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Essential Hotfixes and Tweaks

#1 Post by WPWoodJr » Mon Mar 26, 2007 1:32 pm

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#2 Post by WPWoodJr » Mon Mar 26, 2007 8:50 pm

Hey moderators, how about a sticky status for these essential hotfixes? I could have saved >10 hours of research and frustration had I had this information in January.

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#3 Post by jdhurst » Mon Mar 26, 2007 8:58 pm

People have a lot of expectation of the volunteer effort put in here by moderators. I read through your post, and I wonder how many people would be affected? Can you estimate?

I have no issue with a sticky, but I only have one vote. Let's see if any other moderator posts. ... JDH

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#4 Post by WPWoodJr » Mon Mar 26, 2007 10:04 pm

The first and fourth issues probably affect every Thinkpad owner with a Core 2 Duo and perhaps a Core Duo also. I can't speak for issue two, it does not affect me. Issue 3 affects every Windows XP user with 1.5GB or more of memory and who runs lots of programs. Issue 5 potentially affects all dock owners who bought docks prior to whenever Lenovo starts shipping new docks with the rubber static caps.

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#5 Post by shalliday » Mon Mar 26, 2007 10:55 pm

I am definately affected and appreciate the information very much. I need to apply two of the hot fixes listed.

Much appreciated!
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#6 Post by Temetka » Mon Mar 26, 2007 11:04 pm

Although I am currently not affected by any of these issues with my T41P, I do vote for a sticky. I will be picking up a T60 or T60P very soon.

Although a sticky is a great idea, I do think it should include any other hot fixes, performance tweaks and whatnot as they apply to the T60 series. I know it would be a lot of work to comb through this forum and put it together, so:

I hereby volunteer myself for the task.
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#7 Post by BillMorrow » Tue Mar 27, 2007 3:35 am

WPWoodJr wrote:Hey moderators, how about a sticky status for these essential hotfixes? I could have saved >10 hours of research and frustration had I had this information in January.
relax..
cool your jets..

thank you for your efforts.. :)

now others will benefit from your work..

we'll take care of your request..

we ALL have more to do than to jump instantly..

drop a nickel in the slot and watch the blinking lights.. :)

and soon you will see your name, there..
IF you have filled in your signature lines..
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#8 Post by Stargate199 » Tue Mar 27, 2007 9:49 am

I also like the idea of this sticky. There are few hotfixes to Windows that everyone needs, and there are also lots of tweaks to get a system to perform like it should. I will contribute to this sticky with my own list of Windows tweaks that should make Windows fast and reliable (that is if it does become a sticky).
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#9 Post by WPWoodJr » Tue Mar 27, 2007 1:50 pm

Thanks Bill, I've added my machine details to my signature.
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#10 Post by BillMorrow » Sat Mar 31, 2007 4:01 am

and i made a sticky..
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#11 Post by WPWoodJr » Sat Mar 31, 2007 10:17 am

BillMorrow wrote:and i made a sticky..
Thanks but why in this forum? Perhaps General Hardwar/Software would be better?
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#12 Post by Kyocera » Sat Mar 31, 2007 12:29 pm

Woody, I moved it for you, are we :D now. I hope so.

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#13 Post by WPWoodJr » Sat Mar 31, 2007 5:56 pm

Kyocera wrote:Woody, I moved it for you, are we :D now. I hope so.
You're a sweetie :D
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#14 Post by WPWoodJr » Sat Apr 07, 2007 10:28 am

Since I got my T60p in January I have had this BSOD twice:
Hardware malfunction
Call your hardware vendor for support
NMI: Parity Check/Memory Parity Error
*** The system has halted***
I ran MEMTEST86 with no problems reported. Then Zender posted information about a wireless driver update which prevents this error:
http://forum.thinkpads.com/viewtopic.ph ... 945#270945

I have updated the first post in this thread with this "essential tip".
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#15 Post by WPWoodJr » Thu May 24, 2007 10:09 am

New tip posted in first post:
XP fails to see USB hardware & install drivers - workaround
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#16 Post by mattbiernat » Sat Sep 01, 2007 12:09 pm

all the tips in point 8 don't work for me. had to do a complete system restore. now two weeks later i am starting to have symptoms of USBs not working again...

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Thankz for the Stickys

#17 Post by Bata21c » Mon Nov 26, 2007 9:18 pm

Hey!

Great Idea!! Thankzzzzz!

Esay to read format..instructions clear!!


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#18 Post by mattbiernat » Tue Jan 22, 2008 4:54 am

here are a couple of suggestion for guides (probably most of the information is already in this forum).
- how to speed up your XP
- how to speed up newly acquired lenovo laptop (turning off/tuning automatic back up, turning off security, etc)

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Re: Essential Hotfixes and Tweaks

#19 Post by bjalle » Sun Jul 26, 2009 4:49 am

faster boot in vista (t61) select run and msconfig+boot+advance,set to use 2 prosessors.

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#20 Post by jdhurst » Fri Jul 31, 2009 8:05 pm

bjalle wrote:faster boot in vista (t61) select run and msconfig+boot+advance,set to use 2 prosessors.
I just tried that on my T61 (Vista Business 64-bit). It was not any faster at all. Not even by a smidgen. In fact, in the one boot I tried, not everything started. I went back to the default (1 CPU) and it started as fast as with 2 and started better (properly). ... JDH

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#21 Post by Marin85 » Thu Aug 13, 2009 8:06 pm

bjalle wrote:faster boot in vista (t61) select run and msconfig+boot+advance,set to use 2 prosessors.
Per default Vista uses both cores for booting (for that matter all available cores/cpus as long as supported by architecture). The only use of that setting is to reduce the number of cores/cpus used by Vista to boot up (like for diagnostic purposes).
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