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by pkiff
Sat Sep 21, 2019 7:53 am
Forum: Windows OS (Versions prior to Windows 7)
Topic: is it okay NOT to install the sound driver for 770X?
Replies: 2
Views: 588

Re: is it okay NOT to install the sound driver for 770X?

question: What is this PCI Multimedia Audio Device that I did not install the driver for? is it okay not to install the sound driver and just keep using it with the sound drivers W98 installed during the installation? Sure, you can leave exclamation marks in your Device Manager no problem. All it m...
by pkiff
Thu Sep 19, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: does 770X play DVD without MPEG board?
Replies: 8
Views: 711

Re: does 770X play DVD without MPEG board?

I had the most success using either Media Player Classic or Mediamatics DVDExpress to play DVDs in my 770E/ED (PII 233Mhz) and 770Z (PII 366MHz) machines, but neither were able to play DVD's smoothly enough to be acceptable to me without the help of the DVD MPEG Card. After upgrading my 770E/ED to a...
by pkiff
Fri Sep 13, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: SOLD: W520 4276-38U 8GB RAM 500GB HDD Win 10 Pro
Replies: 4
Views: 364

Re: FS: W520 4276-38U 8GB RAM 500GB HDD Win 10 Pro

PsychBiller wrote:
Fri Sep 13, 2019 10:06 am
My apologies! Profile has been updated
Thanks. And for what it's worth, my very similarly spec'ed W520 is running Windows 10 Pro version 1809, and it seems very solid to me. I'm on the "Semi-Annual Channel (Targetted)" Windows update schedule.
by pkiff
Fri Sep 13, 2019 6:10 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: SOLD: W520 4276-38U 8GB RAM 500GB HDD Win 10 Pro
Replies: 4
Views: 364

Re: FS: W520 4276-38U 8GB RAM 500GB HDD Win 10 Pro

Hey PsychoBiller, can you add your location to your profile, please? It's required by the forum, and is especially required now that you are selling something in the marketplace.
Thanks,
Phil.
by pkiff
Sat Sep 07, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: Forum Notices, Questions and Suggestions
Topic: [REQUEST] Dark(er) theme option for the forum
Replies: 8
Views: 2951

Re: [REQUEST] Dark(er) theme option for the forum

I use an add-on called Stylus to display some websites with a dark theme when the sites themselves don't offer that option. Stylus overrides the CSS on a site by inserting its own custom user CSS: https://add0n.com/stylus.html Stylus allows you to install website "styles" from userstyles.org that ha...
by pkiff
Sat Sep 07, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: Is 600x 650mhz a unicorn?
Replies: 14
Views: 1122

Re: Is 600x 650mhz a unicorn?

There seem to be three different versions of the Selectadocks, I, II, and III....Is there a difference between Version II and III? Will both have no problem in dealing with external PCI video cards such as Voodoo 3 or 5? I only ever owned a SelectaDock III, and I don't really know about the differe...
by pkiff
Fri Sep 06, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: ThinkPad X1 / X1-Carbon / X1-Extreme and later Series
Topic: Thinkpad X1 Carbon Tablet Gen 4 (will it ever come?)
Replies: 2
Views: 625

Re: Thinkpad X1 Carbon Tablet Gen 4 (will it ever come?)

It's still showing available on the both the U.S. and Canadian versions of the Lenovo site: https://www.lenovo.com/us/en/tablets/windows-tablets/thinkpad-tablet-series/ThinkPad-X1-Tablet-3rd-Gen/p/22TP2CP0113 Maybe they don't have any in stock in the Netherlands for some reason? Or maybe as you sugg...
by pkiff
Sun Aug 11, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: T60p Supposed to Feel This Slow
Replies: 15
Views: 2258

Re: T60p Supposed to Feel This Slow

Ahhh! Thanks for posting a follow-up to let us know.
by pkiff
Wed Jul 10, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: T60p Supposed to Feel This Slow
Replies: 15
Views: 2258

Re: T60p Supposed to Feel This Slow

For whatever strange reason, I had to disable windows updates on my T60p when I had it, for whatever reason it would always ramp up CPU cycles and make everything painfully slow. There was a period of time when Windows Update was broken and would never finish updating on some Win 7 systems. And the...
by pkiff
Wed Jul 03, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: T60p Supposed to Feel This Slow
Replies: 15
Views: 2258

Re: T60p Supposed to Feel This Slow

It's very hard to tell what might seem "slow" to the OP without more details. I'm running Windows 7 on a T60P T7600 with 3GB RAM and a 500GB Seagate Momentus XT HDD (one of their earlier hybrid models). I don't find it too slow for most tasks. But that's all relative. It's not my main machine. And I...
by pkiff
Sun Jun 23, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: X61 wifi upgrade /w middleton BIOS
Replies: 5
Views: 1933

Re: X61 wifi upgrade /w middleton BIOS

It's been a long time since I upgraded my X61 Tablet BIOSes, and I may have forgotten a few things, but I maybe have a couple tips? The archive includes the flashing and other utilities but the actual upgraded bios .rom/.fl1/.fl2 files are nowhere to be found. I just downloaded the file you linked, ...
by pkiff
Fri Jun 14, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: A favor/request for media
Replies: 5
Views: 2329

Re: A favor/request for media

I'm with the RealBlackStuff on this one. Delete! Besides, he says he's some kind of Thinkpad enthusiast who's been collecting OEM disks for friends and cracking and them and sharing them but he's never bothered to join this forum until now? And he wants real people with real online identities to sen...
by pkiff
Tue May 07, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: Windows 10
Topic: ok, now I need a few hints on win 10
Replies: 17
Views: 1622

Re: ok, now I need a few hints on win 10

you think an offline account will work when setting up the preload for the first time..? any intel on how an offline account will affect future updates..? There shouldn't be any problems getting updates. I have my X1 Carbon Tablet Gen 3 configured with a Local Account instead of a Microsoft Account...
by pkiff
Fri Apr 19, 2019 6:49 am
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: Is 600x 650mhz a unicorn?
Replies: 14
Views: 1122

Re: Is 600x 650mhz a unicorn?

CPU upgrade on mmc2 board?: https://forum.thinkpads.com/viewtopic.php?t=98033 With a few comments from andy2000 about swapping in a 1GHz CPU on an MMC-2 board. And links to non-English boards with further details. 1 gig hz on a 600x: https://forum.thinkpads.com/viewtopic.php?t=103729 Some additional...
by pkiff
Wed Apr 17, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: 600X clean install W98SE apminst.inf ???
Replies: 3
Views: 658

Re: 600X clean install W98SE apminst.inf ???

You're probably finished with this install by now. But if not, you might want to check my instructions from about 15 years ago: http://thinkpads.kiff.ca/600x/install_w98se This is a good method to follow if you have generic Windows 98SE disks, but not the original 600X recovery disks, and if you wan...
by pkiff
Wed Apr 17, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: Is 600x 650mhz a unicorn?
Replies: 14
Views: 1122

Re: Is 600x 650mhz a unicorn?

I wouldn't know. 600 series were never my thing, although I've owned more than my fair share of them. Folks who have really toyed with those are mostly gone from the forum, with the possible exception of pkiff who likely knows a thing or two about these mods... Hey that's me! There were lots of PII...
by pkiff
Fri Mar 29, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X1 / X1-Carbon / X1-Extreme and later Series
Topic: X1 Carbon Tablet 3rd Gen - Sleep/Suspend issues - Sometimes won't respond!
Replies: 8
Views: 3149

Re: X1 Carbon Tablet 3rd Gen - Sleep/Suspend issues - Sometimes won't respond!

I currently have Power Options set as follows: On battery: Turn off display: 5 minutes Put to sleep: 10 minutes Plugged in: Turn off display: 1 hour Put to sleep: 2 hours (I think those above settings may be the defaults for "balanced"?) In Power & sleep there is a "Network connection" setting, "Whe...
by pkiff
Fri Mar 29, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X1 / X1-Carbon / X1-Extreme and later Series
Topic: X1 Carbon Tablet 3rd Gen - Sleep/Suspend issues - Sometimes won't respond!
Replies: 8
Views: 3149

Re: X1 Carbon Tablet 3rd Gen - Sleep/Suspend issues - Sometimes won't respond!

I haven't had the problem since I updated all those drivers and the BIOS. I leave it sometimes attached to the Thunderbolt 3 Dock for several days at a time, with the lid closed, without any activity, and it has not been getting locked up. I use the power button on the Thunderbolt Dock to suspend or...
by pkiff
Sun Mar 17, 2019 7:35 am
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: TP 600X recovery cd not working?
Replies: 4
Views: 900

Re: TP 600X recovery cd not working?

I don't recall if I ever ran the recovery process on one of my 600X's. But if you decide to give up on the recovery CDs and install Windows 98 from scratch, then here is an old set of instructions you can try following: http://thinkpads.kiff.ca/600x/install_w98se Many of the links on that page may n...
by pkiff
Sun Mar 17, 2019 7:17 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: Recovery Set Repository
Replies: 23
Views: 3420

Re: Recovery Set Repository

This is a very helpful and generous service, theterminator93, thanks! If I am able to find some of my old recovery disks, I'll check to see if I have any that aren't already in your list. I know that I have some for the X60T/X61T somewhere, but they've not surfaced out of my mess of storage boxes fo...
by pkiff
Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: ThinkPad X1 / X1-Carbon / X1-Extreme and later Series
Topic: X1 Carbon Tablet 3rd Gen - Sleep/Suspend issues - Sometimes won't respond!
Replies: 8
Views: 3149

Re: X1 Carbon Tablet 3rd Gen - Sleep/Suspend issues - Sometimes won't respond!

I thought I'd report back on the current status to close off this issue. I haven't experienced one of these non-responsive sleep states since the series of firmware, BIOS and driver updates I did a couple weeks ago. So, while I'm not sure which one fixed it, I think one of them did.
by pkiff
Tue Jan 29, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: Can you overclock a 600E?
Replies: 5
Views: 1401

Re: Can you overclock a 600E?

Welcome to the Forum! There may be a method of overclocking a 600E that employs a hardware mod to replace the clock generator. Never tried this myself, and can't comment on whether it might work in a 600E. Here's a post in The official 700 Upgrade thread where el-sahef posted about it back in 2009: ...
by pkiff
Sat Jan 26, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: ThinkPad X1 / X1-Carbon / X1-Extreme and later Series
Topic: How Enable Keyboard via Thunderbolt in BIOS for use with HDD Password when lid closed?
Replies: 2
Views: 884

Re: How Enable Keyboard via Thunderbolt in BIOS for use with HDD Password when lid closed?

Thanks. I got it working now, though the option names in my X1 Carbon Table 3rd gen are slightly different in the current BIOS: Config --> Thunderbolt 3 --> Support in Pre Boot Environment --> Thunderbolt Device --> "Pre-Boot ACL" There is no "USB Device" listed in the "Support in Pre Boot Environme...
by pkiff
Sat Jan 26, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Thinkpad X1 Tablet i5 faster than i7?
Replies: 7
Views: 1287

Re: Thinkpad X1 Tablet i5 faster than i7?

Surprised to see this. Though to be honest, I've noticed that m X1 Carbon Tablet (3rd gen) i7 gets much hotter than it should when sitting idle, and I've wondered what is up with the power management / thermal cooling / throttling /whatever. And early on when I first got the machine, I also noticed ...
by pkiff
Sat Jan 26, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: ThinkPad X1 / X1-Carbon / X1-Extreme and later Series
Topic: How Enable Keyboard via Thunderbolt in BIOS for use with HDD Password when lid closed?
Replies: 2
Views: 884

How Enable Keyboard via Thunderbolt in BIOS for use with HDD Password when lid closed?

Does anyone know how to enable an external keyboard attached via Thunderbolt in order to type in an HDD or Power-On password? I often have my X1 Carbon Tablet (3rd ed) plugged into a Thunderbolt 3 Dock with its keyboard attached and lid closed. I also have a BIOS-enabled HDD password that requires m...
by pkiff
Tue Jan 22, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X1 / X1-Carbon / X1-Extreme and later Series
Topic: X1 Carbon Tablet 3rd Gen - Sleep/Suspend issues - Sometimes won't respond!
Replies: 8
Views: 3149

Re: X1 Carbon Tablet 3rd Gen - Sleep/Suspend issues - Sometimes won't respond!

It turns out that I did actually have some key updates waiting - a BIOS update from December 2018 (v.1.27) and a "Thunderbolt Firmware Update" from November 2018. The firmware update that remembered doing recently was for the "Thinkpad TBT3 Dock" and that one just got released last week. Not sure wh...
by pkiff
Tue Jan 22, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X1 / X1-Carbon / X1-Extreme and later Series
Topic: X1 Carbon Tablet 3rd Gen - Sleep/Suspend issues - Sometimes won't respond!
Replies: 8
Views: 3149

Re: X1 Carbon Tablet 3rd Gen - Sleep/Suspend issues - Sometimes won't respond!

Mmmm....I did see something about a BIOS issue with these X1's that could cause a hardware freeze and even brick the machines entirely, but I thought I remembered updating my BIOS recently after being prompted by Lenovo's Update/Advantage software, so I assumed they'd fixed it. Wishful thinking, per...
by pkiff
Tue Jan 22, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X1 / X1-Carbon / X1-Extreme and later Series
Topic: X1 Carbon Tablet 3rd Gen - Sleep/Suspend issues - Sometimes won't respond!
Replies: 8
Views: 3149

X1 Carbon Tablet 3rd Gen - Sleep/Suspend issues - Sometimes won't respond!

I've got a 3rd gen X1 Carbon Tablet that sometimes seems to fall into a non-responsive sleep state. The power button light continues to pulse slowly and the red light on the lid does the same, but the Tablet does not respond to any input. I notice the problem when I'm docked via Thunderbolt in a Thi...
by pkiff
Tue Jan 01, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: Thinkpad T25-Retro
Topic: Unable to login to my laptop
Replies: 3
Views: 8750

Re: Unable to login to my laptop

I use windows hello and fingerprint (whichever works) to login usually. But one day it kinda failed to recognize my face so I tried using my fingerprint. After 3 failed attempts, it does not login anymore. It asks for my PIN each time I turn the machine on. And I don't even remember inputting a PIN...
by pkiff
Mon Dec 24, 2018 8:31 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: SOLD: IBM Thinkpad Transnote 2675 with all the Original Accessories!!
Replies: 4
Views: 891

Re: FS:IBM Thinkpad Transnote 2675 with all the Original Accessories!!

Hey joelyy6boi, just so there is no confusion, the thinkpads.com Marketplace is not an auction area where people bid on items - that's what eBay is for. The Marketplace is a buy-and-sell area where users can find actual prices listed. Some sellers do cross-post items on eBay when they list them here...

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