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Windows 7 Professional install - Update BIOS?

2009-10-24, 11:40 AM

I am running Windows Vista SP2 Home Premium 32-bit on ThinkPad R400.

I want to upgrade to Win7 Pro.

 

Do I definitely need to update BIOS before installing Win7?

Also, do I need to do anything else before installing?

 

Thanks very much.

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11-27-2007

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Re: Windows 7 Professional install - Update BIOS?

2009-10-25, 15:09 PM

You don't NEED to update the BIOS first, but we'd highly recommend it.

 

Are you planning on running the "upgrade" path or the "clean install" path?

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Re: Windows 7 Professional install - Update BIOS?

2009-10-25, 15:09 PM

You don't NEED to update the BIOS first, but we'd highly recommend it.

 

Are you planning on running the "upgrade" path or the "clean install" path?

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Lenovo Product Marketing

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Re: Windows 7 Professional install - Update BIOS?

2009-10-25, 15:52 PM

Thanks for your reply.

 

I had updated the BIOS anyway and did a clean install. It was flawless and quite quick.

 

Thanks again.

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Re: Windows 7 Professional install - Update BIOS?

2009-11-01, 21:36 PM

Matt,

 

I just bought an Ideapad Y550 and would also like to update it to Win7 Pro, which i bought. Is there a BIOS update for the Ideapad series of notebook computers? I can't find BIOS updates anywhere on the Lenovo site for the Y550 computers. Also, I did try to run the install for Win7 (this model has the nVidia 130M video built in) but the resolution didn't offer an option to get the native settings for the 15.6-inch screen, so it looked fuzzy at the highest resolution I could get.

 

By the way, this is my first Lenovo, and it is an impressive machine. (I bought this one at Costco through their website.)

 

Thanks very much for your help.

 

MBO

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