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MEHRADSYS
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Message 1 of 12

WIndows 10 Drivers for Y480

Does Lenovo provides new drivers for Windows 10?

(Idepad Y480)

 

Thank you

 

 

Moderator comment: Subject fixed.

ideapad Y480: Intel Core i7-3610QM 2.30GHz, 6.00GB RAM
Intel HD Graphics 4000 + Nvidia Geforce GT640m LE
750GB HDD, Dual Boot: Win8.1 Pro with MC 64bit and Win7 Ultimate 64bit
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Message 2 of 12

Re: WIndows 10 Drivers for Y480

Windows 10 is not yet released. Lenovo will not release drivers until Windows 10 hits RTM.

 

Windows 10 technical preview is only for end-users that know what they are doing and should not be installed on a production machine.


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Jonas Hendrickx

Lenovo Insider - Windows Insider MVP

Personal website: ThinkScopes

nesjeknifno
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Message 3 of 12

Re: WIndows 10 Drivers for Y480

This is the most arrogant reply i have ever read! Is your starting point that people looking for solutions on the forum does not know what they are dooing?

 

I have installed windows 10 on 3 of my machines so far, without any issues. I did obviously not know what I was doing, since I bought a Lenovo computer (Yoga 11e) to test windows 10, and to get an impression of how lenovo Thinkpads work. I have not had a Thinkpad since it was a IBM brand. First thing that happened after my order was the Starfish issue.(It did not affect my machine. I tested that before installing Windows 10) Great start!

 

The second impression, was that after instlalling windows 10, it had piced a video driver that must hav been standard VGA or below!. I was barly able to download the driver that should be the correct videodriver, but trying to install it, the message was that the machine did not meet the requirements for dte driver. So tne message on the forum, indicates that this in no concern for Lenovo. The driver probably tests and finds that it is beend run on a not supported version of windows, and stops.

 

So thankyou Lenovo. It was a short, andb brief relation. The computer is now unusable.

 

Jofred

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Re: WIndows 10 Drivers for Y480

Lenovo has to build the drivers for windows 10 once they get the relevant stuff from microsoft and the hardware manufacturers(Intel, nvidia, upek, synaptics), then test them. They haven't released beta drivers since windows 7. 

 

There are tons of warnings during and before you install the Windows 10 preview saying that there is risk of instability.

 

 

the intel/nvidia drivers refuse to install on windows 10, because the currently released intel/nvidia drivers aren't designed for windows 10. that's not lenovo's decision, thats intel's/nvidia's. You'll get the same result if you download the intel driver from downloadcenter.intel.com or nvidia.com.

 

manufacturers won't likely have working drivers for windows 10 until april or may, when windows 10 is closer to RTM


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W530(2436): i7-3720QM, HD4000 + K2000M, 32GB RAM, 1TB, 750GB Ultrabay, 250GB mSATA , Ubuntu 18.04
Yoga 14(20FY): i5-6200U, HD 520 + 940M, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, Ubuntu 18.04
Yoga Home 900(27ibu): i7-5500, HD5500 + 940A, 8GB RAM, 500GB HDD, Windows Insider Fast
X1 Tablet (20GH): m7-6Y75, 16GB RAM , 256GB NVMe , Intel® HD Graphics 515
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Message 5 of 12

Re: WIndows 10 Drivers for Y480

Windows 10 is out. Any news when the new y480 drivers will be released? Thanks!

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Re: WIndows 10 Drivers for Y480

Probably in the coming days/weeks. 

 

Just check support.lenovo.com for updated drivers. 


Just a volunteer. Please post your questions in the forum, as I will not reply if they are sent in a personal message.

W530(2436): i7-3720QM, HD4000 + K2000M, 32GB RAM, 1TB, 750GB Ultrabay, 250GB mSATA , Ubuntu 18.04
Yoga 14(20FY): i5-6200U, HD 520 + 940M, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, Ubuntu 18.04
Yoga Home 900(27ibu): i7-5500, HD5500 + 940A, 8GB RAM, 500GB HDD, Windows Insider Fast
X1 Tablet (20GH): m7-6Y75, 16GB RAM , 256GB NVMe , Intel® HD Graphics 515
Legion Y530(15ICH): i7-8750H, 32GB RAM, 512GB NVMe + 500GB SSD, UHD 630 + 1050Ti
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Message 7 of 12

Re: WIndows 10 Drivers for Y480

Good to know, thanks!

nesjeknifno
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Message 8 of 12

Re: WIndows 10 Drivers for Y480

Finaly was able to get in all the drivers. It was NOT only the videodrivers! But your reply has set the expectation lever from lenovo in the future. "our partners delivering parts has not updated drivers since windows 7!!" But we still use the same parts. (We dont care!!). But at least now all drivers has been supplied, during a nightmare of a manual job. Even final version did not recognize the hardware. 

Binky390
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Message 9 of 12

Re: WIndows 10 Drivers for Y480

I upgraded to Windows 10 on my Y480 as well. I did the upgrade first and had issues. The computer was sluggish and unresponsive when I clicked things. I also got a lot of "element not found" errors when I would click things. I did a clean install and everything is running smoothly. The only drivers I had to find were the card reader ones. I installed Lenovo's Windows 8.1 drivers for it. I don't know if they work because I don't really use it.
MEHRADSYS
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Message 10 of 12

Re: WIndows 10 Drivers for Y480

i have your problem too, there is no required to clean install windows, just uninstall Lenovo Home theater to solve this problem, "Element not found"

 

Give me feedback if you have solve this problem

 

Good luck

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Intel HD Graphics 4000 + Nvidia Geforce GT640m LE
750GB HDD, Dual Boot: Win8.1 Pro with MC 64bit and Win7 Ultimate 64bit

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