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Lenovo laptop came with Win8, can't find Win7 hotkey drivers -?


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#1 Jay3fer

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Posted 07 August 2013 - 12:38 PM

Dratted new laptop  (Lenovo G505) came with Win 8.  I had a Win7 install CD and license key, so I figured why not?

The rest is a bit of a nightmare... Windows installed perfectly, but was missing drivers for some of the USB ports, networking and WiFi.  Found those on the Lenovo site, but even after hunting everywhere, could not find a couple of drivers so things are infuriatingly wonky (as opposed to lovably wonky!). 

The mouse (touchpad) is doing an annoying hover-to-click thing I cannot seem to turn off, but most significantly, the hotkeys are only barely working and I cannot seem to adjust the monitor brightness no matter what I do.  I've got it so the volume (F1-F3) and all function keys are working, but the brightness-up key does NOTHING, while the brightness-down key shows a blank "fuel gauge" indicating that there is NO brightness, while in reality, it's turned up all the way and barely watchable.  :-(

 

Any suggestions for either or all of these woes???

I think it's disgusting how the Microsoft/Lenovo monopolists are still working hand-in-hand to make a system that is dysfunctional without Windows 8.  :-(


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Posted 07 August 2013 - 12:50 PM

Was the Windows 7 installation disc a retail copy or a OEM version?


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Posted 07 August 2013 - 01:04 PM

Hmm... I don't know.  Don't have it with me now.  Downloaded from somewhere... there actually was no oem cd; it came with a "one-key recovery" partition instead.






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