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by mattfromomaha
Mon Nov 09, 2009 7:42 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Rumor: few shots of the next generation tp (merged thread)
Replies: 52
Views: 8291

Re: Rumor: few shots of the next generation tp (merged thread)

I wish more of the corporate world would learn, "if it ain't broken (and still selling well), don't fix it!"
by mattfromomaha
Mon Nov 09, 2009 7:37 pm
Forum: Windows 7
Topic: Windows Wireless Service fighting with Access Connections
Replies: 1
Views: 2080

Windows Wireless Service fighting with Access Connections

Since upgrading to Win 7 and the newest Access Connections (5.41), Windows Wireless Service keeps showing up in my Access Connections menu as running my wireless. It also keeps connecting to an access point down the street rather than my own, so I have to switch to get to my printer and NAS. Anyone ...
by mattfromomaha
Wed Oct 21, 2009 7:51 am
Forum: Windows 7
Topic: Upgrade or clean install
Replies: 31
Views: 5351

Re: Upgrade or clean install

Now, if I do a clean install on my Vista T61, does setup delete the Vista service partition, which would prevent me from recovering my factory settings (without restore CDs)?
by mattfromomaha
Tue Oct 20, 2009 8:45 pm
Forum: Windows 7
Topic: Upgrade versus New Install
Replies: 1
Views: 1262

Upgrade versus New Install

I'm awaiting my pre-ordered Win7 DVD to show up at the end of the week to install on my T61. I'm curious - is there a big performance difference doing a clean install versus upgrading from Vista Business? I know its always cleaner to do a clean install but I'm trying to decide if it's really worth t...
by mattfromomaha
Mon Oct 13, 2008 7:52 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: What Thinkpads have you owned?
Replies: 51
Views: 8903

T23
T30
T42
T61
by mattfromomaha
Mon Oct 13, 2008 7:51 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Mac Pro emitting carcinogens....
Replies: 2
Views: 1115

Plus the pollution emitted from the tree-huggers that use Macs....
by mattfromomaha
Mon Oct 13, 2008 7:49 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Wide 14.1 vs. square 13.3 or 12"
Replies: 4
Views: 1973

I hate the widescreens for this exact reason, just extra wasted space on the side at the expense of height...
by mattfromomaha
Sun Aug 24, 2008 3:31 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Ride a motorcycle? Post it! (PICS!!)
Replies: 28
Views: 6884

dsigma, I saw that site a while back, too...they don't seem to like it nearly as much as I do! I've seen a few forums with posts about how it looks like an H-D or a KawaYamaSuzuki or a Victory but really, how many ways are there to make a cruiser?! I do have a few complaints based on the pictures bu...
by mattfromomaha
Fri Aug 22, 2008 8:57 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: IBM ABG Card doesn't like Cisco?!
Replies: 2
Views: 748

IBM ABG Card doesn't like Cisco?!

I am having the same problem on two different T61s with the IBM ABG wifi card (I don't know the exact model but can dig it up). Both laptops work fine at my house on a cheap D-Link Router and at one office on 3Com routers. However, on campus at the medical center and at our office we have Cisco acce...
by mattfromomaha
Fri Aug 22, 2008 8:38 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Romanian scam replaces the Nigerian one on eBay...
Replies: 14
Views: 2678

I was selling my old T42 and got hit with the Nigeria scam....send the tracking number and we'll credit the money to your account...what a pain. What really angered me was that eBay totally deleted the auction - the 2nd highest bidder was only $2 lower than the winning scammer and I would gladly hav...
by mattfromomaha
Fri Aug 22, 2008 8:33 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Trackpoint on other brands
Replies: 19
Views: 2971

From what I've found on Dell and HP laptops, there's a difference between a Pointing Stick and a TrackPoint. IBM designed theirs to work!
by mattfromomaha
Fri Aug 22, 2008 8:30 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Ride a motorcycle? Post it! (PICS!!)
Replies: 28
Views: 6884

2007 Triumph America. I love it, but I've already put a deposit on the new 1600cc Triumph Thunderbird cruiser due out next year!!!

Image
by mattfromomaha
Sun Jun 08, 2008 8:05 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: T61p build quality? Compared to T41p.
Replies: 26
Views: 4194

I guess I'm on the other end of the spectrum - I'm not impressed with my T61 14" widescreen. I've previously had T23, T30, T42, and now this. My big fear was that Vista would give me issue after issue but really, once you disable UAC it's basically just XP with some more eye candy. Among my gripes: ...
by mattfromomaha
Sat May 24, 2008 12:21 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: Reduced! FS: T61 6-cell extended life battery - Brand new
Replies: 0
Views: 476

Reduced! FS: T61 6-cell extended life battery - Brand new

Hi, I mistakenly ordered the "extended life" 6-cell battery for my new T61, I always thought it was the nine-cell that sticks out the back further and 6 cell was standard but I guess times have changed... This new one won't fit in my carrying bag, and Lenovo won't swap it for a standard battery (unl...
by mattfromomaha
Tue May 13, 2008 6:15 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: T61 and nVIDIA Quadro NVS 140M - losing driver - help!
Replies: 3
Views: 983

Ok, I tried removing the device from Device Manager and rebooting, then manually installing the proper driver. It restarted after that and worked perfectly fine until I rebooted again a little later - I'm now right back where I was. So, it seems like the driver isn't "holding" after a reboot. Is the...
by mattfromomaha
Sun May 11, 2008 8:48 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: T61 and nVIDIA Quadro NVS 140M - losing driver - help!
Replies: 3
Views: 983

Anyone?!?!
by mattfromomaha
Thu May 08, 2008 9:20 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: T61 and nVIDIA Quadro NVS 140M - losing driver - help!
Replies: 3
Views: 983

T61 and nVIDIA Quadro NVS 140M - losing driver - help!

Help! I just received a new laptop for our manager - a T61 14.1 XGA+ with the nVIDIA Quadro NVS 140M. Every couple times I reboot it "loses" the driver for the video card. When you go to display properties it shows above the resolution, "Multiple Monitors on" and leaves off the name of the card. All...
by mattfromomaha
Sat Apr 26, 2008 10:51 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: An hour hold to Lenovo tech support and waiting . . .
Replies: 4
Views: 1342

Wow. I've never waited more than maybe 5 minutes!
by mattfromomaha
Tue Jan 08, 2008 10:55 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: From 2100 3B to 2200 BG internal wireless, not working!
Replies: 1
Views: 826

From 2100 3B to 2200 BG internal wireless, not working!

We have a T42 at work that was bought off eBay and came with a 2100 3B wireless adapter, which wasn't fast enough, so we bought a 2200BG off of eBay. After my co-worker swapped the cards, he states that he then started up the machine, loaded the 2200BG drivers, and reinstalled access connections. No...
by mattfromomaha
Tue May 15, 2007 3:22 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Best brand of thumbdrive to buy
Replies: 14
Views: 1870

SanDisk
by mattfromomaha
Mon Mar 12, 2007 9:51 am
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: new hard drive: specific brand ?? (shock protection in mind)
Replies: 2
Views: 1053

AFAIK, any hard drive should work with the Active Protection System. I don't have a T60 so I can't comment on height issues.

Good luck!
by mattfromomaha
Tue Feb 06, 2007 9:14 pm
Forum: IBM or Lenovo Desktops/Workstations/ThinkStations only
Topic: Removing Sticky Primary Partition on used HD
Replies: 4
Views: 3515

Glad you got it fixed!
by mattfromomaha
Tue Feb 06, 2007 9:08 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Brag about the "good deals" that you've bought!
Replies: 328
Views: 91538

2007 Triumph America motorcycle, with a TON of options, under $10k.

Try doing THAT on a stinkin' Harley!
by mattfromomaha
Tue Nov 28, 2006 5:17 pm
Forum: Non-ThinkPad Lenovo Laptops
Topic: How does Lenovo quality compare to IBM's proven reputation
Replies: 5
Views: 4266

I believe the C and N series were designed after Lenovo purchased the PC division from IBM, possibly by the same designers. I've only briefly looked at them when shopping for a new laptop for the girlfriend. They seemed very well built and capable, but she went with a Satellite instead. I can't blam...
by mattfromomaha
Tue Nov 28, 2006 5:14 pm
Forum: IBM or Lenovo Desktops/Workstations/ThinkStations only
Topic: thinkcentre M51 recovery disks
Replies: 2
Views: 2828

CK

That's a new problem to me - you might try calling tech support about it....
by mattfromomaha
Wed Oct 11, 2006 8:57 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Can anybody recommend a best firewall?
Replies: 29
Views: 4023

Sunbelt Kerio Personal Firewall stinks. Slows down my browsing to feel like I'm on dial-up...
by mattfromomaha
Sun Sep 10, 2006 1:51 pm
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: More Fn-F5 problems
Replies: 56
Views: 97046

I had the problem of losing Fn-F5 and Access Connections not doing anything with wireless yesterday after updating my 2200BG drivers from IBM's website. Copying libeay322.dll from the C:\Prog...\Intel\Wireless\Bin to c:\Win...\System 32 fixed it for me. Thank god, too - I was about to a system resto...
by mattfromomaha
Sat Sep 09, 2006 12:43 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Transfer iPOD to new hard drive??
Replies: 13
Views: 2239

Go back to ilounge and the top of the Ask iLounge page has a link to "How do I copy songs from my ipod back to my computer?" You have to use a 3rd party software package.

And start backing them songs up!
by mattfromomaha
Tue Aug 08, 2006 3:42 pm
Forum: IBM or Lenovo Desktops/Workstations/ThinkStations only
Topic: What's wrong with IBM desktops?
Replies: 54
Views: 27970

All IBM desktops at work here - and for the most part they run great. IMHO, though, a desktop just doesn't have the personality of a notebook!
by mattfromomaha
Mon Jun 12, 2006 4:27 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Redneck Control Tower
Replies: 3
Views: 863

We're getting a new tower at KOFF - right next to the old one, so that they can continue using the old one until the new one's ready!

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