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by BillP
Sat Apr 28, 2018 8:54 am
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: Help needed restoring a couple of 600X thinkpads
Replies: 6
Views: 4070

Re: Help needed restoring a couple of 600X thinkpads

https://forum.thinkpads.com/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=126014 lists recovery images for sale. https://thinkpads.com/support/Thinkpad-Drivers/download.lenovo.com/lenovo/content/ddfm/600x.html has the Windows 98 supplement file near the bottom of the page. Here are instructions for installing the APM file: ...
by BillP
Wed Mar 28, 2018 9:40 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Why I don't want anything Amazon Alexa...
Replies: 10
Views: 5317

Re: Why I don't want anything Amazon Alexa...

MikalE wrote:
Wed Mar 28, 2018 8:43 am
I have physically disconnected the microphones in all of my Thinkpads and un-installed the software. The cell phones are kept in another room from where I normally spend time.
All conversations in my house are conducted in the Cone of Silence as seen on the American television show "Get Smart".
by BillP
Tue Jan 02, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/T410/T420 and T500/T510/T520 Series
Topic: Mini PCI BT + daughter card BT, will both work?
Replies: 5
Views: 3675

Re: Mini PCI BT + daughter card BT, will both work?

ko wrote:
Tue Jan 02, 2018 7:00 pm
Both *MAY* work if you use a different Bluetooth stack for each card.

As for upgrading your Bluetooth daughter card, yes. I currently have a Bluetooth 4.0 daughter card in my T60, it should definitely work in the T500.
What's the part number of the Bluetooth 4.0 card in your T60?
by BillP
Sun Sep 24, 2017 5:40 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T20-T23 & T30 Series. NOT for T25-Retro
Topic: ThinkPad T23 Arrival
Replies: 60
Views: 22199

Re: ThinkPad T23 Arrival

My network is rated for 60Mb/s download. Using a T23 with P III 1.2GHz, 1GB RAM, Atheros wireless N (42T0825), Firefox 48.0.2, and Windows XP SP3 I recorded a best download rate of 64Mb/s. The speed varied depending on which server I accessed for the test. I don't have a wireless USB dongle to compa...
by BillP
Tue May 09, 2017 12:22 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: No Windows Update for Windows 95/98/98SE/ME/2000
Replies: 42
Views: 13422

Re: No Windows Update for Windows 95/98/98SE/ME/2000

Here is a further update on getting Windows Update to work with Windows XP. On my T23 if I double click on the Windows Update icon it opens Internet Explorer 8 at address http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com. The result is "Internet Explorer cannot open the website". If I open Internet Explorer 8 and ...
by BillP
Sun May 07, 2017 2:48 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: No Windows Update for Windows 95/98/98SE/ME/2000
Replies: 42
Views: 13422

Re: No Windows Update for Windows 95/98/98SE/ME/2000

To get my T23 running XP with updates it was necessary to install a new Windows Update Agent. Install Internet Explorer 8 and Windows Update v7.6.7600.256: WindowsUpdateAgent-7.6-x86.exe to get Windows Update working after a clean installation of Windows XP SP3. Update: I just tried Windows Update o...
by BillP
Sat Apr 22, 2017 3:34 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T20-T23 & T30 Series. NOT for T25-Retro
Topic: Troubleshooting / ThinkPad T21 boot issue
Replies: 13
Views: 10531

Re: Troubleshooting / ThinkPad T21 boot issue

PixelTopics wrote: Is there a good guide available for the T21 on how to cleaning up the fan/dust bunnies and replacing the paste?
Thanks much -
To replace thermal paste you need to remove the fan assembly. The hardware maintenance manual available at https://thinkpads.com/support/hmm/thinkpad-hmm.html tells how.
by BillP
Sun Apr 16, 2017 2:07 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T40/T41/T42/T43 Series
Topic: T43 Screen Dims and Computer Becomes Unresponsive
Replies: 20
Views: 7968

Re: T43 Screen Dims and Computer Becomes Unresponsive

I updated my T43 from Power Manager 6.45 to 6.68.12 (n1au412w) and it works fine.
by BillP
Fri Apr 14, 2017 11:48 am
Forum: ThinkPad T40/T41/T42/T43 Series
Topic: T43 Screen Dims and Computer Becomes Unresponsive
Replies: 20
Views: 7968

Re: T43 Screen Dims and Computer Becomes Unresponsive

Many versions of Power Manager for Vista and Windows 7 can be downloaded from http://support.lenovo.com/us/en/downloads/ds014924. For what it's worth, my T43 (1872-4AU) runs well with Power Manager 6.45 on Windows 7.
by BillP
Sat Mar 25, 2017 10:04 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Yet another US government disaster...
Replies: 41
Views: 9493

Re: Yet another US government disaster...

No, it's time for country-wide protests. :evil: Surely if the Trump opposition could protest for weeks over imaginary things like "electing a racist hate-mongering Hitler", they can do just as well about real things, like this glaring breach of privacy. No? :) No, most Americans are unable to figur...
by BillP
Fri Sep 09, 2016 8:25 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T40/T41/T42/T43 Series
Topic: ThinkPad T43P / Audio Analog Devices AD1981B & Win 7
Replies: 4
Views: 2921

Re: ThinkPad T43P / Audio Analog Devices AD1981B & Win 7

Windows Update found a working audio driver for my T43 Windows 7 installation. Uninstall your present audio driver and let Windows Update install the driver which is listed below.

Analog Devices driver update for SoundMAX Integrated Digital Audio
Analog Devices 10/10/2006 Version 5.12.1.5450
by BillP
Sat Sep 03, 2016 10:29 am
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: Experimentation with A31
Replies: 28
Views: 7864

Re: Experimentation with A31

The A31 will accept 2 GB RAM (two 1 GB modules), type PC2100 or PC2700.

The largest PATA hard drive is 320 GB and that should work in the A31.
by BillP
Sat Jan 16, 2016 12:39 pm
Forum: Windows OS (Versions prior to Windows 7)
Topic: Windows 2000 in 2015. A tutorial on running modern software in Windows 2000!
Replies: 15
Views: 26792

Re: Windows 2000 in 2015. A tutorial on running modern software in Windows 2000!

Thanks for your detailed response. Microsoft describes the rollup 1 problem with CPU excessive temperature in KB919521. A single entry to the registry solves the problem so the total avoidance of rollup 1 seems unnecessary. The Unofficial Update Rollup creates a large number of fundamental changes s...
by BillP
Sat Jan 16, 2016 10:01 am
Forum: Windows OS (Versions prior to Windows 7)
Topic: Windows 2000 in 2015. A tutorial on running modern software in Windows 2000!
Replies: 15
Views: 26792

Re: Windows 2000 in 2015. A tutorial on running modern software in Windows 2000!

Here's how you run modern software on Windows 2000: 1) Install it and update it. Does this mean install Windows 2000 and then install service pack 4? What is included in the updates? 2) Download, extract and install this: https://www.mediafire.com/?a4orwv4p5z1m2c4 (November 30th, 2014 release [Most...
by BillP
Fri Jan 15, 2016 2:50 pm
Forum: Windows OS (Versions prior to Windows 7)
Topic: Windows 2000 in 2015. A tutorial on running modern software in Windows 2000!
Replies: 15
Views: 26792

Re: Windows 2000 in 2015. A tutorial on running modern software in Windows 2000!

Nice video - thanks for uploading it. There is reference to various links in the video but I do not see those on the page, at least not in IE11.
by BillP
Tue Dec 29, 2015 8:58 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: WTB: Thinkpad T30
Replies: 6
Views: 1265

Re: WTB: Thinkpad T30

RealBlackStuff wrote:If you can live with 1GB RAM, I have a bunch of T23 machines, which all meet your requirements.
I sent you a PM.
by BillP
Tue Dec 29, 2015 6:09 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: WTB: Thinkpad T30
Replies: 6
Views: 1265

Re: WTB: Thinkpad T30

It is one of the last models to have a serial port, USB port, and stereo line input. Also runs well on Windows XP which is needed for some of the software I use. I suppose an A31 would work as well.
by BillP
Sun Dec 27, 2015 6:44 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: WTB: Thinkpad T30
Replies: 6
Views: 1265

WTB: Thinkpad T30

Send me a PM if you have a Thinkpad T30 for sale.
by BillP
Sun Dec 06, 2015 6:51 pm
Forum: Windows 10
Topic: Don't want W10? Concerned about privacy? Make sure to kill/uninstall these updates...
Replies: 121
Views: 63447

Re: Don't want W10? Concerned about privacy? Make sure to kill/uninstall these updates...

Download and run GWX Control Panel from http://ultimateoutsider.com/downloads/ to stop the Windows 10 pop-ups and remove the toolbar icon. Run it occasionally to confirm system settings are as you set them, especially after patch Tuesday.
by BillP
Sun Nov 01, 2015 1:00 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: ThinkPad 770 recovery CD's?
Replies: 13
Views: 7418

Re: ThinkPad 770 recovery CD's?

I have a sealed Product Recovery CD-Rom for a ThinkPad 770, IBM part number 10L8542. Also have a floppy disc: Patch for ACP modem equipped ThinkPad 770 and 600 machines. This patch is intended to fix the following problem: Blue screen fatal exceptions with large amounts of RAM installed. Send me a p...
by BillP
Sun Oct 18, 2015 2:12 pm
Forum: Windows 10
Topic: Don't want W10? Concerned about privacy? Make sure to kill/uninstall these updates...
Replies: 121
Views: 63447

Re: Don't want W10? Concerned about privacy? Make sure to kill/uninstall these updates...

Customer Experience Improvement Program updates have reportedly sent data even on machines where the owner is not in the program. I don't understand why such updates are even offered to users not in the program. My preference is to uninstall any such updates. Until the recent Microsoft shenanigans I...
by BillP
Mon Sep 14, 2015 7:31 pm
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: R52 Volume Controls HotKey newest version 2014
Replies: 18
Views: 5953

Re: R52 Volume Controls HotKey newest version 2014

http://download.lenovo.com/ibmdl/pub/pc ... ku18ww.exe

My T43 has Power Manager 6.45 and Lenovo Power Management Driver 1.66.00.22
by BillP
Mon Sep 14, 2015 5:29 pm
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: R52 Volume Controls HotKey newest version 2014
Replies: 18
Views: 5953

Re: R52 Volume Controls HotKey newest version 2014

The Hotkey Features Integration package contains the following sub packages; <On Screen Display> This program displays the result of the using of function keys on the desktop screen. This program also provides some enhancements of the function keys. For example, whenever changes system speaker volum...
by BillP
Mon Sep 14, 2015 2:51 pm
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: R52 Volume Controls HotKey newest version 2014
Replies: 18
Views: 5953

Re: R52 Volume Controls HotKey newest version 2014

If Intel(R) 82801FBM LPC Interface Controller - 2641 shows as unknown, use the following procedure to correct the problem. The drivers for this device are included within the Windows 7 installation already, you just need to browse for them. Right click on the device, and go to Properties. Go to the ...
by BillP
Mon Sep 14, 2015 12:39 pm
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: R52 Volume Controls HotKey newest version 2014
Replies: 18
Views: 5953

Re: R52 Volume Controls HotKey newest version 2014

Windows Update will find this audio driver for Windows 7: Audio – (SoundMAX Drivers) (5.12.1.5450 10/10/2006). You can also download it manually from Microsoft's catalog update site. You must use Internet Explorer to navigate the site. The link is below. http://catalog.update.microsoft.com/v7/site/S...

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