Ideapad Y510P

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  1. octiceps

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    berrykerry789 Notebook Consultant

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    What I did was:
    Obtain a windows 8.1 disk.
    Use a generic windows 8.1 key to run the installer.
    Type in original key from the uefi bios into the activation wizard.
     
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    How were you able to disassemble the UEFI to get this key? Using RWE?
     
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    berrykerry789 Notebook Consultant

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    Garbuckle Notebook Consultant

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    If you get the correct ISO, you don't need a key. It should be found automatically.

    For example, here are the steps I used to switch to a 128GB M.2 as my OS drive:

    Check SSD:
    -right click start, Disk Management
    -check you have a disk 0 (8 or 24gb). This is the SSD
    -check Intel Smart Response, open from toolbar (if exists)
    -if you have an "Accelerate" button, click 'disable"
    -Expresscache: go to control panel, and uninstall from programs

    Hardware:
    -shut down and remove battery, back
    -remove old SSD and replace
    -reboot and go to Disk Management, and check SSD is recognized (but cancel initialization)

    Download ISO Windows 8.1 Update 1:
    search for "en_windows_8.1_with_update_x64_dvd_4065090.iso"
    create a bootable UEFI USB Flash drive (minimum 4GB):
    go to command prompt (admin), and type:
    diskpart
    list disk
    *** make note of the disk # of the usb drive ***
    select disk # (where # is the number above)
    clean
    create partition primary
    format fs=fat32 quick
    active
    assign
    list volume
    exit

    use an ISO program (like PowerISO) to mount the Windows ISO you downloaded, or use 7zip to extract the ISO
    copy all files from the ISO to the flash drive

    To know your product key which is embedded into BIOS (good to have, but not required)
    Download & install 64 bit version of read write everything from here:
    Download | RWEverything

    Run it. Click on the ACPI Table button at the top. After that click on the MSDM tab.
    Your BIOS's product key is at the bottom.

    Shutdown
    If you want to be safe, you can temporarily unplug the main HDD, so as to preserve it
    Plug in USB and press F12 when the PC starts, and boot from USB (if it doesn't work, you may need to use the Lenovo button to go into the BIOS and enable USB boot and/or disable Secureboot)
    Install Windows from USB using "custom", so you can resize the SSD, if desired
    Windows should pick up the embedded key automatically, and authenticate automatically

    Install:

    -Chipset drivers
    -Audio drivers
    -Onekey Theatre
    -Energy Management:
    Lenovo Power Management for Windows 8.1(32-bit, 64-bit) - Notebook - Lenovo Support (US)
    -FNet Hybridisk (if using your M.2 drive for caching)
     
  6. Garbuckle

    Garbuckle Notebook Consultant

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    And with that, this may be the last post for me in this thread. I sold my Y510P, and have today received a new Alienware Alpha PC Console. Let the gaming continue! :)
     
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    Auf wiedersehen! Hope you can survive the downgrade! :p
     
  8. themillen

    themillen Notebook Enthusiast

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    so, after going through this long thread, i saaw mention of possible screen replacements (mostly from 768 > 1080) but ive got the 1080, and im wondering has anyone changed this tn panel out for a ips? id really love to upgrade this panel and if anyone has done it, which panel did you go with? or does anyone know which exact model would be as easy as just a swap? i've been too spoiled on my desktop with 2 ips (4k and a 1440p)
     
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    Can I have your 1080p TN panel if you complete the swap? :)
     
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    lol, was probably going on the 'bay after, but that depends if i get an answer to get the right replacement >.<
     
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