Instructions for upgrading your Lenovo PC to Windows 7
Click the button below to download instructions for upgrading your Lenovo PC to Windows 7. Instructions are provided in PDF format.
After you’ve completed your upgrade, you'll need to update your drivers:
Click the button below to download the updated drivers for your PC from the Microsoft support site.
Start with a new Lenovo PC
You don't need to labor through detailed specification lists to know if your new Lenovo PC will run Windows 7 to its full potential. Our new PCs with Windows® 7 Lenovo Enhanced Experience certification are optimized to do just that.
Our IdeaPad and IdeaCentre PCs with the Enhanced Experience logo offer a faster, richer and more convenient computing experience. You’ll get more from Windows 7 with the remarkably fast boot and shutdown process, the rich entertainment and graphics features, plus a convenient Windows-independent recovery and anti-virus tool. And our ThinkPad and ThinkCentre PCs with the Enhanced Experience logo deliver the ease of use, enhanced productivity, security and connectivity options your business needs.
So when you’re ready to upgrade, we’re ready for you. Just look for the Enhanced Experience logo on our products in stores. Or if you’re shopping at lenovo.com, look for the next to our Enhanced Experience products and click the icon to learn more.
Important upgrade notes
Windows 7 System Requirements:
1GHz or faster 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor
1GB RAM (32-bit) / 2GB RAM (64-bit)
16GB available disk space (32-bit) / 20GB (64-bit)
DirectX® 9 graphics processor with WDDM 1.0 or higher driver
Windows Media Center DVR Functionality
Additional hardware may be required. Not available in all countries.
Windows Media Center Internet TV
Internet access required. Free Internet TV content varies by geography. Some content may require additional fees.
Windows XP Mode
Windows XP Mode requires either Lenovo pre-installation or post-purchase installation of Windows XP Mode (that runs on Windows 7 Professional or Ultimate) plus a virtualization technology such as Windows Virtual PC. For more information on system requirements, go to http://www.microsoft.com/virtual-pc.
Additional requirements to use certain features:
Product functionality and graphics may vary based on your system configuration. Some features may require advanced or additional hardware; visit http://windows.microsoft.com/systemrequirements.
Some features in earlier Windows versions are not included in Windows 7. Download Windows Live™ Essentials to get similar programs including Windows Live™ Mail, Photo Gallery, Messenger and Movie Maker, for free at http://download.live.com.