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Installed OS on the Lenovo IdeaPad 500

Q: Installed OS on the Lenovo IdeaPad 500

The installed OS on the Lenovo IdeaPad IP500 is Windows 10 64-bit. Is it feasible to replace it with the latest Android/Chrome?

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Preferred Solution: Installed OS on the Lenovo IdeaPad 500

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Afternoon all, I'm hoping someone can help! 
 
I've been trying to set up my skype on my laptop ready for a meeting tomorrow and it appears I have no driver actually instaleld for my webcam. I have looked online for ideas on how to fix this but I seem to be drawing a blank so far. There is no driver showing in device manager at all so it's not even just an update thats needed. 
 
Hope someone can help as my meeting tomorrow morning is really important. 
 
Thanks in advance  
 
Moderator note: Title edited for clarity.
 
 

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,Comment proceder a l'ouverture du cache cd?
 
French to English translation.....
 
How to open the cd cache?
 
Mod's Edit: Google translated for benefit of English readers. Since this is an English forum, please post in English as it will ensure a better response. Thanks!
 

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Hi ,         We purchased 3 lenovo ideapad 110-15ISK Laptops (ideapad). in that i installed windows 7 professional os. i am trying to incre,decrease screen brightness(fn+f11,fn+f12). but brightness control buttons not working. how to control brighness part.Now brightness is very high. Because of this brightness i am getting eye pain. So Please provide me solution for brightness control. my mail id : [email protected]  Thanks.  

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Hey guys, I have a Lenovo Ideapad IdeaPad 100 14ibd - win10 and basically im planning on formatting my laptop to get rid of all the stuff/unknown files that are terribly slowing down my ram. But im still new to this process so im wondering if using Lenovo's Onekey recovery is a good thing but then i saw the Reset this PC feature of windows is another thing. My question is, what would be the more recommended thing i should do to get my laptop to its original state just like the new windows 10, or are there any difference within those  two?PS: I got my back up files all set from this laptop to my external hd already Thank you!

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Lenovo Ideapad 700 i5-6300 /  8GB RAM  / 500GB HDD / GTX950M ORLenovo Ideapad Y700 FX-8800P / 8GB RAM / 1TB HDD / Radeon R9 M380 4GBWhich one of those will perform better in GAMING? Does any of these two got GPU throttling problems?Which is best suited for a gamer?Thanks in advance. 

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I am totally disappointed in Lenovo's customer support. My lenovo 710s was bought less than 1 year ago (as of 10/6/2017, when I sent it in for repairs) and had 2 years warranty (1+1 year of extended warranty). I sent my laptop for repair due to a white spot issue on the monitor, affecting viewing of webpages and videos. However, the laptop was returned after 3 weeks without any fixes/repairs, as Lenovo claimed that it was a cosmetic issue. I wrote a message on their customer care website on 3/7/2017. However, they ignored me and there was no reply to date.  I thought Lenovo is a reliable and popular brand. However, it turned out to be a horrible decision, much to my dismay! 

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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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New Yoga 700-141SK: Ran the Lenovo Support Center Hardware Scan and the Video Card Mathematical Operations Test has failed rendering the Report: WVC007002-UL7BPL. Is there a tried and proven solution out there? I have had a look at the solutions on the forum and am not satisfied that the solutions offered prove that the problem has been resolved. It is reasonable to expect Lenovo to make available a solution as a matter of course instead of end-users of "afflicted" Lenovo devices having to request/search for a solution(s).

























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Does anyone know the functions of the Lenovo Utility app? I am aware that it flashes up with an on screen symbol when the caps lock or num lock is pressed but what else can it do? I only ask as I want to disable it in order to stop the on screen notification that caps lock is on from appearing everytime I press the key. However I read somewhere that the app also handles the battery management and don't want to disable it if it will harm my pc. When I go into details in task manager it just appears as Lenovo Utility. So can I safley diable it? or will it cause an issue? Thanks   

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Hello! I am new to Lenovo and picked up my 1st laptop yesterday when my HP died. I have always had HP and grew tired of how easy they break & poor battery life, so I wanted to try a different band. I love the computer, the keyboard, track pad & screen are amazing. I bought the ideapad 320-15IAP for about $330 (Including tax) The specs at the store advertised 4.5-5 Hours of battery life, but I have not been able to get a charge better than 2 hours. For someone that uses my laptop at work and on the go, this will not do. Can any one offer up any advice? Does lenovo sell stronger batteries for ideapad that I can replace with this current battery?  My next issue is the Windows 10 update that you are forced to do, I have been trying to install it since 9PM last night, it is now 9PM tonight, a full 24 hours, and it has not fully installed. I have done my fair share of google searches and many people have had these same issues too, but no good solutions outside of deep computer hacking, I don't want to have to do that on a brand new computer. Thanks for any and all help!

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hi.i was using my computer with battery conservation on a few days ago but next day i used the pc i couldn't use it. i losed that option and i really need it because i need to use my computer all day does anyone know what can i do?i already tried to reinstall the drivers and lenovo vantage too and nothing


























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I have an Asus R558ur which work fast than IdeaPad 310, The quality of my Asus laptop is better than this Lenovo laptop. The Asus laptop cost me 36K and this Lenovo laptop cost me 45K. Lenovo laptop comes full of garbage apps (MC Afee), blah blah, If I run both sides by side. From now on I will never use any lenovo product and will never guide anyone to use lenovo anymore. Done! 1. Asus laptop has a keyboard and better shift key ( In Lenovo it's small).2. VS run faster on Intel 6200u based Asus then Lenovo. 3. Lenovo runs Lenovo.imcontroller and too many s** in the pc. Why the hell Lenovo not even tested the thing they ship. Did Lenovo hardware team even test the keyboard quality before shipping the product? Quality of Lenovo product is worst

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Hi, having formatted the PC, with windows 10 original, I would need the original theme of lenovo ideapad 100-15IBD (I do not mean the background but the theme itself and how to install it permanently in the PC) and additionally, the stock app of lenovo. Thank you very much kind regards!

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I recently factory reset my laptop and it said it was missing some things and shut off. Later, I turned it off and all it does is show the ?Lenovo? screen, goes black, then grey in a endless loop. How can I fix this problem?

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Hello, I need help on my Lenovo Companion app with it's dust removal option.
 
I just bought my Lenovo ideapad 700 for a week now.
 
Previously I had the dust removal option in the Lenovo Quick Optimizer widget on taskbar.
 
After I turned it on, the option never existed anymore in the quick widget and even in Lenovo Companion app itself.
 
Would really love to see this feature again in my new laptop.
 
 
Moderator comment: Subject edited to match message text.

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Hello, I need help on my Lenovo Companion app with it's dust removal option. I just bought my Lenovo ideapad 700 for a week now. Previously I had the dust removal option in the Lenovo Quick Optimizer widget on taskbar. After I turned it on, the option never existed anymore in the quick widget and even in Lenovo Companion app itself. Would really love to see this feature again in my new laptop.

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I used Lenovo Settings on my Lenovo Yoga 3 11 for the battery conservations mode. So I was forced to install Lenovo Companion since it recently replaced Lenovo Settings.Ever since I did this, I have noticed the following:* Screen brightness keeps changing by itself slightly* Screen contrast keeps changing by itself slightly* Colours look muted and unsaturated, and filtered. Makes the sceen look worse than it should.* trackpad is only ignorred if the tablet mode is fully flat. The slightest opening causes the trackpad and keyboard to become sensitive. All of this irrespective of whether Dynamic Brighness Control is enabled or disabled in Lenvovo Companion hardware settings, and regarless of whether recommended hardware settings are used.Anyone else noticed anything similar? I'll report back after I've uninistalled the app to see whether any of these behaviours disappear.

A:Noticed issues ever since I installed Lenovo Companion (which replaced Lenovo Settings)

So I deactivated "Change brightness autoatically when lighting changes" in Windows Display Settings. This seems to have been the cause of the brightness and contrast changes, but the colours still look blander than I recall. Sorry to suspect Lenovov Companion so quickly, but the changes coincided with it's installation. Admittedly Windows 10 Fall edition just landed too.

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i have lenovo solution center 3.3.004 and it automatically was prompting for update to 3.4, when i try to update it shows an error "this version of the lenovo solution center can only be installed on select lenovo computers"

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i have already bought a newly used ideapad 700 not y700and it has 256 ssdone parition is called lenovo and does have 75 gigs of old windows and system files and don't know how was all of this formed but i need to delete all the files and leave only the backup files of lenovo. as u see in the images by order the folder is vms contains sp2013 folder contains sp2013.vhvx filewhen i open it it opens a new virtual parition called sys which contains old sys files and backup files which i don't know where exactlyiam sorry for the dark side of the images the cover if the ipad doesn't fit which made images so stupid  ???? 

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It was my 6th and last Lenovo laptop ever. I'm professional engineer since 1997 and I know how to work on hardware. 1. After 1 month of usage Lower Case was broken when I just touched it.2. After 4 month of usage Display's mounts were completely destroyed. When I opened the case I found that Lower Case plastic was made of **bleep**. It was very easy to break this "plastic" just when touching by a finger.3. After 10 month I got a few drops of rain over the keyboard. I dried it with fan (for 24 hrs). But it doesn't help me. Now I use external keyboard. btw on lenovo ideapad 510-15ikb it is not easy to replace a keyboard. The biggest problem -  live in Thailand, where technical support is very long and can't give you any guarantees. Conclusion: I have almost new laptop (less than 1 year old) which is absolutely in troubles. And (once again) this is not my first laptop, but I never ever had anything even close to this. I still like Lenovo's design, but it seems like they choose a wrong OEM.I will never buy any Lenovo devices again and I will tell about it to as many people as I can.  I'm not looking for support, I just want Lenovo people to know that they do wrong business now. This is not good to be so greedy.

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I now have the following Lenovo UTILITY software on my computer: ONE-KEY OPTIMIZERLENOVO SYSTEM UPDATELENOVO COMPANIONLENOVO SETTINGSLENOVO SOLUTION CENTREMy question is: I notice that some of the features of each utilility are duplicated in another utilility listed above. Does anyone know through their own experience, which of the above can be uninstalled and still have all the useful functions or features? PS This isn't a final exam question

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I now have the following Lenovo UTILITY software on my computer: ONE-KEY OPTIMIZERLENOVO SYSTEM UPDATELENOVO COMPANIONLENOVO SETTINGSLENOVO SOLUTION CENTREMy question is: I notice that some of the features of each utilility are duplicated in another utilility listed above. Does anyone know through their own experience, which of the above can be uninstalled and still have all the useful functions or features? PS This isn't a final exam question 

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My laptop started giving various BSODs during normal use, so I decided to reinstall Windows 10, but every time the installer either hangs or gives me a BSOD, with codes such as DPC_WATCHDOG_VIOLATION and BAD_OBJECT_HEADER. I tried installing Win10 on another PC and then moving the hard drive over, but I can't get to the desktop either because it also gives me a BSOD. I am now trying to get Windows 7 working, but I cannot install drivers without getting into Safe Mode, because every time I try to install a driver, either through Device Manager or the provided setup, the setup hangs and does not complete, and the system gets extremely sluggish, not even being able to open up Task Manager or to Ctrl+Alt+Del. These hangs and extreme slowdowns also show up at random times as well. The only driver I couldn't get to install in Safe Mode was the SM Bus Controller driver, and trying to get it through Windows Update gave me the only BSOD I've gotten on the PC on Win7. I've performed numerous drive and memory checks, and also tried with different memory sticks and hard drives, but the problems persist. Has anyone experienced such a big problem? Any directions to include crash dump files would also help.

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Hello all.    Sorry if i sound computer illiterate, i hope you can help me figure this out. i recently purchased a Ideapad 520s-14IKB directly from Lenovo.   I just unpacked it, and with the first boot up I end up on a "FreeDOS" screen.   I've entered a new time and date and I end up at the C:\> prompt and have no idea what to do now.  I tried looking up this problem and from what I have gathered so far is that Windows isn't installed.   Now in the package there isn't any kind of USB stick (there is no disk drive) to load it up.    Help!   I was so excited to finally get a new computer and now I am stuck here. thanks in advance for the help


























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Hello i bought a ideapad 700,but there is a problem,it seems that my computer is slowing sometime,it depends of the moment,i can see in the task manager that the "disk" section goes to 100% and get stuck for about 2 min,i tested and it happened when i started google,i tried many things to repair this but it seems to still happens,i can send a Screenshot of the task manager at the moment where it works fine and when it works great and when it bugPS: seems that it's happening everytime i click something related to windows

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hithis my 1st time to buy lenovo laptop i am used to buy sony but its time to try some other brands so i will try lenovoi just order lenovo ideapad 520 i7 8550u , 1tb , 8gb , nvidia mx150 there other one but with 2tb and 16gb ram but it higher than my budget now  so my question can i upgrade the 8gb ram to 16gb in future as i know that 4gb soldering in the m.b and only 1 slot that have 4gb so can i change it to 16gb so i will have 20gb ram or i cant get more than 16gb ram in this laptop ? and the battery built in as i will use this laptop for my work for long hours so i the charger will be plugged in  will this effect the battery in any way ? 

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My father bought a Lenovo IdeaPad S10-3t. Does anyone know, if the Lenovo IdeaPad S10-3t, can be upgraded from Win 7 Starter, to Win 7 home basic or premium? Any thoughts would be appreciated.

Thanks

A:Lenovo IdeaPad S10-3t

The short answer is "yes".

Check out Jesse Andersen's site on the S10-3t. He's pretty much the expert on that machine.

The relevant section for you is Lenovo S10-3T: Windows 7 Starter vs Home Basic vs Home Premium vs Professional vs Enterprise vs Ultimate

I'm thinking about getting one of these, myself.

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My  laptop is nearly 8 months old but there is a screen light flickering issue detected... How to solve it?

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I was wondering if it would be possible to get my laptop sent to lenovo so they could install a radeon graphics card inside it as its only got an amd a10-9600p APU and i find that the graphics performance just isn't good enough, if yes how much would it cost? 

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Im interrested to know do all ideapad 700 models have m.2 slot for future ssd upgrade, especially model80RU00ACSC (Intel® Core? i5-6300HQ (6M Cache, up to 3.20 GHz),8GB (2*4GB),1TB/5400RPM,15.6 FHD IPS AG(SLIM),Nvidia GTX950M-4G,DOS,No ODD,INTEL 3165 1X1 AC+BT4.0,1g)  well in my country (Croatia) is that model number.  Can someone pls send me Hardware Maintance Manual for that particular model?

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Hello, I have the latest windows 10 updates installed. but one day my laptop started to lag. because I usually watch movie and listen to music with my laptop, it ruins my experience of watching and listening. I thought it was because of heavy applications so I used the fresh start tool. and it removed most of my applications and the windows worked properly without any lags until I decided to restart it and again the lags came back. now that I don't have any applications or games that can possibly fill the memory or the CPU, I don't know where the lag comes from. so i'm open to suggestions.thank you

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hello i have this laptop i replaced it with an ssd kingston 120gb and the battery drains 50% faster or even more what can i do?,thanks!!

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I WANNA Ply some MOBA (Dota2 ,LoL,Heroes of NEWERTH )game by using this laptop but the main key QWER didn't function in games how i solve it?Any professional laptop user know it?

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I just got the lenovo ideapad 700 and I have noticed it repeatedely gets hanged once or twice per day. I dont know why or how this is happening but it has become a regular occurence much to my annoyance. How should I solve this issue?

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HalloLenovo Ideapad 320 für 2 Wochen in Deutschland hergestellt, bei Shinobee, Versand durch Amazon.Fehler -1 Vorinstaliertes GDATA kann nicht aktiviert werden Unterstützung von GDATA kann auch nicht helfen Fehler -2 DVD laufwerk wird nicht bekannt, Vorinstalliertes Windows 10 PRO, Treiber deinstalliert Windows neu gestartetFehler -3 der Treiber wurde nicht richtig geladen, 4 mal Windows neu aufgespieltFehler-4 Netzbetrieb wird nicht geladen, bleibt bei 95% stehen.Zu meiner Person, ich lebe auf den Philippinen, das Gerät war von einem Kollege aus Deutschland mit ihr, aber internationale Garantie auf den Philippinen sind alle IT Spezialisten die 2Tage am Computer hat das folgende Problem ist das Paket von den Philippinen nach Deutschland und  von Deutschland zurück auf die Philippinen senden ist, die Zoll und auch die Post Mann kann das Paket nicht weiterleiten, weil das Paket mit dem Notebook mit nach Hause genommen wurdeLange Rede kurzer Sinn, ich hoffe, dass Sie wieder richtig laufen und wie

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Hi guys. I need help im getting bluescreen lately and this is what it saying on my bluescreen For more information about this issue and possible fixes, visit http://windows.com/stopcode if you call a support person, give them this info:Stop code: PFN LIST CORRUPT Help me guys im just new getting BLUESCREEN on my laptop Ideapad310 Sorry for my bad english.


























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I hope I am in the right place to post this. My laptop is 
B50-30 Laptop (Lenovo) - Type 80ES

Serial Number
Machine Type Model
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CB33413399
80ES32G

My problem is that I am a novice when it comes to things regarding my laptop. My question is, I bought a USB to download music from Youtube. I don't even know where my USB goes, let alone download music. Thanks in advance. If you can help can you keep it to plain words
 

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