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W10 1809 - X250 - Issue

#1 Post by tvi55 » Tue Feb 12, 2019 8:01 am

According to the information provided here https://support.lenovo.com/de/de/solutions/ht507291
my X250 should be eligible for the installation of the mentioned Windows update.

The prerequisite mentioned there is having Intel® Graphics Driver version 24.20.100.6286 or newer installed.

The installed driver version for the Intel HD Graphics on my X250 is 20.19.15.49634,
which is also the latest version available for download from Lenovo.

Trying to update the driver using the "intel Driver and Support Assistant" indicates, that this can't be done,
because the installed version is a manufacturer specific one. It is recommended to get a newer version from the manufacturer.

As there is none available from Lenovo, I seem to be stuck now.
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Re: W10 1809 - X250 - Issue

#2 Post by Thinkpad4by3 » Tue Feb 12, 2019 10:57 pm

Download it from Intel's site directly and see what happens.
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Re: W10 1809 - X250 - Issue

#3 Post by RealBlackStuff » Wed Feb 13, 2019 6:50 am

The X240 is (officially) not supported on the Lenovo list for W10/1809.

For test-purposes I downloaded a (free) ISO with W10 1809, which I installed on a USB stick.
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/softwar ... /windows10
I used the option: Using the tool to create....

I wanted to W10-test an X240 which had its clunkpad replaced with an X250 Synaptics touchpad+buttons.
So I put a blank SSD in that X240, then plugged in the USB3.0-stick with 1809 and installed W10-1809.
It took less than 10 minutes!
I didn't let it go online, so no further updates.
I then killed Cortana :twisted: and switched off all that other spyware.
And everything (I needed) in W10 worked OOTB, including the X250 touchpad+buttons without any Lenovo drivers!
Mission accomplished.
Removed the W10-SSD and put the W7-SSD back in.
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Re: W10 1809 - X250 - Issue

#4 Post by agklimit » Wed Feb 13, 2019 7:04 am

Hm, that's odd. My T430 has been running W10 1809 fine for a while now (received as a normal "feature" update) and my Intel HD Graphics driver is version 10.18.10.4425.

EDIT - please disregard the post, this issue is probably X-series specific.
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Re: W10 1809 - X250 - Issue

#5 Post by tvi55 » Thu Feb 14, 2019 6:25 am

Thinkpad4by3 wrote:
Tue Feb 12, 2019 10:57 pm
Download it from Intel's site directly and see what happens.
I tried the following downloads:
- Version with number ending 5085: can't be installed as the driver was not validated for the hardware which was modified by the manufacturer (Lenovo). This is (by the way) the most recent version available for Intel Core CPUs from 5th generation, which is included in the X250. It's number also does not satisfy the prerequisite version (6286) mentioned above for Win 10 1809.
- Version with number ending 6286: can't be installed because the minimum hardware requirement (Intel Core CPUs 6th generation or newer) is not fulfilled.

I contacted Lenovo now. During a first long support session the problem could not be resolved. I am not waiting to be contacted again with the results of their further research.
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Re: W10 1809 - X250 - Issue

#6 Post by RealBlackStuff » Thu Feb 14, 2019 6:48 am

Why don't you make a backup of your personal data, then wipe the HDD/SSD and install 1809 from scratch, like I did?
Afterwards copy/install your personal data back in.
Plus add whatever Lenovo drivers (you think) you may need.
Or use a spare drive to test this out first.

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Re: W10 1809 - X250 - Issue

#7 Post by tvi55 » Thu Feb 14, 2019 10:00 am

RealBlackStuff wrote:
Thu Feb 14, 2019 6:48 am
Why don't you make a backup of your personal data, then wipe the HDD/SSD and install 1809 from scratch, like I did?
I will consider this once I have got feedback to my ticket from Lenovo. I don't have an immediate need for update, so can wait, but want to be sure for the longer term, that I can still apply the Windows updates.
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