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Installing Windows 8 on Lenovo W520 from USB

A few minor gotchas when installing Windows 8 RTM on my Lenovo W520 – may affect others with Optimus switchable graphics, or other Lenovos. Issues encountered initially include: USB Boot drive not being picked up properly Stuck / hung on “Getting devices ready” during installation (94%) After downloading Win 8 RTM from MSDN these steps […]

Lenovo W520 bricked & won’t turn on

I recently took receipt of an all-singing all-dancing Lenovo W520. A beast of a workstation/laptop with unbelievable battery power (especially when you include the additional battery slice). Keith Combs’ review is great if you want more info. All was going really well, slowly building a nice portable dev rig. However, yesterday evening (Sunday.. serves me […]