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Lenovo IdeaPad Y700 14″ SSD & RAM upgrade [photos]

NEW UPDATE: all photos are now posted at the bottom of the page! My top upgrade recommendation for the Y700 is up the Samsung 850 EVO M.2 SSD. The upgrade is easy and the performance is EXCELLENT 🙂 Notes: -There are no screws under the rubber feet, do not take them off 🙂 +RAM is Samsung M471A1G43DB0-CPB 8GB PC4-17000R DDR3-2133 2Rx8 SODIMM Laptop Memory -m.2 slot does not come with a screw for securing a new m.2 SSD +Once bottom cover is off, HDD

Error 1962: No Operating system found. Lenovo Workstation [SOLVED]

If you are trying to install Windows 7 on a new Lenovo workstation, you may encounter the following error message: Error 1962: No Operating system found. The following steps were necessary for the system to recognize my Windows 7 USB installation flash drive: Disable Secure Boot Enable CSM Save changes and reboot 🙂 Other similar errors: b540p error 1962 no operating system found – Lenovo Communityhttps://forums.lenovo.com/t5/IdeaCentre-Desktops-Home-Servers/b540p-error-1962-no-operating-system-found/td-p/1068069i have had nothing but problems with this model since day 1. i upgraded to

USB2.0-CRW driver download [SOLVED]

Recently I came across a new Unknown Device while performing a clean install of Windows 7 Pro x64 on a Lenovo desktop: Thankfully,it was fairly easy to determine that ‘CRW’ stands for ‘card reader’ and find the correct driver here: dl link (use the drop down to select your OS version) Bitland Cardreader Driver for Microsoft Windows 7 (32-bit, 64-bit) – Desktop Bitland 5179 Card Reader Driver for Microsoft Windows 8 (64-bit) – Desktop Bitland Cardreader Driver for Windows 8.1

Upgrade Yoga 2 13 to SSD

BestBuy sells a nice Yoga 2 13 laptop at a significant discount under the traditional Yoga 2 Pro 13 laptop. However, one of the sacrifices on the lowest end Yoga 2 is that it lacks a SSD. Instead it makes due only with a 500GB HDD 🙁 Thankfully, you CAN add a SSD to the Yoga 2 Pro AND keep the HDD installed as well! All you need for the upgrade is some patience and the correct SSD: M.2 2280

Fix Chrome blurry fonts on Lenovo Yoga 2 13

One of the first things I do on a new laptop is install Google Chrome. Sadly, Chrome and Windows 8 do not play well on even moderately high-resolution laptop screens 🙁 Case in point, my new Lenovo Yoga 2 13 (not the pro model) has a 1920×1080 13.3″ display which is fairly pedestrian by today’s pixel density standards. Regardless, Chrome fonts look very blurry when compared to IE or most other Win8 applications. Solution: adjust Chrome properties Go to Desktop

Windows 8 disable left swipe (Yoga 2 Pro etc.)

In Windows 8 left swipe is fine for touchscreens, but it is majorly annoying with touchpads 🙁 Thankfully, on laptops like the Lenovo Yoga 2 and Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro it is fairly easy to disable the edge swipe recognition on the trackpad: #1 Open the Synaptics Pointing Device Properties Detailed instructions: at the Windows 8 desktop look at the taskbar notification area (bottom of the screen, right-hand side of the taskbar). Find the Synaptics icon which looks like a small

Upgrade X220/X230 wifi, WWAN blue/red cables usable?

If you are upgrading the wifi card on your Lenovo X220 or X230 ThinkPad, you may only have two antennas (black and white) pre-wired for wifi. If you have a wifi card with three antenna connectors, you may think you are out of luck 🙁 Actually, if your X220 or X220 has an unused red & blue antenna connector (originally for WWAN cellular card) you can use one of those for your upgraded wifi card! 🙂 Please note that the