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This document describes the steps for installing the Microsoft(R) Windows(R) 8.1 operating system and updating the system BIOS and drivers on supported ThinkCentre(R) and ThinkStation(R) desktop computers. This document also contains hints, tips, and limitations found during testing of Windows 8.1 on the ThinkCentre and ThinkStation desktop computers specified in this document. In some cases, this document will suggest that you take steps prior to installing or updating to Windows 8.1. Therefore, it is recommended that you read the entire document before installing Windows 8.1, and follow the instructions provided.
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Refer to the "What are the system requirements for Windows 8.1 Preview" section from the Microsoft Windows 8.1 system requirements Web page: Windows 8.1 Preview: FAQ.
Lenovo has tested and confirmed that the operating system of the following ThinkCentre and ThinkStation desktop computers can be updated from Windows 8 to Windows 8.1. However, depending on hardware and software configuration, your computer might not be updatable, even if it is listed below. Refer to the following sections for details.
Edge 62z, Edge 72, Edge 72z, Edge 73, Edge 73e, Edge 73z, Edge 92, Edge 92z, Edge 93, Edge 93z
M62z, M72e, M72z, M73e, M73z, M77, M78, M82, M83, M92, M92p, M92z, M93, M93p, M93z, M4250s, M4300t[Dual-net], M4300t[Security], M4350t/s/q, M4500t/s/q, M6400s, M6400t, M6500s, M6500t, M7100z, M7101z, M7200z, M7250z, M8000t, M8400s, M8400t, M8500s, M8500t, M9201z, M9350z
C30, D30, S30
While updating your computer operating system to Windows 8.1, Windows 8.1 setup program will scan your computer to check if your computer is ready for Windows 8.1. By viewing the results of the scan operation, you can review issues that might prevent you from updating to Windows 8.1.
For more information about updating your Lenovo computer, refer to the document Updating to Windows 8.1 from Windows 8 on ThinkCentre and ThinkStation Desktop Computers - General.
You may also clean install Windows 8.1 on your computer. For more information about clean install Windows 8.1 your Lenovo computer, refer to the document Clean Install of Windows 8.1 on ThinkCentre and ThinkStation Desktop Computers - General.
If there are any peripheral devices installed on your computer, you need to check if they are compatible with Windows 8.1. Go to Microsoft Windows 8.1 home page and the peripheral device manufacturers' Web sites for compatibility information. You might need to download device drivers for the peripheral devices.
You also need to check if all of your necessary application software is compatible with Windows 8.1. Go to the application software manufacturers' Web sites for compatibility information. You might also want to check Microsoft Windows 8.1 home page for any known compatibility issues with application software.
Click the following links to view Windows 8.1 hints, tips, and limitations.
Microsoft Windows 8.1 Hints & Tips on ThinkCentre and ThinkStation Desktop Computers
Application Software Limitations When Updating to Windows 8.1 on ThinkCentre and ThinkStation Desktop Computers
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