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by USSS
Tue Sep 05, 2017 12:12 am
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: Help:Would this wifi card work with my x230
Replies: 2
Views: 305

Re: Help:Would this wifi card work with my x230

It should work. This is the same card I have in my x230 Tablet.
by USSS
Mon Sep 04, 2017 10:08 am
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: AC WiFi card to X230 (with modified BIOS flash)
Replies: 5
Views: 443

Re: AC WiFi card to X230 (with modified BIOS flash)

FWIW, I recently acquired an Alfa AWUS1900 802.11ac 1900 Mbps Dual band 2.4/5 Ghz Wi-Fi USB Adapter for my x230 Tablet. Yes, it's an external adapter, but it works very well and might be an alternative solution for you. I just disable the internal Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6205 card and use the Alfa...
by USSS
Fri Aug 18, 2017 7:19 pm
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: ThinkVantage Password Manager to be Replaced with True Key
Replies: 0
Views: 1081

ThinkVantage Password Manager to be Replaced with True Key

X230 Tablet with Windows 7 Pro x64. Has anyone downloaded and installed the latest update to ThinkVantage Password Manager (v4.70.22.0), which replaces it with Intel’s True Key (www.truekey.com)? Here’s the ReadMe, which doesn’t shed much light: https://download.lenovo.com/pccbbs/mobiles/pwmupdatefr...
by USSS
Wed Jul 12, 2017 6:12 am
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: Keyboard backlight control - potential solution
Replies: 4
Views: 376

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: 715

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: 715

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: 681

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: 914

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: 2696

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: 96
Views: 21795

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: 2949

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: 7753

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: 2837

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: 3162

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: 3043

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: 7114

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: 1203

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: 3093

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: 540

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: 10863

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: 35604

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: 35604

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: 4077

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: 824

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: 3972

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: 1678

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: 1678

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 ...

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