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w510, Windows 10 upgrade

2015-06-01, 23:07 PM

So I just got my reservation for my W510 running windows 7.

Is lenovo going to provide updates for the drivers and all the lenovo software that is running? (access connections, lenovo backup, etc.)

Shall I format my PC before the upgrade or just let it do its thing? Havent formated my PC since I bought it years ago.

Any info is appreciated!

 

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Re: w510, Windows 10 upgrade

2015-06-01, 23:22 PM

Hello su43berkut17,

I do not work for Lenovo and cannot answer your question speifically, but have you checked the W510 compatibility? http://www.zdnet.com/article/get-your-pc-ready-for-windows-10/

 






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Re: w510, Windows 10 upgrade

2015-06-05, 9:53 AM

Hello,

 

I'm not a Lenovo employee, either, but here's how you can check for known compatibility issues, step by step::

 

  1. Running the Get Windows 10 (filename: C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\GWX.EXE) utility which was installed on your W510 to launch the application if it is not running in the system tray notification area.
  2. Click on the ("hamburger menu") button in the upper left corner, and select the Your PC is ready item from the menu which appears on the left.
  3. A list of incompatible devices and issues (if any) will be displayed in the window.

The PC I'm on gets a warning that Windows Media Center has to be uninstalled before upgrading, but that's about it for me.

 

Purely speculative on my part, but given that the ThinkPad W510 is five years old now, it is seems unlikely that Lenovo will need to release any device drivers for it.  Most, if not all, of them should be built into Windows 10 at this point.

 

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Re: w510, Windows 10 upgrade

2015-06-26, 2:34 AM

I took a look at my w510 laptop & after updating it I had the MS flag there.

 

Previously I have researched how the upgrade works & it sounds like one needs to do the WU or ISO update before they can do a clan install & have a legal product key activation.

 

From the (very long):

Frequently Asked Questions: Windows 10

http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/insider/wiki/insider_wintp-insider_install/frequently-asked-questions-windows-10/5c0b9368-a9e8-4238-b1e4-45f4b7ed2fb9

(about 1/5 way down the page)

Can I do a clean install using the Free upgrade?

No, it will require that you are running a previous qualifying version and start the upgrade from within the qualifying version. You can initiate a clean install after completing the Upgrade.

 

 

 

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Re: w510, Windows 10 upgrade

2015-07-01, 2:20 AM
OP, you will need to wait and see if your system will be supported by Lenovo for Win 10 before the driver position is clear. Since it is several models behind the current systems, it is probable that it won't be supported.

That doesn't mean that it won't run Win 10, but it does mean that Lenovo driver and utility updates will not be recession tested against your system platform. Based on past experience, many will still probably execute adequately, but there is no recourse if they don't.

It appears that you are running Win 7 at present, so you need to be aware that a number of Lenovo utilities such as Access Connections and Power Manager were not supported for operation with Win 8, which in turn strongly implies they will also not be supported for Win 10. Generally the functionality of those sorts of utilities are largely provided by later versions of Windows.
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Re: w510, Windows 10 upgrade

2015-08-13, 0:50 AM

I just wanted to let you know that i upgraded to windows 10. The only thing that is not working is the touch screen. I am having a weird issue where it starts working. then stop maybe 30 seconds later. If i lock windows and sign back in it works again for another 30 seconds or so

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Re: w510, Windows 10 upgrade

2015-08-13, 17:38 PM

I seem to have fixed this issue.

Check each of the HID drivers power management tab under device manager and uncheck allow the computer to turn off this device power

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Re: w510, Windows 10 upgrade

2015-08-25, 19:01 PM

My son's w510 was upgraded with the 10 Pro. He previously had 8.1 Pro.  The max resolution is missing the 1920x1080.  I think it has the Quadro fx 880 video card.  What drivers do you need install to get the screen looking good again.  I think currently it has the default generic video drivers from 2006.  Just curious what everyone else is using.

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Re: w510, Windows 10 upgrade

2015-08-26, 9:46 AM

I have the low-end resolution screen (1366 x 768) so that is all I get. But there are a few things you can check:

 

1. What is the version and the provider of the videos drivers he has installed? The date you mention does indicate that it is something generic that Microsoft installed (most of these type drivers seem to have a 6/21/2006 date). The driver should be supplied by NVIDIA. When I did the upgrade, Win 10 installed v9.18.13.4174 dated 6/29/2015 and it was from NVIDIA. The previous version I had installed was from Oct 2013 which was the last video driver update that Lenovo had on the support site for the W510.

 

2. There was an .INF file for LCD displays update for Win 10 available for basically all Lenovo ThinkPad systems. You might try getting that from the Lenovo site and applying it. Win 10 might not be recognizing your higher resolution screen.

 

3. If worse come to worse, go to the NVIDIA support site and get the latest driver they have for the Quadro FX 880M. The problem with Win 10 has been that Windows Update might decide to replace drivers with its version and we have nothing to say about it. Although there is a tool that was available for the Preview version of Win 10 that allows you to block specific updates.

 

Let us know how it goes.

 

JohnD

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Re: w510, Windows 10 upgrade

2015-08-26, 11:46 AM

Bring up Device Manager and open up "Monitors". It should say LCD nnnnxnnnn where the n's give you the monitor's resolution. Double click on that to bring up the "Properties" for the Monitor.

 

1. What does it say in the "Driver" tab as far as "Provider", "Driver Date", and "Driver Version"?

2. In the "Details" tab, scroll down in the "Properties" and select the "Hardware Ids" line (it should be the 3rd one in the list). What does it have for a value? It should have something like "MONITOR\LENxxxx" where "xxxx" is the ID of the installed display. If that is not correct, then it has not properly recognized your display.

 

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