Setting Up your Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro
When buying a new computer we all expect it to work right out of the box. In reality, though, that isn't always the case as I recently discovered when setting up my Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro. This article lists a few key things to do as soon as you take the computer out of the box to help ease you into the great experience you will have with your new Ultrabook.
1. Update Intel Drivers
WiFi and Bluetooth Fixes
The Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro comes installed with a 4th Gen. Core i5-i7 processor with an Intel Graphics 4400HD card. Despite coming with the most recent processors, the pre-installed graphics, Bluetooth, and Wifi drivers are out-of-date: and they don't even tell you! If you're experiencing weak WiFi or Bluetooth connections, updating the drivers should help. Here's how to do it:
- Download Google Chrome and stop using Internet Explorer. Internet Explorer is a poor browser and lacks many of the extensions available in Chrome, which we will be talking about in the next couple of sections.
- Download the new drivers. Go to the Intel Support and Downloads section for the 4th Gen Intel Haswell Processors with 4400 HD Graphics card Here. Download the 64-bit version on the latest release it will start with Win64. Depending on your internet speed, this process may take around 30 minutes. You can still get the Intel Driver Update Utility to update your Wifi and other necessary drivers, just don't use it to update your graphics driver at this time. You may want to organize each download into its own folder just in case you need them in the future.
- Uninstall previous drivers. Head over to Control Panel and go to the "Uninstall A Program" section. Scroll down to the "Intel Graphics Driver" and uninstall it. Yes, I know it sounds crazy, and you're probably worried that your system won't work properly. But don't worry: everything is going to be fine. After you've uninstalled the drivers, you'll be prompted to restart. As it reboots, you might notice a dim screen and a screen delay, but don't worry: we'll get to that in a minute.
- Install new drivers. Once you're back on the desktop, open up the Intel Driver Update Utility. If you've previously downloaded the drivers but didn't install them, you'll find them in the Downloads tab on the top. Go there, click Install, and follow the prompts.
- Double check the installation. Once your computer boots up, reopen the Intel Driver Update Utility and click the "Find Drivers - Auto Detect" button to make sure that all the updated versions have installed. I have noticed that the latest Bluetooth driver always fails to install. I'm not sure why, but you'll need to try to re-install them.
Using the Intel Driver Update Utility was the best way to make sure you have the most recent Intel updates, however I've discovered a recent bug in the software where it's not giving you the most recent releases for our graphics card. You'll have to search them manually by typing Intel Graphics Driver Download 4th Gen or you can click Here. The ones on the Lenovo site are at least one release behind what Intel will provide you. Once you replace the Graphics Driver, you can just run the update utility, and the drivers will install with no problems.
2. Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro Screen Flickering Fix
Flickering Display and Low Brightness
The screen flickering on the Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro is just a nightmare. It made me feel like I had bought a malfunctioning machine. There is a way to fix this, but it does take a little bit of work. This fix is for users running Win 8.1, however you may still need to follow these steps if you're running Win 10. There is a new screen flashing issue that I address in the next section you will still need to do these steps to fix the original flicker. Any instructions that require the Charm Bar below can be done in Windows 10 by just typing Settings in the search bar by the Windows logo. The rest of the steps still follow suit after that.
- Open your Charms Bar and go to Search. Type: "Turn Auto-Brightness On and Off," which will take you to PC Settings > PC and Devices > Power and Sleep. Turn "Adjust My Screen Brightness Automatically" to OFF.
- Go back to the Charms Bar and type in "Adjust Screen Brightness." This will take you to Hardware and Sound > Power Options > Edit Plan Settings. Click on Change Plan Settings and adjust the brightness on the bar at the bottom of the screen.
- Click on "Change Advanced Power Settings." Then scroll down to where you see "Display" and click the "+" button to open the menu. You will see "Turn Off Display After," "Display Brightness," "Dimmed Display Brightness," and "Enable Adaptive Brightness." You can toggle the settings to your likeness.
If you're like me and want to be able to control your screen's brightness, just turn everything up to 100%, turn off "Enable Adaptive Brightness" and hit "Apply."
You will have to repeat these instructions for every option listed in the drop-down menu in the advanced settings where you see "Daily Mode."
UPDATE 12/8/2014 ****
Thanks for all the comments you guys! A user, Kidsmeal, has also discovered a way to prevent the screen dimming on battery power. Here's what they found: "In the charms bar, search for Intel HD Graphics Control Panel. Then go to Power and then On Battery. Then Disable Power Saving Technology."
3. Lenovo Yoga Pro 2: Yellow Fix
Yes, yes, yes. The yellow color issue on this machine is a problem, and though there's an available fix, it's not perfect. But, it's better than nothing. Below is a quick and easy fix that will turn that dark mustard yellow to more of a bright mustard yellow.
This one is easy. Just go to Bios Update & Energy Management For Windows 8.1/Windows 10 and download the updates. Once you have downloaded, follow the prompts to install them.
Once you're finished, restart your computer if you're not already prompted to do so.
Next, open up the Energy Manager provided by Lenovo and select "High Performance." You should notice the yellow getting a bit brighter.
In the next section, I'll go over some absolute must-have extensions for Chrome to help make your browsing experience even greater.
4.Welcome to Windows 10 - Some Things Work & Others Don't
I welcomed Windows 10 with open arms this past July fully aware of that I may face some issues along the way. Needless to say my Yoga 2 Pro was no exception to a few issues that have been making its way to many users. In this category I'll be listing some fixes and one issue that no one seems to be able to fix. I encourage my readers to post any updates that may have helped them overcome some of the Windows 10 bugs. Keep up-to-date in the comment section here as it is pretty active!
- Windows 10 Drivers - When you upgrade to Windows 10 it is supposed to automatically provide you with the most up-to-date drivers. If you've followed the instructions in this article then you've gone to the Intel site Here to update your graphics driver you can still use the Intel Driver Update Utility to update other drivers outside of the Graphics Driver. If you haven't followed this article and you've only updated through Lenovo then the update utility will not work for some of your drivers like the Graphics Driver. It's a good idea to follow this article to always be up-to-date.
- Touchpad Not Working - Right when the Windows 10 upgrade was finished my touchpad was going nuts. The gestures weren't working and more importantly I wasn't able to scroll. To fix this you'll need to go the Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro Support page and get the latest touchpad driver for Windows 10. Some people have had trouble finding it but it is definitely there you may have to scroll down and hit the "show all" button. Updating the driver has significantly improved my experience.
- Check Your Driver Versions - Cross reference your drivers with the available Windows 10 drivers on the site. You can do this by going to Control Panel - Uninstall a Program - scroll to the right to check the versions. If you've updated through the Intel Driver Update Utility then you shouldn't have to update any Intel drivers from the site except the graphics driver. However there are other drivers here for things like your Webcam and other drivers that were released in 07/2015 and beyond. Just look and see if it says Windows 10 and if you haven't updated it in awhile then update it. If you already have a certain up-to-date driver installed the computer will tell you that you already have it before you install it.
- Google Chrome - There is a couple of problems that I'm experiencing and have experienced with Chrome thus far. The first issue which may definitely happen to you at any given time is Chrome will break and stop working. When you open the browser it will just hang on a blank screen and a little dialog box to "Kill The Pages" will appear. Some fixes included right clicking the Chrome icon on your desktop, click the compatibility tab, and uncheck the Windows 8 compatibility mode. This worked the very first time for me but then I had it happen again after a Cumulative Update for Windows 10 in late August. I had to reinstall Chrome and restart my computer a few times and then it suddenly worked. There's no official reason that I've discovered on forums that are causing this to happen which is a big bummer. The second issue with Chrome is constant zooming, you'll notice while using Chrome on the Yoga 2 Pro that it will constantly zoom while you're scrolling through pages. I haven't found a fix for this just yet but as soon as I do it will likely be posted in the comments section.
- Screen Flickering - It's like we just can't get away with this issue, the above fix in this article is still relevant for a completely separate reason so do still follow the steps. This new issue which many users are experiencing is directly related to Windows 10. For me it only happens when I'm on battery power now. If this is happening to you while it's plugged in then go to your notification center which is next to the date and time on the bottom right hand of your screen. Open it click on All Settings - System - Battery Saver, disable the battery saver option on that screen and uncheck the box in the Battery Saver Settings. This should stop it from flickering while plugged in. However this issue still happens when I go on battery power, I have actively looked with some of my readers for a fix but there is nothing solid online. I think that it has something to do with the Energy Manager and the Battery Saver option. Even though it's disabled I believe there is still a compatibility error between the two. The Energy Manager has not yet been updated by Lenovo for Windows 10 which is what also leads me to be suspicious about the compatibility. Read the update below for a fix that worked for me.
Update 09/11/2015: Screen Flashing - I've had a struggle with the Intel Driver Update Utility updating my graphics driver to correct version. If you've already followed the steps and got the graphics version ending in 4279 from the Intel site here then you're good to go. It is important to do a clean install of this graphics driver - uninstall the original in control panel, restart your computer and install the new one you got. Your screen will be strange after the restart but don't freak out just install the new one straight away don't open a browser or anything. My screen was flashing while on battery power and it was almost unusable until I plugged it back in. Now that I've updated the driver to the 4279 I haven't had the issue. This seems to have fixed the problem!
5. Juice Up and Personalize Google Chrome
I wasn't a big fan of Google Chrome when it first came out years ago, but it definitely grew on me. Chrome is fast, efficient, personable, and provides a smooth browsing experience. So let's get to some extensions that make your browsing life even better.
The following are a short list of extensions that'll help to make your browsing more secure and less annoying.
I currently use AdBlock Premium. My experience has been great, and I've seen it block some 300+ ads on one popular site. DO NOT USE this on Hulu if you're watching shows, it gives you blank ads and sometimes won't reload the video once the timer on the supposed ad is up. You can whitelist sites to use it on, so just experiment a bit. Click the title to get the extension.
Update 07/12/2014 ***** See below for a possible issue involving Microsoft Silverlight***
I also use Ghostery, which allows you to block any/all trackers placed on sites, protecting your privacy. I've seen some sites utilizing over 100 trackers and what's great about this extension is that once you block it the first time, the trackers are blocked across all sites. Sometimes blocking some trackers will not allow you to do some things on the site but you can always unblock those trackers once you find out which ones you need. To get this extension just click on the link above.
Another great extension that turns web pages you visit into secure HTTPS pages. Doing so helps to block trackers and surveillance from regular HTTP sites that are insecure. It's important to read the details page at the above link so you know how to address pages that load improperly and how to turn off HTTPS Everywhere.
UPDATE: 07/12/2014 Re: Amazon Instant Video & Microsoft Silverlight: Over the past couple of weeks I've had an issue with Microsoft Silverlight crashing on Amazon Instant Video. I do believe that it may have something to do with this extension in conjunction with AdBlock. The best fix for this problem is to run the browser in Incognito Mode and not permit AdBlock Premium or HTTPS Everywhere to run. I've emailed the developers and am currently awaiting a response.
Now you can personalize your Chrome browser with a theme-making extension. Definitely a must-see to take the boring out of your browser.
These are some of the most-used extensions to help you feel better about your security and privacy of online browsing. Don't forget you can also allow any of these in Incognito Mode by going to Chrome Settings > Extensions and checking the boxes. There are many, many, other extensions that may increase your browsing experience, but these are just the basics. Now that you've got your Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro in top-notch shape, you can use it at its full potential.
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turtle on March 10, 2019:
My y2p has had so many problems and even though I thought I resolved most of them I still have the drop in performance when laptop goes to sleep or when I switch to tablet mode... Most annoyingly though is that randomly the laptop just turns off and reboots constantly. It just turns off and restarts and keeps repeating. I've tried several fixes and updated drivers but they just give me a temporary fix for a week before I have to begin searching for other solutions. Is this a Windows 10 problem or y2p?? I really should just get a new laptop... Well if anyone has any thoughts I'd appreciate your help. I'll just continue looking for a way to fix this problem.
Bassam on January 29, 2019:
No more flickering screen, thank you!
no more flickering! on July 08, 2018:
Trey on May 11, 2018:
I think Vesko's simple solution did the trick....
vesko on February 28, 2018:
guys, to resole the screen flickering you dont need to mess any of those settings. Click the right mouse button on the desktop and go to intel displey settings, go under power, than battery from the left and disable the display power savings technology, that is all you need.
Brian on September 11, 2017:
Gabriel, honest I am not stupid! My dyslexia just gets in the way from time to time! I meant to say it does not matter if I have it plugged in or not, it still shuts down. Did you experience the same thing with yours in reference to the faulty battery or was it when you were just on battery? (I don't have another battery to test and they aren't cheap!)
Brian on September 10, 2017:
Unfortunately I don't. It does it no matter if it is plugged in or not. Did yours do the same thing?
Gabriel on September 08, 2017:
Brian, I had a similar problem and it was a faulty battery. If you have a way to test another battery you can rule it out maybe.
Brian on September 07, 2017:
To add to my first post. I tore into to my Y2P this evening and redid the thermal paste for the CPU/heat sink. It was in bad shape for sure. Ran stress tests and never saw it go over 77C. Normal use sees it at 45-50C. Unfortunately it shut off once again! Back at the whole Intel ME issue. When trying to install the driver it says the platform is not supported. I even went back to the 38 BIOS thinking an older BIOS might have the support. No luck so far. Same problem.
Brian on September 07, 2017:
Just bought a used Y2P i7/8GB/256SSD. Was on 8.1, ran a fresh install of W10. After a random amount of time it just shuts off. No BSD, no warning, just off 100%. Have hit the power button to restart. CPU was running hot so I installed a utility to control the fan manually and reduced the maximum processor state in advance power management to 80%. Run cool now but still shuts off randomly. Thought it was Intel ME but it won't let me install the driver. Installed newest BIOS and it does not show there and still cannot install the driver. Not sure where else to look. Help!
UncleSpam on August 21, 2017:
It's hard to say which version may not work with other Yoga 2 Pros. I've had less than stellar luck with the generic Intel drivers.
The link in my previous message points to the official Lenovo Win10 driver.
Should someone choose to change drivers, it is critical that they first uninstall the old one.
Yondra on August 21, 2017:
Thanks so much for posting this! I have had my Yogo 2 Pro for a few years now and on Win 8.1 it was great, then along came Windows 10 and suddenly my mouse doesn't work and my screen flickers. So I spent a while browsing for help and finally got them fixed and forgot all about it, until the anniversary update went and broke them again. Only then I realised I hadn't kept a note of where I found the fixes. The screen flicker was so bad after another recent update that it wouldn't stop flickering unless it was on mains (prior to this it would flicker every now and then for a couple of minutes then work for a while again). - so to save my battery life I finally found this on my recent search for the answer again. So far so good. Thank you!
J Starling (author) from Idaho on August 19, 2017:
Hey UncleSpam!!! Thank you for the update on this! I will try it on mine this week when I get time. Would you be able to upload an image to imgur and post the link here of the driver that people should uninstall?
UncleSpam on August 09, 2017:
I would recommend downloading the Lenovo Windows 10 video driver from here: http://pcsupport.lenovo.com/us/en/products/LAPTOPS...
Uninstall the existing driver, reboot (very important) and then install the driver you downloaded from the link above.
Hopefully that helps.
FYI, everything works just fine on my Yoga 2 Pro under Win10, so, unless your computer has a hardware issue, things will eventually work correctly.
Laurel on June 28, 2017:
Screen blanks on and off after Win 10 upgrade. The fix below:
right click on your desktop home screen and go to graphics properties - power - on battery -Panel self-refresh. Set that to disable
cannot be done, as the Intel control panel stops working when I click the disable option. Help!
Law on May 23, 2017:
Hi to all lenovo yoga 2 pro user & Jason,
I'm still with windows 8.1 (stock from factory)
Windows 10 has been improved greatly since it's released. (i'm seriously thinking on upgrading to windows 10)
I had a bad experience during the free upgrade. (after updating, after restarting my laptop, my screen keeps flashing. hence, i revert it back to windows 8.1)
I'm very worried that after upgrading to windows 10, there is many issues i will suffer with on my lenovo yoga 2 pro.
Any advice from experienced users windows 10 on yoga 2 pro.
What are the problems you face and solutions. (any problems you face with no solutions)
Sonya Mehta on May 13, 2017:
I've had the screen flickering issue periodically for months and was SO excited to find this post aimed at fixing it, but when I tried to follow the steps, I found that many of the settings listed were no longer labeled in the same ways they were in 2014. Would it be at all possible to post an updated fix to this problem, with 2017 Yoga 2 Pro settings? I'd be so grateful!!!
Hildy on September 09, 2016:
This Yoga is very frustrating. I tried fixing the problem I was having with the keyboard. It wasn't working. I thought I had changed it to tablet mode, so tried changing it back to laptop mode. Got the thing all screwed up. Now it wants a startup password. Husband doesn't know the password and it's his computer. How can I find the password even though I can't get into the system? I am using my IPad. Thanks
J Starling (author) from Idaho on September 02, 2016:
Hey Kids!!!! Long time no see! So you're leaving the Y2P behind :-( I unfortunately will be doing the same this upcoming year for the same exact reasons. But I'm going to keep mine for any future updates. I do need to go through and re-update this article. If you're looking to sell I'd say that Ebay is probably going to be your best bet OR you can go the forum route and find someone in a tech forum who is looking for a good computer. Definitely don't go and try to trade it in at like a Best Buy or anything they give you the minimum possible. I'd say a good asking price is around $500 - $600 still especially if it's in immaculate condition. I wouldn't factory reset though if you're running Win 10 because it will go all the way back to Win 8 and the new user may not be eligible for the free upgrade to Win 10. You'll have to find a way to wipe all your info without resetting it to factory. If you can find a friend who would buy it that's probably your best route. Let me know what you do and I'm super sad to see you go!!!!
Chance - great find! I think we mention it somewhere in here that was one of the first fixes that came out! Definitely great to have it upwards in the comments in case another user does a quick gander here! Thank you for the input!
Chance Trahan on September 01, 2016:
I found a fix for the Flickering Screen! Someone posted this and it seems to work:
right click on your desktop home screen and go to graphics properties - power - on battery -Panel self-refresh. Set that to disable
kmeal20 on September 01, 2016:
hi! i've got a random question--my work situation is requiring me to get an apple, and therefore i'd like to sell my yoga2 pro. any thoughts on the best route to go?
J Starling (author) from Idaho on August 18, 2016:
Hi Jonathan! Well that's terrible that is happening to you! I play modded Minecraft pretty heavily for hours on mine HDMI'd to my tv with a browser and other programs running and it get REALLY hot but I've never had it shut off because of the temperature. Have you updated your BIOS? It's clear that the game your playing is putting too heavy of a load on the i5 or i7 processor you have, we don't have a GPU in these guys so that load hits it pretty heavy. When is the last time that you updated your BIOS? I could be wrong but I believe most of your power management is managed through BIOS. I'm pretty sure that you're running at Maximum through the lenovo energy manager already. I would check your BIOS version and get the latest from Lenovo's site for it, it may help. If not then there some mismanagement going on in there somewhere that you've got to narrow down. Also update all your drivers as well if you haven't done so already, Win 10 has been good at doing it automatically but it's always good to do your due diligence with that. Keep us posted here too!
Jonathan on August 18, 2016:
Hello, i had this laptop for a while now and I do enjoy to occasionally play games on it. On almost every game I play the laptop tends to overheat and if I keep playing it will shutdown due to the high temperature. Now i know it's not a gaming laptop but it still seems really weird for it to overheat soo much. It also heats up a lot when I do something as simple as going on Facebook.
Do you know about this problem and do you know if there is a good solution for it?
J Starling (author) from Idaho on August 11, 2016:
Haven't been able to check my page here in awhile! Sorry about that. Well Kidsmeal! I think that word bubble is a notification? I have it too sometimes and its because of something usually some system notification.
Matt - I've never had my keyboard make any sounds. Maybe you have some third party software installed or stick keys activated? But I don't think any of us on here have had sounds before. Must be pretty annoying.
Helen - OS Toto Driver? Hmm never heard of it until now. If you're on Win 10 it's been pretty good at updating the necessary drivers. Better than last year when it first released. What else do you use it for?
TS - Did you ever get this fixed? Mine did this once and I had to manually uninstall the drivers it was updating and reinstall them. That's if you remember which drivers they were. If all fails do a system restore from a really current restore point.
Amine - Definitely should have made the move to Win 10, if you're still on Win 8 as of now it's no longer free to upgrade to Win 10! I've been enjoying my Win 10 experience far better than Win 8. It's continuously gotten better over the year and has been a really smooth ride.
O O H97 - I don't think I'm too clear on what's happening to your computer. If you're on a Yoga 11 it does have some different hardware components that the Y2P 13. Give us more details!
Q O H97 on August 11, 2016:
After I sign in on my laptop which is a lenovo yoga 2 11, I see the background image and taskbar only have tree things. While pressing on multiple on key on my keyboard, a response shows up that said "The programs are not running". How can I fix it?
Amine on July 28, 2016:
hi FAL i have one question
do you think it's better to stay on widows 8 or i upgrad my yoga 2 pro for widows 10
TS on July 21, 2016:
My Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro was trying to install updates when I lost Internet connectivity. Then it tried to reverse and uninstall but is stuck with just the swirling circle and I can't get anything to stop it. Does anyone know how to fix this?
Helen O. on July 11, 2016:
There was a flickering screen after Windows 10 upgrade. I fixed the display drivers with OSToto Driver Talent. The problem was gone. Thank you.
Matt on July 09, 2016:
Hi. Does anybody know how to turn off keyboard sounds on the Yoga 2 Pro?
J Starling (author) from Idaho on June 29, 2016:
Hey Simon and Viral,
I don't particularly run mine in either of those modes. When it updated to Win 10 awhile back it was doing some weird things like touch functions were working and the on-screen keyboard was being weird. So I haven't used it since then - minus the on-screen keyboard which I've used and it seems to be working much better. As far as the heat goes it's pretty rare but mine does get a bit hot when I'm running Chrome + Inkscape + Itunes + Projection to HDMI. Chrome itself is a resource hog. Let us know what you find out Viral!!!!
Viral on June 27, 2016:
Hey Jstyle & Simon, apologies for not checking in sooner, but I completely forgot. Simon, I see that I can make the switch you mentioned with regards to video playback in Firefox, but for whatever reason, my full screen videos work now with no issues. Something must have updated, thankfully.
Coincidentally, Simon, my laptop also gets super hot in ordinary mode, especially while watching a video. Nothing terribly new here and no beeping, but it becomes unbearable in my lap during the summer heat. I'll place a call to Lenovo and let you know if I discover a fix!
Simon on June 11, 2016:
Anyone finding there machine runs hot particularly in tent or tablet mode. Sometimes mine even starts beeping and I have to flip it into normal mode to get it to run more cooler.
J Starling (author) from Idaho on June 09, 2016:
Thanks for reading! It's definitely a major downfall BUT it's also a fixable issue. You definitely can upgrade the wireless card to the AC one! There's a video floating on youtube for self installation or you can take it to someone and they really shouldn't charge you a bunch for it. I'm looking to upgrade to something else this year but I won't abandon my Y2P as it'll still be my home use computer.
Phil on June 09, 2016:
Single band WiFi is abysmal, at work I need to use a dual band adapter to handle interference.
Simon on April 20, 2016:
issue was reproduced only in Firefox in my case and i fixed it by seting media.mediasource.webm.enabled parameter to true in about:config settings. Issue was never reproduced in Chrome or Edge. I hope you have the same one and my solution will help. Cheers!
Simon on April 20, 2016:
Hey Viral, i have the same issue. Youtube videos are stuttering when fullscreen. I;m using latest graphic drivers from Intel. I've tried reinsyalling browsers, Adobe Flash, swithcing Panel Refresh off, nothing helped. I think it's the driver issue and i'll try to rollback to old Lenovo graphic drivers.
J Starling (author) from Idaho on April 13, 2016:
Hey Viral! Sorry for the super late reply :( but I haven't had that issue before ever. You could try uninstalling your flash player from chrome and reinstalling it. If you have two different flash players then that could be it too. The biggest issue I had was a white border on the side of my screen but as of last week it mysteriously disappeared. I don't have a clue how or why. Make sure you're running 64 bit chrome just as a check. Let me know if you've fixed it and thank you for reading!
Viral on March 31, 2016:
Hey, Jstyle. Posted on here a while back and I'm glad to see things are as active and helpful as ever! Anyway, do you have any trouble when playing videos full screen? They don't lag for me, but they're sometimes very jumpy and stuttering. In those instances, I can't watch full screen because it never stops. Any thoughts? Thanks, man!
J Starling (author) from Idaho on March 28, 2016:
Hi everyone, sorry for the delay I've been out of town for about a month! Thank you to everyone for keeping the info alive on this long flickering issue. I have gone a clear two months without one flicker and have been running the battery down to dead-zone almost every other day and running EM in conservation mode. Jpsham thank you for reading and input, I'm glad that this article and user contributions have helped you out! Lenovo CS aren't very helpful at all in my experience.
Law I have experienced a performance problem in tablet mode along with bugs involving the keyboard and overall touch experience. That was about a month ago and I haven't tried it in any other mode than laptop since. There has been updates since then that were auto-downloaded by Windows so I'll have to test it again.
Mika you are just bombed by this flickering issue with no resolution!! It seems to be reluctant to end for you which is quite terrible. Let us know how that beta turns out for you!
Thanks again to all the users for their contributions! This article has been heavily supported by everyone that has contributed.
MikA on March 27, 2016:
Now moved to .4404 Beta Driver, we'll see.
law on March 24, 2016:
Anyone notice a drop of performance when the laptop move into tent mode compare to normal laptop mode.
It's annoying to experience the drop of performance and things start to lag... anyway to bypass it?
MikA on March 24, 2016:
Sorry, even the latest intel Driver doesn't fix the flickering. It is rarer now, but far from gone. I had't seen it for quite some days, now it appears again from time to time and even shorter (on battery).
jpsham on March 19, 2016:
I just wanted to thank you from the bottom of my heart. I had this very annoying sreen flickering issue for almost a month on my Yoga 2 Pro after Win 10 upgrade. I had restored back to 8.1 and reinstalled Win 10 and tried a bunch of other suggestions that didn't work until I found your post today. You described the exact problem that I had with screen flickering on battery. I tried downloading the latest Intel Graphic driver 4300 and that fixed the problem, a least after a good hour of work on battery. Thank you and everyone who contributed. Lenovo CS is definitely a dead zone, no one answered ... no support whatsoever.
kmeal20 on March 02, 2016:
just wondering from the group--has anyone noticed what looks like a word bubble with a number next to it on their lock screen, underneath the date and time? i have a screen shot of it as well that i just can't share on here. upon startup, there is no bubble, but after that, anytime i am on the lock screen it appears. no one seems to know what it is!
J Starling (author) from Idaho on March 01, 2016:
Great to hear from you again! I did have that problem back in 8.1 and I opened my task manager to see how many resources Chrome was pulling. For me at the time it was extensions that I had installed, so I uninstalled them and then uninstalled Chrome. It hasn't happened since but everyone's problem could most definitely be different. It could just be a fluke that it's happening to you. Thanks again for keeping in touch!!
Law on February 29, 2016:
Good to see more lenovo users here. Great place to share your experience.
I'm still using it with windows 8.1 as i believe it's the best platform for it.
The only issue i'm still having is every time i turn on a new tab on Chrome, when i try to type on URL bar... it lags (always)
it's such pain in the ass as we all use browses a lot everyday.
I had try uninstall and reinstall with the 64-bit version but it's still the same. Only have this problem with Chrome.
Anyone got any idea to solve this?
Other than that, it will be good to learn few ways to speed up our lenovo yoga 2 performance. it's been almost 2 years now. if anyone have any particular app to speed up this machine. please feel free to share.
Other than that, i've been having a good experience with this machine. Cheers
J Starling (author) from Idaho on February 25, 2016:
hey MikA trust me I understand your frustration with them. My first machine had to be replaced and my second machine issues prompted this article. Hmm I haven't thought of adding that 4300 driver, but like I said I haven't had the screen problem in awhile (fingers crossed) and have been actively running the battery down daily. I do use the EM Conservation battery mode as well. Well just keep an eye on it and let us know if it happens again. I really wish that they would come to a complete resolution with this problem.
MikA on February 25, 2016:
Sorry, was very annoyed yesterday. But to be honest, Lenovo actually deserves at least a bit of it. Of course, remove it, if you dont want it on your blog - i can understand it.
I Just got the machine back from support with a 2 years old Win 8 (!) image. Played a couple of days with it - no errors - updated to Win 10 - ended up the .4279 graphic driver - and back it was.
Just yesterday i updated to a intel driver .4300 from 1.10.2015, I am not sure it was really the latest, as there were some drivers where I was not sure which one was the right for me.
No blackening today, but it just runs for a couple of hours.
J Starling (author) from Idaho on February 25, 2016:
Thanks for your kind words, my issues with Lenovo support stretch a ways back and I wanted to write an informative article on how to actually get this ultrabook to a working fashion.... as it should have came out of the box. Before I get on your question I have to answer MikA. Hey MikA it's such a bummer that you had to go through that. Since I've updated to the newest intel graphics driver from the intel site I haven't had a blackening screen on battery. This isn't to say that the problem is fixed because the last time it was a month or so before it happened again. So far since about the last week of Jan I haven't had that problem. I wasn't able to post your comment due to the profane language and certainly I'm no saint myself when it comes to profanity but I didn't want that on this page. I wanted to respond to you so that your comment didn't go ignored. Thanks for taking the time to read, I really appreciate it!
Now Arcy, I have the latest BIOS from the Yoga 2 Pro support page that was listed on 08/2015 file name: 76CN43WW. I had no issues trying to install it back then. You can check your BIOS version by booting to BIOS at startup to see what version you have. The only driver that I had a problem with was the graphics driver but I give the workaround in this article. I no longer update my graphics driver through the Yoga 2 Pro driver page on Lenovo's site. Have you been having the blackening screen issue while on battery since your Win 10 update? Thanks again for reading! Please let me know if there are any other problems.
One last thing to everyone new and old readers... you may have an error issue installing the new Intel Smart Connect driver from the Lenovo page. I had to uninstall the Intel Smart Connect from the Control panel and then update the new one and it worked fine. Thanks everyone for the great interaction!!
Arcy B on February 24, 2016:
Thanks for this blog post! It is great that lenovo yoga 2 pro users take the time to do a detailed blog about issues we are having with our machines and fixes when available.
Have you tried updating the bios to the new 4300?
I noticed when I visited the Lenovo driver site that a few of my drivers are old compared to what is listed. If I click on update it tells me I have the latest installed [head scratch].
J Starling (author) from Idaho on February 17, 2016:
I swore that I responded to your post a few days ago when you posted it, sorry for the delay. Great to hear that problem is now fixed! Not great to hear that you don't have any idea of what's going on. Since my Win 10 update I have some issues with the transitioning and using it in certain modes like tablet. I'm wondering if Lenovo needs to update the transition driver to be compatible with Win 10. Lastly I've deleted out most of the Lenovo bloat ware except transitions, I'm not even sure it's important to have but I don't want to delete it. If anyone else has had a slow browser issue please let us know! Til then take care and come back with any other problems!
Ross on February 17, 2016:
I am following up on my previous post about browsers slowing down. I disabled Transitions.exe in Startup. I may have done some other stuff, but after that the problem disappeared. I have now reenabled it, and everything is still running ok. I don't understand, but it is ok now so I am a happy camper.
Ross on February 14, 2016:
I have an issue. After my computer goes to sleep and then resumes, everything slows to a crawl. I mostly notice this with my browsers, both Chrome and Firefox; with 20 to 30 seconds between screens. The only fix I have found is to reboot. Anyone else have this problem or have an idea to fix it.
J Starling (author) from Idaho on January 29, 2016:
I just checked mine as well and on battery settings it was also switched to on again. This is strange I've definitely disabled it awhile ago but have since then updated my driver. Have you? If so maybe the settings reset itself each time?? Hmmmm strange.
kmeal20 on January 29, 2016:
hey again j
just wanted to update you that every time my screen has flickered again, i've checked and the intel graphics control panel setting panel refresh has always been reset to enabled. once i disable that, the flickering goes away. i'm not sure why it continues to re-enable itself.
J Starling (author) from Idaho on January 29, 2016:
Thank you for reading! I totally understand your frustration!!! Their support is so limited and half the time it is unqualified outsourced customer service which only adds to the TOP of my frustration. This is why I wrote the article, there was soo many fixes beyond what Lenovo support was able to offer that I wanted everyone to know how to make their Ultrabook a real product again. The screen flickering issue is totally on-going and not resolved, though it does happen to me rarely now and only when I'm on battery power; never when plugged in. It definitely has something to do with the graphics driver and putting the latest one directly from the intel site has solved it 98% of the time. You can find it by typing 4th Gen Intel Graphics Driver and navigating to the link that takes you to the Intel site. Do note that if you have the Lenovo pre-installed version or the version from Lenovo support that you will have to uninstall it first and then install the new one. Lenovo seems to block any graphics driver that they don't sign themselves but it's an easy workaround. The trackpad issue was an easy fix! On the Yoga 2 Pro support and downloads page on lenovo's site they have a driver for Win 10 and it has totally fixed the problem. The only issue that I have found across most laptops outside of lenovo is a zooming issue when actively scrolling in both Edge and Chrome, this could be a general Win 10 bug. If you aren't on Win 10 and still on 8.1 I'd suggest an upgrade. Also if there's any other issues leave a comment here first before contacting the frustrating Lenovo CS. I have readers here that are very helpful and active in helping me solve my other readers issues!! Thanks again for the read!!
Marazeem on January 28, 2016:
Unprofessional & totally lack of support: Touchpad periodically unresponsive + issues with screen. Lenovo failed to fix the problem and every time they just reinstalled win8 and send it back to me ... https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=FH0EG6TtpAc
J Starling (author) from Idaho on January 28, 2016:
Thank you for stopping by and taking a read, this article has reached over a hundred thousand readers having similar issues. Windows 10 is a significant jump from Windows 8.1 and I'm pretty satisfied with it as well. Thanks again!
Ross on January 23, 2016:
Just wanted to say thanks for hosting this. I have found solutions to issues and I am glad you are doing it. I did not like Windows 8.1 and I can also say that I don't really like Windows 10, but it is getting better.
J Starling (author) from Idaho on January 11, 2016:
Sorry I haven't responded in awhile my Hubpages notifications were going to the wrong folder in my email. I haven't experienced these issues when I upgraded. But I also have gone to the Lenovo site and manually updated the drivers as of a month or two ago. They released some new ones since the Win 10 update, but they don't automatically update. So I had to open my control panel in the uninstall a program section and cross reference what I could with the drivers that were avail. It was a bit time consuming. The new intel driver I got directly from the site as well. The versions that the Update Utility gives are titled differently and I'm not sure if it's installing the right ones. If you've tried those things then I'm quite puzzled as to what's going on! Let me know!
kmeal20 on January 10, 2016:
hey all! after the windows update happened today (i am using windows 10), my screen has been SUPER weird--not flickering, but it is having some color issues and sometimes the screen shifts over and gets fuzzy before going back to normal.
come on, lenovo and windows. get it together.
kmeal20 on January 05, 2016:
can everyone let me know if they're having regular occurrences of their keyboard not working in laptop mode? it's happening more often for me, and i have to shut down completely and then power on for it to start working again.
J Starling (author) from Idaho on December 04, 2015:
This is the problem that we have all been having. A temporary fix for me was shutting off the self panel refresh in the graphics control panel. Thanks to Kidsmeal for that fix. Today for the first time in weeks it happened. Again it only happens with me when I'm on battery power and my battery was quite low when I booted it up. Immediately upon pluggin it in the flashing stopped. I just can't put my finger on it, people say it's because of the graphics driver and I think it's because of the power management by Lenovo. If another fix comes up you'll see it here and if any of my other readers have anything please post it!!! For now it's just something we are going to have to deal with.
REL on December 03, 2015:
I have installed windows 10. My screen is also periodically going haywire. It flickers to a psychedelic chaos of many many small bars of many different colors. If I move the cursor this problem does completely disappear! Stop moving the cursor and the problem then immediately returns. Eventually the problem typically ceases, but I am not at all sure why. Restarting does not tend to help resolve this issue. I have update the bios and initially thought that the problem was solved, but it has returned.
J Starling (author) from Idaho on November 25, 2015:
I have only experienced this once with a certain TV when I hooked the HDMI up to it. I noticed that it just wasn't scaling the screen properly, luckily we were only use it to watch a movie and as soon as I went to full screen it adjusted itself. I tried to adjust the resolution to the native of what the tv was set to and it fixed it but there was still some parts of the bottom of the screen were cut off. I then set my screen to 3200 x 1800 on the Y2P and it fixed it completely. Not sure how or why that would have fixed it but it did, the only thing was that the icons were pretty small on the tv. If you have the new November update of Windows 10 and still having the issue then I would write a bug report in the Microsoft Community Forums, Windows 10 is supposed to address all the scaling problems from 8.1 but clearly hasn't. Let me know if you find any other fixes for that and thank you for reading!
John R. on November 25, 2015:
My problem is trying to use an external display for presenting. Most projectors are only HD and when I set up a separate display - the external display appears as if the resolution is set for the blind! the icons/type are huge and I can't get much on the screen. Has anyone else tried adjusting the output on an external display? The custom resolution suggestion only seems to work for the primary display scaling, not for the external.
J Starling (author) from Idaho on November 03, 2015:
Hi Neilson, thanks for taking a read! So you're experiencing the screen flashing I'm guessing. This was a problem that one of my readers Kidsmeal has seemed to have fixed:
This can be easily fixed with turning OFF the PANEL SELF REFRESH option in Intel display driver control panel, in Power options. That's all.
If you have followed the directions in this article, there will be an Intel Graphics Control Panel option on your desktop or you can right-click on your desktop and it should be an option there. Follow the above directions! I was having the same problem along with a few others here but this fixed has seemed to have worked as I haven't had it since. Try it out and let us know!!!
Neilson on November 03, 2015:
Hi, I am still experiencing the flickering screen bug even after applying the changes to the adaptive brightness settings. I think this issue has started after I updated to windows 10 and rolled back to 8.1.
The screen flicks for maybe a couple minutes or until I restart the laptop and I have noticed that when I move my mouse pad while it flicks, it stops flicking momentarily until I stop.
Please help. Has anyone been able to resolve this issue?
J Starling (author) from Idaho on November 01, 2015:
Jim - Thanks for stopping by and reading! I haven't had that issue that you're having nor have any other readers here brought it up. Have you tried looking into the Lenovo forums? I'd check to see if there is any unwanted software that may have either installed itself or came with a third-party software you may have downloaded from sites like softpedia. Softwares like Conduit come as a package on sites like softpedia, so just take a look see in your control panel - uninstall a program section to ensure that everything you have is something you've installed yourself. If you haven't then promptly uninstall them and run your Windows Defender. If not then I would suggest a System Refresh possibly restore.
Lothar - This solution was on the Lenovo forums from awesome power user Indest. Please check out the link and threads to see if it addresses your problem. His solution is as follows:
Maybe this might help others...
His problem was that the system drivers were failing to load automatically. They were set to manual load.
The fix to his problem:
Win+R- regedit- HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\SystemEventsBroker-Start
Change from 3 to 2.
The link to the forum is here:
Hope this helps and definite credit to Lenovo forum user Indest!
McHilr - Thanks for taking a read! Well Windows 10 is likely the last version of Windows to come out possibly ever. It will be an ever evolving OS that is going to apply automatic updates to the OS via the Windows Update. So far minus the beginning issues we all experienced things have been running quite smoothly. Sure there's still a zoom issue I have when scrolling on both Edge and Chrome but it's something you can live through. The screen flashing problem was solved by Kidsmeal and verified by myself and a couple of other users in the most recent comments here. I would definitely switch while it's free as I personally don't see any future support coming to Windows 8.1 after next year. There's great features and the OS is definitely streamlined from it's predecessor. The issues are definitely manageable and I think the overall experience has been great so far. Plus if you run into issues you can always post them here or on my Windows 10 article page and I'll do my best to get you some answers! Thanks again!
McHilr on November 01, 2015:
Glad that i search for windows 10 issues on Y2P and found this article . . . Any suggestions guys? should i upgrade or stick with my Win8.1?? LOL, I think its an obvious question considering the many issues encountered by upgrading to win10 i hope Lenovo update and fixes this issues and just don't leave us on our own trying to figure out the possible solution. Guys update us if its fully fix and i would upgrade my Y2P to win10! . . . :D
lothar22 on October 29, 2015:
Thanks for this amazing resource.
Has anyone had issues with the automatic screen rotation for tent and tablet mode? It worked nicely on Windows 8.1 but ever since changing to Windows 10 it does not work anymore. I've made sure that autorotate is "on" by pressing the little button on the right side. Also, the Windows 10 Rotation Lock is off. But it doesn't autorotate. I can flip the screen manually via Shift-Ctrl-Up/Down/Left/Right, however.
jim on October 27, 2015:
Hi my Lenovo Yoga 2.13 has a problem at time where is just stop to think may last 4 min any ideas?
J Starling (author) from Idaho on October 23, 2015:
Thanks Kids! The panel self refresh has seemed to alleviate the problem so far!!
@Aymin - You're very welcome! If you have any questions or issues please post them here in the comments and the readers along with myself will try to help you out! Thanks for reading!
ayman nabil from yemen on October 23, 2015:
Thank you for this wonderful article
J Starling (author) from Idaho on October 21, 2015:
hey guys so I shut off the panel self refresh while on battery and I'm about to test it out. I definitely think it has something to do with Intel because right when I clicked on the Display option my screen wonked out for a moment. Hopefully this works!!! Thanks for keeping me updated!!!
kmeal20 on October 21, 2015:
hi clement and j
i still haven't had the issue by turning off the panel refresh, and it looks like clement is also all good. my issue was identical to yours, j, so i think it's a graphics driver issue.
clement, i'm still a little confused about your solution because you uninstalled the intel graphics control panel, but still have access to it. i'd like to replicate what you did, to save on battery power--can you post some steps to take? sorry if i'm the only one confused on your solution.
clement on October 21, 2015:
Hey man, still no problem with my screen flashing since I played around a bit with the Intel drivers.
But when I still had the issue, I remember that it was always with the computer working on battery. Also, when the flashing started I could move my mouse and it would stop flashing until I stopped moving it. Updating the Synaptics driver didn't change it. Sooo not so different from your case.
J Starling (author) from Idaho on October 21, 2015:
So just a quick update for you and everyone about this screen flashing issue that everyone seems to be experiencing as of lately. Today I turned my computer on while it was NOT plugged in and used it for about 10 minutes. Within two minutes of turning on the screen started to flash and just flat out turn off and go black. Everytime I would move the mouse it would flash again and if I kept moving the mouse it would flash even faster. I'm trying to make the connection between it is it the mouse driver that I got from the Lenovo site? Is it still the graphics driver? Is it a combination of the two? Does anyone have the universal synaptics driver that is not from the Lenovo site - might someone want to try? Let me know guys any update would be awesome!!! :-) Thanks again!
Tomer on October 20, 2015:
I had the Chrome lagging problem and when I disabled hardware acceleration and applied recommended compatibility settings the problem solved.
J Starling (author) from Idaho on October 16, 2015:
Hmm I never thought about Win 10 automatically installing an additional graphics driver. From what I've read the flashing is due to a conflict in drivers somewhere, so theoretically you could be correct. I'm going to have to look into this more. I haven't had a screen flash in almost a week now. Let me know if you guys find anything more!
Clement on October 16, 2015:
Hey guys, here a little bit more information:
- I indeed have uninstalled the Intel graphics control panel in the "Programs & Functionnalities" Menu in the control Panel, as Kids said
- I thought that the program was deleted but if I right-click on the desktop I still have the special intel graphics action menu and I can still open the control panel, even if the program was uninstalled
- The control panel is not on the "Programs and functionnalities" list anymore
- The panel self refresh option is enabled
- Still no screen flashing, and it has been more than a week
Is it possible that updating to Win10 installs an other version of the intel control panel automaticly, as Win10 tries to update all drivers? In this case uninstalling one version could have solved the problem.
J Starling (author) from Idaho on October 15, 2015:
Hey Kids!! Thanks for that information! Clement - Definitely follow Kids directions and see what that does for you! If it works please post it here, if you experience any other issues please also post them here. I hope that it may solve it if not I'll continue looking. I'm still have a flashing issue but it's only once every now and then and not as often as before.
Law - Chrome could be lagging for multiple reasons. Make sure you are running the 64 bit version first off. Next if you're using any third-party Antivirus please try to uninstall it, the firewalls may be preventing Chrome from working properly. Also Windows Defender is very adequate now in keeping your system safe it makes no use of having a third party Antivirus. Lastly this is the only forum that I found so far that addressed a slow chrome with Windows 10: https://productforums.google.com/forum/#!topic/chrome/J-vACZcpmeo check it out!! Let me know what happens and thank you for reading!
Law on October 14, 2015:
My y2p is still under warranty so will send it in to service my usb3.0 port.
Lately i am experiencing slow performance on google chrome. even scrolling on this webpage, there seems to be some hiccups. it is just not smooth scrolling up and down.
I first experience this when i attempt to carry out some changes on my wix webpage.
Anyone know how to improve the performance?
kmeal20 on October 14, 2015:
hey clement! did you uninstall the intel graphics control panel? if you could share more specifics that would help. going back to windows 8.1 did NOT solve my problem, but this seems to have (another solution?):
Screen flickering and banding is a well known issue with Intel's display drivers for Yoga 2 Pro in both Windows 8.1 and Windows 10.
This can be easily fixed with turning OFF the PANEL SELF REFRESH option in Intel display driver control panel, in Power options. That's all.
Lenovo's customized Intel's display drivers don't even have this option, so the flickering doesn't happen with Lenovo's drivers. But Lenovo never updates its drivers, so it's better to download latest Intel's drivers and turn off the Panel self refresh option.
But since Panel self refresh option lowers the power consumption on battery for almost entire 1 watt, turning it off is a noticeable tradeoff...
Clement on October 14, 2015:
Hi! I was having the same flashing screen issue as described in your (amazing) article and I was really thinking about going back to Windows 8.1... I tried everything, from updating the Intel drivers to the last version, or going back to older versions.
But apparently for me, uninstalling the Intel graphic driver software was the solution. I am currently running on 10.18.15.4256, signed by microsoft, and no problem in the last 5 days. (Also, it seems like my battery life has improved a lot)
Maybe it can help someone :)
J Starling (author) from Idaho on October 11, 2015:
Thank you for taking a read! Well we can safely assume that this is not a driver issue. If you've replaced the keyboard with an OEM one I would make sure that the connection under the hood is connected properly. I'm sure you have done this before but that could be an underlying problem. Your husband would have to take the bottom out and ensure that the keyboard connection is secure by flipping up the clip and then down. If it is and since you've had it replaced before it might be that the actual connector on the board that is bad or defective. Have you tried to go into another mode like - Tent Mode or Tablet and then revert back to the original mode to test the keyboard? Some users that have had unresponsive keyboards have done that and it works which then means that it could be the Lenovo Transition software. If in fact it does return to working condition after switching modes then you can assume that your connections are fine and it may have something to do with the Lenovo transition software, since that software I believe is responsible for deactivating the keyboard when in the other modes. Lenovo Transition may be affected by Windows 10 according to the Lenovo site. So you can also try to uninstall and reinstall that just in case. Let me know what happens and if I come across anything else I'll post it here in the comments.
Eliquidl84 on October 10, 2015:
I'm wondering if you've encountered any keyboard related issues regarding actual individual keys not responding. Thankfully I've not encountered any of the above issues and have built-in tech support with my husband, however we've already replaced the keyboard once, updated the drivers and reverted back to factory settings and after some windows updates I cannot use the shift key to create quotations, caps letters, question marks etc. When I hit the "o" key I get an o and a u the t, h and sometimes d bring up the letter g and I cannot access by task manager using ctrl + alt + dlt. When I type too fast (70+ wpm) I'm exed out of my document and randomly the screen brightness changes on me. I'm a writer, it's kind of important that these keys work, so it's very frustrating not having a keyboard properly respond. I do like this notebook, everything works other than this keyboard glitch. Any suggestions?
kmeal20 on October 08, 2015:
one final update from me. i am actually still having the same flicker issue with windows 8.1 now. keep me posted on if you find anything. this sucks!
J Starling (author) from Idaho on October 07, 2015:
Hi Linda! Thank you for taking the time to read the article! I really like to stay engaged with my readers here for any updates on the product. I'm glad that you found it a good read and thank you for the follow!
Hi Law how are you? There's a ton of new updates since the Windows 10 release and I've had to change some of the directions in this article since then. My best suggestion for you is to definitely get that new BIOS update if you haven't installed it already and most definitely re-read the article and follow the steps in here to bring you up to date on your drivers. As far as your USB 3.0 port there could be a power management issue going on and there's definitely an updated driver for that in the Y2P support page. Please let me know if you need any help.
Law on October 07, 2015:
my usb 3.0 suddenly fails me. i try several device on it, but nothing seems to be able to read it. (any idea to solve this issue, or must i visit the service center to resolve this hardware issue)
tried uninstalling usb driver from device manager but that does not help either.
During this process i visited lenovo driver's page for y2p. found that there are several new updates: such as
BIOS Update for Windows 8.1 (64-bit), Windows 10 (64-bit) - Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro (76CN43WW 8/13/2015)
anyone updated this driver yet? (if my laptop works fine should i even update this?)
Intel Graphics Driver for Windows 10 (64-bit) - Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro (10.18.15 .4240 7/15/2015)
Do you all just download all the latest software updates?
Linda Robinson from Cicero, New York on October 06, 2015:
This is an absolutely fantastic hub, so much interesting and very detailed descriptions and help to many questions. Nice meeting you JStyle and I love your writing and look forward to reading more of your hubs. Linda
kmeal20 on October 05, 2015:
hello! i actually ended up going back to windows 8.1 this weekend because it was happening with such frequency. i went a long while with no issue, and then it would happen once in awhile. by thursday and friday, though, it happened every time i moved over to battery power, for at least 3 minutes each time. i think it might be best for me to hold out on moving to windows 10 for awhile--maybe i'll learn that they've resolved the issue! thanks for the help though, and i hope your yoga stops doing it!
J Starling (author) from Idaho on October 04, 2015:
Sorry for the late response I was out of town :-\ But I was able to get some reading done here: https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Lenovo-Yoga-Series-No...
and according to some readers there's a defect on Y2P's from 12/2013 and on which directly addresses the same mic problems that you're also having. I'm unsure if it is possible to get a replacement through Lenovo but if it's a known defect there still could be a possibility one should hope. I haven't found any other fixes anywhere, you could try to uninstall the mic in the device manager and then install a universal driver for Windows 8 or 10 which ever you use. Replacement should really be your worst case scenario, if your 3.5mm jack still works with a headset then you can use that for the time being :-( Let me know what you try or if you're able to find more info!
Ok so I too have had only one instance of the screen flashing happening on battery power. That was a week ago but since then I've run it down pretty far on battery power with no issues. Maybe the cumulative updates that Windows Update is pushing out could have some effect on it? I think they happen on Tuesday either in the beginning or end of the month. Jeez. Is yours recurring often? Mine isn't :-\ Let me know!!!!
kmeal20 on October 02, 2015:
update: i wiped my whole computer, updated back to windows 10, then did everything you list, including (obviously) updating to the latest graphics driver. for a few weeks, i was all good, but my issue is back. NO! keep me posted if you read anything else on the issue, and thanks again for the help. darn!
Jeffrey on October 01, 2015:
My microphone on my Y2P recently just stopped working and it won't work on anything (Skype, Audacity etc.) and I haven't been able to find any fixes online unfortunately. I was wondering if anyone else has had microphone issues and if they had how did they fix the issue?
J Starling (author) from Idaho on September 23, 2015:
So the only solution I could find on the Lenovo forum on this was to downgrade back to Win 8.1. The process is apparently very easy, this article explains it very well: http://www.howtogeek.com/220723/how-to-uninstall-w...
Here's also a lovely article from Lenovo on what functions Windows 10 may have affect on: https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/documents/ht10361...
I'm sorry that happened to you :-( if I read anything new I'll post it in a comment here! Thanks again!
J Starling (author) from Idaho on September 23, 2015:
Hey Talha I'm going to look into it now I'll post any updates on here.
Talha M. on September 23, 2015:
Ohh okay. Yea im still having troubles with the touchscreen when its in any mode other than laptop mode (i.e tablet mode). Do you know what could cause problems like that after an update from 8.1? Any other drivers or software i could download to help the issue? Thanks
J Starling (author) from Idaho on September 23, 2015:
Hey Talha ,
That is the correct driver version, it is not an older driver that is the newest one according to Intel for our 4th Gen Core i5. This driver for myself has solved a big issue in Windows 10 with screen flashing. The other version that the Intel Driver Update Utility wants me to install is an older version 10.18.14 version. I still haven't heard back from Intel on why the update utility is prompting me to install older versions and not the current one you can manually install on their site. Since then no issues for me. If you've followed the directions in the article you should get your machine up to par! But if you still wanna go back to 8.1 I'd say that's a safe decision :-) Thanks again for reading!
Talha M. on September 23, 2015:
Alright so now i got passed that error and was able to install the latest driver but for some reason it installs an older version, which is 10.18.15.4279 lol.
Im pretty confused now. Either way i think ill just go back to 8.1