Intel SSD and WD drivers

Recently I bought Intel SSD 330 series for my notebook.

Regarding to user manual I’ve downloaded software for migrating data from HDD to SSD. But I had “strange” problem. My notebook “didn’t see” Intel SSD. Instead of Intel SSD my notebook displays WD SSD in device manager (Device manager shows WD SSDSC2CT180A3). In that time I had installed WD SES drivers on my notebook. It seems that my notebook uses WD drivers for Intel SSD.

I couldn’t migrate data from HDD to SSD with  Intel® Data Migration Software. So I change HDD in my notebook with SSD and reinstall Windows again. Now everything is working fine, but I didn’t find reason why is this happened.

I suspect that I had “driver problem”.

This post is just announcement for future similar problems and please put your comments. Maybe we can help somebody in future.

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Problem with Lenovo EDGE 13’3 Wi-Fi and Windows 8

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It seems that Lenovo have big fail with Windows 8 drivers

Few days ago I decide to reinstall my laptop from scratch. First I backed up all data on, and then I reformate my HDD and install Windows 8 x64 Enterprise. Everything seems to be fine except one thing. I couldn’t start my Wireless Network Card. Sad smile

I checked in device manager and drivers was OK. No exclamation marks or similar failures. But I couldn’t connect to my Wi-Fi network.

As far as we all know, Lenovo have hardware switch on some models. On EDGE there is no switch but you must start (enable) your Wi-Fi card by pressing Fn+F9. You are unable to do this if you don’t have Lenovo software installed. But Lenovo still didn’t write proper drivers for Windows 8.

Currently Lenovo have Beta drivers for Windows 8 @ Lenovo. Why for God’s sake they have Beta drivers? Windows 8 is out for more then three months.

Here is what you must do if you don’t want to install Beta drivers on your laptop (you will must to install just one)

  1. ThinkPad Power Management Driver, v1.66 beta, download (Windows 8 x86, x64)
  2. ThinkPad Power Manager, v6.32, download (Windows 7)
  3. Hotkey Features Integration, v3.80, download (Windows 7)
  4. Communications Utility, v2.09, download (Windows 7) – this one is needed to have Fn+F6 bring up properties for webcam, etc.

Yes, you must use Windows 7 drivers!

If some of this applications don’t want to install you will have to use compatibility mode.

After this you are able to get response after pressing Fn+F9., and you have possibility to enable your Wi-Fi card.

For some Lenovo models you can use Base Utility Package for Windows 8.

Windows 7 and iPhone tethering

It seems that iPhone and Windows 7 have problems with tethering over Bluetooth on Lenovo notebook.

When you try to connect your iPhone with notebook using Bluetooth you will receive driver error for “Bluetooth peripheral device”. Of course you can control everything on your iPhone but you couldn’t connect to internet using tethering.

I don’t know why is this happened but solution is simple.

You must go to Control Panel – Devices and Printers. Right click on your iPhone then Properties – Services

Uncheck option Wireless iAP

Click OK

Now right click on your iPhone again

Then Connect Using – Access Point

And now you are connected to internet using Bluetooth on your iPhone