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MikalE
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I've done it now...

#1 Post by MikalE » Thu Jun 29, 2017 6:08 pm

I upgraded (downgraded?) my highly modified T520 to Windows 10 Pro.

I locked it down as best I could with no Cortana, Bing, or anything else provided by MS.

The speed increase with the new quad-core i7 processor I installed is terrific. Things move along much faster in 10 than they did in 7. I'm not unfamiliar with 10 as I have it installed on an i7 T510 that came that way.

I was surprised though, when after purchasing Windows 10 Home at $120 that I ended up with Windows 10 Pro installed. ??? I didn't pay for that, but I was upgrading from Windows 7 Pro, so I guess the download server knew that and I got a free upgrade. ??? Is that normal?

I know when they were handing out free versions like candy you got the Windows version you had to begin with, but when they started charging I thought you got what you paid for regardless of what your old OS was.
T500 C2D 2055-BE9
T510 i5 4384-DV7
T510 i7 4349-A64
T520 i7 4242-4UU(CTO)


T520: i7-2760QM(2.40GHz),16GB, 500GB SSD/500GB 7200 RPM Drive, 15.6in 1600x900 LCD, 1GB NVIDIA, DVDRW, Smartcard reader, media card reader, FPR, Win7 Pro64, whitelist BIOS, Ultimate-N 6300 AGN, German KB, Bluetooth 4.0.

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Re: I've done it now...

#2 Post by MikalE » Thu Jun 29, 2017 6:55 pm

In addition, Bluetooth 4.0 works flawlessly now. The JBL Flip4 speaker I had been having trouble with connected right up to the T520 and I was playing audio through it immediately.

Also, the wireless connection is immediate upon scanning my fingerprint and the system comes up. Boot time is about eight seconds now from sleep instead of 30-40 that it was on Win 7. Cold boot time is about 25 seconds instead of the minute or more on Win 7.

Audio still sucks as I knew it would. Hence the Flip4 speaker.
T500 C2D 2055-BE9
T510 i5 4384-DV7
T510 i7 4349-A64
T520 i7 4242-4UU(CTO)


T520: i7-2760QM(2.40GHz),16GB, 500GB SSD/500GB 7200 RPM Drive, 15.6in 1600x900 LCD, 1GB NVIDIA, DVDRW, Smartcard reader, media card reader, FPR, Win7 Pro64, whitelist BIOS, Ultimate-N 6300 AGN, German KB, Bluetooth 4.0.

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Re: I've done it now...

#3 Post by thinkpadcollection » Sat Jul 01, 2017 8:05 am

Smart thing to do the upgrade to 10. Win 10 is built for multicore support even the programs are not made for this but win 10 take care of this. Firefox benefit from this the most as well due to their development in multicore support as well. Also better malware stuff plus favorite of your own malware program as well.

Cheers, thinkpadcollection

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