Jan 23, 2014

Lenovo B560 Drivers for Windows XP/7/8/8.1




Model: Lenovo B560
Series: Lenovo B Series
Manufacture: Lenovo
Compatibility: Windows XP/7/8/8.1 32-bit and 64-bit/Windows 10 Updated

Windows 8/8.1 Upgrade:
Please read additional information at the end of the post.

Windows 10 - Scroll down to Windows 10 section below

Chipset
Intel Chipset Installation Utility (HM55 Chipset)
Version 9.1.1.1020 Windows xp/7 32/64-bit
Version 9.3.0.1020 Beta Windows 8 32/64-bit
Version 9.4.0.1027 Windows 8/8.1 64-bit

MEI
Intel Management Engine Interface
Version 6.0.0.801.1024 Windows XP 32/64-bit
Version 6.0.0.1179 Windows 7 32/64-bit
Version 9.0.0.1310 Windows 8/8.1 32/64-bit

Storage
Version 8.9.0.1023 Windows XP 32/64-bit
Version 8.9.0.1023 Windows 7 32/64-bit
Version win-8-inbox-raid (automatically installed in windows 8/8.1)

Audio
Realtek High Definition Audio
Version 5.10.0.6128 Windows XP 32/64-bit
Version 6.0.1.6128   Windows 7 32/64-bit
Version (latest from realtek) Windows 8/8.1 32/64-bit

Bluetooth
Broadcom 2.0 Bluetooth Driver
Version 5.5.0.7900 Windows XP 32/64-bit
Version 6.3.5.430 Windows 7 32/64-bit
Version (latest from Broadcom) Windows 8/8.1 32/64-bit

Card Reader
Realtek USB 2.0 Card Reader
Version 5.10.0.6128 Windows XP 32/64-bit
Version 6.1.7600.30117 Windows 7 32/64-bit
Version 6.2.8400.39032 Windows 8/8.1 32/64-bit

Webcam
Lenovo Camera Driver
Version 1.0.7.1/2.10.415.1/1.10.119.1 Windows XP 32/64-bit
Version 1.0.7.1/2.10.415.1/1.10.119.1/1.10.129.1/1.10.510.1 Windows 7/8/8.1 32/64-bit
(windows 8 and 8.1 if installation failed, install in compatibility mode for windows 7)

Graphic - Intel
Intel(R) HD Graphics and Intel 4 Series Graphic Driver
Version 6.14.10.5248 Windows XP 32-bit
Version 6.14.10.5394 Windows XP 64-bit
Version 8.15.10.1024 Windows 7 32-bit
Version 8.15.10.1024 Windows 7 64-bit
Windows 8/8.1 : Install windows 7 driver in compatibility mode or:
Windows 8 32/64-bit Intel HD and 4 series Installation

Graphic - Nvidia
Nvidia Geforce 310M Graphic Driver
Version 6.14.11.8611 Windows XP 32-bit
Version 307.83 WHQL Windows XP 64-bit
Version 8.16.11.8969 Windows 7 32-bit
Version 8.16.11.8969 Windows 7 64-bit
Version 332.21 WHQL Windows 8/8.1 32-bit
Version 332.21 WHQL Windows 8/8.1 64-bit

Intel TB
Intel Turbo Boost Technology driver
(make sure you install the graphic driver first)
Version  1.0.1.1002 Windows XP 32/64-bit
Version 1.2.0.1002 Windows 7 32/64-bit
(Windows 8/8.1 doesn't need this feature)

Fingerprint Driver and Application
Egistec Fingerprint Driver
Version 8.70.801.1024 Windows XP 32/64-bit
Version 8.70.801.1024 Windows 7 32/64-bit
Windows 8/8.1 Install in compatibility mode for windows 7.

Fingerprint - Application
BiosExcess Fingerprint
Version 7.0.67.1 Windows XP/7/8 32/64-bit
Windows 8/8.1 Install in compatibility mode for windows 7.

Touchpad
ELAN Touchpad Driver
Version 7.0.4.17 Windows XP 32/64-bit
Version 7.0.4.17 Windows 7 32/64-bit

LAN - Ethernet
Atheros AR81 Family Gigabit Ethernet Driver
Version 1.0.0.35 Windows XP 32/64-bit
Version 1.0.0.26 Windows 7 32/64-bit
Version 2.1.0.4 Windows 8/8.1 32/64-bit

Power Management
Lenovo Energy Management Driver
Version 3.0.3.9 Windows XP 32/64-bit
Version 5.3.1.9 Windows 7 32-bit
Version 5.4.1.9 Windows 7 64-bit
Version 8.0.2.20 Windows 8 32/64-bit
Version 1.67.04.04 Windows 8.1 32/64-bit + all OS

Wireless - LAN : Atheros
Atheros AR5008 Wireless LAN Driver
Version 7.7.0.489 Windows XP 32/64-bit
Version 8.0.0.316 Windows 7 32/64-bit
Version 10.0.0.75 Windows 8/8.1 32/64 -bit
Version  10.0.0.270 Windows 8/8.1 64-bit

Wireless - LAN : Broadcom
Broadcom BCM43XX Wireless LAN Driver
Version 5.60.48.35 Windows XP 32/64-bit
Version  5.60.48.35 Windows 7 32/64-bit
Version  6.30.59.26 Windows 8/8.1 32/64-bit
Version  6.30.223.75 Windows 8/8.1 64-bit

Wireless - Intel
Intel Wireless WifiLink Driver
Version 13.1.1.1 Windows XP 32/64-bit
Version 13.1.1.1 Windows 7 32/64-bit
Version 15.5.0.42 Windows 8/8.1 32/64-bit

Wireless WAN
Wide Wireless LAN Driver
Version 5.14.0.0/2.0.3.826/2.0.7.0/4.58.1.0/ 1.13.00 Windows XP
Version 1.0.0.71/2.0.3.827/1.13.0.0/2.0.7.0/2.0.5.7/4.58.1.0 Windows 7
(windows 8/8.1 - Install windows 7 driver in compatibility mode.)

Application and Utility

Webcam Application
Youcam for Microsoft Windows
Version 3.0.2311 Windows XP 32/64-bit
Version 3.0.2626 Windows 7 32/64-bit
Windows 8/8.1 : install windows 7 application in compatibility mode. You can get the latest version on cyberlink youcam site but you need to purchase for full version.

APS
Active Protection System Driver
Version 1.70.10 Windows XP/7 32-bit
Version 1.70.10 Windows XP/7 64-bit
Version 1.70.11 Windows 8

Installation Instruction:
1. Install, ignore if crashes (select language - English, don;t change default install location).
2. Download patch for 32-bit patch and 64-bit patch.
3. Run the Patch
4. Check Lenovo - Airbag Protection in control Panel.
(This method also support: B470, B570, V370, V470, V570, IdeaPad S205)


Which Driver to Install?

1. Install all drivers except for wireless and Graphic.
2. Graphic Driver : There are 2 types of graphic driver which is Intel HD and Nvidia graphic driver, you must choose base on your specification. You can also check on device manager, if there are Nvidia graphic listed then it is confirmed that you have Nvidia graphic, if it doesn't then you only need to install Intel HD graphic.
(example model with Nvdia - dual graphic)
3. Wireless : there are more than 1 drivers you can choose (Intel, broadcom and atheros) , select base on your specification.

Additional Information for Windows 8/8.1

1.Compatibility mode
You can install webcam, card reader, fingerprint, Bluetooth, youcam, touchpad and fingerprint using your original windows 7 driver. All you need to do is right click at the driver file and select properties. Then select compatibility - run this program in compatibility mode for - select "windows 7" from the list.


2. Intel HD Graphic : This model use either Intel or Nvidia graphic, the good news Nvidia released support for windows 8 and 8.1, while Intel did not (for Intel HD 1st generation). That is why you need to install either in compatibility mode or use the MOD driver develop by users like you (non-profit individual).

Drivers for windows 8?,
Lenovo only release for windows XP and 7, so where did i get the windows 8 drivers?

I download each and every single drivers, look at the information, download available version for windows 8 and compare. I did some research with compatibility issue, look at newest vendor and part site for any update for windows 8, it takes about 2 days to complete the list. So i hope if there any comment or feedback to improvise do let me know by leaving your comments below. Thanks. Base on my experience, windows 8 will installed most of the drivers, so you just need to check which driver you need and install them It is not necessary to install all driver if you know which functionality is missing such as audio or networking.

WINDOWS 10 DRIVERS
Lenovo released an official application to update your system for Windows 10. You jest need to download the Thinkvantage system Update utility here:
http://support.lenovo.com/my/ms/products/laptops-and-netbooks/lenovo-b-series-laptops/lenovo-b560-notebook

So fat the problem with this notebook after upgrade was the Elan Touchpad which I will cover it on this post. If you want to get the individual file for eaach driver and want to install it manually, you need to get it from the device manufacturer website. To make it easy below is the list for the download link:

IMportant: If your drivers working properly, you doesn't need to install any drivers, just download which is missing, if your audio is not working just download audio and install it.

Chipset:
Automatically installed, if you want to get the latest drivers just use this tools: Automatic detection, don;t worry this tools is free and officially from Intel.

MEI : Download (from lenovo for 32/64-bit)
Storage : Automatic
Turbo Boost: Just use power plan setting in Windows 10

Audio: 
Official release from Relatek : Download Link
Note : from the list select High definition Audio codec and on the next page select agree to the term and condition.

Graphic:
Nvidia :  Download 32-bit | Download 64-bit
Intel : Auotmatically installed

Other drivers:
Just use Windows 8 or Windows 7 drivers I postwed above and install in compatibility mode for Windows 7 or 8.

Touchpad issue:
Do not let automatic update install the touchpad or it will cause it unstable. The other thing you can do is download and install driver released by lenovo here:
http://support.lenovo.com/my/ms/downloads/ds103249

4 comments:

  1. Thank you from Germany,
    really good work, helps me a lot (for Egis Fingerprint)

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  2. Hi, Power Management and Fingerprint drivers arent working, is there any fix?

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