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ithyphallic
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X230 windows 10 upgrade

Hi all,

 

I am fairly new to owning a laptop (always had a desktop) and having an issue upgrading to windows 10. I have read that the x230 supports windows 10, but when I use the windows 10 upgrade assistant to try and upgrade I am greeted by a message saying the display does not support windows 10 and to contact the manufacturer. I have searched for an answer online and I suspect I am missing drivers or something along those lines? I am currently running windows 7 pro.

 

Thanks a lot.

 

Dan

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Re: X230 windows 10 upgrade

I hope this helps.  Here is what I have found.

Windows 8 systems must be on Windows 8.1 update and Windows 7 systems must have Service Pack 1 (SP1) in order to upgrade to Windows 10

Be ready for Windows 10:
Windows 8 systems requires Windows 8.1 Update, for Windows 8.1 Update, go to: Get Windows 8.1 Update
Windows 7 systems requires Service Pack 1 (SP1), for SP1, go to: Get Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1) 

 

There is more on this link:  https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/documents/ht103535#thinkpad

Good Luck!

scbydrew
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Re: X230 windows 10 upgrade

Linking you to this other thread just in case it's the same issue on a different model. Hopefully something useful comes up.

https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-X-Series-Laptops/X1-Carbon-Windows-10-upgrade-problem-quot-dis...

 

I have SP1 installed, and still have the same issue, but maybe that solves it for you. You should be able to find your most up to date drivers here: http://support.lenovo.com/us/en/products/Laptops-and-netbooks/ThinkPad-X-Series-laptops/ThinkPad-X23...

scbydrew
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Re: X230 windows 10 upgrade

ithyphallic, I would try looking at the previously linked thread. I got it to work for me. The issue was having more than one driver installed as a display adapter, and the extra one was coming up as incompatible with Windows 10. For me this was a remote desktop application I use to connect from one computer to another (often installed by an IT person if they were assisting you remotely). Go to the device manager, expand display adapters, and if you have any extra, you may need to uninstall those applications/drivers before upgrading. (My best guess, I'm no professional.)

ithyphallic
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Re: X230 windows 10 upgrade

It was indeed the remote desktop driver issue, successfully installed windows 10 today. Thanks a lot for your help!!
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Re: X230 windows 10 upgrade

Wahoo! Congrats.
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