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by BillP
Sat Aug 31, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: Windows update not working after re-install
Replies: 7
Views: 266

Re: Windows update not working after re-install

Out of curiosity I nuked Windows 7 on my T43 (1872-4AU) and installed XP SP2 from recovery discs. Wireless WPA2 security is not supported in SP2 but is in SP3. Download SP3 from https://www.catalog.update.microsoft.com/Search.aspx?q=%28KB936929%29. You need to get Internet Explorer 8 next to get Win...
by BillP
Thu Aug 29, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: Windows update not working after re-install
Replies: 7
Views: 266

Re: Windows update not working after re-install

The WSUS history file says:
Version 9.2.1 -- 05.05.14
- NOTE: This version will be the very very last one supporting Windows XP and Office 2003

Have you used a WSUS version newer than 9.2.1 to update Windows XP? Does version 9.2.1 work to update XP now, more than 5 years after its release?
by BillP
Thu Jul 11, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: I need a T500 driver for Lenovo PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1209

Re: I need a T500 driver for Lenovo PM

https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-T400-T500-and-newer-T/Latest-Power-Management-Driver-Conflicts-with-Lenovo-OSD/td-p/4187198/page/7 The link above is a Lenovo forum discussion of this issue. Driver package 1.67.14.07 was evidently released to fix this problem. The revision notes are below. 1.67...
by BillP
Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: I need a T500 driver for Lenovo PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1209

Re: I need a T500 driver for Lenovo PM

Here is the list of recent Power Manager releases. As you can see there is a revision number in addition to the Build ID. For 1.67.14.04 there are three different build ID's and five revisions, at least for n20ku09w. So of the ten variations of 1.67.14.04, which one do you want? Note that there are ...
by BillP
Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: I need a T500 driver for Lenovo PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1209

Re: I need a T500 driver for Lenovo PM

Power Management Driver n20ku10w.exe 1.67.14.04 rev 01 was released 2018/05/14 Power Management Driver gtku09ew 1.67.04.05 was released 2014/08/12 so it is more than 3 1/2 years older than 1.67.14.04. The last two digits of the version number are least significant, marking a minor revision. If you u...
by BillP
Wed Jul 10, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: I need a T500 driver for Lenovo PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1209

Re: I need a T500 driver for Lenovo PM

The link for drivers and documents for end of life Lenovo product is https://download.lenovo.com/eol/ After opening the page for the Thinkpad T500, the Power Management Driver listed is 1.67.04.05, located at http://download.lenovo.com/ibmdl/pub/pc/pccbbs/mobiles/gtku09ww.exe. This driver is listed ...
by BillP
Mon Jan 28, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Uncorrectable Hardware Error Blue Screen
Replies: 14
Views: 2086

Re: Uncorrectable Hardware Error Blue Screen

Bios 2.12 had cpu updates. Update your bios to the latest.
by BillP
Fri Jan 25, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: BIOS Flash Question
Replies: 4
Views: 1239

Re: BIOS Flash Question

For the T60 bios 2.12 had a CPU update. <2.12> - [Important] This BIOS contains a critical processor microcode update to improve system reliability. Lenovo highly recommends that you apply this BIOS update. - (New) Expands allocated memory size for the CSS Hardware Password Reset Service. - (Fix) Up...
by BillP
Fri Oct 26, 2018 2:10 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T2x & T3x Series. NOT for T25-Retro
Topic: T21 won't power on
Replies: 6
Views: 3657

Re: T21 won't power on

I've read that the ADP3421 current sense circuitry drifts and ultimately prevents the computer from powering up. When you are at the end of the road and nothing has revived the computer, try shorting pin 27 to pin 28 of the ADP3421. That should disable the current sense circuitry in the chip. The da...
by BillP
Mon Sep 10, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Who is Bing [Bot]?
Replies: 3
Views: 698

Re: Who is Bing [Bot]?

Bing is a web search engine owned and operated by Microsoft.
by BillP
Sat Apr 28, 2018 8:54 am
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: Help needed restoring a couple of 600X thinkpads
Replies: 6
Views: 2493

Re: Help needed restoring a couple of 600X thinkpads

https://forum.thinkpads.com/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=126014 lists recovery images for sale. https://thinkpads.com/support/Thinkpad-Drivers/download.lenovo.com/lenovo/content/ddfm/600x.html has the Windows 98 supplement file near the bottom of the page. Here are instructions for installing the APM file: ...
by BillP
Wed Mar 28, 2018 9:40 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Why I don't want anything Amazon Alexa...
Replies: 10
Views: 3100

Re: Why I don't want anything Amazon Alexa...

MikalE wrote:
Wed Mar 28, 2018 8:43 am
I have physically disconnected the microphones in all of my Thinkpads and un-installed the software. The cell phones are kept in another room from where I normally spend time.
All conversations in my house are conducted in the Cone of Silence as seen on the American television show "Get Smart".
by BillP
Tue Jan 02, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: Mini PCI BT + daughter card BT, will both work?
Replies: 5
Views: 2761

Re: Mini PCI BT + daughter card BT, will both work?

ko wrote:
Tue Jan 02, 2018 7:00 pm
Both *MAY* work if you use a different Bluetooth stack for each card.

As for upgrading your Bluetooth daughter card, yes. I currently have a Bluetooth 4.0 daughter card in my T60, it should definitely work in the T500.
What's the part number of the Bluetooth 4.0 card in your T60?
by BillP
Sun Sep 24, 2017 5:40 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T2x & T3x Series. NOT for T25-Retro
Topic: ThinkPad T23 Arrival
Replies: 60
Views: 12988

Re: ThinkPad T23 Arrival

My network is rated for 60Mb/s download. Using a T23 with P III 1.2GHz, 1GB RAM, Atheros wireless N (42T0825), Firefox 48.0.2, and Windows XP SP3 I recorded a best download rate of 64Mb/s. The speed varied depending on which server I accessed for the test. I don't have a wireless USB dongle to compa...
by BillP
Tue May 09, 2017 12:22 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: No Windows Update for Windows 95/98/98SE/ME/2000
Replies: 31
Views: 5799

Re: No Windows Update for Windows 95/98/98SE/ME/2000

Here is a further update on getting Windows Update to work with Windows XP. On my T23 if I double click on the Windows Update icon it opens Internet Explorer 8 at address http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com. The result is "Internet Explorer cannot open the website". If I open Internet Explorer 8 and ...
by BillP
Sun May 07, 2017 2:48 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: No Windows Update for Windows 95/98/98SE/ME/2000
Replies: 31
Views: 5799

Re: No Windows Update for Windows 95/98/98SE/ME/2000

To get my T23 running XP with updates it was necessary to install a new Windows Update Agent. Install Internet Explorer 8 and Windows Update v7.6.7600.256: WindowsUpdateAgent-7.6-x86.exe to get Windows Update working after a clean installation of Windows XP SP3. Update: I just tried Windows Update o...
by BillP
Sat Apr 22, 2017 3:34 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T2x & T3x Series. NOT for T25-Retro
Topic: Troubleshooting / ThinkPad T21 boot issue
Replies: 13
Views: 8534

Re: Troubleshooting / ThinkPad T21 boot issue

PixelTopics wrote: Is there a good guide available for the T21 on how to cleaning up the fan/dust bunnies and replacing the paste?
Thanks much -
To replace thermal paste you need to remove the fan assembly. The hardware maintenance manual available at https://thinkpads.com/support/hmm/thinkpad-hmm.html tells how.
by BillP
Sun Apr 16, 2017 2:07 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: T43 Screen Dims and Computer Becomes Unresponsive
Replies: 20
Views: 5402

Re: T43 Screen Dims and Computer Becomes Unresponsive

I updated my T43 from Power Manager 6.45 to 6.68.12 (n1au412w) and it works fine.
by BillP
Fri Apr 14, 2017 11:48 am
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: T43 Screen Dims and Computer Becomes Unresponsive
Replies: 20
Views: 5402

Re: T43 Screen Dims and Computer Becomes Unresponsive

Many versions of Power Manager for Vista and Windows 7 can be downloaded from http://support.lenovo.com/us/en/downloads/ds014924. For what it's worth, my T43 (1872-4AU) runs well with Power Manager 6.45 on Windows 7.
by BillP
Sat Mar 25, 2017 10:04 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Yet another US government disaster...
Replies: 41
Views: 5901

Re: Yet another US government disaster...

No, it's time for country-wide protests. :evil: Surely if the Trump opposition could protest for weeks over imaginary things like "electing a racist hate-mongering Hitler", they can do just as well about real things, like this glaring breach of privacy. No? :) No, most Americans are unable to figur...
by BillP
Fri Sep 09, 2016 8:25 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: ThinkPad T43P / Audio Analog Devices AD1981B & Win 7
Replies: 4
Views: 2258

Re: ThinkPad T43P / Audio Analog Devices AD1981B & Win 7

Windows Update found a working audio driver for my T43 Windows 7 installation. Uninstall your present audio driver and let Windows Update install the driver which is listed below.

Analog Devices driver update for SoundMAX Integrated Digital Audio
Analog Devices 10/10/2006 Version 5.12.1.5450
by BillP
Sat Sep 03, 2016 10:29 am
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: Experimentation with A31
Replies: 28
Views: 5428

Re: Experimentation with A31

The A31 will accept 2 GB RAM (two 1 GB modules), type PC2100 or PC2700.

The largest PATA hard drive is 320 GB and that should work in the A31.
by BillP
Sat Jan 16, 2016 12:39 pm
Forum: Windows OS (Versions prior to Windows 7)
Topic: Windows 2000 in 2015. A tutorial on running modern software in Windows 2000!
Replies: 15
Views: 21556

Re: Windows 2000 in 2015. A tutorial on running modern software in Windows 2000!

Thanks for your detailed response. Microsoft describes the rollup 1 problem with CPU excessive temperature in KB919521. A single entry to the registry solves the problem so the total avoidance of rollup 1 seems unnecessary. The Unofficial Update Rollup creates a large number of fundamental changes s...
by BillP
Sat Jan 16, 2016 10:01 am
Forum: Windows OS (Versions prior to Windows 7)
Topic: Windows 2000 in 2015. A tutorial on running modern software in Windows 2000!
Replies: 15
Views: 21556

Re: Windows 2000 in 2015. A tutorial on running modern software in Windows 2000!

Here's how you run modern software on Windows 2000: 1) Install it and update it. Does this mean install Windows 2000 and then install service pack 4? What is included in the updates? 2) Download, extract and install this: https://www.mediafire.com/?a4orwv4p5z1m2c4 (November 30th, 2014 release [Most...

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