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Windows 7 on T61p ... any info on chipset/driver availability?

2009-09-01, 0:08 AM

Hi, I'm both a microsoft and lenovo partner and i'm wondering when/if Lenovo will be posting chipset and driver updates to support windows 7 on older but still under warranty machines.


generally, what can i expect.


i've just dumped windows 7 onto a test drive on my T61p and find that windows 7 will boot but has significant functionality issues with several (chipset - base system device, port device, etc) drivers


I tried using the chipset drivers for vista - but as expected - they did not work


not one driver for windows 7 - will there ever be?  what do i tell my clients that want to run a single os on all gear now that xp is not being sold to distributors?


what's the official position.?


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Australia, Melbourne

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Re: Windows 7 on T61p ... any info on chipset/driver availability?

2009-09-01, 0:38 AM

usually the drivers are released when the Lenovo ship the first thinkpads that is equipped with a newer OS. And i haven't notice them doing the software release before the official OS is out. 


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Re: Windows 7 on T61p ... any info on chipset/driver availability?

2009-09-01, 1:39 AM

Hi ericjmail!


Lenovo has posted public beta drivers for Windows 7. The T61p is supported.


I suspect that as a Partner you have access to more information about Lenovo's Windows 7 plans than we see on these public forums.




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Re: Windows 7 on T61p ... any info on chipset/driver availability?

2009-09-02, 8:21 AM

I have installed RC7202  Windows 7 on 3 thinkpads ...T40/41 ( both with WIFI and DVD Writers .... Both great ,,, HD access Speeds are much better !!   Thinkpad T60 /T61P (2007 version) works except at the install time , the video drivers were not supported , but Vista 64bit drives works fine , Ran most 64 bit apps


Note :: t40 = 32bits   and T60/s = 64 bit  , all clean installs , not 'upgrade paths' were used.  I plan to run windows 7 untill OS release then  do clean install again for these , in place of Vista ........


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