I've been playing with versions of Windows 7 since PDC last year and finally installed the RTM version 2 weeks ago. However, even given a year head-notice, it seems like Lenovo has not updated all their drivers to fit the new OS. The one I (and many others) am missing the most is support for switchable graphics.
The only resource I could find on my own was this Windows 7 Driver beta page - and a lot of questions on a lot of forums.

My question: is there an official version of all the drivers planned soon? Can someone point me to a more updated repository? And does someone know how to get support for switchable graphics in 7?


I asked the same question on the official Lenovo forums and there was no answer regarding date or confirmation of availability. Someone said it should be around the Windows 7 release date. I presume they are working on it.

  • I sincerely hope so. HP and even Sony got theirs out already. You would think Lenovo engineers couldn't get their hands on the beta/RC :) – Traveling Tech Guy Sep 6 '09 at 20:54
  • I think they've done a pretty good job with the rest of the drivers. I'm not sure why there is a delay with the graphics drivers. – miloshadzic Sep 6 '09 at 22:12
  • ...and the audio drivers. I'm getting horrible sound levels from the default Windows audio driver. Well, hope you're right and we'll all get full support come October... – Traveling Tech Guy Sep 11 '09 at 17:28

People! Good news! This link was just added to the drivers page.

  • Good link! I've been using it for a while and most of the programs work pretty well! – Chris Thompson Oct 11 '09 at 19:57

From an employee in the Windows 7 section of the Lenovo forums:

Ok, This is pretty much as "official" as it's gonna get. Lenovo will post final Win 7 WHQL certified drivers on or about October 22 to coincide with the official Microsoft release date of Windows 7.


As someone answered on another thread on Windows 7 on a Z61 - maybe they are waiting fior the "official release" which is a pain as I cant wait to dump Vista ...


Windows 7 won't officially support switchable graphics. your best bet with the T400 is to go into the BIOS and turn off switchable graphics.

  • It's not Windows 7 that needs to support it - it's Lenovo who need to publish the right driver. Since they keep selling switchable graphics machines even now, I'd imagine they plan to support them. – Traveling Tech Guy Oct 7 '09 at 17:32

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