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X230 freezes with windows 10

2020-12-22, 18:57 PM

My computer has recently started freezing using Windows 10. It will un-freeze after a minute or two. I have tried updating drivers and checking hardware. I restored Windows. I then formatted my drive and re-installed Windows. Nothing makes any difference. I thought the laptop must be faulty so as another test I installed Linux Ubuntu. This works without any problems so it seems like a problem of incompatibility with the computer and Windows. I've just done all the updates on the Lenovo site with no success. I have the latest bios installed. I'm running out of things to try. I would appreciate any suggestions anyone has to help solve this problem.

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Re:X230 freezes with windows 10

2020-12-23, 2:38 AM

Hello,
The X230 has some age on it. What version of Windows 10 are you using?  Each version of 10 has more components added. Some of the older hardware just can't support it.
These are the models that have been tested for the latest Feature Update:
https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/solutions/HT511260






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Re:X230 freezes with windows 10

2020-12-23, 12:29 PM

Thanks Bugbatter. Do you know what version of windows 10 would likely work on my laptop? Do you know if it's possible to get an older version? I bought this laptop with Windows 10 pre-installed so I don't have any install disks to put it back to what it was.

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Re:X230 freezes with windows 10

2020-12-26, 22:57 PM

I have now downloaded the previous version of Windows 10. I still had the same problem so I downloaded and installed the version before that and it still freezes. These are completely fresh installs to a new hard drive. Linux Ubuntu still runs without any problems.

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