Windows Information

General System Information (The Following Notices May Apply to Your System Purchase):

  • Before switching between 32-bit and 64-bit versions of the operating system, you must back up all data and applications.
  • Regional Activation:  Use of this product is restricted to a specific region. You may not be able to activate this product outside of such region.
  • Graphics Processor

For Windows® 7
The graphics processor supports DirectX 9. Some games and programs may require DirectX10 for superior performance and graphics. Learn more.

For Windows® 8
The graphics processor supports DirectX 9. Some games and programs may require DirectX10 for superior performance and graphics. Learn more.

  • Hardware

For Windows® 7
Some Windows 7 features—such as Windows Touch and watching and recording live TV—may require advanced or additional hardware.  Learn more.   

For Windows® 8
Some Windows 8 features—such as touch and snapping apps side by side —may require advanced hardware. Check http://www.windows.com/upgrade for details.  

Windows® 8 Disclaimer/Notices

  • The graphics processor supports DirectX 9. Some games and programs may require DirectX10 for superior performance and graphics. Learn more.
  • Some system features—such as touch and snapping apps side by side — may require advanced hardware. Learn more.
  • Computers preinstalled with Windows 8 Single Language or Windows 8 Chinese Language Editions will not support the installation of additional language packs.
  • Microsoft® OneDrive for Microsoft Windows 8.1 with Bing offer is available for a limited time.  Check the activation card inside the package for details.

Windows® 8 Systems With Downgrade Facilitation Rights (preinstalled Windows 7 downgrade)

  • Downgrade Facilitation:  Systems that are preinstalled with Windows 7 Professional software and also come with a license and media for Windows 8 Pro software may only use one version of the Windows software at a time.  Switching between versions requires  you to uninstall one version and install the other version.

 

  • Downgrade Facilitation: To enable downgrade to Windows 7 on this system, the BIOS settings were changed to boot into legacy BIOS mode. If the BIOS setting is not changed to native UEFI mode boot prior to installing, Windows 8 Pro will install; however, the following Windows 8 Pro functionalities will not work as they rely on a native UEFI mode boot:
    - Secure Boot
    - Seamless Boot experience
    - Network unlock for Bitlocker for systems with a Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
    - eDrive support

    Please refer to the system packaging or the support website (www.lenovo.com/support) for instructions on how to switch the BIOS mode.  Reverting to UEFI mode will require a hard drive reformat and all data and personal settings will be lost. It is highly recommended that you back up your data before you modify any BIOS settings.

 

 


Licensing Appendix for Application and Microsoft® Office Products

  • MANDATORY ACTIVATION. To prevent its unlicensed use, you will not be able to use the software if you do not activate it as described during installation. You can activate the software by internet or telephone (internet and telephone service charges may apply). Some changes to your computer components or the software may require you to reactivate the software. The software will continue to remind you to activate until you have completed the process.

 

  • Activation Required:   Certain Microsoft® software products included with this computer may use technological measures for copy protection. In such case, you will not be able to use the product if you do not activate it with Microsoft. Activation may be completed by Internet or telephone (internet and telephone service charges may apply).  Product activation procedures and Microsoft’s privacy policy will be detailed during initial launch of the product, or upon certain reinstallations of the software products or reconfigurations of the computer.

 

  • Purchase Microsoft ® Office 2013 or Microsoft ® Office 365 licensed software for your device.

 

  • Microsoft® Office 365 Personal for Windows 8.1 offer is available for a limited time.  Check the activation card inside the package for details

 

 

  • Home and Small Business End Users:  This PC includes Microsoft Security Essentials which provides anti-malware protection for use by consumers for personal use, and on up to 10 PCs by small businesses. If that does not apply to you, you must uninstall Microsoft Security Essentials and should install another anti-malware product. For more information, refer to the License terms for the product at http://www.microsoft.com/security_essentials/eula.aspx

 

  •  Games Content:  The Product may contain programs and/or content developed by third parties. Neither MS nor its suppliers guarantee that the programs and/or content are suitable for minors.

 

 

Windows® RT Products

  • Windows RT Product Disclaimer Notices
    Windows RT
    Office Home & Student 2013 RT Preview, a special early edition of the next versions of Word 2013 RT, Excel 2013 RT, PowerPoint 2013 RT and OneNote 2013 RT may be installed on your device. Microsoft will provide a free update (internet required for update and service charges may apply) to the final version of Office Home & Student 2013 RT via Windows Update. Certain features, macros, add-ins, VBA support and other custom programs may not work on this device. For further details, please go to http://office.com/officeRT.
    Office Home & Student 2013 RT Preview and the final version are not for use in commercial, nonprofit, or revenue generating activities.
  • Applications: This device will run only applications from the Windows Store.

 

 

  • Windows RT Customer Systems with a DirectX 9 class Graphics Processor Unit (GPU):  Graphics processor supports DirectX 9. Some games and programs may require DirectX 10 for superior performance and graphics. Check windows.com/WindowsRT for details.

 

  • Hardware:  Some Windows RT features, such as snapping apps side by side, may require advanced hardware. Check windows.com/WindowsRT for details.