Search results

Basics of search

To perform a simple search, type one or more words in the Search box at the top of the page and click Search. Lenovo Search returns a list of Web pages from your country that contain one or more of your words. Search finds singular and plural forms of words and corrects minor misspellings.

The most relevant pages appear at the top of your results. Results with a key displayed next to them indicate that registration is required to view that Web page. When you click the link you are prompted for your registration ID and password or you are given the opportunity to register if you have not already done so.

Effective search strategies

Improving your search words

Using advanced search

Effective search strategies

To make your search more effective, do the following:

  1. Be specific. Try using words that are unique or try adding descriptive words. For example, a search for thinkpad may give you too many results. If you're really looking for ThinkPad drivers, specify thinkpad drivers or thinkpad dvd drivers.

  2. Try using synonyms. If you get too few results or Search doesn't find what you're looking for, try synonyms for your original words. For example, instead of searching for java classes, try java education.

  3. Check your spelling. A single misspelled or mistyped word can change your results.

  4. Learn from your results. Your search may not return exactly what you're looking for, but scanning the results may help you see the words that were found and give you ideas for other searches.

Search isn't case sensitive, so don't worry about capitalization.

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Improving your search words

Exact phrase searches

Add double quotes (" ") around specific phrases to focus your search on the exact phrase. A phrase search can greatly reduce the number of results. For example, you could enter:

"desktop accessories"

This query returns only pages that have the exact phrase "desktop accessories" in them.

Including and excluding words

To help limit your results to specific information you can include special modifiers that require certain words be included or excluded. Do not leave any space between the sign and the word, but leave a space between search words.

+ (plus sign)
Use a + sign at the beginning of a word to require that the word appear in all pages in the results. For example, you could enter:

+thinkpad +drivers

The results must contain pages with thinkpad and drivers.

- (minus sign)
Use a - sign at the beginning of a word to exclude all pages with that word. For example, you could enter:

+thinkpad +software -drivers

The results contain pages with thinkpad and software but not the word drivers.

Expanding your search with a wildcard

Look for words that begin with the same letters by using an * (asterisk) as a wildcard. A wildcard search is useful for finding pages with words that have multiple endings. For example, you could enter:


The results contain pages with words that have the prefix comput, such as compute, computer, computing, computation, and computational.

Asterisks can be used only at the end of a word or word fragment.

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Using advanced search

Use Advanced search for greater control over your search. Complete the form as follows:

  1. Search for:
    Type one or more words. The plus sign (+), minus sign (-), and double quotes (" ") are ignored in Advanced search. Also select the criteria you want to use:

  2. Search within:
    Choose a Lenovo location from the list to search within a specific country. To search across all of Lenovo, choose Worldwide.

  3. Language:
    Choose a language from the list if you don't want the one chosen for you. To search in any language, choose Any.

  4. Display:
    Choose the number of results to display.

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