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Windows 7 on Yoga?

#1 Post by alfio » Tue Apr 15, 2014 9:50 am

hello all

wondering if anyone's tried running windows 7 on a Yoga thinkpad. i am interested in the model with the digitizer pen. thanks

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Re: Windows 7 on Yoga?

#2 Post by rsutoratosu » Mon May 12, 2014 8:50 am

no but since mine is going back, I wouldn't mind messing around with my unit...

ill try it tonight and see if it'll install

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#3 Post by alfio » Mon May 12, 2014 9:11 am

rsutoratosu wrote:no but since mine is going back, I wouldn't mind messing around with my unit...

ill try it tonight and see if it'll install
excellent, thank you!

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#4 Post by rsutoratosu » Mon May 12, 2014 1:23 pm

Installing now.. used the windows 7 usb dvd maker to move the iso into usb. It just finish installing.. rebooting..

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#5 Post by rsutoratosu » Mon May 12, 2014 1:28 pm

so far everything works, pen, touch screen. installing wireless and downloading everything else.. i might keep this as windows 7 if it works

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Re: Windows 7 on Yoga?

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Re: Windows 7 on Yoga?

#7 Post by alfio » Mon May 12, 2014 1:44 pm

nice! thanks for posting. any problems?

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#8 Post by rsutoratosu » Mon May 12, 2014 1:56 pm

so far no, running windows update and once thats done ill do the stress test

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#9 Post by rsutoratosu » Mon May 12, 2014 2:00 pm

Oh btw you do need a windows 7 key though...

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#10 Post by alfio » Mon May 12, 2014 6:45 pm

rsutoratosu wrote:Oh btw you do need a windows 7 key though...
yep, i have one, just wanted to make sure it was possible before i pulled the trigger on the yoga

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Re: Windows 7 on Yoga?

#11 Post by rsutoratosu » Tue May 13, 2014 9:22 am

one thing i noticed in win 7, when you fold it in tablet mode, the touchpad still works.. in windows 8, it disables it.

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Re: Windows 7 on Yoga?

#12 Post by rsutoratosu » Tue May 13, 2014 9:28 am

second problem, when you are in tablet mode, the screen does not rotate, might be a software/driver issue, i just dont know what.. the pinch to zoom does not work in windows 7

so if you want those feature, i skip this model, if you dont use them, it works pretty well

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