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Upgrade to Windows 10 on ThinkPad x220

Planning to update the HDD of my old Lenovo, consolidating the 350GB HDD + 250GB mSATA SSD into a single 500GB SSD, with the benefit of making it working on a SATAIII interface instead of the SATAII of the x220 mSATA slot.


Since in these 6 years of usage I never reinstalled the Windows 7 I'm wondering if will be beneficial also to reinstall a new Win10.


X220 is not listed in the Lenovo certified systems working with W10 Creators Update, wanted to know if I will probaly face troubles and also if I will nedd to install using some custom Lenovo installer.

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Re: Upgrade to Windows 10 on ThinkPad x220



I have not had any problems running Windows 10 on my ThinkPad X220, but it is old enough that I don't think it is officially supported by Lenovo.


From looking at there are nearly two dozen ThinkPad X220-specific downloads which mention Windows 10 compatbility.  My working assumption is that they are for hardware common to the X220 and newer devices which are supported.


I would suggest dowing a clean installation of Windows 10, and then downloading the drivers and software you need from Lenovo's site, plus whatever Windows Update offers post-install.




Aryeh Goretsky


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Re: Upgrade to Windows 10 on ThinkPad x220

I have had Windows 10 running on my Lenovo X220 ... but now the new update Spring 2018 will not complete. It attempts to download and install but never completes the download.  Has anyone been successful with this?


I have changed the Windows update options to do the minimum needed , but it still fails.. no error messages , I am connected to the internet but it hangs and never completes.


thanks for any help.

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