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jefffranklin88
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is the B570 upgradeable to windows 8

I have a Lenovo B570 that I have upgraded the ram to 8 MB.  I am trying to find out if I am going to have problems upgrading or can I upgrade to Windows 8?

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Re: is the B570 upgradeable to windows 8

Most likely, if it came with windows 7, it will work with windows 8. you probably won't find out about driver support unless they either A. Add support to the beta page, or B. until windows 8 actually comes out and they release official driver support. They could make an announcement, but I doubt it.

 

I'd link you to the beta page, but its undergoing maintnence.

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Re: is the B570 upgradeable to windows 8

seems to be up now.

http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/downloads/detail.page?DocID=HT072084

 

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Re: is the B570 upgradeable to windows 8

Thanks for the prompt response, by chance do you know if the b570 is upgradeable to 16 MB ram?

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Re: is the B570 upgradeable to windows 8


jefffranklin88 wrote:

Thanks for the prompt response, by chance do you know if the b570 is upgradeable to 16 MB ram?


presume you mean 16gb... Smiley Wink

from the tech spec datasheet: http://www.lenovo.com/shop/americas/content/pdf/system_data/b570_tech_specs.pdf

the presumption is "no". in addition its successor, g580, even states 8gb max on the sales page.

 


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Re: is the B570 upgradeable to windows 8

It's a good thing I upgraded without even noticing these forums existed.  Smiley Wink  Obviously, I didn't even read the tech specs.

 

I upgraded to the lastest BIOS and then dropped 16GB of Patriot ram(2x 8GB) into my B570.  I bought the $15 upgrade for win 8 via a link on the Lenovo website.  I later added a 240GB SDD rather than the clunky HDD.  This thing flies!

 

The only thing that does not work is power management.  There's no Win 8 driver for it on the B570.

 

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