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Re: Windows 10 Technical Preview - Compatibility List

2015-08-01, 8:34 AM

ThinkPad W520 so far no problems.  Both GPUs/Optimus seem to be working as are both my external monitors.  Here is how I went from Windows 7 to a clean install of Windows 10:

 

First I did a fresh install of Windows 7*. Then I immediately did a Windows 10 upgrade (didn't install any drivers** or updates to Windows 7 even though the disc I used was from 2 years ago). After the Windows 10 upgrade*** I made sure it was activated then immediately did a clean Windows 10 install.  In summary:

 

  1. Fresh install of Windows 7.
  2. Ensure Windows 7 is activated.
  3. Upgrade to Windows 10.
  4. Ensure Windows 10 is activated.
  5. Fresh install of Windows 10.

I used a Windows 10 USB drive for both the update and clean Windows 10 installs.

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-10/media-creation-tool-install

 

*A fresh install means it will delete all your programs and files so back up your files and prepare to have to reinstall all your programs. A fresh install of Windows 7 isn't technically required but I think it makes the process easier. I used a copy of Winodws 7 I had downloaded 2 years ago from Digitial River (no longer available) NOT a Lenovo Recovery disc, but possibly any clean copy of Windows 7 should work (as long as the version eg. Pro/Home matches your Windows license).  Make sure you know your Windows 7 key before starting.  I think it helps that there are no extra drivers or software installed (ie. you don't want all that extra Lenovo stuff installed as some can cause problems with the Windows 10 upgrade).

 

**Actually I installed one driver, the USB 3.0 driver from Lenovo's website.  I only did this so I could use a USB 3.0 port for the Windows 10 upgrade so the upgrade would go faster.  But this is optional, you can use a USB 2 port if you want it just might take longer.

 

***You could probably stop after the upgrade but I think it's a better idea to go through with the full Windows 10 clean install.

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Re: Windows 10 Technical Preview - Compatibility List

2015-08-02, 20:25 PM

Model: Ideapad Z560

Build: RTM? August 1, 2015

Compatible: Yes

Workarounds: I did an over the top upgrade (not clean) install of Win 7 Home to Win 10 Home using the Windows Media Creation Kit direct install.

 

On first boot the touchpad and keyboard froze. I did hard reboot and both worked OK.

No sound....I deleted the device AND driver, rebooted and Win 10 installed its driver and had sound.

No camera...Deleted device AND driver, rebooted and again Win 10 installed driver and camera worked.

 

So far I like Win 10 but these driver problems will cause panic to those not familier with the driver workings.

 

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10-12-2012

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Re: Windows 10 Technical Preview - Compatibility List

2015-08-03, 3:14 AM

Model: ThinkPad W530
Build Number: 2436CTO
Compatible: Yes, so far so good.
Workarounds: Some of the Lenovo releted software not working(Lenovo ThinkVintage Tools, Windows software updates through Lenovo Solution Center)
Initially always used to get "Something Happened" message, hence freshly installed Windows 7 & updated with latest softwares for both Lenovo & Windows and then initiated Windows 10 upgrade process.

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Re: Windows 10 Technical Preview - Compatibility List

2015-08-04, 20:58 PM

I have had similar problems and had to roll back t win 8.1.  The other things I noticed was when flipping to tablet mode, Win 10 did not handle tent mode very well and tablet mode was near unusable. When flipping back to laptop mode, the mouse was totally reversed. Left was right, up was down and the mouse buttons were also reversed. Had to restart to reset mouse.

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08-05-2015

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Re: Windows 10 Technical Preview - Compatibility List

2015-08-05, 11:01 AM

Model: Y50-70
Build Number: WIndows 10 RTM (Pro x86-64)
Compatible: Yes
Workarounds:

I used the Media Creation Tool to upgrade from Windows 7 (Pro, x86-64) to Windows 10. Make sure to change your Region to "United States", otherwise there might be problems when trying to upgrade. Same goes for Windows 8 -> 10.

 

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Additional notes:

I chose to upgrade the OS and not to keep any files. Still, the Windows.old folder existed, but I was able to delete those files via Windows' Disk Cleanup (because it requires SYSTEM permissions). I recommend to do this after your upgrade! It freed up a few GB.

 

The upgrade/installation process went without any problems. Most drivers were installed already. Windows had a newer Realtek (audio) driver than the Lenovo page for the Y50-70 (no touch btw).

 

I installed a newer chipset driver, the Dolby software (yes, it's compatible with Windows 10), the latest NVIDIA driver (GeForce 860M 4 GB btw) and the others drivers were fine.

 

Had no problems so far.

 

I also flashed the BIOS to the latest version (shows only compatbility for Windows 8, so I can't really recommend to do this as a novice) after setting up Windows.

You might run into trouble with the boot mode, because mine was set to "Legacy" mode, I chose not to use UEFI. So I had to change it again from UEFI to Legacy after flashing the BIOS.

 

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04-05-2015

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Re: Windows 10 Technical Preview - Compatibility List

2015-08-05, 22:58 PM

Windows 10 update decided to activate this evening on my Lenovo M92P - all seems to be fine apart from the Lenovo warranty expiry date has dissappeared and a utility called Lenovo Companion has installed itself and keeps asking for Lenovo System Interface Driver to be installed/updated. Run it twice now and keeps happening.

 

Apart from that and Cortana not wanting to play (I can live without her) all seems fine.

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08-25-2012

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Re: Windows 10 Technical Preview - Compatibility List

2015-08-06, 1:45 AM

Model: Thinkpad T530

Windows 10, final RTM

 

Most drivers work, although the touchpad driver seems unfinished and the touchpad doesn't control as smoothly as it did under Windows 8.1. The Realtek driver works for playback, but the microphone input is very weak and won't drive the voice-activated functions.

 

The most serious problem is that the Nvidia Optimus driver (either Lenovo's or the auto-update version) causes Photoshop to crash if the Nvidia GPU is enabled.

 

I'm planning to revert to Windows 8.1. Windows 10 doesn't offer enough advantages to be worth waiting for the bug fixes

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08-05-2015

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Re: Windows 10 Technical Preview - Compatibility List

2015-08-06, 18:45 PM

Model: Idepad Y450
Compatible: Yes

From Win 7 Home Basic to Win 10
Workarounds: 

Most drivers work, although the touchpad driver seems unfinished and the touchpad doesn't control as smoothly as it did under Windows 7, the scroll doesn´t Work either.

The Realtek driver works but the onkey Theather ( High Definition Audio ) doesn't

 

I'm planning to revert to Windows 7 within a week or 2, if  Windows 10 doesn't offer enough advantages to be worth waiting for the bug fixes

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08-07-2015

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Re: Windows 10 Technical Preview - Compatibility List

2015-08-07, 10:53 AM

My lenovo model z51-70 is not in the list of compatible with Win 10, did anyone upgrade your z51-70 to Win 10?

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Re: Windows 10 Technical Preview - Compatibility List

2015-08-07, 17:39 PM

Seanh,

 

I looked into whether the Z51-70 is supported by Lenovo for upgrade to Windows 10.

 

Yes, the Z51-70 is supported. Drivers can be downloaded here: http://support.lenovo.com/us/en/products/laptops-and-netbooks/lenovo-z-series-laptops/z51-70

 

I have escalated internally to have the Z51-70 added to the Supported Systems list found here: https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/documents/ht103611

 

Thank you for bringing this to Lenovo's attention.

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