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Lenovo z570 upgrade to ssd

Q: Lenovo z570 upgrade to ssd

Hello Every one !I need some advice, I wish to upgrade my laptops hdd to ssd and i have selected samsung evo (850) 250 gb ssd.Now i am not sure wheather sata III is present on this laptop or not, Is there any way to find it ?second thing will i able to boot windows on ssd after cloning it from hdd, i saw this on many forums that after cloning windows doesn't boot or displays some error message.As of now windows 10 is there on my laptop. It came with windows 7 (OEM) but upgraded it to windows 10.Any suggestion would be highly appreciated !

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Preferred Solution: Lenovo z570 upgrade to ssd

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Hello Every one !I need some advice, I wish to upgrade my laptops hdd to ssd and i have selected samsung evo (850) 250 gb ssd.Now i am not sure wheather sata III is present on this laptop or not, Is there any way to find it ?second thing will i able to boot windows on ssd after cloning it from hdd, i saw this on many forums that after cloning windows doesn't boot or displays some error message.As of now windows 10 is there on my laptop. It came with windows 7 (OEM) but upgraded it to windows 10.Any suggestion would be highly appreciated ! 

A:Lenovo z570 upgrade to ssd

HI.A cloning data, does a hard drive is bootable, to make a bootable hard drive must reinstall the operating system: Reference, namely that working with Sata 3:http://www.crucial.com/usa/en/compatible-upgrade-for//ideapad-z570storage: SATA 3 - 6 Gb / s Regards.



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Hello there. This is my first post, and English is not my native language. I have Lenovo Ideapad Z570 Intel Pentium Dual Core B950 2.1GHz, with 750GB HDD, NVIDIA GeForce GT 520M (GF118M) and Intel HM65 (Cougar Point) [B3] chipset with 4GB RAM (http://itsvet.com/tekst/lenovo-ideapad-z570/5500/). I have already successfully upgraded it with Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2540M CPU @ 2.60GHz Sandy bridge and with additional 8GB RAM (8+4=12 GB in total). It works great, but I'd like to upgrade it with 3rd generation CPU. I have read a lot about this and found that it is possible but it depends on the BIOS of the manufacturer and . I'd like someone to help me with this, either to confirm it is possible with this configuration, or to advice me how to contact manufacturer directly, since I couldn't find any email address of Lenovo support regarding this issue. Thank you very much in advance and kind regards, Afrocuban

A:Lenovo Z570 3rd generation CPU upgrade

Hi Afrocuban,
 
Welcome to the Lenovo community.
 
Your issue might be similar to this thread please go through it.
 
Hope the above information helps and please let us know how you go about.
 
Please feel free to post in Lenovo Community Forums if you have any further queries!
 
Regards,
Rameez
 
Tap that kudos button if I helped. If you find a post helpful and it answers your question, please mark it as an "Accepted Solution"!

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Hello there. This is my first post, and English is not my native language. I have Lenovo Ideapad Z570 Intel Pentium Dual Core B950 2.1GHz, with 750GB HDD, NVIDIA GeForce GT 520M (GF118M) and Intel HM65 (Cougar Point) [B3] chipset with 4GB RAM (http://itsvet.com/tekst/lenovo-ideapad-z570/5500/). I have already successfully upgraded it with Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2540M CPU @ 2.60GHz Sandy bridge and with additional 8GB RAM (8+4=12 GB in total). It works great, but I'd like to upgrade it with 3rd generation CPU. I have read a lot about this and found that it is possible but it depends on the BIOS of the manufacturer and . I'd like someone to help me with this, either to confirm it is possible with this configuration, or to advice me how to contact manufacturer directly, since I couldn't find any email address of Lenovo support regarding this issue. Thank you very much in advance and kind regards, Afrocuban

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Hi,I am trying to upgrade my Lenovo Z570 laptop RAM. However while trying to open Bottom case cover it is not coming out after in screwing all the screws. It is struck (sticked) for some reason near the battery side area. Kindly help me to open the bottom case cover. Look forward the solution. Thanks & Regards,Bharadwaj.


























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So everything has been working fine on my laptop until about 10:30PM EST tonight. I bought it new in August 2011.
Specs:
 
OS: Windows 7 Home Premium
CPU: Intel Core i7-2630QM @ 2.00 GHz
RAM: 8 GB
HD: 750 GB
BIOS: 45CN36WW
 
It's always been a fine machine with NO problems.
However, last night there were Windows 7 updates that were installed and then restarted my computer. I had not gotten a chance to check exactly what they were though. About 10:30 this evening, flash crashed in Mozilla Firefox which is not that uncommon, and from there Firefox closed, and so did my Microsoft Word and Excel apps that were open. From there, my computer began to shut down and restart. When it went to restart, all it could do was go to the opening Lenovo screen which gives you the F2 (setup option) and F12 (multiboot menu option) as it typically does. Besides a thin strip at the top that appeared after about 30 secs that only displays moving static that eventually will just stick, that is where the boot process ends. No Windows 7 screen, and certainly no opportunity to boot into safe mode to check for any problems. The screen freezes and goes nowhere.
 
So basically, all I'm getting in terms of boot options are lenovo features, not windows 7 features, meaning it won't boot into windows 7 or windows 7 safe mode no matter what I try. The biggest problem here is that I have no windows 7 disc to even try to boot from my dvd drive.
 
Anybody have any suggestions on what the probl... Read more

A:Lenovo IdeaPad Z570 - Crashed and now won't boot past opening lenovo screen

Are you able to get into the advanced boot menu by tapping F8? It might not be listed on the startup screen but it should still be there.
 
If not you can burn a repair disc from any PC with Windows 7. Theres steps from Microsoft Here.

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Hey guys,So I have a Lenovo z570, and I want to put an SSD in it. Is this possible? If not is there a way to do it like a removable hard drive or something? I play games like Team Fortress 2, Minecraft, and Trove. My laptop is pretty laggy when it comes to games and I thought an SSD would help. I'm not sure if this is the direct issue or maybe I need a better laptop.

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Hello, my Lenovo laptop Z570 will no longer boot up, I was playing a game on it as it froze and the screen eventually went to black and now will no longer boot up at all. If i push the turn on button no fans can be heard or anything at all, no lights nothing. If i plug the charger in, the small charging light does light up, so is this not a battery problem? Anyways it would be great if this could be solved as i have some valuable coursework on their which i do not wish to lose.
 

A:Lenovo Z570 won't power up.

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My windows 8 in my lenovo Ideapad z570 got some crash after install the "Energy Management".
When I run any apps (IE 10, Weather, ...) in Metro, it close and I can't do anything. Please help

A:Need help with Lenovo Z570-1024

Welcome to EightForums khainguyen97

I can only suggest is to Restore Factory Default Setting to remove W8 OS and re-install in a partition drive. You can check the official website of lenovo to get information or call the re-seller of lenovo laptop and ask them on how you can restore the previous OS.

Once you are done with the Factory Default Setting use this guide as DUAL Boot Clean Install - Windows 8 or Windows 8 To Go - Setup on a USB Flash Drive or USB Disk to install W8 and run properly. Or if you like to remove the default OS of your laptop use this http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials...ndows-8-a.html but I prefer the clean installation in a partition drive, once you got in trouble of W8 you can use your previous OS.

Let us know once you made it.

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I HAD AN 3 YR OLD Z570 LENOVO , I HAD BUYIED IT WITH MINE FRIEND SAME DO SAME DT SAME MODEL
 
MINE LAPTOP IS IN PERFECT CONDITION  [ MECHANICALLY ] AND WAS WORKING FINE TILL AUGUST 2014 AS THE SYSTEM GOT SLOW AND IT BUFFERS AS THER MOUSE CRUSOR CIRCLES FOR HOURS IF ANY WORK IS TRIED ON THE SYSTEM OR COMMANDED MAKING IT  FUNCTION ANY WORK TIME CONSUMING TO IRRITATING FOR AN RESULTANT OUTPUT .
 
I TRIED MANY WAYS TO GET IT WORKING BUT 5 MONTH PASSED UNABLE.
 
MINE SYSTEM WAS HAVING :
 
ORIGINAL WINDOWS 7 HOME PREMIUM VERSION AND ITS KEY IS WRITEN IN STICKER FORM ON THE LAPTOP BACK SIDE .
 
IT HAD 4 GB RAM
 
750 GB HARD DISK
 
MACFEE TOTAL SECURITY 2015 ORIGINAL
 
EVERYTHING IS IN GOOD CONDITION .
 
I TRIED SYTEM RECOVERY DISC WHICH HAD 2 RECOVERY DISC AND THIRD SYTEM DRIVER DISK OF THE FACTORY SOFTWARE INSTALLED  BUT TO MINE BAD LUCK THE RECOVERY FIRST DVD [ DISK ] WAS BROKEN AND THE DVD ROOM DOESN'T DETECT IT ..
 
OUT OF FRUSTRATION I DELETED THE WHOLE HARD DIRIVE 750 GB EVEN THE C DRIVE [ ALONG WITH OEM ETC OF LENOVO CREATED IN AN DRIVE ETC ]USING AN PIRATE WINDOW LIVE 7 MAINTANCE BOX CD 2010 I HAD...AS ME AN MCSE ENGINEER WITH KNOWLEDGE OF CCNA  ETC ...AN FREELANCER ..ALONG WITH PRESENT AN STUDENT IN GRADUATION STREAM .
 
BUT HAVEN'T EVER GONE OR DONE AS SUCH IN LAPTOP BUT CPU FROM YEARS .....AS POOR  & DOESN'T HAVE SOURCE RESOURCE ' RISK ' AND HAD PURCHASE THE SYTEM FROM VERY HARD EARNIN... Read more

A:LAPTOP Z570 LENOVO

I UNDERSTAND THAT YOUR WINDOWS DISC IS BROKEN AND YOU FORMATTED THE FACTORY RESTORE PARTITION?
WITHOUT THOSE YOU CANNOT GET THE LAPTOP BACK TO THE ORIGINAL CONDITION, WITH WINDOWS INSTALLED.
 
AS FAR AS PIRATE WINDOWS GOES, no one will help you with that on this forum it is against the rules here for obvious reasons.
 
MY THOUGHTS: 2 Choices: 1. buy WINDOWS. or  2. TRY mint linux http://linuxmint.com/

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Hi guys! Want to upgrade my old Lenvo Z570am CPU: CPU Type Mobile DualCore Intel Core i3-2330M, 2200 MHz (22 x 100)MB:Bus Type Dual DDR3 SDRAMBus Width 128-bitDRAM:FSB Ratio 20:3Real Clock 667 MHz (DDR)Effective Clock 1333 MHzBandwidth 21333 MB/s Module Name Kingston 9905428-056.A00GSerial Number 54369B43h (1134245460)Manufacture Date Week 47 / 2011Module Size 4 GB (2 ranks, 8 banks)Module Type SO-DIMMMemory Type DDR3 SDRAMMemory Speed DDR3-1333 (667 MHz)Module Width 64 bitModule Voltage 1.5 VError Detection Method NoneRefresh Rate Normal (7.8 us) Can I bought 2x8 GB DDR3 or DDR4 (better option) to upgrade my old laptop 1?1.5 V or 1.35 V is it ok too?

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I have a lenovo z570 ideapad. Its seems to have multiple problems. I have been using the laptop for 4 years. Yesterday when I powered on the laptop its screen didnt lit and no boot screen was shown.. i checked whether the fan is working and found that it stops few seconds after i press the power button(the light of the power button is lit/glowing) but the laptop screen doesnot lit.Can anyone suggest what maybe the reason and how to solve this problem? 

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Hi...I'm using a Lenovo ideapad Z570,n from this last 1 month im experiencing some keyboard malfunction.at first sometimes the up arrow key was not working then suddenly all the arrow keys stopped working...den i tried something like discharging all the power and i set my bios to restore default...it worked at the first time n after 1/2 days it stopped working again...then i updated ma BIOS n after that some more keys stopped working (b,n,/,space bar) along with arrow keys...But now the up arrow key is woking and the others i mentioned is not working...i can't understand what the problem is, but for somefar i think this is happening bcz of the BIOS upgradation,im not sure though...so plssssssss help me Any help will b appreciated...Thank you

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I reccently updated my graphics and audio drivers using DriverMax. But new sound driver wasn't working properly. So i used to the backup to revert to my old drivers. But now the old sound driver doesn't work any more so I have to use the new one I got from the lenovo website. I tried system restore but it didn't help. Then I noticed OneKey Theater movie mode wasn't working properly. The sound changes but the display changes only for a second and goes back to normal. I've tried re-installing the driver but nothing seems to work!

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A:Lenovo Z570 OneKey Theater problem

.Please try the following site for Genuine Drivers etc - Lenovo Drivers and Support Site unless you have changed the sound card. Then please list any new sound card installed -Uninstall your drivers and reinstall new drivers from Lenovo -

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hello,It was working fine before i didn't use my laptop 3 days , then when i power it on after 3 days it showing " 0% available (plugged in, not charging) " .   And when i remove the AC plug, laptop turns off . (no hibernating, no shutdown, just off)i have tried - Method A:Remove the AC and Battery from the laptopPress and hold the power button for 30 to 40 secondsReplace the battery and ACBoot the laptop up and check if the same message is still displayingIf same error still persist, try to uninstall Lenovo Energy Management, reboot then install the Energy Management software again. Method B:1.Open Lenovo Energy Management2.Click on the bottom gear icon between i and ?.3.Under Battery Health, Click on Start for Battery Gauge Reset.4.That should refresh the gauge and let the system finish through the cycle. Method C:1.Open Lenovo Energy Management2.Click on the bottom gear icon between i and ?.3.Under Battery Health, choose "Optimize For Battery Runtime" instead of "Optimize for Battery Lifespan".Note: The latter option will extend the lifespan of battery by limiting the charging capacity to be between 0-80%. as mentioned in another thread in this forum but none of them worked.  The Battery Gauge Reset didn't start.i am using win7 , and this battery is 4 year old .please help me out of this problem.

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Hello everybody..I am facing this trouble since ever windows 10 started rolling out .. i kept running away and installing windows 7 after a period of time updating my GPU started to freeze the system.. But i'm done now .. I need to enjoy windows 10 on my lenovo z570 okay ??What am i is missing to let it install ?? everysingle time i install the drivers the system freezes ... even when windows update itself install it's own update it freezes aswell.. what can i do to solve this?

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Hello, I have Lenovo Z570 and for some reason, inbuilt, speakers are not firing up. Before they wwent kaput, there was some nonsense noise few time and then no sound. I check thru earphone audio out port, I can hear sound thru it. What all I tried(a) Deleted and updated drivers.(b) Reinstalled the OS (Windows 10 pro)(c) Updated BIOS.(d) Checked Device manager, all ok, disabled other out audio device like Nvidia and Intel digital out. Before I open the laptop to change the speakers, I want to do a audio beep/loop test outside windows in dos mode or something. I have downloaded the latest Lenovo Linux Diagnostics ver 4.7.0.8081 Mar2016 and ran it thru USB, it does not give any option to test Audio speaker, I tried other 3rd party software like UBCD, Hiren etc but none give option to check speaker thru beep. Any one can help me with how to do this test. Thankyou in advance.

A:Lenovo Z570 inbuilt speaker test issue

Hi uzielkr , 
 
Gretings. 
 
As individual diagnostics do not offer ausio test, you may want to test it with the XP mode in Hirens and see if online audio would be heard.  As this model does have beep codes to identify post issues , removing the memory would give out those expected beeps ensuring that BIOS configuration tab on power beeps are enable as default since BIOS have been updated.
 
Update us how it goes. 
 
Regards

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Dear Members,I am in trouble with my  Idea Pad Z570: I bought it couple of years ago running Windows 7. During the years of usage I had no trouble at all. With Windows 10 beeing released, I upgraded and it starts to make a lot of troubles: Bluescreen directly after boot or sign in, no WiFi, ... all the known stuff. So I decided last week to downgrade to Windows 7. But now, I am even in a bigger trouble:I tried to boot the Windows 7 from DVD and it crashed into Bluescreen saying: Windows Error 0xc0000225Restarting is not helping. So, i tried to go into BIOS to boot from another device,but I do not even get to BIOS or UEFI. So, thats a kind of Deadlock: I cannot boot from Harddisk because Windows Error 0xc0000225 appears and I cannot get into BIOS & UEFI because the Windows error 0xc0000225 comes before getting to BIOS. Hope this description of my current situation is understandable and you guys have a lot of ideas how to fix it. Thanks!TheGooner

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I have an older Ideapad z570, it made a popping sound and it won't power up now either.  I ordered a replacement adapter from lenovo thinking that was the issue as the light on the adapter was not coming on when it was plugged in.
 
After reading some of these boards, it appears I might have an issue with the mother board.  I would like to see abou getting it replaced, but there are no repair centers close to me, and I cannot find any information on Lenovo's webiste as to who I can contact or where I can send it.
And information to this end would  be greatly appreciated.  Sorry to tack on to this thread, but seemed silly to create another one for the same issue.
 
Thanks,
 
Mod's Edit: Since your issue involves a different model it was moved to its own thread in the correct forum in the Lenovo Z series notebook.
 
 

A:Lenovo ideapad Z570 wont turn on! Nothing works!!

Welcome to the Lenovo Community !
 
Sorry to hear of the problem you are experiencing.  You can contact Lenovo Support at the phone number I have listed below or visit a local Best Buy store.  Most Best Buys are authorized Lenovo repair centers and they should be able to assist you.  Since your warranty is probably expired,  you can also take your laptop to any repair center that a friend or family member may recommend.
 
Lenovo Support - USA1-877-453-668624 hours a day 7 days / week

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Couple days ago, my hard drive went bad and I installed new hard drive and Windows 10. In addition, I try to update BIOS to the latest software (45CN38WW.exe) but during update the BIOS program froze. I kept the laptop on overnight but it did not finish, so I was forced to restart Windows. Now laptop turns on but no video on LCD. I know there is a special process to recover corrupt BIOS, with USB drive and some ?Fn? keys. I will appreciate any help, thanks in advance.

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If you have a z570 you'll know that they have a switchable graphic system controlled by a switch at the front of the laptop. However, after a repair by KNOWHOW, this switch is gone - they replaced the base plate obviously with the wrong model parts. Is there any way I can bypass this switch and enable my Nvidia card manually? At the moment it's greyed out in the control panel and I can't use it to play any games.This laptop used to have the switch. The Nvidia card in question is GT520M

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Hey, i have i5 second generation Z570 with 32 bit configuration laptop and 2gb ram(1*2). Can I go for an ram upgrade. If yes max ram upgrade will be?

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I have just installed windows 10 and cannot get my WiFi working. Tried evrything and all drivers I could find.My adapter is intel(r) centrino(r) wireless-n 1000 and intel does not have windows 10 driver. Does anyone have this problem and how was solved

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Hello guys! I have a situation here. Since I reinstall my OS. I have 2 external hard drives put in external enclousers connected. One is  ST4000DM005 ( connected throw esata, other is ST4000VN008 connected throw usb 2.0. The external enclousers are same brand and models: IB-319StUS2-B. The sitiuantion when there is no activity the the drive connected throw usb 2.0 is in idle the notebook spin it down after exact 15 min tried everything is pas last month:1.Power managment - high perfomance2.Registry modifiactions3.Power managment high perfomance throw Lenovo Power Managment3.Turn off Hard Drives Set to : Never4.Allow USB to put this device uncked5.USB suspend settings DIsabled.6.Turn off monitor after (it was set throw 15 min - never)7.Tried NoSleep HDD - working its not a solution and remove the program. The only alternative left is reset cmost battery but when i opened i can't put out the socket and destoy some of the cmos socket that goes into MB, get scarried and put back rear panel and close it.When i tested on 2 other notebooks (one on fedora other on win7x64) (only throw usb same symptoms.Interesting is that when i connected only 1 external hard drive everything works fine no spin down (autosleep etc).I tried switch enclousers no luck , teseted with seagete 3tb in usb 2.0 same enclousure same result.To Z570 currently connected: 2 external drives (1 to esata port other to usb 2.0), cooling pad and mouse receiver, tried disconnection cooling pad and mo... Read more

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My Windows 7 basically blew up and is no longer working. I tried a one-key recovery as well which utterly failed. As a last resort I tried using Windows 7 recovery disks sent by Lenovo. There are 4 disks 1,2,3, and an additional disk. Everything seemed to be going somewhat smoothly, although slow up until disk 3. The screen shows


"Current Item: ApplyOs" "Recover process is running please don't remove your power adapter."

It's been like this for days. The blue bar load bar under it seems to still be running. Tried again, this time with 4 different disks sent by Lenovo. The first 3 disks went a bit faster, but the end result was still the same, getting stuck on "ApplyOs". Does anyone know how to fix this problem?

A:Lenovo IdeaPad Z570 Windows 7 Recovery Disks will not work

I would Check the hard drive with the manufacturer's diagnostic tools.
Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities (Storage) - TACKtech Corp.
Hard Drive Diagnostic Procedure

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I have just installed windows 10 and cannot get my WiFi working. Tried evrything and all drivers I could find.My adapter is intel(r) centrino(r) wireless-n 1000 and intel does not have windows 10 driver. Does anyone have this problem and how was solved

A:Lenovo Z570 Intel WiFi Driver for Windows 10 problem

varbanov888 wrote:I have just installed windows 10 and cannot get my WiFi working  ...  My adapter is intel(r) centrino(r) wireless-n 1000 and intel does not have windows 10 driver.If you cannot find a driver for Windows 10, you might find that a driver for an older version of Windows would work, so look for a driver for Windows 8, Windows 7, or even Windows Vista.  If you want to install one of these older drivers, you need to run the installation EXE in compatibility mode.  Right click the EXE, then "Properties", then "Compatibility", and enable compatibility mode for the version of Windows for which the driver was intended. Recently I installed on Windows 10 a driver for an ancient dot-maxtrix printer.  The most-recent driver that I could find was one intended for Windows Vista, but it installed without problem and the printer now works on Windows 10.  -- from CyberSimian in the UK

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Hello guys! I have a situation here. Since I reinstall my OS. I have 2 external hard drives put in external enclousers connected. One is  ST4000DM005 ( connected throw esata, other is ST4000VN008 connected throw usb 2.0. The external enclousers are same brand and models: IB-319StUS2-B. The sitiuantion when there is no activity the the drive connected throw usb 2.0 is in idle the notebook spin it down after exact 15 min tried everything is pas last month:1.Power managment - high perfomance2.Registry modifiactions3.Power managment high perfomance throw Lenovo Power Managment3.Turn off Hard Drives Set to : Never4.Allow USB to put this device uncked5.USB suspend settings DIsabled.6.Turn off monitor after (it was set throw 15 min - never)7.Tried NoSleep HDD - working its not a solution and remove the program. The only alternative left is reset cmost battery but when i opened i can't put out the socket and destoy some of the cmos socket that goes into MB, get scarried and put back rear panel and close it.When i tested on 2 other notebooks (one on fedora other on win7x64) (only throw usb same symptoms.Interesting is that when i connected only 1 external hard drive everything works fine no spin down (autosleep etc).I tried switch enclousers no luck , teseted with seagete 3tb in usb 2.0 same enclousure same result.To Z570 currently connected: 2 external drives (1 to esata port other to usb 2.0), cooling pad and mouse receiver, tried disconnection cooling pad and mo... Read more

A:Lenovo Z570 Spin Down (Autosleep interval 15 min) 2nd External Drive usb 2.0

I had the same problem after upgrading to Win 10 with Z510 and upgrading from old power management program to new. The laptop didn't turn off when:Application was on (e.g. photoshop, blender, games). When laptop was idle it turned off.Try checking that out on balanced power plan using the lenovo power management(as I didn't have any issues with sleeping).

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Hello there!Would somebody be so kind as to tell me how I am able to turn off UEFI mode in BIOS of my Lenovo IdeaPad Z570?(I can see very few things and options in the BIOS menu at the moment.)It's necessary, since I'd like to reinstall Windows 7 Home Premium to my computer and during the installation process there is an error message - while choosing the partition where to install the system: "Windows cannot be installed to this disk. The selected disk has an MBR partition table. On EFI systems, Windows can only be installed to GPT disks."And I've read somewhere that turning UEFI mode off would solve the problem.By the way, I'd appreciate any other ideas or suggestions to solve this problem.













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A:Lenovo IdeaPad Z570 - MBR/GPT disk problem (or BIOS/UEFU)

There are two solutions for your problem.WARNING! Both the ways that I suggest will ERASE ALL OF YOUR DATA ON YOUR HD! If you have anything you want to save, copy it before doing it.First, easy, is to erase all partitions from your disk via windows installation utility. Then, windows will offer you to convert disk to GPT.Or, if windows doesn't do it in this 'automatic' way, you can convert disk to GPT using diskpart.For this, use this manual to access console http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/682-command-prompt-startup.htmlThen, type following commandsdiskpartWait until it loads, and thenLIST DISK <-- this will list currently connected disks, you should determine which of the disks is the one on which you want to install windows and remember its number.SELECT DISK <0> <--you should replace <0> with the number you had on previous stage, in most cases, it would be 0CLEANCONVERT GPTCREATE PARTITION EFI SIZE=200 OFFSET=1024SELECT PARTITION 1FORMAT FS=FAT32 QUICKCREATE PARTITION PRIMARY SIZE=<size_for_win_partition_in_megabytes> OFFSET=206848SELECT PARTITION 2FORMAT FS=NTFS QUICK That should be all) After this, you should be able to install windows on your hard drive.

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Can I replace the intel 2nd generation processor to 3rd generation? For example, my processor i5-2430m to another i7-3630qm. Intel hm65 chipset supports both processor. Both processor have the same socket G2.Is flashing the BIOS is required?

A:z570 upgrade processor another generation

Hi.This would be the processor upgrade: Intel i7-2820QM 2,30 g 8M 4c D2 PGA 102001055 Intel i7-2720QM 2,20 g 6M 4c D2 PGA 102001071 Intel i7-2630QM 2.0G 6M 4c D2 PGA 102001070 Intel i7-2620M 2.7G 4M 2c J1 PGA 102001069 Intel i5-2540M 2,6 g 3M 2c J1 PGA 102001068 Intel i5-2520M 2,5 G 3M 2c J1 PGA 102001067 Intel i5-2410M 2.3G 3M 2c J1 PGA 102001066Intel i3-2310M 2,1 g 3M 2c J1 PGA 102001065 The chipset would be supported, but lenovo recommends that its maximum supported for your motherboard, the TDP possible, this would sobrecaletar the motherboard and does not apply it as compliant but intel does.http://ark.intel.com/products/52227/Intel-Core-i7-2820QM-Processor-8M-Cache-up-to-3_40-GHz#@compatib... Manual service:https://download.lenovo.com/UserFiles/UserGuide/en/User's%20guides%20and%20manuals/Z370&Z470&Z570/Le... Regards.



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Hi all, Am looking to reinstall the OS for an old Lenovo IdeaPad for a friend of the family. But it is an old installation, and, when I try to download the ISO from Windows using the product key and S/N, I'm told: "the product key you entered appears to be for software pre-installed by the device manufacturer." When I go to Lenovo, the customer support number did not call me back. Looking through the docs, I am less optimistic that there is a supported way to do this. Has anyone gone through this and can offer any advice? Thank you,Patty

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Hi all, Am looking to reinstall the OS for an old Lenovo IdeaPad for a friend of the family. But it is an old installation, and, when I try to download the ISO from Windows using the product key and S/N, I'm told: "the product key you entered appears to be for software pre-installed by the device manufacturer." When I go to Lenovo, the customer support number did not call me back. Looking through the docs, I am less optimistic that there is a supported way to do this. Has anyone gone through this and can offer any advice? Thank you,Patty

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Hello everyone. I've been given a Lenovo Z570 laptop with little background information other than the fact that it refuses to boot. A clean install is not an option at this point due to the personal information on the laptop. When I turn on the laptop, it displays the Lenovo sign, then boots into a screen that says Windows Error Recovery. I've been working through the troubleshooting guide here with little to no luck. Here is what I encountered on each step:

1. Using "Last Known Good Configuration" results in a black screen that does not go away or change.

2. Using "Repair your computer" under Advanced Boot Options leads to a black screen. If I try using a Windows installation disk, the screen hangs on the initial "Setup is starting" screen indefinitely. Using a repair disk gets farther- it lets me choose some settings, but then hangs on a screen that says "Searching for Windows Installations". I'm not sure what a UEFI install is but I assume my hard disk is not UEFI because I did not see any options in the BIOS

Edit: I'm sure that the installation disk is not corrupted: tried running it in another Windows 7 laptop and it loaded without problems.

3. The hard drive is still detected in BIOS set up

4. Trying the System Restore leads to a black screen

5. As mentioned above, the repair disk hangs on "Searching for Windows Installations"

7. Booting into Safe Mode with Networking leads to a black screen

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Hey folks, Got an M93 with Win 10. Lenovo solution center asks to do upgrades on BIOS and a bunch of drivers. Did that, and now I can't boot the computer.  Tried pressing F1 after pressing start button, no help. Can't enter BIOS, still stuck at lenovo screen. Also tried Ctrl+Alt+Del on that screen, blacks out then stuck at lenovo screen again.  Please help and inform, thanks!!! James

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Since you have to hunt around different Lenovo sites (and other sites) to find out about these softwares, I decided to make a post to get feedback from actual Yoga owners on how these programs interact, what they do, which ones are prerequisite, and which ones are unnecessary. Please don't take this as a blanket answer. This is just what I have found. It might be right - it might be wrong. I'm looking for others to post their experiences as well. Lenovo System Interface Foundation Driver - Necessary prerequisite (missing driver in device manager without it). It allows the Lenovo Utility and Lenovo Companion to work. Lenovo Yoga Mode Control - Necessary if you want to use your yoga to seemlessly change between all the different modes (laptop, tablet, tent, stand). This software is responsible for autorotating and putting Windows into tablet mode. Lenovo Utility - Recommended(?) This one I'm not too sure on. I remember that I was missing some function that I wanted but I can't remember what it was now. Maybe battery cycle count and health? Lenovo Companion - I don't have this one installed and don't think it's necessary but would like someone else to shed some light here.

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Hi,My g50-80 (80E502ULIN) laptop config is 4Gb-1Tb-i3. I want to upgrade my RAM from 4gb to 8gb. Please tell me whether it is possible. what is the maximum that I can upgrade it to?

A:Lenovo G50-80 RAM upgrade

The memory needs to be DDR3L 1600 (low power) and should be in matching pairs for best performance.Your notebook supports upto 8gb per stick (2 total) for upto 16gb of memory. The access and upgrade procedures are outlined in the maintenance manual.https://download.lenovo.com/consumer/mobiles_pub/lenovo_g_z_50_series_hmm.pdfGood luck.CB

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Hello, I bought this laptop a year and 2 months ago and have set my sites on spending money on a capable gaming desktop setup. Recently, I have given it some thought to upgrading my current laptop to enhance my gaming experience. I was wondering, is it worth putting money into my current laptop or save up for my desktop. I don't plan on buying the desktop until a couple years (2-4 years to be exact) from now. I'm sure this question depends on my financial situation for the most part, but I just want to make sure my laptop specs are good enough and will last until I start working on getting a desktop. Specs:Graphics card - Intel(R) HD Graphics 4600 / NVIDA GeForce GTX 960M (Why exactly do I have 2?)Processor - Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4720HQ CPU @2.6GHz8GB ramHard Drive - Model WDC WD10S21X-24R1BT0-SSHD-8GBThank you!

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