Lenovo U330 U/S Series :: Cannot Install Windows 7 Downgrade From 8.1
Sep 8, 2014
I wanted to downgrade my new Lenovo U330 Touch from Windows 8.1 to Windows 7 (x64 Home Premium).URL...I accidentally deleted the partition with Windows 8.1 on it by mistake.
Now, when I try to install Windows 7 from the boot sequence, I get the message saying that "Windows cannot be installed to this disk. The selected disk is of the GPT partition style".How do I install Windows 7?
I just bought a U330 Touch that comes with Windows 8.1 preinstalled. I have several programs that are not compatible with Windows 8.1 so I want to downgrade to Windows 7. I spoke to a Microsoft representative who told be to check with the manufacturer before I downgrade to make sure that the computer is compatible.
Yesterday, I updated to win 8.1. The process appeared to go smoothly, but I now have a number of issues:
1 If I close the lid and reopen, the sytem does not wake up. It does not wake up if I press the power button. All I can do is a hard shutdown and reboot. This occasionally gives an error message on restart, but has not produced any solutions.
2 There is a message about secure boot not being configured
3 The support app has a cross on it and won't work
No doubt there are other problems, but number 1 is the killer....
How easy is it to increase the RAM in a U330 touch (from the 4Gb supplied)? Is there a plate on the underside which can be unscrewed to reveal the DIMM sockets? Any special tools required? Will the existing module be 1 x 4Gb, with a spare socket to add 4Gb? Or will it be 2 x 2Gb, in which case I have to discard both and replace with 2 x 4Gb?
I'm want to downgrade my XPS 12 to windows 7. I hate windows 8 and no it will not grow on me. I've been using it for a couple of months now and I hate it. Everything I have tried to to make w8 palatable fails. How can I downgrade and get this crap OS off my computer?
My Y580 should be arriving shortly. I got it on the Black Friday Special and it comes with Windows 8. I bought a SSD to replace the HDD and I am wanting to downgrade it to a fresh install of Windows 7 Ultimate or Pro and I have a couple questions:
How to do this for the Y580? I have not been able to locate one.
Also I am assuming I would not want to use the Windows 8 device drivers correct? Do I use the Windows 7 device drivers?
Would use the drivers from the Lenovo site or each devices specific website? I am going to try to save them on a DVD in advance and want to be prepared.
I am trying to install windows 8 from the 3 disks that came with the X1 Carbon. There is no DVD drive and we have no external disk drive, so I need to create a bootable USB for this. The laptop came with windows 7 on it.
It is easy to use DISKPART to ready the USB as a bootable device, but how to I take the data from the 3 DVDs and put it onto the USB so that it works? The first one only has drivers but the OS install is split onto two disks. I referred to a KB article but it was talking about autorun files that are not present on these DVDs.
The DVDs I have are labeled as
(1) Applications and Drivers Recovery Disk, (2) OS Recovery Disk Windows 8 Pro [Disk 1 of 2], and (2) OS Recovery Disk Windows 8 Pro [Disk 2 of 2].
I have a problem with driver installation on my G510 notebook with Windows 7. I've installed all drivers, and only two had left: "Unknown Device" and "PCI Simple Communications Device". After installing the Intel Power Management Engine, the "Unknown Device" had disappear (installed successful), but second one is still not installed. VendorID (8086) and DeviceID (8C3A) suggests, that this is Intel Power Management, but this driver is already installed.
I tried to install different versions of this driver (even for Win8), but nothing changed.
I just bought and received a y410p with the hybrid drive. I have a 120gb ssd that I would like to make a fresh install on. Where do I get both the iso and the window's key? My box didn't come with any disks or windows key. I don't really wish to just clone the hdd since there is so much lenovo branded junk included. What are my options?
Edit: Would I also have to install all of the drivers separately? I've not used windows in some time now. I've been running linux for quite awhile and it picks up most hardware without dealing with drivers.
I have S430, bios 2.58 I decided to upgrade my HDD to SSD and install clean Windows on it.
I've downloaded Windows 7 ISO from [URL] .... Then I have loaded it into Windows 7 USB DVD Download Tool Prepared with that app bootable DVD and flash
First I tryied to install Windows from usb, installer runs and asked me for CDDVD drivers. I sat up USB3.0 to disabled, then in browser window I can see my flash, but the message about drivers remains..
Also I copyed USB3 driver from [URL] ... to another flash and tryed to give them instead of CD-DVD drivers, but they are shown as "not compatible"
Next i tryied with DVD, but I can't even load installer - DVD begin to roll, but then shows me "choose boot device" dialog. Secure boot is OFF, UEFI tryied both Legacy Only and UEFI only....
I have an IdeaPad V570 that experienced a total hard drive failure (be careful how hard to close the laptop in frustration) I had Best Buy try to recover data and opted not to pay for the recovery after the only crucial data did not seem to have been recovered. Best Buy told me the rest of the system seems to be intact so they could install a new Hard Drive if I wanted it back. They made me offers to completely restore the system at a price but I decided to save money thinking I should be able to restore the system myself. So they installed the hard drive and that was it.
I decided to go with Windows 8 after learning that support was beginning to wain for Windows 7. I purchased the OS from Best Buy and I am attempting to install it. So far that is not going well. The BIOS sees the CDDVDW drive and the HDD, both are listed in the BOOT menu with the right names. However the computer is not booting from the WIndows disk. I get a message ending with :
PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable PXE-M0F: Exiting PXE ROM
At which point it take me to the Boot Menu. I can see the order I have set for Booting is:
It seems to me that the system is trying to boot in that order but the CDDVD drive is not responding, the HDD has nothing on it so it goes for the PCI LAN and there is nothing for it to do so it returns the error an sends me back to the Boot Menu.
I'm having a Lenovo V480 i5-3230M as you know it pre- install with Windows 7 Pro 64Bit & it has license for Windows 8 Pro 64Bit . I think I want to reinstall my computer but the problem now all the recovery set that Lenovo supplies to me is Windows 8 Pro not the Windows 7 Pro. So, if I'm using the One Key button, are they going to restore my computer to Windows 7 Pro or to Windows 8 Pro?
I just did a system restore of windows 8 (clean wipe) and went through the process of reinstalling all the drivers. I installed the latest version SmartAudio (188.8.131.52). In Google hang out it said the microphone wasn't working, then I clicked on the settings and made the internal mic the default, I got good mic for 1 second. Did it again and the same thing. But this is only for a single second. In skype I tried the same thing and it is just super quite, it doesn't register on the scale unless I blow directly into the mic (so I know it's picking something up). Last week I had my upgraded from win 7 Windows 8 install working just fine with the microphone (zero problems ever before with this thing). I checked in mic properties and DB and volume are set to max. So what is it about the fresh install that is making the mic all cracked out? (I checked the SmartAudio settings too) I'm having issues with my Bluetooth mouse too(disconnects at restart and have to reinstall) and Power Manager (it doesn't show up as a toolbar anymore). P.S.. I've gone to the X220 site and downloaded the latest drivers and installed system update.
I just bought Lenovo Ideapad S110 netbook. It already has MeeGoo OS installed but I want to install Windows 7 32 bit. So I made a bootable usb using Windows 7 USB DVD Download Tool and tried to install Windows 7 using my usb. However I have an error "No CD/DVD driver found" I have tried all three usb slots but there still is that problem. All three slots are USB 2.0.
I have been struggling with installing w8 on my Ideapad z510 laptop in UEFI mode, but neither I could succeed it nor I could I find something that might work. I will clearly explain the case.
Point 1: As I understood, to succeed w8 install in UEFI format, one needs to choose "UEFI First" mode from Boot Menu in BIOS. Then, the source of the boot needs to be specified to identify the rigid path to the documents to load so that new OS could be installed correctly.
Problem1: It is possible to chose UEFI First from boot mode, but it's not possible to choose the USB path for UEFI booting in this case, which doesn't allow you to succeed a UEFI boot to your computer. You can't reach the DVD or USB, where the installation files are, and start installation process.
Point2: Considering the first case, you need to choose Legacy Support mode to boot your computer and reach USB disk or DVD to install new OS on the computer.
Problem2: To succeed UEFI mode booting to the computer, you need to see 4 different partitions on your disk at point of disk selection, where you choose the disk you'll install your OS. However, when you select the Legacy Support mode from BIOS, the disk partition is limited to 2 in my case, which are:
Primary diskSystem reserved (350 MB)Hence, when I continue with the installation, the OS is installed on Legacy mode. After installation, when I go to BIOS to choose UEFI mode for boot mode, the laptop checks some connections from network and says
EFI network 0 for IPv4 failedEFI network 0 for IPv6 failed respectively.
PS: Please don't tell that "you can't install, because your computer doesn't support", because I received the computer from technical service and a version of W8 was installed on it in UEFI mode. However I deleted it to install W8 pro.
X140E model 20Bl.Attempting to do a clean install of Windows 7 Pro 64 bit. In BIOS set UEFI/Legacy Boot to "Legacy Only". Secure Boot is set to "Disabled". SATA Controller Mode Option is set to "AHCI". I boot from an external DVD drive. Windows Setup loads. Select "Install Now". Pick "Custom". Select "Drive Options". Delete existing drives. Select "Load Driver" and browse CD where I downloaded and unpacked the AMD AHCI W764A driver.After driver is installed, go back to Win 7 Pro DVD, click "Refresh" and "Next". Windows Copies Files and goes to "Expanding WIndows Files". and at 4% freezes. Mouse does not move and system is locked.
I am not able to install the Wide Wireless Lan Driver64 in my Lenovo B460 laptop which is running with Win 7 64 bit ultimate version.When i installed the avialable drivers fro lenovo site,it showed No matched driver error showing.
I have a new U530 I just bought. I need windows 7, so I did a downgrade. I downloaded all the Win7 drivers, and managed to make everything happy except no Wifi. The Win7 drivers on the support site don't have the the hardware ID for this wifi card. In windows 8 it shows Broadcom 802.11ac Network Adapter, with PCVEN)14E4&DEV_43B1&SUBSYS_062E17AA&REV_03, which does not show up in the .inf file for the drivers that install from the wl05w7.exe driver file. Also the setup quits without graceful finish, even if I right click and do run as administrator.
I purchased two of these laptops, but one needs to work with Win 7. I'm willing to switch out the wifi card if you have something that works with Win 7.
While trying to install Intel Rapid Storage Technology(IRST) Driver on my Lenovo G560 Windows 7 64bit OS it is not able to install and gives me some error regarding hardware not match or etc. error then i came to know that to install AHCI driver i have to change in BIOS Sata controller mode from 'Compatible' to 'AHCI' i tried so and then restart the system but it gives BLUE SCREEN error while windows startup logo and restart again, any solution to use Rapid Storage Technology on G560 and actually this driver was installed when i purchased the new laptop but after certain format and fresh windows installation its no more able to install, how to install it back..........
I've bought new t440s with Windows 8.1 Pro preinstalled. Because of touch screen it doesn't allow me to select Windows 7 preinstalled. Bough with touch screen mostly because of possible Win 9 upgrade in future. I've already ordered Win 7 recovery DVD set, but t440s doesn't have DVD So I would need to make a USB stick from recovery disks. How to do that?
Some additional inputs to make story more complex. Before installing Win 7 I would replace existing 500Gb HDD with Samsung 840Evo 500Gb SSD and increase memory to maximum 12Gb (bought with only 4Gb). How that will works with Win 7 key? Does Win 7 would be able to read Win8 key from BIOS? Should I ever bother with recovery disks from Lenovo or just download Win 7 ISO from MSDN subscription that I've got on work and make USB stick from it according to: Prepare an usb thumb drive, to boot windows 7 in U...
Also I can install Win 7 on existing HDD, then make a clone of disks on other PC and install SSD with cloned partitions, but that I think not best course of actions.
I buy the z40-75 yesterday (Jan 7th, 2015) and install Windows 7 64bit ultimate, and I download the driver for Touchpad. When I install Synaptics, a message "Synaptic device not found" or something like that", so I try install ELAN driver, but the message "This driver version doesn't suit this touchpad". This touchpad really annoying, especially when typing and I even can't disable the touchpad.
I have just purchased a brand new HP 15-d035dx laptop as a Bundle from BestBuy. Pre-installed with Windows8.1 OS (my first time using it) and i immediately rejected it and decided to install my copy of Windows 7 Pro. I took all the necessary steps into successfully installing Windows 7. Disabling Secure Boot and Enabling Legacy Mode. I cleaned my partitions through Clean Diskpart. I had all the drivers i needed for Windows 7 saved onto a CD knowing my USB and WiFI drives won't work. I have only been able to install the Drivers for the sound, mouse and internet. Everything else fails, so I entered BIOS and I have very limited options to mess around with and I noticed something. It shows default OS is Win8.1 and my heart dropped. This meant that everything I just did was for absolutely nothing. But I am not taking no for an answer. There must be a way to override this issue and get Windows 7 working perfectly with no problems.