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by house kitten
Fri Apr 08, 2016 11:26 am
Forum: Windows 7
Topic: Clean Windows 7 install on Thinkpad T420 with recovery disks
Replies: 35
Views: 24905

Re: Clean Windows 7 install on Thinkpad T420 with recovery disks

I you have lost the Lenovo recovery disk for Windows 7, its easy to get it in ISO format from any outer source, i have downloaded one from here [url]http://<deleted>/[/url] and it went well. But you need to have proper license key to activate, otherwise keep enjoying trial version only. yup thanks ...
by house kitten
Thu Mar 31, 2016 11:48 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T420 painfull slow with new SSD and docking station. Win 7 64
Replies: 11
Views: 2021

Re: T420 painfull slow with new SSD and docking station. Win 7 64

ya thanks. I googled it and got in. Changed the pipel setting but was unable to delete google settings. No options for delete. (jaspen-meyer's suggestion). You can delete only the VALUES, which you do by double clicking on an entry, a box will pop up with the current value, delete the current value...
by house kitten
Thu Mar 31, 2016 6:58 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T420 painfull slow with new SSD and docking station. Win 7 64
Replies: 11
Views: 2021

Re: T420 painfull slow with new SSD and docking station. Win 7 64

I am using firefox but cannot find out how to get to steps a,b,c.... Can you help? Start Firefox, type "about:config" on the address bar (minus the quotes), then press "Enter". Firefox will show a warning page. Click "I'll be careful, I promise". Firefox will then display a very long list of its in...
by house kitten
Thu Mar 31, 2016 6:35 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T420 painfull slow with new SSD and docking station. Win 7 64
Replies: 11
Views: 2021

Re: T420 painfull slow with new SSD and docking station. Win 7 64

It's a second-hand unit, so the first thing to do is check its condition. You mention that the fan spins up and down, so you should check the CPU temperature. High temps will cause the CPU to throttle down its clock speed to minimize heat output. Check the fan and cooling fins for dust buildup, and...
by house kitten
Thu Mar 31, 2016 6:29 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T420 painfull slow with new SSD and docking station. Win 7 64
Replies: 11
Views: 2021

Re: T420 painfull slow with new SSD and docking station. Win 7 64

Here are some things to try. 1. Replace the old-and-drying drying thermal paste, between the cpu and the cpu's heatsink, with Arctic Silver 5 or IC Diamond 7 2. Clean cpu heatsink 3. Use a 90W (20V & 4.5A) adapter 4. Reinstall the OS 5. if you're using firefox you can speed up browsing with these t...
by house kitten
Wed Mar 30, 2016 6:26 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T420 painfull slow with new SSD and docking station. Win 7 64
Replies: 11
Views: 2021

Re: T420 painfull slow with new SSD and docking station. Win 7 64

ya thanks but windows 8 is not in my future. Hate it! I did update bios, update router (nighthawk) firmware and things are much faster. But its a not go on win 8 (and if you notice the comment on ssd 160 about another t420 and not this one. This one I posted about has a new samsung 500gb ssd.
by house kitten
Wed Mar 09, 2016 3:54 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: RecommendedTP FanCOntrol settings for T420
Replies: 4
Views: 1073

Re: RecommendedTP FanCOntrol settings for T420

Found fan control but do not see how to edit it.

It just seems to rev up when under minimal loads not sure why. I can not determine if it is overheating but I do not see why it should be. I have a SSD which would be cooler than a HDD.
by house kitten
Wed Mar 09, 2016 3:19 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: RecommendedTP FanCOntrol settings for T420
Replies: 4
Views: 1073

Re: RecommendedTP FanCOntrol settings for T420

How would I know? I cannot find anything to control fan in LPM
by house kitten
Wed Mar 09, 2016 3:17 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Utility Work Area
Topic: Thinkpad Fan Noise Problem: Light at the End of the Tunnel
Replies: 1161
Views: 913539

Re: Thinkpad Fan Noise Problem: Light at the End of the Tunnel

Any settings for T420? Getting very POed with this ongoing fan noise.
by house kitten
Wed Mar 09, 2016 2:30 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Utility Work Area
Topic: How do I switch tpfancontrol to fahrenheit?
Replies: 6
Views: 25516

Re: How do I switch tpfancontrol to fahrenheit?

I just wish anybody would post the settings and how I should edit them. I thank OP for posting and I too am born in the US and want mine in F.
by house kitten
Wed Mar 09, 2016 2:21 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: RecommendedTP FanCOntrol settings for T420
Replies: 4
Views: 1073

RecommendedTP FanCOntrol settings for T420

I have a fan that is driving me nuts (and I am not alone according to google). I have downloaded TP FanControl program but I do not see where I can edit it and even if I could not sure of the settings. I just need this thing to quiet down. At times it sounds like it is going to take off into space.
by house kitten
Wed Mar 09, 2016 1:50 pm
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: [t420] Sudden onset heat / fan noise?
Replies: 3
Views: 3908

Re: [t420] Sudden onset heat / fan noise?

RealBlackStuff wrote:Check this post on the Lenovo Forum about T420 noise.
It has by now 119 (one hundred and nineteen) pages.
Join the club...
http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/T400-T500-a ... d-p/443569

Tip: switch off the Dolby Home Theater.
I do not find Dolby Home Theater on my t420.
by house kitten
Wed Mar 09, 2016 9:01 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T420 painfull slow with new SSD and docking station. Win 7 64
Replies: 11
Views: 2021

T420 painfull slow with new SSD and docking station. Win 7 64

I have an older T420 that I love (i5, win 7 pro 64). Got it about 5 years ago but I LOVE IT. So much so I decided to get another. I purchased one in excellent condition on ebay and have installed a samsung 500GB SSD with clean install and added another 8gb of ram to make it 12gb total. My old T420 h...
by house kitten
Tue Dec 01, 2015 10:06 am
Forum: Windows 7
Topic: Clean Windows 7 install on Thinkpad T420 with recovery disks
Replies: 35
Views: 24905

Re: Clean Windows 7 install on Thinkpad T420 with recovery disks

I repeat: The one [key] under the T420-battery only works with Lenovo-W7 . It will NOT activate a standard non-Lenovo W7 version, legal or illegal! It worked. I used an iso uploaded and the key under battery. I had a problem with activation but used the phone number they provided and it worked.
by house kitten
Fri Nov 20, 2015 3:31 pm
Forum: Windows 7
Topic: Clean Windows 7 install on Thinkpad T420 with recovery disks
Replies: 35
Views: 24905

Re: Clean Windows 7 install on Thinkpad T420 with recovery disks

I repeat: The one [key] under the T420-battery only works with Lenovo-W7 . It will NOT activate a standard non-Lenovo W7 version, legal or illegal! Well it did when I installed windows premium this summer for a friend. I had the iso and used the key under the battery. It works fine. it also worked ...
by house kitten
Fri Nov 20, 2015 3:24 pm
Forum: Windows 7
Topic: Clean Windows 7 install on Thinkpad T420 with recovery disks
Replies: 35
Views: 24905

Re: Clean Windows 7 install on Thinkpad T420 with recovery disks

These folks sell legitimate keys for .iso installs: http://www.keysaleonline.com I've purchased from them in the past. They're good to go. I have the key. It is the iso I need. The key is located under the battery and if I ever get an iso I will use the key I have for installation of Win 7. I would...
by house kitten
Fri Nov 20, 2015 12:50 pm
Forum: Windows 7
Topic: Clean Windows 7 install on Thinkpad T420 with recovery disks
Replies: 35
Views: 24905

Re: Clean Windows 7 install on Thinkpad T420 with recovery disks

Recovery disks are just that: recovery of the previous (ex-factory) state. Since you already have recovery disks, you can/should delete your recovery partition. Uninstall/delete all your unwanted bloatware, then take an image and use that for future re-installs. Thanks but that is not what I want t...
by house kitten
Fri Nov 20, 2015 12:14 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: FOUND: Thinkpad in great shape
Replies: 1
Views: 934

Re: ISO Thinkpad in great shape

Never mind. I bought a T420 from ebay.
by house kitten
Fri Nov 20, 2015 12:05 pm
Forum: Windows 7
Topic: Clean Windows 7 install on Thinkpad T420 with recovery disks
Replies: 35
Views: 24905

Clean Windows 7 install on Thinkpad T420 with recovery disks

I purchased a used thinkpad T420 and the previous owner installed windows 10. I hate windows 10 so want to delete it. In the past I have used the win 7 pro x64 ISO which is no longer available. I do have another 420 pro x64 which I made recovery disks when new so I have those. I used the recovery di...
by house kitten
Sat Nov 07, 2015 10:21 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: FOUND: Thinkpad in great shape
Replies: 1
Views: 934

FOUND: Thinkpad in great shape

I am looking for a thinkpad T or X series (T420, T520, X220) in great condition. I would prefer a laptop with a RH keypad but cannot seem to find one so will consider the ones mentioned earlier and dock them. If x220 need IPS screen, if I series need minimum 1600x900. Memory not too important and ne...
by house kitten
Fri Apr 10, 2015 7:14 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: FS: Thinkpad W520 (FHD/Warranty/I7)
Replies: 30
Views: 4887

Re: FS: Thinkpad W520 (FHD/Warranty/I7)

Still no photos. Why are you selling? Did you buy this new or refurbished? IPS screen?
by house kitten
Sat Apr 04, 2015 7:45 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: FS: Thinkpad W520 (FHD/Warranty/I7)
Replies: 30
Views: 4887

Re: FS: Thinkpad W520 (FHD/Warranty/I7)

Can you post some photos? Sorry did not notice you would be shipping from canada.
by house kitten
Wed Jul 23, 2014 7:35 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: WTB: 2gb ddr2 pc2-5300 ram
Replies: 2
Views: 501

Re: WTB: 2gb ddr2 pc2-5300 ram

Thanks but I guess I am all set. Someone was willing to give me some for free.
by house kitten
Tue Jul 22, 2014 3:46 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: FS: T42 with flexview screen
Replies: 1
Views: 494

FS: T42 with flexview screen

Not sure what its worth but it is taking up room in my home. FS to best offer.
by house kitten
Tue Jul 22, 2014 3:43 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: WTB: 2gb ddr2 pc2-5300 ram
Replies: 2
Views: 501

WTB: 2gb ddr2 pc2-5300 ram

I friend was about to dispose of his T-60. I convinced him to let me reformat it and offer it for sale. It needs some extra ram if we are to sell it. I have been looking on ebay but the prices vary widely. Does anybody have a couple 2gb sticks to sell? I am also looking for 1-2 1gb sticks for anothe...
by house kitten
Mon Apr 29, 2013 6:36 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: SOLD: Orphan Mini Dock Series 3 433710U
Replies: 14
Views: 1600

Re: FS: Orphan Mini Dock Series 3 433710U needs good home, B.O.

I will buy but first must know if this will work with a x230 and the 65 watt adapter I have. Anybody know?
BTW PMed you last night looking for pp address. No response. Maybe you didn't get it?
by house kitten
Sun Mar 31, 2013 8:32 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: SOLD: Orphan Mini Dock Series 3 433710U
Replies: 14
Views: 1600

Re: FS: Orphan Mini Dock Series 3 433710U needs good home, B.O.

I have a t420, x220 and x230 will this work with all of them? I have a brand new in box ultrabase 3 which I assumed would fit the newly acquired t420. Now I find out it will only work with the x220 and 230.
by house kitten
Thu Nov 29, 2012 10:20 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: Have a "new to me T42" and need some advice...
Replies: 20
Views: 3283

Re: Have a "new to me T42" and need some advice...

Mofo are you in need of a T-42 with an excellent screen? I have one I have been trying to sell and finally gave up and stored it in the closet. Mine is in great shape, no heat guns used, however the battery appears deal but runs fine on AC. If you are interested I will sell for 75.00.
by house kitten
Fri Nov 16, 2012 2:41 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Shipping Laptop Overseas
Replies: 6
Views: 3043

Shipping Overseas

Thanks. I may be able to get it down a bit in weight but anything I try up to 8 pounds is roughly the same charge.

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