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by JBUK
Thu Jan 07, 2021 6:59 pm
Forum: Windows 10
Topic: Best Older Thinkpad for W10
Replies: 10
Views: 541

Re: Best Older Thinkpad for W10

I am using both T520 and T530 on W10 without any issues for browsing, zoom, email and Word. It may be the T410 has other issues apart from the OS. But if the T430 suits you then why not go for that.
Are there any clues in Event Viewer?
by JBUK
Thu Dec 17, 2020 6:55 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: WTB - T61 With A 15.4 inch WideScreen
Replies: 10
Views: 640

Re: WTB - T61 With A 15.4 inch WideScreen

I actually do this with two T61s. If using XP this just loads and works installing correct drivers automatically. A W10 instal only shows activated in one T61 on the other one it shows not activated but still boots and works anyway. I also have a dual boot W10 SSD with an activated partition for eac...
by JBUK
Thu Dec 17, 2020 6:29 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: WTB - T61 With A 15.4 inch WideScreen
Replies: 10
Views: 640

Re: WTB - T61 With A 15.4 inch WideScreen

If you post your MTM someone can sell you a matching 15.4" T61 with either Intel graphics or NVIDIA NVS 140M or the corresponding T61p chip. That way you won't have driver issues when you repeatedly swap your hdd between them. Would that be a problem. If they have different graphics then with both ...
by JBUK
Fri Oct 23, 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T20-T23 & T30 Series. NOT for T25-Retro
Topic: T23 LCD Bezel need
Replies: 31
Views: 2324

Re: T23 LCD Bezel need

Hi, unfortunately i cracked lcd bezel of my T23 at 2 corners where hinges locate. it seems in time plastics are being deformed.. i am looking for replacement but i cant find anywhere.. is there a place to get it with international shipping option? I still don't know which bezel you need of the seve...
by JBUK
Fri Aug 21, 2020 6:32 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: Win 7 32 on external hd -- T450s with windows 10 inside
Replies: 16
Views: 2395

Re: Win 7 32 on external hd -- T450s with windows 10 inside

Try removing your internal boot disk and putting your W7 disc in the machine, if it has SATA, and select to boot from it. This will prove if its possible to boot or not.
by JBUK
Wed Aug 19, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: Win 7 32 on external hd -- T450s with windows 10 inside
Replies: 16
Views: 2395

Re: Win 7 32 on external hd -- T450s with windows 10 inside

You wont be able to boot your W7 hdd because it wont have the necessary drivers installed for your newer laptop. Options are to just plug in the hdd after W10 has booted and grab the software if you can from the old disk. You might even be able to run it without installing it, worth a try anyway. Ge...
by JBUK
Wed Aug 12, 2020 6:07 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T20-T23 & T30 Series. NOT for T25-Retro
Topic: T21 XP Audio Driver?
Replies: 2
Views: 1950

Re: T21 XP Audio Driver?

Back in the day I used one as my daily it had Win2000 and its native audio drivers. I had moved on to T23s when XP came along. Only way I could suggest for audio with XP on T21 is to use ASIO4All drivers and get digital sound from usb into an external analog/digital converter into some powered speak...
by JBUK
Fri Jul 17, 2020 5:13 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: Thinkpad 570 - Operating System not found
Replies: 2
Views: 1899

Re: Thinkpad 570 - Operating System not found

Its a good idea for those older Thinkpads to format the HDD in the same machine using DOS. That way you know that the bios is happy with the way its formatted.
Sounds a bit like the mobo to me though.
by JBUK
Fri Jul 17, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: CD ripping on 760EL
Replies: 7
Views: 2579

Re: CD ripping on 760EL

Trying to think back to what I used in W98 days. I think it was EAC, ExactAudioCopy with mp3 and possibly flac and lame plugins. Then there was Musicmatch Jukebox and then there was Sound Forge.
by JBUK
Mon Jun 15, 2020 4:13 am
Forum: ThinkPad T20-T23 & T30 Series. NOT for T25-Retro
Topic: T23 Video Driver error on Win98
Replies: 11
Views: 3791

Re: T23 Video Driver error on Win98

I dug out a T23 and found an old powerquest drive image and after going through several old HDDs finally found one which would accept restoring the image. It would only boot to safe mode where I was able to see the video drivers. Have you tried booting into safe mode to see if the display is normal ...
by JBUK
Wed Jun 10, 2020 5:50 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: T440s CLEAN WINDOWS W10 REINSTALL MISERY
Replies: 30
Views: 4626

Re: CLEAN WINDOWS REINSTALL MISERY

Not sure if this has been resolved but USB keys can be either mbr or uefi boot and will not boot in the wrong system unless they are created for both types which the windows media tool does now. But in the T5XX set the bios Startup uefi/legacy boot to BOTH and it will boot from either type.
by JBUK
Mon Jun 08, 2020 8:26 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: T530 Mobo
Replies: 8
Views: 1887

Re: T530 Mobo

There is no guarantee that the T530 frame will fit and align properly in the 520. If so then a base is needed too also the webcam might not be compatible. There are potentially too many parts to change compared economically to just buying a T530 and selling on the 520. The price of T530s seems to ha...
by JBUK
Sun Jun 07, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: T530 Mobo
Replies: 8
Views: 1887

Re: T530 Mobo

Thanks guys. My main motivation is to get USB3 into my T520 as the 34mm slot does not work any more. I used to have a USB3 card in there. So if I am going to change the mobo then a T530 would be a step up and give me usb3 natively. OK the display ports are different but the 530 mini port is smaller ...
by JBUK
Sun Jun 07, 2020 11:16 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: T530 Mobo
Replies: 8
Views: 1887

T530 Mobo

Anybody know if the T530 and T520 mobos are interchangeable into a 520 base ?
by JBUK
Tue Jun 02, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: Windows 10
Topic: Hold your horses: W10 uses 2004 updates in 2020 and as usual screws you over...
Replies: 28
Views: 5999

Re: Hold your horses: W10 uses 2004 updates in 2020 and as usual screws you over...

I am on a roll here after having put 2004 on an Acer I upgraded my T520 to 2004 from 1809. Once again it went smoothly and even more surprisingly every thing works.
Having seen the long list from MS of the issues I am very relieved and pleased too that I don't need to roll back.
by JBUK
Fri May 29, 2020 6:45 pm
Forum: Windows 10
Topic: Hold your horses: W10 uses 2004 updates in 2020 and as usual screws you over...
Replies: 28
Views: 5999

Re: Hold your horses: W10 uses 2004 updates in 2020 and as usual screws you over...

Yep. Just put a fresh copy of windows 2004 on an ACER laptop on a new SSD. Seems to work ok. The downloading is getting better. Its direct from Msoft and 32 and 64bit together on the same USB it just needed an ei.cfg file to get the correct Home version installed and activated.
by JBUK
Mon Apr 06, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: Windows 10
Topic: Inacessible Boot Device - cant copy encrypted data HELP
Replies: 2
Views: 2784

Re: Inacessible Boot Device - cant copy encrypted data HELP

Three thoughts to try. First create a disk image as a backup. 1. Create a bootable win2usb on a usb key then see if you can grab the data. 2. Use a partition manager to create a new partition on your system disk. Then instal Win10 on the blank partition without deleting or overwriting your current s...
by JBUK
Thu Apr 02, 2020 5:43 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: T430 - mSATA SSD or SATA SSD?
Replies: 9
Views: 3625

Re: T430 - mSATA SSD or SATA SSD?

Heres how I use my T530s. The msata I dont use as its only sata11. In the main slot I have a 120gb SSD with the OS on and a 1TB SSD in the ultrabay. I have installed all the programs/apps and my data onto partition D on the 1TB and moved everything I can like documents and downloads from the OS to t...
by JBUK
Sun Mar 29, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T60/T61 Series
Topic: 15" T60 type 2007-53G Frankenpad
Replies: 14
Views: 4701

Re: 15" T60 type 2007-53G Frankenpad

I have an Intel T61 mobo available. 25GBP plus shipping if that is of any interest. Complete with a CPU and fan.
by JBUK
Sun Feb 09, 2020 4:41 am
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: Thinkpad 600 SSD
Replies: 15
Views: 6611

Re: Thinkpad 600 SSD

The IDE to mSATA adapter and mSATA card will be here next week. If it doesn’t work then I’m only out $20 and I can put the mSATA card in my X220. Worth a try at that price. I used this very setup with a Plextor mSata in a T23 using XP and also W7 (experimentally). It certainly sped the T23 up quite...
by JBUK
Sun Jan 12, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T60/T61 Series
Topic: a new age for my frankenpad T601 X9000, w7 pro to W10 pro
Replies: 10
Views: 6340

Re: a new age for my frankenpad T601 X9000, w7 pro to W10 pro

Probably a bit late to help but I find that W10 loads its own drivers and that is all that is necessary. I steer clear of ThinkVantage bloatware and use iobit's DriverBooster if I want to check for later drivers. I have loaded the W7 video drivers in the past to try and improve the VGA resolution an...
by JBUK
Fri Dec 06, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: unusual problem after clean install win7 on W530
Replies: 16
Views: 8352

Re: unusual problem after clean install win7 on W530

What I do when I am in a situation like yours is first to turn off firewall and AV to see if they are interfering. Its always worth trying another browser as RBS says. Or if I suspect a drivers issue and get desperate enough I run Driver Booster, the free version, as this will always find some later...
by JBUK
Sun Nov 10, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: WTB: Hard Drive Caddy 390, 390e, 390x Located thank you
Replies: 2
Views: 1370

Re: WTB: Hard Drive Caddy 390, 390e, 390x Located thank you

I have a couple of these as well as many other 390e parts.
by JBUK
Thu Oct 10, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T20-T23 & T30 Series. NOT for T25-Retro
Topic: Optical Mouse in Win 98SE on T22
Replies: 7
Views: 5729

Re: Optical Mouse in Win 98SE on T22

I can supply a W98SE cd if you need it . Getting an optical mouse to work on W98 should be easy unless your mouse is of a recent vintage.
Or just put XP on it it is a much more stable OS on the T2x or indeed anything.
by JBUK
Wed Oct 09, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T60/T61 Series
Topic: Win7, 8.1, or 10 for new nvidia 570 frankenpad?
Replies: 8
Views: 5611

Re: Win7, 8.1, or 10 for new nvidia 570 frankenpad?

My experience is positive with W10. That means that it instals and works NOT that I like it. I have it locked down using winaerotweaker to stop it updating and spying. However I use dual boot with XP and this works very well on the web for almost all sites by using the last version to work with XP o...
by JBUK
Wed Oct 09, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T20-T23 & T30 Series. NOT for T25-Retro
Topic: Optical Mouse in Win 98SE on T22
Replies: 7
Views: 5729

Re: Optical Mouse in Win 98SE on T22

You might be able to load the manufacturers W98 drivers for the mouse if it is a branded one, Logitech for example supplied W98 drivers at the time.
by JBUK
Sun Sep 22, 2019 2:08 am
Forum: ThinkPad T20-T23 & T30 Series. NOT for T25-Retro
Topic: T21 not working
Replies: 1
Views: 4781

Re: T21 not working

Apart form the LED behaviour it sounds like it could be the HDD at end of life. You could read the SMART date for clues or boot from a Linux CD to prove the hardware is working.
by JBUK
Mon Jul 22, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T20-T23 & T30 Series. NOT for T25-Retro
Topic: Win 7 Audio Driver For T23?
Replies: 16
Views: 8191

Re: Win 7 Audio Driver For T23?

You can always use USB sound to external speakers using ASIO4ALL drivers.
by JBUK
Thu Jul 18, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: FS: 390x Thinkpad with 700MHz CPU 15"
Replies: 0
Views: 752

FS: 390x Thinkpad with 700MHz CPU 15"

Any interest in this good old model before I scrap it? It is fully working has a 700MHz CPU. With an internal wifi card in place of the modem with 2 antennas in the lid and palmrest, CD/floppy combo drive, Cardbus adapters for USB2 and gigabyte internet. HDD is loaded with XP Its in pretty good shap...

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