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by MisterB
Wed May 30, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: Windows 7
Topic: Telemetry (spying) now introduced in W7 and W8.x through WU
Replies: 6
Views: 12967

Re: Telemetry (spying) now introduced in W7 and W8.x through WU

=The telemetry service can be disabled in the services control applet in all versions of Windows, even 10. It does stay disabled on reboot unlike Windows Update. Not quite, there are different levels of telemetry (you can review them in for instance, shutup10), and the 3rd level will randomly re-en...
by MisterB
Fri Apr 20, 2018 8:25 am
Forum: Windows 7
Topic: Telemetry (spying) now introduced in W7 and W8.x through WU
Replies: 6
Views: 12967

Re: Telemetry (spying) now introduced in W7 and W8.x through WU

Microsoft needs to give up on the intrusive behavior. The more computer savy among us are not going to allow it to happen. Maybe we're not their targets? Do you use any Google software (Chrome browser etc) or an Android device ? If so, the Windows telemetry is non-issue for you :D Not an apples to ...
by MisterB
Thu Feb 15, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: Windows XP x64 on T520
Replies: 3
Views: 2628

Re: Windows XP x64 on T520

I tried it on a W520. It actually had decent driver support but it took some searching to find drivers. Nvidia had a compatable driver but it wasn't nearly as good as the Optimus driver supplied by Lenovo for Windows 7. The main issue was that it didn't handle the i7 multithreading very well. Most o...
by MisterB
Thu Feb 01, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: W700 GPU and Display
Replies: 9
Views: 4339

Re: W700 GPU and Display

I've never had any issues with flickering. As I said, while not IPS, the W700 and W701 do have high quality displays. They have RGB backlights which allows for color adjustments. The W701 has an LED RGB backlight which is probably why it looks so much better. The actual specs of the different Thinkp...
by MisterB
Wed Jan 31, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: W700 GPU and Display
Replies: 9
Views: 4339

Re: W700 GPU and Display

The GPU swap is easy. It will take all of 10-15 minutes. It is on its own board held in with two screws. I did the upgrade on my W700 which I sold a few months ago. The 1920x1200 Max Bright display is gorgeous but it is not Flexview. It is much better on the W701 which is one reason why I let go of ...
by MisterB
Wed Jan 10, 2018 11:44 pm
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: OK to use old version of Lenovo Power Manager on older Thinkpad models?
Replies: 5
Views: 3695

Re: OK to use old version of Lenovo Power Manager on older Thinkpad models?

All of my Thinkpads have the version of Power Manager they came with from the restore partition image or the one I installed when I first set it up. Once it works, I never upgrade. In the case of my newer Thinkpads, the W520, X201T, X220T and W701, I use the most recent version because I downloaded ...
by MisterB
Sat Dec 09, 2017 6:40 pm
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: Booting from an SD card on X61 tablet
Replies: 5
Views: 3256

Re: Booting from an SD card on X61 tablet

The X201 Tablet will boot from an SD card. It is the only Thinkpad I know of that will. It sees the SD card in the BIOS as a USB drive. On mine, I have Linux Mint 17.2 on a 64gb SDXC card. I've partitioned it with 32gb as a fat 32 partition and a 24gb system and 8gb swap partition. If the fat 32 par...
by MisterB
Tue Nov 07, 2017 7:36 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: Speed difference W510 i7 720QM vs W520 2720QM
Replies: 21
Views: 7101

Re: Speed difference W510 i7 720QM vs W520 2720QM

I have no issues with Facebook on a W500 with the switchable graphics set to Intel Graphics. It might be the browser, not the GPU that makes it burp on a W701. Facebook is a monster script wise and I have it thoroughly adblocked and script limited and on the server side, all games and apps disabled ...
by MisterB
Sat Nov 04, 2017 7:24 am
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: Speed difference W510 i7 720QM vs W520 2720QM
Replies: 21
Views: 7101

Re: Speed difference W510 i7 720QM vs W520 2720QM

Windows 7 and Vista handle multi core processing well. The only OS I've tried that had problems was XP x64. I've never seen one core pegged and the others idle in 7. Processing is evenly distributed regardless of app unless there is some special setup to use one or two cores as in a VM. The W510 and...
by MisterB
Thu Nov 02, 2017 12:29 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: Speed difference W510 i7 720QM vs W520 2720QM
Replies: 21
Views: 7101

Re: Speed difference W510 i7 720QM vs W520 2720QM

The W520 is much faster and uses much less wattage at the same time. I don't know why but the W510 with a 720QM that I had years ago burned more watts than my W701 with an 820QM. The W520 is much faster than either but the W701 has a great display while the W510 doesn't have any advantages at all ov...
by MisterB
Tue Sep 12, 2017 6:31 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Your favorite free O/S
Replies: 15
Views: 2206

Re: Your favorite free O/S

I'm going to be using it on a crappy core 2 duo 64 bit windows visa era Dell inspiron 1525 but I gotta find out why it's running the fan at 100% it may need new thermal paste (like most of my machines) I tried it on my T60P which has been upgraded with a T7200 processor. It worked just as easily as...
by MisterB
Mon Sep 11, 2017 11:57 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Your favorite free O/S
Replies: 15
Views: 2206

Re: Your favorite free O/S

Mint is easier than Debian and has much better plug and play hardware recognition. I have a portable installation on an express card drive and I have yet to boot it onto a Thinkpad and not have it work with all the different hardware being recognized. W500, W520, X220 Tablet, X201 Tablet, W700 and W...
by MisterB
Sun Jul 23, 2017 9:38 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: [WTB]: Lenovo ThinkPad W701ds ONLY!
Replies: 23
Views: 3043

Re: [WTB]: Lenovo ThinkPad W701ds ONLY!

Hi again! Since my last posting just wanted to refresh the topic and make you aware that I am still looking for this laptop so any assistance would be appreciated. There is currently one on eBay but with shipping, customs and the fact that it is for parts only I am not sure if I should tale the ris...
by MisterB
Tue Jul 18, 2017 4:23 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: X201 v X220
Replies: 17
Views: 3594

Re: X201 v X220

Ok, I tried it with 12gb installed. The results were kind of surprising. It showed up in the BIOS but froze booting Windows 7. It did boot Ubuntu 14.04 and 16.04 and the memory was there. Ubuntu was stable and usable until I tried launching a Windows 10 Virtualbox VM. It had a hard crash of both hos...
by MisterB
Mon Jul 17, 2017 6:39 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: How many of you no longer own laptops?
Replies: 50
Views: 4459

Re: How many of you no longer own laptops?

I've got a 17" 5:4 LCD monitor, a Cornea CT1702. I love the 5:4 SXGA display but the reason I have it is its sync range. It can sync to 15khz horizontal and 48hz vertical on its VGA port which means it can handle native RGB video from my dinosaur computers and 50hz PAL video. I also have two 15" 4:3...
by MisterB
Mon Jul 17, 2017 6:29 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: X201 v X220
Replies: 17
Views: 3594

Re: X201 v X220

I bought another X201 tablet on impulse last week, a high end one with an LM640 i7 processor and 8gb of factory ram. It has a multitouch IPS display that isn't that much different in quality to the one on the X220. My other X201 has the ultrabright display that is designed for outdoor use and it has...
by MisterB
Fri Jul 14, 2017 9:16 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: How many of you no longer own laptops?
Replies: 50
Views: 4459

Re: How many of you no longer own laptops?

You can put the desktop under the table, so it's not the desktop per se that's taking up desk space, but the monitor and keyboard. In fact, the monitor can be pushed back all the way against the wall and it's still easy to view since it's so large, thereby freeing up the most valuable area of the d...
by MisterB
Thu Jul 13, 2017 10:37 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: How many of you no longer own laptops?
Replies: 50
Views: 4459

Re: How many of you no longer own laptops?

Atari STacy?? :D (Insert Doge with "Such Battery Life") The Stacy was big and bulky, had display issues and used almost as much power as a desktop Atari ST. The ST desktop monochrome display is VGA compatible with a special cable and can look pretty good on an LCD monitor. Atari made a much better ...
by MisterB
Thu Jul 13, 2017 9:10 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: How many of you no longer own laptops?
Replies: 50
Views: 4459

Re: How many of you no longer own laptops?

The only desktops I own are relics from the 80s and 90s made by Amiga and Atari. For anything practical, I've used laptops since around the year 2000. There is no way I would put up with a bulky desktop these days but I have been playing around with minis lately. I've got a Raspberry Pi and an andro...
by MisterB
Tue Jun 27, 2017 8:02 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: What computer have you had for the longest? When did you get it?
Replies: 52
Views: 6269

Re: What computer have you had for the longest? When did you get it?

An Amiga 2500 purchased in 1994. It still works. I replaced the motherboard 10 years ago. It isn't one of the more collectible Amigas but it is still worth more than I paid for it which is a rare thing with computers.

In Thinkpads, my 770X bought in 2002. Neither get turned on very often.
by MisterB
Mon Jun 26, 2017 9:57 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: WTB W701 Parts Express Card or CF/Express Card Board
Replies: 1
Views: 738

Re: WTB W701 Parts Dual Express Card or CF/Express Card Board

Bumping this with an update. I have the W701 fully working now and have the HD cover and caddies on order along with a battery. I would still like to replace the smart card board. The CF/Express card board, 60Y4931, is preferred. I have a CF board in my W700 discovered that it can be used as a boota...
by MisterB
Mon Jun 26, 2017 9:44 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: X201 v X220
Replies: 17
Views: 3594

Re: X201 v X220

I've got the tablet version of both. The X220 is newer and faster. The IPS display is a bit sharper than the X201's but the 16:9 aspect ration is really bad in vertical tablet mode. The other disadvantage is the lack of discrete buttons on the trackpad. I'm always hitting the wrong spot and right cl...
by MisterB
Mon Jun 19, 2017 4:43 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: WTB W701 Parts Express Card or CF/Express Card Board
Replies: 1
Views: 738

WTB W701 Parts Express Card or CF/Express Card Board

I have a project W701 2500-3BU. It has an express card/smart card reader and I'd like to replace it with either the 34mm/54mm express card board, FRU 60Y4927 or the 34mm/ CF reader, FRU 60Y4931. I'm looking for either one in the $20-$25 price range. Ebay has one 60Y4927 at $64.99 which is more than ...
by MisterB
Thu May 25, 2017 12:34 pm
Forum: Windows 10
Topic: Compare installing one W10 with seven(7) Linux distros
Replies: 22
Views: 2808

Re: Compare installing one W10 with seven(7) Linux distros

Bad memory management is more evident in low memory systems but it really depends on what you do with the system. On this T60P , 3gb is more than enough for 3 or 4 browsers mostly on forums. On my W500 which is used for more serious work with some intense document preparation, 8gb barely does it. In...
by MisterB
Sat May 20, 2017 7:37 pm
Forum: Windows 10
Topic: Compare installing one W10 with seven(7) Linux distros
Replies: 22
Views: 2808

Re: Compare installing one W10 with seven(7) Linux distros

In Virtualbox, there is only a simple set of virtualized hardware for the OS to deal with so it doesn't need to install and load much in the way of drivers. That frees up a lot of resources. I still get VHDs of around 25gb when I have a full system with apps but the basic install for Windows 7 is ar...
by MisterB
Fri May 19, 2017 2:08 pm
Forum: Windows 10
Topic: Compare installing one W10 with seven(7) Linux distros
Replies: 22
Views: 2808

Re: Compare installing one W10 with seven(7) Linux distros

Most people don't even pay attention to memory management but it is and always has been one of Windows weak areas. I run sessions that can go on for months and and what usually forces a reboot is some sort memory issue, the most common one being excessive page file swapping due to poor memory manage...
by MisterB
Fri May 19, 2017 8:11 am
Forum: Windows 10
Topic: Compare installing one W10 with seven(7) Linux distros
Replies: 22
Views: 2808

Re: Compare installing one W10 with seven(7) Linux distros

I always completely disable superfetch and a lot of other unnecessary windows services. So a typical Windows install will actually use more ram and cpu time. Computer resources are computer resources and and the less the OS uses, the more are available for end user applications. Memory management ha...
by MisterB
Thu May 18, 2017 5:02 pm
Forum: Windows 10
Topic: Compare installing one W10 with seven(7) Linux distros
Replies: 22
Views: 2808

Re: Compare installing one W10 with seven(7) Linux distros

Almost any version of Linux will run more efficiently and use far fewer resources than Windows 10, 8, 7 or Vista. In one of my multi boot systems, Windows 7 and 10 both require around 1.2gb or more of ram just to have the OS up and running. Mint 17.3 and Ubuntu 14.04 will use about 400mb of ram to d...
by MisterB
Fri May 05, 2017 12:28 am
Forum: Forum Announcements
Topic: NEW LOOK TO THE OLD FORUM..
Replies: 71
Views: 9214

Re: NEW LOOK TO THE OLD FORUM..

Ok, I switched to the legacy theme which works much better on my preferred browser and preferred Thinkpad. I never use a phone or tablet for web browsing so mobile compatibility is not a problem. I use my UXGA T60P for the forum and the tabled theme displays much better. Thanks for giving us the opt...
by MisterB
Tue May 02, 2017 8:22 am
Forum: Forum Notices, Questions and Suggestions
Topic: Prudent to convert this forum to HTTPS for login and rest of forum.
Replies: 12
Views: 1991

Re: Prudent to convert this forum to HTTPS for login and rest of forum.

Https working. No more browser flags. I did have to login again which is normal for changing from http to https.

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