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Re: y570 Win8 thermal management

2014-08-22, 2:32 AM

Sadly, it's the middle of 2014 and the issue of incompatibility with Windows 8 / 8.1 on the Lenovo Y570 laptop still persists - and without any apparent resolution from Lenovo.

 

My laptop came with Windows 7 (OEM) 64bit, when it was initially purchased 1.5 years ago. For security and other personal reasons, I decided to upgrade to Win8.1 64bit and, in doing to, wiped all of the intrinsic Lenovo volumes on the disk.  Everything seems to be working fine, after manually installing the missing drivers - via Windows Update as well as by visiting the Lenovo Download Center.

 

Speaking of the Lenovo Download Center, there are TWO different sets of downloadble drivers (different versions) at the following two Lenovo pages:

 

http://mobilesupport.lenovo.com/us/.../laptops-and-netbooks/ideapad-y-series-laptops/ideapad-y570

as well as

http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/downloads/default.page?selector=expand

...and then selecting the Y570 and Windows 8.1 OS.

 

My present issue, in summary, is that the 2 different versions of "Energy Management" for Windows 8.1 64bit simply DO NOT WORK properly on the Lenovo Y570 and presumably other Lenovo models running Windows 8.x.  In particular, the "OneKey Theater button" (icon is a movie camera) and the "Thermal Management button" (icon is a quarter moon).

 

Does anyone have an offical and/or proven solution to this ... or is it true that the Lenovo Y570 will never be fully compatible with Windows 8.x ?

 

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Re: y570 Win8 thermal management

2014-08-22, 3:04 AM
On a related post within this same forum, users were suggesting installing the Windows7 version of the Lenovo Energy Management software. I tried this on my Y570 but it didn't work. In fact: 1. The "OneKey Theater" (video camera icon) and "Thermal Management" (quarter moon) buttons do not function .. and the Thermal Management button keeps blinking / alternating intensity. 2. Upon logging in with any user account, an incorrect and misleading prompt / pop-up appears with the heading "The batter is unauthorized" which reads: UNAUTHORIZED BATTERY. MAY POSE A THREAT TO SAFETY. ... and it conveniently / insultingly includes a "buy" link to the Lenovo store. What a joke ...
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Re: y570 Win8 thermal management

2014-08-21, 20:59 PM

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