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LF: Recovery media for W500 with Win 7

#1 Post by durmada » Wed Jun 28, 2017 8:55 am

I am looking for the recovery disks with Win 7 (64-bit) & drivers for W500 with switchable graphics. Iso images preferable since I am not in the US right now.


P.S. The reason I am looking for the original recovery discs is the frustration I experienced while trying to make a clean install of Win 7 on W500 with switchable graphics. Installation of Win 7 (including Windows updates) goes well till the end. But when I install Lenovo driver for switchable graphics the LCD after restart is on till Welcome screen and then it turns black. Image on the external monitor is distorted. If I switch to integrated graphics in the BIOS then everything is Ok but I need switchable graphics.
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Re: LF: Recovery media for W500 with Win 7

#2 Post by RealBlackStuff » Wed Jun 28, 2017 9:08 am

Has it occurred to you that your ATI graphics could be faulty?
But see if this helps: https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-P ... d-p/791739
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Re: LF: Recovery media for W500 with Win 7

#3 Post by durmada » Wed Jun 28, 2017 9:30 am

RealBlackStuff, I have already tried those suggestions https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-P ... -p/791739 . Same thing. It works only with integrated graphics only. For some reason it didn't cross my mind that my switchable graphics can be faulty but now looks like it might be.
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Re: LF: Recovery media for W500 with Win 7

#4 Post by screenshot » Sat Jul 04, 2020 1:48 pm

all drivers here(inc switchable):
https://download.lenovo.com/eol/index.html

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Re: LF: Recovery media for W500 with Win 7

#5 Post by TuuS » Thu Jul 16, 2020 10:17 am

First of all keep in mind that the 500 series both the T&W variation was shipped with Vista not Windows 7. They were later available with a free Windows 7 update and I do have that update disc but the update was 32-bit not 64-bit. If you want 64-bit Windows 7 the best option is a t or w510 64-bit setup disk which I do have but you will need to install some of the drivers manually. If your problem is with the graphics I believe I have a factory refurbished or used motherboard in good working condition.

I am dealing with medical treatment at the moment but if you need help send me a private message and I'm sure I can help.

If your motherboard is bad and you want a cheap solution any t500 motherboard will work.

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