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installing all drivers during clean install of Windows 7 on Lenovo X230T

Q: installing all drivers during clean install of Windows 7 on Lenovo X230T

Can someone explain how I should install all drivers relevant to the X230T laptop during a clean install of Windows 7 Ultimate 64? I am installing using USB stick with Rufus boot format. However, not sure if the drivers should be gathered and collected prior to the install or should I just navigate to Lenovo update driver page when new install is complete? Not even sure if I can navigate to this page when installation has completed, so reason for asking since never done before. thanks

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Preferred Solution: installing all drivers during clean install of Windows 7 on Lenovo X230T

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.)


I have downloaded my driver files and burned them to a cd. Now, is there any particular order I need to install them?

A:Installing Drivers after clean install of Windows 7

Hi Welcome to Seven Forums .. You should first run Windows Updates as that should Install most of your Drivers .. Then any that are missing can be got from the Dell Website .. As for order this is what Dell recommends ..

Dell - Windows driver install order for desktops and laptops

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Hey guys, im new to these forums, so i dont know if im posting this in the right section, but anyways i want to do a clean install of my windows 7 home premium 64bit, i have a dell inspiron laptop, not sure what model number, but i think its a N117, or something like that, anyways i just got it like a couple of months ago of this year

So my question is could i install the drivers from windows update? i do have the driver disc that came with it, but its very confusing and not very straightforward, i had to select each and every drive but i dont know which one is the right one, i wish it was how it was with mac bootcamp how you just pop in you mac installation disc and click next and begin to install, by the way i did this twice now and it feels like my computer is slower than when i first got it, and it could be the dell drivers

So is there anyway to do this, i know you have to have internet for windows update to work but is there anyway other to do this?

Also i know that some computers already have the drivers install when you reformat and do a clean install, im pretty sure im doing the install correctly, i always go to custom advanced and reformat, unless that not correct then please correct me if im wrong

A:installing drivers after clean install of windows 7


To have Windows install important updates as they become available, turn on automatic updating. Click on the URL mentioned for reference: </SPAN>http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Turn-automatic-updating-on-or-off

I would suggest you to install the drivers from the driver disc or you can even go to the URL mentioned for driver’s installation: http://www.dell.com/support/drivers/us/en/19/DriversHome/NeedProductSelection

For windows 7 installation, you can refer to the URL which will guide you with the snapshots:

Back up your files before you begin reinstalling Windows 7 if possible, even if you're reinstalling Windows 7 on a hard disk partition, and you have personal files on a separate partition. For example, if you have encrypted files, you might not be able to access them after reinstalling Windows. A custom installation replaces the current version of Windows 7and all personal files.

Hope this helps.

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I managed a clean install yesterday on my wife's "Dell Inspiron E1405"
OS "Windows Xp media Center Edition 2005"
Service tag # 3MBL7C1

The issue I am having is with driver install from the dell's website.
I have already downloaded the correct chipset drivers (I believe :\)
and the notebook software driver) I have also downloaded a modem driver
for it, it gave a local area connection incon in my desktop toolbar, however, before
the clean install, I had a wireless card and was connected through that.

My pressing concerns now are
Which driver downloads do I need exactly,
and can someone help me with getting my wireless driver (correct one) back.
I am restoring this for my wife, who was more than happy (thanks to you folks)
that I was able to get this thing from the blue screen of death.
I'm almost there, please someone help me with the final steps.

feel free to pm me, since I will be on all day today,
side note ( when in hardware manager, I cannot tell which driver I require for the wireless card because there is no device listed,
however I was connected through it before the clean install.

A:Help installing drivers after clean install.

I have some yellow question marks under "Other devices" on device manager

? Audio device on high definition audio bus.
? base system device
? base system device
? base system device
? modem device on high definition audio bus
? network controler

it say no drivers are instlled for this device under the following:

under system devices - Direct memory access controller
numeric data -processor
programmable interrupt controller
and four system board
system speaker,
system timer

I believe that seems to be all, but again this is my first time doing this...
any help would be greatly appreciated...

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Hey all. Ok, firstly I have no disks for this pc, and so far it has taken me the best part of a day to download and troubleshoot a ton of problems, in order to work out how to get XP installed back onto this desktop. Which I have now managed to achieve successfully. But now I am stuck on installing drivers.

I used an application called 'Double Driver' to back up all my drivers from my previous installation, and was hoping this would save me hours of collecting and installing each driver individually (wishful thinking). But I don't think it works like that with the motherboard, and perhaps not for other drivers either, as I seem to have some drivers which don't work (I'm thinking I should have installed the mobo drivers first?).

Anyway, here is what DxDiag threw up..

Operating System: Windows XP Home Edition (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 2 (2600.xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: FUJITSU SIEMENS
System Model: P5GD1-FM
BIOS: BIOS Date: 08/22/05 11:02:52 Ver: 08.00.10
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.40GHz (2 CPUs)
Memory: 1024MB RAM
Page File: 615MB used, 1846MB available

I then googled P5GD1-FM drivers and found a couple of files which I had no idea how to use. So upon further googling, I found some info which said I needed to put the ROM file on a floppy drive (which my pc does not have), so I tried a usb stick and then pressed... Read more

A:I need help installing drivers after a clean install of XP

Welcome to PCHF Mandigo.

You should never use a third party site to look for drivers you should use the systems manufacture if a pre built system (Gateway/Dell/ETC) or the Hardware's site to get the proper drivers.

Pre Built post the make and model of the system.

DIY go to http://www.astra32.com/download.htm and download the portable file this way there is nothing to install and run the file from a USB Drive or CD.
Click on the Drivers Icon on top and post screen shots if you need any help.

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I did a clean install of windows 7 home edition 64bit, now I have no internet due to drivers not being present.

The problem is I do not know which drivers i need to download (from my other laptop) in order to solve the problem.

after i complete troubleshooting the following problems are found:

standard vga graphics adapter has a driver problem
coprocesssor doesn't have a driver
network controller doesn't have a driver

please help...


A:Clean W7 install, no internet, drivers not installing

Hi there.

Just a few questions to know more about your system;

1. Bought it with a brand? Acer, HP, lenovo, etc. If so, you can actually visit their website with your brand and model and look for the correct drivers to install.

2. If not, will need you to go into device manager, right click each of those devices showing exclamation marks, choose properties, choose the details tab and select hardware ID. Then paste it here on your next reply.

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I looked through installation guides for the recommended installation order for drivers after a clean Windows 8 installation from Windows 8 disc. I also spoke to Tech Support but keep getting conflicting advice so I thought I would try posting here.
The question I have is regarding the Intel Chipset drivers. I know that they must be installed first before any other drivers. The confusion I have is regarding the Intel AMT HECI drivers (Intel Management Engine Interface) which are also listed as Chipset drivers.
Previous Support Technicians have always said that the Intel AMT HECI drivers installation order is not important so can be installed anytime. They always say Intel Chipset software must be done first though.
On Dells site there is a driver order installation guide which shows HECI drivers way down on the installation order too.
The other day I was speaking to a guy over the phone on tech support who told me that you should install the Intel Chipset software, then the HECI drivers next!!
The reason I ask is I did a clean Windows 8 installation only last week. I installed the Intel Chipset software first and I have installed other drivers including Graphics and Wireless Network drivers. My HECI drivers were installed later. Will this cause me problems or will it be OK?
Any advice would be appreciated.
Thanks very much in advance.

A:Installing drivers in the correct order after clean Install

There is no order for installing drivers, unless specified, for instance, when you're downloading a driver, you might find a notification that says, "pls install driver xxxxxx before this one".
The reason that it is common to install the main chipset first, is so as to get proper access to peripherals like USB ports, wifi cards, etc, but it truly makes no difference which order you do them.

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I am having an issue where when I try to install the nVidia drivers for my gtx 570 the system crashes.

I get a DPC_watchdog_violation

Fresh install of 8.1 pro with all latest updates except graphics drivers from wupdate i had them disabled.
No additional programs except chrome have been installed.
memTest with 5-7 pass's on all 3 sticks return no problems.
Tested power supply with no issues.
No HDD failures of any kind.
Nothing has been added or removed from the system.

I have not OC'd the PC, or adjusted any bios settings that would cause this issue. This was originally a nvidia kernel crash, with display recover which started last week on Win 7 Pro. I thought I deleted something during a cleanup of the HDD's and did a Diver Sweeper uninstall of the driver then re-installed. Same issue, kernel crash and display recovered, it progressively got worse doing it repeatedly over the course of a few minutes even when a UI window was open from windows or any app, and the system would BSOD. I ended up formatting and installing Win 8.1 Pro, and the moment I install the latest nVidia drivers from their site, my display with turn off then try to come back (as normal when driver install flickers the screen) but it will BSOD.

I fear this could be a GPU failure which isn't the end of the world but sucks.

So I decided to test out swapping GPU's I removed the GTX 570 and put in a 9800gtx and downloaded the latest drivers for that model and installed. It works, it installed ... Read more

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How do manufactures install the drivers before the Windows 7 Start up and before you create your account and everything? Because I fix computer for people and when I usually reinstall Windows for them, I have to set up the account to install the needed drivers for their computer. How could I install the before the account creation so that they can set up their own account by themselves?

A:Installing drivers before clean OEM Windows 7 Start Up?

Have a look at this tutorial especially from phase 2 on.

Windows 7 Installation - Prepare PC to be Sold


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I purchased a Toshiba Satellite C50 loaded with windows 8 but want to revert to windows 7.

I have downloaded the necessary drivers and have mounted the .exe files onto a USB pen for installation.

Before I proceed to wipe windows 8 I'd like to know - if I install 7, will my trackpad stop functioning?

If so, how do I install the relevant drivers from the USB pen?

Thanks, John

A:Clean install of windows 7 - how to install drivers from USB memory stick?

99.9% sure that W7 will identify the trackpad and install it. You just run the exe's using file explorer or Start >Run then browse. You may decide to leave the laptop as the W7 install left it but you should check Device Manager to ensure there are no unrecognised devices

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I have an HP laptop, and it will not boot up.

Have tried safe mode, repair, everything. But no go.

So right now I am reinstalling W7 from the original CDs.

After I get that done, I have the drivers CD. So, my question is what is involved in doing that installation?

A:Clean install of Windows 7 and drivers

Hi Johnneeo. I have an HP driver DVD for my laptop and it is just a matter of popping it into the optical drive and running setup. I usually like to choose the drivers and install them one by one from the DVD. You can run the driver installation automatically, but then you may also get something like MacAfee AV installed as well.

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Hello, I've just installed official windows 10 on my lenovo 730 and cand find any drivers for the touchpad and fingerprint scaner (original driver won't work).Can anybody help me to fiz this problem?

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I just purchased a Lenovo Z50-70 and want to remove the bloatware and perform a clean install. I was able to retrieve the product key using a key finder software but can't figure out how to go about performing this clean install.

I've downloaded a windows 8.1 ISO and put it on both a DVD and a USB flash drive and trying booting to both but I keep getting some message about cable being disconnected and it doesn't seem to process through.

The version of windows 8.1 is OEM 64-bit.

Also, I'm looking to upgrade to Windows 10 when it's available and I hear that it will be a free upgrade for at least a year, if not more. So, I'd like to make sure whatever I do now allows me to make the upgrade in the future.

Any help you guys can provide would be great!!!

A:Clean install of windows 8.1 on new Lenovo Z50-70

Is it talking about the USB cable, look at page 5 in your manual or Google this in your browser:
]G Z 40 50 series UG EN - Lenovo

This is the procedure for a clean install:
Clean Install - Windows 8

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Well i need some help with a clean install and because this is my first time doing a clean install. For this i want to keep the onekey button function and the hidden partition for the factory reset.But my problem is that there is a lot of partitions so i dont know which partitions should i delete to keep the onekey recovery function.

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I have bought a Lenovo Z50-75 with AMD processor and AMD graphics and a 1TB HDD, but have found to it to be extremely slow and have decided to put in a new SSD and do fresh install of Windows. I am very disappointed with the speed of this thing. (1) Since, the machine did not come with any recovery disk how do I reinstall windows 10 on an empty SSD put into it?(2) I would prefer that I not have to deal with Bloatware and crapware to get better performance, how do I make sure that I don't end up with it again?(3) This machine certainly has the windows 10 product key stored inside the hardware which should be picked up by the installer. However, if I decide that I don't want this Windows 10 rather I want Windows 7 or less likely Windows 8, what shall be the procedure then? I am including Windows 7 and 8 here too since I may decide to change to them on this extra laptop of mine and make sure that it never makes me update to Windows 10.

A:Clean install of windows on SSD for Lenovo Z50-75

(1) Since, the machine did not come with any recovery disk how do I reinstall windows 10 on an empty SSD put into it?Comment: Use the Novo button to access the recovery menu to restore the unit to factory condition or if you have your own backup image you can use it. Read the manual.(2) I would prefer that I not have to deal with Bloatware and crapware to get better performance, how do I make sure that I don't end up with it again?Comment: You can clean install. However, you will removing the Lenovo recovery feature forever.(3) This machine certainly has the windows 10 product key stored inside the hardware which should be picked up by the installer. However, if I decide that I don't want this Windows 10 rather I want Windows 7 or less likely Windows 8, what shall be the procedure then?Comment: It will be the same procedure. Just see to it that you have the necessary drivers for whatever version you decide. Expect some surprises since the unit is supposed to be made and tested for Win 10.

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Hello everyone,
I bought an acer 756-2808 netbook last year with windows 7 from Amazon. This netbook came with a "upgrade to Windows 8 for just $15.99" special deal by Microsoft for computers purchased between June 2012 and Jan 31. 2013. So, I did the upgrade when it was released.

Sadly, I probably only used netbook for a month or two because the LED screen cracked. They are pretty fragile.
Since I'm on winter break from college- I decided to do something productive and bring this thing back from the grave.
Thus far, I replaced the screen ($50 off ebay) and replaced it myself. Wasn't too bad at all.
Then, I upgraded to 8GB ram. This thing flies!

I downloaded 'produkey' from nirisoft.net, because I can't find the product key anywhere for the life of me.
So, now I have the product key for the current windows 8 installed. Will this upgrade product key work for a clean install?

Moving on, I ordered a Samsung 840 Pro 128 GB which should be arriving in a few days.
Finally, I want to do a clean install of Windows 8.1 using a Windows 8 Product key. Is this possible?
The original HDD on this netbook has nothing on it, so I don't really have to back anything up either (like I said I barely used it for two months before the screen cracked!)

I did some searches and found this link:

So if the above step is correct.
Do I:
1.) Get the ISO on the USB following the steps mentioned in the link above.
2.) Take out old HDD a... Read more

A:Clean install of Windows 8.1 when installing a new SSD

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Take a look at those posts for more info.

Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 ISO - Download or Create

How to download Windows 8.1 ISO with a Windows 8 key.
How to download the Windows 8.1 ISO

Activate retail Windows 8.1 with Windows 8 Product key.

4 to 6

To clean install:
1) Clean the HD Drive, using Step one in this tutorial:
SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation - Windows 7 Help Forums
2a) Clean install with the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disk.

2b) Clean Install - Windows 8

2c) UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 8 with

For USB:

USB Windows 7 Installation Key Drive - Create - Windows 7 Help Forums

UEFI Bootable USB Flash Drive - Create in Windows

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I brought an old computer home (Dell Dimension 9150) from work for my 11 year-old son. I did a clean install of Windows XP, but now I have no drivers and no ability to connect to the internet to download them. I am not sure what to do at this point. I went to the Dell website and tried to download the drivers onto a CD, but even that isn't working. I'm sure there must be a way to at least get my internet back so I can download the drivers, but I cannot figure it out. Any advice would be greatly appreciated!

A:Clean install of windows xp resulted in no drivers

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How's it going?
I'm planning on doing a clean install of windows 7 via flash drive on my Inspiron 570. (Using Iso image from Digital River)
I've done the clean install before with no problem but ran into trouble installing internet  and other drivers
I wanted to  know if anyone could tell me the correct way and order to install the drivers, I need to get internet access after clean install
I've downloaded the LAN Driver from here. https://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?lang=eng&DwnldID=18795
I've also downloaded Modem, Audio, Chipset, Serial ATA, Video drivers from here http://www.dell.com/support/drivers/us/en/04/product/inspiron-570
I've also downloaded the network drivers from the the Dell website but they didn't work for me last time, read up on the here as well. http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/desktop/f/3514/t/19458386.aspx
I'm trying to be as detailed as possible because i'm new to the technical aspect of computers
Also, are there any Windows 7 drivers I will need?

A:DRIVERS HELP. Going to clean Install Windows 7. Inspiron 570

I think the logical way to do this is install in sequence :
Chipset drivers
There is the possibility that Windows might ask for the SATA drivers either before or during the Windows install.
Given that you say that you have had a problem with the network I would get hold of a copy of 'Speccy' from here
A very useful utility which will tell - as well as far more information that you won't need at the time ! - exactly what hardware you have built into your computer. Armed with the knowledge of exactly what LAN and WLAN hardware you have, finding the correct drivers becomes much easier. One other tip - Dells very often come with a barcode on them somewhere. If you type the number off the barcode into Dell's support page you will get taken directly to a page where all your drivers are available.
Chris Cosgrove

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Hello there, I recently did a clean install of Windows 8.1 on my Lenovo G50-45 and I'm wondering which drivers I need to install and how I can access them? When viewing my Device Manager, the 4 yellow exclamation errors I'm seeing are for the following:1. Network Controller2. PCI Encryption/Decryption Controller3. Unknown device4. USB2.0-CRW Since it was a clean install, I'm wondering if there are drivers I may need in addition to the ones shown in the Device Manager. For example, when I push the brightening/dimming function on the keyboard, nothing happens. The volume function works, but I have no tried playing music or listening to anything to test it.  I tried searching for the drivers on the Lenovo site, but may have the incorrect Serial number, as no results come up. I purchased the laptop from a previous user, so they may have attached the incorrect Serial number.  Any help would be appreciated so I can set up my laptop.  Thank you!Keith

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I just did a clean install of windows 10 on an hp Pavilion dv6000 rg274ua#aba (amd turion 64 x2, 4gb ram) had a complete hard drive failure so installed a new drive. No recovery media avalible. I need drivers for the graphics card and wireless device. The info from the details tap for the graphics card isPCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0244&SUBSYS_30B7103C&REV_A2PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0244&SUBSYS_30B7103CPCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0244&CC_030000PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0244&CC_0300 any help would be greatly appriciated. 

A:doing a clean install of windows 10, need drivers for video ...

Hi: For the graphics, download and run this driver.  You will most likely get an unsupported operating system error. Close out of any error windows. This package contains the NIVDIA VGA display driver for the NVIDIA GeForce Go Graphics in the supported notebook models and operating system. http://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp35501-36000/sp35686.exe Then go to the device manager, click to expand the display adapters device manager category. Click on the Microsoft Basic Display Adapter. Click on the driver tab.  Click on Update Driver.  Select the Browse my computer for driver software option and browse to the driver folder that was created when you ran the file. That folder will be located in C:\SWSetup\sp35686. Make sure the Include Subfolders box is checked and the driver should install. Then restart the PC. Wireless: There is no W10 driver for the model wlan card your notebook has. The only suggestion I can offer would be to try the W7 driver... This package contains the Broadcom Wireless LAN Drivers that are required to enable the integrated Broadcom Wireless LAN Adapter in supported notebook models that are running a supported operating system. http://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp49501-50000/sp49541.exe  

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I have an older model Pavilion laptop that was working just fine until I had problems with windows 10 anniversary update and had to do a clean install back to windows 7 after replacing the hard drive.  I need all the drivers, but can't locate on HP website as it does not recognize my laptop model number.  Can someone give me a hand.  Thanks

A:Help finding drivers after windows 7 clean install

@SigInt? Are you sure it isn't a DV5??? Look here. http://support.hp.com/us-en/drivers/selfservice/HP-Pavilion-dv5-Entertainment-Notebook-PC-series/374... REO

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I had to do a clean install of windows 8.1 in order fix a corrupted system.  However inspection of the hardware manager showed several component that are not functioning properly, those with yellow exclamation points. Windows can't find them when I try to update the drivers. The HP support assistant finds all drivers up todate. Does anyone know how I can locate them?   

A:missing drivers after clean install of windows 8.1

Hi, Please try Intel Management Engine Interface Driver         ftp://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp68001-68500/sp68479.exe or older        http://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp63501-64000/sp63889.exe Regards.   

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How do I perform a clean re-install of Windows 7 which would completely remove motherboard drivers on the system? This is my very first self-build and I have some system instability as some motherboard drivers failed to install correctly. For example, despite having installed an audio hd driver, the audio GUI kept turning on and off by itself and so I've had to disable it. It's properties in Device Manager says it is not working properly because it has a problem.

My usual way of re-installing Windows 7 is as follows -

Custom (advanced) → Choose drive partition to completely erase (primary) → Drive Options (advanced) → Format → OK → Choose Disk 0 Partition (unallocated space) → Next → Installing Windows.

This method always leaves the motherboard drivers intact and I need to get rid of them and start afresh. My new build specs is -

Motherboard: ASUS B85M-G
Processor: Intel Core i5 4570 3.2GHz (s1150)
RAM: Corsair Vengeance 1600 XMP 2 x 4GB


A:Clean re-install of Windows 7 and motherboard drivers

Well; the way I know to do this is first to do a complete format of the drive you want to re install windows on. Doing a format should completely erase any and all drivers so that you can do a complete reinstall of windows. Try giving this a shot and see what happens. Report back if it does not do anything and we can try and go from there. I did notice you said that formatting the drive still leaves the motherboard drivers still in tact. however, when you format; make sure you do not just a minimal format but a complete format.

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I need to do a clean install of Windows 10 on my girlfriends Lenovo Yoga 2. I noticed there are five different partitions on her computer...have no idea what is going on here. Should I use Parted Magic and just Secure Erase the SSD and then proceed on with the Windows 10 installation?  

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I performed a clean install of windows 10 (pro) on my y50, installed all drivers but the lenovo utility app lenovo provides for windows 10 doesn't start after installing.This is a very important application for me and without it i'd probably roll back to windows 8.1 so any help is greatly appreciated.


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A:Windows 10 clean install and lenovo utility

I'm having the exact same issue here with the Y50 4K. Did you upgrade using the Windows 10 upgrade tool? or did you get the official automatic update? Because in my case I waited a couple of days and I didn't receive the update so I decided to use the upgrade tool and did a clean install. But now the interface seems laggy but it runs just fine on my 5 year old laptop that I upgraded through the automatic upgrade.... I'm starting to think that I shouldn't have upgraded manually because it doesn't make sense that my 5 year old laptop runs smoother than my Y50.

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I've searched HP's support site, but I don't see any drivers for any OS available for my model, the Pavilion g6-1d21dx. I did a clean install of Windows 10, but the Wi-Fi button doesn't work. Apparently there is a driver called HP Wireless Button Driver that I need to install. When I do a Google search for it, there is a link to an HP download page, but the link appears to be dead. Is HP not allowing us to download drivers anymore? This is frustrating, because getting drivers should be simple and easy. Can someone please tell me where I can get this and any other drivers I might need after doing a clean install of Windows 10? Thank you.

A:Drivers needed after Windows 10 clean install on Pavilion g6...

Hi, No, it is still alive:          http://h20564.www2.hp.com/hpsc/swd/public/detail?swItemId=ob_123643_1 Regards.

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Just bought a new Dell Inspiron i5559-3349SLV with windows 10 pre-installed. I am planning on doing a clean install this weekend, but I'm not completely clear which drivers to download to complete the reinstall.

It has a 128GB SSD, so I know I need this driver. There is a newer and older version - does it matter which I use?

For the wifi drivers here (under network), there are two wifi options. How do I determine which driver is the right one? Also, for all the other drivers, do these need to be downloaded or will Windows 10 automatically download all of those again after the install?

Lastly, out of the drivers listed on Dell's driver reinstall guide, which are actually necessary?

Apologies for the noob questions. Thanks!

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         I did a clean install of Windows 7 Ultimate on my Gateway ID43A04c laptop and can't find anywhere that allows me to get the network adapter drivers. I have a copy of all of the drivers on my main desktop but when put them in my Drivers and Driver Store folders  have to re-install Windows again. I have the Adapter ID if you can help me find the drivers and would like any and all help finding the correct drivers. 

A:Windows 7 Clean Install Can't Find Network Drivers

In Device Manager right click the Network Adapter. It should have an exclamation mark next to it. Select Properties. Under the Details tab select Hardware ID's in the drop-down box. Paste the results in your next post.

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I went to my motherboard manufacturer's website and downloaded all of the drivers on my laptop:
I transferred them to my desktop and installed them on my desktop, but I still don't have internet connection. It keeps telling me to "install a driver for your network adapter" and "windows could not find a driver for your network adapter." I am not sure how to solve this, anyone have the solution?

A:Windows 7 clean install after SSD failure, missing a lot of drivers

Is there a Network adapter in Device Manager with a yellow exclamation mark? Right click and select Properties. Under the Details tab select hardware Ids in the dropdown box. Copy and Paste the first line into your next post.
Are you connecting via Wifi or Ethernet?
Edit: Is Windows 7 at SP1?

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Hello, I plan to buy a used genuine copy of Windows 7 with the product key.

I thing is, I read this article about how I won't be able to go online with my modem after a new install:

The myth of driver backups | PCWorld
Basically when I do a fresh install of Windows 7, I will not be able to connect online to update my drivers for my ethernet & display & Windows will not recognize the drivers from a USB stick without an installer either!?

I will have to manually download them from the manufacturers site, but my PC is used & had a lot of off shelf upgrades, it isn't a HP/Dell/Acer PC to just get the driver installer from their website.

How would I know what to download & where?

A:Windows 7 won't go online & won't download drivers after clean install

Yes, just download the drivers installer before reformatting and you'll be able to install those.

This tutorial helps in determining your exact hardware: Speccy - Advanced System Information Tool

Look at the model of the network card, motherboard, chipset, video card, wifi adapter, or any other thing you might have. Then with the manufacturers/models, just google those and download them from each individual website.

The HP/Dell/Ace/whatever brand is just a commercial name. They only take ready parts from the hardware manufacturers, assemble it, infect with crapware and relabel it before selling, but that's all. The drivers themselves will never come from them, directly.

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I've had my Lenovo Y570 for some time now and lately decided to a clean install and update all drivers and everything. I got an ISO copy of Windows 7 HP and was planning on using the serial on the back. I created my bootable DVD and when I got into installation it told me that since it was (OEM reserved) I couldn't install on this drive. I searched around for some time and I formatted my HDD and cleaned it using diskpart. I went on to try and install and I got the error "Setup was unable to create a new system partition". I searched around some more and I tried to re-partition from diskpart and still getting the same error.

I currently can't boot into Windows since I formatted the drive. And the only thing I have at my disposal is the Windows 7 DVD I created.

Any help would be immensely appreciated, I've been going at this since yesterday and still nothing.
Thank you.

PS. Yes I've already posted this in the Lenovo forum but I'm really desperate for help since my entire university and gaming life depends on that laptop.
Thank you (again).

A:Lenovo Y570 Windows 7 Clean Install Errors

Sorry to bother but I found my answer here Setup was unable to create a new system partition
Thank you again.

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Hello, I have decided to do a clean install of Windows 10 Professional (x64) on my Lenovo X1 Yoga (20FQ). I'm currently pulling my hair out trying to install Windows 10 in UEFI mode, I want to do this so I can use the full functionality of the TPM chip and bitlocker. No matter what I do I have not been able to install Windows 10 Professional (x64) in UEFI mode, I've only been able to install it in legacy mode. I've tried multiple configurations of the BIOS in terms of disabling Legacy/enable UEFI OS to boot but when I put the BIOS in UEFI only mode the Windows 10 Professional (x64) USB key (that I've created using the .iso downloaded with the Microsoft Download Tool), the machine refuses to boot from the USB key or the PCIe-NVMe when in UEFI Only mode. Can someone point me to a guide for installing Windows in UEFI mode?

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Hello, I've just bought a new Lenovo yoga 730 15 with Intel Core i7 8550U and want to clean install Windows 7. Just can't get id done. I've loaded Win 7 to usb drive, it boots up, but won't see the drive because the "nvme driver cannot be found". Well, i cant find that driver anywhere either. Any solutions?

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Hello,I have a lenovo Y510P and i have kept the original windows for about 3-4 years and i had a lenovo drive that is my 24gb ssd drive and everything was ok.Today i decided to do a clean install of windows and i had to change the hard drive from gbt to mbr so i had to format the entire thing to be able to install windows 10 after i cleaned and formated the hard drive i couldn't find the 24gb ssd drive at all even after i installed windows and checked disk managment and EaseUS software but nothing i only get the 1 TB hard drive but not the ssd, How can i get the SSD drive back?

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I've just registered into this forum, i hope there would be someone who can solve my problem, thanks before

My device:
Laptop Asus G73SW
Core i7
2x1TB drive
UEFI support (but still with old bios interface)

Media & method used:
8GB usb drive
Media creation tiol
Windows 10 ISO (from any resources)
Windows 10 Insider Preview ISO
Windows 10 ISO from ESD convert

These days i was trying to do a clean windows 10 install via usb disk, but dunno why i'm always stuck at "Installing Updates" section. There's no light indicator flashing on hdd/fdd

I already tried so many method, like installing on legacy mode, uefi mode, removing my 2nd hard drive, creating bootable drive with ntfs/fat32, downloading iso from another resources, using media creation tool, etc.

BUT NO LUCK, i don't want to go back to win7 to get windows 10
I hope if there's someone who can solve my problem, thanks before


A:Windows 10 clean install stuck installing updates

Unplug your computer from any ethernet network connections and disconnect from your WiFi. Do not enter a WiFi password or connect to WiFi if asked during the install. And yes, keep all extra hard drives disconnected until you get it installed on the hard drive/SSD you want Windows 10 on. After it is all installed and stable with a local user account that you create, then you can connect everything else to the computer, connect to ethernet network if you have a wired network, connect to WiFi, and if you want to convert the local user account created to a Microsoft account login.

If you have problems with it activating right away after you connect to the internet, open a Command Prompt (Admin) and run:
slmgr /ato

in the command prompt Window. That will trigger an online automatic activation.

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Prior to reformatting, I scanned the laptop with several tools and it picked up some malwares, most of them were adwares that Superantispyware detected. Thus, I performed a low level format using diskpart command "clean all" with a system recovery cd provided by a manufacturer from another laptop brand and as soon as Windows 7 was finished installing, I noticed both the wireless and LAN network drivers were already preinstalled. Is this normal or am I still infected? I've never had drivers preinstalled after performing a low level format until now.
I also read that the bios or other parts could be infected but the probability of that happening is very slim.
Please help.

A:Network drivers preinstalled after clean Windows 7 install, am I infected?

PS: I forgot to mention the magnifying glass logo that replaced the bing search add ons in Internet Explorer browser. Whenever it is highlighted, a resemblance of a smiley face appears. I snipped the tools but I can seem to post the images here. If anyone knows a safe site to upload images please let me know so I can upload it.

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I am repairing a friends Pavilion dv6 laptop were the Toshiba hard drive had completely failed - even the Recovery partition was unreadable. I have installed a new WD Black hard drive and loaded Windows 7 Home Premium using my own OEM disc and the Product Key provided with the laptop. Activation was successful. My problem is that generic  Drivers have been loaded for all the major hardware such as display, sound system, graphics etc and I want to "upgrade" to the specific manufacturer's drivers. I have looked up Pavilion dv6-3139tx on the HP drivers download but as I am unsure of exactly the hardware I have installed it is difficult to know which driver may be suitable and in the instance of the graphics where I downloaded the specified Intel HD Graphics driver I got an error message when loading saying that "This computer does not meet the minimum requirements for installing the software". If I run the Intel Driver Update Utility it reports that "No drivers were detected for your product" My question is how can I identify the precise hardware present in this laptop so that I can then find and install the correct driver? The Product number of this laptop is XV832PA#ABG and the Serial number is CNF0398HQL Any help on finding the correct drivers would be appreciated Thanks

A:Windows 7 Clean Install - Can't find correct drivers or iden...

@coylum? These are your drivers. http://support.hp.com/us-en/drivers/selfservice/HP-Pavilion-dv6-Entertainment-Notebook-PC-series/424... What you need to do is find the hardware ID's do a Google search with the ID then install the appropriate driver. http://www.wikihow.com/Find-Hardware-ID REO  

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Hello, Community! I'm about to do a clean install of Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-bit on a T530 (BIOS v2.68) with an SSD. My issue is I'm new to UEFI and have never done an install with UEFI. I suspect that my apporpriate install BIOS Setup should be:UEFI/Legacy Boot: UEFI OnlyCSM Support: YesDoes the T530 support a UEFI boot interface similar to pressing F1 and getting into BIOS? Then after I install Windows 7 then install all the T530 HW drivers, I should set the BIOS settings to:UEFI/Legacy Boot: BothUEFI/Legacy Boot Priority: UEFI FirstCSM Support: Yes Does my above configuration plan make sense? I have two requirements once Win7 is installed - first, I must be able to boot from an external USB when needed. Second I must be able to boot into either BIOS or some UEFI graphical interface (I see on this forum that when some people set UEFI they lose that ability).. Will my above plan achieve this for me? Thank you!

A:Clean Install of Windows 7 Pro on a Lenovo T530 with an SSD - UEFI Issue?

Hello and welcome,
I've moved your post to the T-series forum.
A couple of quick thoughts.  Others will probably have more suggest.
Boot your installer via the USB 2.0 ports.  Clean '7 won't have USB 3.0 drivers and the installer will fall over.
If booting the installer from a flash drive you'll have to modify the it for UEFI booting. Don't know about a DVD.
F12 will get you the boot menu and on current UEFI machines there will be a tab for BIOS access.  Not sure about the 530.
Depending on what you're going to be booting via USB in the future UEFI-only may be fine.  Doesn't really matter if you leave at "both" but occasionally something will boot in the "other" mode and produce unexpected results.  I'm inclined to leave it at whatever the OS install mode is and toggle as necessary - but whatever floats your boat.

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I am having problems doing a clean install of Windows 10 on my Lenovo Ideapad 100s-14IBR and need some expert help. Bios SettingsSecure Boot: DisabledBoot Priority: Legacy SupportBoot Priority: Legacy FirstUSB Boot:Enabled - Booting from USB with Windows 10 iso created using Rufus - "GPT partition scheme for UEFi " - Windows Setup comes up fine, When i choose "Install Now" i get to the "Where do you want to install windows?" and am getting the below error message which is preventing me from proceeding. Error:"Windows cannot be installed to this disk.  This computer's hardware may not support booting to this disk.  Ensure that the disk's controller is enabled in the computer's BIOS menu." Drive info is Drive 0 Unallocated Space - i deleted all partitions- i tried formating/deleting/creating new partitions with not success. Any help provided will be greatly appricated!  

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After doing a clean install of windows 10 on a new SSD Lenovo Service Bridge fails to let me download needed software from the levovo download site. LSB won't stay running and without it I can't  download the software. How do fix this to download the Lenovo Software? I have tried:-rebooting-reinstalling LSB (several times)-multiple browsers; Firefox, Chrome, Edge-starting LSB manually- ensuring that I am not using any proxies 

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M58 Desktop (ThinkCentre)SN: MJEXBRPModel:7244A39I performed a clean install of Windows 10 x64 on this older machine, was unable to locate 2 device drivers:PCI Serial Port:-PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2E17&SUBSYS_304717AA&REV_03-PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2E17&SUBSYS_304717AA-PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2E17&CC_070002-PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2E17&CC_0700PCI Simple Communications Controller-PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2E14&SUBSYS_304717AA&REV_03-PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2E14&SUBSYS_304717AA-PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2E14&CC_078000-PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2E14&CC_0780Windows updates cannot find the driver, unable to locate it using the ven and dev IDs, and last but not least I have also tried using Lenovo Service Bridge to no avail. If someone- anyone can help me locate the proper drivers to work on this machine running Windows 10 that would be great.

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I bought a laptop from Lenovo (E545) with Windows 7 Professional x64 pre-installed with A LOT of bloatware. So stupid me decided to format and do a clean installation.

Lenovo did not provide me with a recovery disk or a Windows disk so I downloaded the image from Microsoft's website and made a boot-able USB as per their instructions. I used Magical Jelly Bean Keyfinder to get the CD key and product ID information I needed.

After the installation, everything seemed fine for a few days. Then I got the "This copy of Windows is not genuine" error, along with the black desktop background. When trying to re-activate, I receive error 0xC004F063. When I click on more information, I'm informed: "The Software Licensing Service reported that the computer BIOS is missing a required license."

I was hoping someone can take a look at the diagnostic report below:

Diagnostic Report (1.9.0027.0):
Windows Validation Data-->

Validation Code: 50
Cached Online Validation Code: N/A, hr = 0xc004f012
Windows Product Key: *****-*****-MV8MH-98QJM-24367
Windows Product Key Hash: wgci5Gdejx4esg7++zTOe3LWF+4=
Windows Product ID: 00371-OEM-8992671-00437
Windows Product ID Type: 2
Windows License Type: OEM SLP
Windows OS version: 6.1.7601.2.00010100.1.0.048
ID: {C043F50C-456B-401C-81A6-84FA89F19C20}(1)
Is Admin: Yes
TestCab: 0x0
LegitcheckControl ActiveX: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
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I have an Acer 5715z notebook and going to upgrading it to Windows 7 and how do you install drivers to the computer once I load my new OS?

A:How do I install new drivers after installing Windows 7 7

There are several ways:

1) You have an Acer oem machine with vista, so there may or may not be win7 drivers available. Look up the acer support page for your model and download the win7 drivers if they are available. Of course this can be done after upgrading too.

2) If only vista drivers are available, you can use those but in addition you can locate generic drivers for well known devices such as Realtek high def audio (thats the sound card you have). Your machine has somewhat older hardware such as the 965 express onboard gfx, I think no drivers were released for this one after 2009, you can look up intel's support page for this.

3) Device drivers are also offered through windows update or just go to the device manager, right click on the device then click update. But windows database drivers may not be updated.

4) If you have the .exe file for the driver, just double click to install, if its zipped extract to a local folder first then run the setup file.

5) A nifty thing you can do is to backup existing installed drivers using a tool like Double driver. After upgrading to win7, you can restore any of he backed up drivers if no updated driver is available. Will save you some bandwidth if you're on a limited connection.

6) All installed drivers are saved in he location "C:\Windows\System32\DriverStore\FileRepository", so one can also backup this folder, then point the devices in device manager to it.

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I have been having problems with Windows 10 Home and after searching around I found that the best course of action would be to reinstall windows.
Having created a USB with the install on it I want to start, however I had my PC made and delivered to me with everything installed including my Graphics card drivers ect. I have the disk for it, and I understand how to reinstall windows but what I don't know is when I would Install the Graphics Card drivers and whether an External Disk Drive would work when completing this process?
I am nervous about reinstalling windows but I feel it is neccisary.

Thank you for reading, and help is appreciated.

A:When to install drivers when re-installing Windows 10

Originally Posted by benpatten

I have been having problems with Windows 10 Home and after searching around I found that the best course of action would be to reinstall windows.
Having created a USB with the install on it I want to start, however I had my PC made and delivered to me with everything installed including my Graphics card drivers ect. I have the disk for it, and I understand how to reinstall windows but what I don't know is when I would Install the Graphics Card drivers and whether an External Disk Drive would work when completing this process?
I am nervous about reinstalling windows but I feel it is neccisary.

Thank you for reading, and help is appreciated.

Welcome Ben to Ten Forums. You could make a backup of all your installed drivers 1st. Also makes a complete image backup of your Windows OS too before doing your re-install of Windows. If you choose the Repair Windows method Ben, then you will not lose any personal files or installed 3rd party programs. Only thing you might want to do is whatever 3rd party AV program you may be using is to remove it 1st before repairing your Windows 10. Here are some links Ben, and suggestions.

For making a backup for all your Windows Drivers:
Create a folder on your flash drive or any internal or external drive: Drivers
Open Admin command prompt and run: Dism /Online /Export-Driver /Destination:X:\Drivers
Replace X with the drive letter of your drive.
Or use the freeware: Driver ... Read more

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