This Lenovo Windows® 8 upgrade guide will help users to upgrade their current Windows operating system to Windows® 8.
To ensure that your computer model is eligible for this upgrade, go to: www.lenovo.com/support/windows8.
Because of software compatibility issues, the following functions will no longer work after upgrading your computer.
Specific features of Windows® 8 may be disabled or unavailable on your computer, due to different hardware configurations.
Some software should be uninstalled or updated prior to upgrading to Windows® 8. Otherwise, the upgrade process may fail. Check to see if your computer has any of the following programs. If so, uninstall or upgrade the program before upgrading your computer.
Absolute Reminder, Adobe Flash Player, Adobe Reader, Amazon Link
Baidu Browser, Baidu Japanese IME, Baidu SearchBar, BestBuy, Business Contact Manager, BootShield
Google Toolbar, Google Chrome
Idea Life, IFilter, Intel Fast Flash Standby (iFFS), Intelligent Touchpad, InstantReset
Kaspersky Internet Security, KingSoft anti-virus, KingSoft Dictionary, KingSoft Office, KNOWHOW APP centre, KNOWHOW Movies
Leader Tech registration, Lenovo Active Protection System(APS), Lenovo EE Boot Optimizer, Lenovo Energy Management Software, Lenovo English, Lenovo Games, Lenovo Smart Update, Lenovo Solution Center, Lenovo TV Player, Lenovo Welcome, Lenovo WWAN CM, LenovoAppWiz, LenovoCloudShield, Lenovo safe navigation
MagicShare, McAfee AntiVirus Plus, McAfee Internet Security, Microsoft .NET Framework 4, Microsoft Security Essentials
Office 2010, Office Home And Business 2010, Office Personal 2010, Office2007, OneKey Recovery 7.0, Onekey Theater, ooVoo
PC Care, Photo Service (PrintEase), PlayMovie, PokeTalk, Power2Go, PowerDVD, Picasa
QQ PC Manager, Quick Start
R.I.C.(Robust Intelligent Companion), RapidDrive, ReadyComm, ReadyComm WiFi
ScreenSaver, Smart ShutDown, SugarSync Manager
Taobao Shopping, Times Online
User Guide Common Tool
Windows Live Essentials 2011
Windows 8 works great on the same hardware that powers Windows® 7:
Additional requirements to use certain features:
Microsoft offers two options for upgrading to Windows® 8: upgrading from an older version of Windows and clean install.
If your current version of Windows can be upgraded, you may be able to keep your previous files, settings, user accounts, and programs.
To perform an upgrade:
If your current version of Windows can't be upgraded or if you want to replace your current operating system entirely, you can perform a clean install.
Note: Some models can only support the clean install upgrade method. For IdeaPad models, Lenovo suggests performing a clean install to upgrade to Windows® 8.
To perform a clean install:
Note: Clean install deletes all of your programs and settings. You must manually reinstall your programs after the installation is completed. You will also need to install any necessary hardware drivers for the new operating system manually.