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by MrSpike
Mon Mar 26, 2007 11:56 pm
Forum: Windows OS (Versions prior to Windows 7)
Topic: Vista Free Upgrade Experiences
Replies: 162
Views: 48132

Sorry for the double post but the question is completly different... does anyone know if this DVD actually does contain all the versions of vista? I ask because I have an extra vista ultimate key that came with a RC2 version (given out at a MS launch event) but it is a full, no expiring, ultimate ke...
by MrSpike
Mon Mar 26, 2007 11:49 pm
Forum: Windows OS (Versions prior to Windows 7)
Topic: Vista Free Upgrade Experiences
Replies: 162
Views: 48132

I don't know about number 2 but I had to pay ~$11 US for shipping. It will be charged to my card (which I all-ready entered) if/when my order actually ships. I only submitted it a few weeks ago so I am not expecting fast turn around.
by MrSpike
Mon Mar 26, 2007 11:46 pm
Forum: Windows OS (Versions prior to Windows 7)
Topic: What's happening to my hard drive space?
Replies: 4
Views: 1647

I'm also not sure exactly what you are saying but on my wifes X60s I originally had 76GB of 88GB free after installing vista ultimate, office 2007 pro, and ~5gb of music. After a few days that number dropped to 68GB of 88GB free and pretty much stayed there. I disabled the restore points and have it...
by MrSpike
Mon Mar 26, 2007 11:41 pm
Forum: Thinkpad X60/X61 Series incl. Tablets
Topic: X60 Low Vista Graphics Score....why?
Replies: 14
Views: 4525

It is a ram issue. My scores where the EXACT same until I upgraded the ram, now they are in the 3's. I reccomend the g.skill 1GB stick off of newegg, runs about $60 and I know for a fact it works in at least two different X60s laptops so it should work in yours.
by MrSpike
Wed Mar 14, 2007 4:28 pm
Forum: Thinkpad X60/X61 Series incl. Tablets
Topic: Some X60 vista questions (power, CPU scaling and other)
Replies: 10
Views: 2695

If it were my personal machine the prompts would also drive me nuts but since it's my wifes machine she never really enters menus that have those. I have heard they can be disabled and I think you do that in the user controls but I'm not sure. I have been running Ultimate for about a month and NO MA...
by MrSpike
Tue Mar 13, 2007 6:22 pm
Forum: Windows OS (Versions prior to Windows 7)
Topic: Fingerprint and LCD Brightness Vista Questions (X60s)
Replies: 3
Views: 1204

If I remember correctly, there was one file for VISTA that said something about being a fingerprint driver and I installed it but so far no dice, windows still says something like "unidentified biometric device" in device manager. I'll give it a try again when I get home tonight to see if it is just...
by MrSpike
Mon Mar 12, 2007 10:26 pm
Forum: Windows OS (Versions prior to Windows 7)
Topic: I want to back to XP from Vista, But........
Replies: 11
Views: 2476

In theory wouldn't turning all that off actually help battery life as the HDD does not need to be accessed as much? I know people have complained (myself included) of lower battery life in Vista, might this be one of the causes? Just curious...
by MrSpike
Mon Mar 12, 2007 10:21 pm
Forum: Windows OS (Versions prior to Windows 7)
Topic: T42 LCD flicker
Replies: 8
Views: 3826

I get this as well with my wifes X60s. I can't see it when the brightness is on max but as soon as I turn it down I see the flicker. Has anyone come up with a solution yet?
by MrSpike
Mon Mar 12, 2007 8:48 pm
Forum: Windows OS (Versions prior to Windows 7)
Topic: Fingerprint and LCD Brightness Vista Questions (X60s)
Replies: 3
Views: 1204

Fingerprint and LCD Brightness Vista Questions (X60s)

(this is mostly copied and pasted from another thread I started in the X60 forum but somone suggested asking some of the questions here) So we just got a refurbished X60s for my wife, 1704-69U. I installed Vista Ultimate and added a GB of ram for 2GB total. I installed all the lenovo software I want...
by MrSpike
Mon Mar 12, 2007 8:39 pm
Forum: Windows OS (Versions prior to Windows 7)
Topic: vista on x60s
Replies: 6
Views: 2041

I have vista ultimate running on my Wifes X60s 1704-69U with only a few minor issues (which I will be starting a different thread on). The battery life did decrease a little but other than that it runs well. I believe the vista index score is a 3.1. I also upgraded the ram to 2gb but usually only se...
by MrSpike
Mon Mar 12, 2007 8:34 pm
Forum: Thinkpad X60/X61 Series incl. Tablets
Topic: Some X60 vista questions (power, CPU scaling and other)
Replies: 10
Views: 2695

Other questions -- fingerprint reader and brightness setting issues? Unfortunately not as I'm still in XP-land on my X31, only occasionally using Vista at work (on desktop machines). I would suggest posting in the Vista forum, with a specific subject line, about those two items. heh heh, thanks for...
by MrSpike
Mon Mar 12, 2007 7:55 pm
Forum: Thinkpad X60/X61 Series incl. Tablets
Topic: Some X60 vista questions (power, CPU scaling and other)
Replies: 10
Views: 2695

Your movie may require a higher CPU speed to play (depends ... you should try playing the movie and see how the battery life projection changes) and thus a shorter battery life. On the other hand, you could install RMClock to undervolt the CPU and increase battery life. (NHC is an excellent choice ...
by MrSpike
Mon Mar 12, 2007 5:40 pm
Forum: Thinkpad X60/X61 Series incl. Tablets
Topic: Some X60 vista questions (power, CPU scaling and other)
Replies: 10
Views: 2695

Your battery life with Vista is on par with what I got. That's the main reason I stayed with XP, which gives me around 7 hours actual usage on my X60s. If it is supposed to last 5 hours with this configuration I'm ok with that as my wife is not a heavy battery user. I just wanted to confirm that it...
by MrSpike
Mon Mar 12, 2007 5:35 pm
Forum: Thinkpad X60/X61 Series incl. Tablets
Topic: Some X60 vista questions (power, CPU scaling and other)
Replies: 10
Views: 2695

Some X60 vista questions (power, CPU scaling and other)

So we just got a refurbished X60s for my wife, 1704-69U. I installed Vista Ultimate and added a GB of ram for 2GB total. I installed all the lenovo software I wanted (mostly battery and wireless stuff) and it seems to be up and running very well. I setup a custom profile for battery life and with pe...

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