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Answer: what is best windows for lenovo ideapad z580 ?

Hi jimrako,

This is really a tricky question because it depends on your hardware.

The best way I can think of answering this is by providing you the requirements for each then you can check against your requirements:

Windows 10:

RAM:
1 gigabyte (GB) for 32-bit or 2 GB for 64-bit
Hard disk space:
16 GB for 32-bit OS 20 GB for 64-bit OS

Graphics card:
DirectX 9 or later with WDDM 1.0 driver
Display:
800x600
Cons: a bit of a learning curve as it changes a lot


Windows 8

Processor: 1 GHz or faster processor
Memory(RAM): 1 GB RAM (32-bit) or 2 GB RAM (64-bit)
Hard Disk: 16 GB available hard disk space (32-bit) or 20 GB (64-bit)
Graphics: DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM 1.0 or higher driver
Cons: Without Touch it is not intuitive


Windows 7

Processor: 1 GHz or faster 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor
Memory(RAM): 1 GB of RAM (32-bit)/2 GB of RAM (64-bit)
Hard Disk: 16 GB of available disk space (32-bit)/20 GB (64-bit)
Graphics: DirectX 9 graphics device with Windows Display Driver Model 1.0 or higher driver
Cons: None really, it is awesome

Windows XP


Processor: 233 MHz CPU
Memory(RAM): 64 MB of RAM (may limit performance and some features)
Hard Disk: 1.5 GB of available hard disk space
Graphics: Super VGA (800 x 600) or higher-resolution video adapter and monitor
Cons: No longer supported by Microsoft

Again, this is my opinion, without a touch screen I really do not see a point to 10 or 8.

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Hi, i Have recently updated my Ideapad Z580 to windows 8. While using the power management application i came to know it misses out the modes as it was in Windows 7. Its does not even shows up the visual display when you press the Thermal management key.  I have to go to the hidden icon tab to select the Energy management, wherein there are options which i cannot understand what are they use for like Intelligent power saver. The options provided are very different from the ones provided in the Windows 7 version. Also, the function keys & other keypad layout got changed when i upgraded to Windows 8. Like the function for turning the Wi-Fi & bluetooth in windows 7 got changed. To write special character (@) changed. its now typing (") when upgraded to windows 8. Function key feature (Fn+F4) not working in windows 8. Can anyone tell me is the windows 8 Energy management application better than the windows 7 one or viceversa. if not, is lenovo trying to upgrade the features in the windows 8 version of energy management application & other applications like in the windows 7 ones.   Thank you.

Answer:Lenovo Ideapad Z580 - Energy Management for Windows 8

Hi
 
Welcome To Lenovo Community
 
We are really sorry to hear about the issue you are facing,  
 
Since you are facing issues with the new version of Lenovo energy management, you can uninstall the current version of energy management and try installing Lenovo energy management to check if the FN keys are working correctly
 
Then download and install the following
 
Power Management Software 8.0.2.4   --- 32 Bit
 
Power Management Software 8.0.2.4 --- 64 Bit
 
 
You may also wish to try the suggestion from the below thread   
 
http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/IdeaPad-Y-U-V-Z-and-P-series/Z570-Lenovo-Energy-Management-for-Windows-8...
 
 
 
Also for change in the input method for special characters please verify if you have selected the right keyboard layout
To verify that Open Control Panel Switch to icon view, select Language
Change your Language preference -- Select English (United States)
Save. The click on options of the language to select the keyboard layout of your preference
 
http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/13677-input-method-set-default-language-windows-8-a.html
 
 
 
Do give this a try and let us know  
 
 
 
Hope This Helps
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Lenovo Ideapad z580 Win10 64 I updated the bios with the private update (I know now that I should have used the public update) Then it showed this menu:http://i.imgur.com/kZaO2tf.jpg Whenever I selected HDD, the screen would go black for a couple of seconds and return to this menu. I fixed it by going into BIOS and changing bootmode from UEFI to Legacy. it booted but now everything is slow. It takes 5 mins to boot up and a further 15 minutes to reach usable speeds (I only have 4 startup programs). I tried changing it back to UEFI and it gives me the same problem as shown in the picture. I tried installing the public update, but it says that I cannot update as the current bios version is the same or newer. I went into BIOS and enabled BIOS back flash, and now when I try to start the public update, it just crashes. I also cannot access the start menu (this problem may be seperate and unrelated) I have backed up files and am prepared to do a clean reinstall of Win10, but I feel this won't work as it's a BIOS issue. The computer is unusably slow: what should I do? Thanks  

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Lenovo Ideapad z580 Win10 64 I updated the bios with the private update (I know now that I should have used the public update) Then it showed this menu:http://i.imgur.com/kZaO2tf.jpg Whenever I selected HDD, the screen would go black for a couple of seconds and return to this menu. I fixed it by going into BIOS and changing bootmode from UEFI to Legacy. it booted but now everything is slow. It takes 5 mins to boot up and a further 15 minutes to reach usable speeds (I only have 4 startup programs). I tried changing it back to UEFI and it gives me the same problem as shown in the picture. I tried installing the public update, but it says that I cannot update as the current bios version is the same or newer. I went into BIOS and enabled BIOS back flash, and now when I try to start the public update, it just crashes. I also cannot access the start menu (this problem may be seperate and unrelated) I have backed up files and am prepared to do a clean reinstall of Win10, but I feel this won't work as it's a BIOS issue. The computer is unusably slow: what should I do? Thanks

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I just formatted and installed.Drivers missing after a Windows 8 Pro x64 UEFI Install Here is a snapshot:   1) Why Windows UEFI'ed installed couln't be able to detect THOSE 3 DEVICES thus INSTALLING THEIR DRIVERS? 2) Windows Legacy Instaled misses not only 3 but 6 devices. 3) Last but not least, although identified my wireless card (BroadCom 802.11n) hence Wi-Fi drivers are installed by Win8 themselves, by connection speed is way to slow........ HELP and explain please!!

Answer:Drivers missing after a Windows 8 Pro x64 UEFI Install on a Lenovo Z580 ideapad

Hello NikosGr, Windows 8 is still a new Operating System, therefore glitches still need to be worked out in future updates. Make sure to go to Lenovo's support website and see if there are any drivers for those devices for Windows 8. Try the Windows 7 drivers too as some of those will work with Windows 8. As for the Broadcom card being slow, they are decent cards, but not the best. I've had issues with mine when I first got my laptop. Hope that helps.





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I just formatted and installed.
Drivers missing after a Windows 8 Pro x64 UEFI Install
Here is a snapshot:


1) Why Windows UEFI'ed installed couln't be able to detect THOSE 3 DEVICES thus INSTALLING THEIR DRIVERS?
2) Windows Legacy Instaled misses not only 3 but 6 devices.
3) Last but not least, although identified my wireless card (BroadCom 802.11n) hence Wi-Fi drivers are installed by Windows 8 themselves, by connection speed is way to slow........
HELP and explain please!!
 

Answer:Drivers missing after a Windows 8 Pro x64 UEFI Install on a Lenovo Z580 ideapad

Lenovo Z580 comes with Windows 8 preinstalled, I don't understand what you were trying to achieve? :huh:

Is this after converting to GPT / UEFI . Am bit confused.
 

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Hello, I just bought this Lenovo IdeaPad Z580. Then, I downloaded the Lenovo Solution Center from Lenovo website. My question is, the LSC keep asking me to register my product. In fact, I had already registered it in Lenovo site. I had tried a few times tough, but it still keep asking me to register my product. Why is this happening? And how can I fix this?

Answer:Lenovo IdeaPad Z580 Registration

Hi
 
Welcome To Lenovo Community
 
We are really sorry to hear about the issue you are facing,  
 
Please try the following. Open LSC, Product Registration, Check Remind me and select Never
 
Save and exit LSC .Please refer below image in the Link
 
LSC Product Registartion Options  
 
 
 
Do give this a try and let us know  
 
 
 
Hope This Helps
Cheers!!!
 
 
 
 
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HelloI have lenovo ideapad z580 i5 it won't turn on at allno fan,led light, no anything i removed the battery and hold 10,20,30s just like on YouTube x(andi went to someone he fixing computer he said the problem is bios chip !!is this be the problem or ???please helpthanks

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HI! I have a Lenovo Z580 Ideapad i7 for more than 2 years. until one day it suddenly won't turn on. It will turn on however it will take some time, all the lights are on when i press the power button however the screen is just black. Is it a problem on the mother board or the ram? The warranty on my device is already over, please I need help on my device.  Thanks

Answer:Lenovo Ideapad Z580, won't turn on

Hi 11211roi,          
       
Welcome to the Forums  
 
As per the query we understood that you are facing issue with system not powering on in your Lenovo Z580 laptop.
 
Perform the power drain, by disconnecting all the external devices connected to the system, also remove the battery and shutdown the machine and press and hold the power button for 30 seconds and now connect adapter and battery and try to power on the system and check for the issue.
 
Let us know the result.
 
Best regards,         
 
Ashwin.S





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This machine has been working fine until the battery died. On purchasing a replacement and after charging I switched on the machine only to be confronted with a black screen with the icons above the keyboard flashing, then after a couple of seconds the machine re-starts with the same symptoms and continues to start-shutdown-start. I have removed the power adaptor and the battery and held down the power button for around 60 seconds without success. The reset/restore button that is located next to the power button only produces the same result when pressed.During the start-up process, NOTHING is seen on the laptop screen OR an externally connected monitor. I have also tried known good replacement RAM and hard drive and have installed a new CMOS battery but the fault persists.Can the BIOS be updated via a bootable USB flash drive without access to the screen? I seem to have a failed laptop Can anyone suggest a remedy?

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HelloI have lenovo ideapad z580 i5 it won't turn on at allno fan,led light, no anything i removed the battery and hold 10,20,30s just like on YouTube x(andi went to someone he fixing computer he said the problem is bios chip !!is this be the problem or ???please helpthanks

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Hey,The problem is camera went absolutely blank, only black screen appears in Lenovo YouCam software, in skype the camera load for infinite period of time.Camera does not work, tried flushing the drivers, updating the drivers downloading from the various sources. No solution whatsoever can be found on the internet, even tried to call lenovo support centre but i didnt get the solution. It stopped working when i was chatting with my friend on tinychat it froze completely, started working for some time and then again froze but this time without coming back to life. Can You help me please? Thank you very much.

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My left speaker only works and it has since i bought it. Earlier today I slammed the screen down by accident and when I played music, both speakers started working. It then cut out now only the right one works. How can I fix them?

Answer:Lenovo IdeaPad Z580 speaker problems!

Hi Cameron,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community!
 
I?m sorry to hear that the internal speakers in your Z580 Laptop is not working as expected, I suggest you to check if the Left/Right volume settings are at 100%. Below are the steps with images to check the settings:
 
1. Please right click on the ?Speaker? icon located at right bottom corner in the Taskbar and select ?Playback devices?.
 
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2. Then right on ?Speaker? and select ?Properties? tab.
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3. Now in ?Speaker Properties? window click on ?Levels? tab and select ?Balance? option, make sure both Left & Right levels are equal, then click OK and select Apply.
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If the issue persists even after performing the above troubleshooting step, please re-install the Audio driver from our support website and let me know the findings.
 
Hope to hear back soon
 
Best Regards

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Hi,I have a problem with my Lenovi Ideapad Z580. Below you can see the hardware specifications. My problem is that laptop is lagging (freezing) whenever I run movies, listen to music, youtube, basically while doing anything.It happens randomly, lasts only for few moments (like a scratchy noise). I do not need to restart computer, but it's very annoying and concerning, especially because the machine is only few months old and I would say, quite powerful. Just to give you some information in regards to what I tried so far:  - I checked processes in task manager whenever lagging occures > I noticed no issues. I mean, CPU ussage, Disk Usage etc. are all under 30-40-50% (if not less)  - Checked if laptop is overheating - 100% not the case, laptop is cold, normal temperature. I had a similar problem on my old Acer that was overheating, so I would know if this would be the problem - I ran virus scan - let me say that computer came installed with McAffee Security, which I disabled and installed Avast (free), as I read that McAffee can cause Wireless connection problem (which I had by the way...) - Updated Nvidia card drivers Any help, opinion would be appreciated, as I am getting more and more concerned with this issue. LenovoItem Weight2.6 KgProduct Dimensions25 x 37.6 x 3.3 cmBatteries1 Nonstandard Battery batteries required. (included)Item model numberM81GCUKColorGunmetalScreen Size15.6 inchesProcessor BrandIntelProcessor TypeIntel Core i... Read more

Answer:Lenovo IdeaPad Z580 - Lagging Issue - help

I have a question for you, not relating to your lagging problem (Wish I could help with that)How did you remove McAfee?I hope you get your problem fixed.

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Hello, Recently I bought Lenovo IdeaPad z580 (model 20135), I really like it, but I have problem with it's partitions,  it come with 4 partitions    - 200 MB Windows boot.    - 420 GB Windows 7 OS.    - 30 GB Derives.    - 20G Rescue System.All of them are "primary" partitions, how I can make logical partitions without delete any of them? I really tried to search and read many posts in forum, but I can't get any satisfactory answer. Thanks In advance :-) 

Answer:Lenovo IdeaPad z580 with 4 primary partitions!

Hi and welcome to the communityIf you didnt play with the partitions and these are the factory default partitions then theWindows boot and windows 7 os partitions are system partition.The 30 gb partition is the logical drive/partition and20gb partition is the oem partition.Maybe a snapshot of the disk management would tell us better. So please post the snashot.





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Hi,I have the Lenovo Ideapad Z580, And for 2 years this has been working quite well. But recently I've started to get this weird problem.Whenever I start up World of Warcraft the power goes out.Example; Battery is in battery is generally charging etc (there are some plugged in, not charging problems, but thats not the case now)So I removed my battery and just run on power. I managed to go back to original state. I can do almost everything in this situation....Untill i start world of warcraft. Once it loads.. poef.. power goes out.Pretend this; No battery and pull the cord.. thats basically it.. no nice shutdown nothing.Overheating cant be it, because when i use the battery I can play for hours...Anyone got ideas? Lenovo support is terrible, I have no replacement PC and the only thing I can thing about is the switch from Intel GPU to Nvidea. 

Answer:Lenovo Ideapad Z580 Power loss

Update; Have done some OCCT tests,First time without battery, started GPU test... and bye bye... pc went off right away.2nd try, with battery, GPU test; it went on from battery, notification clearly showed that it was not plugged in. 

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i have a lenovo ideapad z580 with core i7 processor,8gb ram and 1 tb HDD.it has broadcom wlan adapter installed in it .from past few weeks it has a serious problem of frequently disconnecting from my home wifi .i tried many solutions from lenovo community but nothing works .sometime it connects but after 5-10 minutes it disconnects and it shows a message of "LIMITED ACCESS".please suggest any solution .

Answer:lenovo ideapad z580 wifi problem

hi akkijoshi,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
 
Try Opening Device Manager
     Right click on you Broadcom Wireless adapter and select Properties
           under the advanced look for something says like WMM (Wifi Multimedia)
                 Disable that and save
                         Check if the connection will still disconnect.
 
Hope this helps
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 Hi Friends,Am facing an issue with my bluetooth in my Win 8 powered lenovo z580.Am able to send only one file at once post that am not able to send any more files,untill i restartWhat could be the reason of this, am i missing something here ??Any thoughts would be appreciated. Thanks,Ajin 

Answer:Bluetooth issue with lenovo ideapad z580

hi nairajin,
 
Welcome to the Community.
 
Is there any specific error message when you're not able to transfer anymore files thru bluetooth?
 
To verify if the bluetooth driver is causing the issue, try to:
1. navigate to Control Panel > Programs / Programs and Features and uninstall the Bluetooth Driver and reboot.
2. Open device manager and bluetooth device should look something like this:
 

 
3. Pair the device and try to send some files again
4. If the issue is solved, try to update Bluetooth Driver and observe
 
Bluetooth Driver (Cybertan, Liteon)Windows 8 32/64bit
0mbt09w8.exe321MB
 
Bluetooth Driver (CyberTan, Liteon)Windows 7 32/64bit
0mbt12ww.exe373MB
 
 
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I have ideapad z580 with core i3-3110M CPU and 4 GB RAM with win 8.1. I generally use it for running development softwares like eclipse, application servers and database servers. However its performance in not good while doing development activities. What are my options to upgrade my pc. Can I upgrade my pc to corei5 or corei7 with 8gb RAM?

Answer:Lenovo ideapad z580 processor and RAM upgrade

Hi Saki,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community! Happy to have you here
 
As I understand that you have query regarding RAM & CPU upgrade in your Lenovo Z580
So as per psref it supports 8GB max7 ; PC3-12800 1600MHz DDR3*, non-parity, dual-channel capable, two 204-pin SO-DIMM sockets.
And regarding CPU upgrade check this thread
Also for full compatible list of parts go through this, page 76 & 86.
 
 
I hope the above information helps.Please feel free to post in Lenovo Community Forums if you have any further queries!
 
 
Regards,
Prabhansh
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I am considering getting the z580 (model# 215168U) at lenovo website due to their free return/no restocking fee offer. Still, I would be disappointed if I had to return it after trying. Many people on this forum apparently had issues with no customer support/resolution with Thinkpad edge e530, the laptop I initially considered buying. I do not want to be in their shoes. So, z580 a reliable purchase from lenovo.com in your experience (those who bought)? I am assuming that I would be on my own if the laptop has any issues  based on some experiences posted here.

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I have ideapad z580 with core i3-3110M CPU and 4 GB RAM with win 8.1. I generally use it for running development softwares like eclipse, application servers and database servers. However its performance in not good while doing development activities. What are my options to upgrade my pc. Can I upgrade my pc to corei5 or corei7 with 8gb RAM?

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Hello,My Lenovo Ideapad Z580 screen is flickering with a dotted line at the top. When I project to a second screen like TV, not seeing any issues. Can you please let me know if I need to replace the screen to fix the issue. If yes, can you please share the part number to order. Thanks.

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Hello. There is something wrong with my WiFi, everytime I try to use my internet connection to ie. load YouTube movie or any page it takes ages to do so. I have to HLSW installed, it has function to show latency on your connection, whenever I don't do anything it stays around 15-20ms, but strange thing happens if I try to do anything at all that requires internet connection, even loading simple page takes it up to 1500-2000ms. Oh, and there are more CPUs in home network and they are working fine, so it's not internet provider issue. I wasn't like that from beginning, it started couple of days ago, tried reinstalling drivers couple times, tried looking for solution here, couldn't find any, do any of you have any idea what should I do to fix it?

Answer:Lenovo IdeaPad Z580 - WiFi issue

do you have a good signal strength ?





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Hi all, Hope you are doing well, First of all, thank you for your time and please do not refer me to any other forums as I have gone through all of them without any success. (There is no solid solution) Okay, so I have got a Lenovo z580 which I wanted to install Ubuntu via Wubi on. As you may expect, it did not work (possibly due to the SecureBoot feature). Anyhow, since then, I still can see the blue window (4 options) when I press OneKey recovery "Novo Button" button but not able to access to my system BIOS. I have tried: Pressing repeatedly F1, F2, B, F12, Delete, Fn + F2 (each in different attempts).Holding F1, F2, B, F12, Delete, Fn + F2 (each in different attempts) before pressing Power button.Holding F1, F2, B, F12, Delete, Fn + F2 (each in different attempts) just right after pressing Power button.Turned the machine off, pressed OneKey recovery button "Novo Button".Taken out battery and AC cord, held Power button for 30 secs and then put the battery in.Taken out the internal HDD and follow the number 5 attempt.Gone to UEFI settings via Windows 8 (Shift+restart)Tried the bootrec.exe /fixmbr command.Reset the machine to factory settings using the 4th option in the OneKey recovery.Checked my HDD partitions against a healthy machine to make sure I have all the factory pre-defined partitioned (Positive).*NO SUCCESS WHATSOEVER* I remember before the incident, when I used to go into the BIOS settings, the boot order was HDD first (mean... Read more

Answer:Lenovo IdeaPad Z580 no Access to BIOS!

hi ciscosoft,
 
Can you try the following:
1, Boot into Windows (on the stock HDD) and insert the 2.5" SSD on a  2.5" USB SATA Enclosure.
2. Download and install  Paragon Backup & Recovery 12 Home (free trial)
3. Run the Paragon Backup & Recovery 12 Home and choose Hard Disk Migration to migrate the OS from the HDD into the SSD (see complete guide here)
 

 
4. When finished, shut the computer off, take out the HDD (see page 35-39 of the hardware maintenance manual), remove the SSD out of the USB enclosure and insert it in the laptop.
 
5. Turn the computer ON and observe (if the boot priority is different, you may need to press F12 on power-up and choose the SSD drive to boot into Windows).
 
 
Hope this helps

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Hello everyone, I've just bought used Lenovo IP Z580 white (without OS), installed Windows 7 64bit and every 2-3 days I have problem with it. I've installed all drivers, the pc works fine, but as I said, I got a problem with restarting. On the screen shows Lenovo logo, then it disappears and it restarts in the cycle. I have tryied various BIOS settings, when the SATA controller mode is on "AHCI", windows will not boot and it crashes with BSoD and there's no chance to start the system. when it's on the second option "Compatible", it works often but with this setting it will doing the problem with restarting.  I know, this post/problem was here already, but I tryied to do, what u were advising and my problem still persists. I am trying to find the final solution and the Win7 will be stable and reliable. I know that, when this ntb was made, there wasn't any Windows 8, nevertheless I don't want Win 8. Now I can only flash the BIOS, it is the last thing, I can do. If the problem will persist, I don't know what should I do with the notebook. (I can return it to the shop only). If you need my system specs or something, just ask. Sorry for my bad English, thanks for your replies













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Answer:Lenovo Ideapad Z580 - Restarting during boot

Seeme to be a motherboard or HDD issue.
 
You should get a technician look at it or preferably, return it for another laptop. If a newly bought laptop is doing that, it doesnt sound good for its future.

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i have  upgraded my Z580 from win 7 to windows 8.1, but all the preloaded softwares were uninstalled, and all the functin shortcuts are not working now (like Fn + f5 for Bluetooth and wireless, etc)how can i get it back??which lenovo software i need to install for that? Please reply soon 

Answer:Lenovo ideapad z580 upgrade to win8.1

Dear rknewnet
 
Welcome to Lenovo forums
 
Try to download and install the energy management from the below link
 
http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/downloads/detail.page?DocID=DS037680
 
Thanks





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I used my Z580 for like 3-4 years and noticed my Escape key was sticky and crunchy. So I cleaned it and after I cleaned it I noticed the Escape key was loose and often fell off. Please help me!

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Hello everyone ,I wanted to ask few questions about my laptop and also have few issues with my laptop.I would be highly thankful if anyone helps me through.My Laptop's Configuration : Core i7 (2.1Ghz , 6MB ),8 GB RAM , NVIDIA 2GB , 1TB HDD ( 5400 rpm ). DVD Writer etc.  Operating System : Windows 8.11.  MY laptop is all fine.But it is somewhat slow.actually not somewhat but its actually slow and i believe that the main performance bottleneck is the HDD ( 5400 rpm ) , so now i am thinking of replacing the HDD with a SSD.Thats fine enough ? what i want now is that i want to remove the DVD Writer of my laptop and put this 1TB HDD in a bay adapter there.i am thinkng of getting a 120GB Samsung 840 Pro series SSD ( isn't that enough ) that i would write the operating system to and the program files and the rest stuff on the 1TB HDD.Would it work ?  if it would where do i get the bay adpater that would fit in the laptop without causing problems ? i want the bay adapter from lenovo or any other reputed company.also , i am from india the thing must be available here.I have seen many bay adapters available but they aren't avaiable for india.Please suggest where i could get it ?2.  As you may have seen the laptop configuration my laptop battery doesn't give me that much of a back up.it gives me 2 hours and 15 minutes when in power saver mode , full brightness reduction and the NVIDIA has been disabled in BIOS.i want a 9 cell option for this instead of 6 cel... Read more

Answer:Lenovo Ideapad Z580 Issues and some questions.

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I've recently been having issues with both my wireless adapter and the cooling fan in my Z580. I upgraded to Windows 10 about 1 year ago. My fan does not seem to work at all, I can't hear it and the laptop climbs to very high temperatures. More recently the Wifi has been disconnecting and my router disapears from the list. Switching on and off the computer helps 80% of the time. I'm not exactly sure of where to start to try and resolve this.

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Hello I brought a new z580.The day I brought this laptop I am facing the wifi problem.wifi gets disconnected every few mintues and so.I tried all the internet solutions and also used the drivers but still the facing the same problem.I am returning this laptop .I just want to know is this a known issue and could it be fixed and is it every one who is using this model facing the same problem. Thank you 

Answer:lenovo ideapad z580 wifi problem

I have the P580. I thought it was my house's internet! (I rent).I lose internet, then uninterrupted wifi for 30 min to 2 hours, then lose signal again for anywhere from 5 to 30 min. Never over 30 min with no signal, though. (BTW, just today my laptop refused to power on. This is about 2 months after the wifi problem started. So.... you've been warned.)

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Hi, I just purchased a brand new, in-the-box Lenovo IdeaPad Z580 laptop. It was advertised as having built-in Bluetooth technology. I just received the computer in the mail today. When I took the computer out of the box and booted it, I noticed that there was no icon for Bluetooth anywhere. I downloaded a driver off Lenovo's website and tried to install it, but the driver crashed in mid-installation. Some websites suggest checking the BIOS and enabling/disabling (and re-enabling) Bluetooth under the settings, but when I go to the settings, there is no Bluetooth device listed. Lenovo website says that to edit Bluetooth settings, you must press Fn/F5 simultaneously. When I do this, all that comes up is a screen with settings for my Wireless Network Card. There is supposed to be both Bluetooth and Wireless there. Other people have said they have experienced this situation as well, but nobody seems to have a solution online. I am using the packaged OS (Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit). Device Manager does not list any Bluetooth device, from what I can see. What gives? It's a brand new machine.

Answer:Lenovo IdeaPad Z580 Bluetooth Problem

There should be an BT enable/disable option in your bios, but as you have said you cannot find one, the box that you Z580 came in has the specifications on a white label on the  side, mine says BT 2.1 even though it`s BT 4.0 , you might not have BT have a look. EDIT : I had to remove the cover off the bottom of my Z580 to check the wifi card model  i had, it`s only 1 screw, take a photo and post it here, you will not invalidate your warranty as long as you dont damage anything. EDIT 2: the link below is a photo of my wifi card in my Z580 the part circuled in red is the lenovo part number, which is listed in the service manual pdf as an Broadcom BCM4313 + BT4.0 Post what the number is on your wifi card and i should be able to tell if you have bluetooth. http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e306/policeman999/wificard_zpsa5bfef89.jpg John.





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Hi to everyone!I hope this is the right place to find a solution for my problem.I have a Lenovo IdeaPad with:500 GB HDD4 GB RAMIntel Core i7 2.20 GHzNvidia GeForce GT 635MWhen i bought it was a Windows 8, but later i updated to Windows 8.1 and Windows 10. I've never opened the BIOS on this Laptop, so i didn't make any modification.I tried to enter the BIOS with ALL keys possible (F2,F12,Fn+F1,Fn+F2,etc..),but i hadn't access to the BIOS. I also tried with the Novo Button,select BIOS Setup, but windows go on, the BIOS wasn't opened. Luckily my Windows starts normally.I need to enter the BIOS,so please, help me!

Answer:Lenovo IdeaPad Z580 isn't able to enter the BIOS

Matty95015 wrote:Hi to everyone!I hope this is the right place to find a solution for my problem.I have a Lenovo IdeaPad with:500 GB HDD4 GB RAMIntel Core i7 2.20 GHzNvidia GeForce GT 635MWhen i bought it was a Windows 8, but later i updated to Windows 8.1 and Windows 10. I've never opened the BIOS on this Laptop, so i didn't make any modification.I tried to enter the BIOS with ALL keys possible (F2,F12,Fn+F1,Fn+F2,etc..),but i hadn't access to the BIOS. I also tried with the Novo Button,select BIOS Setup, but windows go on, the BIOS wasn't opened. Luckily my Windows starts normally.I need to enter the BIOS,so please, help me!Take a look at this link which claimed to have the solution. Note that the said solution involve the replacement of your bios with a modded one. So you may have to decide wisely on this matter.

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I'm trying to remove the Lenovo Ideapad Z580 keyboard, as I'm having keyboard issues and common symptoms on the internet seem to suggest that my internal keyboard connector is loose. Now I followed the directions on the Service Manual but one of the steps, after removing the necessary screws, seems to require me to press on the keyboard from behind. However no matter how much force I apply the keyboard doesn't pop out and I'm nervous about applying more force/trying more, as the tools I use to try and push the keyboard out are making marks. I've made sure a dozen times and more that all the necessary screws were out but no dice. Do I have to apply more force? Am I pushing it the wrong way? The manual is a bit unclear on this step. Help!  The keyboard desperately needs to be corrected, as it goes through periods of 30 min.- an hour of spastic non-function and I really need it to not happen to me during important work sessions.

Answer:Removing the Lenovo Ideapad Z580 keyboard

Hi martyback, welcome to the forums,
 
the keyboard needs to be pressed down and gently pushed towards the front of the system and then lifted from the rear of the keyboard. If your tools are making marks they're probably metal? Try using something thin and made of plastic like a credit card.
 
Don't know if you've already found them, but you could look at the Lenovo movies.  Go to FRU Videos > FRU Service Keyboard.  (Also not exactly how I describe it above, but may be of help).
 
http://lenovo.f.relayware.com/content/CourseWarePublic/12313/player.html

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Well with my old clunky acer laptop I could use the touchpad on games flash games and still be able to use my touchpad. However on my new laptop I cannot do that and the touchpad stops working if I press a key. Also with Lenovo touchzone on start up it gives me a black background and I have to close it in task manager, could this be part of my earlier problem

Answer:I think I might have an issue with my Lenovo Z580 ideapad touchzone

hi JoshTheGamer2,
 
Can you try to uninstall your current touchpad driver and install the one below and try to test it out:
 
Synaptics Touchpad Driver v16.2.21
Windows 8/7/XP/Vista 64/32-bit Edition
111.5 MB zip
 
Let me know your findings:
 
 
Cheers.
 
 

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The tethering  worked at first for like 10mins, then it stopped and didn't work at all, i tether using my galaxy note 2 using usb tethering (legally) to my lenovo ideapad z580, i activate the tethering on my phone and nothing happens, the internet still doesn't work. However, it does work when i tether on my pc, which i'm using to ask this question so it's obviously something to do with my lenovo ,i just bought the laptop and i'm already disappointed urgghSomebody please help, it will be highly highly appreciated if you do. Thanksoh andits a lenovo ideapad z580, windows 8 standard, i5 processor, nvidia graphics.kindest regards

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Hi Everyone. Im having a problem with my ideapad z580. Last night when in unplugged my headphones, there was no more sound coming out from the speakers. However, if i do connect the headphones or high speakers it does plays sound. Any suggestion on this ? i reinstalled the realtek drivers , checked all the sound definitions (none were hidden) Any help would be appreciated Cheers Tiago

Answer:Lenovo ideapad z580 no sound from speakers

tiago_alexx wrote:Hi Everyone. Im having a problem with my ideapad z580. Last night when in unplugged my headphones, there was no more sound coming out from the speakers. However, if i do connect the headphones or high speakers it does plays sound. Any suggestion on this ? i reinstalled the realtek drivers , checked all the sound definitions (none were hidden) Any help would be appreciated Cheers TiagoIt might be a loose connection or a defect in the phone jack.

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I just got Lenovo IdeaPad Z580 (New) and I installed Ubuntu 12.10...I found that I could not load to the bios with F2. I tried everything to fix it in this forum without luck . I think ubuntu miss up the bios. Is there any recovery for the bios...or reset it to the default setting? There is no update for it too Phoenix SecureCore Tiano.. -Motherboard Manufacturer and Model : Lenovo Z580 -Bios Revision : 5FCN27WW-Bios Type : Phoenix Thanks

Answer:New Lenovo IdeaPad Z580 Bios Problem

Hey brother try Fn+F2....give a try and say....!!

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Well since I've had the laptop I have had wi-fi isses, not related to my router. It is most likely down to the laptops wi-fi internals. I have checked the driver using 'device manager' and it is saying it's up to date. I keep getting 'limited connectivity' and sometimes the internet takes ages. I have turned off the 'turn this device off to save power' in its settings on device manager. Would be helpful for anyone's advice. I have the 'Qualcomm Atheros AR9485WB-EG Wireless Network Adapter' Cheers to anyone who helps

Answer:Lenovo ideaPad z580 wi-fi connectivity issue

welshlamb wrote:Well since I've had the laptop I have had wi-fi isses, not related to my router. It is most likely down to the laptops wi-fi internals. I have checked the driver using 'device manager' and it is saying it's up to date. I keep getting 'limited connectivity' and sometimes the internet takes ages. I have turned off the 'turn this device off to save power' in its settings on device manager. Would be helpful for anyone's advice. I have the 'Qualcomm Atheros AR9485WB-EG Wireless Network Adapter' Cheers to anyone who helpsIf you have windows 8 running, all you have to do is uninstall the wifi card driver, make sure it is deleted, and reboot to let windows install it own driver. If you don't have windows 8 but other version you can try updating the driver by downloading from the wifi card manufacturer's site. Tweaks on the settings as suggested by the manufacturer might also help.

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Info- I am using a Lenovo IdeaPad Z580 with windows 8
So just earlier today my wifi was working fine. Then randomly I lose wifi and it won't list any networks that I can connect to. I did some troubleshooting and it says that my Software Radio is off. How do I turn it back on? I do not have a switch or button anywhere that I can see on my laptop.
 

Answer:Solved: Lenovo IdeaPad Z580- Software Radio off

Normally the radio button is in the control panel under wifi/ or wireless adapters. You will be able to turn it on/off from there.

I hope this helps.
 

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My lenovo z580 ideapad laptop crashed yesterday...Error showing on screen is "bootmgr is compressed" how can i solve this problem?

Answer:My lenovo z580 ideapad laptop crashed yesterday..

How to use a Lazesoft Windows Recovery CD or USB device to fix the boot problems if your Windows operating system does not start correctlyhttp://www.lazesoft.com/fix-boot-pr..."It is very common for PC users to be faced with a Windows crash. When this happens, the dreaded 'Blue Screen of Death' pops up, or your PC has a black screen and can not boot or start up"Lazesoft Recovery Suite Home Editionhttp://www.softpedia.com/get/System...http://www.lazesoft.com/lazesoft-re...Tutorialshttp://www.lazesoft.com/guide.htmlScreenshot ( SS )http://i.imgur.com/c9viJO4.gifhttp://i.imgur.com/DdozUxq.gifHow to Boot a Computer from a Lazesoft Recovery USB Devicehttp://www.lazesoft.com/create-a-bo...message edited by Johnw

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I have windows 8.1 64 bit OS.
I unistalled fortis VPN client.
After that on restart my ethernet card gave 'device cannot start' problem. It is PCIe FE Family Controller. Please help.
 
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Answer:Lenovo Ideapad Z580 Ethernet Card Problem

Could you try reinstalling the driver?

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Just purchsed the Lenovo Z580 at Staples for 549.99.  The Windows 8 OS is pre-installed on the machine.  Starts up fine, navigates fine, but for some reason the wireless seems to go from Connected to Limited to Connecting to No Network all in the span of ten seconds.  I can get the internet to work for about five seconds max, but after that nothing.Is it a defective machine or am I missing something?

Answer:Lenovo IdeaPad Z580 WiFi Connection issues.

Find out what wifi brand and model number then see if you can a newer driver , do a search of the net. I have the broadcom bcm4313 and i was getting the limited connection, though it was zero connection every hour, but after a search i found a driver, and it only happens maybe once a day now. I have an Win7 Z580 John.





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Hey,

I seem to be having an issue with the wireless on my Lenovo Ideapad Z580.

After a clean install of Windows 7 Ultimate I have no wireless. The "Network Controller" controller comes up as flagged under Device Manager. Installing the wireless drivers provided from the official website doesn't help, they either tell me I don't have the correct hardware or tell me it hasn't installs and gives me the option to reinstall using recommended settings, which also doesn't help.

Any help at all would be really appreciated. Thanks.
 

Answer:Lenovo Ideapad Z580 No Wireless after clean install.

I seem to be having an issue with the wireless on my Lenovo Ideapad Z580.

After a clean install of Windows 7 Ultimate I have no wireless. Click to expand...

The Lenovo IdeaPad Z580 laptop supposedly comes with Windows 8 64-bit.

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Do the following in that laptop:

Download MGADiag and save it to your desktop.

Double-click on MGADiag.exe to launch the program.

Click "Continue".

Ensure that the "Windows" tab is selected (it should be by default).

Click the "Copy" button, the leave the report window open.

Paste the report back here in your next reply.

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Just to preface this - I am pretty well versed in computers, have helped friends and family with numerous computer issues and only get tech support involved as a last ditch effort if its beyond software/driver issues. So I buy my daughter a refub Z580 quad core Win 8 laptop directly from Lenovo last June 2013 for her birthday - Her first laptop.  First Lenovo laptop I have purchased. Besides the horrible touchpad (Which I turned off)  Immediately the laptop has sound issues which require me to send in to repair as it was a hardware issue.  Then over the last year and 2 months have fought with Internet connectivity issues - coming out of sleep it or starting up it can't see a connection, even though its there.  I have tried all the fixes, updating drivers, reverting drivers, turning off power saving etc. Well the latest, and probably the last thing to happen is my daughter turns it on the other day and display has just static vertical streaks on the right side of the screen for about 2 inches to the right edge -  So either the display is shot already or the graphics card, and this conveniently happens 2 months after the warranty ends.  Also, since Win8 uses a charms bar on the right side, can't even use that.  So I am trying to plug in a VGA external monitor to determine if the issue is the screen itself or the graphics card/processor.  Can't seem to get the computer to recognize a vga cable is plugged in - What do I do to acti... Read more

Answer:Ideapad Z580 refurb from Lenovo - What a disappointing experience

I chose a Lenovo because my wife has used a Think Pad at one job or another for years and they always seemed tough as nails. The Idea Pad Y510p I bought in March is absolute junk.  *I should have read these forums before buying. The "in home" technicians Lenovo contracted with were bozos. Their cusomer service and support is a farce, designed to lead you along until give up (like the DMV). After my experience with Lenovo ... Smh ... they won't have a chance at my hard earned money again. I feel your pain. Peace,JD

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Hi there I am unable to enter the bios on my Z580 ideapad.This was after I discovered that I cannot change the boot sequence (to install the Windows 8.1 preview via ISO). I have attempted all the following options without success:1. Hit F2 during boot2. Hit FN-F2 during boot3. Hold down B during boot4. Use the Lenovo OneKey recovery button, and selecting the option Bios Setting (this should definitely work)5. Windows 8 Advanced Restart6. Tried F5, F8, F10, F11 and F12 during boot7. Tried DEL button during boot8. Turning off Windows fastboot and re-attempting steps 1 to 7 above. Nothing works. Lenovo, why is this not working? RegardsJoe

Answer:Cannot access bios on Lenovo Ideapad Z580 notebook!

hi joppenheim,
 
Can you try to:
1. Turn the computer off and remove the AC adapter and battery
2. Press and hold the power button for 20secs
3. Reconnect the AC adapter, press the OneKey Recovery button and check if you have an option to access the BIOS.
 
 
Let me know your findings,
neokenchi

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So heres my problem, i wont lie my z580 aint new one , its been guess already 2-3 years; well for the first year, remember being able to change uefi settings, but then it somehow was unchangeable; however i didnt think that it ll be an issue, i mean no big deal, at least not worthy to register in forums or contacting support center as m tooo lazy; well then 2-3 days ago i accidentally deleted windows 8 boot entry, and its not big deal as with cmd u can back it up, however i tried with shift + reboot automatic repair first as i knew if i turn pc off i wdnt be able to boot as no bios option available and thought automatic repair is guaranteed option however it turned out that automatic repair cdnt fix it and it made me reboot, and thats how i got stuck and not being able to change anything, whenever u boot it says bcd is missing, and only available option is esc=change uefi settings which ll just reboot and endless loop, i tried every combination keys to try to discover that bios key, nothing, and here is the problem even if i try to repair with windows 8 cd it wont boot it, it ll just keep saying bcd is missing as i cant prioritize cd rom over hdd; so after rampaging for 5 hours i discovered some new option, it turns out that novo button actually works but instead of pressing it when laptop is booting u have to press it while its turned off, and then 4 new menus but after trying them all i discovred that they dont function as well at least half of them , as bios setup and norm... Read more

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I have just bought the laptop and I have a few questions and problems.  My Problem: The laptop will not detect a wireless connection for some reason as in the icon in the bottom right corner for network connections displays a red x.  1. Checked fn +f5 and there is no connection displayed there2. Restarted laptop, didn't fix it3. Tried installing WLAN drivers from the support page and restarted the laptop with no luck. I think there is no WLAN Adapter. The only adapter it has in device manager is the PCI Family Controller. Do you have any advice?   Also,  My laptop has 2 graphics cards apparently. One is the IntelHD 4000 and the other is the Nvidia GT 630M. Why does the IntelHD 4000 graphics card display in DxDiag where as the nvidia one does not? Both cards are present, however, when checking device manager.  Thanks for the help. I hope I can get a fast reply as I may have to return it within 2 weeks.  Thanks. 

Answer:Recently Bought Lenovo Ideapad Z580 - Problems with WiFi

Anyone got any ideas? I will return it soon otherwise

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hello lenovo,                           im totally fed up with your disastrous laptop....sometimes it gets the wireless driver but other times it wont load.. i tried installing energy mangement it works rarely, is there any permanent fix for this laptop, i strongly ask why did you launch this laptop prior testing it.... really crap. 

Answer:Lenovo Ideapad Z580 i7 8GB RAM Win 7 : wifi , touch pad , ethernet problem

Dear susheel444
 
Welcome to Lenovo forums
 
could you please inform us if this issue your facing is from the firist tuse or notif not try to do the Onekey recovery process to get the machine to the factory statenote : you have to back up your data first and make sure that the native OS is still on the machine and no resizing was done to the HDD

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Need download link for new Lenovo Ideapad z580(3rd gen core i5).. could not find the software on the support page.













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Answer:Lenovo EE Boot Optimizer for Ideapad z580 download link

Hi mannamannan!
 
Did a search and OKR-Man provided a link in this thread .
 
Hope this helped.
Serene
 
 

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Hi, Greetings!!! This is my first post to this forum as i bought my lenovo IDEAPAD Z580 laptop recently. I read the much about Disk Partitions and one key recovery query.Now, I decided that i wont bother about OKR and will go for fresh partition my disk drive as per my needs and a fresh installation of WIN7.So, my question is, what software and drivers i need to backup first so i will have all per-installed softwares/fucntion - keys working correctly except OKR after installation from scratch? Is backing up  all which are there in Lenovo_Driver Folder will serve the purpose? Thanks in advance.

Answer:Need all Softwares and Driver list required for LENOVO IDEAPAD Z580

Hi
 
Welcome To Lenovo Community
 
 Since you wish to perform a fresh instillation, I would recommend that you first create a copy of recovery DVD?s using OKR, Then you can manually copy all the drivers from Lenovo Driver Folder to an external drive or thumb drive. You can also download all drivers from our support website
 
http://support.lenovo.com/en_IN/research/hints-or-tips/detail.page?&DocID=HT073553
 
 
 
Do give this a try and let us know  
 
 
 
Hope This Helps
Cheers!!!
 
 
 
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I want to go for extended warranty pack up.And how to update the warranty details for 2 years

Answer:what is the procedure for extended warranty pack for lenovo ideapad z580

hi vamsilenovo,
 
Thanks for Posting!
 
  As far as I know as long as  the system is within the First year from the date of purchase the warranty can be extended and limited to three years Maximum.
         And For upgrades some system only has a certain period from purchased date when they can upgrade the warranty.
    Extension and Upgrades can be combine when purchased.
 
Warranty extensions and upgrades may vary depending on country and region.
I suggest to call you Local Support line about the Warranty Extension and upgrade.
http://support.lenovo.com/en_IN/feedback/detail.page?LegacyDocID=MIGR-76613
 
Best Regards
Solid Cruver
 





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Initially my laptop had windows 7 , recently i updated it to windows 8.1 When i installed realtek audio driver, dolby digital plus home theater was installed instead of dolby home theater v4. Can aynone please give detailed steps for installing dolby home theater v4? thankyou













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Answer:Dolby home theater v4 not working in lenovo ideapad Z580

Welcome to the forum.
 
Please see these threads:
 
https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/IdeaPad-Y-U-V-Z-and-P-series/Dolby-Home-Theater-V4-changed-to-Dolby-Dig...
 
http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/General-Discussion/Dolby-Home-Theater-v4-for-most-Lenovo-Laptops/td-p/62...
 
Cheers
 
DragonRider
 

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Recently my Z580 has been typing characters (specifiaclly a period) repeatedly, without me having pressed any key, whenever I open any applicaiton or software (such as notepad or the internet). Also whenever I press the b or n key it begins doing the same thing and types periods without stopping. I've tried cleaning the keayboard, but that didn't work. I have also tried booting in safe mode to see if the problem persisted and it did. I've scanned my computer for viruses as well but found nothing. So I'm out of ideas as to what to do. Thanks for the help

Answer:Lenovo IdeaPad Z580 - unusual keyboard/typing issues

hi alebarraza,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
 
     If the system is still within warranty, It would be best if you call Technical Team and ask fo assistance, I believe it is the Keyboard it self or the Keyboard cable that is causing this.
 
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1-877-4-Lenovo, 1-877-453-6686
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   If the system is Already out of warranty, you can check this Maintenance Manual of z580 on how to get to the keyboard connection. With that you can reseat the Keyboard Cable and see if that helps.
 
Hope this helps
Cheers!





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FROM WHERE I CAN DOWNLOAD LENOVO EE BOOT OPTIMIZER FOR WINDOW10 IN MY Z580 LAPTOP.

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I have a Lenovo Ideapad z580 that I bought brand new a year ago. It just turned off on me all of a sudden a week ago. I used the One Key Recovery and it restored the system and began to work again. Yesterday it did the dame thing and I tried it again. This time it went through the process but the when it was time to reboot, the screen remained blank..Its not dark..its lit just a little and all the lights are on. I made sure the lcd screen was turned on but it still wont do anything at all. Please help??
 

Answer:Lenovo ideapad z580 wont boot after system restore

Hello bree1234 and welcome to TSG.

I'm guessing it's not but if it's still under warranty send it for repair.

Is the screen completely blank all the time, no text or anything else is displayed at all ?

Shine a light onto the screen and check if there is a faint display of text etc.
 

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Not a happy bunny. Originally I used the Lenovo inspired system backup so in the event of a hdd fail I had a thumb drive with the recovery media.  WRONG Of course I now know I was an idiot - the Lenovo only works if you have the recovery partition on the hdd, which of course you won't have with a new hdd.  You must take a full bootable disk image to recover the complete system - be warned, the hdd must be the same size or larger than the original. So at great expense (mine) I had to order the recovery disks from Lenovo @ ?38 -  They come without instructions, fine I thought set the BIOS to boot from the DVD - WRONG. Looked up the online recovery disk procedure - WRONG There is no functionality on the Z580 for the F1 key (try the F2 Lenovo!!)  That in itself is not good enough - there is nothing in the instructions to tell you to change from IUEFI mode to |egacy - without which the system won't boot from the recovery disks. Moral of this story - don't take the Lenovo documentation at face value - I like the laptops, but their documentation and recovery methodolgy stinks. Hope this helps those with a Z580 recovery situation.

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Hello every body,i have problem to get in OneKey Rescue System( Booting mode of OneKey Recovery). I tried get in by OneKey Rescue Syste m (Press NOVO Button to enter) and One Key Recovery (Windows Software). But its just restart the system and start the windows like normally. Can someone help me with this problem?This happens after i upgraded to windows 10 then i reinstall my windows to windows 7. But now i cant get into the Onekey Rescue System anymore. 

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Hello, I got this new Lenovo idepad from Staples store here in the US. On 15th day, I am getting problems as my adapter is not charging my laptop when I insert it in the laptop. I have to move teh wire and it starts charging, case of lose connection. Also my laptop catches the wifi late comapred to my other laptops. I called staples to return it but they say that they have 14 day return policy and now I will have to contact the manufacturer. Lenovo says, they cannot take my product since i got it from a retail store. I am stuck with a product after paying for it. I request Lenovo people to please address my issue and get in touch with me. I think, I should get a replacement for it. Please help. Dharmil

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Hello friends, I have been struggling with my 4 year Lenovo Z580 ideapad that abruptly getting turned Off within 45/50 seconds of every power On. It's just instant and with small click noise. Upon continuous attempts i used to get very rare successful boots (keeping itself turned on even for hours/full day) upon 20/30 power on attempts with varying time intervals. Meanwhile i managed to run lenovo diags basic/extended on all peripherals with no errors, and managed to repair broken win 10 system/boot files couple of times thinking its BAD_SYSTEM_CONFIG_INFO as it used to prompt earlier when it last powered on atleast for 2 minutes, But since couple of days its ALWAYS switching off within a Minute! Upon a lot of research i thought it could be since corrupted BIOS (might be caused by overheating CPU and fan not working for couple of weeks!) and as it also getting off upon simple DOS boots. So today, i decided to flash BIOS and followed instructions in a mail chain (https://www.bios-mods.com/forum/Thread-Lenovo-Z580-BIOS-Mod-V3-1-FINAL-02-07-DOWNLOAD) as can't boot Win 10 anymore, Started flashing BIOS-Mod-V3-1... via a USB stick i prepared, though i'm quite fearful about an abrupt shutdown! My fate, it got powered off during flash progress just when FPT client erased my current BIOS and when about to write new files **bleep**! As a result it seems i lost current/damaged BIOS and now if i try to boot, it starts with black screen! a new gift. Ofcourse i'm able to s... Read more

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Hi All -I recently bought a new laptop, a Lenovo Ideapad Z580. It works wonderfully (although I will admit I'm not a fan of windows 8). Problem is, I always seem to have problems connecting to my home wifi connection. Before it worked perfectly, but now I've been having problems with it, seemingly out of nowhere.All the other tablets, phones, laptops and computers at home connect to the network just fine. My laptop will detect the home network go on an endless loop of "identifying," followed by "cannot connect to network", followed by "identifying" yet again.Keep in mind though, if I connect to the wifi on campus, or at starbucks or anywhere else it works perfectly. It's JUST my home network and I can't quite put my finger on it considering that all other devices at home work fine.I updated my drivers, restarted my drivers, ran a release/renew, TCP/IP reset, restarted the router, restarted my laptop, but none of these have worked. In the end, I gave up and simply plugged in an Ethernet cable in.If anyone has any other ideas, please let me know! This is getting frustrating considering my Ethernet cable is only like, 5 feet long.Greatly appreciated 

Answer:Problems connecting to Home WIFI network Lenovo Ideapad Z580

Have a look in your device drivers then network adapters , the one for the broadcom wifi, double click on it and go to advanced then click on AP compatibility mode, the change it from high speed to broader compatibility. I don't know if this will help or not. John.





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heya i dont know if anyone has had this problem or whether anyone is able to help but i have a lenovo ideapad z580 model type 2151 core i5 3210m laptop that powers on, fan spins, led lights come on and screen lights up but nothing is displayed, no lenovo logo, no access to bios, nothing. if i use the nova key the blue menu pops up in the middle of the screen but if any of the options are selected the menu disappears and screen stays blank.

i have tried connecting to an external monitor and get nothing, i have reseated ram, swapped ram slots, reseated hard drive. tried it without a hard drive, taken out the cmos battery, taken out the battery and held down the power button for 60 seconds, tried it on just the ac adaptor, unplugged all peripherals i.e dvd drive, wifi card ect.

if i press ctrl alt delete computer restarts but still the blank screen, ive seen many posts and forums that describe a display that black as in doesnt turn on but mine is on, i can see the light switch on when i press the power button.

any help anyone could give me would be grately appreciated.
 

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Hello Team,I had replaced with Western Digital Internal HDD (WD10SPZX) for my lenovo Ideapad Z580.After replaced i tried to install Windows 8.1 or Windows 7 it's not able to access, in order to use laptop.Kindly help me out.Kind Regards,Manikanta C

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heya i dont know if anyone has had this problem or whether anyone is able to help but i have a lenovo ideapad z580 model type 2151 core i5 3210m laptop that powers on, fan spins, led lights come on and screen lights up but nothing is displayed, no lenovo logo, no access to bios, nothing. if i use the nova key the blue menu pops up in the middle of the screen but if any of the options are selected the menu disappears and screen stays blank. i have tried connecting to an external monitor and get nothing, i have reseated ram, swapped ram slots, reseated hard drive. tried it without a hard drive, taken out the cmos battery, taken out the battery and held down the power button for 60 seconds, tried it on just the ac adaptor, unplugged all peripherals i.e dvd drive, wifi card ect. if i press ctrl alt delete computer restarts but still the blank screen, ive seen many posts and forums that describe a display that black as in doesnt turn on but mine is on, i can see the light switch on when i press the power button. any help anyone could give me would be grately appreciated. thank you

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Which password to use if laptop is in safe mode ideapad z580 ?
 
 
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Answer:z580 - Which password to use if laptop is in safe mode ideapad z580 ?

hi akshu_13,
 
Welcome to the Forums.
 
If you're running on Windows 7 or Windows 8/8.1, you should use the same password that you've set on your account.
 
If you're running on Windows XP, by default, you will see an additional Administrator account and the password is set to none. If you'll be using your own account and not the Administrator one then you should use the same password like in normal Windows.
 
Note:
Windows 8/8.1 can use a Microsoft Account and a Local Account. If you boot in Safe Mode only (not Safe Mode with Networking), you won't be able to use the Microsoft Account login as it requires internet access to verify your credentials, thus, you will need to use a Local Account.
 
 
Let me know if this helps you out.
 
Regards

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I got taken in by all of the messages from Microsoft insisting that my computer was fully compatible and that I should upgrade to Windows 10. It never dawned on me that I should have checked the Lenovo website first to be sure. After the upgrade I noticed two things: (1) the system seemed to be working pretty well, and (2) I couldn't find Dolby Home Theater v4 (one of my absolute favorite programs). When I finally looked at the Lenovo website I found the following page with the heading, "Dolby Home Theater does not work after Windows 10 upgrade" (https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/documents/ht104006).When I checked the "Windows 10 upgrade supported list" (https://support.lenovo.com/documents/ht103535), as the page instructs, I saw that Ideapad Z580 wasn't on it. The page goes on to say that if your machine isn't on the list, "drivers have not been updated for that machine, and Lenovo does not recommended an upgrade to Windows 10." The page continues with possible solutions, but does it make sense to even try them?Then I found another page on the Lenovo site entitled, "Windows 10 Upgrade Guide - IdeaPad and Lenovo Notebook" (https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/documents/ht103611). The news here wasn't any better. It says, "The following listed computer models include hardware components not fully compatible with Windows 10. Therefore, upgrading these models to Windows 10 is not recommended." Unfortunately, Z580 is on this list.So there are, according to Lenovo, software and hardwar... Read more

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Hi everyone, i updated my Ideapad from Windows 8 to 8.1 (with windows store), and after the process i noted a lot of problems:1) i can't control screen's brightness, loked to the maximal levels (i tried with the normal buttons and also in the control panel, installed the previous version of intel HD graphics and again the new, but nothing)2) wifi connection (always problematic) does not work anymore at home, but in university yes... (i tried here too reinstalling drivers)3) the center of the bottom of the notebook gets hot in a few minutes (maybe where is the graphic chip)4) one key recovery does'n work, so the backup i've done the first day with my computer isn't usableif anyone can help me... 

Answer:windows 8.1 problems on Ideapad z580

i mean, i used an external hdd to save the backup, ut one key didn't save me an iso, but a lot of progressive files (i think binary) so when i try to restore the os in the advanced system configuration, it tells me that there isn't any image. i gust want to get back my pc, and i'm getting crazy with this brightness

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Hi everyone, I bought Ideapad Z580 in November 2012 installed with windows 7. Leagally upgraded to windows 8 under windows 8 upgrade programme. Now i am very desperate to upgrade further to windows 8.1, however i came across tons of problems faced by Z580 users regarding power mangement, display issues, wifi conncetivity and other tons of incompatability. I am requesting some system expert to tell me that if i proceed with the upgrade what could be the possible consequences? And wether it is still recommended to proceed with the upgrade?  Also i came across one forum wherein it was written that upgrading from windows 7 has terminated the lenovo warranty. I am holding 3 years extended warranty. Can installing new OS can result in termination of hardware warranty? Sounds strange.

Answer:Ideapad Z580 Upgrade to WIndows 8.1

Hi beats_1989,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
 
   Windows 8.1 has just been officially released and just like any other Operating System Patch, updates and fixes will sure to come. Most specially with the drivers, Im pretty sure sable drivers will be created for Windows 8,1 Support.
    If I'm in your situation I'll Wait a little bit more until all issues has been resolved by community members and Lenovo.
 
You may encounter Driver and Software Compatibility Issues. Where in you might need to search in and out of Lenovo for Driver updates and do it manually.
 
 Upgrading the Windows OS will not Void your Hardware Warranty, But their support for Preloaded Windows and Lenovo Software components may not be supported over the phone.
 
  Still Any proven Hardware Defect or Malfunction will be covered by Lenovo through the coverage of your warranty, and there may be times that they will have to reload the Original OS/Software incase the Software / OS upgrade causes some hardware not to function properly. But surely you will be notified prior to making any changes on your Upgraded OS or Software.
 
Regards
Thanks,





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Hi there I have purchased a new Lenovo Ideapad Z580 notebook (Microsoft Windows 8 Pro 64 bit), and it does NOT have Bluetooth as advertised. 1. I have checked the device manager and no Bluetooth devices are listed.2. I have checked for Bluetooth configuration in the control panel, and there is none3. I have looked for a Bluetooth system tray icon. It has none.4. I have looked for a manual switch for turn on Bluetooth. It has none5. I have installed the Bluetooth drivers from the Lenovo support website (0mbt09w8.exe). No Bluetooth6. I have performed all the Windows Updates. No Bluetooth. This is a brand new out of the box Z580 with factory-installed Windows 8. How do I enable/turn-on the Bluetooth Lenovo? Joe

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I am working on a system running Windows 7 Home Professional.  The system will no longer boot to windows and stops at the Lenovo splash screen.  I can access the bios and I slaved the HD to my desktop and found errors on the HD including cross linked files and folders.  My system repaired the errors but still won't boot up.  The main goal here is to get Windows up and running again so that I can save all files and folders in MS Office.  No pst files exist.  I have ordered the complex services support package and it should be here in a day or two.  My question is, can Windows be resurrected in a manor that will not destroy MS Office/Outlook without loosing all files and subfolders.  Should I try to restore the MBR in debug mode?  Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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I have a lenovo Z580 pre-loaded with Windows 7 Home Basic that I upgraded to Windows 8 around 2 years back and then subsequently to Windows 8.1. Yesterday, I saw that the support.lenovo.com page for my product was showing a BIOS update for Windows 7 and 8. Thinking that it would run on Windows 8.1 also, I downloaded it and installed it, but alas I was wrong, and as soon as the update happened my system stopped booting and was stuck on the boot menu and kept on asking which device to boot from. I then changed the Boot Mode from the BIOS to Legacy and was able to boot into the system, but as we know the boot process becomes slow. The new BIOS version 5FCN95WW. While updating I did not take note of the previos BIOS version and nor did I take a backup of it. If anyone has the same specification as my laptop, please tell me the current version of BIOS. And also if you have not changed your BIOS version please upload a copy of your .WPH file.

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Hi. I've owned a Lenovo Ideapad Z580 for a few months now. I've noticed that in task manager disk usage is often going to 100% and this is due to "system". I'm guessing that means windows 8 is causing this bottleneck, but i believe there's a problem with windows 8 because it shouldn't constantly be bringing my laptop to a slowdown by using 100% of the disk. It could also be possible the driver need's updating or this is just an issues with my laptop i'm unsure. I've looked hard to find sollutions but can't find anything. If anyone has any help or a sollution please let me know. Cheers!

Answer:Ideapad z580 - Disk Usage 100% in windows 8

Also the post makes it sound like i'm asking for a windows 8 solution but i'm actually wondering if anyone else with a z580 has had this problem too, if the problem has affected other z580 users, and if there is some kind of sollution to the issue.  

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Dear Team     I removed my Previous Windows 7 version to install new 8.1 but i couldnt find usb driver updated enough to work with Windows 8.1  as the mentioned on Website works with Windows 7 32/64 Now i cant connect my samsung Mobile   seeking your support to provide me with updated dirver for USB 2.0 and 3.0  Best Regards 

Answer:IdeaPad z580 USB Driver For Windows 8.1 64bit

Try disconnecting your device first. Uninstall the driver with the yellow mark. Reboot then try connecting your device. In Windows 8.1 usually you don't need to install the usb drivers Windows itself will provide/install the driver.

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Laptop has been working OK for 7 months but opened it yesterday and screen is virtually black. With a torch I can see  that the startup repair failed to find a problem. Thanks in advance for your help. 

Answer:Almost black screen Ideapad z580 Windows 7

Laptop has been working OK for 7 months but opened it yesterday and screen is virtually black. With a torch I can see  that the startup repair failed to find a problem. Thanks in advance for your help. 

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Laptop has been working OK for 7 months but opened it yesterday and screen is virtually black. With a torch I can see  that the startup repair failed to find a problem. Thanks in advance for your help. 

Answer:Almost black screen Ideapad z580 Windows 7

Dear llan01
 
Welcome in Lenovo forums
 
Do you have option ( Start windows normally ) ?
 
Please let me know
 
Thanks
Alaa





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Hi there I have purchased a new Lenovo Ideapad Z580 with Windows 8 (64-bit). It was advertised with Veriface software, but to date, I have found nothing. The Lenovo support website for the Z580 does offer a download, but the sales brochures still advertise it. Where is the Veriface software? Joe

Answer:No Veriface software on Ideapad Z580 (Windows 8)

HiVeriface is for windows 7 only. It is not compatible with windows 8.





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Going crazy here and the support so far from Lenovo has been beyond poor so I'm turning to the forums.  I have two brand new Z580 Ideapad's, the only reason we bought them was they were cheap and had bluetooth.  Well I cannot activate bluetooth in anyway on the laptops.  There is no switch, I used the FN+F5 key and all I am prompted with is the Turn Wireless on or Off, nothing about bluetooth.  I've installed, uninstalled and reinstalled the Lenovo Power Management because I saw a number of posts referring to this piece of software.  I checked BIOS and only saw the option for Wireless.  All drivers are installed and reinstalled multiple times.  I see the Aerthos BT stuff running in the background and there are no conflicts in Device Manager, even looked for hidden devices. The laptops are Windows 7 32bit Enterprise, clean installs with only windows updates and ONLY Lenovo drivers installed IE I didn't use the Windows Update drives for anything.  Any help on where to go or what to do is appreciated.  My next move is to return these and never purchase Lenovo again if I can't get this resolved by Friday as my client is not happy at all. James

Answer:Ideapad Z580 Bluetooth + Windows 7/32 Not working

hi jrhaile,
 
Welcome to the Lenovo Community.
 
That's quite a hassle you got there. From what I know, if you press Fn+F5, you will get a "Lenovo Wireless Device Settings" menu.
 Spoiler (Highlight to read)
If you get the menu but you only see the wireless, what you can try is to:
1, Remove the AC adapter and Battery then press & hold the power button for 30secs (this drains the power off the unit).
2. Reconnect both AC adapter and battery and boot into the BIOS by pressing F2, when you're in, press F9 to set BIOS to default and press F10 to save and exit BIOS.
3. Boot into Windows and try to pair a blueooth device
 
If the same problem occurs you can try to reseat the Bluetooth module by checking the PCI Express compartment on page 42 of the hardware maintenance manual.
 
 
Hope this helps.

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Hi All,  I have ideapad Z580 notebook (i7-3612QM @2.1GHz) with Windows 7 Home premium Service pack 1 (64Bits). I have troubles in my computer and want to reset windows to factory settings. I don't have any recovery discs, previous system image or OEM files to recover windows. I have tried 'system recovery' many-many times but if also ends up to the error. I had also tried 'Lenovo onekey recovery' but it also doesn't starts properly to reset windows.  Only option I can see (may be) is the windows recovery system with OEM (or recovery media) files (please correct me if I am wrong, and guide with other options).  Can somebody who has the ideapad Z580 with Windows 7 home premium SP1 help to share the initial OEM files (or recovery disc images (ISO files or so) ) so that I can recover my windows from this serious trap. Please advise if my understanding is completely wrong and may be there is any other option which I can use to solve this. Many thanks in advance.

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Hi all, Per the tested Lenovo devices list here: https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/us/en/solutions/ht503655 the IdeaPad z580 is NOT on the list as an official tested device -- has anyone here had any personal experience updating Windows 10 to the Creators Update (1703)? Did everything go smoothly? Thank you!

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Dear Team, I bought Z580 ideapad last week with Windows 8 pre installed. I wanted to take backup of my windows 8 OS for safe keeping. If in case my OS crashes or if I change my OS from Windows 8 to other OS and later if i want to change it back to my licensed Windows 8. I heard about this onekey recovery. Is this option available only for recovering the OS during crash ? or Can I take backup of my OS using this feature ?. Please tell me how to take backup of my Windows 8 OS using onekey recovery or by any other method avilable. So that at any time i might be able to have my licensed OS.

Answer:Taking Windows 8 Backup using one key recovery on my Z580 Ideapad

Hi friendLenovo offers one key reocvery to the user to revert to the factory install only. You can create a custom backup of your c drive via the onekey recovery application in windows. However, to use that backup, you will have to boot to onekey recovery by pressing the onekey button next to the power button to power on the laptop. So if somehow the okr breaks( i hope it doesn't), you will neither be able to reset to factory defaults nor use the backup created by you. So you can use the inbuilt recovery options of windows 8. See this threadhttp://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Windows-8/Various-Ways-of-recovery-in-Windows-8/td-p/947369And this linkhttp://support.lenovo.com/en_IN/downloads/detail.page?DocID=HT076024Hope this helps 





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Hi all, Per the tested Lenovo devices list here: https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/us/en/solutions/ht503655 the IdeaPad z580 is NOT on the list as an official tested device -- has anyone here had any personal experience updating Windows 10 to the Creators Update (1703)? Did everything go smoothly? Thank you!

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I was having some issues in youcam hence i uninstalled it. I cant find the link to install it again.Where can i find Youcam download link for Ideapad Z580(Windows 8 /64 bit) ?Please, I need it urgently. 

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Hi, I bought my Z580 on the 03/04/2013 apart from the keys sticking & seriously long boot times all was fine until yesterday while in the middle of using, it crashed to a screen saying it was compiling an error report due to an issue (didn?t make a note of error as I didn?t think it much of a problem) it shutdown then failed to restart to windows giving the error -"Recovery. Your pc needs to be repaired. The operating  system couldn?t be loaded the kernel is missing or contains errors.File:\windows\system\ntoskrnl.exeError code: 0xc0000185" press enter to try againpress F8 for startup settingspress Esc for UEFI firmware settings"" I?ve tried every option - nothing fixes it. After hanging ona dark screen for maybe 5 minutes the recovery screen appears. I?ve tried the recovery option pressing the recovery key. After maybe 15 minutes (yes 15 minutes) of a blue screen the one key recovery screen appears asking me to choose a task. No matter what image i select i get the error "the program cannot find the initial backup image. This function is currently unavailable" I don?t know why as I?ve not deleted any windows files & I?ve not touched the partition? I?ve even borrowed a windows 8 install disk & tried to refresh the windows system. The pc just hung on a blue screen for over an hour then the refresh started. I left this for a further hour maybe longer & it still remained on 0% so I shut down the laptop. Any hel... Read more

Answer:Ideapad Z580 Crashed & wont reboot to windows.

hi Elv,
 
Welcome to the Lenovo Forums
 
From the looks of it, you may have a bad HDD or a bad memory module that's why you can't do a system recovery or even do a fresh installation of Windows 8. To verify this, you need to run a diagnostic on the HDD/RAM
 
I personally use UltimateBootCD for the diagnostics. To create a bootable CD:
1. Download the the UBCD ISO
2. Burn the ISO using imgburn
3. Insert the CD that you just created into the defective computer and reboot
4. Upon reboot, continuously press F12 and boot from the ODD/CD-DVD
 
To burn the diagnostic softwre on a flashdrive, follow this guide.
 
If you get any errors, you will need to contact lenovo for service.
 
 
Hope this helps.

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Hello, I am having problem with wifi connection on my ideapad z580, win 8, intel core i5 64 bit.Wifi disconnects frequently while other laptop and devices are still connected. So the problem is not with the net connectrion but with laptop. Please some one help me to solve this problem. 

Answer:ideapad z580 wifi not working properly with windows 8

hi yashikabajaj08,
 
Welcome to the Forums.
 
You're issue might be similar to this thread.
 
If you have gotten the problem after updating the wireless driver either from the Intel website or windows update, try to  rollback the driver from the previous version or perform a System Restore to undo the changes that were made.
 
If the above doesn't apply to you, can you provide the wireless driver of your wifi module and try to boot into Safe Mode with Networking to isolate if there's a third party security software that might be blocking your connection.
 
 
Let me know your findings,
neokenchi

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As the title says, just wondered if theres any lenovo software the works with the z580 ? lenovo companion on windows 8 offers some stuff but its listed as u series ect ? cheers for replys inadvance,mike

Answer:(z580) Just wondered what lenovo software will work with the z580 ?

hi mikee77,
 
The Lenovo Z580 comes with these lenovo pre-installed apps:
 
Lenovo OneKey RecoveryLenovo OneKey TheaterLenovo Cloud Storage by SugarSyncLenovo Energy ManagementLenovo Companion
 
The Lenovo Companion is like an app store the features:
 

Third-Party Apps and Ads
Lenovo products, Tutorials, Application showcases, Lenovo accessories information, Lenovo Cloud, and a link to Lenovo blogs and articles

Most apps listed on the Lenovo Companion will work on the Z580 as long as it meets the system requirements (i.e. If an app is made only for Touchscreen models, then you will need to get the non-touchscreen version or if there's a Utility app that senses temperature on a specific model, make sure Z580 is on the supported models).
 
Click here for more information on the preloaded softwares on the Z580 and click here for more information on the Lenovo Companion.
 
 
Hope this helps.

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Hi
After my recent update, none of my Network Connections, Wifi or Lan is visible.. Alon with that it is creating a isuue of connections. All my previous connections are lost.
Please help me with the same.
 
 
Thanks 
Regards
Shreyaa
 
 
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I own a Ideapad Z580, and upgraded to Windows 8 yesterday. I noticed that the Intelligent Touchpad stopped working after the upgrade. I installed the appropriate driver, Synaptics Touchpad Driver for Microsoft Windows 8 (32-bit, 64-bit) - IdeaPad Z380/Z480/Z580, hoping it'd work, but to no avail. I also tried reinstalling/overwriting my existing 64-bit driver when prompted by my system to do so.The scrolling, pinching, and sideways scrolling do not work at all; it is quite frustrating. Please help.













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Answer:Ideapad Z580 trouble with Intelligent Touchpad after Windows 8 upgrade

I too am having the same issues with the Touchpad after having upgraded my OS to Windows 8 Pro. After upgrading, I received a list of 'Apps Removed' and it actually got rid of a whole bunch of Lenovo (and other) drivers. From that list, here are some, just to name a few:Dolby Home Theater v4Energy ManagementIntel(R) WiDiIntel® PROSet/Wireless WiFi SoftwareIntelligent TouchpadLenovo CAPOSDLenovo EasyCameraLenovo EE Boot OptimizerLenovo MuteSyncLenovo OneKey RecoveryLenovo YouCamOnekey TheaterSynaptics Pointing Device DriverUserGuideVeriFaceWindows Driver Package - Lenovo (ACPIVPC) System (12/15/2011 7.1.0.1).Is there going to be an update for these drivers for Windows 8 compatibility? Many thanks in advance for the help! EDIT 1: Looks like we may be out of luck...  "Because of software compatibility issues, the following functions will no longer work after upgrading your computer. Pre-installed Applications:Energy Management, OneKey Recovery 7.0, Intelligent Touchpad, Office 2010 Starter, Idea life, InstantReset, BootShield, User Guide Common Tool, RapidDrive, McAfee AntiVirus Plus, McAfee Internet Security, and so on."SOURCE

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I bought a ideapad z580 3 months ago and thought of upgrading to windows 8 (64bit). it was a pain. finally i had to revert to windows 7 because of driver installation errors & missing drivers. Can somebody tell me why i got these errors (i did a clean install of the os & tried running setup with admin privileges)realtek driver - No driver supported in this driver packagecamera -the setup program for the target device is not foundnvidia-unable to execute the command linetouchpad-setup asked for 64bit exe error also i got 'target device not found' & 'unable to execute the command line' errors for wireless,intel managment driver,vga driveronly chipset and energy management drivers installed properly.   I called lenovo chat support team & they helped me with installing driver by browsing the path in devmgmt.msc..thats not the normal way to install a driver. You click on a setup & it should install.Also i dont get to see 'Lenovo OneKey theatre' software on 'Other Softwares' category.I should call these as buggy drivers for windows 8 and dono why lenovo is pushing it to the support site. Ideapad Z580 users please try installing win8 in a virtual machine before upgrading your pc.am so frustated. spent more than 4 hours on Upgrade & still achieved nothing. 

Answer:Ideapad Z580 Windows 8 Upgrade driver installation errors

If you are having trouble with the us drivers, then you might use chinese drivers also. link is belowhttp://support1.lenovo.com.cn/lenovo/wsi/Modules/Driverdownload.aspx?SearchType=1&LogicType=0&Machin...you might have to use google translate.





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The right click button no longer works on my touchpad or mouse. I've tried uninstalling and reinstalling drivers, among many other fixes. Nothing has worked thus far. Any suggestions?

Answer:IdeaPad Z580 right click function does not work after Windows 8.1 update

If it is some hardware issue it cannot be fixed using synaptics driver installation but if you are talking about 2finger tapping action for right click then here is the solution.install latest synaptics driver for windows 8.1 from lenovo website , then restart your system.After restart , press    (windows+R) then type "regedit" then open registery editor, now use the picture to navigate to that registery entry, then check for the entry '2FingerTapAction'  . if its not there create new dword using right click and then change its name exactly as '2FingerTapAction' and now change its value to '2' , sign out once , then it should work fine

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