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Microsoft Windows 8 Hints & Tips on ThinkPad and Lenovo B, E, K, M, and V series Notebook Computers

Things to confirm before installing Windows 8

This site contains a set of Hints & Tips that document special requirements or considerations for installing and using the Microsoft(R) Windows(R) 8 operating system on your ThinkPad(R), ThinkPad Edge, or Lenovo(R) B, E, K, M, and V series notebook computer. Before you start the installation, Lenovo strongly recommends you to make sure your system is using the latest BIOS and drivers. To check for and download the latest BIOS and drivers, go to the Lenovo Web site at http://www.lenovo.com/support.

Expand or Collapse this section The on-screen keyboard can be activated only once on the product key input screen
 
Expand or Collapse this section The "View on the desktop" function does not support blank pages in Internet Explorer launched from the Start screen
 
Expand or Collapse this section The Windows password for the local user account will be lost when switching from a Microsoft account to a local user account
 
Expand or Collapse this section The multitouch function does not work on Windows 8 models upgraded from Windows 7
 
Expand or Collapse this section The multitouch function does not work on Windows 8 models upgraded from Windows 7
 
Expand or Collapse this section USB 3.0 devices perform as USB 2.0 devices on Windows 8 models
 
Expand or Collapse this section The multi-card reader still functions after it is disabled in Device Manager on Windows 8 models
 
Expand or Collapse this section Wireless LAN and WiMax controls are dimmed on Windows 8
 
Expand or Collapse this section The Ultrabay optical drive is not displayed as a device in the Safely Remove Hardware interface
 
Expand or Collapse this section The Tablet Shortcut Menu does not work on Windows 8 models
 
Expand or Collapse this section ThinkPad X1 Hybrid Instant Media Mode does not support Windows 8
 
Expand or Collapse this section TWireless controls are still on when airplane mode is enabled on Windows 8
 
Expand or Collapse this section The Bluetooth feature cannot be turned on on computers upgraded to Windows 8 from Windows 7
 



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