10-15-2012 01:09 PM
I actually took the plunge and am trying to adjust to windows 8. I found the new RSS feed for win8 drivers. I installed lenovo's new energy management software for win8, but my "moon" button doesn't work anymore. I need to be able to control the fan, especially when gaming as this notebook gets HOT, and the thermal paste on the y570's sucks. Is there a separate piece of software i'm missing? Or is this button just non-functional in win8? If it is can it be remapped? Thanx
10-26-2012 03:29 PM
10-27-2012 07:25 AM - edited 10-27-2012 07:51 AM
I am having similar heat related issues on my t520 too. Hope to get a fix soon. Power manager does not seem to work.
Edit: Found a power management driver on the website.
11-04-2012 08:05 AM
Did this fix the thermal management issue ?? Does the moon button work now.
I have installed the new Win 8 driver from the site but my one touch thermal buttons do not work.
Please let me know.
01-27-2013 07:40 PM
I am having the same problem. I am unable to adjust my fan speed and my thermal management (moon) button is flashing and does nothing. I have tried installing numerous EM versions, none of which have addressed the problem. I'm disappointed that with all of the forums on this topic that Lenovo has yet to release an update to solve this problem.
08-21-2014 07:32 PM - last edited on 08-22-2014 12:35 AM by andyP
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:
as well as
...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 ?
Moderator Note; subject edited; post merged in
08-21-2014 08:04 PM