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Windows 10 on P52s

Q: Windows 10 on P52s

Hi all, I'm trying to install Windows 10 on a P52s ( MTM: 20LCS0W70H ) but installation is unable to find the NVmE disk .Because it's a laptop provided from my company it was previously installed with corporate version of W10 and disk was completely wiped before doing it, so partition recovery was deleted. I got a licensed version of Windows 10 from my company ( different than the one used for all the laptop ) and this is not able to recognize the disk where to install Windows.I've tried to download RST drivers from Lenovo but they're not working and Samsung drivers for this disk are not available on support page. Someone knows which drivers I need to recognize the disk and where I can find Them ? Thanks

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Preferred Solution: Windows 10 on P52s

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.)

A: Windows 10 on P52s

You shouldn't need drivers. Is the disk seen in the boot options in the BIOS?

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Hi all, I'm trying to install Windows 10 on a P52s ( MTM: 20LCS0W70H ) but installation is unable to find the NVmE disk .Because it's a laptop provided from my company it was previously installed with corporate version of W10 and disk was completely wiped before doing it, so partition recovery was deleted. I got a licensed version of Windows 10 from my company ( different than the one used for all the laptop ) and this is not able to recognize the disk where to install Windows.I've tried to download RST drivers from Lenovo but they're not working and Samsung drivers for this disk are not available on support page. Someone knows which drivers I need to recognize the disk and where I can find Them ? Thanks

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Yesterday morning after waking my ThinkPad P52s (Windows 10 x64) from sleep the following happened:As usual after waking my laptop after having connected to the power adaptor from home, my keyboard, mouse and external display connected to thunderbolt were not waking up. Usually a simple reboot is enough to get the devices back on line, but since I have been trying to solve this issue for a long time, I checked if some system updates were available using lenovo system update tool. My company IT had also pushed some windows updates so I did both sets of updates.Right after the ensuing reboot, the "A Thunderbolt controller has experienced a problem and cannot connect to devices or other computers until new firmware is installed" dialog box popped up twice. I keep getting this each time I reboot, or whenever I fiddle with the thunderbolt drivers.Thunderbolt docking connected through the thunderbolt port stopped working properly (peripherals connected to the dock stopped being visible). I was able to use the docking just fine the previous day. I've done the following:Tried uninstalling reinstalling the thunderbolt software corresponding to my model (P52S). When I uninstall, the software gets reinstalled immediately, unless I disable internet access. The moment I install the newest software, I am getting the message again.Tried updating the thunderbolt firmware. When I do, I get an message saying that the update cannot be completed because the controller is in safe mode. Tried... Read more

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I recently bought a P52s with a 500gb HDD. Is there any way to have an HDD and SSD in the p52s?

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Hello,  I have a P52s, and just received my dock today, which is the 40AJ0135US, and I'm having some difficulty with the setup. The dock has power, provided by the included 135W psu, the laptop is charging from the dock, I am not getting any video from the vga port, and the usb ports are not working. I've installed the drivers listed on the product page for the dock, and have had no change. Any assistance would be much appreciated.

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I've had my computer for 5 months. I remember it always running hot, but I'm not sure this hot.  I run solidworks 90% of the time the laptop is open. Nothing major was running, an assembly file with maybe 20 parts underneath it. Disabled thunderbolt, that had no effect. any other ideas? my fingertips are literally burning. 

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1)How many PCIe channels does the m.2 slot support?2)If bought with the HDD SATA can you upgrade to NVME PCIe 3.0 SSD using the hard drive bracket? (and ensure connection via PCIe)3)Can you boot off of the m.2 2242 slot (used for WWAN)?(used by the optional intel optane memory)4)How many PCIe channels does the thunderbolt 3 slot support?

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I love my P52, even if it throttles the CPU a little too easy. 
 
What I don't love is that is won't receive any charge with a 90W adapter or USB-C unless it's hibernated or turned off (and not always then either). 
Previous models would give a message that it's not sufficient and use some battery to compensate, but now I have to drag a huge 170W adapter to meeting rooms at work, which are prewired with 90W which should give me more than enough hours on 90W plus battery to last all day. 
 
Is there a good reason to not support these ways to charge?

A:P52s Charging

Hello sveintore! Welcome to Community Forums.
 
What is the wattage of the AC adapter that came with your machine? Based on the product specifications, the machine's AC adapter is 170W slim tip AC adapter and USB-C doesn't support power delivery. You may refer to the specs here https://psref.lenovo.com/syspool/Sys/PDF/ThinkPad/ThinkPad%20P52/ThinkPad_P52_Platform_Specification....





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What are the USB ports on a Lenovo P52s ? I can see the two USB 3.0 ports (on the right of the laptop) On the left, starting from the the back you have the power input,  then the Thunderbolt 3 port and then . . .   the USB-C port  ?  or is it ? What cable type do you use with this port ?  Thanks

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Can anyone advise if its possible to change the LCD in the P52s from FHD to UHD version?

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Hello, I want to buy a Lenovo P52s (incl. is a 512GB SSD, System 20LB000KGE). Is it possible to attach a 2nd SSD ?If yes, could some one tell me how to do ?I´m planning a 2TB SSD. Type and Manufacturer are in the moment free. Would be nice to get an information.Thanks in advance YoursSWATKRIS  

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I recently bought a P52s and saw that you can put an M.2 SSD in the WWAN slot. Does the M.2 have to be a Sata or a NVME, and will it actually be able to boot Windows from the SSD?

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Got my new P52s about 20 days ago. I was very excited at that time. Now,  I am very disappointed about my unit ( 32G RAM/ 1T SSD/ 4K screen & all features ): it is very noisy.  I have updated all softwares and firmware.  My T470s ( one year old ) is very quiet.  I thought T580 should be good too ( P52s is same as T580 ).  Since it is noisy, I haven't really use it yet.  Is it normal for this model ? Or, my unit is not good. Please give me suggestion. I believe that I have one week to make my decision: keep it, replace  it or chage to another model ( which 15 inch one is good ?).  

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I just got the P52s recently with 8gb Ram installed. I ordered Lenovo 8GB DDR4 2400MHz SoDIMM Memory to help with some Solidworks modeling. I tried to install the RAM and my laptop will power on but screen stays black. Any help or suggestions? 

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Hey guys,does someone knows if there is compatibility list for memory from lenovo for the p52s? I couldnt find any infos on the website.Thank you 

A:memory compatiblity p52s

The safest is to buy Lenovo-branded or memory with Lenovo FRU.  After that, just avoid sticks with the word "value" in the name.

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Does the Lenovo ThinkPad p52S support screen resolutions above 4k over Thunderbolt 3 such as the LG 34WK95U (5.120x2.160)? At least I didn't manage so far on Windows 10.

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I have a ThinkPad P52s and I want to hook up 2 external displays and close the laptop lid.  Is there information some where on how to do that?  When I hook up 2 displays via the HDMI it sees them as 1. thanksWords

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I tried to update my thunderbolt software and as a result, anytime i plug my charger into the USB-C Connector - the one closest to the rear of the machine, the screen wil cycle on and off indefinitely. It will work normally in thunderbolt 3 connector, the one closer to the front of the machine. https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/us/en/products/LAPTOPS-AND-NETBOOKS/THINKPAD-P-SERIES-LAPTOPS/THINKPAD-... https://download.lenovo.com/pccbbs/mobiles/n27ti03w.txt

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Any common and working configuration for this case ? Notebook self has 4K LCD, and want to connect 2 external 4K monitors more. 1./ dock and 2 external 4K monitors = not working (?)2./ dock and 1 external 4K monitor + adapter and 1 external 4K monitor = probably working (?)3./ two adapters each with 1 external 4K monitor = working (?) Or another solution ? Thank You.

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The P52s has a small M.2 2242 port.  I wasted money on Intel optane to be placed in this port and want to change this for an NVME drive. From what I have read this slot will not work with Sata SSD's, you have to use a 2242 NVME SSD. So far I can only find 512gb NVME drives in the 2242 form factor. Is this the largest option? Also, please correct me if I am wrong but I have read that you can only use NVME PCI based SSD's on this port, If I can in fact use a sata ssd in the 2242 form factor, that would be great. I just want to add a 1TB drive.

A:M.2 2242 port on P52s

NVMe only.  SATA does not work.  Sorry.

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I received my P52s 10 days ago and ever since I'm getting crackling/static noise when listening to music or watchin YouTube using wired headphones. This is annoying and VERY disturbing to the hears! I googled and found that it may be 3 pin cables or audio drivers. Mine is 2 pin, I tried it directly to the wall and via a surge protector, nothing changed. I removed RealTek and install MS's drivers, same problem. Played around with Dolby, same problem. I need a solution, this is unacceptable.PS: this is a replacement laptop + charger, had same problem.Thanks.

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So for the last few days, the CPU has been stuck on 1.99 GHz no matter what. It usually boosts up to 3.8 GHz when I am doing nothing. Now, no matter the workload, it is on 1.99 GHz. What can I do to fix it? It is noticeably slower during tasks it used to breeze through.I have already checked that windows is set to maximum performance, and Lenovo vantage is also set to performance. It is essentially giving me the performance I would get on the battery while I'm plugged into AC. 













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A:Lenovo P52s CPU not boosting

I solved it. Did a BIOS Update and various Intel and lenovo power management updates and now it is back to normal

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Have just bought a ThinkPad P52s Have setup a multiboot with Windows 10 (64-bit), Windows 7 (64-bit)  and  Windows 7 (32-bit) and have 3 issues: (3 of 3 ) : Code 12 (This device cannot find enough free resources that it can use) One of the key purposes of getting this Laptop was to use Thunderbolt 3 to connect an express card adapter to enable a firewire cardbus and a SCSI cardbus to the laptop to enable us the repair/maintain some legacy scanners.  These scanners are 32/16 bit devices and will generally only work with 32-bit OS. A firewire adapter connected directly to the  thunderbolt works OK in both Windows 64-bit and 32-bit. but . . both the expresscards (firewire and scsi) fail to connect with code 12 errors. Can you please help me resolve this Thanks

A:P52s Code 12 on device

Hi eurostar1!
 
Welcome to the community forums.
 
Just to verify, when you connect the expresscards, is the drivers showing up in device manager? If yes, does it show working correctly? 
 
For basic troubleshooting for the error you are getting. Check this linl: https://windowsreport.com/device-cant-find-enough-free-resources-error-code-12/?CID=ww:lenovosocial:...
 
 
Regards,
Matt_lenovo

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Have just bought a ThinkPad P52s Have setup a multiboot with Windows 10 (64-bit), Windows 7 (64-bit)  and  Windows 7 (32-bit) and have 3 issues: (2 of 3 ): Usable Memory on Windows 7 (32-bit) is  1.4 GBytes The  Laptop has 16 GBytes Ram and the usable Memory on Windows 10 and Windows 7 (64-bit) is about 15 Gbytes. However on the Windows 7 (32-bit) this is 1.5 Gbytes. (I know that 32-bit system can only address upto 4 Gbytes)The system has reserved about 14 GBytes.  What can I do to increase the usable memory by a GByte or so. Thanks

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Have just bought a ThinkPad P52s Have setup a multiboot with Windows 10 (64-bit), Windows 7 (64-bit)  and  Windows 7 (32-bit) and have 3 issues: (1 of 3 )  STM7304 driver for windows 7 (64 & 32 bit) This is the only driver I cannot find  ACPI\STM7304 can any please tell me where I might find it. Thanks  

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Have just bought a ThinkPad P52s Have setup a multiboot with Windows 10 (64-bit), Windows 7 (64-bit)  and  Windows 7 (32-bit) and have 3 issues: (1 of 3 )  STM7304 driver for windows 7 (64 & 32 bit) This is the only driver I cannot find  ACPI\STM7304 can any please tell me where I might find it. Thanks  

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Have just bought a ThinkPad P52s Have setup a multiboot with Windows 10 (64-bit), Windows 7 (64-bit)  and  Windows 7 (32-bit) and have 3 issues: (3 of 3 ) : Code 12 (This device cannot find enough free resources that it can use) One of the key purposes of getting this Laptop was to use Thunderbolt 3 to connect an express card adapter to enable a firewire cardbus and a SCSI cardbus to the laptop to enable us the repair/maintain some legacy scanners.  These scanners are 32/16 bit devices and will generally only work with 32-bit OS. A firewire adapter connected directly to the  thunderbolt works OK in both Windows 64-bit and 32-bit. but . . both the expresscards (firewire and scsi) fail to connect with code 12 errors. Can you please help me resolve this Thanks

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I have a brand new P52S and i cannot get my new dell P2719HC monitor to recognize the USB-C port. The Dell supports USB-C. I am on windows 10.

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I bought P52s 1080p fhd lcd model 2018 but now I want to upgrade it to 4K UHD lcd screen. Can I upgrade it? If it is possible, how can I do it for?Do I buy the parts from Lenovo or do I ask the upgrade service support to Lenovo? Thank you.

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Afer updating to 1903 my laptop will freeze at the login screen on first boot, then upon restart will either boot up or freeze at a blank screen. upon 2nd restart will always boot up. I have updated all drivers and bios, disabled fast boot, updated nvidia drivers manually as well. I have restored windows using a windows media creator image as well as lenovos update 1903 restore usb.

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Hi! I would like to buy P52s or T580 with a dedicated GPU and I'm wondering if these products are worth buying. I have read some complaints about the heat, fan and power management issues. I had an E540 and it had power management issues. It's in the trash now, Lenovo just gave up on this model and I lost my money. Are these new products any better? Would you go with P51s instead of P52s?

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Hello, I have a P52s with a Thunderbolt 3 Gen 2 Dock (40AN0135US). I have 3 monitors, 1 is using HDMI while the other is using the Display port. I can't figure out how to get all 3 to work without one of them being in the resolution of 640x480. I am not using the HDMI port that is shared with the one display port. I can run 2 monitors at 1920x1080 along with my laptop display. but when I Close my laptop display and try to use 3 monitors, 2 are at 1920x1080 while the 3rd is at 640x480. My goal is to have all 3 monitors at 1920x1080 with my laptop screen closed.  Please Help. Thanks, John

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Afer updating to 1903 my laptop will freeze at the login screen on first boot, then upon restart will either boot up or freeze at a blank screen. upon 2nd restart will always boot up. I have updated all drivers and bios, disabled fast boot, updated nvidia drivers manually as well. I have restored windows using a windows media creator image as well as lenovos update 1903 restore usb.

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I mistakenly assumed that a usb-c port would suffice as a 4 way usb 3.0 connection at thunderbolt 3 bandwidth on my p52s. I now realize the usb hub I bought supports only 5gbps.  Is there a specific thunderbolt 3 hub that can let me utilize 4 usb 3.0 ports at full bandwidth when paired with the Lenovo P52s? I have seen the lenovo workstation hub which has alot more features than I need, does this device require a power source to operate at full bandwidth or can I use it standalone powered only by the laptop? https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/solutions/acc100356

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Hi, I know that the "charge USB C port" on the left side can be used for data as well. But my question is, can the Lenovo computer handle both data and PD charging from the same port at the same time?   

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I bought a ThinkPad P52s (20LB001BUS) 2 months ago and a few weeks ago decided to get a pen to do some simple work on my laptop... Lenovo sales person first suggested I can use Active Pen 2 with my laptop and I bought it from Lenovo Website. Eventhough it did connected to my laptop, didn't work at all. Lenovo technical support connected to my laptop and tried to figured it out but no hope so I returned it.  I contacted Lenovo customer service again and asked if there is another pen that is truly compatible with my machine and he suggested ThinkPad Pen Pro. Of course this one also failed to do the job with my machine.  Long story short, after a few long conversations with Lenovo sales people (including technical support), I understand Lenovo team cannot tell me whether this machine is compatible with a pen (either Lenovo or any other brand) or not. That must be a very not-funny joke and reality...  So I am hoping to hear someone's experience with P52s touchscreen and a pen (active or stylus whichever). It doesn't have to be Lenovo as long as it works with P52s.  CheersG

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Hello, I just received my P52s laptop (core i7 8th, 32GB RAM, 1T SSD, Windows 10 pro), everything is working fine. However, It doesn't detect any headphone whatever I do (no popup detection, no sound .. nothing at all). I tried all possible online suggestions as follows:  1. Tried several headphones.2. Re-Installed the drivers (clean uninstall)3. changed many options within the Realtek manager Any suggestions?!!!!

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I own my P52s since 6 month and by now already 2 SSDs broke with the same symptoms: First the SSD randomly turns off and only turns on after a reboot again and after a week or so the SSD cannot be recognized by UEFI anymore and the Laptop becomes unbootable. When Lenovo sent me the first replacement SSD things were working flawlessly for ca 2 months until it broke as well. I described the problem to Lenovo in detail and they were very quick to send a second replacement SSD, which I appreciate of course. However, they did not react to my concerns that 2 SSDs breaking in such a short time period my indicate that some other laptop component might be flawed. Did anybody experience any similiar issues? Does someone have any idea to what extent other laptop components could cause such a behaviour? E.g. too high voltage in the power supply? Other components heating up too much (though I did let the P52s do too much heavy work and the SSD seems to be places rather far away from GPU and CPU)? ... ? For completeness: The SSD is a Samsung PM-981 with 1GB.

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Hi, I know that the "charge USB C port" on the left side can be used for data as well. But my question is, can the Lenovo computer handle both data and PD charging from the same port at the same time?   

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Hi all, Anybody has luck connecting a P52s with dual 4K DP monitors @ 60Hz? I am looking for an adapter for such a setup. Appreciate any inputs. Thanks!

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I have a SIM inserted under the battery in the correct slot, but I see no options in windows 10 64 pro to activate or manipulate mobile settings.  What am i missing here?

A:SIM card in P52S and mobile connectivity

When I was configuring it, I was certain the way I configured it that the WWAN would be ready to go:Part No: 20LBCTO1WWConfiguration Details? 8th Generation IntelŽ Core? i7-8550U Processor (1.80GHz, up to 4.0GHz with Turbo Boost, 8MB Cache)? Windows 10 Pro 64? Windows 10 Pro 64 English? 15.6" 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) IPS anti-glare? 12 GB DDR4 (4 + 8) 2400MHz? NVIDIA Quadro P500 2GB GDDR5? 720p HD Camera with ThinkShutter and microphone? Backlit Keyboard with Number Pad - US English? Fingerprint Reader? FPR NoNFC? Hardware dTPM? Hardware dTPM2.0 Enabled? 256 GB Solid State Drive, PCIe-NVMe OPAL2.0 M.2? Smart Card Reader? 4 cell Li-Ion 32Wh? 6 cell Li-Ion 72Wh Cylindrical? 65W AC Adapter (2pin) - USB Type C? Intel Dual Band 8265 Wireless AC (2 x 2) & Bluetooth 4.1 with vPro? WWAN? Mobile Broadband upgradeable? 15.6" UHD,IPS, non-Touch, 2D-Camera, Mic, WLAN, WWAN? Intel UHD Graphics 620

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