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Application Software Limitations When Upgrading to Windows 8 on ThinkCentre and ThinkStation Desktop Computers

This document provides important information about application software when you upgrade your computer operating system from Microsoft(R) Windows(R) 7 to Windows 8. For instructions on upgrading to Windows 8 from Windows 7, refer to the document Upgrading to Windows 8 from Windows 7 on ThinkCentre and ThinkStation Desktop Computers - General.

Applications that should be uninstalled before upgrading to Windows 8

The following applications either hinder the successful completion of the upgrade process or cause serious compatibility problems after upgrading to Windows 8. You might not be promoted to uninstall them in the early stage of the upgrade process, but they are still required to be uninstalled before upgrading. After upgrading to Windows 8, find either a latest version of an application or an alternative application that supports Windows 8 from the Lenovo(R) Support Web site at http://www.lenovo.com/support or the Web site of the application vendor.

  • DisplayLink Core Software
  • Intel(R) USB 3.0 eXtensible Host Controller Driver
  • Lenovo Solution Center
  • RapidBoot

Applications that are recommended to be uninstalled before upgrading to Windows 8 (Lenovo applications)

The following applications are not compatible with Windows 8. You are recommended to uninstall them before upgrading to Windows 8. You can upgrade to Windows 8 without uninstalling these applications, but you might encounter problems when running them on Windows 8. After upgrading to Windows 8, find either a latest version of an application or an alternative application that supports Windows 8 from the Lenovo Support Web site at http://www.lenovo.com/support. You might not see all of these applications listed on your computer.

  • Access Help online User's Guide
  • Client Security Solution
  • Desktop Power Manager
  • ImageUltra Builder
  • Lenovo Device Experience
  • Lenovo Simple Tap
  • Rescue and Recovery(R)
  • ThinkVantage Access Connection
  • ThinkVantage Fingerprint Software
  • ThinkVantage System Update
  • ThinkVantage Toolbox
  • ThinkVantage Tools

Applications that are recommended to be uninstalled before upgrading to Windows 8 (Third party applications)

The following applications are not compatible with Windows 8. If you do not uninstall them before upgrading to Windows 8, you might encounter problems when you run them. You can go to the Web site of the corresponding vendor to download a latest version that supports Windows 8 after Windows 8 upgrade is successfully completed.

Application name

Third party vendor name

Adobe Flash Player

Adobe

Business-in-a-Box

Biztree

Catalyst Control Center

AMD

Dolby Home Theater

Dolby

Intel Graphics and Media Control Panel

Intel

Microsoft Office Starter 2010

Microsoft

Norton Antivirus

Symantec

nVIDIA Manager software

nVIDIA

Win DVD

Corel

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Lenovo
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