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Registered: ‎08-28-2012
Location: WA
Message 11 of 417 (12,106 Views)

Re: ThinkPad software for Windows 8

If I do a clean install of Windows 8 will I get the app?
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Message 12 of 417 (12,101 Views)

Re: ThinkPad software for Windows 8


djjuice wrote:
If I do a clean install of Windows 8 will I get the app?

Only if your system originally came with Windows 8 and has the Windows 8 OEM license (OA3).  If you upgrade your Win7 system to Win8 and use a retail Win8 license, then you won't be able to download any Lenovo apps from the MS store.

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Message 13 of 417 (12,098 Views)

Re: ThinkPad software for Windows 8

good to know, that saves me some time. A bum deal to current customers though. I hope these do get released to everyone.

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Registered: ‎09-10-2012
Location: Germany
Message 14 of 417 (12,067 Views)

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I hope thats a bad joke? Only PCs with preinstalled Windows 8 with completly overloaded software crap will have the Lenovo Metro App? Like every other ThinkPad User I want install Windows 8 as clean install und install drivers from the Lenovo Support page. No chance to get the Lenovo Metro App? How to use WWAN in Windows 8? How to make energy profiles in Windows 8? How to say the battery "do not recharge until ~20%"? Seems like we have to stay Windows 7. Sadly. There is no Intel HD graphics driver for X201 anyway...
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Message 15 of 417 (12,063 Views)

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Morku wrote:
I hope thats a bad joke? Only PCs with preinstalled Windows 8 with completly overloaded software crap will have the Lenovo Metro App? Like every other ThinkPad User I want install Windows 8 as clean install und install drivers from the Lenovo Support page. No chance to get the Lenovo Metro App? How to use WWAN in Windows 8? How to make energy profiles in Windows 8? How to say the battery "do not recharge until ~20%"? Seems like we have to stay Windows 7. Sadly. There is no Intel HD graphics driver for X201 anyway...

It's a limitation on the Windows Store and Lenovo is working on something with Microsoft apparently.


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Hopefully they'll get it resolved.


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ThinkPad Yoga 14(20FY): i5-6200U, Intel HD 520 + GeForce 940M, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, Intel Wireless 8260, Ubuntu 16.04 Gnome

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Location: Montreal
Message 17 of 417 (12,036 Views)

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If Lenovo metro app is not available to previous Lenovo customers,  What am I going to miss when I do a clean Windows 8 install on my w520. Am I going to experience a sluggish performance? Or Am I going to miss any drivers?

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Message 18 of 417 (12,027 Views)

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Drivers no, sluggish performance - not likely. my W530 seems to be stuck lower than high performance though, so hopefully they come through.


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ThinkPad Yoga 14(20FY): i5-6200U, Intel HD 520 + GeForce 940M, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, Intel Wireless 8260, Ubuntu 16.04 Gnome

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Registered: ‎02-07-2012
Location: acworth, georgia
Message 19 of 417 (12,026 Views)

Betreff: ThinkPad software for Windows 8

I dont think you will experience sluggishness in the case of the apps not being their, it will more be vice versa where apps might be buggy etc. I just dont understand why microsoft would do something with the store that disallows pre windows 8 machines not to use manufacturer specific apps.

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[ Edited ]

I got some more answer from Notebook review forum. Here is the link.

 

"To clarify, on laptops that ship with Windows 8, those apps don't exist anymore and everything is managed through a Metro-style application called "Lenovo Settings." While the OS runs without these on a thinkpad upgraded to Windows 8, a lot of the Fn hotkeys are now useless and you lose a lot of the benefits Power Manager had over the stock power/battery options. 

Additionally, this means you shouldn't install the "Lenovo Settings Dependency" in your laptop's drivers matrix as it does nothing without the metro app."