If you used the .ISO I posted earlier (remember, if you boot it as-is, it will wipe your machine, so backup first), it should have automatically done everything, including entering the key. For some machines that have an OEM version of Windows preinstalled, the key is written to the firmware at manufacture; properly-configured automated installs will use this key, so you do not need to enter it manually. The Yoga Book is one such machine. If you generate an automated install, use '[KEY]' in the 'Product key (Setup)' field. It's down at the bottom of the options; be aware there is another product key field earlier on that must be left blank.I have successfully reinstalled Win10 Home on my 64GB YB1-X91F device using the ISO file. Thanks a lot @lectricpharaoh for the great help and kind contribution. I connected to an external display while installing from my SD card (without the external screen I did not realize the prompt for W10 key so the progress stopped there forever so I had to buy a micro HDMI adapter to connect to the external display).
That's odd. I've never noticed this particular issue. Do you mean regular sleep, or hibernation? These are the power settings I use:I've been having a problem even before re-installing the latest Windows though. When the tablet is idle, most of the time it never wakes up and I have to press the power button for almost a minute to reset the tablet. It only seems to wake-up when I disable the wireless network adapter in Device Manager.
I'm not sure that the wifi is the issue. I think it's more likely to be buggy power handling by either Windows or Lenovo. Try this: open an elevated command/PowerShell prompt, and typeI tried to update the driver for the wireless adapter (to the latest one dated back in 2017 as found in Lenovo support page for YB1 X91F) but the issue still persists.
It should be automatic; you shouldn't need to do anything special. However, it does seem to depend on internet access, so you'll need to have that up and running for it to activate.@lectricpharaoh thank you so much for your detail response. I really appreciate your time and your kindness to help.
I used the autoinstall ISO file from your post. I think the issue with the key is because my device was on W10 Home Single Language. After installing from that ISO file I could activate W10 using the Troubleshooter in the Activation screen and the digital license in the BIOS did the job.
It sounds like there could be hardware differences between Yoga Books of the same nominal model (both of my Windows ones are the same model; I *think* the difference between YB1-X91F and YB1-X91L is that the latter has a SIM slot to support a cellular data connection), possibly due to which region they were released in. I got both of mine used off Craigslist, and while one has a standard US English keyboard, the other is appears to be a French one (I'm guessing Canadian Multilingual, since I live in Canada and got it locally). It looks like this (ignore the minor warping from my phone camera; it's not really bent):I still have the Sleep issue with my YB. Maybe the only way to safely use it is to disable Sleep mode per your suggestion. I'm not sure if it's a hardware related issue. After flashing the BIOS to the latest version ( I did it before installing the ISO) the device got stuck and never turned on after flashing was completed so I had to press the power button for a minute to reset it. Does anyone have the same issue ? Btw mine is a YB1-X91F.
It's not going to work for Windows 7 or Linux on the Yoga Book, as neither is going to have the driver support necessary for the very specific hardware used in the machine.
I would like to thank Sandman45654 because two years ago I was able to revive my YogaBook with Windows 1909 with the help of his instructions.Good news, everyone!
I've created new instructions based on Sandman45654's excellent guide. I figured since he doesn't seem to be around here anymore, and since I had the necessary files, I'd just go ahead with it.
The guide (in .PDF format because I like pretty layouts) is here, and the setup files are here (all necessary files, including the setup files and third-party utilities, are also linked from within the guide).
Anyways, just download the latest Win10 ISO. Most drivers are now up to date straight into Windows 10.
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10 or if you want to get insider previews https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windowsinsiderpreviewiso . Avoid Dev Channel builds as the YogaBook is too slow for intense weekly builds. For me at least.
It actually does most of it... in the next paragraph I mentioned entering the Yogabook manual driver page at Lenovodid you mean that we can install windows using latest Win10 ISO and get most driver working (halo keyboard) without installing any additional driver?
I highly recommend downloading and extracting the Intel Motherboard Chipset drivers from Lenovo. After extraction just go through all the subfolders and right click the *.inf files and choose "install". This adds missing chipset drivers, mostly for UART, HID priority triggers, wlan etc...
Intel Chipset Driver for Windows 10 (64-bit) - YOGA Book (Lenovo YB1-X91F/L)
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Keep close attention on the Windows Update "View optional updates" in case it shows up. Mostly Driver updates...
Totally and the community should be more than thankful for your effort...
But a year back when I reinstalled Windows (I do that with all devices I get, hate the bloat all manufacturers preinstall) there was no guide or collection like yours, furthermore hardly drivers. Not even on Lenovo's site...
Hey, thank you so much for your help. I am done with my yoga book, i did what you said about the system 32 folder, but it didn't work. then, I install one by one every single .inf and it work perfect to me.
Again, thank you for putting all the drivers together and for being very accesible to respond my "new/nervous user".
By the way, i do a lot of mistakes while writing, is there an option to use some predictive keyboard as in the cellphone?