Windows 8 on Lenovo W520 Graphics Issues


  • Anybody having any luck getting the switchable graphics working on this thing?  The intel has integrated drivers in box, but the NVIDIA drivers cause issues and more issues, from flickering to full on lock-ups.  I'd like to be able to use the DP on my laptop, especially with how good it is on my desktop machine.
    Friday, September 16, 2011 5:14 PM


  • Hey Chris123NT-1,


    You may be able to find a driver that works better with your computer and Windows Developer Preview by going directly to NVIDEA's website or from Lenovo's website. The links below will take you to their driver download sections:
    NVIDEA Driver Downloads
    Lenovo Drivers & Downloads


    An additional option is to use the compatibility troubleshooter to install drivers that are designed for other versions of Windows:

    • Enter the Start screen
    • Swipe your finger from the right edge of the screen toward the center of the screen to expand the Charms section
    • Select Search
    • Type Compatibility
    • Click Settings in the right column
    • Click Run programs made for previous versions of Windows


    Then follow the prompts and direct the troubleshooter to the installer for your computer's driver/drivers.


    Hope that helps, look forward to hearing back from you.

    Saturday, September 17, 2011 6:20 PM