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Lenovo Companion 3.0 and Lenovo System Interface Driver/Foundation

Q: Lenovo Companion 3.0 and Lenovo System Interface Driver/Foundation

I have a problem with the Lenovo Systems Interface Foundation Driver. It's not working although it shows under System Devices to be installed, the latest version, but I cannot use any of my Lenovo apps. Under events in Systems Devices it has a note that says : "Device ROOT\SYSTEM\0003 requires further installtion" What can I do th get the driver working as it should. Thanks

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Preferred Solution: Lenovo Companion 3.0 and Lenovo System Interface Driver/Foundation

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

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Since you have to hunt around different Lenovo sites (and other sites) to find out about these softwares, I decided to make a post to get feedback from actual Yoga owners on how these programs interact, what they do, which ones are prerequisite, and which ones are unnecessary. Please don't take this as a blanket answer. This is just what I have found. It might be right - it might be wrong. I'm looking for others to post their experiences as well. Lenovo System Interface Foundation Driver - Necessary prerequisite (missing driver in device manager without it). It allows the Lenovo Utility and Lenovo Companion to work. Lenovo Yoga Mode Control - Necessary if you want to use your yoga to seemlessly change between all the different modes (laptop, tablet, tent, stand). This software is responsible for autorotating and putting Windows into tablet mode. Lenovo Utility - Recommended(?) This one I'm not too sure on. I remember that I was missing some function that I wanted but I can't remember what it was now. Maybe battery cycle count and health? Lenovo Companion - I don't have this one installed and don't think it's necessary but would like someone else to shed some light here.

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I have been having a problem with my Lenovo X1 yoga 2 concerning vantage, battery threshold didn't work.So i decided to uninstall all Lenovo software and try to reinstall them.Vantage from MS store is installed but do not start fully and always ask for SIF. SIF seems to install but after rebooting the machine It seems that the installation has failed, I can't find it anywhere and Vantage keeps asking for it.  Could anyone give me some help with this problem? 

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origin :lenovo settings store appsupport package: SystemInterfaceFoundationurl : https://filedownload.lenovo.com/enm/sift/core/SystemInterfaceFoundation.exeproblem : stucks during install [above pakage]attachament : lenovostuck.pngos: windows 10 X64 prodetails:ver : 1607osbuild : 14393.969processor : i7 4710hq thank youfor your any advise , solutions , commants.V2G


























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Hi,I scan my Lenovo Yoga900 64bit to get the latest available updates than It prompts "Lenovo System Interface Foundation - Initial Install - 10".When I clicked UPDATE button, I got "#Unhandled Exception" error.How can I solve it?RegardsTosun

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Hi all,  I have lost the automatic keyboard backlight setting on my X1 Yoga 20FQ. I now only have three options; off, low and high. This was after a clean install of Windows 10 x64. All known drivers have been installed from the Lenovo support pages. Searching previous forum posts suggest installing ThinkPad Settings Dependency however this has now been widthdrawn and replace by Lenovo System Interface Foundation which I have installed. anyone got any suggestions? Thanks inadvance. 

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I have regualrly run a System Update for my computer via Lenovo Companion and I've managed to have all updates successfully completed - all except for one. Lately, I have runs of Updates where I encounter an update for Synaptic UltraNav Driver, run it, but comes up as being unable to download and install - in spite of a successful initial download. Since its encounter a couple of weeks ago, I have been unsuccessful in fully downloading and installing this specific Driver for my computer. Is there any indication of issues for this Drive? And what should I do to resolve it? Also, if the Driver can't be properly updated, what is its purpose for my system? Any form of help concerning this Driver update issue would be appreciated.

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Hi, tried several times to update the Intel Graphics Driver V.20.19.15.4703 using Lenovo Companion for my ThinkCentre M600 in Windows 10 Professional. But it did not work corresponding to a message I get by Lenovo Companion. What can I do?

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I dont usually make updates, but when i do...I opened the Lenovo Companion and went for the drivers updates. There was 3 updates: WLAN (I think), Bluetooth, and a BIOS (4WCN29WW) update. I installed the lenovo programs needed to download the updates, as the Lenovo Companion recommended, and started updating the drives. At the BIOS update i was prompted that this update was for the Lenovo 300/500 series and proceeded. After the update, my notebook is not starting. It stops after the bios, windows gives this stopcode: "INACCESSIBLE_BOOT_DEVICE", restarts and tries to repair the initialization, wich doenst work. I searched here on the forums and found some tips: Enter the BIOS and switch to legacy support.It now enters the windows repair utility, but doesnt start. Windows restore point.Restore succesfull, but didnt work.Windows Initialization repair.Could not repair the initialization.CHKDSKNo problems found.  Notebook info:320-15IKB (Type 80XL, 80YE) Laptop (ideapad)Model 80YH0001BRWindows 10 (64bits) Please help me fix this... I have to finish a monagraph by monday 

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I used Lenovo Settings on my Lenovo Yoga 3 11 for the battery conservations mode. So I was forced to install Lenovo Companion since it recently replaced Lenovo Settings.Ever since I did this, I have noticed the following:* Screen brightness keeps changing by itself slightly* Screen contrast keeps changing by itself slightly* Colours look muted and unsaturated, and filtered. Makes the sceen look worse than it should.* trackpad is only ignorred if the tablet mode is fully flat. The slightest opening causes the trackpad and keyboard to become sensitive. All of this irrespective of whether Dynamic Brighness Control is enabled or disabled in Lenvovo Companion hardware settings, and regarless of whether recommended hardware settings are used.Anyone else noticed anything similar? I'll report back after I've uninistalled the app to see whether any of these behaviours disappear.

A:Noticed issues ever since I installed Lenovo Companion (which replaced Lenovo Settings)

So I deactivated "Change brightness autoatically when lighting changes" in Windows Display Settings. This seems to have been the cause of the brightness and contrast changes, but the colours still look blander than I recall. Sorry to suspect Lenovov Companion so quickly, but the changes coincided with it's installation. Admittedly Windows 10 Fall edition just landed too.

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I just did an update of my system to Windows 10 on my X220. Also, I downloaded the Lenovo Companion most updated version. Anybody can tell me please why I am not able to check on my battery condition; instead, I am getting the following message: "We can't detect your system's battery at this time". Thanks in advance.

A:Lenovo Companion - We can't detect your system's b...

I'm also hitting this on my Thinkpad T460s w/Windows 10.

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In lenovo companion system update under the headline of installation history it shows me updates that i have already installed  and when i check for new updates it shows again the same updates. Anyone know how to fix this ?

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i have downloaded and installed both the lenovo companion and settings app but after the install and start it links me to update the apps after which i get this code An error occurred while processing your request.Reference #132.4e24db17.1507324500.1229536e if the z series r not included what alternatives do i have to the lenovo suite that i use to have with this before i upgraded to win 10

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When I do a Hardware scan using the Companion all areas go through OKButWhen I use the Solution Centre for Hardware scans it stops at Mathermatical Operations test & goes no further.Question why?

A:Lenovo Companion v Lenovo Solution Centre Hardware Scans

(1)Update your Intel Graphics driver from your support page.(2)Install LSC 3.6.002 from here:https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/us/en/lenovodiagnosticsolutions/tools/lscoverview This should clear the math error.

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Hi, a couple of weeks ago, I tried to open Lenovo Settings and it instruct me to uninstall it, as all functions are now integrated to Lenovo Companion. I did, but noticed that the Lenovo Battery Gauge still points me to Lenovo Settings (left click on the battery gauge). I uninstalled Companion, and Settings, rebooted, and installed companion again, but looks the Gauge does not uninstall. How can I remove the gauge and make it point to companion? Thanks!

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Just so everyone knows . . . don't rely on the System Update function of Lenovo Companion to update your machine. I used it today and it told me all was good. However, when I checked the Drivers and Software section of the Support Site, it showed a new version of Lenovo Software Foundation and App Explorer to download. In a word, the System Update function is "no bueno".

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Hello, I need help on my Lenovo Companion app with it's dust removal option.
 
I just bought my Lenovo ideapad 700 for a week now.
 
Previously I had the dust removal option in the Lenovo Quick Optimizer widget on taskbar.
 
After I turned it on, the option never existed anymore in the quick widget and even in Lenovo Companion app itself.
 
Would really love to see this feature again in my new laptop.
 
 
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Recently, whenever I launch "lenovo Companion" and choose "system update", the "critical auto-updates" (under schedule lenovo updates) runs forever and never come to an end! This has never happened before and it seems to have something to do with your recent sysyem down or configuration change. 

A:Dear Lenovo: My "Lenovo Companion" checks for crit...

A known issue. Use the windows store for latest Companion version.Use SIF download from  Companion offering, not SIF10ww512.exe on the support page.Best solution: Discard Companion and install the latest System update.systemupdate5-07-0027.exe. Companion, LSC new have soooo many issues.If the support site, which is waxed for a few days, functions. 

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Hello, I need help on my Lenovo Companion app with it's dust removal option. I just bought my Lenovo ideapad 700 for a week now. Previously I had the dust removal option in the Lenovo Quick Optimizer widget on taskbar. After I turned it on, the option never existed anymore in the quick widget and even in Lenovo Companion app itself. Would really love to see this feature again in my new laptop.

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The newest Intel Video Driver that Lenovo Companion has made available (21.20.16.4678) has an issue ive found that wasnt present in the previous one, and is not present in a newer version (22.20.16.4718) installed automatically through Windows 10 after uninstalling the driver through "Add or remove programs". The bug is that certian (maybe all?) OpenGL applications seem slightly zoomed in. I tested this with Genymotion VM's, after the install of the new driver they all seemed to run as if the window border diddnt exist, clipping the edges of what is shown in the window (much more noticable at the top due to the title bar). Ive restored from backups and manually installed that driver from Lenovos driver download page for this system and the same issue occures. While its possible its an incompatibility with that software, it is not present in the newer drivers (this "new" driver is actually alwready old) so it might be worth pushing a newer driver.

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In the past, I have been able to receive the latest updates via Lenovo Companion > System Update (while occasionally accessing the actual System Update program). But lately when I access both System Update - the actual program - as well as the System Update option via Lenovo Companion, I am greeted with the following error message after loading at around 15% (or after not loading at all): "The System Update Server is currently unavailable. Please try again later." Is there a solution for this issue? I would appreciate assistance on this problem. I am currently a Windows 10 Home (Build Version 1703) user with a Lenovo Companion at Version 3.73.1.0. The last time I have checked my ThinkPad T450s for updates was yesterday at 10:40am HKT (Hong Kong Time) and the last time I made any updates to my computer was on May 31st at 10:37am HKT.

A:Lenovo Companion - System Update Server Error

The Lenovo server has been down all day today. https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Pre-Installed-Lenovo-Software/Lenovo-System-Update-5-07-failes-to-downl...===https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-X-Series-Laptops/System-Update-no-longer-works/m-p/3695514#M77...

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when i try to update system interface foundation device it says it cannot install update because the driver is marked for deletion.. i tried installing the file from the lenovo website and when i try to install it says this version allready installed. i noticed this problem because i am experiencing other problems. i cannot download podcasts on itunes, but movies and tv shows work, and i thought maybe my drivers are out of date. this is the only one that says it needs updating, but it also says it cannot install. i dont know if this driver would be causing the other problems.

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Helloi've installed & unistalled lenovo settings and lenovo companion several times on my 320-15k laptop and they don't work .when i try to open one of them the window just appears and disappers after 2 sec quickly.i just want them due to conservation mode , so is there any solution?

A:lenovo settings and lenovo companion don't work

What version of Windows are you running?

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Every time I turn on my computer I get messages telling me that I need to restart the computer to finish setting up the system interface foundation device. Everything is up to date, so what is wrong? In addition (I don't know if it is related), the computer has been freezing intermittently for a minute or so. The normal service resumes, but it is annoying and time-wasting. Any ideas?

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Hello, I am having the same issue with my M800 that someone else had with a M900 in the post below.... https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Enterprise-Client-Management/M900-Lenovo-Application-Interface-driver-n...In that post it was mentioned....."the Lenovo Application Interface driver ACPI\LEN4001 does install via task sequence properly with the latest SCCM Pack linked above, however, the APS driver for Windows ACPI\LEN4002 will have to be downloaded, extracted and then imported into your MDT/SCCM driver repository manually at this time. Optionally, you can install it via task sequence using "setup.exe -s" I downloaded the stand-alone copy of the same driver from here.... http://support.lenovo.com/us/en/downloads/ds035697 and ran the exe, but nothing changed in Device Manager. My question is where can I download the Windows ACPI\LEN4002 to replace the current ACPI\LEN4001 that came in the SCCM driver pack for the M800? Thank you,wwill93

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Hi everyone. I am in the process of deploying a new sccm environment with W10, we have a bunch of different Lenovo clients but this model is the only one that is causing me issues. The problem is the Lenovo Application Interface driver wich refuses to work, the key here is that we are using Microsoft Baseline Security, wich denies drivers that are not WHQL signed to be used. I have tried both the 1.0.0.8 and 1.0.0.9 driver for the Application Interface, but both returns Code 39 and does not work. If i deactivate MS Baseline Security both drivers work, but i don't have that option on the environment. I have tried importing them in SCCM and run the extracted exe as a package, with no result. In short, does a WHQL driver exist for this interface?

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i'm running windows 10, 64bit, up to date on Windows updates, about a year ago i had an incompability problem with the Intel(R) management engine interface driver, i tired everything, rolling it back, update it, uninstall and re-install, every troubleshooting option and i read so many articles, even windows defender acknowledge the problem but can't fix it with no use
i tried fixing it with a Microsoft support agent before and with the remote desktop help, Cortana had a problem too he fixed it, but the driver he said the there is nothing we could do about it because it's just an incompatible update and that we should just wait for the correct update to come in.Ever since then my laptop do crazy things on sleep, hibernate and shutdown, so i was only finding some workarounds the problem, the sleep mode when it wake up it restart so i switched to hibernating, the new things happens now when i shut down it, it opens weird now like, the keyboard lights up then lights down and the power bottom the same, then either they just stop and i have to hit the power button again or they lights of for seconds and everything runs normalNow i just experiened a bluescreen restart because of it, anyone could advise me on a solution?RegardsNada
 
 
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ThinkPad Helix 2, came with Windows 8, upgraded to Windows 10.  Having quite a few problems that I am solving one by one.  Computer is running slow and the memory is saturated. 
 
Try to run "Lenovo Companion" to see if I can address some issues I am having.  When I go to use this program, I get a popup to install "Lenovo System Interface Driver" for "full functionality".  After the file is downloaded, it will not completely install.  Get error messages toward the end.
 
Two questions:  1) Is Lenovo Companion helpful, or just bloatware?  2) If it is helpful, how can I successfully install it?
 
Thank you.
 
 
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A:Helix 2 - Can't Install "Lenovo System Interface D...

Actually, after trying a few times, it installed correctly.  Don't ask me why... 

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Hello Everyone,I am using Lenovo Ideapad 700-17ISK machine with Windows 10 installed! Everytime I am opening my laptop, I see the following message (Picture) on the notification pane of the windows 10. It started to pop-up since last few days! If click on it, it does nothing!Any directions, suggestions or solutions are appreciated.Thanks.. 

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I am using lenovo laptop from last december and I am unhappy with first day from using it. the hard disk is running super slow.  So After a lot of research and checking I remove the System interface software and my computer perform normal. My 35K Asus laptop perform faster than 45K Lenovo laptop. (Even lenovo laptop is 7th gen and Asus is 6th gen). Today I installed it back System interface and now when I backup (one key recovery). 9 hours is gone and the software say 6 more hours to complete the backup. Now if I remove it, it take only 1 hours 30 minutes to finish the backup. so it's performing 10% of what it perform without having system interface. Can someone from lenovo explain why they make garbage things like this. When I read about bluefish and now this thing happening blow my mind.

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The Intel Driver & Support Assistant said that it had an update: Intel® Graphics Driver for Windows* [15.40]. When I did a scan with the Lenovo Companion app, it said there were no updates available. Why the difference of opinion betwee the two apps?

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Hello,How i see on my topic i cannot  instal Intel Management Engine Interface Driver and Intel Rapid Storage Technology Driver.    Can you give me someone some solution to fix this problemThanks

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Hi everyone, i don't know why but, from this morning, i can't pass in "lenovo companion" app from 'cause it reveals that i most control my account. Anyone know something about it, as a solution?!

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I'm new on Levovo (after 30 Years on Apple). Question: Is the App "Lenovo Companion" helpful? Do you make your updates with it? If yes, automatically?Or how are you holding your machine up-to-date? ThanksHaeme Ulrich

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Within the Companion there used to be a section where you could run & be informed of items that should be deleted to improve m/c performance.I can't find this area of the Companion now.Has it been deleted?If not where is it located?

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In the companion utility all my external USB drives are not recognized, how to solve this? Thank you.

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