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Windows 7: Lenovo IdeaPad Y580: Sequence for downloading drivers.

31 May 2013   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit
 
 
Lenovo IdeaPad Y580: Sequence for downloading drivers.

Hi all;
Currently, i owned a Lenovo Y580 and defnitely want to downgrade from Windows 8 to Windows 7. Here is a couple of questions.

Question 1:
I am using an Intel SSD (solid state drive) 330 series as my main drive (NOT a hard disk) and just wondering if i need the following driver being:
- Intel Rapid Start Technology for Microsoft Windows 7, and
- Lenovo EE Boot Optimizer?

Question 2: The sequence of loading the drivers.
As i need to re-install all the drivers for Windows 7, please kindly advice what are the sequence for me to load the drivers?

Audio: Realtek Audio Driver for Microsoft Windows 7 (64-bit)
BIOS: BIOS Update for Microsoft Windows 7 (32-bit, 64-bit) - IdeaPad Y580
Bluetooth and Modem: Bluetooth Driver (CyberTan/Broadcom, Liteon/Broadcom, Liteon/Atheros) for Microsoft Windows 7 (32-bit, 64-bit) – IdeaPad Y580
Camera: Camera Driver (Bison, Chicony, AzureWave) for Microsoft Windows 7 (32-bit, 64-bit) – IdeaPad Y580
Card Reader: Jmirco Card Reader Driver for Microsoft Windows 7 (32-bit, 64-bit) - IdeaPad Y580
Chipset: Intel Chipset Driver for Microsoft Windows 7 (32-bit, 64-bit) - IdeaPad Y580
Chipset: Intel Management Engine Interface for Microsoft Windows 7 (32-bit, 64-bit) - IdeaPad Y580
General Information: Hotfix for Windows 7 (32-bit, 64-bit) - IdeaPad Y580
Mouse and KeyBoard: TouchPad Driver (Cypress, Synaptics) for Microsoft Windows 7 (32-bit, 64-bit) – IdeaPad Y580
Networking LAN (Ehternet): Atheros LAN Driver for Microsoft Windows 7 (32-bit, 64-bit) - IdeaPad Y580
Networking WIRELESS LAN: Intel WiMax Driver for Microsoft Windows 7 (32-bit, 64-bit) – IdeaPad Y580
Networking WIRELESS LAN: Intel Wireless LAN Driver for Microsoft Windows 7 (32-bit, 64-bit) - IdeaPad Y580
Networking WIRELESS LAN: Wireless LAN Driver (Liteon/Atheros, CyberTan/Broadcom) for Microsoft Windows 7 (32-bit,64bit) – IdeaPad Y580
Power Management: Lenovo Energy Management for Microsoft Windows 7 (32-bit, 64-bit) - IdeaPad Y580
Software and Utility: Intel Rapid Start Technology for Microsoft Windows 7 (32-bit, 64-bit) - IdeaPad Y580
Software and Utility: OneKey Recovery 7.0 for Microsoft Windows 7 (32-bit, 64-bit) - IdeaPad Y580
Storage: Intel Rapid storage Technology for Microsoft Windows 7 (32-bit, 64-bit) - IdeaPad Y580
TV Tuner: TV Tuner Driver (Geniatech, Yuan, AverMedia) for Microsoft Windows 7 (32-bit, 64-bit) – IdeaPad Y580
USB device: Intel USB 3.0 Driver for Microsoft Windows 7 (32-bit, 64-bit) - IdeaPad Y580
Video: Intel Onboard Graphics Driver for Microsoft Windows 7 (32-bit, 64-bit) - IdeaPad Y580
Video: Nvidia Display Driver for Microsoft Windows 7 (32-bit, 64-bit) - IdeaPad Y580

(Source: Drivers and software - IdeaPad Y580 Notebook)

Question 3: Where do i get the driver being Lenovo OneKey Theater for Windows 7?

What other drivers have i missed out?

Question 4: How do I downgrade from Windows 8 to Windows 7? Do you guys have a step by step instruction on how to do this?

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31 May 2013   #2

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit
 
 

Hi cheesum, Did you look here ? Windows 8 - Downgrade Instructions
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31 May 2013   #3
Microsoft MVP

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center 64 bit
 
 

First off a BIOS update is not a driver update and should only be done if you are having problems. Flashing your BIOS incorrectly can render your PC non functional, as in expensive paper weight.
One option is once you install Windows have a look at what's not working and go from there. Just look in device Manager for items with a yellow !
Me personally I like to have the latest driver installed that's stable. For me its chip-set, video, audio, network/WIFI, etc.
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31 May 2013   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit
 
 

OK. But can anyone advice on the sequence of downloading the drivers??? Which one should come first? in a cascading order.
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31 May 2013   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit
 
 

OK. Thanks. I will ignore flashing the BIOS. But then, can anyone advice me the sequence of downloading the drivers????
Which one should come first? In a cascading order.

Question 2: The sequence of loading the drivers.
As i need to re-install all the drivers for Windows 7, please kindly advice what are the sequence for me to load the drivers?

Audio: Realtek Audio Driver for Microsoft Windows 7 (64-bit)
BIOS: BIOS Update for Microsoft Windows 7 (32-bit, 64-bit) - IdeaPad Y580
Bluetooth and Modem: Bluetooth Driver (CyberTan/Broadcom, Liteon/Broadcom, Liteon/Atheros) for Microsoft Windows 7 (32-bit, 64-bit) €“ IdeaPad Y580
Camera: Camera Driver (Bison, Chicony, AzureWave) for Microsoft Windows 7 (32-bit, 64-bit) €“ IdeaPad Y580
Card Reader: Jmirco Card Reader Driver for Microsoft Windows 7 (32-bit, 64-bit) - IdeaPad Y580
Chipset: Intel Chipset Driver for Microsoft Windows 7 (32-bit, 64-bit) - IdeaPad Y580
Chipset: Intel Management Engine Interface for Microsoft Windows 7 (32-bit, 64-bit) - IdeaPad Y580
General Information: Hotfix for Windows 7 (32-bit, 64-bit) - IdeaPad Y580
Mouse and KeyBoard: TouchPad Driver (Cypress, Synaptics) for Microsoft Windows 7 (32-bit, 64-bit) €“ IdeaPad Y580
Networking LAN (Ehternet): Atheros LAN Driver for Microsoft Windows 7 (32-bit, 64-bit) - IdeaPad Y580
Networking WIRELESS LAN: Intel WiMax Driver for Microsoft Windows 7 (32-bit, 64-bit) €“ IdeaPad Y580
Networking WIRELESS LAN: Intel Wireless LAN Driver for Microsoft Windows 7 (32-bit, 64-bit) - IdeaPad Y580
Networking WIRELESS LAN: Wireless LAN Driver (Liteon/Atheros, CyberTan/Broadcom) for Microsoft Windows 7 (32-bit,64bit) €“ IdeaPad Y580
Power Management: Lenovo Energy Management for Microsoft Windows 7 (32-bit, 64-bit) - IdeaPad Y580
Software and Utility: Intel Rapid Start Technology for Microsoft Windows 7 (32-bit, 64-bit) - IdeaPad Y580
Software and Utility: OneKey Recovery 7.0 for Microsoft Windows 7 (32-bit, 64-bit) - IdeaPad Y580
Storage: Intel Rapid storage Technology for Microsoft Windows 7 (32-bit, 64-bit) - IdeaPad Y580
TV Tuner: TV Tuner Driver (Geniatech, Yuan, AverMedia) for Microsoft Windows 7 (32-bit, 64-bit) €“ IdeaPad Y580
USB device: Intel USB 3.0 Driver for Microsoft Windows 7 (32-bit, 64-bit) - IdeaPad Y580
Video: Intel Onboard Graphics Driver for Microsoft Windows 7 (32-bit, 64-bit) - IdeaPad Y580
Video: Nvidia Display Driver for Microsoft Windows 7 (32-bit, 64-bit) - IdeaPad Y580

(Source: Drivers and software - IdeaPad Y580 Notebook)
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01 Jun 2013   #6
Microsoft MVP

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center 64 bit
 
 

It doesn't matter what order you download them in, its what order you install them in.
The foundation of your system is the motherboard chip-set, install those drivers first.
I install video drivers second just to make life easier and get the proper resolution on my monitor.
My personal preference is audio next and then my network drivers so I have internet access.
After that it doesn't really matter, I just keep going until everything is working correctly.
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01 Jun 2013   #7

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cheesum View Post
OK. But can anyone advice on the sequence of downloading the drivers??? Which one should come first? in a cascading order.
Hi cheesum, As Alphanumeric as already stated , Chipset, video, sound 1st then the rest in any order you care,I think Sony's are the only laptop/pc's that require a certain method of installing drivers in the correct order
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01 Jun 2013   #8
Microsoft MVP

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center 64 bit
 
 

Windows 7 does a good job of installing most if not all of the required basic drivers. On a desktop PC you can likely leave it at that and have no problems. On a laptop though, you may lose some functionality. Your special function keys for adjusting the volume or screen brightness for example, may not work without installing the custom drivers offered by the manufacturer. I personally update all the drivers with those supplied by the manufacturer on all of my PC's.
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17 Jun 2013   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit
 
 

Hi all. Thanks alot for the pointers. Just finished migrating from Win8 to Windows 7. However, how can i be sure all the hardware is working properly? I see in the device managers that there is no exclamation (!) marks whatsoever. But just want to be 100% sure all the hardware is working properly.

Another question. Say if a hardware has got no drivers. Hence, will the hardware still be shown in the device manager? Say if my wireless adapter (hardware) has got no drivers installed, will the device manager still show up my wireless adapter?
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17 Jun 2013   #10
Microsoft MVP

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center 64 bit
 
 

It's been my experience that devices with no drivers installed still show up, often as an "unknown" device. Right now you won't know if something isn't working fully until you use it. You'll just have to play around with things like volume up down, mute, screen brightness, wireless on off etc.
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