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by USSS
Wed Jul 12, 2017 6:12 am
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: Keyboard backlight control - potential solution
Replies: 4
Views: 148

Re: Keyboard backlight control - potential solution

Interesting little application.

During your development, did you tinker with brightness levels of the backlight? I've been looking for something that would add a third, brighter level without degrading (too much) the lifespan of the white LED array under the keyboard.
by USSS
Tue Jul 04, 2017 12:34 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Suggestions for an android phone
Replies: 12
Views: 443

Re: Suggestions for an android phone

You might start here...a new model of the Z Force is supposed to be released later this year.
https://www.digitaltrends.com/mobile/le ... 2017-news/
by USSS
Mon Jul 03, 2017 11:55 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Suggestions for an android phone
Replies: 12
Views: 443

Re: Suggestions for an android phone

Moto Z Force.
by USSS
Mon Apr 17, 2017 8:05 am
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: Can not dock my x230
Replies: 3
Views: 405

Re: Can not dock my x230

Welcome to the Forum, roxor. The reason it doesn't fit is because this particular model does not support the x230, only the x220. You need the ThinkPad Ultrabase™ Series 3 (0A33932) for your x230. EDIT: I stand corrected by dr_st below. I was originally referencing an outdated Lenovo accessories lis...
by USSS
Thu Apr 13, 2017 1:22 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Old PC companies that are gone
Replies: 12
Views: 686

Re: Old PC companies that are gone

BillMorrow wrote: OH!, anyone ever see or have a Wang..? made in Massachusetts i think..
I used a Wang dedicated word processor back in 1988. Bulky, heavy 'laptop'...but worked well.
by USSS
Fri Feb 03, 2017 7:41 pm
Forum: Windows 7
Topic: LENOVO SOLUTION CENTRE not working on a Thinkpad t60
Replies: 5
Views: 1739

Re: LENOVO SOLUTION CENTRE not working on a Thinkpad t60

RealBlackStuff wrote:It's yet another piece of Lenovo's crappy useless bloatware, remove it.
You're entitled to your opinion. But the OP wants to try it, and I see nothing wrong with that.

Let the OP make his/her own decision to determine if it's "crappy, useless bloatware."
by USSS
Fri Nov 25, 2016 7:28 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: What music are you listening to right now?
Replies: 88
Views: 20325

Re: What music are you listening to right now?

TonyJZX wrote:This thread will likely betray people's relative ages.
I am often instantly moved to tears when rock stars die, 2016 has been a horror year... Prince, David Bowie.
Don't forget Keith Emerson of Emerson Lake & Palmer.
by USSS
Mon Oct 31, 2016 2:51 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: A message from the Queen
Replies: 23
Views: 2747

Re: A MESSAGE FROM THE QUEEN

RealBlackStuff wrote:In view of the upcoming November disaster, I think we should send a message to Her Majesty, that her takeover is not such a bad idea after all...
Just wait another week, and you'll be able to send that message to "Her Majesty" in Washington, D.C.

God help us all.
by USSS
Mon Aug 22, 2016 4:26 pm
Forum: Windows 7
Topic: Win7 Update hangs
Replies: 29
Views: 6587

Re: Win7 Update hangs

I needed my non-thinkpad win7 desktop after literally 2 years of not booting it, and windows update stuck at 0% even after leaving it for 12+ hours. I tried current roll-ups and windows-update-KB-updates and all of them hang at 0% as well. thanks, MSFT. this is what worked: http://download.wsusoffl...
by USSS
Mon Jul 25, 2016 2:23 am
Forum: Windows 10
Topic: system update under win 10 - "the package catalog is currently updated... "
Replies: 3
Views: 2700

Re: system update under win 10 - "the package catalog is currently updated... "

"I can download manually all of drivers, but system update is faster:)" In my experience, it can take awhile for System Update to catalog the latest drivers and software for a given machine model and type. For my x230 Tablet, I use http://support.lenovo.com/us/en/products/laptops-and-netbooks/thinkp...
by USSS
Sat Nov 21, 2015 11:29 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: How to get better insurance rates
Replies: 5
Views: 2513

Re: How to get better insurance rates

Try Amica (no, I do not work for them).
by USSS
Sat Nov 21, 2015 11:18 am
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: Access Connections very unresponsive after update to 6.25.65
Replies: 5
Views: 2943

Re: Access Connections very unresponsive after update to 6.25.65

Access Connections v6.25.73 is now available for Windows 7 (32/64), which might resolve your issue.
by USSS
Mon Nov 16, 2015 4:44 am
Forum: Windows 7
Topic: Windows 7 Pro to 7 Ultimate Upgrade Possible?
Replies: 7
Views: 6827

Re: Windows 7 Pro to 7 Ultimate Upgrade Possible?

The last supported version of TrueCrypt is v7.1a.

VeraCrypt is now available and is based on TrueCrypt's code.

See: https://veracrypt.codeplex.com/
by USSS
Sun Nov 15, 2015 11:45 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: And now for something completely different...
Replies: 6
Views: 1095

Re: And now for something completely different...

Congrats. Drink heavily.
by USSS
Sun Nov 08, 2015 10:18 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: X230t & missing Bluetooth
Replies: 8
Views: 2975

Re: X230t & missing Bluetooth

At this point, I would reinstall the Bluetooth module, as it may be corrupted. I also have a x230t (3434CTO) with Windows 7 Pro which uses Bluetooth v6.5.1.4500. The version of Bluetooth you have is for Windows Vista, according to the link below. You can re-download it from http://support.lenovo.com...
by USSS
Sat Oct 24, 2015 11:59 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: HP officejet 7500a E910 "out of state error".
Replies: 1
Views: 510

Re: HP officejet 7500a E910 "out of state error".

If you haven't already, you might try some of HP's diagnostic tools found here: http://support.hp.com/us-en/product/HP-Officejet-Pro-8610-e-All-in-One-Printer-series/5367603/model/5367606/document/c02073861/ I don't know if these tools will reveal the actual name or nature of the error, though. If y...
by USSS
Fri Oct 16, 2015 4:41 pm
Forum: Windows 10
Topic: Windows 10 and why I don't care for it much.
Replies: 113
Views: 10393

Re: Windows 10 and why I don't care for it much.

^^^
Well said. Thanks for your extended post on this topic. (Memo to everyone: The sky is NOT falling.)
by USSS
Fri Oct 16, 2015 4:37 pm
Forum: Windows 10
Topic: Don't want W10? Concerned about privacy? Make sure to kill/uninstall these updates...
Replies: 87
Views: 34539

Re: Don't want W10? Concerned about privacy? Make sure to kill/uninstall these updates...

Here is a nice (but dangerous) piece of software to get rid of GWX and the $windows.~BT and .~WS crap. http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vista/add-take-ownership-to-explorer-right-click-menu-in-vista/ If you want to ask what this is for, do NOT use it! I can attest that "Take Ownership" is a v...
by USSS
Sat Oct 03, 2015 4:31 am
Forum: Windows 10
Topic: Don't want W10? Concerned about privacy? Make sure to kill/uninstall these updates...
Replies: 87
Views: 34539

Re: Don't want W10? Concerned about privacy? Make sure to kill/uninstall these updates...

Bill, in a similar vein, it was discovered back in early September that Microsoft, according to Softpedia, "was using Bing to encourage users searching for Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox to stick to Edge, displaying notifications saying the company recommends Windows 10 adopters to use the default...
by USSS
Sat Oct 03, 2015 4:18 am
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Lost on-screen brightness notification
Replies: 10
Views: 3956

Re: [SOLVED] Lost on-screen brightness notification

Out of curiosity, I went back and reviewed the entries in my system maintenance log for my x230 Tablet pertaining to the Intel graphics driver. Sure enough, I had encountered a similar problem with the OSD after installing a later, generic Intel graphics driver. In fact, the Intel Driver Update Util...
by USSS
Mon Sep 28, 2015 1:20 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Ethanol-free gas for snow blowers, lawn mowers, etc.
Replies: 1
Views: 801

Re: Ethanol-free gas for snow blowers, lawn mowers, etc.

Ah, another reason why I love living on the 29th latitude.
by USSS
Sun Sep 20, 2015 11:18 am
Forum: Windows 10
Topic: Unable to login using Fingerprint reader after upgrade to Windows 10
Replies: 8
Views: 3565

Re: Unable to login using Fingerprint reader after upgrade to Windows 10

Start the computer? As in, power on using the fingerprint reader? I was unaware that Thinkpad's could do that. I can assure you that in Win 7 I could start the computer with a finger swipe. It would also continue through the login with no pause to the desktop. Slightly OT, but I can also confirm th...
by USSS
Wed Aug 26, 2015 8:46 am
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: UltraBase3 DVD-RAM Drive Suddenly Stopped Working
Replies: 2
Views: 1635

Re: UltraBase3 DVD-RAM Drive Suddenly Stopped Working

RealBlackStuff wrote:That obviously points to a bad DVD-drive.
That's what I'm thinking, RBS. Thanks.

Going to try one more potential registry fix ("Resolution 5" at https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/314060). If that doesn't work, then I'll plug in the HP external drive and make Lenovo's day with a phone call.
by USSS
Wed Aug 26, 2015 3:31 am
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: UltraBase3 DVD-RAM Drive Suddenly Stopped Working
Replies: 2
Views: 1635

UltraBase3 DVD-RAM Drive Suddenly Stopped Working

I am using an x230 Tablet (Windows 7 Pro, x64) with its UltraBase3 docking station. A few days ago, the DVD-RAM drive (HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GU70N) suddenly stopped working. Device Manager reports the drive is working properly. It will eject on demand and attempt to read a disk when inserted. However, it ...
by USSS
Tue Aug 25, 2015 12:03 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: UltraBase3 DVD-RAM Drive Suddenly Stopped Working
Replies: 0
Views: 598

UltraBase3 DVD-RAM Drive Suddenly Stopped Working

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Original post moved by OP to Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions.
by USSS
Mon Jul 20, 2015 6:16 pm
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Message Center Plus generating Error 1316
Replies: 4
Views: 5261

Re: [SOLVED] Message Center Plus generating Error 1316

Issue was resolved by uninstalling Message Center Plus, then running the v3.3.0003 update executable. Late to the party. I just ran into this issue with Message Center Plus while updating my system. The present version 3.1.0004.00 yields the exact same error when trying to uninstall this program. A...
by USSS
Sun Jul 05, 2015 8:46 pm
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: Lenovo Auto Scroll Utility...?
Replies: 8
Views: 12790

Re: Lenovo Auto Scroll Utility...?

FWIW, my middle button scrolling function is working fine with this utility. I have a Lenovo Bluetooth Laser mouse with a wheel/button combo. Pressing the wheel activates scrolling.

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