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Z580 Ups and Downs of Windows 8

2013-01-15, 18:30 PM

So over Christmas I thought it would be a good enough time to upgrade, and since then this is how its gone.

 

Pros:

Mostly the same speed and apart from metro little change in how its performed 

Boots much faster

Nothings to different from Win7 after getting used to it (so probably loads more pro's I haven't even noticed)

 

Cons: Where it gets annoying!

Cannot change Brightness, I don't mean the hotkeys I mean I've tried from the control panel, downloading extra software and trying as many different drivers as I can, but no fix. I then called Lenovo and they told me it's Microsofts fault and that because I upgraded I wasn't there problem. (Also it seems a problem with more than just Lenovo)

The fan control touch button is strange. It now only has two settings, normal and de-dusting but there is no pop up menu if I tap it it just de-dusts straight away. This is only a shame because the thermal setting was great for games!

I admit I don't use it much but the Bluetooth also didn't seem to be working and I'm pretty sure  its on its latest driver but I'm not 100% on that.

Another con right now is the customer support (although I did just get of the phone with them). After receiving emails about upgrading I thought it would be supported by Lenovo to stay with the latest software, but what I've felt is that it's a great way for them to not need to offer any support, (at least over the phone) and not even try to solve the problem. 

 

If anyone has any other problems with their Z580 feel free to post and I'll see if my systems doing any better, or any general comments (and hopefully a brightness fix!)

 

Also if anyone would post or message me the full spec of a z580 which runs Win8 by default because I'm curious what they changed from my Win7 version

 

Matt

 

P.s. Dear Lenovo why would give a guide for a clean install only for when I go and try to activate the clean copy of Windows 8 to be told I cannot do a clean install, fortunately Microsoft were able to apply a quick fix to activate my copy

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Re: Z580 Ups and Downs of Windows 8

2013-01-16, 3:45 AM

Try changing brightness in Power Settings in CP.

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smart fan control problem in windows 8 , z580

2013-01-16, 4:54 AM

i have recently updated my notebook to windows 8,  and having many drivers compatibility issue,  specially thte smart fan control problem, and other light touch buttons at the top. even though i have installed the latest energy management from the support  for z580, the  buttons doesn't work, ..   it only have a dust cleaning features, that's all.

please provide some suggestion for the smart fancontrol problem   and other touch buttons

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smart fan control in windows 8 , z580

2013-01-16, 4:53 AM

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Re: smart fan control problem in windows 8 , z580

2013-01-16, 13:13 PM

In the Lenovo support you should be able to find the z580 win8 drivers and update all of them, that got my sound control buttons working, download all the drivers and install them as they will be the most uptodate.

 

Also for the other post, I have, and downloaded a few 3rd party and reinstalled my intel drivers, also when I called Lenovo they told me it wasn't there problem so I'm just hoping they decide it is and release a fix, or Microsoft does.

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Re: smart fan control problem in windows 8 , z580

2013-02-26, 20:58 PM

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