even though Windows ten APPEARS to install with little need in manual driver installation, today i decided it just wasn’t running correctly. mostly you will notice too much fan noise and over-heating during even simple tasks. so i went to the Lenovo website and downloaded the intel chipset driver that is only slotted for Windows Xp through Windows 8 ….. and it installed and now is definitely better and not so dang frantic.
or i hope so. doesn’t make sense that Ubuntu Linux can run a full-screen video with much less effort. though difficult to determine if it is the chipset support or the intel graphics driver support. mainly in the thinkpads, it is the absence of the Lenovo power manager in Windows 10 that is the problem.
so i’m going to tinker with it a bit more and see how far i can get.
if it won’t fly straight, will be putting Windows 7 back on it and leave it at that. obviously Linux is able to use a driver that does not incorrectly tax the system. and since the drivers in Ubuntu are freeware and open source, there is absolutely no reason or excuse for Windows 10 using bad chipset drivers.
then again, what else is new? Linux running better than Windows — no big surprise there. it IS frustrating when you just want to be able to watch a video or play a fullscreen video game without excessive fan noise giving you a migraine. plus you can just feel when the hardware is having to work too hard.
the reason i’m using Windows 8 WITHOUT the 8.1 update on the T520 — is to double check on suspicions. so far it does seem that it is the 8.1 and up systems that have driver problems for the chipsets and intel HD graphics. in order to know why, i’d have to know a lot more about writing drivers or altering them. and that’s a lot of study for fixing one or two things. plus it is the job of the software engineers making the operating systems.
something definitely wrong, though — in Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 intell chipset support. if you just google “Windows 10 too much fan noise” you will get lots of entries from lots of frustrated users. because it’s a different platform, it’s really not fair to say “Linux can do it, why not Windows?” but there needs to be some kind of solution …. because so far the Windows solution appears to be to wear out older hardware until users have to buy new computers. and i think that’s not quite the best thing for them to be doing.