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by craigmontHunter
Thu Aug 14, 2014 8:12 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Two Lancasters
Replies: 25
Views: 3995

Re: Two Lancasters

I was in the Air Cadets and I remember being in the Battle of Britain Parade several times - We were always facing away from the runway, however for the flyby everyone would turn and watch (even though we were told not to) - The last one I was in there was the Lancaster, a Spitfire, and I believe a ...
by craigmontHunter
Tue Apr 09, 2013 5:53 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Pocket Knife Sharpener
Replies: 14
Views: 2021

Re: Pocket Knife Sharpener

The lansky system is awesome, it is easy to use, does a good job and lets you adjust the angle depending on what you use the knife for. As to the stand, I've never seen it before now, but its easy to use just holding it in your hand, and the case makes it nice to carry with you (we bring it to the c...
by craigmontHunter
Sun Mar 24, 2013 11:56 am
Forum: Pictures of your ThinkPad & desk setup
Topic: Somebody must hang for this...
Replies: 13
Views: 3293

Re: Somebody must hang for this...

The Canadian Multilanguage keyboard is the same, with the short shift key - that is probably the single biggest reason I first got a ThinkPad was that they were the only systems I could find with a US keyboard - all it took was typing one essay with a slash rather than a capital letter and I was rea...
by craigmontHunter
Sat Mar 23, 2013 7:27 pm
Forum: Pictures of your ThinkPad & desk setup
Topic: Somebody must hang for this...
Replies: 13
Views: 3293

Re: Somebody must hang for this...

I just have to say I really like the i5 and soundblaster stickers- if I had known they were an option for the T4* I would have got one in a heartbeat :lol:
by craigmontHunter
Thu Mar 21, 2013 7:00 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T400 with dual graphics, 3 monitors at once - WORKING!
Replies: 3
Views: 4446

Re: Using three displays at once on T400 with dual graphics?

Unfortunately, it is impossible to drive 4 displays at once off the T400. While there appear to be 4 display options on the system, they are the same "connection" - there is a single digital and a single analog video pathway, and the video cards switch entirely - you cannot have both of them enabled...
by craigmontHunter
Sun Mar 17, 2013 4:37 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Whats your laptop/ tablet/ mobile phone combinations?
Replies: 33
Views: 3350

Re: Whats your laptop/ tablet/ mobile phone combinations?

Elitebook 8440p, Blackberry z10 and Blackberry Playbook.
by craigmontHunter
Wed Mar 13, 2013 8:52 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Cloning vs Imaging
Replies: 40
Views: 2247

Re: Cloning vs Imaging

personally I would recommend getting an ultrabay adapter, since they would be faster than usb as well as being rated for more insertions/removal - SATA is technically only rated for 50. if you are going to just switch drives, I would recommend getting a second caddy so that the circuit board on the ...
by craigmontHunter
Wed Mar 13, 2013 12:37 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Cloning vs Imaging
Replies: 40
Views: 2247

Re: Cloning vs Imaging

Just to clarify if I am understanding you correctly, you want to have an external drive that is a clone of the internal drive, and use that to swap in rather than having an image and restoring it back, which is all you can do now, right? I'm not overly familiar with cloning software, however it woul...
by craigmontHunter
Wed Mar 13, 2013 12:30 pm
Forum: Windows 8
Topic: Reinstall of Win8 upgrade
Replies: 8
Views: 2217

Re: Reinstall of Win8 upgrade

No, you do not need to install vista first. You can do a clean installation with the media, however you may run into an issue activating windows, in which case you should be able to just activate over the phone rather than over the internet.
by craigmontHunter
Sun Mar 10, 2013 10:29 am
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: Minecraft on a T43p ???
Replies: 7
Views: 1646

Re: Minecraft on a T43p ???

do you have the most recent driver for the x3100, or just the default one windows or system update installs? On my T61 it ran, and while it did lag occasionally, it wasn't unplayable by any means - actually it ran better than my gaming desktop, but I think there was a conflict with something on that...
by craigmontHunter
Thu Mar 07, 2013 7:22 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T2x & T3x Series. NOT for T25-Retro
Topic: which AntiVirus sw for T23?
Replies: 3
Views: 2121

Re: which AntiVirus sw for T23?

I've used MSE for several years now and never had a problem with it, and I find it to be among the least resource intensive AV programs I've found; while I wouldn't recommend running without AV software, I agree that if you are smart about what you click you shouldn't have issues - I would recommend...
by craigmontHunter
Fri Mar 01, 2013 5:24 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Question about Windows 7 COA on x220?
Replies: 5
Views: 965

Re: Question about Windows 7 COA on x220?

Just a note about activating the COA on the bottom of the system, occasionally I have found that they don't activate online right away, and you need to call in to activate it, however if you reinstall windows later, the code should activate without a problem.
by craigmontHunter
Thu Feb 28, 2013 6:13 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T2x & T3x Series. NOT for T25-Retro
Topic: Hyper-Threading with T30 on linux
Replies: 4
Views: 2485

Re: Hyper-Threading with T30 on linux

I'm not sure why this happens, but I have seen it before where the processor shows the hyperthreading flag as existing and disabled rather than just not showing it at all. This is a shot in the dark, but I wonder if the software bases the flags off the codename (or family/model/stepping...) because ...
by craigmontHunter
Mon Feb 25, 2013 8:10 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Setting up a Server
Replies: 3
Views: 535

Re: Setting up a Server

^Very true - for file and printer sharing and downloading, you don't need much power. Where you need power is if you want to use it as a media server where it reencodes on the server side and sends that over the network, which is useful for mobile devices (watching HD videos on my playbook does load...
by craigmontHunter
Sun Feb 24, 2013 8:34 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Setting up a Server
Replies: 3
Views: 535

Re: Setting up a Server

I have a server setup kind of like what you're looking for. I have a older pentium D ultrasmall dell desktop with a couple of usb drives on it with my movies, program installers and general backup of all my stuff. For movies, if you set it up as a media server, you can stream to any device capable o...
by craigmontHunter
Sat Feb 23, 2013 8:14 am
Forum: Pictures of your ThinkPad & desk setup
Topic: 560x purple TrackPoint
Replies: 5
Views: 2097

Re: 560x purple TrackPoint

I don't know about older HP/Compaq systems, but my new elitebook 8440p uses the same keybord connector for the trackpoint, so I use a thinkpad nub instead of the HP one.
by craigmontHunter
Sat Feb 23, 2013 8:07 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Working in retail
Replies: 25
Views: 3065

Re: Working in retail

it almost makes me happy that I work the graveyard shift rather than during the day when the store is open - the extra money is what really pushes it over the edge for me :banana: .
by craigmontHunter
Tue Feb 19, 2013 11:10 pm
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: Keeping a T61 in docking cool?
Replies: 3
Views: 1795

Re: Keeping a T61 in docking cool?

the dock is fairly well vented if you look at it, I ran mine in it for years and never had a problem, in what I would consider extremely dusty enviroments too. You didn't mention the graphics card, but if it is intel you have nothing to worry about, and even with nivida, I doubt that there is enough...
by craigmontHunter
Thu Feb 07, 2013 5:07 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Cell phone suggestions
Replies: 14
Views: 3133

Re: Cell phone suggestions

There's always something better to do than school work :lol: - I have a bold 9780, and I really like it, its not as fast as some of the newer phones, and obviously has a smaller screen because of the keyboard, but I'd take that trade off since I have big hands and have trouble with touch keyboards. ...
by craigmontHunter
Thu Feb 07, 2013 11:01 am
Forum: Windows 8
Topic: Middle Trackpoint Button Configuration
Replies: 4
Views: 3740

Re: Middle Trackpoint Button Configuration

Thanks for the tip, I got fed up with it not working so I went back to 7. Unfortunately the system seems to have decided that it has had enough of my abuse and has given up the ghost, and looks like it may be completely FUBAR :cry: .
by craigmontHunter
Sat Feb 02, 2013 4:14 pm
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: Connect to TV
Replies: 7
Views: 3800

Re: Connect to TV

looking at the TV specs, it looks like it has a DVI input - someone else will have to chime in on this, but I believe that the docks for the T4* have DVI output, but I'm not sure if there are any resolution limitations or video card requirements (I know some models didn't support DVI with intel grap...
by craigmontHunter
Fri Feb 01, 2013 10:15 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: Any guidance on how to take proper care of the Lenovo T430?
Replies: 3
Views: 1000

Re: Any guidance on how to take proper care of the Lenovo T430?

Just a note about the battery, with some models of thinkpad, if it is connected to a 65W power supply and the battery is removed, it runs at a lower speed. While I'm not sure if the T430 does that, a better solution if you are not planning to use your battery much is to open the advanced settings in...
by craigmontHunter
Wed Jan 30, 2013 6:51 pm
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: Intel 5300 AGN on G with Linksys E900 N-How do I switch it?
Replies: 4
Views: 1052

Re: Intel 5300 AGN on G with Linksys E900 N-How do I switch it?

Another couple of possiblities are that it is dropping to the speed of the slowest connected device; My first router used to do that, it would drop to 802.11B when my T41 was connected; I would expect that they would have solved that by now, but anything is possible. The second thing I can come up w...
by craigmontHunter
Thu Jan 24, 2013 5:56 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: So which models are at the bottom of the market curve now?
Replies: 16
Views: 2138

Re: So which models are at the bottom of the market curve now?

I think the difference is that the early laptops were so unique, they follow a different curve; the transnote is probably similar. I believe that 99% of computers will never become "classics" and the value increase, since ultimately they're all the same thing in a different case (a dell D630 has the...
by craigmontHunter
Wed Jan 23, 2013 6:46 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: USB 2.0 and 1.0 ports, or just 2.0?
Replies: 2
Views: 472

Re: USB 2.0 and 1.0 ports, or just 2.0?

All of them are USB 2.0, which are completely backwards compatible with 1.0 and 1.1
by craigmontHunter
Wed Jan 23, 2013 4:19 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Xp on a SSD and a T60
Replies: 7
Views: 1269

Re: Xp on a SSD and a T60

I would strongly recommend against using XP on a ssd, since it is not optimized as well for it as 7 (and to a lesser extent vista). If you're feeling brave you could get a windows 8 upgrade, which is on sale until the end of January, which would run very nicely on it, however if you have a vista COA...
by craigmontHunter
Mon Jan 21, 2013 10:10 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: IBM ThinkCentre M51 Tower
Replies: 10
Views: 1609

Re: IBM ThinkCentre M51 Tower

I would recommend a new system build; from what I have been able to find, I don't think your current GPU requires an external power connector, therefore I doubt that your PSU would have one, meaning that while yes, you have a PCIeX16 slot, you would have to upgrade your power supply, which looks to ...
by craigmontHunter
Sun Jan 20, 2013 8:37 am
Forum: Windows 7
Topic: Can / should I upgrade to Win 7??
Replies: 22
Views: 3824

Re: Can / should I upgrade to Win 7??

If you go to the lenovo support Site, there are only 4 or 5 drivers for windows 8 - the fingerprint software, power management driver (no more powermanager) ultranav utility and active protection. If they don't show up under the t60 section, you should be able to use the t61 versions without any pro...
by craigmontHunter
Sat Jan 19, 2013 8:07 pm
Forum: Windows 8
Topic: Middle Trackpoint Button Configuration
Replies: 4
Views: 3740

Middle Trackpoint Button Configuration

I've loaded windows 8 on my T61, and have run into a problem that may be enough for me to switch back to 7; when the ultranav drivers are installed, the touchad works as expected, and has all the configuration options (tap zones, scrolling...). the problem I have is with the trackpoint. While I can ...
by craigmontHunter
Sat Jan 19, 2013 3:31 pm
Forum: Windows 7
Topic: Can / should I upgrade to Win 7??
Replies: 22
Views: 3824

Re: Can / should I upgrade to Win 7??

did you select for a clean install or an upgrade, how much free space do you have, and did you choose windows 8 32-bit or 64-bit?

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