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Setting up Windows 8.1 on ThinkPad and Lenovo B, E, K, M, and V Series Notebook Computers - General

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 ThinkPad(R) and Lenovo(R) B, E, K, M, and V series notebook computers. This document also contains hints, tips, and limitations found during testing of Windows 8.1 on the ThinkPad and Lenovo B, E, K, M, and V series notebook 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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System requirements

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.

ThinkPad and Lenovo B, E, K, M, and V series notebook computers that are ready for Windows 8.1

Lenovo has tested and confirmed that the operating system of the following ThinkPad and Lenovo B, E, K, M, and V series notebook 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.

Check if your computer is ready for Windows 8.1

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 from Windows 8 on ThinkPad and Lenovo B, E, K, M, and V Series Notebook 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 ThinkPad and Lenovo B, E, K, M, and V Series Notebook Computers - General.

Check if your peripheral devices are compatible with Windows 8.1

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.

Check if your application software is compatible with Windows 8.1

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.

Windows 8.1 hints, tips, and limitations

Click the following links to view Windows 8.1 hints, tips, and limitations.

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Hints & Tips on ThinkPad and Lenovo B, E, K, M, and V Series Notebook Computers

Application Software Limitations When Updating to Windows 8.1 on ThinkPad and Lenovo B, E, K, M, and V Series Notebook Computers

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