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Installing a second SSD on The ThinkPad X1 Extreme

Q: Installing a second SSD on The ThinkPad X1 Extreme

A greeting to the community.Can someone tell me if the Samsung 970 Pro m.2 PCIe NVMe 1 Tb SSD to be installed on the second slot is compatible with X1 Extreme?I ask because a Samsung P951 SSD caused a blue screen and did not start the PCThank you all

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A: Installing a second SSD on The ThinkPad X1 Extreme

docet,I assume the BSOD issue could be caused by RAID settings. In this case both drives must be the same type and have the same capacity.

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Just a quick question I have looked at the specs of the new X1 Extreme Would like to know if it is fitted with a WWAN 4G LTE card? X1 carbon has always been a business laptop , and if the X1 Xxtreme doe not have the WWAN facility it kinda defeats the purpose of a versilte extreme on  the go  business laptop.? Any idea>  

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I think this is a simple question but no amount of research I have done in the forums has provided a clear explanation....is the Active Pen 2 just the next generation of the Thinkpad Pen Pro or is something else going on here. Trying to figure out which pen to spec with a couple of X1 Extreme's and I just want to confirm that the Active Pen 2 would be the latest and greatest??

A:X1 Extreme - Thinkpad Pen Pro vs Active Pen 2

Think I might have found my answer in a somewhat obscure Lenovo Pen document: https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/solutions/ht500011 D. ThinkPad Pen Pro  (also known as Active Pen)An active penRequires one AAAA batteryThe largest size pen availableAlways housed externally of the systemCan be stored with an external holder accessory that attaches to the USB portMouse-click input

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Hi all, It has been about a month since I received the new X1 Extreme, and it has been quite good so far, but today, for some unknown reason, I've run into some apparent battery issues. I charged my computer overnight yesterday, and when I tried using it in class today, it wouldn't start. The red light on the ThinkPad logo wasn't flashing at all, so something was off. I tried turning it on many times, but nothing happened.  When I came home, I plugged it in and it allowed me to turn it on, but it was stuck at 46% charge and wouldn't move (even after an hour - a period of time sufficient to charge the computer up to 80%). Then, as I was writing this post, a loud 2 bell ringing sound came on and the computer shut down. When I started it up again (connected to the AC adapter), the Lenovo Vantage battery icon displayed an "X" and the Windows battery appeared empty. I made sure to back up everything and updated BIOS and other drivers just in case, but nothing seemed to work. If I disconnect the AC adapter, the computer immediately dies. Like this, the computer is no longer useful to me since I need it on the go.  I'll contact Lenovo support once my schedule frees up a bit, but if this has happened before and you've found a solution, I'd like to get this back to normal as soon as possible. Thanks,  Reilly 

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I would like to know if it is possible to configure the t520 or get to know the most extreme off all possible. I would also like to know if this configuration works:Processor: Intel Core i7-2960XM Extreme Edition 2.7GHz Quad-Core - is it works,on t520,maybe there are some power                                                    problems,alternatively,please give  the name of,highest version,of i7 which will work on it.Ram:           Is 16 gb of the frame, it is possible, if yes, please give the name and type of producer - it's very important to me...Hdd:           I would like,also,put a 1tb disk, the specification gives max.500 gb - why there is no 1tb,specified ?                                                                                                                                                                                  ... Read more

A:ThinkPad t520 Extreme Configuration

Welcome to the CommunityThe most powerfull CPU T520 supports is i7-2820QM (2.30GHz). RAM: do you mean 16 GB per module? No, BIOS doesn't support that.HDD: the specification is outdated. 1TB drive should work.

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Just got a new x1 extreme, with a new usb-c dock and a thinkvision 4k screen. Also got a new keyboard and mouse from Lenovo. The performance is extremely sluggish out of the box. Just opening browsers you can litteraly see the linces get drawn up on screen, very slow responce. I tried installing new drivers on the dock, and firmware. Also installed nvidia experience and updated the driver there, ran all windows updates too. Still same very bad performance. The keyboard and mouse was so bad im just going to trow it away.. Other than that the x1 looks extremely good, and feels really premium, the thinkvision screen looks awesome as well. i guess im going tro try and install a few games next, too see if it is the gfx card making the problems. I did not try updating the intel gfx card, but i guess windows update should do this? anyone got any ideas? best regardsMolteberg

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Hi, I purchased the X1 Carbon Yoga approximately 6 months ago and i must say I'm highly disappointed. For a flagship laptop the battery life is appalling, with my device struggling to get 4 hours with a moderate load of browsing and office productivity and at 60% brightness well shy of the 10+ hours promised and well under any reasonable measure for an ultrabook. Ive once had the battery replaced as the device originally struggled to even give me 2 hours under battery and when i apply a light pressure to the keyboard "rest" it makes a lovely grinding noise.. On paper this is a fantatsic device OLED monitor, 360 degree screen but living with it is terrible. The fingerprint scanner often doesnt pick up my finger and requires some time to figure it out and the carbon fibre gets so DIRTY. Its near impossible to keep it clean without the oils from your fingers staining it.  I'm at a loss what to do as i believe this device just cant be improved or fixed. It's just terrible at a price point of over $3,000. akooch

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Hi,Does anyone know if the X1 Extreme with 4k display is already equipped with the "ThinkPad Privacy Guard" ? See here:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Anv_XXgOVLw This is a really nice feature ... hope this is already available. Thanks a lot for your feedbackDidier

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So I have a T420 I5-2520M no dgpu, and its fan sometimes work and sometimes doesn't, what I mean is when I try booting it and if the fan didnt spin, it wont spin at all as in 0rpm, even at maximum load it wont spin, even manually at TPFANCONTROLL it wont spin, so I have to trial and error on boot until it spins, on and off until it boot while the fan spins, My hypothesis is the power? or the battery it self?? cause it saying that I should consider replacing the battery, also because when Im using SSD, the fan works fine, but when I use hdd the problem happens, #2 temps, temps are always above 60C even idle and above 90C at load, 93-97, I already repasted cleaned the fan, I don't know what else I need to do, but it doesn't shutdown, when staying at like 90+ C, like when I play games it stays at 96-98C but it doesnt shutdown or anything fail because of overheating, is this normal, I know its not but is it? sometimes it even reachezs 100CAANOTHER THING: Should the fan pull air from outside or push the air from inside, cause when I try to put my hand on the exhayst there\es little to no air coming out, even at max rpm.

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Hi all, I have been spec'ing up a new laptop and trying to compare the new X1 Extreme with the new P1.Here are the two specs : X1 Extreme1.8 kg361.8 mm x 245.7 mm x 18.7 mm Processor : Intel Core i7-8850H Processor (9MB Cache, up to 4.30 GHz)Operating System : Windows 10 Pro 64Operating System Language : Windows 10 Pro 64 WE (EN/FR/DE/NL/IT)Display : 15.6" 4K UHD Touch (3840 x 2160) IPS, 400nits, 100% Adobe color gamut, 10-bitMemory : 64GB(32+32) DDR4 2666MHz SODIMMGraphic Card : NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050Ti 4GB GDDR5Camera : IR & 720p HD Camera with Microphone - no ThinkShutterKeyboard : ThinkPad Precision Backlit Keyboard Black English UK with Fingerprint ReaderFingerprint Reader : Fingerprint ReaderSecurity Chip : Hardware dTPMFirst Hard Drive : 512GB Solid State Drive NVMe M.2 2280, OpalHDD Total Capacity : 512GBSystem Expansion Slots : Smart Card ReaderBattery : 4 Cell Li-Cyllinder Internal Battery, 80WhPower Cord : 135W AC Adapter (3pin) - Black - UKWireless : Intel Wireless-AC 9560 2x2 AC, Bluetooth Version 5.0 vProEthernet Dongle : RJ45 Extension ConnectorvPro Certified Model : vPro CertifiedLanguage Pack : Publication - WE (FR/GE/IT/DU/EN)Warranty : Thinkpad 3 Year On-site UK Price : 3,216.79 P11.7 kg361.8 x 245.7 x 18.4 mm Processor : Intel Xeon E-2176M Processor (12MB Cache, up to 4.40 GHz)Operating System : Windows 10 Pro for Workstations 64Operating System Language : Windows 10 Pro for Workstations 64 WE (EN FR GR IT NL)Display : 15.6"... Read more

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Hi, I am considering to use this dock with X1 Extreme 4K. 1. What is the length of the cable that connects the laptop to the dock?2. Does the dock support rapid charge (80% charge in an hour) of the X1E?3. Is it fully compatible with Linux?

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Hey, got my X1 Extreme the last days and running it with the pre-installed Win 10 Pro and on another partition Linux Mint 19.On Win 10 Pro everything is ok. On Linux Mint i have some problems/questions: Question:I charged the battery to 100%, but Linux only shows about 3 hours remaining time in the system tray. Info: Linux only used the onboard intel graphic chip  Thanks ...

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I have update the x1e new bios V1.12, everything seems normal, but when i try to secrue erase ths main nvme ssd to reinstall win10, i used ThinkPad Drive Erase Utility , but i says the device is not supportted, while the BIOS v1.10 is ok. i rollback to v1.10 it`s ok. Maybe lenovo must update the ThinkPad Drive Erase Utility.  

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When I install windows 10, it works just fine. But installing amd graphics driver makes my pc extremely slow. Even the cursor takes 10-20 seconds to react to mouse movement. I have tried the driver available in hp drivers and softwares page as well as the latest compatible driver from AMD website. I faced this problem in a previous build of windows 10 and after the anniversary update its still doesn't work. I have tried clean install of windows 10 along with the driver. But nothing seems to work. What else am I missing? any help will be appreciated. Thanks in advance.

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currently im using a SiS graphic card. but i want to use an intel extreme 2 graphic card, but it wont let me install and it always says something about INF files when i try to install or corrupt / missing files..
SiS lags my games and i think its worse than intel
But i read on the INTEL site that the intel drivers wouldnt install if there was a PCI (?) on my computer. i have no idea what this is but can someone tell me how to uninstall it?
i just got my pc fixed from a local shop too.. pics below
if anyone can help me id appreciate it!!!btw i am on Windows xp PRO



 

A:need help on installing intel extreme graphics card

Intel Extreme Graphics aren't a graphics card- but instead integrated graphics chipsets. This means your system must already have integrated Intel graphics on the motherboard. As you've stated, you already have SiS integrated.. so which one does your mainboard have? You can't just install the Intel drivers and have it "change" the integrated graphics chip your system has. You'll get the INF error if you try to install Intel Extreme Graphics on a system without this chipset on it.

If you can provide your system stats, this would be helpful for providing advice on what you need to do. Neither SiS nor Intel integrated graphics are very good or supported for many 3D games, so it's highly recommended you consider upgrading to a new videocard and disabling the on-board/integrated graphics entirely.
 

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I recently got a thinkpad p51 that has nvme and sata drives. Issue is that windows 7 does not see either type of drive. I found nvme drivers that seemed to work and make the nvme drive even show in explorer in the browse for drivers window but then the windows installer would say i am missing a required cd/dvd device driver. At this point i think it may be that i need usb 3 drivers also. And all support staff say the p51 supports windows 7. Of course they expect you to figure out driver preloading etc on your own. Anyone have ideas?  

A:Installing Windows 7 on the thinkpad P51

Hello,
From looking at this mesage thread from a few months ago, I thought the ThinkPad P51 might be too new to run Windows 7.  Looking at the P51 (Type 20HH, 20HJ) Laptop (ThinkPad) Drivers & Software page does show a handful of drivres and software, but no USB 3.0 drivers.
 
Perhaps trying the USB 3.0 device drivers from a different recent ThinkPad model would work?  The ThinkPad X270 has a USB 3.0 XHCI Driver for Windows 7 download page that might work.
 
Regards,
 
Aryeh Goretsky
 

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Hi, I just got a Thinkpad P51, it came with a 256 GB M.2 PCIe NVMe SSd and I had to possibility to get a second one at half price so I got the  512GB M.2 PCIe NVMe .I'm a novice when it comes to upgrading a laptop, I watched videos on You Tube so I know how to install it but I have no idea how to format it so it will act as a data storage, while keeping the original one for the OS,I've looked at others posts and especially the ones about RAID, I'm not sure I really understant it, but from what I've seenit won't work with my configuration because the two SSD are differents. So is there something I should do? is RAID on by default or is it an option and I don't have anything to do?So far I haven't turn on the laptop yet, I want to be sure that I'm not going to mess anything,it comes with windows 10 home and I want to upgrade to 10 pro. It's the first time I will be using windows 10 so I'm not familliar with it. Thank you for your help,

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Hello, I recently ordered a 2.5" SSHD (https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822179110) and got my Thinkpad storage kit with the caddy to place the HDD in. Before this, I only had a stock 256 GB SSD that came with my P50 when I bought it (about a year ago). I decided it was time to add an internal HDD. So, here I am popping open my P50, fitting my HDD with the caddy and SATA cable, and I plug it in. (NOTE: My first time doing this, I accidentaly left the battery in my laptop. Not sure if this may contribute to the issue). Anways, after I get my HDD in and plugged in, I close the laptop back up and go to boot. Now here is the issue. When I power on my laptop, the Lenovo splash pops up with the subtitle underneath saying to press Enter to interupt startup. However, my screen goes back to black and the power light turns off for a second. The power light turns back on, the Lenovo splash pops up, then turns back off. When I press Enter to try and get into the BIOS, the little beep sounds off, but nothing happens. It just keeps repeating the process. I decided to open my laptop back up, take out the new HDD (I took the battery out this time prior), close my laptop back up and reboot. This time, my laptop works fine. It boots up and lets me use my computer normal. I put the HDD back in and out multiple times, but the same issue occurs. When the HDD is out of my laptop, the laptop boots up and fine and works. I'm not sure if I am installing it correctly (The sto... Read more

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I have a Thinkpad T41 that does not want to boot. It gets past the initial bios message and then I just get a blinking cursor like it's waiting for a startup disk. Here's what I did:

It was running XP just fine when I thought I'd tinker with trying to get Mac OS X installed on it. Was able to boot into a Mac installer and run the installation, but could not get it to boot afterward. After much noodling with kexts, I decided to give up and just install Windows 7.

But it won't boot into the Win7 installer disk. I think the DVD drive may now be dead - it makes a clunking noise like it's trying to read the disk, but never spins up to full speed. Diagnostic tools in the bios say the drive is failing tests.

I tried imaging the Win7 installer DVD to a USB memory stick using a Mac. Won't boot from the memory stick. Tried using an app called "WinToFlash" on a PC to again put the Win7 installer on a USB key. No go. (Each time, I put USB as first in bios boot settings)

Tried removing the hard drive, and copying all files from a working Win XP box to the hard drive (I'd be fine with XP instead of Win7 - just want this laptop to work!) Still no go. Tried hooking a DVD drive to a USB adapter but it won't boot off the Win7 installer DVD that way. (The installer DVD works fine on a different computer's internal DVD drive).

To sum up:
DVD drive is probably dead, so I can't boot an installer disk that way.
Doesn't seem to want to boot from USB either... Read more

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I know this has been discussed in passing in another thread. I want to get the P70 eventually but the following bothers me. It's a little frustrating that for a five thousand dollar laptop there is no Blu Ray option - a laptop, I note, with a 4K (!) screen! Why does my seven year old W700 have a Blu Ray BURNER but the P70 is stuck in 2016 with twenty year old technology? I wouldn't mind so much if there were no optical drive. That at least would be a progressive decision, because of which more space could be devoted to the battery, or the thing could just be made less bulky. But no. There is an optical drive. It is taking a massive chunk of space but not delivering enough in return. So how do we install a blu ray drive? As I understand it, I can't just put my W700's drive in. So can we hack it somehow? 

A:ThinkPad P70 - installing blu ray drive possible?

It's probably possible, but everything would be an adaptation and you would have to remove the customizations for that drive (rails, bezel) and put them on the new one. Also, since the drive is secured by a screw rather than a latch, that would also have to be added or moved. There are a number of extenal BluRay drives from Samsung, etc that are USB attached (no power supply required) which could be used instead. I have an external r/w drive from Plextor that I've been using for 5 years now which sits on my desk. There were no compatibility issues attaching the drive to the P70 through the Workstation docking station, but I did have to purchase PowerDVD 15 to gain full functionality for playing certain discs.
 
The system is heavy enough that adding another 1/2 pound to my bag is hardly noticeable. However, perhaps Lenovo might offer an internal BluRay drive in the future if there is enough interest.

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Hi guys, I have bought the education edition of the X1 without Windows being preinstalled and now I am not capable of installing Windows 7 Pro 64bit. The only option to install Windows 7 is via USB stick, for which I have created a bootable version with the Windows Tool and with a legitimate Windows iso file. But after starting the installation process, the message pops up that necessary drivers are missing, which I cannot locate on the USB stick and which I have no idea to find in the internet. Neither the Lenovo handbook is useful for this first time installation of Windows. Since I am searching the web now for 3 hours without success I am getting quite frustrated. Does anyone know the solution? Thanks in advance!

A:Installing Windows 7 64 bit on ThinkPad Carbon X1 ...

Hello and welcome,
 
What is the exact message?  If it's asking for a CD driver that can mean several things.  Usually a bad download or bad media or bad transfer of image to media.
 
It may be that your USB ports are in USB 3.0 mode and the Windows installer doesn't have drivers for that.  I'm not personally familiar with the X1... if it has a USB 2.0 port, try that.  There may be  a BIOS option to put the ports into 2.0 mode or perhaps "auto" mode that might help.  Another option is to connect via a USB 2.0 hub.
 
Are you installing in UEFI or legacy mode?  In UEFI mode you'll need to enable CSM support in BIOS - which may be explicit or may be automatic when you select the "not OS optimized" boot mode before loadingt defaults.  (The missing driver message doesn't sound like missing CSM support).
 
Just a few WAGs,
Z.

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<p>I want to install a windows 8 1 on my laptop thinkpad t510, are there any major steps to doing that plus I'd be needing help on how to set the graphic card after installing. And lastly, is there anywhere i could getball the drivers? Thanks.</p>

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Encountered occasional BSOD, probably after installing new SSD (SanDisk Ultra Plus 128G) and complete fresh installation of W7 Pro on my Thinkpad T61. It just froze for few minutes, then blue screen and rebooted. It happened more often this week, once every day. Appreciate if anyone can help. Just wonder if it is due to other drivers or SSD.

Below please find the problem details :-

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7601.2.1.0.256.48
Locale ID: 2057

Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: 9087
BCP1: 0000000000000000
BCP2: 0000000000000000
BCP3: 0000000000000000
BCP4: 0000000000000000
OS Version: 6_1_7601
Service Pack: 1_0
Product: 256_1

Files that help describe the problem:
C:\Windows\Minidump\053014-30030-01.dmp
C:\Users\Danny\AppData\Local\Temp\WER-145985-0.sysdata.xml

A:Occassional BSOD after installing SSD on Thinkpad T61

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Hi; I need some help. I tried to install WINDOWS xp PRO on an IB A20M thinkpad P2 800 Mhz. Here is the screen I get when it says Starting Windows:

A PROBLEM HAS BEEN DETECTED AND WINDOWS HAS BEEN SHUTDOWN TO PREVENT DAMAGE TO YOUR COMPUTER.

PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA

IF THIS IS THE FIRST TIME YOU'VE SEEN THIS STOP ERROR SCREEN,
RESTART YOUR COMPUTER.

IF THIS SCREEN APPEARS AGAIN, FOLLOW THESE STEPS:

CHECK TO MAKE SURE ANY NEW HARDWARE OR SOFTWARE IS PROPERLY INSTALLED. IF THIS IS A NEW INSTALLATION, ASK YOUR HARDWARE OR SOFTWARE MANUFACTURER FOR ANY WINDOWS UPDATED YOU MIGHT NEED.
IF PROBLEMS CONTINUE, DISABLE OR REMOVE ANY NEWLY INSTALLED HARDWARE OR SOFTWARE. DISABLE BIOS MEMORY OPTION SUCH AS CACHING OR SHADOWING. IF YOU NEED TO USE SAFE MODE TO REMOVE OR DISABLE COMPONENTS, RESTART YOUR COMPUTER, PRESS F8 TO SELECT ADVANCED STARTUP OPTIONS, AND THEN SELECT SAFE MODE.

TECHNICAL INFORMATION:

*** STOP: 0x00000050 (0x81B15BBC, 0x00000001, 0x8082B5E5, 0x00000000)


Can anyone assist me?

Crockett
 

A:Installing Windows XP on a IBM thinkpad... Problems

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Since i think it is relevant in understanding the situation, i'll start of from the beginning. A few weeks ago i was thinking about how i could really use a laptop that i could bring around. So i looked for cheap ones on ebay and found one that seemed like a fine deal so i purchased it. Here is the description as it appeared on ebay:Brand: IBM Processor Type: --Type: -- Processor Speed: 750 MHzScreen Size: 14.1 inches Processor Configuration: Single CoreOperating System: Not Included Memory (RAM): 512 MBPrimary Drive: CD-ROM Hard Drive Capacity (GB): 12 GBThis auction is forIBM THINKPAD A21M 750MHz 512MB 12GB LAPTOP w/ ACcomes with750MHz processor512MB memory12GB HDDCD-ROM drive NO Operation SystemItem is in good conditionIt comes with original IBM Ac Adapter16V 3.36AAt the time i didn't think the lack of an OS would be any trouble at all since i have windows 2000 pro and windows xp home installation disks that i wasn't using.So the item arrived and i booted up, popped in the xp installation disk and was greeted by a "NTLDR is missing, press Ctrl + Alt + Del to restart" error message. So i tried restarting, changing the boot order in bios to boot from the disk, trying a different disk, making an ultimate boot disk and putting it in, tried to boot from a usb, and i just kept getting the same message. I tried removing the Hard drive but then it said in Red/White text "hard drive not installed" and it still wouldnt boot up from the winx... Read more

A:IBM Thinkpad a21m Trouble installing OS

<<...since i have windows 2000 pro and windows xp home installation disks that i wasn't using.>>What is the origin of this XP Home disk? Is it a Microsoft XP Home CD or is it a disk that came with a purchased system?I can't tell you what's wrong with this system...part of the risk of buying used...is the fact that there is a reason sellers want to sell.I don't know why people do this...but my advice is NOT to format a hard drive before attempting to install XP on it from a MS XP CD. My experience is that this may result in the XP CD's inability to do what it should do.<<NTLDR is missing, press Ctrl + Alt + Del to restart.>>That error message should never appear when trying to install an O/S to a bare drive from a MS XP CD. Since there are no files installed...it's logically impossible for a system file to be missing.From http://tinyempire.com/notes/ntldrismissing.htm:"When your computer starts, the BIOS attempts to find the primary hard drive's active partition to read the first sector for the MBR (Master Boot Record), it uses that info to load the rest of the OS. For Windows NT4/2k/XP the MBR is pointed to the NTLDR (New Technology Loader) and it takes it from there. If you get the "NTLDR is missing, press any key to restart" what's most likely going on is the BIOS either didn't look for the right drive, didn't find the right partition, it wasn't active, didn't find the MBR, or the MB... Read more

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Hi, I bought a Thinkpad T450s last June. I wiped out the windows installation and installed Ubuntu and encrypted the drive for work. Now I want to return this PC to its original installation, with Windows 8.1 I think. There is no F11 option available in the BIOS so I probably wiped that out when I installed Ubuntu. Any help would be greatly appreciated.  I would take this to a Lenovo shop somewhere to get sorted, if that is possible... Thanks,k-rock

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Hi, I need to put XP on my Thinkpad x240, which means I need to supply the sata drivers pre-install.Can somebody point me to the correct driver download on the Lenovo website? Thanks!

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I just finished installing Debian Linux (Jessie version 8.5) on my Thinkpad T450s and wanted to share my experience so it will benefit others.  Here are the specs for my machine:Thinkpad T450s (20BX001PUS)Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-5200U CPU @ 2.20GHzSamsung K4B8G1646B-MYK0 4GB DDR3 1.35V 1600MHz RAM(I added an additional Crucial 8GB RAM stick)Seagate ST500LM021-1KJ152 500GB 6GB/s 7mm SATA harddriveSanDisk U110 16GB M.2 SATA 22x42mm caching SSDInnolux N140FGE-EA2 TN 1600x900 matte screen(I upgraded this to a InnoLux N140HCE-EAA IPS 1920x1080 matte screen)Intel 7265 Wireless (WiFi and Bluetooth)Realtek RTS5227 PCI Express Card ReaderChicony webcamValidity Sensors VFS5011 fingerprint reader (ID: 138a:0017) The installation went smoothly except that the Intel 7265 Wireless card requires the proprietary firmware-iwlwifi driver, which can be installed from the Debian non-free repository. If you are like me and are using WiFi for your internet connection, then download the firmware-iwlwifi package for Jessie and place it on a USB memory stick. When the Installation Wizard  fails to activate the wireless device for internet access, an error message will appears and ask you if you have the driver. Stick the USB pendrive in the computer and install it. If you don't install it that way, then after finishing the install, you can install it from the Debian repos if you have an internet connection through an ethernet cable:suapt-get install firmware-iwlwifiIf you don't ... Read more

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I reset my laptop back to factory default (from windows 10 64 bit to windows 7 64 bit), and now my included trackpad and eraser head mouse are not working as well as the mouse buttons (right, left, and middle click), and when I click fn + f8 I get a popup saying that "ultranav driver is not installed" with no option other than "ok" I installed the ultranav drivers from https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/downloads/migr-67226 I get a successful installation notification, but I still do not have a functioning mouse. I reboot the laptop, do a full shutdown, and still no dice. Any ideas on how to fix it?

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When installing, the software install gets to 90% and then stops, telling me that it cannot complete.  That I must restart the computer and retry.  If it persists, to contact the computer vendor for support.  I have full access to the laptop.  I have shutdown and retried several times, and even attempted installing as administrator.  I am running Windows 10 on my L450.   Any ideas? Regards....

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Hello, I have a Lenovo Thinkpad T440p, it had a Windows 7 x64 installed on it when i bought it (second hand).Everything worked just fine, but i removed it and installed Ubuntu 16.04 64bits Version instead.It booted and installed the distro and it all went smoothly, and the next day, i powerd on the netbook and a black screen comes up with an error message that reads "read error". The computer cannot boot from the hard disk i think.I tried to install windows 7 64bits version from a DVD back on the hard drive, but when the partitioning screen comes up, i select the partition size, and an error message comes "error 0x80070057, [..] Windows Cannot format partition [...]".I searched for this error on Google, it seems this is related to hard disk issue. I thought maybe the hard disk had some damaged sectors and the OS could not properly configure the partition table.So, i booted from a Live Linux Image, to Try to check for hard disk problems, i went to SMART and Self-test Results and the disk is OK with 108 sectors Re-allocated (which is fine, the drive is aware of those sectors), used the command:dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sda status=progressto wipe out all the HDD contents, the operation was successful, with no error messages, i try again to install Windows 7, but the same problem occured.Again, i booted from a live Linux Image and used the command:badblocks  -wsvf -t 0x00 /dev/sdato wipe out all the HDD contents and replace with zeros, again with no error mesages, there a... Read more

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Hi all, I've been reading tonnes of threads here trying to solve my problems (which seem to keep getting worse) to no avail. I'm reaching out to anyone that can suggest some help before I end up bricking my yoga by accident or running it over on purpose. I'll give you a timeline of the events. The machine in question is a Lenovo Thinkpad Yoga 12.5" 20CD-0032USIntel Core i5 4200U 1.60GHz Processor4GB Ram128GB SSDWindows 8.1 64 Bit preloaded (recently upgraded to Windows 10) So the saga begun just a short two days ago. I had some spare time at home and decided to download and install my free upgrade to Windows 10. I backed up all of my important documents etc to OneDrive as I intended on performing a clean install. Said clean install went flawlessly with Windows 10 installing the first time with no issues or errors. Since I had performed a clean install, all my previous apps, including the stock Lenovo apps, had been deleted. I had anticipated this and only really desired to reinstall the app that automatically adjusts the screen orientation when folding the cover back. So in an effort to find this app and any Windows 10 related updates that may be available I went to support.lenovo.com and used the handy Lenovo Bridge app to automatically detect my hardware and suggest relevant updates. While combing through the suggested software I noticed a BIOS update that noted added support for Windows 10. How great, I thought, that Lenovo would have a BIOS update read... Read more

A:Thinkpad Yoga BIOS Update Problem after installing...

I'd try to re-update the BIOS using the same version, but from a flash drive instead of from within Windows. Maybe something went wrong with it (updater doesn't properly support Windows 10?).There's a few ways to put the bootable BIOS update ISO onto a flash drive, but there's a guide for one here:http://www.thinkwiki.org/wiki/BIOS_Upgrade#Booting_from_a_USB_Flash_drive

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So here is the situation.I've got this great piece of hardware bound to a cruddy OS that no sane person should ever trust (an OS that uninstalls your privately owned and paid for software from other companies during updates potentially costing licensing fees to acquire a replacement license or even damaging system viability if one of those software packages is a driver, without any advance notice).  Sane reasonable people should never accept that as business as usual or acceptable.  Thus Windows 10 is unacceptable. Options:Windows 7 Downgrade (legally valid per the Windows 10 Pro license agreement):Issues for Windows 7 Pro install:No MediaNo License to enter even if one had media (none provided even though Windows 7 Downgrade is a supported item for Windows 10)CPU Support requires a hack to remove the FAKE incompatibility check MSFT put into Windows Update and Windows 7 to disallow usage on newer CPUs.  There are guides on how to disable this manually and have Windows 7 with Windows Updates work so not a real issue.  -- Pretty sleazy move on MSFT's part to disable Windows Update for Windows 7 useers running new CPUs on valid legally licensed copies (per MSFT's own agreements) to force Windows 10 usage. Linux:Install issues for Linux:Which Linux brand and version to use?Will all the features be fully supported? Sadly I cannot even begin to work on any of this due to:https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-X-Series-Laptops/Recovery-media-downloa... Read more

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I have just received an old laptop from my sister, and had to put a new Hard drive in it as the old one had died. So all going good the Hard drive i could format, then start the installation of windows, until it then begins to state that there are files missing on the disc that it needs for installation. The disc is a legit copy of windows I have purchased and is in good condition with no scratches at all so there is no data missing. further more i installed windows 98 onto it and that was fine... The laptop is not so old as to it wont support XP as it is designed for xp and previously had xp on there.

the laptop is an IBM Thinkpad, Celeron M, i cant tell what hardware it exactly has at the moment apart from the hard drive I purchased which is a Samsung IDE 160gb thats really all and i don't think the hard drive is the problem.

is there a specific type of windows xp disc that needs to be installed onto this type of laptop? as its IBM and windows may not be able to provide or detect certain drivers that are IBM specific? and where would i get one of these from, as I don't have the windows cd that came with the laptop because it was a computer purchased by someone else for their work, all i have is the product key that is for the laptop. If there is such a disc that is needed can someone please link it to me? or a specific way of installing xp so these errors don't come up and it recognizes all files?

the error that i get after many files that won't insta... Read more

A:Solved: Problem installing XP on IBM Thinkpad error reading:

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This is a one week old laptop. I have an Asus X555Q which is way lower spec but with which I have no issues running Windows 10 Pro 64 bit and Cisco/Putty.I dropped into Safe Mode and took out the video driver which it said was a problem. I reboot and everything seems to work for a short period of time but then it BSOD's again.This is a high spec laptop I bought for work, if it cannot handle the software I put on it, there is no point in having it.....

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Hi, I have a Lenovo Thinkpad X201 laptop with Windows 7 Professional 64-bit factory installed. Due to some major problems with the USB-drivers, I want to do a fresh Windows 7 installation, but in a different way. I've created a new partition on the harddrive, and I would like to install Windows on that new partition, so there are 2 Windows installations on 2 different partitions, and then transfer the data between the partitions, and install the programs over time, and then finally delete the old installation, when I've finished setting up the new installation with programs and data. My questions is now:1. Is it possible to do that, and how do I do it?2. I want to do a original Windows OEM installation, with the Lenovo drivers and all that, but what do I need to do that?3. Will the product key on the computer work on both installations at the same time, when they are on 2 different partitions, but on the same computer? Best regards:Aksel Christoffersen

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Hello, We have an Thinkpad X1 Carbon 2nd Gen (20A7, 20A8) Windows 10 x64 and the computer performance slowed down since we updated the system with Lenovo utility, the most relevant update is BIOS update us 1.31.1.19. The CPU usage increases from 5% to 9x% with no reason and its continiously increasing and decreasing without opened applications, we also installed Intel IO updates. Somebody have the same situation or knows how to fix it? Thanks,Regards

A:Thinkpad X1 Carbon 2nd Gen slow performance after installing Lenovo updates

That is the reason why I always going to see forums of new updates, those updates are like beta, with bugs and other things that cost us to waiste our time fixing it and getting stressed.I got critical update about bios, but as my performance is great I don't updating anything.My answer would be, to backup your bios version, it will get things back to work properly.And for future just don't install anything, after installing it cost problems.Yesterday I wanted to download program, yeah downloaded virus too, rofl, internet is full of virus, so technical supports could make more money ( if you can't fix yourself)

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I recently upgraded my Thinkpad W510 to Windows 10 April 2018 Update (v1803). I noticed a message in Windows Defender regarding a problem with the "security processor" which indicated that I should "reset it to fix functionality issues". In looking at TPM (Trusted Platform Module), I see a message indicating that "TPM is not ready for use" and I have the following available options: 1. TPM is not enabled or activated. Please check BIOS settings.2. Turn on TPM and take ownership.3. Restart the computer to take ownership of TPM.4. Click "Prepare the TPM" to provision it.5. You may clear the TPM to remove ownership and reset the TPM to factory defaults. The TPM on my system is from STMicroelectronics not from Infineon which apparently had some issues. Which choice do I make? Thanks,  JohnD

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Hi All, I'm trying to install a 32bit windows 10 on ThinkPad T480Core i7 8550U / 1.8 GHz8 GB RAM256 GB SSD TCG Opal Encryption 2, NVMe.64 bit is no issue. But the 32bit cant install on the nvme. Error: couldnt create partition. I've tried shift+f10 and clean, create primary partition, convert. Nothing works. I've tried a different nvme with same result.  I've also disabled secure boot, tried UEFI and Legacy and boot throught PXE using Serva. Any Ideas Thanks 

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Hi. I can't get the webcam to work. I got this laptop around mid June of this year. Tried to use the webcam for the first time today, Nothing. My device manager doesn't even list a camera. I tried to intall the driver (twice) to see if that would help, but as far as I can see, it's had exactly 0 effect. I downloaded the lenovo settings app, and it's not there, either. At least, I see no setting options for it. But this model of laptop supposedly has a webcam built in, and my model looks pretty much exactly like the others I see on google images, except for a circly light thing in the strip where the camera is supposed to be. I have no idea what the hardware/wiring should even look like so I can't help there. I've been at this for hours. At this point I would just buy a webcam off Amazon or something if I could be sure that the laptop would actually register it.

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Hey All,  the most recent ThinkPad Video Features Driver (version 22.21.13.8229) available through System Update won't install on my P50. I've downloaded it directly through the Lenovo site, Lenovo Vantage, and the System Update app; none have installed the driver properly.  Anyone else experiencing this issue? 

A:P50 ThinkPad Video Features NVIDIA N16S / Quadro N16P driver not installing

I am not trying to offend you by this question.  Have you tried unchecking "Defer Installation" ?  I dont know if it was just accidentally clicked when you were trying to get a screen capture.  So I apologize again.

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I assume I cannot see my prior post due to the adjectives used to describe Windows 10.  Adjectives have been removed.  I do wish that the attentiveness to adjectives used in a post would also be given to the contents of post (such as the issue linked at the end of this post about the Recovery Media Creator and File Not Found during download thus being unable to create media).  Give your attention equally please. So here is the situation.I've got this piece of hardware bound to an OS that no person should ever trust!An OS that uninstalls your privately owned and paid for software from other companies during updates potentially costing licensing fees to acquire a replacement license or even damaging system viability if one of those software packages is a driver, without any advance notice. People should never accept that as business as usual or acceptable.  Thus Windows 10 is unacceptable. Options:Windows 7 Downgrade (legally valid per the Windows 10 Pro license agreement):Issues for Windows 7 Pro install:No MediaNo License to enter even if one had media (none provided even though Windows 7 Downgrade is a supported item for Windows 10)CPU Support requires a hack to remove the FAKE incompatibility check MSFT put into Windows Update and Windows 7 to disallow usage on newer CPUs.  There are guides on how to disable this check manually and have Windows 7 with Windows Updates work so not a real issue.  -- A less than nice move move on MSF... Read more

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I have recently installed the Huawei ME906S 4G LTE module on my ThinkPad X260. I have installed the driver and enabled WWAN in the sytems Bios. I can see the module in the device manager. Windows network manager is showing the Mobile Insert SIM. When I insert sim, nothing happens at all. It seems like the sim card is not being detected at all. Can someome help? Device managerNetwork mangerI have attached a screen shot of the device manager and the network manager. 

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