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Power management update for ThinkPads (from MS)

#1 Post by abbiecd » Fri Mar 28, 2014 9:02 pm

After installing W8 or W8.1 on my X41t, I made the mistake of letting WU install hardware updates. With W8 it was intentional (and regretted) since I observed a Wacom update, and with W8.1 I forgot to turn off WU and it had a chance to slap down a few updates. I have left W8.1 as is, since I mostly use Fedora 19 and Android x86 (Thinkpad Universal).

In the first salvo of updates after RTM comes an update for power management on Thinkpads. Sadly, this breaks the hibernate feature on my x41t and removing the update doesn't restore the RTM condition where hibernate works. I cannot use Suspend since the GMA900 (i915) doesn't have a WDDM driver for Windows 8.

Has anyone arrived at a workaround aside from wiping it clean and starting over?

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Re: Power management update for ThinkPads (from MS)

#2 Post by dogbarber » Fri Mar 28, 2014 10:09 pm

I really miss the Thinkvantage battery management feature I once had on my T61 when it had Win 7 on it. Now that I have 8.1 installed it's gone.

I really liked it.
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Thinkpad T61 ---> Intel 520 120G SSD, 1 Tb WD Blue Scorpion 12.5mm hard drive, Middleton BIOS, 4 Gigs Ram, Intel 6200 wireless N, T7700 processor.

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Re: Power management update for ThinkPads (from MS)

#3 Post by hhmcsv » Thu Apr 24, 2014 7:05 am

See this:

http://forum.thinkpads.com/viewtopic.ph ... 01#p732201

and you have all your extras working under 8.1 - and now 8.1.1 :D
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T440 20B7S0HN00 - before this T60's fan with 3 in the family (daughter, son-in-law), T60p for one grandchild and an Ideapad U330 Touch for one more grandchild. All now running Win10 - no issues :D

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Re: Power management update for ThinkPads (from MS)

#4 Post by crashnburn » Sat Apr 11, 2015 1:51 am

hhmcsv wrote:See this:

http://forum.thinkpads.com/viewtopic.ph ... 01#p732201

and you have all your extras working under 8.1 - and now 8.1.1 :D
I am looking into it. I am wondering how you choose which drivers/ updates to install and which ones to not/ let it be MS windows drivers?
T61 8892-02U: 14.1"SXGA+/2.2C2D/4G/XP|Adv Mini Dock|30" Gateway XHD3000 WQXGA via Dual-link DVI
X61T 7767-96U: 12.1"SXGA+/1.6C2D/3G/Vista|Ultrabase
W510 4319-2PU: 15.6"FHD/i7-720QM/4G/Win7Pro64 (for dad)
T43 1875-DLU: 14.1"XGA/1.7PM-740/1G/XP (Old)

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