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by bill bolton
Fri Sep 18, 2015 7:22 pm
Forum: Windows 10
Topic: Windows 10 & "switchable graphics" T400
Replies: 3
Views: 3507

Re: Windows 10 & "switchable graphics" T400

WVZR1 wrote:Is the "switchable graphics" situation actually corrected or .............
If you mean does Win 10 have Microsoft driver support for it, the simple answer is not now..... and it probably never will in the future either.

Cheers,

Bill B.
by bill bolton
Fri Sep 18, 2015 7:16 pm
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: Can power cord cause AC adapter to fail? *PICS*
Replies: 17
Views: 7832

Re: Can power cord cause AC adapter to fail? *PICS*

cb474 wrote:Or is it just a pure coincidence?
This :!:

Don't sweat on it.

Cheers,

Bill B.
by bill bolton
Sun Mar 15, 2015 3:48 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Review: T-Mobile 4G LTE Hotspot Pro (Samsung SM-V100T) *PICS
Replies: 25
Views: 8180

Re: Review: T-Mobile 4G LTE Hotspot Pro (Samsung SM-V100T) *

RMSMajestic wrote:Ouch :|
Setting up a new mobile device nowadays often involves a lot of initial one-time downloads, so a temporary start-up quota is a customer friendly way of minimising bill shock.

Here is Oz, my mobile ISP gives 25GB on top of the normal quota for the first 30 days.

Cheers.

Bill B.
by bill bolton
Mon Dec 30, 2013 8:48 pm
Forum: Windows 8
Topic: T400 & Windows 8.1
Replies: 22
Views: 15733

Re: T400 & Windows 8.1

precip9 wrote:Lenovo has no responsibility to support Windows 8 on the T400 in the US.
They don't in Australia either :thumbs-UP:

Cheers,

Bill B.
by bill bolton
Sun Oct 27, 2013 10:24 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Virgin Mobile Overdrive Pro 3G/4G review
Replies: 11
Views: 3699

Re: Virgin Mobile Overdrive Pro 3G/4G review

Most people that know me know that I still have a "caveman" cell phone; i.e., just a simple phone that handles voice calls and texts. Nokia still makes a quite nice one. I just replaced my wife's Nokia 6233 (that cost several hundred dollars when new) which suffered a screen failure after about 6+ ...
by bill bolton
Sun Oct 27, 2013 10:14 pm
Forum: Windows 8
Topic: T400 - Windows 8.1 and integrated graphics
Replies: 5
Views: 3367

Re: T400 - Windows 8.1 and integrated graphics

caviomorpha wrote:I've looked in Lenovo Support site, but there's no driver to download.
Since the T400 is not a Lenovo supported system for Windows 8.*, that's not at all surprising.

Cheers,

Bill B.
by bill bolton
Wed Oct 09, 2013 6:22 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Fastest WWAN Card for X230?
Replies: 1
Views: 1895

Re: Fastest WWAN Card for X230?

Where would one find this whitelist? The list of Lenovo supplied cards that will work in an X230 can be found the the Hardware Maintenance manual (HMM) for that model, on the Lenovo web site. Of the cards on this "whitelist", which ones allow the fastest speeds? Probably the Ericsson 5521 card - it...
by bill bolton
Wed Oct 09, 2013 6:07 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: Intel 5100 AGN persistent BSOD on T400 Windows 8 x64
Replies: 5
Views: 1572

Re: Intel 5100 AGN persistent BSOD on T400 Windows 8 x64

pointyhat wrote:is there a solution....
That sort of problem shows up sometimes (not just on 5100 cards) with flakey WiFi routers. What router are you using?

Cheers,

Bill B.
by bill bolton
Sun Sep 22, 2013 1:19 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: T440p / T540p / W540 / L440 / L540 announcement
Replies: 24
Views: 10542

Re: T440p / T540p / W540 / L440 / L540 announcement

So apparently the business world has decided that physical buttons suck, function key groupings suck, logical layouts suck, thinklights are out and latches are just too hard or something. But the print screen button... oh that's a gift from god and needs to be slapped somewhere prominent. OK, so de...
by bill bolton
Wed Sep 18, 2013 11:50 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: T440p / T540p / W540 / L440 / L540 announcement
Replies: 24
Views: 10542

Re: T440p / T540p / W540 / L440 / L540 announcement

They obviously want to shed the whole business image and appeal to the larger consumer base. The real situation is that what the corporate business purchasers are prepared to buy has changed, and Lenovo is serving the current business demand. And the honestly stupid thing about their mentality is t...
by bill bolton
Wed Sep 18, 2013 11:39 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: One Link VS. Thunderbolt
Replies: 14
Views: 4174

Re: One Link VS. Thunderbolt

Summilux wrote:And U.S.B. 3.0 can deliver up to 100 watts.
The current USB Power Delivery ("PD") specification allows up to 5 amps at 20V (100W), but that's doesn't mean that its either really usable, or in any way a smart thing to do :eek:

Cheers,

Bill
by bill bolton
Mon Sep 16, 2013 1:49 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: One Link VS. Thunderbolt
Replies: 14
Views: 4174

Re: One Link VS. Thunderbolt

Adda wrote:you'll find thousands of ThunderBolt devices
Whatver the merits, or otherwise, of Thunderbolt...... I can't find thousands of ThunderBolt devices. In fact I have trouble finding even hundreds!

Cheers,

Bill B.
by bill bolton
Mon Sep 16, 2013 1:40 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: THINKPAD T430S + MC7750 GOBI 4000 ISSUES
Replies: 7
Views: 3927

Re: THINKPAD T430S + MC7750 GOBI 4000 ISSUES

however I went to the Verizon store today to activate my device, gave them the IEMI number and they said the device isn't supported on their network? The bottom line here is that if Verizon doesn't recognise the card IMEI as being a supportable device according to their own network whitelist, you'l...
by bill bolton
Sat Sep 14, 2013 9:49 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Congratulations to the Aussies for a return to sanity
Replies: 4
Views: 1180

Re: Congratulations to the Aussies for a return to sanity

It seems the aussies (Australians for those unfamilier with "Aussie") had an attack of sanity and threw off the labour government for a return to prosperity inducing policies.. The LNP won in the House of Representatives (lower house), but had a shadow-minister in a "safe-seat" defeated along the w...
by bill bolton
Sat Sep 14, 2013 8:59 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: Struggling with X230 WWAN Options
Replies: 7
Views: 4916

Re: Struggling with X230 WWAN Options

Absolutely required is internal WWAN with connectivity in both North America as well as Europe. Purchasing a SIM card when any one of them arrives overseas is not an option; these have to be ready to go. You are out of luck then - there is simply no good option from any vendor of laptops, WWAN card...
by bill bolton
Sat Sep 14, 2013 8:50 pm
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: Will future Haswell Thinkpads all use Windows 8/Touchscreen?
Replies: 12
Views: 3251

Re: Will future Haswell Thinkpads all use Windows 8/Touchscreen?

I have an X1CT and hardly ever use the "touch screen" aspect at all with Win 8...... however, its clear enough to me that having a "touch screen" is going to be part of the must have it to considered market selling points for all laptops from now on, so it will come whether we use or not (just like ...
by bill bolton
Sat Sep 14, 2013 8:40 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: X201 Win8 - Wireless WAN cards?
Replies: 2
Views: 2189

Re: X201 Win8 - Wireless WAN cards?

bastian wrote:There is a chance that this particular WWAN card is faulty
If Device Manager isn't seeing it all, that seems to be strong possibility.

Once you have the hardware recognised, for Win 8, try loading one of the later Ericsson WWAN drivers (F5521 etc).

Cheers,

Bill B.
by bill bolton
Thu Sep 05, 2013 8:30 pm
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: Will future Haswell Thinkpads all use Windows 8/Touchscreen?
Replies: 12
Views: 3251

Re: Will future Haswell Thinkpads all use Windows 8/Touchscreen?

Medessec wrote:There's no question all the Haswell Thinkpads will have Windows 8.
Given the likely release timing, they will probably come with Windows 8.1.

Cheers,

Bill B.
by bill bolton
Wed Aug 14, 2013 8:02 pm
Forum: Windows 8
Topic: Win 8.1 production release date announced!
Replies: 0
Views: 1322

Win 8.1 production release date announced!

The Win 8.1 prduction release date has been announced for October 17th.

Cheers,

Bill B.
by bill bolton
Wed Aug 14, 2013 7:37 pm
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: SSD as system disk - care and maintenance ?
Replies: 4
Views: 1886

Re: SSD as system disk - care and maintenance ?

The machine was shipped with Windows 8 and downgraded (?) to Windows 7 by the reseller. If it really was downgraded by the reseller , you need to be asking them exactly what the did with the existing partition layout. As far as disk data goes - if its important, back it up frequently, no matter whe...
by bill bolton
Wed Aug 14, 2013 7:29 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: White bright hole in back of X220 lid
Replies: 1
Views: 992

Re: White bright hole in back of X220 lid

John_A wrote:Is this something that I should worry about?
My X220 doesn't do it, but in any case, I can't see any reason to particularly worry about it :??:

Cheers,

Bill
by bill bolton
Tue Jun 04, 2013 12:23 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: The ThinkPad is Dead, Long Live..... ?
Replies: 168
Views: 28931

Re: The ThinkPad is Dead, Long Live..... ?

thinkmad1978 wrote: Lenovo can't tell me that an adult isn't capable of carrying a 5lb laptop. :?
Lenovo, and its competitors, build what the market will buy - and there's just not much of a market for 5lb mobile devices nowadays, whether you like it or not :idea:
by bill bolton
Thu May 23, 2013 8:28 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Dead USB Stick
Replies: 8
Views: 1509

Re: Dead USB Stick

Because anything on a USB stick by definition should already be a copy of something stored on some computer. There are many commercial applications for removeable USB memory as the initial primary storage medium for data, from which it is later transferred to a other storage for archival purposes.
by bill bolton
Tue May 14, 2013 6:58 pm
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: 4G LTE Broadband WWAN cards Product Migration Compatibility
Replies: 19
Views: 21562

Re: 4G LTE Broadband WWAN cards Product Migration Compatibility

Puppy wrote:It is the same with Ericsson F5521gw 3G/HSPA+ WWAN card and Windows 7.
Yet again, this card and OS combination works fine in many places in the world - so its not the same at all.... :roll:
by bill bolton
Tue Apr 16, 2013 10:11 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Rant about 16:9, and maybe switching back to X60t from T520
Replies: 92
Views: 15524

Re: Rant about 16:9, and maybe switching back to X60t from T520

E350 wrote:some manufacturer will re-discover the pent up demand
Market analytics nowadays are very fine grained - if there was truly a commercially sustainable market behind your pent up demand, it would be serviced by someone :??:

Cheers,

Bill
by bill bolton
Wed Mar 20, 2013 9:38 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: 2503 Advance Dock
Replies: 1
Views: 782

Re: 2503 Advance Dock

Orbito wrote:Will a 2503 Advance dock work with a T430?
Unfortunately it wont work with a T430.

Cheers,

Bill B.
by bill bolton
Thu Feb 28, 2013 6:07 am
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: Can a battery just die suddenly?
Replies: 22
Views: 4217

Re: Can a battery just die suddenly?

gw74 wrote:Lenovo supplied the drivers to Microsoft
If you install anything Microsoft throws at your system without reading and understanding the implications of the description accompanying them you are bound for great, and continuing, disappointment. :roll:
by bill bolton
Tue Feb 26, 2013 4:13 pm
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: Can a battery just die suddenly?
Replies: 22
Views: 4217

Re: Can a battery just die suddenly?

I just upgraded my x60s to win 8 with a battery at 50% of design capacity. 3 weeks later the battery is borked exactly the way you described. this is too much of a coincidence. can we make a claim against Lenovo for faulty PM driver? Since the X60s is not on Lenovo's supported model list for Win 8,...
by bill bolton
Mon Feb 25, 2013 11:20 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Lenovo no longer supporting software
Replies: 1
Views: 747

Re: Lenovo no longer supporting software

not supporting ThinkVantage ToolBox with PC Doctor Replaced by Lenovo Solution Center. If you really want PC-Doctor that badly, you can buy it..... http://www.pc-doctor.com/ not supporting ThinkVantage System update Huh? http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/detail.page?LegacyDocID=TVSU-UPDATE even their...
by bill bolton
Sun Feb 24, 2013 4:53 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Music
Replies: 2
Views: 544

Re: Music

FWIW, that performance is from ~20 years ago....

Cheers,

Bill B.

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