Lenovo Legion Windows 11 22H2 ISO


cloves2023

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Long story short. Laptop is a few months old. I got this exclusively to DJ live events. It came with Windows 11 22H2. Now here is the rub, I never test it for audio latency using LatencyMon. Figured this thing was over the top from my 8 year old laptop. Anyway last night I was playing some songs with only small vocals and noticed popping. So immediately ran LatencyMon and yes huge amount of latency. Turned up all my power plan settings to performance and no sleep etc. Still massive latency. A couple of weeks back I did so the service pack update via the microsoft update prompt. So while I am not 100% sure if the problem was there or not before, I am in a dire situation as I have a big live event on Sat. I can't have that popping.

Also noticed that the laptop kept showing the need to activate. I would do this just about everyday. It would say fixed and activated. I called Lenovo and they pushed me to MS and MS gave me a robot. Crazy. So I am thinking something went bad when it updated maybe?

I am currently downloading the stock Lenovo img that came with the system. But I was also thinking just download the stock MS iso image which should have less crap in it and then install the Lenovo apps I need. MS has now taking down the 22H2 and only offers 23H2. I went to uupdump to get the iso but can't make heads or tails of all the options like arm64 or amd64.

Anyone have advice on either/or question or what I should try? Specs below image

Thanks in advance

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Specs:
Lenovo 16" Legion Pro 7i 16IRX8H
2.2 GHz Intel Core i9 24-Core (13th Gen)
32GB DDR5 RAM
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 (12GB GDDR6)
 

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System One

  • OS
    Windows 11
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    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Legion Pro 7i 16IRX8H
    CPU
    Intel Core i9 HX 24-core CPU
    Memory
    32GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 (12GB GDDR6)
    Screen Resolution
    2560 x 1600
I don't understand why you want 22H2, when 23H2 is available and your PC will handle it beautifully. You can take the 23H2 from UUP (AMD64, not ARM), or you can get the ISO through the MCT at Microsoft and do an in-place upgrade install, keeping all the stuff you want to keep.
 

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    Lenovo ThinkCentre M920S SFF
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    i7-9700 @ 3.00GHz
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    Lenovo 3132
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    32GBDDR4 @ 2666MHz
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    Intel HD 630 Graphics onboard
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    Realtek HD Audio
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    LG E2442
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    1920x1080
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    1 x Samsung 970 EVO PLUS 500GB NVMe SSD, 1 x WD_BLACK SN770
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    Cherry Stream TKL JK-8600US-2 Wired
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    LogiTech M510 wireless
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    Fast (for fixed wireless!)
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    Malwarebytes Premium & Defender (working together beautifully!)
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    11 Pro 23H2 22631.3527
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    Lenovo ThinkCentre M920S SFF
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    i5-8400 @ 2.80GHz
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    Lenovo 3132
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    32GB DDR4 @ 2600MHz
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    Intel HD 630 Graphics onboard
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    Realtek High Definition Audio onboard
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    LG FULL HD (1920x1080@59Hz)
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    1 x Samsung 970 EVO PLUS NVMe; 1 x Samsung 980 NVMe SSD
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Are you sure that 2.2 GHz figure is correct? I don't think i9 13th gen processors run like that.
 

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    i7-9700 @ 3.00GHz
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    Lenovo 3132
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    32GBDDR4 @ 2666MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel HD 630 Graphics onboard
    Sound Card
    Realtek HD Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    LG E2442
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    1 x Samsung 970 EVO PLUS 500GB NVMe SSD, 1 x WD_BLACK SN770
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    Lenovo SFF
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    Cherry Stream TKL JK-8600US-2 Wired
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    11 Pro 23H2 22631.3527
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    PC/Desktop
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    Lenovo ThinkCentre M920S SFF
    CPU
    i5-8400 @ 2.80GHz
    Motherboard
    Lenovo 3132
    Memory
    32GB DDR4 @ 2600MHz
    Graphics card(s)
    Intel HD 630 Graphics onboard
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Definition Audio onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    LG FULL HD (1920x1080@59Hz)
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    1 x Samsung 970 EVO PLUS NVMe; 1 x Samsung 980 NVMe SSD
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    Lenovo Think Centre SFF
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    LogiTech M510 wireless
    Keyboard
    Cherry Stream TKL JK-8600US-2 Wired
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    Fast (for fixed wireless!)
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    Chrome
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    Malwarebytes Premium and MS Defender, beautiful together
First of all go with 23H2 and use MS clean iso. As soon as got windows installed go here:
GitHub - BartoszCichecki/LenovoLegionToolkit: Lightweight Lenovo Vantage and Hotkeys replacement for Lenovo Legion laptops. and install the toolkit. Let windows install all drivers. But for GPU I would recommend 537.58-notebook-win10-win11-64bit-international-dch-whql.exe. (This is known to be most stable and have less latency issue. To make sure you won't have the audio pops and latency issues, when you want to use your laptop for Audio go to lenovo toolkit and choose "Hybrid i-gpu). The sound problems will stop this way. You can switch to D-GPU or normal Hybrid when you want to play games etc.

To get your iso and download it just follow this guide:

I have also attached a power plan you can use for audio. This is what I use when I want to do live playback with Many VSTi. You can import it and give it a try.
 

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    Intel i7-12800H
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    32 GB DDR5 4800 MHz dual-channel
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    NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3080 Ti
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+1 DPC latency is mostly caused by driver issues, especially with NVIDIA or AMD GPU's. Removing "crap apps" will improve overall system performance, but it's not the source of your problems.
 

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Thanks for all the input everyone! I will install the 23H2 clean iso install as @rezpower mentioned and report back.

Since I am now in panic mode because of an event coming, I went ahead and tried the lenovo recovery image. My logic was this, I needed a baseline to see if this was a problem from the start. Since I did the 23H2 update as a service pack, figured it could have been the issue. Guess what? The latency issue is still there according to LatencyMon (Big culprit looks like still showing Wdf01000.sys) Before nuking everything, I tried DDU method and clean installed latest nvidia driver used the latest version not 537.58. Also tried full power settings. I'll try the new one rezpower listed above.

The only other thing I forgot to mention is that Lenovo doesn't list this laptop as recommended for the 23H2. 16IRX8H isn't listed, Legions are under the Notebook/ideapad section:
 

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  • OS
    Windows 11
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    Laptop
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    Legion Pro 7i 16IRX8H
    CPU
    Intel Core i9 HX 24-core CPU
    Memory
    32GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 (12GB GDDR6)
    Screen Resolution
    2560 x 1600
I'm not an audiophile so can be of no help. @Edwin might be the one who can advise you. Hopefully he'll see this tag.
 

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    Windows 11 Pro 23H2 22631.3447
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    Dell Optiplex 7080
    CPU
    i9-10900 10 core 20 threads
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    DELL 0J37VM
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    32 gb
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    none-Intel UHD Graphics 630
    Sound Card
    Integrated Realtek
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    Benq 27
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    2560x1440
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    1tb Solidigm m.2 +256gb ssd+512 gb usb m.2 sata
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    500w
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    MT
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    Dell Premium
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    Logitech wired
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    Logitech wireless
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    so slow I'm too embarrassed to tell
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    Firefox
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    Defender+MWB Premium
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    Dell Optiplex 9020
    CPU
    i7-4770
    Memory
    24 gb
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Benq 27
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    256 gb Toshiba BG4 M.2 NVE SSB and 1 tb hdd
    PSU
    500w
    Case
    MT
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    Dell factory
    Mouse
    Logitech wireless
    Keyboard
    Logitech wired
    Internet Speed
    still not telling
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    Defender+MWB Premium
I think I lost my eyes tonight, been doing this since 9am. Got the fresh iso installed. Windows update took care of almost everything. I had to get the intel driver from Lenovo and the Nvidia driver. But I am having a problem installing the Nvidia big driver. It keeps telling me no NVIDIA GPU detected. I installed all drivers under the chipset section to see if would fix the issue and it hasn't. Everything expect the "killer Component"

Then tried DDU in safe mode and then the installer again in windows and nothing. I have not nvidia display adapter in the device manager so the updater can't update. Genius

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  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Legion Pro 7i 16IRX8H
    CPU
    Intel Core i9 HX 24-core CPU
    Memory
    32GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 (12GB GDDR6)
    Screen Resolution
    2560 x 1600
Apart from upgrading to 23H2 you must download the official audio driver from Lenovo support site and install it. Probably Windows Update replaced it with a newer version, but not quite compatible with your audio hardware. You may want to block any driver updates using Windows Update Show/Hide Tool or Windows Advanced Update Manager (WAU). Search for updates with either utility and check the box to hide (block) the unwanted updates before they are installed.
 

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  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro 23H2 64-bit (build 22631.3374)
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Acer Extensa 5630EZ
    CPU
    Mobile DualCore Intel Core 2 Duo T7250, 2000 MHz
    Motherboard
    Acer Extensa 5630
    Memory
    4GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Mobile Intel(R) GMA 4500M (Mobile 4 series)
    Sound Card
    Realtek ALC268 @ Intel 82801IB ICH9 - High Definition Audio Controller
    Monitor(s) Displays
    1
    Screen Resolution
    1280x800
    Hard Drives
    Samsung SSD 850 EVO 250GB SATA Device (250 GB, SATA-III)
    Internet Speed
    VDSL 50 Mbps
    Browser
    MICROSOFT EDGE
    Antivirus
    WINDOWS DEFENDER
    Other Info
    Legacy MBR installation, no TPM, no Secure Boot, no WDDM 2.0 graphics drivers, cannot get more unsupported ;) This is only my test laptop. I had installed Windows 11 here before upgrading my main PC. For my main PC I use everyday see my 2nd system specs.
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro v23H2 (build 22631.3374)
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom-built PC
    CPU
    Intel Core-i7 3770 3.40GHz s1155 (3rd generation)
    Motherboard
    Asus P8H61 s1155 ATX
    Memory
    2x Kingston Hyper-X Blu 8GB DDR3-1600
    Graphics card(s)
    Gainward NE5105T018G1-1070F (nVidia GeForce GTX 1050Ti 4GB GDDR5)
    Sound Card
    Realtek HD audio (ALC887)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Sony Bravia KDL-19L4000 19" LCD TV via VGA
    Screen Resolution
    1440x900 32-bit 60Hz
    Hard Drives
    Patriot Burst Elite 480GB SSD as system disk, Western Digital Caviar Purple 4TB SATA III (WD40PURZ) as second
    PSU
    Thermaltake Litepower RGB 550W Full Wired
    Case
    SUPERCASE MIDI-TOWER
    Cooling
    Stock Intel CPU Fan, 1x 8cm fan at the back
    Mouse
    Sunnyline OptiEye PS/2
    Keyboard
    Mitsumi 101-key PS/2
    Internet Speed
    100Mbps
    Browser
    Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox
    Antivirus
    Microsoft Windows Defender
    Other Info
    Legacy BIOS (MBR) installation, no TPM, no Secure Boot, WDDM 3.0 graphics drivers, WEI score 7.4
I think I lost my eyes tonight, been doing this since 9am. Got the fresh iso installed. Windows update took care of almost everything. I had to get the intel driver from Lenovo and the Nvidia driver. But I am having a problem installing the Nvidia big driver. It keeps telling me no NVIDIA GPU detected. I installed all drivers under the chipset section to see if would fix the issue and it hasn't. Everything expect the "killer Component"

Then tried DDU in safe mode and then the installer again in windows and nothing. I have not nvidia display adapter in the device manager so the updater can't update. Genius

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You either downloaded the desktop version of the drivers, you must download the mobile version, or you have customized graphics by Lenovo and you are stuck with their custom graphics drivers. Most likely the first case, make sure you download the mobile version.
 

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    Windows 11 Pro 23H2 64-bit (build 22631.3374)
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    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Acer Extensa 5630EZ
    CPU
    Mobile DualCore Intel Core 2 Duo T7250, 2000 MHz
    Motherboard
    Acer Extensa 5630
    Memory
    4GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Mobile Intel(R) GMA 4500M (Mobile 4 series)
    Sound Card
    Realtek ALC268 @ Intel 82801IB ICH9 - High Definition Audio Controller
    Monitor(s) Displays
    1
    Screen Resolution
    1280x800
    Hard Drives
    Samsung SSD 850 EVO 250GB SATA Device (250 GB, SATA-III)
    Internet Speed
    VDSL 50 Mbps
    Browser
    MICROSOFT EDGE
    Antivirus
    WINDOWS DEFENDER
    Other Info
    Legacy MBR installation, no TPM, no Secure Boot, no WDDM 2.0 graphics drivers, cannot get more unsupported ;) This is only my test laptop. I had installed Windows 11 here before upgrading my main PC. For my main PC I use everyday see my 2nd system specs.
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro v23H2 (build 22631.3374)
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom-built PC
    CPU
    Intel Core-i7 3770 3.40GHz s1155 (3rd generation)
    Motherboard
    Asus P8H61 s1155 ATX
    Memory
    2x Kingston Hyper-X Blu 8GB DDR3-1600
    Graphics card(s)
    Gainward NE5105T018G1-1070F (nVidia GeForce GTX 1050Ti 4GB GDDR5)
    Sound Card
    Realtek HD audio (ALC887)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Sony Bravia KDL-19L4000 19" LCD TV via VGA
    Screen Resolution
    1440x900 32-bit 60Hz
    Hard Drives
    Patriot Burst Elite 480GB SSD as system disk, Western Digital Caviar Purple 4TB SATA III (WD40PURZ) as second
    PSU
    Thermaltake Litepower RGB 550W Full Wired
    Case
    SUPERCASE MIDI-TOWER
    Cooling
    Stock Intel CPU Fan, 1x 8cm fan at the back
    Mouse
    Sunnyline OptiEye PS/2
    Keyboard
    Mitsumi 101-key PS/2
    Internet Speed
    100Mbps
    Browser
    Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox
    Antivirus
    Microsoft Windows Defender
    Other Info
    Legacy BIOS (MBR) installation, no TPM, no Secure Boot, WDDM 3.0 graphics drivers, WEI score 7.4
Here is the link to the graphic driver :
If you are not much into games and use the laptop for audio or graphic editing etc then you can use this driver which is even more stable:
Now there is something worth mentioning which is: If you want to use your laptop for professional audio tasks the onboard audio will not be enough and it's best to get an external audio device. I personally have a "Steinberg UR44" and I am able to mix more then 40 audio (VST instruments and other audio tracks (including live vocal) and I can play them back or export the result to high quality audio without any issue.
This is done on an older model of Lenovo Legion laptop (2022 model). So you should not have any problems either.

Edit: If for any reason you can't install the older driver I posted then simply go with the latest driver. As I said in my first post the goal is to get your laptop's windows and drivers installed and ready and THEN to disable the nvidia GPU with Legion toolkit WHEN you want to use it for audio tasks. This will allow you to see if the audio problems are fixed or not.
 
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    Razer Blade 17
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    Intel i7-12800H
    Memory
    32 GB DDR5 4800 MHz dual-channel
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3080 Ti
    Sound Card
    Steinberg UR44
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    1 TB SSD (M.2 NVMe PCIe 4.0 x4
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i386 , x86 and 32-Bit are 32 Bit
AMD64 , x64 and 64-bit are 64 bit
ARM64 are 64 bit for ARM processor
 

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    Microsoft Windows 11 (Original : DOS)
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    ASUS
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    Intel Pentium P6200 (2.13GHz + 2 Cores/Threads)
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    A42F-VX330D
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    8 Gigabytes (Original Product have 1 GB)
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    Intel GMA HD Graphics
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    No Power Supply (I’m use laptop battery)
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Morning everyone, well I can't figure out how to install the Nvidia drivers. I was using the nvidia notebook ones so that isn't the issue. I downloaded all the audio drivers from Lenovo after what @spapakons mentioned. Installed them. In the display I only see intel udh adapter and I am pretty sure I should nvidia there as well.

@rezpower yes, can't get the older or newer installed. Not sure what to even do now I still have to reinstall my audio software. Thanks I should have mentioned I DJ. As far as hardware I uses a pioneer DJM-s9 mixer and it uses ASIO driver. My super old Lenovo Y1505 was my previous laptop, used it for years to DJ. Never had any latency problems. Even when mixing and recording live.

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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Legion Pro 7i 16IRX8H
    CPU
    Intel Core i9 HX 24-core CPU
    Memory
    32GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 (12GB GDDR6)
    Screen Resolution
    2560 x 1600
Are you sure you have Intel+nVidia hybrid graphics? Check BIOS, you may have to enable nVidia there first. Also Lenovo might provide both drivers since a slightly different model (different part number) may have nVidia graphics instead of Intel.
 

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  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro 23H2 64-bit (build 22631.3374)
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Acer Extensa 5630EZ
    CPU
    Mobile DualCore Intel Core 2 Duo T7250, 2000 MHz
    Motherboard
    Acer Extensa 5630
    Memory
    4GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Mobile Intel(R) GMA 4500M (Mobile 4 series)
    Sound Card
    Realtek ALC268 @ Intel 82801IB ICH9 - High Definition Audio Controller
    Monitor(s) Displays
    1
    Screen Resolution
    1280x800
    Hard Drives
    Samsung SSD 850 EVO 250GB SATA Device (250 GB, SATA-III)
    Internet Speed
    VDSL 50 Mbps
    Browser
    MICROSOFT EDGE
    Antivirus
    WINDOWS DEFENDER
    Other Info
    Legacy MBR installation, no TPM, no Secure Boot, no WDDM 2.0 graphics drivers, cannot get more unsupported ;) This is only my test laptop. I had installed Windows 11 here before upgrading my main PC. For my main PC I use everyday see my 2nd system specs.
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro v23H2 (build 22631.3374)
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom-built PC
    CPU
    Intel Core-i7 3770 3.40GHz s1155 (3rd generation)
    Motherboard
    Asus P8H61 s1155 ATX
    Memory
    2x Kingston Hyper-X Blu 8GB DDR3-1600
    Graphics card(s)
    Gainward NE5105T018G1-1070F (nVidia GeForce GTX 1050Ti 4GB GDDR5)
    Sound Card
    Realtek HD audio (ALC887)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Sony Bravia KDL-19L4000 19" LCD TV via VGA
    Screen Resolution
    1440x900 32-bit 60Hz
    Hard Drives
    Patriot Burst Elite 480GB SSD as system disk, Western Digital Caviar Purple 4TB SATA III (WD40PURZ) as second
    PSU
    Thermaltake Litepower RGB 550W Full Wired
    Case
    SUPERCASE MIDI-TOWER
    Cooling
    Stock Intel CPU Fan, 1x 8cm fan at the back
    Mouse
    Sunnyline OptiEye PS/2
    Keyboard
    Mitsumi 101-key PS/2
    Internet Speed
    100Mbps
    Browser
    Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox
    Antivirus
    Microsoft Windows Defender
    Other Info
    Legacy BIOS (MBR) installation, no TPM, no Secure Boot, WDDM 3.0 graphics drivers, WEI score 7.4
Morning everyone, well I can't figure out how to install the Nvidia drivers. I was using the nvidia notebook ones so that isn't the issue. I downloaded all the audio drivers from Lenovo after what @spapakons mentioned. Installed them. In the display I only see intel udh adapter and I am pretty sure I should nvidia there as well.

@rezpower yes, can't get the older or newer installed. Not sure what to even do now I still have to reinstall my audio software. Thanks I should have mentioned I DJ. As far as hardware I uses a pioneer DJM-s9 mixer and it uses ASIO driver. My super old Lenovo Y1505 was my previous laptop, used it for years to DJ. Never had any latency problems. Even when mixing and recording live.

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OK cloves2023, the next thing to try now is to reboot or turn off the laptop, THEN pressing F2 while turning ON your PC to enter bios settings. In the graphic device settings , look and see if its on dynamic or Discrete? put it on Discrete and reboot. see if this time you will see your nvidia device and if you can install the driver. If this did not fix the problem you need to load bios default settings , then save and reboot. And non of this worked then shutdown your laptop and hold the power button for about 30 secs. Laptop will turn ON and then off etc.. don't worry just keep the button pressed down without releasing it.
One of these steps will normally solve the issue.
 

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    Razer Blade 17
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    Intel i7-12800H
    Memory
    32 GB DDR5 4800 MHz dual-channel
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3080 Ti
    Sound Card
    Steinberg UR44
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    1 TB SSD (M.2 NVMe PCIe 4.0 x4
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    Firefox
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    Windows Defender + Malwarebytes
Thanks @rezpower, I got it working, I still hadn't installed the Toolkit (I blame panic and lack of sleep lol) Once installed that showed a microsoft basic display adapter. Then I installed the nivida driver and it worked.

No I need to install the power setting.

Edit: Hmm so now windows is only showing me 1 energy plan. I don't see a way to make new ones either

So ToolKit is showing me energy plans I set that one to Performance. When I check windows energy plan is showing just 1 and its balanced.


Edit 2: So it looks like the power plan inside of ToolKit isn't really working and the windows is. When I use the function keys I can't make the display brighter. If I use the windows energy plan I can. Anyone know why that is?
 
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  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Legion Pro 7i 16IRX8H
    CPU
    Intel Core i9 HX 24-core CPU
    Memory
    32GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 (12GB GDDR6)
    Screen Resolution
    2560 x 1600
Scratch Edit #2. Hitting the wrong shortcut on the board.

Still can't figure which plan is working. LLT or Windows default
 

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  • OS
    Windows 11
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    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Legion Pro 7i 16IRX8H
    CPU
    Intel Core i9 HX 24-core CPU
    Memory
    32GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 (12GB GDDR6)
    Screen Resolution
    2560 x 1600
Your power plan problem is normal, because you need to install the Lenovo factory power plans yourself (as you did clean OS install).
If you don't have them I will post it for you later as I am not home right now.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 PRO
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Razer Blade 17
    CPU
    Intel i7-12800H
    Memory
    32 GB DDR5 4800 MHz dual-channel
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3080 Ti
    Sound Card
    Steinberg UR44
    Hard Drives
    1 TB SSD (M.2 NVMe PCIe 4.0 x4
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender + Malwarebytes
Open Powershell as Administrator and execute this code to enable the Ultimate Power Plan:
powercfg -duplicatescheme e9a42b02-d5df-448d-aa00-03f14749eb61

You can Google to find the code for the other plans. The Ultimate Power Plan forces the system to always work at maximum speed (turbo boost always on) and so it maximizes performance. But this is not recommended for a laptop because it drains the battery faster and overheats. Compare a 2-3 hours of watching videos or playing games to 6+ hours idle. Ideal for older laptops that the battery is damaged anyway and you have it connected to the AC power.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro 23H2 64-bit (build 22631.3374)
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Acer Extensa 5630EZ
    CPU
    Mobile DualCore Intel Core 2 Duo T7250, 2000 MHz
    Motherboard
    Acer Extensa 5630
    Memory
    4GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Mobile Intel(R) GMA 4500M (Mobile 4 series)
    Sound Card
    Realtek ALC268 @ Intel 82801IB ICH9 - High Definition Audio Controller
    Monitor(s) Displays
    1
    Screen Resolution
    1280x800
    Hard Drives
    Samsung SSD 850 EVO 250GB SATA Device (250 GB, SATA-III)
    Internet Speed
    VDSL 50 Mbps
    Browser
    MICROSOFT EDGE
    Antivirus
    WINDOWS DEFENDER
    Other Info
    Legacy MBR installation, no TPM, no Secure Boot, no WDDM 2.0 graphics drivers, cannot get more unsupported ;) This is only my test laptop. I had installed Windows 11 here before upgrading my main PC. For my main PC I use everyday see my 2nd system specs.
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro v23H2 (build 22631.3374)
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom-built PC
    CPU
    Intel Core-i7 3770 3.40GHz s1155 (3rd generation)
    Motherboard
    Asus P8H61 s1155 ATX
    Memory
    2x Kingston Hyper-X Blu 8GB DDR3-1600
    Graphics card(s)
    Gainward NE5105T018G1-1070F (nVidia GeForce GTX 1050Ti 4GB GDDR5)
    Sound Card
    Realtek HD audio (ALC887)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Sony Bravia KDL-19L4000 19" LCD TV via VGA
    Screen Resolution
    1440x900 32-bit 60Hz
    Hard Drives
    Patriot Burst Elite 480GB SSD as system disk, Western Digital Caviar Purple 4TB SATA III (WD40PURZ) as second
    PSU
    Thermaltake Litepower RGB 550W Full Wired
    Case
    SUPERCASE MIDI-TOWER
    Cooling
    Stock Intel CPU Fan, 1x 8cm fan at the back
    Mouse
    Sunnyline OptiEye PS/2
    Keyboard
    Mitsumi 101-key PS/2
    Internet Speed
    100Mbps
    Browser
    Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox
    Antivirus
    Microsoft Windows Defender
    Other Info
    Legacy BIOS (MBR) installation, no TPM, no Secure Boot, WDDM 3.0 graphics drivers, WEI score 7.4
Open Powershell as Administrator and execute this code to enable the Ultimate Power Plan:
powercfg -duplicatescheme e9a42b02-d5df-448d-aa00-03f14749eb61

You can Google to find the code for the other plans. The Ultimate Power Plan forces the system to always work at maximum speed (turbo boost always on) and so it maximizes performance. But this is not recommended for a laptop because it drains the battery faster and overheats. Compare a 2-3 hours of watching videos or playing games to 6+ hours idle. Ideal for older laptops that the battery is damaged anyway and you have it connected to the AC power.
Lenovo legion laptops have factory power plans that work with vintage (Lenovo software) or the lenovo toolkit.
It's best to have those installed. The lenovo performance mode is sufficient for audio tasks.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 PRO
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Razer Blade 17
    CPU
    Intel i7-12800H
    Memory
    32 GB DDR5 4800 MHz dual-channel
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3080 Ti
    Sound Card
    Steinberg UR44
    Hard Drives
    1 TB SSD (M.2 NVMe PCIe 4.0 x4
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender + Malwarebytes

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