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T480 can't boot from external HDD?

Q: T480 can't boot from external HDD?

I bought a T480 with an HDD, but I've since bought a Samsung 960 Evo and installed it into the laptop bay, and I want to clone the HDD to the SSD by booting from the HDD externally, but that doesn't work. I'm using a Sabrent USB 3.0 hard drive adapter kit to power and connect the HDD externally. I looked around for solutions just can't boot the HDD externally, even after going to BIOS and disabling secure boot and changing UEFI/legacy boot option to both.

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A: T480 can't boot from external HDD?

Usually one must format the SSD before use, then connect it with a USB adapter to clone the existing HDD to it.

Steps that I employ...


Purchase SSD
Read SSD user guide, download manufacture software
Format SSD using manufacture software
hookup SSD to target computer via USB (notebook) or SATA (desktop)
Clone HDD to SSD via manufacture software / thrid party software
Verify information on SSD matches HDD
Remove HDD, replace with SSD
Boot the computer (notebook) verify installation / cloning works
Store HDD in safe location (as back up device)

This procedure works 99% of the time, but there is always the 1% that I have to work around otherwise.

Good luck.

CB

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Hello Lenovo community, I need assistance regarding finding compatible external batteries for the T480. So far I have found 2 compatible T480 external batteries : (1) https://www3.lenovo.com/us/en/accessories-and-monitors/chargers-and-batteries/batteries/BATT-BO-Thin... (2) The second battery is the 72 watts also called "61++" However, after contacting chat support, we found that the battery was not listed. Only the 24 watts were listed. If anyone is searching for the part number for the 72 watts' battery, the number is "4X50M08812" I am posting to save other "T480" buyers' time if they are having an issue finding the 24 and 72 watts' batteries. Lastly, if anyone comes across other  external batteries that are compatible with the T480 that I have missed, please help me us out by adding to this post. Sincerely, T480 Enthusiast

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Hi, I have a new t480s with the intel uhd 620 driver, windoze 10.  Most of the time it is docked and an external monitor on displayport. Whenever the monitor powers off the windows all resize to what looks like the size of the 480 screen, so I have to rearrange everything each time.  Anyone find a fix or workaround? I saw posts from intel saying they are ignoring the issue and blaming MS on it. Thanks!

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Hello,I have ThinkPad T480 and want to connect Lenovo L2250p external display (it has only DVI and VGA inputs) The display is currently equiped with miniDisplayPort to DVI cable (I used it with older T450)I borrowed USB-C to MiniDP(female) adapter, and try to connect USB-C Thuderbolt 3 port, but the signal didn't went through. iThe adapter must be working because in office I tried to connect the same way also Projector beamer (equipped with MiniDP>HDMI adapter) and signal went through. I thought the USB-C Thunderbolt 3 port is capable of sending DVI signal, or is there too many conversions/adapters connected? Does anyone know what can be the problem? Thanks a lot.

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Hi, I'm a bit confused after checking out the spec sheets of the T480 and T480s. Sometimes I read it has 1 USB-C port and sometimes it seems to have 2...  What I would like to do is to:- Charge the T480(s) via USB-C adapter- Connect a USB-C external monitor via USB-C and power the external Monitor via that USB-C "cable" Both at the same time. Is this possible with the T480/T480s without using a dock?

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I have a T480 with Windows 10 Pro connected to a Dell U3415W monitor via a DisplayPort to HDMI cable via a 40AJ0135US Ultra Dock (DisplayPort side connected to the docking station, HDMI connected to the monitor).  While using this setup, I will occasionally (sometimes quite frequently) get black-outs in the monitor for a few seconds and then the display returns without issue.  Its extremely annoying and interrupts my work.  Often, restarting the laptop will help resolve it for a while but it always returns in some fashion. I have run the ThinkPad Docking Station FW updater and it said everything is up to date.  Additionally, Lenovo System Update is 100% updated.  Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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Hello, Looking for recommendations for a docking station for Thinkpad T480, with Intel video,  that will support 3 external monitors (all) at 2560??1440 resolution. Thanks

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I have a remote user who cannot get into her laptop this morning. The Lenovo homew screen comes up for a log time, then it says going into Boot manager but the only thing available in the Boot Menu is "PCI Lan".  I had her go to the APP Menu and run the diagnostics but everything seemed to pass.  We tried resetting the PC using a paperclip, tried getting into the Boot manager on startup using F2 and it doesn't do anything but go in a continuous loop of rebooting and only getting to the Lenovo screen and sometimes into this virtually empty Boot manage. Any help is appreciated, laptop is less than 6 months old.  

A:T480 Doesn;t boot, only shows PCI LAN in Boot manager

It sounds like your disk or SSD has died and does not respond at power up.  Assuming you have a normal warranty, call support.  In U.S. it is 1-800-426-7378

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Hi,New T480 user, with a new T480.I have a USB that I want to boot from for a temporary Linux session.I did the following:(1) Placed the USB key into the USB port(2) Restarted laptop(3) selected "Enter" when the red Lenovo logo starts on restart(4) selected the "boot from external device" option on the menu that appears(5) On the next menu that appears, I can see my USB key listed, but when I select it and press enter, nothing happens. It just stays on the same menu.I have tried this several times, restarting from both my admin account, and my windows account (I have these separate for security purposes), but cannot get it to work.Any suggestions?Thanks in advance

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Hello,I have a problem with my brand new T480.It is a campus model upgraded to 16GB RAM and 512GB SSD.Today, I installed Windows 10 without problems and updated the bios (1.12).After severals reboots I recognized, after the Lenovo boot logo,is a delay with approximately 30 seconds until the Windows 10 boot icon appears. During the delay there is only in the left corner a blinking underscore. I changed boot order and activated diagnostic boot.I see directly after the boot informations for <1sec the message "Thinkvantage active protection sensor diagnostics start." (I don't know if this is normal.) Then again the delay of 30seconds, until Windows 10 boots. I downgraded bios back to 1.11. Still same problem.I installed debian but still the delay.Also I set the bios to default values. Is the hardware damaged?  

A:T480 boot delay

Germany is a long distance from San Francisco, and I cannot be sure without seeing the machine, but I can say that a bad SSD can act like you describe.

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When I upgraded to a P51 a year ago, I was a able to change a BIOS setting to Legacy and my previous T510 Win 10 Pro system SSD booted right up via USB on the P51?with that established I then physically installed it as the internal C-drive, smoothest laptop upgrade I?ve ever had.Now I want to do the same thing?use my existing system from the P51 in the T480?but I can?t get it to boot from a T480 USB?unable to find anything in BIOS to let it boot.So I then even physically installed the P51 SSD in place of the new factory internal T480 SSD just in case it was some USB unique issue, but it still wouldn?t boot up.Hoping someone has first-hand experience / knowledge / resolution for this, thanks a lot.

A:Can’t get a new T480 to boot up from a USB drive.

Does the below post help you?  The other person had the same issue of not being able to boot from USB.  I dont know if you have the same issue or not.
 
https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-T400-T500-and-newer-T/New-T480s-boot-from-SDHC-or-USB/m-p/4195...

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I have a new T480 with a 512 PCI-e M.2 SSD, i7-8650u, 32GB of RAM... but it takes 35-40 seconds to boot from pressing the power button to the login screen, which is much slower than my 4-5 year old ThinkPad with much inferior hardware. When the red Lenovo screen appears at boot, it stays here for a long while before reaching the login screen. Any thoughts?

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When we have a USB Mouse and or Keyboard plugged into the laptop or the ThinkPad Pro Dock (M3F00) it will not boot, it will boot however if we turn off the USB UEFI Bios Support off, then we will have to use the laptop keyboard to logged in. Then the external mouse and keyboard will start working after that.How do we get this to work with the external keyboard and mouse. Seems to be a hit and miss issue with our organization.Added note...Mcafee Endpoint Encryption is also installed, and the system will lock up either before or at the McAfee login screen. Machine Type Model: 20L6S0SJ00Operating SystemWindows 10 (64-bit)Processor: 1x Intel Core i7-8650U Processor(Core i7-8650U)Memory: 2x 16GBDDR42400Operating System: Windows 10 Pro 64(EN:English)Hard Drive: 1x 512PCIeNVMeOPALWireless Network: 1x Bluetooth Version 4.1Ports: 1x RJ-45Camera: 1xGraphics: 1x Intel UHD 620Monitor: 14.0 FHDIncluded Service: Sealed Battery Replacement

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I have my laptop set to hibernate when closing the lid and starting yesterday (had this for about a month), upon waking up, I get stuck on the windows boot manager. Even if I exit out from it, it comes back to this screen. The only workaround is to force a reboot. I'm recent with both lenovo and windows update and ran lenovo diagnostics but everything comes out ok. Reset the BIOS settings to default as well. But to no avail. Setting the boot priority to my SSD first does nothing as well. 

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T440-T480 Connected to Aten KVM deck won't show pre-OS Boot display when connected to HDMI/Mini-DP unless I change the bios setting in display to boot to anything other than "Lenovo Thinkpad LCD".  Changing this bios setting on every machine that gets built out at this company isn't necessarily an option, or at least not the first one we want to take (for multiple reason I'll spare you from here).   So, is there any other way to get them to display this way that doesn't require a bios change? Much the same way that they would display the boot screen when docked and started up, they should do the same thing when connected to HDMI/Mini-DP and started up.  

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I've been trying to select "Legacy Boot" bios option in my brand new T480 to no avail.What i tried:-setting Secure Boot Disabled,-setting Reset to Setup Mode,-setting OS Optimized Defaults Disabled / Load Setup Defaults,-updated BIOS to 1.21 version. UEFI/Legacy Boot is still greyed out and locked to UEFI Only so I cannot boot my usb disks. My system came with Intel Optane installed and controller mode is set to RST mode.  

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Hello.I have T480 (20L50005MC) laptop with Intel Optane card in M2 slot. It fails to boot with   1802 Unauthorized network card error is plugged in - Power off and remove the network card (8086/2522/8086/3811). Thes happened in a week after recent BIOS update (to 1.16)Latest BIOS (1.18) didn't help, but laptop can boot up without Optane card.  Any suggestions appreciated. 

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I'm wondering if this is at all possible on an external HARD DRIVE, not FLASH STICK.

I'd like to be able to take a large external hard drive, and partition the first 20% to use for boot images with some kind of boot loader, and the rest for data partitions.

Otherwise, can someone help me find an article to show how to get the following onto a usb flash drive along with a boot loader (and how big of a flash drive do i need?)

-ubuntu live environment
-bart PE
-ultimatebootcd
-disk wipe
-windows xp install
 

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Hi - I'm having a problem with booting and getting a black/blank LCD screen with an external montior connected via the displayport on Windows 10. I've tried the option of disabling fastboot in the power settings but this only relieves the problem during a restart rather than from a cold boot. The graphics mode is set to 'discrete' rather than 'hybrid' (which seemed resolve the issue for those using a dock). If I hibentate then resume the LCD screen displays.. Anyone experiencing the same problems or have a solution ? Many thanks

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I bought a cheap HDD enclosure from ebay to use my laptop HDD as a portable OS, as the laptop is dying.

The HDD boots fine in the laptop but when connected through the enclosure to my PC or two laptops it gets to the point where the four windows blobs join on the bootscreen, briefly BSOD's and then reboots.

It will also boot into windows startup repair but is unable to repair anything or find a solution.

I have tried two of these enclosures so I am pretty sure it's an issue with them but if this is common then I imagine there is a fix of some kind?

Thanks in advance

A:HDD won't boot through external enclosure but will boot on mobo

Windows won't work like that, the drivers are different and you will face authentication/genuine issues even if you can boot.

You would need https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_To_Go for that and that is Win8 Enterprise feature.

A bit unrelated but to install on a USB drive you can use [project] PWBoot &#60;Latest version: 3.0.2&#62; - Project forge - reboot.pro

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Hi Guys

The last time I re-installed Win7, I created a 5GB partition on my external hdd, marked it as active and then extracted a downloaded ISO of Win7 to the partition. Using the boot manager, I could select boot from USB and everything worked fine. Complete success.

I thought that it would be useful to replace the extracted win7 ISO with an extracted ISO of a boot utility disk. I have tried several, but none are working. Two, show no message at all and the system resorts to booting from the internal hdd, the third gives a "BOOTMGR is missing" error.

Am I doing something wrong or have I downloaded boot utility disks that don't work.

If it's the former, what have I missed? If it's the latter, where can I find a reliable boot disk with good utilities that will work from an external hdd.

Thanks in advance.

A:Failing to boot boot-utility from external hdd

Some boot disk use Windows Boot Loader (Win Vista,7,8) or NTLDR (WinXP) but some use GRUB4DOS and some use IsoLinux or SysLinux. Depending on what boot loader they use determines which boot sector the drive will need. A couple can use one or another.

If the boot disk contains a file called

BOOTMGR then it uses Windows Boot Loader (Win Vista,7,8)
NTLDR then it's WinXP's
GRLDR or menu.lst then it's GRUB4DOS

I am not familiar with IsoLinux or SysLinux but I think there will be at least isolinux.cfg or syslinux.cfg.

Determine the bootloader used and I can help with installing the correct boot sector as long as it's not IsoLinux or SysLinux.

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Another similar question, is it possible to install more RAM into the T480?  It comes with 16GB, but are there sockets available to install another 8GB?
 
Moderator note: post moved, subject edited to match content.  Was:  Re: X1 Carbon 3rd Gen Hard Drive Replacement

A:T480: add RAM?

Per the base spec:  "32GB max / 2400MHz DDR4, dual-channel capable, two DDR4 SO-DIMM sockets"
 
http://psref.lenovo.com/syspool/Sys/PDF/ThinkPad/ThinkPad%20T480/ThinkPad_T480_Platform_Specificatio...
 
Depending on how your machine shipped, you may have a single 16GB stick and an empty socket, or two occupied sockets.
 
Z.

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I've an 80GB external USB HDD.It is divided
into 2 partitions of 15GB and 65GB(NTFS)
Is there any way I can boot with my external HDD
with a basic GUI interface OS or application
so that I can transfer important documents
from the pc onto my external disk before
formatting?

Plz Help.

Sunny
 

A:Boot from external USB HDD??

you need to cofigure bios settings to boot from external hard drive plenty info on web
http://www.infopackets.com/channels...ve_to_boot_windows_incase_c_drive_crashes.htm
 

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At work we've been using HP desktops for a while now and the latest lease for the computer labs and classrooms is the HP 800 G2 all-in-one.I have Ubuntu installed to a USB3 external HDD and run win win10 in a virtualbox image within it for the software that won't run on linux. My problem is the new lease PCs won't see my USB HDD in the bios boot menu. * USb storage boot is enabled** legacy boot enable - secure boot disable (not desirable as not pxe boot available) and legacy boot disable - secure boot enable bot have the same result of not detecting my external HDD*** My USB HDD itself has no problems and I am using the NTFS partition now

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I have an older computer that I can't afford to replace.
I have come up with an idea that I want to know if it will work.
I have a company computer that gets replaced every couple of years or so. It came with a docking station that is not being used.
I am wondering if I can load up an external hdd with an os and all my stuff. When wanting to use my home computer I could boot up using the external hdd with the laptop in the docking station with my 22in monitor, printer etc hooked up.
That way my home stuff stays separate from my work stuff.
Thanks
 

A:external hdd boot up

If a computer supports booting to an external drive / device, you are in luck.

Do you intend to use the Dell Dim 4300? What kind of connection will the external HDD use; USB; 1394 / Firewire; eSATA?

At what level would you describe your computer skill level?

Do you know what the BIOS is and how to enter it? If yes to both, go into the BIOS & look for boot order / sequence / preferences.

If you refer to a Dell computer, please provide the service tag, so we can look up the computer's specifications. Service Tag; NOT express service code.

RF123
 

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Hi there. Firstly some information. Trying to install vista to my laptop (which is currently XP), however to do this i need to boot from disk at start up. Now here's the problem, my CD/DVD disk drive has dissapeared of the laptop and currently all attempts to recover sed drive have failed I have carried out several "boot from disk" installations however as this is not an option for me i was wondering if i could mount the image (vista) to a hardrive and boot from the external hardrive instead of disk. Is this possible or not? also if this isnt possible would it work if i was to connect an external cd/dvd drive? Many thanks

A:Boot from External HDD?

Hi
Sure it's possible. Many laptops don't even have a cd/dvd drive anymore.
More detailed help can be found for example here:
http://www.hard-drive-help.com/boot-...ard-drive.html

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Is there a way to boot to an external harddrive

A:how to boot to a external hd

Yes, go to BIOS setup by presing F2 repeatedly as soon as you turn on your system, inside check if the MoBo detects ur external HDD, if it does, go to the boot section(Every Motherboard is different so i can't tell you exactly how to get there), set harddrive as first to boot, then set also set Harddrive priority, save config to CMOS, and it will restart, then it sohould 1st boot to that external HDD.

Note: I assume that you have an OS on that drive, thats why you want to boot from it, right?

Hope it helps
post your outcome

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Hi all!I bought new LG External Super Multi DVD Rewriter (Model GP08LU11) because the internal one is not working properly. Now I want to boot Windows 7 DVD from the external device but there is no option! There is only 3 options:1 - Internal HDD2 - CD/DVD/CD-RW Drive3 - Onboard NICI have Dell XPS M1530 and I update my BIOS with the last version A12 !!! When I connect the device in the notebook works fine - I can read and write DVDs! But I have no luck when I'm trying to boot the DVD - the device is not listed like a boot option! I have no problems with others notebooks and desktops! Can someone help me please?

A:Boot from External DVD RW

For Dell XPS M1530:
Connect your external dvd drive and start your computer.
Press F2 to enter your Bios. Then lookup : On Board Devices\Module bay device. Make it Off. Save and Exit the Bios. Your computer will boot on your external DVD drive

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Can anyone recommend an external hard drive that would rival that of an internal hard drive? Or what specs should I look for when searching for that new external? Will a 7200 RPM be sufficient to run all the processing software I plan to run from the external, or should I look for a 10,000 or 15,000 to compensate for the slower connection rates? Any suggestions would be great!

My mission is to configure an external hard drive to boot up Windows XP on a Mac Pro. I'm going to do a test run using a 120 gig external I currently own, and if I can get it running smoothly (using the ngine.com tutorial) I'll purchase a faster (and bigger) external hard drive, at least 500 gigs.

My goal for all this is to run my music processing software all through this Mac Pro for it's quad core computing power, and from the external hard drive so that I can take my work with me wherever I go.
 

A:External HD Boot Up (Best HD?)

If you want speed in an external, get an eSATA extender cable for the MAC Pro and go with an eSATA external enclosure. Same connection speed as your internal SATA drives, so just pick the drive like you would an internal one.
Here's one result from Google, shows a comparison between USB 2.0, Firewire 400 and 800, eSATA and internal SATA on a Mac Pro:
http://macenstein.com/default/archives/678

You could also go with a PCI Express eSATA card to add two ports.

Faster RPM will generally mean faster data transfer. Can also mean more power, and more heat, so make sure the enclosure can handle the power requirements. You may need an enclosure with a cooling fan.

Found this eSATA/USB 2.0 enclosure on Google, large fan and a Temp display. Don't own one, but it looks pretty solid.
HTH

Jerry
 

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Are searched Help and support on PC. Cannot find what keys to hold when trying to boot from and external HD. Is there key or keys to hold that will show mutilple options to boot from on starting?

My attempts at using macrium, to clone to the 3rd partition of HD did not work i.e. the process erased all of my mac-mini cloned stuff on the 1st partition. After two tries with same result, decided best to get sperate external HD for my PC.

I seem to recall some years back that a PC and mac can cloned to same HD. I dunno but it didn't work for me so;

I found a used Western Digtial with USB ports but fear they might only be 1.0 and clone my PC via Macrium.

Didn't do exactly what I expected but at least it said it cloned successfully. So now, since I can't find info to tell me if Eeternal HD uses 2.0 or 1.0, I thought I would just try and boot from it, and as that is my hope, and will maybe have my answer to the port value.

So what keys do hold to get optional drives to boot from? Or does it work some othere way on a Toshiba PC?


Thanks Rsix

A:How To Boot From External HD

The answer about boot selection can be found in your manual.

User Manuals

When maintaining your laptop, it is always a good idea to have the user manual available to ensure you don't cause more damage than good. If you've disposed of or misplaced your user guide for your Toshiba laptop, find a replacement before tinkering with your machine or to learn and utilize additional features. A good strategy for locating missing user guides is to begin with your laptop manufacturer.

The Toshiba website has user guides for all of their laptop models. These manuals are available for viewing and download as a portable document file (PDF). In addition to these user guides, also view additional guides for known service issues specific to the model of your laptop as well as detailed specs. Whether your Toshiba laptop is new or old, you will find information on it direct from Toshiba.

Eserviceinfo.com provides service manuals in addition to user guides. These guides will assist you in performing routine service on your Toshiba laptop. There are also schematics and other guides available for various Toshiba laptop models that offer further information about your equipment.
Read more: User Guide for Toshiba Laptops | eHow.com User Guide for Toshiba Laptops | eHow.com
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I'm preparing to clone my existing xp os from internal sata 3.5" disk to external 2.5 (or even 1.8") USB hdd via Acronis. The MB is Asus P5B (2007) /it supports usb booting/.
Should i expect any issues with booting from the external drive (beside a bit slow down).
(i know of some bsod issues, with missing usb drivers, a couple years ago. What's the situation now?)

Thanks

A:Boot from an external usb hdd

Hi, view.

Try pressing F12 on bootup, you'll then see your BIOS. Choose to put from USB.

Good luck.

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I have an older computer that I can't afford to replace.
I have come up with an idea that I want to know if it will work.
I have a company computer that gets replaced every couple of years or so. It came with a docking station that is not being used.
I am wondering if I can load up an external hdd with an os and all my stuff. When wanting to use my home computer I could boot up using the external hdd with the laptop in the docking station with my 22in monitor, printer etc hooked up.
That way my home stuff stays separate from my work stuff.
Thanks
 

A:external hdd boot up

You CAN do that by setting up a Dual Boot. Look around the net and you will find a small programme that will set it up for you. Then every time you turn on it will ask you which windows you wish to use. Just make sure they both uise the same format i.e.Fat 32 or NTFS
 

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My b/f has two very old IDE/ATA hdd's from some now dead lappys. Both hdd's are living in external usb enclosures. Both have win XP installed. He has a brand new lenovo laptop with win7 64 bit installed. He wants to be able to boot the comp from the old hdd's. He set the boot order in BIOS to boot from the USB first, but it would not boot from either of the old hdd's in this way. I'm not sure the specifics because I wasn't there, but the computer froze and/or threw errors when trying to boot from either. Is there some trick to making this work? The computer DOES recognize both hdd's in "My Computer", it just won't boot from them. He plans to wipe win XP from one of the drives and install ubuntu

A:Trying to boot from external ATA HDD

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Seijun


My b/f has two very old IDE/ATA hdd's from some now dead lappys. Both hdd's are living in external usb enclosures. Both have win XP installed. He has a brand new lenovo laptop with win7 64 bit installed. He wants to be able to boot the comp from the old hdd's. He set the boot order in BIOS to boot from the USB first, but it would not boot from either of the old hdd's in this way. I'm not sure the specifics because I wasn't there, but the computer froze and/or threw errors when trying to boot from either. Is there some trick to making this work? The computer DOES recognize both hdd's in "My Computer", it just won't boot from them. He plans to wipe win XP from one of the drives and install ubuntu


This will not work for many reasons:-
1) No windows OS is designed to be bootable from USB (there are complicated modifications that can be done to system files but dont go there)
2) A windows operating system is installed to a particular computer. You cannot easily take a hard drive from one machine and expect the operating system on it to work with another computer. (the two machines would need to be identical in hardware)

If you intend to install Ubuntu onto one of them, this too will not boot from USB on the majority of systems but modifications can be made fairly easily to the ubuntu boot commands to get it to work.
I would suggest connecting the USB HDD, Download and burn yourself an Ubunt... Read more

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I am going to buy a Think Pad T480 with touch screen but I have a doubt: can I use my Wacom pen (I have a tablet Intuos5) on the T480 display? Or which pen should I use?Thanks for suggestions. 

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Hello all, Just received my sixth thinkpad in the last 23 years. It arrived yesterday.  It is a: T480, I7-8550U, 16GB(8+8), 512 M.2 SSD, iGPU, Win10 Pro The fan is really annoying.  It goes on and off constantly.  It seems to ramp up to full speed.  I have been reading about fan noise with this model all over the internet.  Is there a way for it to run constantly at a lower speed than the constant on and off?  My previous model was a T430 never had issues with fan noise (it was very quiet too when it ran). Currently running a test:  Not using the laptop at all.  Opened 1 tab on Chrome and have it sitting on cnn.com.  Also, opened one tab on Edge also on cnn.com.  Task manager open.  Chrome uses less CPU but more memory than Edge.  CPU is running between 15% and 20%.  Fan turns on every minute or so for about 20 to 30 seconds then goes off. It is loud and annoying going on and off.  Why can't it just be a constant lower speed?  On and off is ridiculous.  If this keeps up this machine is going back. Thanks for any replies and suggestions.

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Hi,This is the first Lenovo Laptop bought by me.I am using the laptop for a few days and the impressions are overalling good, but, I have 2 problems:The first is with the 2 battery system.I tought that the first battery to discharge was the removal battery, but that is not the case. Do I have to change something in BIOS?The second problem is with the UltraDockStation.When I have 1 USB disk connected to the DockStation, I am unable to backup laptop to USB disk, or to transfer big files (10GBs for example) (from the laptop to USB 3.0 disk). It starts normally and then it freezes the transfer.If I connect the USB disk directly to the laptop this problem doesn't occur.All components area updated, with Lenovo Vantage.Anyone has this problems and are there any ways to solve it?Thank you

A:2 Problems with new T480

I can only respond to the 1st question.  See post below.  you cant change in Bios discharge priority.  Discharge priority depends on the wear level of the 2 batteries.
 
https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-T400-T500-and-newer-T/T470s-battery-discharge-priority/m-p/380...

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Hi everyone, today I upgraded the RAM and the SSD of my T480. I am absolutely not doing this for the first time and I was really careful. I removed the external battery and deactivated the internal battery before starting with the procedure. I used only ESD-safe tools and an ESD-wristband to make sure that the device doens't get damaged by static discharge.After installing the components, my device would no longer turn on. When I connect the charger, the power led flashes 3x but when I press the powervbutton nothing happens. No fan spin, no lights turning on, absolutly nothing.I then tried removing the RAM and the SSD and turning on the machine. But that didn't work as well.After that I tried removing all the power sources (internal and external battery, CMOS-battery), pressing the power button for 60 seconds and leaving the device for 1 hour before reconnecting everything. But it still can't turn it on. Do you guys have any idea what I could try to make my device work again? Thanks in advance. --resonance

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We have an associate who uses a T480, he has dual screens and we have an HDMI and USB C to Hdmi for his displays. Most of the time they are running fine, sometimes though the USB C one goes black, and he has to unplug and replug it back in. Then it wakes up, we have replaced his USB C adapter and cable to the monitor and it hasn't helped. Is there possibly some settings that turns off the USB C port after a time period? It's hard to pin point because it happens throughout the day. Any help is appreciated.  Thanks in advanced.

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T480 doesn?t charge with the USB-C AC charger plugged in. when the AC charger is plugged in, the orange LED illuminates and blinks three times, the plugged in logo pops up momentarily then nothing. The thinkpad was purchased in October this year with everything working flawlessly... I then left the standard 45W charger at an airport. I ordered a replacement and received it 6 weeks ago and has been working fine until today... Do I have a dead AC charger? anyone have similar issues?  

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Dear All,I appreciate your help in advnace. my T480 take more than 35 sec to shut down, but I find it weird compared to my old T540p, or other T480 devices on the show in Lenovo stores. It starts up normall (within <10 secs).FYI, it is equiped with PCIe-NVme 981 512 Gb.Any solution?Bios update did not help , so I rolled back to the 1st version coz the lastest 2 version make the fan kicks annoyably at every start-up!

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Hi,Recently bought a T480 with the 150MX Nvidia card. The laptop works great during normal operation during work etc but when I get home and want to play some games, nothing is working as it should. What happens is this:When I start the game everything is running good but after a few minutes I can see my CPU start to lower it's power limit (PL1) slowly towards 5W. It will stop at 5W never gaining any wattage back until i restart computer. The PL1 is at 15W when computer is newly booted. I have tried to uninstall the Intel Dynamic Platform and Thermal Framework, this results in that the processor is fixed at 15W but after a while the iGPU will go crazy and goes to 100% leaving the CPU at 2W = 0.2Ghz. And I have to restart. So this is not a valid solution. All my power settings are on maximum performance ofc.I have tried almost everything I can think of and been browsing all kind of reddit threads without any long term solution.

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My T480 came with a battery that doesn't last long but also seems to have room for an additional battery.  Could someone direct me where to purchase the additional battery?  Lenovo support/chat/etc doesn't seem to want to help me at all, despite email requests, trying to enter chat (on hold for 45 minutes now) etc. Thank you! 

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Good morning, Over the past 5-6 months, we have been updating machines to the newer T480, T580, and P52s, with the new style UltraDock (40AH0135US).  As these docks only have display ports, we have been utilizing VGA and DVI adapters to send video out to monitors. Many of the users are experiencing issues where their video, for the laptop and external screens, will blink, or just black out momentarily.  We have been in contact with both Lenovo, and our vendor's support for options.  We have tried* Letting Lenovo replace the docks    * Same issue occurs* Different display to VGA/DVI out adapters    * Same issue occurs* Running a display port cable to the monitor, if available    * Same issue occurs* Tried a different dock (40AJ0135US) that does have a VGA out onboard    * The machine seemed to run well for about a week, then the issue began to occur againWe have been monitoring the logs, and have found a common entry in at least 3 of the machines* In the system logs, we found 2 Informational messages:    * Event ID - 20003 Microsoft-Windows-UserPnP       Driver Management has concluded the process to add Service igfx for Device Instance       ID PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_5917&SUBSYS_225A17AA&REV_07\3&11583659&0&10 with the following status: 0.    * Event ID - 20001 Microsoft-Windows-UserPnP       Driver M... Read more

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Hey! I was wondering any kind of SSDs would work with the T480? Right now I bought it with 500 GB HDD and Intel Optane (16Gb), but in the future, I might consider upgrading to 512 nVME SSD for system. Also, what do you guys know about the battery life upon general internet usage? I bought a battery with 72Wh so in total it would be 96 Wh. Plus, I also own a Varta Power Bank (13mAh) 48,1 Wh. Do you guys believe it could charge the battery by any chance? https://www.varta-consumer.com/en/products/portable-power/overview/details/lcd-power-bank-13000 Please let me know you guys think! Bellow you can see the exact specs. (In general I will not use the dedicated GPU, just the integrated)

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I have a new laptop T480 nothing is on it but Office and Chrome. However I use the internet a lot. Intermittently the laptop will come to a crawl and when I check the Task Manager there are times the CPU night be high but the GPU is pegged out anywhere between 85-99%. I have done all the firmware and BIOS as well as all other updates and calling in the phone support folks don't know what a GPU is and I have been passed back and forth to software to hardware the hardware person got my information asked me to please reboot then format the drive. I believe it is the hardware but after an hour on the phone I still have not received any troubleshooting help. 

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I have a W520 now with 8gb ram, and a Quattro 1000 w/2gb graphic memory.My system ram is usually under 5gb usage, and I don't do a lot as far as video goes.Only youtube, and I am hooked up to a 1920x1200 monitor most of the time.For a T480, Is 8gb of ram sufficient, or would 16 make better use of the graphics card?





W-520, i7-2760QM, 8gb, quadro 1000, FHD, 500gb/7200rpm, WIN7PRO

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