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by barrywohl
Fri Jul 04, 2014 5:14 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X1 / X1-Carbon / X1-Extreme and later Series
Topic: X1C Touch summer 2014 or wait?
Replies: 2
Views: 2405

Re: X1C Touch summer 2014 or wait?

Thanks for the heads up. The T440s Touch is EXACTLY what I want. I prefer the keyboard, the built in Ethernet (I use at work) and the built in VGA, and the swappable battery.
I've been reading reviews and watching youtubes on it off and on all day.
Barry
by barrywohl
Fri Jul 04, 2014 7:31 am
Forum: ThinkPad X1 / X1-Carbon / X1-Extreme and later Series
Topic: X1C Touch summer 2014 or wait?
Replies: 2
Views: 2405

X1C Touch summer 2014 or wait?

My last two ThinkPads that stay with me all the time have been an X201T and an X230T. I'm about ready to upgrade, and I'm thinking the X1C Touch will be the way to go. The price will be close to $3000 with 4 year accident protection warranty, 500 gb SSD drive etc. I run Win Pro 8.1 Update 1 (x64) an...
by barrywohl
Wed Nov 27, 2013 11:24 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: x230 Right ALT key behavior on Win8/8.1
Replies: 1
Views: 1035

Re: x230 Right ALT key behavior on Win8/8.1

I cannot duplicate your finding.
I'm running Windows 8.1 Pro x64 on an X230T tablet/laptop. Holding either right or left alternate key does the same thing. It toggles on and off the File Edit View Favorites Tools Help line on IE 11.
Barry in Wyoming...
by barrywohl
Wed Nov 06, 2013 6:36 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: Why doesn't Lenovo offer Win8 yet on the X230T?
Replies: 11
Views: 3077

Re: Why doesn't Lenovo offer Win8 yet on the X230T?

My X230T has never seen a version of Windows below Win8 Release Preview x64. I ran that from August, 2012 until Win 8 was released and I upgraded to Win 8.1 on October 18th, 2013.

No regrets.
by barrywohl
Sat Sep 28, 2013 7:36 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: My x230 went all weird today?
Replies: 2
Views: 1112

Re: My x230 went all weird today?

I think a new screen will fix it and I bet you get it back quickly. I think it is all hardware. Installing Office 2013 probably had nothing to do with it.

Does it occur on the flash screen before booting to the OS? Does it occur with the hard drive removed?
by barrywohl
Tue Jul 09, 2013 6:32 am
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: How is the build quality of the x230t?
Replies: 4
Views: 1753

Re: How is the build quality of the x230t?

My X230T has been my main laptop for the last 11 months. My experience with ThinkPads goes back to 1995 and includes 755CX, 760D, A21p, R50p, Z60p, T61p, W700, T520i, and X201T. For me, the X230T has been my best. It is fast, has a great keyboard and it is rock solid reliable. I love the new keyboar...
by barrywohl
Sat Jun 08, 2013 11:12 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: WWAN GOBI 4000 AT&T questions
Replies: 2
Views: 1589

Re: WWAN GOBI 4000 AT&T questions

I can part way help with "2)". I have a X230T purchased new in August, 2012 with a Sierra Wireless MC8355 Gobi 3000 HS USB Modem. I'm running Windows 8 Pro as my OS and a driver from Lenovo Windows 7 for the wireless card. After installing the driver and setting up the wireless modem account, you ca...
by barrywohl
Sun May 19, 2013 6:15 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: X230 Keyboard in X220? (blasphemy)
Replies: 4
Views: 1700

Re: X230 Keyboard in X220? (blasphemy)

I've got half a dozen X201T's and an X230T. I also prefer the new keyboard. Feel is equal. I don't use the missing 7th row of keys. I love the backlight on the X230T keyboard. I love having the "Delete" key isolated at upper right. I converted from the X201T to the X230T in August, 2012. I've been a...
by barrywohl
Thu Mar 07, 2013 11:12 pm
Forum: Windows 8
Topic: How do I activate my Sierra Wireless MC8355 data card?
Replies: 14
Views: 25312

Re: How do I activate my Sierra Wireless MC8355 data card?

Another two hours spent trying to set up a data plan with this car, and still no success. I'm using the Windows 7 driver for the Sierra Wireless MC8355. I got AT&T to set up a data plan, activate the account and then with tech support, I entered an initialization string in the driver advanced settin...
by barrywohl
Thu Feb 28, 2013 8:21 am
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: ThinkPad X230 vs Thinkpad X220
Replies: 4
Views: 10233

Re: ThinkPad X230 vs Thinkpad X220

For some people, the new keyboard is a deal breaker, but not for me. I've used ThinkPads since 1995 including CX755 CD760 A21p R50p T61p W700 and X201T. For me, the X230T keyboard is all gain, no pain. The key feel is as good as before. Less dirt gets underneath. Typing in the dark with the back-lit...
by barrywohl
Fri Feb 01, 2013 8:01 am
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: Unexpectedly a Thinkpad owner again.
Replies: 11
Views: 3489

Re: Unexpectedly a Thinkpad owner again.

Install the Windows 7 Tablet Shortcut Menu to get auto-rotate to work. It worked for me.
Barry
by barrywohl
Sun Jan 13, 2013 6:25 pm
Forum: Windows 8
Topic: Anyone installed Windows 8 x64 from scratch ?
Replies: 14
Views: 5510

Re: Anyone installed Windows 8 x64 from scratch ?

I installed Windows 8 Pro x64 from scratch on October 26th on an X230T tablet/laptop. I'm using almost all Windows 8 drivers. I've got three small issues. I can't get the screen to auto-rotate when I switch from landscape to portrait. I haven't gotten the Sierra Wireless MC8355 WAN card to work. I h...
by barrywohl
Tue Jan 08, 2013 7:56 am
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: Anybody Upgrade x230t to Win 8
Replies: 5
Views: 2492

Re: Anybody Upgrade x230t to Win 8

I bought my X230T in early August and never booted the Windows 7 hard drive it came with. Initially I put Windows 8 x64 Release Preview on it, and then on October 26th I installed Windows 8 Pro x64 using the $15.00 coupon. I did a clean install on a 500 gb Crucial SSD drive. It works great. I do hav...
by barrywohl
Tue Jan 08, 2013 7:44 am
Forum: Windows 8
Topic: Can I use the blue or black "ThinkVantage" button in Win8 RP
Replies: 2
Views: 2057

Re: Can I use the blue or black "ThinkVantage" button in Win8 RP

I did a clean install of Windows 8 Pro x64 on October 26th, 2012. Everything works fine EXCEPT I can't get the black button to be recognized and I haven't activated my Sierra Wireless MC8355 card. I've got a lead on that but I haven't purchased the AT&T contract for it yet so I haven't tried the wor...
by barrywohl
Sun Dec 16, 2012 10:45 am
Forum: Windows 8
Topic: Tablet virtual keyboard gone?
Replies: 2
Views: 1203

Re: Tablet virtual keyboard gone?

I'm just curious. Why would you want the old pop out keyboard, to turn script into text?
by barrywohl
Sun Dec 16, 2012 10:38 am
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: Why doesn't Lenovo offer Win8 yet on the X230T?
Replies: 11
Views: 3077

Why doesn't Lenovo offer Win8 yet on the X230T?

I bought my X230T in early August. I ran Windows 8 x64 Release Preview until October and then loaded Windows 8 x64 on October 26th. So far, everything is working great except my WWAN card. I'm waiting to trouble-shoot that until I will need WWAN and an account from AT&T for the laptop. This week I s...
by barrywohl
Sat Nov 24, 2012 11:59 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: Anybody run Windows 8 yet?
Replies: 4
Views: 1832

Re: Anybody run Windows 8 yet?

I got my X230T with an i7 processor in early August and put Windows 8 Pro Release Preview on it. On October 26th, I put Windows 8 Pro x64 RTM on, with a clean install. I LOVE IT. Everything works now except for the Sierra Wireless broadband card, and I've got a lead on getting that going. The touch ...
by barrywohl
Thu Nov 15, 2012 9:28 am
Forum: Windows 8
Topic: Using the black key/ThinkVantage key might be CHARMING!
Replies: 0
Views: 1178

Using the black key/ThinkVantage key might be CHARMING!

Does the black key / ThinkVantage key work on laptops shipped with Windows 8? Has anyone who has done a clean install of Windows 8 gotten the black key / ThinkVantage key to work in Windows 8? I was just thinking it might be nice to launch the Windows 8 Charms with it. Windows-Key--C does launch the...
by barrywohl
Thu Nov 15, 2012 9:21 am
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: Optimizing, tweaking, bloatware removal, etc for my new X230
Replies: 9
Views: 4248

Re: Optimizing, tweaking, bloatware removal, etc for my new X230

"Optimizing for SSD" ?? What does this mean? I pulled the traditional hard drive on my X230T when it arrived in August and installed a Crucial 500gb SSD. I'm running Windows 8 Pro x64 RTM. Do I need to tweak something to optimize for the SSD drive? My WEI experience for the SSD is 8.1 and my overall...
by barrywohl
Mon Nov 12, 2012 8:55 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: Battery Issues with Thinkpad X230 laptop
Replies: 3
Views: 2548

Re: Battery Issues with Thinkpad X230 laptop

Get the battery replaced under warranty.
by barrywohl
Mon Nov 12, 2012 8:52 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: x220: wont turn on - what causes this.
Replies: 6
Views: 1329

Re: x220: wont turn on - what causes this.

BTW...a single press of the power button for a few seconds with all power removed will just as effectively drain the capacitors as multiple presses. I never knew that part. EasyServ told me to press 10 times, wait, hold for 30 seconds AND say "Abra Kadabra." I've always done it that way. I thought ...
by barrywohl
Mon Nov 12, 2012 8:43 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: lost option factory restoration
Replies: 3
Views: 1310

Re: lost option factory restoration

You are fine to use Windows 8, lose the factory recovery option, and move on. I have an X230T that I bought in August. I never booted Windows 7 on it. I bought a new SSD hard drive and installed Windows 8 Release Preview. Then, on October 26th, I downloaded and installed Windows 8 Pro x64 as a clean...
by barrywohl
Mon Nov 12, 2012 8:18 pm
Forum: Windows 8
Topic: How do I activate my Sierra Wireless MC8355 data card?
Replies: 14
Views: 25312

Re: How do I activate my Sierra Wireless MC8355 data card?

I called Lenovo EasyServ today and downloaded and installed Lenovo Broadband Connection Manager aka Lenovo Broadband Activation Setup. It gave an error message, "There is not a supported wireless WAN card installed in this computer. This setup cannot continue." The file from Lenovo was twa31ww.exe a...
by barrywohl
Sat Nov 03, 2012 7:18 am
Forum: Windows 8
Topic: Windows 8 Pro RTM. ThinkVantage Key / Black Key anyone?
Replies: 0
Views: 1392

Windows 8 Pro RTM. ThinkVantage Key / Black Key anyone?

I did a clean install of Windows 8 Pro x64 last weekend on my X230T. It didn't install the black key (to the right of the microphone on/off button) on my X230T. I couldn't get this key to work either on the same laptop with Windows 8 Pro Release Preview. I haven't tried the registry hack yet on RTM,...
by barrywohl
Thu Nov 01, 2012 10:38 am
Forum: Windows 8
Topic: How do I activate my Sierra Wireless MC8355 data card?
Replies: 14
Views: 25312

Re: How do I activate my Sierra Wireless MC8355 data card?

I am also, now, running Windows 8 Pro x64 with the Sierra Wireless driver from Lenovo 8awt16ww.exe designed for Windows XP to Windows 7. The difference between me and thinkpadfan23 is that I've never used a broadband wireless card before in a laptop so I'm very newbie/clueless.

Barry
by barrywohl
Sun Oct 28, 2012 10:39 am
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: Wireless Broadband Newbie needing help.
Replies: 0
Views: 951

Wireless Broadband Newbie needing help.

I've been using ThinkPads since 1995, but the X230T I bought in August, 2012 is the first time I've had a wireless broadband card. I've always just used wifi before. Device Manager tells me I've got an: Sierra Wireless MC8355-Gobi(TM) 3000 HS-USB Modem 9013 I have an AT&T SIM card installed. The lap...
by barrywohl
Sat Oct 27, 2012 12:16 pm
Forum: Windows 8
Topic: System Update 5 for Windows 8
Replies: 7
Views: 3612

Re: System Update 5 for Windows 8

It is available again, but it only installed 4 of about 20 pieces of software and drivers I needed for Win 8 Pro.
by barrywohl
Sat Oct 27, 2012 12:15 pm
Forum: Windows 8
Topic: How do I get my $14.99 Win8 Pro RTM upgrade?
Replies: 3
Views: 1759

Re: How do I get my $14.99 Win8 Pro RTM upgrade?

My email came about 8 pm 10/26/2012. However, I found my original confirmation email from 08/25/2012 and followed a link there to get my discount code. I was able to purchase the Win 8 Pro x64 for $14.99 and download the image yesterday morning. :) Very painless. By 9 pm I had all my device manager ...
by barrywohl
Fri Oct 26, 2012 6:24 am
Forum: Windows 8
Topic: How do I get my $14.99 Win8 Pro RTM upgrade?
Replies: 3
Views: 1759

How do I get my $14.99 Win8 Pro RTM upgrade?

When I bought my X230T in August, 2012, I clicked on the Lenovo link and signed up for my $14.99 upgrade from Windows 7 Pro x64 to Windows 8 Pro. I got a confirmation from Microsoft. I expected to find a link in my Inbox today to pay for the upgrade and be able to download it. Nothing so far. Does a...

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