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by pkiff
Fri Jun 14, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: A favor/request for media
Replies: 5
Views: 285

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: 16
Views: 601

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: 9
Views: 473

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: 314

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: 9
Views: 473

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 (X1Cx)/X1Cx-Tablet and newer
Topic: X1 Carbon Tablet 3rd Gen - Sleep/Suspend issues - Sometimes won't respond!
Replies: 8
Views: 1150

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 (X1Cx)/X1Cx-Tablet and newer
Topic: X1 Carbon Tablet 3rd Gen - Sleep/Suspend issues - Sometimes won't respond!
Replies: 8
Views: 1150

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: 596

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: 14
Views: 1396

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 (X1Cx)/X1Cx-Tablet and newer
Topic: X1 Carbon Tablet 3rd Gen - Sleep/Suspend issues - Sometimes won't respond!
Replies: 8
Views: 1150

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: 1069

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 (X1Cx)/X1Cx-Tablet and newer
Topic: How Enable Keyboard via Thunderbolt in BIOS for use with HDD Password when lid closed?
Replies: 2
Views: 494

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: 789

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 (X1Cx)/X1Cx-Tablet and newer
Topic: How Enable Keyboard via Thunderbolt in BIOS for use with HDD Password when lid closed?
Replies: 2
Views: 494

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 (X1Cx)/X1Cx-Tablet and newer
Topic: X1 Carbon Tablet 3rd Gen - Sleep/Suspend issues - Sometimes won't respond!
Replies: 8
Views: 1150

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 (X1Cx)/X1Cx-Tablet and newer
Topic: X1 Carbon Tablet 3rd Gen - Sleep/Suspend issues - Sometimes won't respond!
Replies: 8
Views: 1150

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 (X1Cx)/X1Cx-Tablet and newer
Topic: X1 Carbon Tablet 3rd Gen - Sleep/Suspend issues - Sometimes won't respond!
Replies: 8
Views: 1150

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: 8490

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: 647

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...
by pkiff
Thu Dec 13, 2018 7:30 am
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: Dock II (2877) Windows 98 drivers?
Replies: 11
Views: 2995

Re: Dock II (2877) Windows 98 drivers?

I have a variety of Voodoo drivers and tools from when I had Voodoo cards installed in my SelectaDock systems. From what I recall, most of my drivers were targeted at the Voodoo 5. But I just checked and see that I have a 3dfx driver for Windows 9x in a folder labelled Voodoo 3 that is identified as...
by pkiff
Thu Dec 13, 2018 7:07 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Disk drive password
Replies: 7
Views: 1551

Re: Disk drive password

I know many drives have onboard encryption(OPAL?) and it may have something to do with that. Following up on Thinkpad4by3's suggestion, I'd note that different models of Thinkpads have different implementations of OPAL - they may be compatible with different versions of the spec, and also those mac...
by pkiff
Fri Dec 07, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: Windows 10
Topic: POLL: Classic Shell... Whos using it?
Replies: 10
Views: 1224

Re: POLL: Classic Shell... Whos using it?

I have ClassicShell on all my Win 7 and Win 10 machines. I like that it allows me to have identical keystrokes for accessing software on different machines. I used to spend time tweaking my Start menus on various Thinkpads running Win 98SE and XP so that commonly used software or folders could be op...
by pkiff
Fri Nov 30, 2018 9:36 am
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: SOLVED - Thinkpad 380XD USB Drivers in WIN95
Replies: 14
Views: 1982

Re: SOLVED - Thinkpad 380XD USB Drivers in WIN95

Great to hear you got it working, finally! Thanks for the helpful assist, Screamer.
by pkiff
Thu Nov 29, 2018 11:00 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Bluetooth in a T601 Frankenpad
Replies: 8
Views: 1834

Re: Bluetooth in a T601 Frankenpad

[...]in one of my spare Thinkpad T61 I noticed that there are 4 cables coming out form the lid, one for the WWAN, two for the Wi-Fi card, and there is a fourth white cable going under the wi-fi module into an insulated small white envelope, connected to nothing. Any idea why that white cable is the...
by pkiff
Thu Nov 29, 2018 10:54 pm
Forum: Forum Notices, Questions and Suggestions
Topic: Thinkpads on International Space Station
Replies: 5
Views: 835

Re: Thinkpads on International Space Station

Ha ha! That's funny. *Now* we know why they stayed away from Macs up in space!
by pkiff
Thu Nov 29, 2018 10:32 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: SOLVED - Thinkpad 380XD USB Drivers in WIN95
Replies: 14
Views: 1982

Re: Thinkpad 380XD USB Drivers in WIN95

If you are getting desperate, then can I check if you've tried to install the usbsupp.exe and usbupd2.exe files? Is that what people have already suggested above? Those are the ones that I have squirrelled away with my Windows 95B installation disks. I never had 95C, and actually I kinda forget what...
by pkiff
Thu Nov 29, 2018 9:54 pm
Forum: Forum Notices, Questions and Suggestions
Topic: Thinkpads on International Space Station
Replies: 5
Views: 835

Re: Thinkpads on International Space Station

Heh heh. Not sure what they have up there now, but at one point apparently they had 68 A31's and 32 T61p's. It's hard to tell whether something is a T500 vs a T61p, I think? When you check out a video of the inside of the station, you can quickly see why they like Thinkpads: the Trackpoint is essent...
by pkiff
Thu Nov 29, 2018 9:19 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Class action case against Lenovo settles - $40 payout for 2014-15 laptops with adware (no Thinkpads listed)
Replies: 1
Views: 613

Class action case against Lenovo settles - $40 payout for 2014-15 laptops with adware (no Thinkpads listed)

A class action court case against Lenovo has just been settled which will result in a payout of $40 to buyers of Lenovo machines in 2014 and 2015 that included "Superfish" adware. Lenovo superdishes not-so-superdosh for Superfish superloss: $40 waiting for you if you bought adware laptop: https://ww...
by pkiff
Fri Nov 23, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: Windows 10
Topic: Micro$haft is $hafting W10 users again! Beware of Update 1809
Replies: 31
Views: 4663

Re: Micro$haft is $hafting W10 users again! Beware of Update 1809

I am wondering whether there's a particular form of masochism that exhibits itself in one's preference for post W7 MS operating systems... :lol: Perhaps! I am once again surprised to learn that something that breaks mapped drives in an enterprise would get rolled out. I don't quite know why I find ...
by pkiff
Tue Nov 06, 2018 9:37 am
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: Thinkpad 600 resurrection
Replies: 59
Views: 7976

Re: Thinkpad 600 resurrection

I also have found a limit of around 32GB for 600 and 128GB for 600X (I have no 600E). I don't think that's right for the 600X. I'm pretty sure I had a Hitachi 160GB drive in mine, which was the largest PATA drive available at the time I was last using it. I think I had to make sure that no single p...

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