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by dr_st
Mon Apr 23, 2018 2:16 am
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: What's the latest Thinkpad model that officially supports Win7 32Bit version?
Replies: 7
Views: 179

Re: What's the latest Thinkpad model that officially supports Win7 32Bit version?

jdrou wrote:
Mon Apr 23, 2018 12:37 am
While USB 3.0 drivers is probably an issue it also seems to be true that most UEFI firmware only supports 64-bit OS.
If the BIOS doesn't allow you to revert to legacy mode you won't be able to install 32-bit OS.
Right, right. You are correct of course.

I think all Thinkpads support Legacy mode.
by dr_st
Mon Apr 23, 2018 2:11 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: Which T series Gen to pick?
Replies: 7
Views: 216

Re: Which T series Gen to pick?

ok, for example how do i identify the non-AMT motherboards? By motherboard FRU (consult the Hardware Maintenance Manual / FRU BOM), or by the absence of 'AMT' option in the security part of the BIOS configuration screens. X230 FRU BOM: https://download.lenovo.com/parts/ThinkPad/x230_x230i_fru_bom_2...
by dr_st
Sun Apr 22, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: X230 keeps suspending, cant wake from sleep, ovrhtng
Replies: 9
Views: 147

Re: X230 keeps suspending, cant wake from sleep, ovrhtng

Dunno. I have seen issues with Power Manager 6, Windows 7 and older laptops (like my X32). Others have seen them as well. In my case, reverting to Power Manager 3 made the issues go away.

However, I don't recall such problems with new laptops...
by dr_st
Sun Apr 22, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: Which T series Gen to pick?
Replies: 7
Views: 216

Re: Which T series Gen to pick?

No, **20 series is Sandy Bridge, **30 is Ivy Bridge. **20 Thinkpads do not have an option to permanently disable AMT in BIOS, **30 series do. However, both model lines have many individual units with non-AMT motherboards, which do not have AMT to begin with (only consumer 1.5MB "defunct" ME firmware...
by dr_st
Sun Apr 22, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: Which T series Gen to pick?
Replies: 7
Views: 216

Re: Which T series Gen to pick?

Some systems (like Ivy Bridge generation for example) allow AMT to be disabled permanently via the BIOS. Also, some of them come from the factory with non-AMT motherboards. Usually it means that there is some kind of defunct firmware there still, but it doesn't do hardly anything. That should be OK ...
by dr_st
Sun Apr 22, 2018 11:50 am
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: X230 keeps suspending, cant wake from sleep, ovrhtng
Replies: 9
Views: 147

Re: X230 keeps suspending, cant wake from sleep, ovrhtng

Before you do any hardware mods, try uninstalling the Power Manager completely, and see if the symptoms go away.
by dr_st
Sun Apr 22, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: X230 keeps suspending, cant wake from sleep, ovrhtng
Replies: 9
Views: 147

Re: X230 keeps suspending, cant wake from sleep, ovrhtng

It's extremely hot while in suspend? Makes no sense.

Are you sure it actually entered sleep mode and did not lock up overheating while trying to enter it?

Do you have Lenovo Power Manager installed? Which version? Which operating system?
by dr_st
Sun Apr 22, 2018 11:01 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: Which T series Gen to pick?
Replies: 7
Views: 216

Re: Which T series Gen to pick?

If you don't care about performance or weight - then a T60. It's the last generation that had absolutely no ME to begin with. You can get 15" 4:3 IPS screens at SXGA+ (1400x1050) or UXGA (1600x1200) variants. Otherwise - kindly answer the following questions: 1) Do you have preferences for screen ra...
by dr_st
Sun Apr 22, 2018 3:15 am
Forum: T25-Retro Discussion
Topic: In defense of the Thinkpad 25
Replies: 18
Views: 1265

Re: In defense of the Thinkpad 25

It's not retro.

It's just a (very good) modern laptop with the 7-row keyboard that many of us hold dear. Which is exactly what I (and many others) wanted, but obviously not what some dreamed about.
by dr_st
Sat Apr 21, 2018 10:12 am
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: What's the latest Thinkpad model that officially supports Win7 32Bit version?
Replies: 7
Views: 179

Re: What's the latest Thinkpad model that officially supports Win7 32Bit version?

But I found out I can't use both mouse & Keyboard in Win7 32 bit installation screen, even I modify the BIOS options for compatibility. I contact ASRock which is the motherboard manufacturer, and they told me that the 64-bit UEFI board doesn't supports 32-bit OS installation even if the CPU support...
by dr_st
Fri Apr 20, 2018 12:15 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: What's the latest Thinkpad model that officially supports Win7 32Bit version?
Replies: 7
Views: 179

Re: What's the latest Thinkpad model that officially supports Win7 32Bit version?

Welcome to the forum. :D

I believe that Skylake-based and older systems support both 32 and 64-bit versions of Windows 7.
by dr_st
Thu Apr 19, 2018 9:56 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: 'Kernel memory leaking' Intel processor design flaw forces Linux, Windows redesign
Replies: 70
Views: 3801

Re: 'Kernel memory leaking' Intel processor design flaw forces Linux, Windows redesign

So, on X220 (Sandy Bridge), running Windows 7, the April Monthly Rollup (KB4091138) apparently includes a patch for Meltdown. Before installing KB4091138 - InSpectre reports: no Meltdown protection, Good performance. After installing it - Meltdown protection active, Slower performance. After uninsta...
by dr_st
Wed Apr 18, 2018 9:24 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p
Replies: 884
Views: 150000

Re: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p

Which is exactly what was being said here all along.

Maybe the naming was confusing you. You can refer to the ports as Laptop DP, Dock DP-1 and Dock-DP2 (as I've been doing), or DP-1, DP-2, DP-3, as you've been doing. The end result is the same. :)
by dr_st
Wed Apr 18, 2018 5:53 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p
Replies: 884
Views: 150000

Re: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p

On the Mini-Dock (non-Plus), the DP and DVI ports are on different channels, since they both work simultaneously. Otherwise it would mean there is an MST hub inside, which I don't think there is.
by dr_st
Tue Apr 17, 2018 7:19 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p
Replies: 884
Views: 150000

Re: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p

If I understood correctly, with the FHD mod and Mini Dock Series 3, the DP and the DVI on the dock will be both non functional, right? I remember asking the question is this very topic. I think DVI will work. Edit: found my earlier answer to this question. I hope it's correct: https://forum.thinkpa...
by dr_st
Mon Apr 16, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: ThinkPad USB 3.0 Pro Dock
Replies: 2
Views: 142

Re: ThinkPad USB 3.0 Pro Dock

No, it won't charge the laptop; however, it has a USB-always-on port, that can charge your phone/tablet.

Can't see why it wouldn't work with a different laptop.
by dr_st
Sat Apr 14, 2018 3:46 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: Hope to hook up 2 4k monitors to a T460 with a Thinkpad Pro doc
Replies: 1
Views: 70

Re: Hope to hook up 2 4k monitors to a T460 with a Thinkpad Pro doc

Welcome to the forum. :D I don't think it's possible via only the dock. The DVI and DP on the Pro Dock are mutually exclusive, and the VGA cannot reach 4K resolution (neither does single-link DVI for that matter). You should be able to do this by connecting on of the displays via miniDP on the lapto...
by dr_st
Sat Apr 14, 2018 3:39 am
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: "Install" a T6x-style Kb on a T43 ???
Replies: 3
Views: 215

Re: "Install" a T6x-style Kb on a T43 ???

Not as far as I know.

You can use the Thinkpad Keyboard Customizer to remap Right Alt (or something) to serve as the Windows key. It's already much better than without it.
by dr_st
Thu Apr 12, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: X60s DRIVERS for Windows 7 - how ?
Replies: 3
Views: 181

Re: X60s DRIVERS for Windows 7 - how ?

The few Lenovo software that I doanloaded manually just won't show up in the task bar neither will open from the start menu. I suspect there might be some Windows component missing, go figure. Often it would be missing the .NET framework (can be obtained via Windows Update), or the C++ runtime redi...
by dr_st
Thu Apr 12, 2018 6:43 am
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: Dual Booting G40 with Windows XP and 98SE
Replies: 2
Views: 169

Re: Dual Booting G40 with Windows XP and 98SE

Do you plan to use pure DOS mode? If not, I suggest you use Windows Me instead of 98SE to get a little but more modern functionality. In any case, both 98SE and Me should be OK with <=1GB of RAM according to this: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/304943/computer-may-reboot-continuously-with-...
by dr_st
Thu Apr 12, 2018 3:00 am
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: Serious Computrace Warning!
Replies: 24
Views: 6551

Re: Serious Computrace Warning!

It's possible you may never get it fully, because it's possible that the behavior described here originally by RBS was, due to some bug in Computrace, or some configuration corner case. Since Computrace is dubious proprietary software, with a long history of "accidental" activations, I am not certai...
by dr_st
Tue Apr 10, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: X60s DRIVERS for Windows 7 - how ?
Replies: 3
Views: 181

Re: X60s DRIVERS for Windows 7 - how ?

I suggest starting at identifying the unknown devices in the Device Manager; these are the ones that need a driver.
by dr_st
Tue Apr 10, 2018 7:13 am
Forum: T25-Retro Discussion
Topic: T25 appears to be sold-out in US lenovo web store
Replies: 17
Views: 1195

Re: T25 appears to be sold-out in US lenovo web store

It was unavailable for some periods of time, and then became available again. But despite that, Lenovo still refuses to sell it globally. I guess their marketing is overrun by dumb-as-doorknob bang-head-against-wall types.
by dr_st
Mon Apr 09, 2018 3:49 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Hosting indexed split PDF files of Lenovo product reference on a public website
Replies: 9
Views: 243

Re: Hosting indexed split PDF files of Lenovo product reference on a public website

Can you get me the link to the PDF book that you use because mine does not appear to have bookmarks? With other PDFs I am able to view sidebar bookmarks just fine. So maybe it is the file I am using rather than my PDF viewer software. http://psref.lenovo.com/syspool/Sys /PDF/withdrawnbook/ltwbook_2...
by dr_st
Mon Apr 09, 2018 3:46 am
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: Bypassing Security Features on X6x / T6x era Thinkpads
Replies: 10
Views: 374

Re: Bypassing Security Features on X6x / T6x era Thinkpads

Also, it seems that discussions of how to remove Computrace aka LoJack for laptops are allowed. There is even a very long ongoing thread about it.
by dr_st
Mon Apr 09, 2018 3:43 am
Forum: Pictures of your ThinkPad & desk setup
Topic: Blast from 2002... The IBM ThinkPad T30 (Lots of Pics)
Replies: 9
Views: 326

Re: Blast from 2002... The IBM ThinkPad T30 (Lots of Pics)

Still this computer was a nice upgrade from my other 2002 laptop cough~(Dell Inspiron 2650)~cough I was starring at that computer and thought "man this thing is ugly, I need a replacement" and the T30 ended up in my life. And so far I'm impressed with the ThinkPad line, this was my first and defini...
by dr_st
Mon Apr 09, 2018 1:32 am
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: Jumping Thinkpads
Replies: 14
Views: 485

Re: Jumping Thinkpads

It is TN, but on the good end of TN.
by dr_st
Mon Apr 09, 2018 1:11 am
Forum: Pictures of your ThinkPad & desk setup
Topic: Blast from 2002... The IBM ThinkPad T30 (Lots of Pics)
Replies: 9
Views: 326

Re: Blast from 2002... The IBM ThinkPad T30 (Lots of Pics)

These are lovely photos (albeit require at least 1920 horizontal resolution to avoid stretching); I really appreciate your survey. The T30 is an interesting model, sharing the distinct design cues of A3x, X3x series (and also R3x/R40 in some ways). It is the first Thinkpad with a touchpad, and first...
by dr_st
Sun Apr 08, 2018 1:49 am
Forum: ThinkPad X1/X1-Carbon
Topic: Wifi keeps dropping, I have tried everything, please help!
Replies: 2
Views: 135

Re: Wifi keeps dropping, I have tried everything, please help!

Hello and welcome to the forum. Sorry to hear about your issue. So, the issue happens with both Linux and Windows? What are the exact symptoms of the 'Wifi dropping'? Does it suddenly show as "not connected"? Or does it appear connected, but no internet, or internet is very slow? How long does it la...
by dr_st
Tue Apr 03, 2018 9:09 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: X220 BIOS 1.44 (Spectre patch)
Replies: 2
Views: 630

Re: X220 BIOS 1.44 (Spectre patch)

There is a way to flash older BIOS, but not through Lenovo's official tool. I never tried, but I know some folks here have the know-how.

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