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upgrade SSD on Lenovo Carbon X1 2nd gen

Q: upgrade SSD on Lenovo Carbon X1 2nd gen

Hi,I have A second gen X1 carbon with an INtel ssd (180go).I see many topics for this subject.But i'm a little afraid to buy the wrong ssd.Can you confirm that's this model is the correct one?https://www.amazon.fr/Crucial-CT500MX500SSD4-interne-MX500-500Go/dp/B077SQ8J1V/ref=dp_ob_title_ceThank's a lot!

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Preferred Solution: upgrade SSD on Lenovo Carbon X1 2nd gen

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Hi guys,
 
troubles started only after the upgrade to Windows 10 and I frankly tried to ignore the 1-2 BSOD's per day as I'm working 10h+ and still with deadlines in tow.
Lately the BSOD's hit more often and from different reasons: Kernel Security Check Failure, IRQL not less or equal, Memory Management...
I already ran all kinds of hardware tests, everything seems to be fine. 
Please note that the SysnativeFileCollection is a .rar inside a .zip as the file was too big.
 
PLEASE help,
 
ZS.

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I have a new X1 Carbon 6th Gen and just upgraded to Windows 10 version 1809 (October 2018) and read on Lenovo Support that they strongly recommend installing Intel Graphics Driver Version 24.20.100.6286 or newer noting that not having the the updated driver may result in excessive processor demand and reduced battery life. The latest Intel Graphics Driver Version available for this computer is 24.20.100.6223 when I did a systems update through Lenovo Vantage (with UHD Graphics 620).    Will the computer run ok with the current driver and when will an updated driver be available?

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About three weeks ago I upgraded BIOS on my laptop (as suggested by Lenovo Vantage) to latest version (N14ET45W (1.24), 3/01/2018). I am running Windows 10 64 bit. Shortly after that I started suffering quite frequent momentary freezing events where I had to wait between 10 to 40 seconds for the machine to continue working. During this period many of the running apps were closed and then reopened and I could not type or do any other thing. As you can imagine, this turned to be quite frustrating. I started searching at several forums, mainly Windows 10 related forums for a solution. U tried every possible solution, from updating all drivers to editing Registry etc. with no positive results at all. I was finally considering a full reimage of my machine when my latest resource turned to be rolling back my BIOS, as after checking on dates it seemed my suffering started shortly after my latest Lenovo Vantage drivers and BIOS update. Accordingly, I rolled Back from indicated BIOS to N14ET45W (1.23), 2/28/2018.Voila! This was the required solution. After that, my machine has been running smoothly, with no freezing events.Hope I had found a solution at any forum, and that?s why I am sharing this information here, as I really spent almost three weeks of frustration and unsuccessful searching/testing. I think Lenovo should test better and BIOS release. Hope my post may help other X1 Carbon 3rd Gen with a similar issue. DO NOT UPGRADE BIOS TO version (N14ET45W (1.24), 3/01/2018!!... Read more

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Hi,I have a brand new Carbon X1 5th Gen and just bought the Explorer VR headset. I run Windows 10 with everything updated. I cant get my VR headset to work, as it is complaining about an unsupported driver from Intel. When trying to update it to the one supporting Mixed Reality, its fails during the installation, and refers to Lenovo. Where can I find the supported Intel driver for my X1 Carbon so I can my Lenovo Explorer to work. Its really sad that two products from the same company doesnt seamlessly connect/update so things work.

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Lenovo Gen 4(20FC) Carbon loses audio after Lenovo System Update We have several of the Gen 4 X1 Carbons here at work and they work fine until Lenovo system updates gets run. We have had 4 people run the system updates and now the system has no audio. If you click the audio icon in the try, windows begins diagnosing the system. If you try to install a different driver, it fails with code 1. No matter if you uninstall, reinstall, different versions of the driver....nothing seems to restore the audio. I finally did a system restore to before lenovo system update was run and the audio returned to working. It seems to be a software problem but I would really like to know if there is some way to get it working without having to restore every time someone runs lenovo system update. 

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Hello,    I am looking to replace my aging Lenovo T420S and Lenovo x1 Carbon 1st generation. They have both served me well and I am happy with both.  I like the touch of Carbon but don?t use it that often. The machine will be perosnla machine but will be used for personal and business/work use. I saw the T460S and x1 Yoga yesterday at our IT department. I like the built quality of Lenovo T460S including keyboard but found X1 Yoga to be fragile. I couldn?t get my hands on X1 Carbon 4th generation and found out that it doesn?t have touch anymore. The weight difference is minimal between the three machines and I personally like the weight, feel and ruggedness of Lenovo T460S. Bottom line is does anyone have experience with these three machines? I can afford to replace only one machine now and it will be fully loaded (i7, 16GB and 1Tb PCIe-NVME drive). Is x1 Yoga rugged and reliable? The difference between X1 Carbon 4th Gen and T460S seems minimal. Thank You!Subhash

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Hier j'ai éteint mon pc a la batterie pleine, aujourd'hui il ne reponds plus même si je le charge !Je suis photographe et j'ai TOUTES les photos d'un mariages d'une cliente dans le pc.Comment recuperer mes documents ?Si je l'envoye en reparation vont-ils supprimer mes documents ?   

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Hi I am undecided between purchasing Lenovo X1 carbon 5th Gen or 6th Gen. I must have a 4G LTE as I travel a lot . There is a waiting time for 3-4 weeks to get a 6th Generataion compared to 1-2 days for 5th Generation Is there a big difference in terms of performance and battery life between this two ie worth waiting 4 weeks for a 6th Gen Thank you

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I need to know how to install the finger tactile and where to find the program. thank you in advance javier

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Hi, i just bought a new Carbon X1 but the fingerprint sensor doens't work. I think it did work (something happened) before i installed the updates that it wanted me to do right away but couldn't be certain.I've not used windows for a lot of years (this has win 10 Pro) so its all a bit of a mystery. There are lots of suggestions on the internet that it was the updates that caused the problem "Windows Hello is not available for this device" (or something to that effect). I have tried some of them but got nowhere, except i uninstalled and reinstalled the driver and now its worse (has a yellow triangle error next to it in device manager).Question is what do i do about it. its a mission to take it back to where i bought it, though i can. Suggestions?

A:Lenovo Carbon X1 (4thgen)

See if this document will help you, otherwise contact Lenovo support for assistance, and if they cannot fix the problem, I would return the laptop.https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/solutions/ht104227

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Hi guys,I've a Lenovo X1 Carbon with Intel CPU 6th generation with an Intel Graphics UHD 620 with Windows 10 updated and also BIOS updated.  It does not work well with Thunderbolt 3 -> DisplayPort 4k Monitor. It connects sometimes, but most part of the times, it does not work. Sometimes it works, sometimes not, and it keeps not detecting the 4k monitor. Any clue? Almost every morning, I spent like 1 hour trying to make it work! I tried several drivers from Intel also. Until now, I did not have any luck.I'm able to help to troubleshoot the problem, if any of developers need, just contact me. Any ideas to solve my problem? Thank you!

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x1 wont start. Only green LED next to charging port. Any help??? 1. Tried another power adapter2. Reset from bottom side3. Disconnect everything, only dc jack, lcd and keyboard connected but no luck

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For two days I haven't been able to run Lenovo Vantage on the x1 carbons.  I can on a p1 and yoga.  Is it down for carbons?

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Hey everyone. I was looking to buy a new laptop this year after using my MBP for like 7 years now. After making a long term decision of not buying the newest 6g X1 Carbon because there are still some things that trouble me a little, i've listed some improvements i think that need to be made before i can consider this the perfect laptop it almost could have been (in order of importance):change aspect ratio (something like 3:2)improve reflection on HDR screenmake machines compatible out of the box with widespread linux distros like ubuntu out of the box (no driver issues, no deep sleep bugs,...)option for no fingerprint reader (it kills the design a little bit and there are some people who still dont use it at all; i know you can deactivate it)updated webcam (could be considered an important thing for some business people if you ask me)updated speakers; the ones being used now are on the low end of "OK" and i think there is def some room to upgrade even if its not designed as a media deviceof course if possible id love to see some graphics and RAM upgrades aswell but for a notebook as thin as this one i think those specs might need to suffice for another 2-3 generations.et another thing about blowing air outside the right side where your mouse potentially is could get a rework aswell.let me know what you think; obviously everyone has different wants and needs for a machine but if the maxed out or even just standard device is that expensive some of those suggestions above could ... Read more

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Dear Lenovo Community, I recently bought a refurbished X1 Carbon 3rd gen Laptop from an polish reseller. The build-in keyboard has british layout - well not really though. Wikipedia says that british keyboards are in qwerty layout. My Laptop however, has the Y and Z keys switched. Can you tell me, what keyboard I'm using? Would be helpful to know which keyboard layout to select with my next Linux Debian install. Kind regards, Dennis

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Hello everybody, is there anybody that has upgraded his 3rd Gen X1 Carbon to a 1TB ssd? I'm running out of place and would like to have a bigger ssd and do not know which one I could use. I tried reading in the forums, but was not able to find out which SSD would work. Somehow NVMe is not supported, it has to be a PCIe SSD (I think), but I'm not too familiar with these things. I looked at the new Samsung SM961 1TB that is just coming out, would that be able to work?The specs are here: https://gzhls.at/blob/ldb/c/4/4/9/618ff48c1c0dc799c9442fd598fa06935527.pdf Any help would be deeply appreciated.Regards,Jochen

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I'm trying to ascertain the warranty status of my Lenovo X1 Carbon, which was purchased second hand recently here in the UK. Inputting the serial number into the online system suggests that the machine still has warranty until 28/01/2019. But since I am not the original owner, will I still be covered by this warranty? I had thought that the warranty goes with the machine, until checking over the phone earlier today, when the agent suggested that I would need the original invoice/proof of purchase to be covered by the warranty. I had not thought that this was the case, and that I did not need documentation to claim the warranty. Could someone clarify this issue for me please? I have been trying to contact Lenovo by phone again for confirmation but their system appears to be down (I just get cut off every time).

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Hello,in my company I am connected per LAN and WLAN, interchanging. When I am out, the laptop automatically changes to LTE and gets the signal too. It seems to be connected.However, there is no internet connection.I tried disabling/enabling Cellular, I checked the Network Connection Properties (IP4/6), I tried ipconfig /release and /renew.Only reboot seems to help.It happens also when going from my home, where I am only connected via WLAN. All drivers are up to date, I checked manually over Lenovo page. Also I installed Windows 10 anew, the problem presented itself before and after the new installation of Windows. Windows 10 Windows Update state is about 2-3 weeks old. The problem did not exist from the beginning, it only began some time in the fall, if I am not mistaken, so I am suspecting the last Windows 10 Upgrade (Fall Creators Update). Any ideas, anything known? Thank you

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I recently acquired what I believe is the 2nd generation X1 Carbon (the one with the i7 4600U in it anyway), however the fan seems very loud and intrusive. Is there anything that I can do about this?

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I have been buying X1 carbons since gen 1 and I just recieved 5 Gen 4 carbons.  We image all our X1's prior to deployment and I am disapointed that they are no longer including the eithernet dongle with the laptop and they changed the port to the a new onelink plus so none of my old dongles will work.  I have a couple of lenovo USB dongles that I use to use to image the gen 1 X1 carbons.  I am tying to use the usb dongle but it doesn't get regconized by the bios.  Any ideas?  I have orderned the a new onelink plus adapter but they are back ordered everywhere and I have 5 X1's I need to get imaged. Thanks,

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i have Lenovo X1 carbon 3rd generation win 7 64-bit is installedi am facing the problem with wireless On/off with  Fn+ F8  key which is not working and unable to disable/enable it, i updated the hotkey drivers, power managment, chipset, driver and even reinstall the wireless drivers but not work for meplease share the soloution what to do with it .

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Hi, I just got new X1C 5th gen 2 days ago. Yesterday i have installed it and used for the night. Everything was fine.This morning when i press the power button it is not starting at all.Tried to do "Reset" with a small hole it has. After resetting, when i press the power button, it turns lights on for a 1 second then again shuts down completely.I have it fully charged as the light seen as Green.I also see the ThinkPad's "i" as on, as it looks like in sleep mode.Really upset about this. Any idea? any Known issues?Thanks

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Hey, I saw that intel has made a m.2 ssd with size of 1TB name of it is Intel 540 M.2 SSD 1TB so i wanna know will this ssd even work on the x1 carbon 3rd gen 20BS??? /Thanks

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I recently acquired what I believe is the 2nd generation X1 Carbon (the one with the i7 4600U in it anyway), however the fan seems very loud and intrusive. Is there anything that I can do about this?

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Hi, I am trying to install a SIM card for my new X1 Carbon 6th gen with product number 20KH007BMX but Windows 10 does not seem to recognize this and says "Insert SIM". I heard from a collegue that has the same model that the hardware is there but that there are no drivers yet to support this. Can someone bring lights on this? As from the specs on the psref site, it´s a bit unclear if it´s the SIM or SIM card reader that´s not included http://psref.lenovo.com/Detail/ThinkPad/ThinkPad_X1_Carbon_6th_Gen?M=20KH007B%2B%2B

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Hi All I have just updated the Bios on my 2016 Lenovo X1 Carbon and now the splash screen which normally shows Lenovo in all black with white text has now got a RED box around the Lenovo text. Anyone else have this? Type: 20FB-003TUK (6th Gen) Regards Stu

A:Lenovo X1 Carbon 2016

Yeah, it change with a new logo.u can check the change log (New) Updated the logo screen at start up.support.lenovo.com/us/en/products/Laptops-and-netbooks/ThinkPad-X-Series-laptops/ThinkPad-X1-Carbon-... I'm a ThinkPad fans, and a Chinese Lenovo employee. My English is not good. That's all.

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Need help to escalate the issue to Lenovo. I am really unhappy with the product and service. I have a new laptop which i purchased with all my savings and as soon as it arrived it is making noise. I have raised 4 tickets and 2 fan repairs happened by Lenovo support but nothing has helped to solve the issue. The fan noise is so huge at times that i feel like i am sitting in an AIRPLANE. I dont know how can i receive the right help to sort this issue for me. I will be travelling soon and if it is not resolved i will be really unhappy.  

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Hi, i had problem with my Lenovo X Carbon 3rd Gen. The screen remains blank on starting laptop. It works fine while attached to external monitor over HDMI port. I have tried all the possible software tweeks like uninstalling last security patches etc. but nothing worked. I have opened a ticket since 18.August 2018 and telephoned with Service team. They asked me to send pictures of computer that i did immediately. They told me they have ordered new parts, later told me parts are now in house and a technical person should contact me shortly. Till date no one has contacted me. I have several telephone calls every other day, and they tell me they will ask the technical person to contact me. I have more than 100 days left for my warranty. I have urgent work pending but it seems Lenovo support don't really care. It's really bad service. I now really want to escallate the case to Lenovo management. Any ideas?

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Dear Lenovo Community, I just got my X1 2 weeks ago and wanted to add the Linux OS as an additinal OS on the X1.Now Windows is not booting anymore and I even have a hard time to get an bootable USB stick running.Can I access the build in Windows backup somehow?Linux OS is running smoothly ThanxGlyx

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Hi, I bought my laptop with windows 7 pro , later i requested for windows 10 pro recovery and lenovo sent to me a 16GB USB recovery drive containing windows 10 pro version. Problem i am facing it i can not boot my laptop from this USB. As i checked there are window 10 pro files in USB but i can not see an iso image in the USB , and when i go to my system bios option make usb as first bootable device then boot the system it do not recognize that a bootable usb exits or boots from it. Kindly supportSnapshot of files in USB is attached

























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A:Lenovo X1 Carbon 3rd gen not booting from the Wind...

Boot into the BIOS.  Hit F9 to reset defaults.  Then, under startup, change to UEFI only.  Reboot.  Hit enter when you see tha splash screen, then F12.  Boot foom USB.

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Anyone experience issue on the function lock key F8 - Wireless function? All the hotkeys are working fine except for F8 on Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Gen 3 tablet. Tried updating Power Management driver and update hotkeys driver but still not working. Assistance and advice are very much appreciated. Model Type: 20KK

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 I am looking at upgrading the SSD in my lenovo because 216 GB is not enough. I saw a great deal on amazon and made a purchase, but I do not believe this SSD is compatiable because it is pice 3.0 x4. I updated my bios to the newest release as of March 2019. I have linked the intel SSD below. I am now try to figure out what is compatable with my laptop. I would like to stay $130 or below for the drive and between 500GB-1TB, preferablily 1TB. Any help is greatly appreciated! https://www.amazon.com/Intel-660p-1-0TB-80mm-978350/dp/B07GCL6BR4/ref=sr_1_2?keywords=intel+m.2+ssd&...

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I can hardly find a way to turn on/ turn off bluetooth, nor find a way to diagnos whether bluetooth is actually working in my Lenovo Carbon X1 Gen 5. There's a bluetooth sign button on my keyboard (F10) Whenever I press on it, the Windows notification will either slide in or slide out on the right. There's no indication whether bluetooth is turn on/ turn off/ or not working. Please see my screenshots.  Anything I could do to fix this?

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hello,,i try to find the driver for lenovo x1 carbon driver " sms/mms " or sim card driver it seems not listed or missing can any one expert tell me this driver

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Hey i just bought carbon x1 5tn but the screen brighness is not as i wishes... is there's any way to replace the x1 5gen lcd with x1 6gen lcd that he's gos much more brighness? 

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I just bought used x1 carbon gen 2 from a lady on craiglist. She said it just need ssd for she have it took off the ssd for her personal info.  I turned it on. It goes to bios, it tell me the system info and all.  While I wa driving home I was playing around with it and hit memtest.  I tried to quit the process but it freezes there.  I waited couple of minute and still freeze so I had to force shut down it.  When I turned it back on. It just blank screen but lights are on. The light still going on and off then stays on. Even the touchpad on the very top where F key are still on.  Then randomly shut off by itself.   I tried: using external monitor - no luckI disconnected power adaptor and battery and hold power button for 30 -60 sec still no luck. I disconnected cmos battery for 1 min still no luck. I pressed the reset button underneath where you use paper clip and still no luck.  I thinking probably since I force shutdown while it doing it memtest which it freezes it cause the laptop black screen ?  Or it really has bad mobo to begin with?  I been trying to contact the lady and she never response back.  Any other test to make sure it?s a mobo problem before I toss it away? I spent $100 for it.... 

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I have recently purchased a 6th gen x1 carbon. It is the model with a 512gb ssd and 16gb of ram. I am planning a setup for my dorm room that definitely could use some work. There are a lot of peripherals going into this so bear with me. My main question through explaining this is if there is a way to streamline the setup and make it more cost efficient.  I am planning to major buys with this setup, the thinkpad ultradock and an Egpu. Regarding the Egpu, it will be a GTX 1070 mounted in a Razor Core V1. My question is I feel like having both the dock and core is unnecessary. I ideally would like to come into my room and put my X1 straight into the dock, which will be closed and probably upright next to the Egpu. Where I see the problem is that I could just as easily do the setup without the dock and instead plug the Egpu into the TB3 port every time I get home, and simply have the peripherals connected to the Egpu housing. One of the pieces that is making me question the setup is I also intend to have an external SSD that will stay in my room with the Egpu and will store my video games to save space on the internal drive for classes and regular programs. I have been told that the SSD and Egpu cannot share the same port as there would not be enough bandwidth to support the two for how I intend to use it, mostly gaming. So here are a couple questions I would like answered. 1. Should I even bother with the Ultra Dock if I am getting the EGPU2. What would be th... Read more

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Hello everyone   After installing Intel Management Engine Firmware Chipset appeared Windows 10 Blue screen of death with QR codes and began to countdown and reset Then a black screen, failed rescue sequence, pin hole, etc. The battery is charging because it blinks and illuminates the keyboard and nothing happens after that Thank you for the ideas Best Regards

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Just bought an X1C 6th gen. This is a very expensive laptop - over $1000. I expected half decent speakers, but they were the worst out of all the laptops I've ever had. The sound is tinny and weak. Bass is terrible. I don't even listen to music, but watching a presentation video, the speakers' voice sound very poor. This is a subjective opinion. I've compared the X1C side-by-side on the same YouTube video with the following laptops, with two colleagues next to me. We all agreed that the X1 Carbon has the worst speakers: Google PixelbookDell E7450Dell XPS 13ASUS Zenbook This isn't just our opinion either. Do a Google search for "X1C speakers"..."the X1 Carbon's tinny speakers are its biggest flaw" - LaptopMag"disappointing speakers" - ZDNet"worried about all the bad reviews about built in speakers" - Reddit"It's crazy that they offer an HDR display but bad audio quality" - Reddit"The Yoga, a lot cheaper, sounds a lot better" - YouTube comparisonI could go on an on. Lenovo has the tech for better speakers, in the cheaper Yoga. Why not use that in the X1C?

A:X1 Carbon 6th gen has terrible speakers. What is Lenovo doing about this?

They listened to the reviews, because the press release for the 2019 X1 Carbon 7th gen states "A Dolby Atmos? Speaker System featuring two top-firing tweeters and two down-firing woofers deliver a more realistic and immersive sound worthy of a premium laptop." Better late than never. 

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Dear Lenovo Community, I just got my X1 2 weeks ago and wanted to add the Linux OS as an additinal OS on the X1.Now Windows is not booting anymore and I even have a hard time to get an bootable USB stick running.Can I access the build in Windows backup somehow?Linux OS is running smoothly ThanxGlyx

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