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Windows 7, Windows 10, or Linux?


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#1 ZombeeeePikachu

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Posted 10 January 2018 - 09:08 PM

I have a Lenovo Thinkpad Edge e420. I bought it used off Craigslist with a clean upgrade of Windows 10, back when you could upgrade for free. I believe that the previous owner had it for a while then upgraded it clean to sell. It came from Lenovo with Windows 7. Specs: Core i3 2310m, 7200rpm 300gb hdd, 4gd ddr3l. My question is, firstly, is there a way to get a driver for the hd graphics 3000 on windows 10 for opengl 3.0+? If not, downgrade to Win7 or Linux? Also, Win10 is kind of broken. I changed the active partition when trying to dual boot (0/10 do not reccomend) and now whenever I boot i get error 0xc0000428 for winload.exe. I can just press esc, then hold enter until advanced boot options comes up, then press f11 to recover system, but that's kind of a hassle to do every time I boot up. Any help appreciated. Thanks! :)

(Also, I would rather stay on Win10 if possible)


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#2 Chris Cosgrove

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Posted 12 January 2018 - 07:17 PM

For your open GL problem take a look at theLenovo forums here where there appears to be a solution for your problem -

 

https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/forums/v3_1/forumtopicpage/board-id/tp04_en/page/1/thread-id/10130

 

As for your 'broken' Win 10 have you tried doing either a repair or reset install or, if all else fails, backing up everything and just re-installing ?

 

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