon, as it uses the Intel Kaby Lake processor. Microsoft has announced that there will be no Win7 support for this processor. Intel has an agreement with Microsoft that they will not release any Win7 drivers either. Also, you will not be able to receive any Windows updates if running Win7.

 

Edit: This is all assuming that you are talking about the latest Gen5 X1 Carbon (2017). If you are talking about the X1 Carbon with a 5th generation Intel processor (2015), you should be able to locate the drivers.

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Re: X1 Carbon 5th gen - need intel drivers for Windows 7

The 20K4 and 20K3 X1 Carbon 5th gen models have Skylake processors which support Windows 7.

 

The 20HF and 20HR X1 Carbon 5th gen models have Kaby Lake processors and do not support Windows 7.

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Re: X1 Carbon 5th gen - need intel drivers for Windows 7


@bananaman wrote:

The 20K4 and 20K3 X1 Carbon 5th gen models have Skylake processors which support Windows 7.

 

The 20HF and 20HR X1 Carbon 5th gen models have Kaby Lake processors and do not support Windows 7.


Thanks! Didn't know that...

 

http://psref.lenovo.com/syspool/Sys/PDF/ThinkPad/ThinkPad%20X1%20Carbon%20(5th%20Gen)/ThinkPad_X1_Ca...


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TenderTendon
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Re: X1 Carbon 5th gen - need intel drivers for Windows 7


@bananaman wrote:

The 20K4 and 20K3 X1 Carbon 5th gen models have Skylake processors which support Windows 7.

 

The 20HF and 20HR X1 Carbon 5th gen models have Kaby Lake processors and do not support Windows 7.


Thanks, I didn't know they were ever offered with Skylake. I see they exist on paper, but have any ever been made, and how do we order one if so? I've never seen one discussed or offered for sale anywhere.

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Re: X1 Carbon 5th gen - need intel drivers for Windows 7

I suggest checking any of the usual Lenovo resellers. 

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TenderTendon
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Re: X1 Carbon 5th gen - need intel drivers for Windows 7


@bananaman wrote:

I suggest checking any of the usual Lenovo resellers. 


I called Provantage and CDW. Both said that they have no lead time available from Lenovo. Any others to try?

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Re: X1 Carbon 5th gen - need intel drivers for Windows 7

Hey,

 

I just fix the driver issue with Win7 64 bit OS . Please watch the youtube video below and try. 100 % will fix the issue.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7w9JofZQkxI

 

Thank you

Davis

 

 

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