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by joejoe
Thu Aug 22, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: X61, ok to run without palm rest fan?
Replies: 4
Views: 2584

X61, ok to run without palm rest fan?

Hi, Last night I got the dreaded "fan error" message on my X61. It's the palm rest fan. I know it's not the cpu fan because I replaced it last year and the palm rest fan has been noisy lately. If I use the Esc button to log into the OS, is it okay to run without the palm rest fan? thanks, joejoe
by joejoe
Mon Jan 15, 2018 4:09 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T410 w/ Win 7 fresh install, driver and other questions
Replies: 2
Views: 2917

Re: T410 w/ Win 7 fresh install, driver and other questions

thanks for the info. time to go install some drivers.
by joejoe
Sun Jan 14, 2018 4:33 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T410 w/ Win 7 fresh install, driver and other questions
Replies: 2
Views: 2917

T410 w/ Win 7 fresh install, driver and other questions

Hi, Linux user here trying to get a Win7 lenovo going for my wife's mother. It came with Win 10, so I immediately erased it and installed Win7. (My Windows using friends tell me this is the best course of action.) But oops, no drivers. I downloaded the ethernet driver from here: https://download.len...
by joejoe
Sun Oct 08, 2017 10:05 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: New T410, Win7 install question
Replies: 13
Views: 2860

Re: New T410, Win7 install question

Thanks for all of the advice. I'm gonna break down and get a recovery disk. It's only $10.
by joejoe
Sat Oct 07, 2017 11:20 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: New T410, Win7 install question
Replies: 13
Views: 2860

Re: New T410, Win7 install question

If the COA isn't any good for a reload what's the point of even including it with the machine? I agree. I've got a Thinkpad with a legit COA Product Code for Win7... You'd think Microsoft would have a download for OEM versions. Who knows. If the wife didn't want Windows I'd install Linux and be don...
by joejoe
Sat Oct 07, 2017 9:07 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: New T410, Win7 install question
Replies: 13
Views: 2860

Re: New T410, Win7 install question

Just tried to download Win7 from Microsoft, typed in my T410 COA Product Key and got an error: The product key you entered appears to be for software pre-installed by the device manufacturer. Please contact the device manufacturer for software recovery options. So, for some reason I need an OEM vers...
by joejoe
Sat Oct 07, 2017 8:51 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: New T410, Win7 install question
Replies: 13
Views: 2860

Re: New T410, Win7 install question

Thanks for the tips. Yep, got the Win7 COA: Windows 7 Pro OA.

So I'll install Win7 then use Lenovo Update.

thanks
by joejoe
Sat Oct 07, 2017 7:41 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: New T410, Win7 install question
Replies: 13
Views: 2860

New T410, Win7 install question

Hi all, I just got my first Thinkpad, a T410, and have a few questions. I'm in Japan. I bought it here online and everything seems to work fine but would like to slick the HD and install Win7. I don't have the original recovery disks and the HD does not have a recovery partition, either. So... I kno...

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