The Lenovo G780 is now running Windows 10..

In the early hours of this morning, the big Lenovo set about upgrading itself to Windows 10.  By 07:00hrs it was all over and the laptop is running well, no obvious issues as yet. I will take a look at it when it is freed up by the owner.

So, all of the computers here upgraded without any major issues, and even though I have said it before, I will say it again.

Major changes complete way better on a system that has not been subjected to dubious tweaks and paranoia about what Windows maybe be doing when you are not looking.. 🙂

15 thoughts on “The Lenovo G780 is now running Windows 10..

  1. Mine updated a week ago. Only issues:

    – Overheating near the fan
    – Mousepad scrolling is not working
    – Dolby driver error popup (this can be fixed by uninstalling Dolby software)

    1. The fan can be cleared by using compressed air, blowing from the outside in.

      Have you been back to the computer manufacturer website to look for drivers? In some cases, all you have to do is uninstall a driver and then let Windows put it back. You may even be lucky enough to pick up a new Win 10 driver from there..

      Good luck

        1. You might want to go into Task Manager to see if something is overworking itself.

          Re drivers, many Windows 8.1 drivers work with Windows 10 too. They sometimes just need re-installing.. same for utilities on the Lenovo website.. but not all of them

  2. Hi Mike, I’m getting mad when upgrading my Lenovo G780 from WIN 7 SP1 to WIN 10. I’m running genuine Microsoft software and is activated. Firstly, I didn’t get the “Microsoft flag” for reserving the free upgrade from WIN 7. Looking around I find out that many have the same problem, in my case was probably due to a crash in the past so the updates were not automatically applied. So I made step by step all the updates manually, except for the KB2952664 and KB3035583 – which are responsible to make improvements for preparing the WIN 7 to smoothly upgrade to WIN 10. There is no way to install them nonetheless I tried all possible MS fixes, indications, clean boot … After then using the WIN 10 Media Creation Tool I tried to directly upgrade, but after successfully downloading WIN 10 Setup, verifying and creating WINDOWS 10 Media, the installation process always says: “Setup couldn’t start properly. Please reboot your PC and try running Windows 10 Setup again.” After some unsuccessful trials I decided to made a WIN 10 ISO BOOTABLE installation DVD a tried to install the WIN 10 at the startup. Initially everything seems to be OK, I’ve chosen the upgrade of the installed OS till the page where the product key to activate Windows was requested. I correctly entered the key for genuine WIN 7, but the answer was: “This product key didn’t work”. Looking at the MS site I found out that there is no need to enter a product key, because WIN 10 will activate automatically at least in few days after installation ( So I’ve chosen SKIP and after confirming the contractual items then was the request to restart the PC: “The computer started using Windows installation media. Remove the installation media and restart your computer so that Windows starts normally. Then, insert the installation media and restart the upgrade. …”. After doing that the Windows 10 Setup in fact started but after a few time once again there was a failure information: “Setup couldn’t start properly. Please reboot your PC and try running Windows 10 Setup again.” So the circle has been closed. Thinking about the possible reasons I looked around the Lenovo site and to my surprise the laptop G580 is not supported for Windows 10 upgrade ( Because I would like to get free WIN 10, and you have already done it successfully, any suggestion will be welcome. Best regards, Vili

    1. You will need to acquire the Windows 7 recovery media for Windows 7 from Lenovo, then re-install from it. Do all Windows updates up to present day, then go for the Win 10 upgrade via Windows update, NOT the ISO you made. Do not install any crap, including 3rd party a-v solutions. Keep it as clean as you possibly can. It will install and it does run well on the G780

  3. Has anyone had issues with the NVIDEA driver under Windows 10? Windows keeps on installing V…5362 on my G780, which causes a black screen. Rolling back to V…5349 via Safe Mode allows me a short use of the laptop, until Windows automatically updates the driver and then that’s it – black screen again.

    1. Everybody has trouble with Nvidia drivers and it is nothing new.

      Try this.. Get the driver installed that works, and then quickly move to the next step..

      Next: Start > All Programs > Windows System > Control Panel > Devices and Printers

      Next: Right click on the icon representing your computer. You will see in the ensuing list ‘Device Installation settings’. Ensure that the first option is UNCHECKED and also ensure that you click on ‘Save changes’.

      Hopefully, this will work for you. You might want to check that the setting has not been changed remotely on occasion.. 🙂

  4. I upgraded my G780 a while back – via windows update – it didn’t go well, completely stuffed itself up, to the point where it thought my hdd had thousands of corrupt blocks (which it didn’t). I ended up doing a clean win10 install from the ISO disk. Everything is fine, except:
    1) Dolby driver wouldn’t work, so I uninstalled it, don’t need it anyway.
    2) Wifi LED on front of the laptop no longer works (but wifi is ok).
    3) The “charge rate” value that various system info programs read from the system’s hardware returns a value of about 625W (which equates to about 58 amps – totally wrong!), this also causes the notification icon for the battery to say “1 minute until fully charged”, no matter how low the battery is.

    Other than that, it seems ok. Anyone else notice any of these problems?

    1. 1. The Dolby driver is a goner for sure, but like you, I don’t care.
      2. I must admit that the Wi-Fi LED is good, but the Broadcom wireless adapter loses contact regularly. I use a USB dongle, RealTek powered, and it is great.
      3. I would get that checked out if I were you. I don’t think that it is necessarily a Windows 10 issue.

      Overall, the G780 does very well, and I am pleased with it..


  5. Hi! I have a problem with Broadcom wireless adapter. It loses contact regularly. When I switch it off and then immediately back on it works but just for few minutes before it loses contact again.

  6. My WiFi drivers have suddenly started disappearing several months after win 10 upgrade. Lenova support said the g780 is NOT compatible with win 10 and they cannot fix my WiFi problem unless I remove win 10. Why did they work so well for several months? No, I have not installed any new programs. I only use the computer for email and!

    1. The Wi-Fi problem is insane and affects way more than the G780. The adapter manufacturers could very easily release ne drivers if they wanted, and all would be well. Add to this the equally insane idea of having a whitelist of adapters, restricting the user from installing an adapter which does get better support, and it is easy to see why people don’t like Windows anymore.

      I have used the option to either connect via RJ45, not good for a portable computer, and to use a third party USB wireless adapter which unfortunately affects Wi-Fi range but does give a better and more reliable connection if not too far away from the wireless source..

  7. Hi Mike, I too have a Lenovo G780 laptop. The original 1TB hard drive fried several months ago so I lost the Windows 8 that was originally installed on the hard drive. I bought a new SSD and installed Windows 10 on it but the G780 drivers for the USB hub have not been created or made available by Lenovo (very frustrating).

    Consequently, I can not use any of my USB ports to transfer data to/from any external devices (e.g. external HD, smartphone, Garmin, etc).

    Is there a solution to enabling the USB ports? Also, who is responsible for providing these drivers? Lenovo or Microsoft? I need to know who to call with an angry phone call to file a complaint.


    1. There are drivers for USB and they are provided by the motherboard manufacturer, NOT Microsoft.

      Go to Device Manager in Control Panel, Look for Universal Serial Bus Controllers, Open it, then right click on each entry, selecting the option to UNINSTALL and remove drivers.

      When finished, restart the G780, and it should redetect them and make them usable again..

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