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G550 Drivers for X64 Windows XP

Q: G550 Drivers for X64 Windows XP

Hello, I've G500 with Windows Xp x32. Since I'm looking for upgrading its RAM to 8g, I would have to convert to Windows Xp x64. The problem is, I can't find Windows Xp x64 drivers on "Lenovo Drivers & Software", Only Windows 7 x64. How can I fix that problem..?! Would Windows Xp x32 drivers work on x64..?! Thanks


























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Preferred Solution: G550 Drivers for X64 Windows XP

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

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Hello,first of all, here the necessary informations for my Laptop: G550 Laptop (Lenovo) - Type 2958 - Model 29588MGT4500(2.3GHz), 2GB RAM, 320GB 5400rpm HD, 15.6in 1366x768 LCD, Intel 4500M, CDRW/DVDRW, Broadcom 802.11bg wireless, 10/100 Ethernet, Camera, 6c Li-Ion, Win7 Home Premium 32(taken from the lenovo page via serial-number) I'm trying to fix the laptop of a friend. He deinstalled a lot of drivers for some reason, and after that the laptop wasn't running anymore.I thought, sure no problem we just format the hard drive and reinstall windows. Unfortunatelly after formating i couldn't find the chipset drivers on the lenovo web page. I contacted the german lenovo support but they told me they do not provide the driver for windows 7, only xp and vista. I asked if it would work when using vista but he didn't know.  And now i wanted to ask if anybody could please help me with this. I thought the driver must exist because the laptop was bought with windows 7.  Or did they just use vista and it works more or less? Help would be very much appreciated, thanks!

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Hi im new.....have a old G550 laptop which at some point over the years i have removed some drivers bluetooth peripheal is 1 where can i get a download for this please ....i do have a new computer but love my old 1 thanks
 
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A:lenovo g550 - Need drivers

Welcome to the Lenovo Community !
 
Due to the age of the G550, all the available drivers and downloads for that model can now be found in the EOL Legacy Download Library at Lenovo.  Please follow this link....
 
https://download.lenovo.com/eol/index.html

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   Hi . Im adding 2 photos of my laptop specs . I had win 7 and down graded to xp because it takes less time and much esier to use when you in n hurry . What i need is a place to download the drivers thats missing  on the photo . I believe its xp 32 bit that i installed . If possible ... can you send me the links and i need to download it in a zip file to my phone  because my cd.dvd drive doesnt work. Maybe because of the drivers but i had to format and instal xp with my usb .   

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hello! got problem when instaled touchpad drivers from here:http://consumersupport.lenovo.com/ot/en/DriversDownLoads/APR_Driver_List.aspx?CategoryID=600154&OS=W... this driver: Alps Pointing-device Driver7.2.1602.13012009-09-102.63 MBWindows 7 32bitinstaled okey, after reboot, touchpad and keybord doesn't react, doesn't workmaybe any of You guys have a solution? With this driver I hoped to work my G550 touchpad scroll any help?













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A:G550 touchpad drivers problem

if windows install drives for touchpad, do not install touchpad drivers.

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This  G550  was working well till I was persuaded, perhaps unwisely,  in 2016 to 'upgrade' from Win 7 to 10. Since then bluetooth has vanished; also more and more often the laptop won't boot up ~ i have to keep trying turning it off and on maybe half a dozen times then it comes back up eventually but I fear at some point it will stop ~ then what? Another thing which SOMETIMES works and sometimes doesn't  ( I don't understand how that can be ) is that I have it hooked up to a large screen monitor.......... But sometimes it won't send a signal to that................ Again, if I restart a few times eventually it does.  Are the above all driver issues ?     If  it's amatter of downloading new drivers could someone please provide the actual link ? Or would it be better to try to revert from WIN 10 to WIN 7 ?  ( and if so how do I do that ? ) I suppose I could buy a new machine but not really inclined to if I can get this one to work more reliably........... Before the win 10 upgrade it did everything I need ( basically web browsing and emailing ). Oh, did I mention that LOADS of music I had stored has also become inaccessible ?   The songs and albums are still  LISTED  on the screen  but when you click on them nothing happens.    i would like to get that back too. YES I have done a fresh re install of windows  ~ no improvement.

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I replaced the oem wifi card with a card I got from ebay. Belarc advisor identifies it as Broadcom 802.11g Network Adapter, HOWEVER the purchase order says it's an IBM Lenovo G550 Fru 60Y3221 Anatel WiFi Wireless Card. I cannot for the life of me find drivers that will work with this thing, been in IT 20 years and I'm admitting defeat on this one so any help would be much appreciated. I can't find out much about Anatel except that their in Brazil their web site is in Portuguese and Babelfish was 0 help in finding drivers. I should mention that the thing shows up in device manager as enabled and working and the wifi light is on solid not blinking as it does when there is trouble. Apart from that, no Love at all. Edit: The following #s appear on the card:Lenovo P/N 60y3220, 20-002304FRU: 60Y3221H/C: 1ZHJWE/C: N62191 Thanks,Paul

A:Need wifi card drivers for g550 replacement card

Is it like this one?http://www.txcesssurplus.com/servlet/the-8067/IBM-Lenovo-ThinkPad-Wireless/DetailIf so, note the fccid on back, bcm=Broadcom chip,in the case of the linked card, bcm9431Check the support downloads for G550 wlan, Broadcom,see if that works. (Or have you already tried that?)

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When I use the edge browser or cortana, the out put characters are always a sequential number 2,3,4,....etc. regardless of the key that is touched on the keyboard. It runs fine in other browsers and apps.

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LenovoG550Model 2958 I just reloaded this laptop using One-Key. All went well.When I try to run Windows Update it fails with a popup that says: "Windows update cannot currently check for updates because the service is not running. You may need to restart your computer" A restart does not correct the problem.Looking at the services:  "Windows Update" service is started. Any direction will be appreciated. Mike

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My G550 Laptop now won't load Windows10 after the latest enforced update. I get the initial Lenovo screen with F2 options etc then the blue Windows logo followed by Attempting to recover installation then Restoring your previous version of Windows then back to the Lenovo screen. Any thoughts?

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Good day all I have installed Windows 10 Pro 64-bit on an old Lenovo G550. It used to work well on Windows 7, but now I cannot install or update the display drivers in order to connect an external display (LG 49" TV) at 1920 x 1080. Windows installed its own useless drivers that obtains at least 1366 x 768 on both the laptop and the TV when displays are duplicated. Then the highest I can go is 1366 x 768. When I select "Show only on 2" (which is essentially what I want to do), it goes down to an even worse display resolution, but this also disables the Resolution drop-down.  I have downloaded every version of drivers know to God and man from Lenovo's and other sites, but all of them tells me: "This computer does not meet the minimum requirement for installing software." I have deleted the driver and reinstalled via "Scan for hardward changes" as well. I have done a Windows update as well. I have no idea what to do next. How do I fix this stupid problem? Please help me. Thank you in advance.Kind regardsRenier

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I'm not knowledgeable about notebook. Can someone help me I don't if there is the possibility to change the board on my ecs g550 to something with better video?
 

A:Ecs G550

This is a laptop/notebook? Usually the video card is not changeably on these except for pssibly higher end computers. What is it you are trying to do that requires a better video card? If gaming, most notebooks are not well suited to gaming.

I did a check of the ECS website and they dont list the G550 they list a G556 and a G553 how ever.
 

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Q: g550

can anyone tell me why my laptop's output in my tv is black and white there is no color at all is there a problem with my laptop or maybe its my cable?
 

A:g550

Check your settings for the video output in the video card settings, if you're in the Americas it should be NTSC and PAL in Europe.
 

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Hi, can i upgrade my G550 laptop with Intel Core 2 Duo T9500?http://ark.intel.com/products/33918/Intel-Core2-Duo-Processor-T9500-%286M-Cache-2_60-GHz-800-MHz-FSB... Now i have pentium dual-core T4400:http://ark.intel.com/products/40739/Intel-Pentium-Processor-T4400-%281M-Cache-2_20-GHz-800-MHz-FSB%2... Also i am interested in Intel Core 2 Duo T9900, but ut is 1066MHz FSB and i can not change fsb from BIOS. I think it should be notable, that it is GL40 inside. Thanks













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A:G550 upgrade

Hi, Has anyone upgraded their G550 CPU?  I just wonder what it would be capable of going to someday when it is out of warranty.  It says it has a GL40 chipset and I've read conflicting info on whether this will support 1066FSB.  Still, on the spec sheet it shows 1066 FSB processors: http://www.lenovo.com/shop/americas/content/pdf/notebooks/Essential/G-Series/G550%20Datasheet.pdf Has anyone tried it? Thanks, Alan 

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I have old lenovo G550 laptop. It was workimg fine up till noe on windows 10. All of a sudden it is not working . When adapter is plugged in only power light is turned on. Power button, recovery button nothing is working. I tried to start it with and without battery, with and without pwer adapter, but nothing happens. 

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i have lenovo g550 and the motherboard now is deadthis is not my problem because i can buy a new one but the problem here is because i set bios password for the hard and now can not connect the hard to any other laptop because it asks for the password if i installed it as a master hdd and when i enter the password it says that the password is incorrect but i'm sure that it is the same password because i use it since i bought the labtop since 2010 and now when i connect the hdd via usb it doesn't appear in partitions or in device manager and in disk management appears as an unallocated spacenow i have to unlock this hdd and noway to repair the old motherboard because the vga chipset was damaged and i need all the data on the hdd how can i solve this problem?????if i buy the same model for the motherboard can this fix the problem or the problem related for the old mother board and memory for the bios  please any hope to solve this? 

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I want to do a clean install and replace the pre-installed Vista with Windows 7. I see that the Lenovo G550 download page has drivers for Windows 7, but where is the pre-installed software, like Veriface, camera software, and all other pre-installed Lenovo software? I looked at all OS options for the G550 on the download page, and NONE of them had the G550 laptop software, all they had for each OS option was only  the drivers. I understand that I can make a recovery DVD, but as I understand  it, it will return the system to the factory fresh state (all pre-installed programs installed, but also with the factory installed VISTA  - yuck!). I didn't see any option to only re-install the  Lenovo software without also re-installing the OS. When I look at the download pages for other Lenovo  laptops, I see that they have drivers AND SOFTWARE, but the G550 has no software except for the drivers. Since the G550 came with no software disks, and there doesn't seem to be any of the software online, how exactly does one do a clean installation of an operating system, and then re-install the Lenovo software, on a G550? I was able to find downloads of programs like Veriface on the Lenovo site for different laptop models, but unfortunately those were much older software versions, and for a different Operating system. Why can't Lenovo post all of the software online? If they aren't going to provide the software on DVD... Read more

A:Where is the software for the Lenovo G550???

A week later and still no software? Come on Lenovo, I looked through the forums and saw that I wasn't the only one looking for the downloads. The only thing I can find is older Veriface software for G530s, and that is 32 bit ( I need 64 bit) G550 owners need the software downloads for Veriface, EasyCapture and whatever else you installed on the machine. Why did Lenovo not provide reinstallation DVDs with the computer? Since this wasn't done, then you should at least provide us with download links for this software. There are a lot of folks waiting to upgrade to Windows 7, and they would like to be able to use their built-in webcams after a clean install of Windows 7. DELL provides both reinstallation Disks AND  download links; why is Lenovo incapable of doing the same?

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Hello all im new here, I will be coming here to try and get some answers if I can to different problems i might have. I will also help answer any questions if I can. :wave: I have a question, i havea low profile g550 duel video card and can't seem to get it to work. When I put it in the pci slot and turn on the PC it would work up until the windows splash screen, then the main monitior turn off. The second monitiior don't even come on. Could i have a bad y cable? Thanks for and help
 

A:New can get my G550 card to work

Hello and Welcome to tecspot. Do any other video cards work in the slot.
 

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i have a very peculiar problem with my lenovo g550 lap, i kept it aside without using for 2 days, when i switched on the next day it didnt start, i removed the battery and tested but nothin worked only the battery charging light was glowing. suddenly after an hour and half it started working automatically and it worked fine throughout the day, next day i had same problem it started abt 2hrs later, i offed and oned it several time aftr tat it worked fine.......i still got tat problem.....cant make out whats wrong with it....give me some solution people













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A:LENOVO G550 not starting

Take out the battery.Press and hold power button for 30 seconds.Put battery back.Plug the AC charger and leave it until the battery is fully charged.Unplug the AC charger.Power on your machine.If problem persists, call customer service to solve this problem.





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Hi,
Can anybody suggest a cheaper version of hardware to work alongside the Matrox G550 without using the RTX.10

Cheers for any suggestions
 

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 Hello Forgive my status as a technoramus, roll your eyes as necessary, then please skinny me on what I need to know to increase the 2G memory for my G550 laptop. Depending on price, I may go as high as 8G, but 4G or 6G are options, as well. So, what's compatible, and can I simply add to the existing 2G, or do I need to replace that module? Much obliged 

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So in the last few days ive been trying to understand a bit more about motherboards and fix my old laptop (No lights and does not turn on).  I Took the motherboard out and plugged the charger in.I Get power from the charger and the charging port is sending power to the motherboard.  So the next place i went to is the mosfets. (PQ301, PQ302)  Which seem to be the first thing that gets power after the charging port.The first mosfet gets 19v, the second one has 19v on input and nothing on output. and from there nothing gets power. Is The fix Just replacing the mosfet?

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I USED ONEKEY RECOVERY ON MY OLD G550 LAPTOP AND IT FAILED.NOW I NEED TO INSTALL MICROSOFT AGAIN BUT I DO NOT HAVE A PRODUCT KEY.I TRIED THE KEY ON THE BACK BUT IT SAYS ONLY FOR USE BY MANUFACTURER.WHAT CAN I DO ??

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Hi How much RAM can I install in my G550 laptop ? Model: g550 (model name: 20023)chipset: gl40 Now I've got 3 GB (DDR3 PC3-8500). According to  Personal Systems Reference Lenovo Essential Notebooks2006 to present - withdrawn, 4 GB is maximum capacity for my model but I'm not sure what does it mean.  Doest it mean I can install 4 GB RAM  for each slot ? Or 4GB RAM is the maximum amount of memory that my matherboard can deal with ? Lukrze 










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A:G550 - Maximum RAM capacity

http://www.crucial.com/upgrade/compatible-memory-for/Lenovo/G550+(2958-R6U)/list.html?
 
It means 2-2gb sticks total.  1   2 gb stick in each slot.
 
It looks like you already have 1-2gb stick in there, so you would just have to replace the 1-1gb stick with a 2gb stick.
 
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i am having lenovo G550. few days back i met a problem.whenever i insert a pendrive the folders inside my pendrive doesn't get opened and they are stored as shortcuts. i formatted my pendrive lot of time..still the problem occurs and am not able to open any file in pendrive..please help.
 
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A:g550 pendrive issue

swathi wrote:i am having lenovo G550. few days back i met a problem.whenever i insert a pendrive the folders inside my pendrive doesn't get opened and they are stored as shortcuts. i formatted my pendrive lot of time..still the problem occurs and am not able to open any file in pendrive..please help.Did you test another pendrive? 





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Recently installed Windows 7 on my Lenovo G550 (upgrade from Windows Vista), And I Can't install my bluetooth driver, which i already downloaded from Lenovo.com

it tells me to turn on the bluetooth, but i can't find it in the device manager and/or control panel

Can someone plz help me with that?

A:Bluetooth on Lenovo G550

Try Fn-F5 (Function key + F5 key)...this should bring up the Wireless and Bluetooth power panel.

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I USED ONEKEY RECOVERY ON MY OLD G550 LAPTOP AND IT FAILED.NOW I NEED TO INSTALL MICROSOFT AGAIN BUT I DO NOT HAVE A PRODUCT KEY.I TRIED THE KEY ON THE BACK BUT IT SAYS ONLY FOR USE BY MANUFACTURER.WHAT CAN I DO ??

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My laptop and specs :-Lenovo G550Windows 7 (( Now Its Windows 10 [Upgraded] ))Processor - Pentinum(R) Dual-Core CPU @2.3GHz T4500Installed Memory (RAM) - 4.00GbSystem Type  - 64-bit Operating System Hello. Since many days,  I'm trying to download low spec games which might work In my G550. But, most of them are lagging or so. I just wanted to know Is there an way to increase the performances by changing the RAM or anything that might make the game work smooth, If yes then till how much can I upgrade, 8GB or? Is there any problem by upgrading to windows 10? Please help me out.

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Hallo, ich ben?tige dringend einen neuen Aku f?r den LENOVO G550 und bin auf Hohe Qualit?t Akku Lenovo G550,Lenovo G550 Laptop Akku zu verkaufen bei akku-haus.com gesto?en. Die Preise fand ich sensationell, die Garantie liest sich gut - kann man dem trauen, hat schon jemand Erfahrungen mit denen gemacht?
THX

A:LENOVO G550 Battery Replacement?

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Hello, I've Lenovo G550 with T4300, I was asking if I can upgrade it to T9300..?! Also, is there any better processor (bigger cache) I can upgrade it to it..?!      

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I have a problem with a G550 laptop, running windows 7.No matter what I do, wifi will not work. When the manual switch is set to wifi on and i press fn+f5, nothing happens.The wifi card is recognized in windows, i have the latest drivers from lenovo support page and so on.I have tried literary everything, including windows reinstall and still nothing.When I run windows diagnostics it also says "wifi options (or something like that) are not enabled" and i tried with readycomm which says the same thing. Is this actually some kind of a hardware defect?













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A:Lenovo G550 will not let me enable wifi

Flick the switch on front of laptop by headphone and mic ports.

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Hello, I bought my Lenovo G550 model 20023 around 4 years ago. When I recieved the laptop there was not any operating system on it and the seller told me that this model does not have one. But now, after years!, by accident I came across this link that shows all the G550 series have windows OS preinstalled on them. My CPU is Intel pentium T4400 with 2 DDR3 gigabte of RAM. My hard disk is 250 GB. I could not find exactly a g550 laptop with these specifications in that link, but there are two models with the same CPU. Does my laptop have a windows os? If yes, can I take it back by lenovo company?   

A:Lenovo G550 Model 20023 OS

Hi yashar2014, welcome to the forums,
 
the odf you linked to only contains models manufactured for the US market, I don't believe there was a document of this type for systems sold on the European market at the time.    You can tell they are US systems by the "U" on the end of the type / model numbers e.g. 2958-2CU.
 
Do you have a similar 7 digit type and model number on your system or any other identifying numbers except the serial number?  Do you have the Lenovo order number for the system?   I'm pretty sure there were versions of the G550 on sale in Europe with DOS preinstalled, no Windows OS.

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Hi  My problem is that when I tried to open the laptop battery sign odd side of the flashing light.Renovation work was already working as plug in my battery life was over,but now began to work

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HELP....I have a Lenovo G550 that is running Windows7 and has been for several months! Anyway, it will connect to the internet via wireless, but it only stays connected for a few minutes. I have other computers in the house and they remain connected, so that leads me to believe it's not the router.

Thus far I've done a few odds and ends suggested on other sites to eliminate my problem, like taking the battery out for 30 minutes, changing the power setting....I ran spybot to see if there was some bug lurking around and none of that helped.
 

A:HELP...Lenovo G550 won't stay connected

How does it work with an ethernet connection?

Do you have the latest wireless driver from the external adapter manufacturer's web site or Lenova's site if an integrated adapter?

Please attach a screen shot of the Networks page of the Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector.
 

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Having problems with a Lenovo G550, it gets a blue screen which I cant freeze. It boots to windows load screen then has a 0,1sec blue screen before it restarts and starts on it again. Ive tried all the options available (safe mode etc)

any tips?

nvm,
 

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The internet access WIFI WAN(Miniport) drivers crashed. I need to replace them. Somewhere on the Lenovo website I thought I saw advice that stated there is disk that can be purchased to replace the old drivers. Is this true? What is the name of the product? The service center in my area stated that there is no product, and that I needed to pay them for installation plus the product. Sounds a little off.... If there is a product I can purchase to restore the seven (7) drivers, as I cannot access the internet from my computer at it's location and must go to a public computer. See attachment for what I am trying to replace.


























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I have bought new laptop. my laptop model is Lenovo G550(32 Bit, 3 GB RAM, 320 hard disk, 2.06 processor). I have got inbuilt windows vista home basic and created a back up in 2 DVD by lenovo one key recovery. by doing this this I made a genuine copy of windows vista home basic. but few days ago my system got corrupt and it need to repair or reinstall. so I used the those 2 DVD and trying to repair the system. but it shows me the message like "the image format is supported or corrupt". I am unable to install it. so I have install windows vista home premium in my laptop. I have installed some drivers like audio, graphics, lan, wlan, etc...

But I haven't get Lenovo's on software like easy capture, variface, easy recovery.

May you help me???

A:Require Lenovo G550 Softwares

Hi-

If the recovery DVDs that you burned are bad, use the recovery partition to re-install Vista. If the recovery partition is bad, you will need to purchase replacement recovery DVDs from the system manufacturer.

Regards. . .

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Hi, i have a g550 with 8Gb of ram and an intel T6600, whats the maximum cpu can it handle thus buying and upgrading.

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My 3ys old Lenovo G550 has stopped accepting power from the power jack. It's been fluffy for a while and has needed massaging to work, but now it's game over. It's doesn't with/without the battery. Been surfing around and partly concluded that it's a weak point in this design. Was on the Lenovo support today, and it will be too expensive to let them work the problem. Also learned that the power jack comes as a pigtail that can be purchased, but the laptop needs a total tear-apart to exchange the cable. Have not been able to find instructions/videos showing the needed tricks. Anyone in here that can help, or has experience with the same issue?
 

A:Lenovo G550 power issue

Sorry to hear this as I own a G550. My first thought after receiving and plugging power cord into it first time " what a cheesy weak and wimpy feel it had" - I've been waiting for it to crater ever since. Frankly surprised it has lasted this long. However, when it does, I'll not hesitate to tear that sucker apart to attempt a fix.

Good luck on getting it working. If you do find a maintenance manual, please do share.
 

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Hi all i now have a working Copy of the Hard Disc image that you create with the One Key Recovery System that has the entire image of the Hard Disc. This means The One Key Recovery Partition works upon pressing the One Key Recovery Button. So if you have just lost your Discs or had a Hard Drive wipe or Upgrade and would like to restore the System Back to lenovo please PM me. Its for the Lenovo G550 with Nvidia 210M Graphics card which 500GB hard disc it might work with the 320GB version or a 105M Nvidia card but it will not work with the Intel X4500 version as the driver is not there how ever you can easly download the drivers from intel. Just thought i'd like to help the Community of Lenovo!!

A:Lenovo G550 Recovery Solution

I have a Lenovo G550 and I would be interested in the Windows XP PRO recovery discs. I just bought this laptop from CompUSA, it was advertised as having WIn XP PRO pre-loaded, but it came with WIN 7. I am an electrical engineer who uses software that is still not WIN 7 compliant. So I needed a laptop that had WIN XP PRO pre-loaded. CompUSA is of no help, Lenovo is giving me the run around. Thank you so much!

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I am upgrading a Lenovo G550 that I purchased a few years ago for my wife. So far I was able to install 8GB or RAM and a 500GB HDD with no issues. However when I tried to upgrade the processor, the laptop would not power up. It will turn on and the lights will indicate that the HDD is on and the battery is on, but I do not get the Lenovo splash screen. I hear my fan going but nothing happens. Only a black screen. I purchased an Intel Core 2 Duo processor P7550 (2.26GHz, 1066MHz FSB, 3MB L2 Cache) based on the speciation sheet below. I was wondering if anyone might know where I could find any documentation that specifically lists what CPUs are compatible with the Lenovo G550. Ideally I'd like to install the best processor it will take. Thank you.http://www.lenovo.com/shop/americas/content/pdf/notebooks/Essential/G-Series/G550%20Datasheet.pdf 













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A:Lenovo G550 processor upgrade

hi gbueno832,
 
Welcome to the Forums.
 
The P7550 CPU that you purchased, was that taken out from another Lenovo G550 machine? If no then this is likely the problem as only specific processor FRU's are allowed in the BIOS (whitelist).
 
In addition, is your G550 model (e.g., 2958-3BU) listed in this pdt datasheet?
 
I've looked into the specs and the G550 model uses either an Intel PM45, Intel GM45, or an Intel GL40 chipset and a compatible CPU for an upgrade will be dependent on these chipset. To check what chipset you have, you will need to put back the original CPU and use tools utility tools like HWINFO.
 
 
Regards

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The network adaptor drives on a G550 Lenovo laptop need replaced. The local service center wants to charge me more than I want to pay to install the drivers. Is there a purchasable disk or thumb drive so I can install the drivers myself? The local service center said that they do not have such a product, although I saw one mentioned on the Lenovo website. I cannot access the primary email without the drives installed. See the attachment.


























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Can I upgrade my G550 laptop Samsung EVO 850 SSD SATA III, it says SATA III? Moreover, I have copied my data to external drive and would like to do fresh installation of windows 7 using Windows 7 ISO File download, it says your product key indicates OEM installation of windows 7, please contact your service provider about recovery options. What should I do? Any help is appreciated as I want to run Ubuntu and Windows 7 side by side. 













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A:Lenovo G550 - Upgrade to Samsung EVO 850 SSD?

@lenlappy wrote:
Can I upgrade my G550 laptop Samsung EVO 850 SSD SATA III, it says SATA III? Moreover, I have copied my data to external drive and would like to do fresh installation of windows 7 using Windows 7 ISO File download, it says your product key indicates OEM installation of windows 7, please contact your service provider about recovery options. What should I do?
 
Any help is appreciated as I want to run Ubuntu and Windows 7 side by side.
 

There are some caveats to "dual booting" with Windows 7 or later, ones that could make your system inoperative (hang at BIOS screen).  Would suggest that you make a set of recovery disks before making changes as this is critical to re=install the  OEM partitions if your Dual Boot procedure fails to work and bricks out the system.
 
Also - I have heard that Linux Mint is the better "debian" version to use when dual booting.  I have been using Mint 17.2 for several months now and love it.  Would say to post on their forum for best answers on setting up a "dual boot" with Windows 7.
 
Cheers.
 
CB

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Hello everybody, there is an offical Lenovo Advisory for Meltdown & Spectre in Combination with Lenovo Products:https://support.lenovo.com/nl/en/solutions/len-18282 But i can't find information about my Lenovo G550. Does anybody has further information?Do we will see an upgrade for our devices?

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Sorry if this is in the wrong section.

So I had one of those TDSS Google Redirect virus things. It wasn't too much of a problem but it was irritating. Anti-virus things would automatically close a few seconds after I started any scan. So I figured that it would be much easier to just put it back to factory settings (I didn't have much saved any way).

So after the factory reset, during the Windows 7 Installation the mouse wasn't moving. Then I plugged in my USB mouse in and it started moving. I don't have a USB Keyboard so I used the on screen keyboard to fill out the rest. However when I try to use the inbuilt Keyboard and Touchpad they don't respond. I have tried uninstalling and reinstalling the drivers for both, I have updated the BIOS, I've tried using function and F8 all to no avail.

The keyboard works in the BIOS (I can select Safe Mode, etc) but not in Safe Mode or actual Windows.

BTW the laptop is Lenovo G550 if that helps anyone.

Can someone please help? Thanks!
 

A:Lenovo G550 - Keyboard and Mouse Problem

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