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W510 Win 7 SP1 64-bit refusing Win 8 Pro upgrade

2012-10-31, 22:08 PM

Spec:

-W510 (4318CTO)

-Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-bit

-Core i7 Q 720

-10GB ram

-Crucial M4 512GB SSD

 

1. Used Lenovo Recovery to bring Win7 back to factory state

2. Created disc image using Acronis True Image 2013

3. Deleted Lenovo Recovery partition

4. Created new partition for Windows 8 (with intention to run as dual-boot)

5. Uninstalled all programs recommended by Lenovo here:

 http://download.lenovo.com/lenovo/content/windows8/upgrade/think/notebook4_en.html

 and those suggested by Microsoft`s Windows 8 Upgrade Assistant

6. Purchased Win 8 Upgrade digital download

7. Ran install from c: drive on same Windows 7 partition. Install failed and Windows 7 OS restored.

8. Created Win 8 Installation disc.

9. Ran install from DVD drive on new partition for Windows 8. Install failed.

10. Ran install from DVD drive on same Windows 7 partition. Install failed.

 

Comments:

-each install run took hours to run through, not minutes

-most times, I get to black screen with blue Win8 logo and circular thinking icon until system goes into suspend mode.  Restarting machine brings me back to black screen with logo.

-when attempting install from DVD on new partition, received BSOD with error code. Pressed F9 to boot Windows 7.

 

After hours of searching the web for an answer, NOTHING.

 

Please help.  :(

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10-26-2010

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Re: W510 Win 7 SP1 64-bit refusing Win 8 Pro upgrade

2012-10-31, 22:35 PM

On my T510, I burned the disk and shut off the computer. Then I booted from the disk and it entered setup. When you get there DO NOT CLICK "Upgrade: Install Windows...". REPEAT: DO NOT CLICK

 

Instaed, click "Custom: Install windows only". Then it will give you a list of partitions to install to. Click your partition, click format, and click install or next or whatever. The computer is almost flawless without any lenovo drivers.

 

I timed the install, and it took almost 13 minutes to get from entering the serial to the initial setup (where you pick your email and stuff) and after completing that in a reasonable amount of time the computer was at the start screen (usable) by 18 minutes. This is was on a 7200rpm hdd so it should go much faster for you.


W540: i7-4700mq, K2100m, 16 GB RAM, 500 GB Samsung 840 EVO
T510: i7-620m, NVS 3100m, 8 GB RAM, 500 GB Samsung 840 EVO
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Re: W510 Win 7 SP1 64-bit refusing Win 8 Pro upgrade

2012-11-01, 1:44 AM

Thanks for your reply.

 

The steps you described were things I did in step 9:

"9. Ran install from DVD drive on new partition for Windows 8. Install failed."

 

I`m thinking there could be issues with my BIOS setting.  I am indeed on the latest BIOS version (1.44) for my system.

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Re: W510 Win 7 SP1 64-bit refusing Win 8 Pro upgrade

2012-11-01, 2:33 AM

Have you tried downloading it again? It could have been a bad download. I almost bricked my android phone once with a bad download of the factory firmware.


W540: i7-4700mq, K2100m, 16 GB RAM, 500 GB Samsung 840 EVO
T510: i7-620m, NVS 3100m, 8 GB RAM, 500 GB Samsung 840 EVO
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Re: W510 Win 7 SP1 64-bit refusing Win 8 Pro upgrade

2012-11-01, 2:45 AM

Yes. I thought of the same thing and have downloaded the install files many times.

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