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How boot from USB on Yoga C930? (USB-A)

Q: How boot from USB on Yoga C930? (USB-A)

I have a brand-new Yoga C930 2-in-1 with a 1TB SSD and 16 GB RAM, which I'd like to run Ubuntu Linux on. I can't manage to boot from a USB (type A) pen drive yet, though. I managed to enter the BIOS (via this hint) and the "Boot from USB" option is "Enabled". When I exit the BIOS, though, saving the changes, having the USB pen drive plugged-in into the USB-A slot, Windows is booting up just normal. No USB boot happens, no boot menu is shown. Also, the usual pressing of buttons such as F2, F11, F12 or Del doesn't result in anything being shown from the BIOS. How do I boot from a USB drive then? Obviously, when there is a related option in the BIOS, it should be possible, shouldn't it?

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So i have a Yoga c930 with 8gb ram and an i7 8550u. And i also have some old linux OS's on my USB thumb drive. I can successfully boot to my desktop pc from that same drive. That pc supports both UEFI and legacy, and since the OS on the thumb drive can only boot through legacy i cannot seem to boot it on the Yoga C930. I've updated to the latest bios (8GCN32WW) and i've tried to both disable secure boot, and intel trust platform technology. Both unsuccessfully, and both disabled at the same time. Is it just not possible to boot from a legacy drive, or am i doing something wrong? Best regards, Mads.

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I have been having issues booting to usb (to install a fresh copy of windows enterprise. But i am unable to get it too boot off the usb( ive used the same usb stick to boot on other computers fine). It justg  ignores the usb stick and continues booting into windows on the ssd. id like to know if others here have had the same issue and what they did ti boot off a usb stick I used diskpart to create a primary partition in the usb and formatted with ntfs. In bios. Its set usb boot to enable .And ive turned off secure boot. Please help!

A:Yoga c930 unable to boot off USB

Hello and welcome,
 
If you're trying to boot in UEFI mode, your setup isn't correct.  I've never messed with enterprise before but to verify how it is installed (same as 10 non-enterprise) I just pulled down an eval ISO. Use a 64 bit ISO.
 
Use diskpart to configure your flash drive: select disk, clean, create partition primary, format fs=fat32 quick, assign.  Not NTFS, don't set it active.  Use your favorite archiving tool - the free 7zip or just Windows 10 Explorer - and extract the contents of the ISO to the flash drive.
 
BIOS can probably be at defaults.  Ssecure boot on or off doesn't matter.  Get to the boot menu (Fn + Power Button IIRC) and select the flash drive directly.  That should do it. Booted just fine on the first Lenovo laptop I tried.
 
[edit to add] Is this  a Yoga C930 or a Yoga Book C930?
 
Z.

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Hi, for the X1E, before replacing compoents, it is suggested on the manual that we need to go to the BIOS to disable the battery first. How about the 4K version of Yoga 730 15" and Yoga C930?

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Hi, I am looking for a laptop with a 4K screen. According to the specs, the X1 Carbon Gen 7 and X1 Yoga Gen 4 will have 51W battery. Does that mean even they will get the latest cpu (which some said there is not much different), they will have shorter battery life than the current Yoga C930 which has 60W battery? https://www.ultrabookreview.com/24380-2019-lenovo-thinkpads/https://www.ultrabookreview.com/24458-lenovo-yoga-c930-review/ 

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Hi, I keep getting conflicting information. Has anybody tried the Lenovo Pen Pro on these laptops? Are they fully compatible with each other? https://www.lenovo.com/ca/en/accessories-and-monitors/pens-and-supplies/pens/TAB-ACC-BO-Lenovo-Pen-P...

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Hi, I noticed that when I took the laptops out from a computer bag and immediately flipped them over into a tablet, the login screen showed up with a prompt to enter the password. However, virtual keyboard did not show up. I had to turn the laptps to laptop mode, entered the password and then flipped them back to tablet for the machines to function. This has happened to both my Yoga 730 15" 4K and Yoga C930 4K. Why? Perhaps it is not the virtual keyboard not showing up but the touch screens did not respond? Is this a common issue for the Yoga line?

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I bought my ThinkPad X1 Yoga for around $1600 CAD with 2 years on-site warranty. The Yoga C930 is usually around the same price or more expensive, but the yogadays promotion right now made the base model $200 cheaper even with 2 years on-site warranty. Would you guys say that at $200 cheaper, the Yoga C930 is worth it? It has dual fans and a bigger battery, those seem to be the main advantages. 

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Hi!I just got my new Yoga C930 yesterday and im not sure the space key should look/feel like this. It don't have any travel distance, it's feels like a touchkey. Is it normal at this product? I'm uncertain, it's my first laptop. I made a picture from it. It's height its a little bit under of the others.

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Hi We've problem with the Yoga C930, that's gets very hot when it's charging, both on the bottom and on the top in front of the soundbar, and we can also feel the heat between the kyes. Is there a known solution to this problem?  It's a new pc, and all drivers are up to date including the BIOS.  Best regard Simon

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Just wondering if anyone knows of any good USB-C chargers that I can use with my C930. I'm looking to leave one at home and pack the other in my backpack for charging on the go

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Hello, I recently purchased a Yoga C930 (less than a week ago).  I had a few screen glitches and just thought it was normal for a new computer that hasn?t really run yet but today I turned it off and now it will not turn back on.  If I press the power button, the keyboard backlight turns on for about a second and sometimes the fan turns on but then it immediately turns back off.  This repeats itself every five seconds until I hold the power button and it turns off again.  Has anyone had a similar issue or know a possible solution?  I have tried to reset but there is no physical Nova button and I cannot access the Nova menu since the computer does not get that far when turning on.

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I purchased a Lenovo Yoga c930 last week and it got delivered today. I have been experiencing issues with the sleep and power options. As soon as I click the button to eject the pen, the laptop goes into sleep mode where I have to sign in again. The situation gets worse because sometimes the laptop would shut down randomly when the pen is ejected out or it is inserted back into the laptop. Does anyone have a solution for this issue or anyone faced a similar issue? I have checked the power options and I have set the power and sleep option as never. 

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I recently purchased the Yoga c930 to mainly draw on the go and do artwork in various apps and programs (mainly Photoshop, SketchBook, and Krita). However, this 2 in 1 is unable to download the wacom feel it driver ( I get a message saying that the wacom driver is not compatiable with the computer/tablet, which is wierd because the pen uses wacom aes technology) and I am having trouble with getting pressure sensitivity to work in almost everything I have tried to draw in. I even tried to change setting within the programs themselves, but the only one that really worked was Photoshop. Krita and Sketchbook still have no pressure sensitivity. There is also a Lenovo Pen Settings control panel for pressure sensitivity, but it does not really seem to make a difference in sensitivity when I change the settings there. Any suggestions as to how to get the pressure sensitivity to function properly on this computer would be greatly appreciated. I really don't want to have to return the laptop and get the Yoga 720 13" becuase this computer is really nice otherwise, but I'm starting to think that may be the only option if I want to have a better drawing experience.

A:Yoga C930 Pen Pressure

You are using a Yoga Book c930? Or a Yoga c930? Doesn't sound like you have the Yoga Book (This is the Yoga Book forum) based on the replacement laptop you would get.

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My lenovo c930 (not the smaller book model) did not power on last night. When i would press the power button the computer would make a stange noise, kind of sounded when a car will not power on when it has a dead battery. However, when i pluged in the charger it powered on. The battery was not dead as when the laptop powered on the battery was about 30 percent.. i just bought this laptop 17 days ago, this is quite fustrating.. The device seemed to have a couple bugs the first couple days of use but i didnt think much of it when it went away.. i hope lenovo can take care of the issue..

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I have the YOGA C930 (not YOGABOOK) and i am looking for the replacement for the included pen.I've searched everywhere i could not find it even in the lenovo store.Does anyone know where to buy it or order it?Thanks in advance for the help.

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I've got problems with brand new Yoga c930. Getting BSOD all the time and it restarts. On the attemps to recover or reset the system same thing happens just BSOD. I'm able to boot live Ubintu from USB, however when I try to boot recovery Windows USB that I downloaded from Lenovo it wont boot. I can see it in the Bios/Boot menu, I changed the boot order to start USB first, disabled Secure boot, but still the machine not booting from the recovery USB. Any suggestions?

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Greetings,the docked pen is not charging. It was about 60% charged out of the box but obviously ended up empty a couple of days later... I updated all kind of drivers but to no avail. Thing refuses to charge. Any suggestions?THXmx

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Hi all, I ended up exchanging my C930 because of this and the new unit came with a Western Digital SSD, which is either slow or faulty or windows defender is slowing things down for no apparent reason. Could C930 users post their crystalmark results here? The crystalmark utility is now available from windows apps.  Thank you!

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The pen that comes along with the Lenovo Yoga C930 isn't working on my laptop. The battery shows full and I barely ever use the pen but I have many plans of starting to use it. It really saddens me that I left an HP laptop for a Lenovo just to come to this problem. It has only been 1 month since I've bought this laptop and I barely use the pen but then it doesn't work anymore. There was a time where I didn't charge the pen for a whole week but I put it back and didn't touch it ever since. It's impossible that anything could have happened to the pen because I left it in a drawer. The touch screen works perfectly fine.... I don't know what to do and I am really really sad/disappointed. I need help with this if anyone can let me know of anything I can do or what's wrong? 

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Hey all, just wondering if anyone has solutions for the pen failing to eject in a brand new c930? The pen ?clicks? when you press it but does not eject beyond a mm or two (so you can?t grab it).  Wondering if if there are any obvious solutions or if I should just return and get a new one.  Thanks!

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Hi All, I got new laptop YOGA C93013IKB Glass 2 days ago, but I noticed that Laptop temperature is very high specially while charging or playing simple games like asphalt 9.  I opened Lenovo vantage and downloaded the latest battery firmware and BIOS update but still I'm facing this issue. Anyone can recommend a solution for this  

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Hello everyone! So after going back and forth which laptop i wanted i finally ended up getting a Yoga C930 which feels MUCH better compared to the 730 i had for about a day. The only concern i have for it right now is the fan noise is noticeable. I updated all of the drivers and did all of the windows updates, but it seems the fan is much more audible compared to the 730 i had. (I used the windows app and Driver Easy to do this) It's not entirely annoying but i do notice it. I also notice the laptop tends to get a bit warm. I know its only been a few hours but still its something i've noticed.  This is the exact one i purchased from Best Buy I've also noticed the Dolby Atmos Speaker System app apparently isn't compatible with my device? Also looking if anyone has recommendations on which usb c dongle to use so I can connect extra USB, display, and memory card reader? Some of the ones I?ve found on amazon don?t exclusively list if it works on the yoga c930

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Yoga C930 can be powered using one of the USB type-C port using the provided 65W adapter.1. If I plug in the adapter cord in the other USB type-C port (which is not made to be used as power port) what happens?2. Can I use a Lenovo USB type-C 45W adapter with C930?Thank you 

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From review videos, it looks like it wobble quite a lot. Perhaps those are demo units. How about real consumer units? Is the hindge loose or fairly rigid? Does it wobble if you use it on the bus or subway?

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My first ever Lenovo laptop is coming next week and I am so excited because it has been a big investment for me!! I hope to make it last at least throughout college, and since I can be kind of klutz, I?m already looking into what protective measures I can take. I found a lot of cases on amazon, but the main design flaw seems to be that they don?t allow the laptop to go into tablet mode, which is a bummer since the reason I bought a 2-in-1 is for doodling. Anyhow, I?m just curious as to what other Yoga users or what recommendations there is. Thanks in advance! 

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Hi, after a presentation, I see some saliva marks on the LCD screen. What is the best way to clean it? There seems to be some kind of coating on the Yoga C930's screen. I better be careful. The one I have at home was used to clean the old MacBook Pro 8 years ago. Will this work well? https://www.amazon.co.uk/iKlear-Screen-Cleaning-Apple-Products/dp/B00078COKE 

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All the testing I have done shows no Intel Thunderbolt 3 software or drivers installed under the standard current updated Lenovo configuration.  The Intel Thunderbolt control centre from the MS Apps store will not install also. The Lenovo support want me to re-image my 920 and C930 but this appears to be a waste of time if the required software for Thunderbolt 3 port does not exist and if the required Intel Thunderbolt controller chip is not installed . The Thunderbolt icon also does not appear when a thunderbolt device is plugged in.  The bios does not have the required Thunderbolt security settings options either. All of this makes me doubt that the claimed 40 gps Thunderbolt 3 ports are anything more than conventional 5 or 10 gps USB 3-c ports as that is what they appear to be setup as by Lenovo  I hope i am wrong. The required drivers are clearly visible in other similar specification Thunderbolt 3 computers e.g. HP spectre X360 but do not appear in the Lenovo C930 and 920

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Hi, I'm about to order the new yoga book c930, the one with the dual display (lcd + e-ink) setup. However, in my market (Sweden) only the m3 version with 128GB ssd and without pen is available as of now  Since this will be mostly a home web browsing 2-in-1 for me I'm fine with the performance and storage limitations but really would like to have a pen for it that works both for the LCD and the e-ink display for notes and sketching. Any hints as to which of all the different lenovo (or third party?) pens available that would work? Is the one that comes with the i5-version available separately? I haven't been able to find any guidance on lenovo.com and local pre-sales customer service didn't have any answer either unfortunately. Any guidance would be highly appreciated!

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I just purchased a Lenovo Yoga C930, and the Pen doesn't charge in the dock unless I push the pen all the way to the bottom of the dock (and only if I'm putting the pen in, not taking it out), and even then it only charges up to 50%.
The battery lasts a while after I do this, and it takes 15 seconds for the battery to charge from 6% to 50%.
The charging contacts on the Pen itself seem straight and fine. 
The first day I used the pen, I used it heavily for a few hours and did not encounter a problem. 
Any suggestions? Is this most likely a problem with the Pen or with the laptop itself?
 

A:Yoga C930: pen only half charging

The Lenovo Yoga Book c930 does not have a charging dock for the pen. I believe you are in the wrong forum. Good luck.

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Today I recieved my new C930 laptop from Lenovo and right off the bat I knew that the touchpad felt bad.   The main issue with it is the imprecise touchpad.  When trying to make small movements or adjustments the cursor on screen does not reflect the movement I am making on the touchpad.  The cursor either doesn't move at all, moves in a different manner than my hand, or jumps randomly.Another major issue for me is trying to two finger click (right click).  Often times when I attempt the two finger click, it is registered as a single finger click resulting in a left click.  This problem doesn't seem to appear when I do a two finger TAP though.There are other minor issues im experiencing, but they are so minor that I would be willing to just put up with it. I've tried updating the HID-compliant touch pad and HID-compliant mouse drivers, but I am told that I have the latest drivers even though the driver versions are 10.0.17763.316 and 10.0.17763.1 respectively. (these drivers are from 2006)  I've also tried uninstalling these drivers and restarting my pc to download new drivers. Anyways, any help to solve this issue would be greatly appreciated.

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Yoga C930 - plug in a Logitech mouse unified receiver in USB type A Always On port.Question:After I turn off the computer, the unified receiver will draw power from the USB port? 

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I received this laptop as a replacememt of my defective yoga 720 the 18 October. After somw days of usage I can finally say that I ve got scammed by Lenovo, who sent me a testing unit with so mant problems! - Wacom pen and touch issues (such as ghosting and deas zones)- TouchPad gets disabled and became uselsss until next reboot. It also feels weird and it is kinda loose and imprecise! -KeyBoard acts weird and there is a noticeable input lag that I just can't stand since I am a programmer. -Hibernation/suspend/who knows who causes the impossibility to Wake up my laptop from sleep. When it happens I can only hard shut it down. - I've found some strange stats in the battery report that makes me think that I've received a testing unit with all of these malfunctionnality. My EMEA casw manager does no longee respond to my emails and I am willing to sens back this laptop and receive a refund or a new replacememt ( BUT NO MORE IDEAPAD LAPTOPS). If someone is contact with Lenovo I can send my case number. This is just unfair. Can't trust this Company. Check my YouTube Channel for the linked problems : https://youtu.be/5_daR-j7CQ8

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Hi, I have some questions about this product. Could you please let me know the answers? 1. Is the SSD user replacable?2. For the 1TB version, is the SSD NVMe PCIe 3.0x4 at 32Gb/s?3. Are those two USB 3.0 Type-C ports running independently at full speed?4. It uses the same Intel UHD 620 as the X1 Yoga Gen3. Why it can only drive an external monitor at [email protected] 60Hz while the X1Y3 can drive at [email protected] 60Hz5. Does it use something like S0 or S3 which could cause compatibility issue with Linux?6. What are the differences between the Yoga C930 and X1 Yoga Gen 3?7. Given the same tasks, which one is less nosiy?

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Hello all,about 2 months ago I accidentally put a lot of Coke on keyboard of my brand new Lenovo. Now the key ?N? is no more working, I know if a stupid question but do you have any advice for me? I use my laptop for work and I can?t wait too many time for repair it, Best Buy asked me for 2/3 weeks. could someone help me! I m desperate... Thank you guys...

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i just bought the new c930 (not yoga book but the yoga c930 ) and i installed all upadtes etc but i have not been getting the battery i expected. when i scroll my mouse to the battery bar, it constantly shows around 6-7 hours on full charge. all i am doing is web browsing. Is this normal? i expected to get around 9-10 hours for the web browsing. Also keep in mind i am on better performance so not the best performance or anything. Ya if i lower the performance even more i might be able to get a little more but i dont think thats normal. I dont have the 4k version either just the regular. If this is expected then fine but i am not sure.

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Hi, I need clarification. I read some reviews and lenovo product page that both the FHD and 4K versions support HDR. One reviewer mentioend that the FHD version cannot detect HDR contents. Could you please clarify? Also, if I get the FHD version and connect it to an external 4K TV that supports HDR (either directly from the TS3 port of the laptop or via a TB3 hub like the Caldigit TS3+), will I be able to see HDR contents on my 4K HDR TV?

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I bought my wife a Yoga C930 for Christmas. It worked fine for a couple weeks. Then it sat for a few days used and when she went to use it again yesterday, it would not turn on. It should be fully charged as it had been plugged in. When you push the power button, the LED turns on, but the computer does absolutely nothing. It does not boot, or even go to a post screen. The display does not turn on, the fans don't turn on.....nothing. If I hold the power button for about 10 seconds, the led will go out, and it will turn on if I press again, but the computer never boots.  Any suggestions? 

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My new Yoga c930, will only switch on when the power cable is connected.  Is this a simple setting change? My daughter thinks this issue started after an update. Can anyone help to solve this problem?Cheers Nico271

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 I want to upgrade my storage to 1 TB of Samsung 970 EVO Plus. However, I cannot install the driver because it said "Samsung NVM Express device is not connected. I follow this website "https://www.windowscentral.com/how-upgrade-ssd-lenovo-yoga-c930" because it seems to be easy. From Samsung Magician, it could found this drive properly, but I cannot do anything since my laptop needs a driver. SSD Encloser: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07MBY3B2H/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1970 Evo plus: https://www.amazon.com/Samsung-970-EVO-Plus-MZ-V7S500B/dp/B07M7Q21N7/ref=asc_df_B07M7Q21N7/?tag=hypr...

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Have a new Yoga C930 and the edges are sharp and cutting into my palms. Is this a defect or perhaps a design flaw? Using a palm rest/roll is not a solution. Can the edges be fixed or is there a type of case or cover that Lenovo can provide to cover the edges?

A:Yoga C930 sharp edges

I put a vinyl cover on my. On Amazon look for vinyl skins. They are about 30 bucks, but they come off with no sticky back and have prevented two serious scratches on my other computer, so I use it for protection. If you place it a little lower, the vinyl will cover the edges and it won't be so sharp.However, there is a hard shell cover from iPearl mCover again, on Amazon that I insist on purchasing for all of our computers. The problem is, the company doesn't release these for about 6 months after the new model comes out...So I wait patiently.I wasn't going to put a skin on my new C930 because I love the color and look, but I had to to protect the computer from that palm mark you get when using it.

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Hi. I have a new Yoga C930 (16GB 1TB 4K). I wanted to testdrive Ubuntu (18.10)  live on it. I downloaded ubuntu-18.10-desktop-amd64.iso, mounted it and copied files to a USB-A thumb drive. I booted from the USB-A following suggestions from this thread, which worked well. However, after the ubuntu splash screen it comes to a stop and shows this screen.  I did "ls" to check directories. Any suggestions?  Thanks in advance, Pallamas

A:Yoga C930 Booting Ubuntu from USB-A

Apologies. Bad USB-A drive. Boots well with new thumb drive.

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Hello, I bought a lenovo yoga c930 laptop yesterday with a FHD screen (1920x1080p) and the first thing I noticed is that all images and videos seem to be a bit blurry and not sharp as would for a 1080p screen. I checked that the screen resolution is set to 1080p and I don't know what else to do, even logos on websites and normal small images you would normally pass by seem very annoying and disappointing to look at. I'm not sure how I'll even manage to watch videos on it (1080p videos definitely don't even look close to 1080).I hope there's something you can tell me to help with this as it is very upsetting where my 10 year old Toshiba laptop that has a way worse screen resolution specs but way better image and video quality.Thanks 

A:Yoga c930 screen resolution

A funny thing worth noting is that even the Desktop background image that comes with the laptop is blurred. I don't understand how that can be a good start.

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Been going along fine. Updated a new battery f/w and was successful. Opted to installed OneKey Optimizer to calibrate the battery after the battery f/w update. However after install of OneKey Optimizer now I get a BSOD. I cannot restore from Acronis backups (externally), I cannot use the Win10 Repair PC option as every avenue takes me down the Bitlocker Recovery Key (to get going again) path. I didn't know this was enabled on a new PC and there's nothing about a key or password stored anywhere. Now it's a paperweight. I've seen similar when a system change is made with encryption running. There was a way to correct or change something in the UEFI/BIOS settings I thought. This was with another brand of PC though. Anyway to get past this even if I have to reset and lose everything?

A:New Yoga C930 wants Bitlocker Recovery Key

Microsoft turns on Bitlocker by default on windows 10 if you use a microsoft account and have a compatible drive. (I always turn it off.))  You can get the key from MS.  
 
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4026181/windows-10-find-my-bitlocker-recovery-key
 

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