Microsoft Windows Vista™ Support Guide

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This Web page is designed to provide you with the necessary information, drivers, Lenovo Care, and ThinkVantage Technologies (TVT) updates to help you when installing Microsoft Windows Vista™.

To ensure that your system meets these minimum requirements, you should run the Microsoft Windows Vista Upgrade Advisor via the link below:

Download Microsoft Windows Vista Upgrade Advisor


Before installing Windows Vista

Rescue and Recovery by Lenovo (part of Lenovo Care tools) provides a safety net to assure that you do not lose data during the upgrade process. With Lenovo systems, you can make a backup image to an external optical drive or hard disk. If the upgrade fails, you can recover at the touch of a button.

Lenovo Device Drivers For Windows Vista

Lenovo and Microsoft are committed to making available to you the proper device drivers needed for your system to work best with Windows Vista.

Windows Vista device drivers are now available for select models of our ThinkPad, ThinkCentre, and 3000 Family of offerings. If you cannot locate a particular driver, please check back later for updates on our Web site.

The following link will take you to a list of the downloads and drivers available for your system. After clicking the link, ensure that the machine type and model shown is correct, click OK, click change to the right of Operating system: All, select Windows Vista in the Operating system pull-down, then click Continue. This will limit the list of downloads and drivers to those that are compatible with Windows Vista.


  • Download all drivers for the system that you will upgrade to Windows Vista so that you have them locally. This may make it easier to upgrade drivers once Windows Vista is installed.
  1. Go to
  2. Enter the 7-digit Machine Type and Model of your computer into the Enter a product number field, then click Go.
  3. In the Operating system pull-down, select Windows Vista.
  4. Click Continue.
  5. In the left-hand navigation, click Downloads and drivers.
Lenovo ThinkVantage Technologies Updates

Lenovo has made available upgrades to several of our most popular ThinkVantage Technology applications to make them compatible with Windows Vista. The Windows Vista versions of the following applications are now available on this Web site:

Rescue and Recovery
Client Security Solution
System Migration Assistant
Fingerprint Software
Package Builder
Update Retriever
Access Connections


Lenovo Service & Support

After the transition to Windows Vista is complete, 30 days of Up and Running support is available from IBM, widely recognized as the best provider of PC support. Support is available simply by going to or calling your local Support Center.

Contact your local technical Support Center


Additional information
Guide to setup Windows Vista - Notebooks
Application Software limitations when upgrading to Windows Vista - Notebooks
Application Software limitations when upgrading to Windows Vista - Desktops
Installation instructions for Windows Vista (Upgrading from Windows XP) - Notebooks
Installation instructions for Windows Vista (Upgrading from Windows XP) - Desktops
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  • Document ID: HT082373
  • Last Updated :17 Jun 2014
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