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PXE boot for MDT 2013 T450S

Q: PXE boot for MDT 2013 T450S

Helloi am trying to install a new image on my T450S with latest bios.PXE boot from my WDS-server isn`t working to this laptop (all others brands like HP etc. are working) With default WDS-settings (so no option 66 or 67) i get PXE 53 No boot file name received.Tried many options with changing these settings in WDS and also in the bios of the T450S without results. Which settings are needed to pxe boot the T450S to WDS/MDT?Thx

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Preferred Solution: PXE boot for MDT 2013 T450S

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Startup Tab: Set Network Boot to USB HDD but won't boot from USB Bios [ ver JBET62WW (1.26) 9/7/16]No option to change from UEFI only. Boot Mode option is set to Quick (only other option is Diagnostics)What am I missing? Background: the Win 10 1607 upgrade did not install properly. I can boot to desktop but there are issues. Can't roll back so have ISO on USB.

A:T450s Can't Boot From USB

under security, turn off secure boot.  Then change boot tab to "both"

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UPDATE: Finally finally managed to change boot order... still refuses to boot from new M.2 unless I use the F12 boot menu.I even excluded the old  one from the boot menu... now it just launches into repair mode. Why will it boot from the new M.2 (which is now the C drive) just fine with the F12, but not just by turning it on?I've installed a new 256 M.2. The system insists on booting off the old 16BG drive (which had Win10 pre-installed), even though I've made the new one the C drive. The old one is now E, and unless I used the F12 boot menu, it always boots from the 16 GB M.2.I migrated Win10, and it will boot fine... if I use the boot menu. BUT... I've changed the 16 GB drive to E:, and the new one to C. Why, why, why does it keep insisting on booting from the now E: drive? I even deleted files off it, now it just gets errors and I have to use the F12 boot menu every time to boot from the C: drive.I've searched for hours... and hours... for a way to change the boot order. But Lenovo seems to have (malevelontly, because they hate me) removed that menu from the BIOS. How the heck do I change this? Please?

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Hello, My T540s (which just ran out of warranty ...) has a very weird issue : When I try to boot (clicking the power button), the fan starts turning, the keyboard's backlight turns on, but ... a second later (even before the Thinkpad logo shows up), the whole computer crashes and shuts down !Where it gets even more special is that from time to time (1 out of 1000) the computer boots normally, although giving me this warning :Secure Flash Authentification FailedCapsule Data is invalid_ I'm kind of lost right now, really don't know how to get that fixed. My friends think that my motherboard needs to be changed, but I really want to be sure before buying a new one (very expensive). I suspect a bug in the BIOS (recent update failed ?) ... What do you think ? Does anyone have or had the same problem ? Thanks for helping, Best, Sylvain E.K.  PS: Running Win7 64bit

A:T450s random crashes on boot

One possibility: damaged USB port.  This was known to happen on some older T-series laptops.  Bent USB port pins would short power, causing the quick shutdown.
 
It's not likely in your case (would be 1000 failures out of 1000...) but worth a quick check.
 
Z.

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Hi, I have a user at my company the let's her T450's battery rundown to empy... (She leaves it in sleep mode over the weekend and the battery dies) This happend a while back and I had to leave the laptop on charge all day, unplug the battery, hit the reset button on the back and then plug everything back in for it to start up again.   Today, this issue happend again where the user ran the battery down to 0% and now the laptop will not boot up at all.  I tried the following things noted below but all the laptop does is display three quick power button flashes when I plug the power cable into it.   *Uplug the power cable and the battery.  Hit the reset button on the back and then tried to power it on - Nothing*Uplug the power cable and the battery.  Hold the power button down for 30 seconds and then tried to pwer it on - Nothing Going to leave it sit for a while but I do not think this is normal when someone runs the batter down to 0%.   Has this happened to anyone else or is this laptop dead and I will need to send it in for service?  Would like some thoughts on this...  Thanks!

A:T450s Won't Boot After Battery Depletion

It sometimes takes an hour or so before the battery appears to begin charging from total empty, but usually it should boot fine regardless.Do these have the internal battery as well as an external battery?

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Hi,I noticed recently that after booting up my T450s with Windows 10 64-bit, the process "SynapticsWinbio Synchronization Service (CMN)" will consume ~30% of CPU utilisation. I checked that this is the Windows service "BiometricSensorDataSynchronization" which runs executable "valWbioSyncSvc.exe", and is part of the Validity Fingerprint Common Driver 4.5.507. I downloaded the latest driver from Lenovo (which is also 4.5.507) and reinstalled it, but the problem persisted. I did found that restarting the process (via Services MMC) after killing it will stop the high CPU utilisation. But this is just a workaround, since this needs to be done after every boot up. Has anyone faced this problem and know the solution?Would appreciate any advice.

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Hello. My new T450S (bougth in december 2015), running W7 with all drivers regulary updated, often refuses to boot when docked (ThinkPad Ultra Dock) : the systems hungs on the first Lenovo screen and "press enter key" procedure is not working. Most times a second boot will work, but sometimes I have to undock in order to get de PC started. Stand alone booting never gives problems.I neither have wake-up or other dock or undock problems. Thank you for help. Hans   

A:boot problem with my T450S when docked on Ultra Do...

I have exactly the same issue and so far unable to find a solution. 

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My year-and-a-half old T450s stopped booting up. Yesterday I was prompted for a Windows update and restarted the machine, as usual. After the update, I'm able to turn it on but it wont boot up. It shows the initial screen, with the "Lenovo" logo and won't proceed beyond.I tried taking out one battery and then holding the on/off button for 30 seconds, and also the emergency reset on the bottom, but neither changed anything. It simply won't go beyond the initial screen. Does anyone have any thoughts? Thanks in advance.   

A:ThinkPad T450s won't boot up after a Windows updat...

I think you are experiencing the same issue I have. If you notice after the Lenovo boot logo the display still stays on its just black, what it appears to be for me is a video failure after trying to update to windows 10 anniversary update. Try plugging in an external monitor and see if you get display, I did in my case.  Remove your hard drive and restart the PC, this should get the bios working again, go into your bios and disable secure boot so you can boot to a USB. Create a bootable USB 3.0 using a USB3.0 drive (formatted to NTFS) from Microsoft's site - https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10/ Then goto repair my computer and choose rollback update, this will get you running again.  I have a p50 with Nvidia M1000M dedicated graphics, so I am still trying to figure out if this is a driver issue.

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I've installed a 256 M.2.Migrated Win10 to it. It will boot fine... if I use the boot menu. BUT... Even though I've changed the drive letter, it insists on using the old 16 GB cache drive (which for some reason was the C drive and had WIn10 on it when I got it).I've changed the 16 GB drive to E:, and the new one to C. Why, why, why does it keep insisting on booting from the now E: drive? I even deleted files off it, now it just gets errors and I have to use the F12 boot menu every time to boot from the C: drive.I've searched for hours... and hours... for a way to change the boot order, but Lenovo seems to have (maliciously) removed that menu from the BIOS. How the heck do I change this? Please?

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I have a T450S that is a few months old. It has worked fine until just the other day when it would not turn on. When I push the power button, the green LED flashes three times. Then, the LEDs on the F1, F4, and Fn keys come on for several seconds and go off. Here's what I've tried:- Charging for an extended period.- Removing the battery for an extended period.- Removing the battery and holding the power button for 60 seconds.- Pressing the button in the emergency reset hole. Nothing has made any difference. Any ideas?













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A:T450S won't boot, power button flashes 3 times

Update: I called Lenovo support and am sending it in for repair.

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I downloaded 14 updates for XP yesterday and when I restarted the system it would not boot. Would not boot into safe mode, last known good config or normally. It just keeps looping.

Is there any way I can uninstall those updates? What could the problem be?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Happy Holidays

Ken
 

A:XP will not boot after installing December 2013 Updates

One other thing. I just read the Boot Loop thread and I tried to get into the Recovery Counsel. It wouldn't let me because the incorrect password was entered.

I got into recovery just in case I need it.
 

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I recently upgraded from Acronis 2011 to 2013. Please note that Acronis 2011 boot cd works fine: tested booting with this cd and was able to boot to Acronis 2011.

Upgraded recently to Acronis 2013 & made boot cd. Booted with 2013 CD. Acronis logo appeared on acreen & under logo appeared "Loading, please wait". I waited 10 minutes & nothing happened. Problem is reproducable. Also downloaded ISO file from Acronis & made Acronis 2013 boot cd. Booted with Acronis ISO cd & have same problem.

Not sure what Acronis did in 2013 version as the 2011 cd boots.

Has anyone experienced this problem? Is there a fix short of going back to Acronis 2011?

Appreciate any/all feedback/recommendations!! Very frustrating

A:Problem Creating Acronis 2013 Boot CD

I have Acronis 2013. I had problems booting with the rescue disc on my Gigabyte UEFI BIOS system. I also have another system with an ASRock motherboard with UEFI BIOS and Win 8 and the rescue disc worked OK on that system.

The standard Acronis rescue disc uses Linux. On my Gigabyte system, I had to upgrade to the Plus Pack so I could create a WinPE/Acronis rescue disc. This is a Windows based OS disc and it works on both systems. I noticed that Macrium backup program (an Acronis competitor) also creates a WinPE rescue disc.

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I am having the exact same problem as in the post "Solved: Can't find Access Query when using Word mail merge." I am using Office 365 so I have the newest versions of both Word and Access.

When I try to mail merge starting with Access (right click the query and export to word merge), it tells me it "Could not find file 'C:\Users\Jeanne\Documents\My Data Sources.mdb'" I have a folder called My Data Sources. And yes, the database I want it to go to is in that folder. Of course the folder doesn't have a .mdb after it. What file is it looking for and why? The Access database ends in .accdb. I found some hint somewhere that that might be a problem, but I can't find how to fix it.

When I start the merge from Word, it finds the database fine, but only tables are listed. The link mentioned in the other post is broken, so I can't check that out.

I feel like I'm saying to my son "I'll see you at home" and he says "I can't find the dog." What dog? We don't have a dog, and I never said anything about a dog!!!

I am getting thoroughly fed up with Access! I am fairly tech savvy and can teach myself to do just about anything in excel just through trial and error or looking it up online, but every little thing I try to do in access gives me all sorts of problems!
 

A:Solved: Access 2013 Query to Word 2013 Mail Merge

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Hi there
Unless you have an ACTIVE Internet connection (or other Network Mail Server connection such as Exchange) you will NOT be able to set up OUTLOOK 2013.

Outlook 2013 requires (and there is no option unlike in Outlook 2010 to disable it by unchecking a box) a TEST email to be sent and working before your account(s) can be configured-- Once it's done you don't have to be online but if you need to set up several accounts and you don't have a working internet connection -- Tough luck.

Why on earth did Ms do this --it's not necessary and it is a Hassle for some people who are on the road, have purchased Office 2013 and want to set it up instead of having to wait until they get home.

Also a hassle if they want to prepare company laptop computers with email parameters in advance of the new Exchange email servers being rolled out to the users.

Even if your work policy has mechanisms where the USER can configure the email connections themselves they won't be able to set it up until the Servers are actually in place so you can't set the accounts up in advance.

The box I've shown here is from Outlook 2010. In Outlook 2013 the option is filled in and greyed out so you can't change it.

BTW I prefer and use Office 2010 myself but was trying to help a colleague to set up Office 2013.

Cheers
jimbo

A:Office 2013 --OUTLOOK 2013 requires Internet connection to set up

  
Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45


Hi there
Unless you have an ACTIVE Internet connection (or other Network Mail Server connection such as Exchange) you will NOT be able to set up OUTLOOK 2013.

Outlook 2013 requires (and there is no option unlike in Outlook 2010 to disable it by unchecking a box) a TEST email to be sent and working before your account(s) can be configured-- Once it's done you don't have to be online but if you need to set up several accounts and you don't have a working internet connection -- Tough luck....
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Of course you can uncheck the Test email box. It has been so in all Outlook versions, is still so in Outlook 2013.

The option is grayed out exactly as long as the NEXT button is grayed out i.e. as long as they could not be used due missing credentials, until the setup has all relevant information for an email account to work (email address, incoming and outgoing servers, username and password). When you have filled the needed credentials, both the Test box and NEXT button become visible and can be clicked / selected.

Although I could well understand that setting up an email account, which in any case needs a working connection, would require an existing connection, this is not the case with Outlook 2013. You can set your email accounts up while sitting in a pub in Brussels watching Premier League Football without Internet connection if you want to .

Screenshot from Windows 8.1 / Outlook 2013.
Kari

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Hello all!

I have MS Office 2010 installed and additionally MS Project 2013 Professional. Both are working fine, except that the installation/deinstallation menu of project 2013 is appearing on every system start. (I use windows 7 Professional by the way.)

I had some similar issues with visio 2010, where visio wanted to configure on every start of the program. I had to change some registry keys to solve the problem. I think this time perhaps some bad registry keys might also be responible.

Does anyone have this issue or know a solution? Many thanks in advance,
aga

A:MS Project 2013 Installation/Deinstallation Menu appears on every boot

Please download Autoruns utility from Microsoft - Sysinternals and start autoruns.exe as administrator.

In Logon tab please find anything related to MS Project, then uncheck it OR post a screenshot of this tab, so we could direct you to the appropriate solution.

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HI Guys, tried uninstalling office 2010 to open Outlook 2013 when I got the two following errors:

1: The resource that you are trying to use is located on an unsupported version of Microsoft exchange. Contact your email administrator for assistance.

2: Cannot start Microsoft Outlook. Cannot open the Outlook window. The set of folders cannot be opened. Your Microsoft exchange administrator has blocked the version of Outlook that you are using. Contact your administrator for assistance.
Does anyone know what these two errors are referring to and how I can fix it so I can start using Outlook 2013?

Many thanks.

A:Outlook 2010 and 2013 conflicting. Can't open 2013.

Are you trying to connect to an Exchange mail server, e.g. one managed by your employer?

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Hi there
Anybody used this yet -- I need to upgrade my imaging program - I now have USB3 slots on the laptop and want to know if Acronis 2013 will backup / restore to a USB3(only) external disk at USB3 speeds. I don't want this to run in USB2 compatibility mode speed.

I can use the try before buy - but hopefully someone has already tried this and saves me the bother of installing and testing this feature.

(OS W7 X-64 Enterprise).

Cheers
jimbo

A:ATM 2013 (Acronis True Image 2013) with USB3 HDD

I haven't tried it as I don't have a USB 3.0 external hard drive (I have USB 3.0 ports on my new motherboard). But, I suspect that the port speed is independent of the applications software such as True Image.

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Hi there

Whoever designed the base colors for Office 2013 must have been totally STONE DEAF and COLOR BLIND at the same time. I can't believe that comments weren't made before this stuff was allowed out of the door.

There's almost no possibilities to customize the backgrounds or colors and on a large monitor the base white looks really HIDEOUS -- you need a good pair of Sunglasses while working with it.

The only other choice is some type of Grey (shown in screenshot) which looks very similar to "The Fruit Company's Window colour scheme. Still looks hideous and that Blue !!!!!.

Outlook also displays the unread message titles in the most sickly blue (can't seem to change it) I've ever seen.

Before I remove this POS from my computer is there anyway to De-Uglify or customize like I had in Office 2010 with the Black background.

I don't like it opening with a prompt screen before I get the base screen (often needs another TWO keyboard strokes !! -- example for EXCEL 2013 shown) -- I should be able to open it in a Window with the menus just like like Office 2010. It means I now have to make a load of extra keyboard strokes before I actually get a workbook screen to start getting my work done.

I don't want the sign in reminders either -- I don't intend to use Cloud services etc.

Cheers
jimbo

A:Outlook 2013 (Office 2013) Help to De-Uglify

No there isn't a way (that I know of) to change it. It was too cumbersome and hogged my Internet Speed with Cloud and whatnot; so I went back to good ol' office 2010. Maybe you should too

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How can I setup my access 2013 database Calendar to show up in Outlook 2013 Calendar. please help me

 

A:Link a Access 2013 database Calendar to Outlook 2013 Calendar

what database are you using?
 

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Good morning,

I recently upgraded from Office 2010 Pro to Office 2013 Pro. However, after the install, all of the office products are showing as <NAME> (desktop) - i.e. Word (desktop), Powerpoint (desktop). Yet, when they are opened, the program is shown as Word 2013, Powerpoint 2013, etc. When I try to pin a file to the taskbar, it pins it under the Word (desktop) program, but when I open that file, it opens in Word 2013.

I am able to pin both Word 2013 and Word (desktop) to my taskbar. I am ONLY able to pin files to Word (desktop), but files only open using Word 2013. Both options open the same program. It is frustrating to have one program pinned just to have files pinned, only to have those files open in another taskbar "tile."
Why are they separate? Is there any way to get rid of one?

Any assistance is GREATLY appreciated!

-Andrew

A:Updated to Office 2013 Pro: Word (Desktop) vs Word 2013

Hi PrimetimeHero welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

It does seem that you have a duplicate set of short cuts to your Office products.

Normally it is best to store your Office product files in your Documents Library, under their various Folder titles such as Word Documents, Excel Spreadsheets etc. This keep them all in the one area for easy location.

Check to see whether you have duplicate copies of the actual files & if so make sure they are up to date & correct & delete one of them. Then delete the duplicate Shot Cuts then open your Documents Folder in your Documents library. Then locate a file in Documents such as Word xxx & if you want to have a short cut to it on your Desktop, right click on it & use Send To (create Desktop short cut).

As your information is not really clear, perhaps you could post back with more info on where your various Office files are actually located.

Below is a screen shot of my Documents Folder to expalin what I have been saying.

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The laptop is new. I am using Windows 10, nothing special: browsing, reading, etc. But CPU temperature is very often above 50 degrees. So, the fan turns on.

A:T450s: fan is on more often than not

Setting BIOS thermal management option to "balanced" helps very slightly.

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According to this website: http://www.pugetsystems.com/labs/articles/Overview-of-M-2-SSDs-586/m.2 slot comes in different flavors (SATA III, PCI-E 2.0 x2, PCI-E 2.0 x4 and PCI-E 3.0 x4) I would like to know what is the supported protocols for the T450s laptop. I'm asking this questions becauce I would like to buy a m.2 SSD disk to replace the "too small" 16GB that I have and I would like to know if it's worthwhile buying the Samsung SM951 that supports PCI-E 3.0 x4. Thank you.

A:T450s m.2 SSD

Good day and welcome to the community.
 
Apologies that I can't answer the SATA vs PCI-E portion of your question with any certainty. I can say, though, that the SM951 won't fit physically in your machine. That SSD is a 22x80mm form factor (2280) while your machine takes the 22x42 form factor (2242).
 
Please have a look at your hardware manual:
http://download.lenovo.com/pccbbs/mobiles_pdf/t450s_hmm_en_sp40g54937.pdf
where manual page 66 describes removal / installation.
 
Then, have a look at the FRU BOM:
http://download.lenovo.com/parts/ThinkPad/t450s_frubom_20150126.pdf
and on the last page you'll see the only factory part listed is the 16GB M.2 2242 SSD normally used for caching (I believe).
 
You should still be able to install a higher capacity 2242 M.2 SSD in that slot, though. The largest M.2 2242 SSD I've seen is also 256GB, but I haven't searched exhaustively.
 
Hope this helps a bit.
Regards.

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I have a T450S laptop. It came with 8 GB of RAM (4 on the board and 4 GB SO-DIMM). I replaced the SO-DIMM with a Crucial 16GB one. When I look at the system information, it indicates that I have all 20 GB of RAM available. I recently asked the computer to do a relatively big, but not that big, processing job that took a long time (14 minutes). While it was crunching, I checked the resource monitor and it indicated that only 3.9 GB of the RAM were being used and that  ~16GB were available - but the extra 16 wasn't being used, just sitting there being available. When the processing completed, the resource monitor still says that 3.5 GB are being used with "regular" computing - so basically, nothing was different with the big job compared to just ordinary tasks. How do I make the computer use all of the memory that it has? I've looked all over for some sort of setting.?

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Lenovo T450S originally with Windows7 ProfessionalUpgraded to 500 GB SSDClean install of Windows 10 Creators Update 1709Upon completion of install downloaded Lenovo System Update v5.07.0070Lenovo System updated drivers for ALL hardware successfully, no errors reported.BIOS updated to v1.32The quirks-Hot Key Features Integration v9.0.0.7The FN key led (green light) does not turn on. Tried the FN and ESC keys to activate, no luckOn a similar note the LEDS for Mute (F1) and Microphone (F4) don't work eitherHowever the On Screen Display for volume up/down and mute appears when those keys are pressedThe FN key LED stays lit initally, after all the Windows updates are run the FN Key LED goes dark-Intel HD Graphics Driver v20.19.15.4835The video display adapter is the Intel HD Graphics 5500Resolution of the display is set for the recommended 1920x1080Text when set for the recommended 125% medium appear large and undefined.When changing the setting to 100% the text appears better but is still look large and undefined.Action Items-Wiped the hard drive and reinstalled Windows 10, same result.-Installed the following which resulted in no changesLenovo Power Management v1.67.14.04Lenovo System Interface Foundation v1.1.13. Has anyone encountered this issue before?

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hello, i tried to reset my T450s lenovo thinkpad to factory setting. i was getting an error message the system can't be reset to factor setting. i belive this process should overide and delete an application installed in the laptop.

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Hello,
I am experiencing cpu/coil whine issue in my brand new T450s. Any ideas? I read the issue is caused by low quality capacitors on the motherboard. Does anyone else experience this issue on the new T450s? Should I contact the Repair center? Noise is definitely related to the cpu power consumption, because when the cpu is working it is not noticeable, I have to put my ear on the keyboard to hear it, but when the cpu is idle the buzzing is very annoying. 
 

A:T450s - cpu whine

I can hear this too, but only when the fan is not running. Seems to have something to do with the voltage.

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Hello everyone,I just updated my Thinkpad T450s from W7 to W10.What a disappointment, I lost all features Lenovo that make all the appeal of this laptop.Of course I also have Lenovo Lenovo Vantage, the only change is that the battery charge appears in green.So 2 questions:1) The T450s sold with windows10, did they have the Lenovo features?2) Is it possible in this case, to reinstall a recovery T450s in w10 on this laptop?cordially

A:Upgrading T450s w7 to w10

1) The T450s sold with windows10, did they have the Lenovo features?Most of ThinkVantage applications were discontinued after Win7, as newer Windows versions have many build in features, which make additional applications unnecessary. Pre-installed Win10 Pro came with additional theme, some logos, (sometimes) power plan and four or five Lenovo apps (most of them are no longer developed).2) Is it possible in this case, to reinstall a recovery T450s in w10 on this laptop?If you made a copy of Windows 7 Pro recovery, then there's no problem to reinstall it again.





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Ok, so i have t450s and i recently upgraded to a new 500 gb samsung ssd and 256gb my digital m.2 ssd. Now i want to clone my OS to m.2 drive and boot from there. how can i do that ?  any suggustions ? Thanks

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Hey guys! Just got a used t450s off eBay, and for some reason, the power button doesn't turn the computer off! I have to do it manually. I hit the button, and it doesn't do anything. Anyone? UPDATE: Solved. I just have to push it a bit harder 

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Since a few weeks ago, my t450s has started making horrific fan noises, I thought it to be due to dust and particles, so I removed the bottom case and went at it with a vacuum and some blowing. But the fan still has the same horrible noise. What's wrong here? What should I do? More importantly, is there any way to temporarily disable the fan or reduce its use so I that don't go crazy? Cheers.

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I accidentally closed my T450S without turning it off last night and went to sleep. Today it won't turn on. When I plug in the charger the power button blinks 3 times. I have work vital to my job and my studies that I must retrieve soon. The laptop is 9 months old, but the warranty is invalid because I live overseas and I can't ship it to the US for repairs. I have files I need Monday morning or I will fail my courses, which means I also lose my job. I have some of it backed up, but the finished product was a file too large for my google drive and I just bought a new external hard drive to back up this korning. I have tried:1. Booting without the battery2. The emergency reset button3. Removing the internal and external batteries and booting4. Draining the battery by holding the power button then booting with no battery5. Hitting the power button 10 times then holding for a minute then booting6. Removing the RAM, draining the power, replacing the ram, then booting with no battery7. Unplugging and replugging the connector between the charger and the motherboard8. Putting the whole thing back together and letting it sit on the charger for an hour in the hope that all this stuff did something and now it just needs to charge. Everything I tried left me with the same result. 3 blinks of the power button when plugged in, and no other response to anything else. Is there any way of repairing this giant waste of money sitting on my desk? Please help!

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Couple of items related to my new  T450.  Note  that I have set up the system as a dual boot with WIN8 and Ubuntu. Function  Keys: On all other Thinkpads I have owned, you needed to press the Fn key to get the Function key hardware option, e.g. sound, display.  For some reason, on this maching the function keys are in hardware mode and you need to press the Ctl and Alt to get the normal OS function key.  Is there a way to change this? SSD:Ordered my Thinkpad with a 256GB SSD.  I looked at the Smart Drive statistics and see that 105 sectors have remapped.  I have used Samsung SSDs and never have seen this.  Should I be concerned? Trackpad Pointer:The red rubber pointer pad sits too low..  I often hit a surrounding key. I am migrating from a T60 to my new T450S.  So, I swapped my T60 red pinter to the T450 and the problem fixed.  Is there any way to order some replacement red rubber buttons that sit higher?













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A:T450S Issues

As for the function keys, press FN + Esc once to activate FN Lock and switch the FN functions. The TrackPoint sits indeed lower, in order to protect the screen (as on older ThinkPads, the TrackPoint would often touch the screen when the lid was closed). Its not recommended to use the older, higher caps. Rather get used to the lower caps.

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I added a ssd in the m.2 slot and want this to be the boot drive. How do I set this drive to be the first in the  boot sequence? I enabled loack boot order w/ F1 ( i think it was) , then saved this setting , then clicked F12 to boot from the ssd.  It booted from the ssd (good) , but when I restarted, and did not click any F key, it reverted to booting from  the mechanical  Hdd . HOw can I change the order of the boot sequence and lock this? 

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Hi  I bought a T450S laptop and started using past two months. It is not turning on suddenly. As advised by technical support I pressed the reset button but NO luck. I read many messgaes about the same turn on issues.  Technical support said they will send technician to look this issue. I am very sad that expensive laptop gives trouble in just two months. Is it design issue? Any other advise to avoid the problem in future?? Thanks.  

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Hello everyone! I use the t450s for school, and I'm very happy with it thus far. My only complaint is battery. Just today, I realized it had a 2nd battery. I'm relatively unfamiliar with it, so could someone please tell me how it works? Does it kick in after the 1st battery dies? Do I have to enable something? Thanks guys!

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Can anyone suggest me whats the max ram i can put in T450s ? I have like 8gb ram now and would like to upgrade it. What type of ram does it uses ? Thanks in advance

A:T450s ram upgrade

This Lenovo Forum thread has a reply form a Lenovo moderator that states that the T450s has 4GB memory soldered to systemboard and one 204-pin SO-DIMM socket, so on your system the SO-DIMM slot probably has a 4GB SO-DIMM installed.     From what he states, if you have a 5th generation  CPU you could go as high as 20GB if you added a single 16GB SO-DIMM, but they are a bit pricey.  Crucial 8GB DDR3L-1600 SODIMM  - $46.99- DDR3L PC3L-12800 ? CL=11 ? Unbuffered ? NON-ECC ? DDR3L-1600 ? 1.35V ? 1024Meg x 64http://www.crucial.com/usa/en/thinkpad-t450s/CT6942398 Crucial 16GB DDR3L-1600 SODIMM  - $159.99- DDR3 PC3-12800 ? CL=11 ? Unbuffered ? NON-ECC ? DDR3-1600 ? 1.35V ? 2048Meg x 64http://www.crucial.com/usa/en/thinkpad-t450s/CT7305578 Removal steps of the memory module - ThinkPad T450s  (note the links to pages showing how to remove battery and base cover)https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/documents/pd100546

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I have a desktop Pc and a laptop Pc with Office 2013. I want to export the contacts fra from the desktop to the laptop and when I export to a csv file on the desktop the e-mail adresses is missing in the file. They are not in the csv file. When I import it on the laptop names, phonenumbers, adresses etc. is ok but no e-mail adresses.

I think it is strange and I have not experienced it with Outlook 2010??

Peter

I imported the backup.pst and it did the trick.

A:Export Contacts from Outlook 2013 to Outlook 2013 on another Pc?

when exporting as a csv file you have to map custom fields first and take the email 1 address and move it into the other side for the addresses to get in there (from left to right) or the email addresses will not go correctly into the computer you want to do it to. If you back it up with *.pst then everything goes in much easiwer

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My T450s suddenly shutdown, with no warning!  I was not doing anything heavy, just some coding, and was plugged in to AC with batteries attached and with charge. This same sudden shutdown has happened to me before, a few months back. Since then, I have done a clean install of Windows 10 /w Creators Update. Latest BIOS etc. installed. Wondering if anyone else has encountered this issue? This seems to be an extremely rare occurance - I use this machine every day - although I suspect that this is a hardware/firmware problem. (The only hardware I've replaced from factory condition was the 2.5" hard drive, changed to a Samsung EVO SSD.)

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When I shut down, after the OS closes properly, the display turns off and the green led of the power button starts blinking.The CPU fan start spining fast and the CPU area (and the exiting air) turns very hot.It started doing so after the latest drivers update. Running Windows 10 build 14393.321 Please note that with Ubuntu the system shuts down properly, I believe it's a driver issue but I can't troubleshoot it.Any idea?

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Hi all, I want to know if the same issue happens to you. Well my thinkpad t450s becomes hot while it's connected to AC adapter.The laptop still new, and I've been strugled with this problem for awhile, the laptop becomes very hot prevents me to hold it.I don't know is this normal, if not what you suggest me to do? Thank you

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i recently purchased a thinkpad t450s to replace a thinkpad that had been provided my my previous employer.  on the prior thinkpad (i do not recall the model), pressing F8 turned wifi on or off. this was convenient for traveling or to extend battery life. the previous thinkpad ran windows 7. my t450s has the same picture on the F8 key - it looks like a radio tower with a line through it. but it does not seem to affect wifi. instead, it pops open the "action center."  this thinkpad is running windows 10. in general, i expected a single button to turn wifi on/off easily. i'd actually prefer to keep it off most of the time, since i work at home and connect via a cat5 ethernet cable.  right now, i have to dig into settings to turn wifi on or off. did lenovo change the behavior of F8?did windows 10 hijack thinkpad function keys?am i doing something wrong?is there a way to remap the function keys to make them (at least F8) work the way i want them to?










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A:t450s F8 key does not disable wifi

When the action center pops up, theres an icon bottom right that you can set what the Fn key does.  Select alternate between blah blah blah . Hope that helps.

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Dear Lenovo forums,We have during the last few months experienced some issues with the display of the Lenovo T450s PC. The issue concerns that the display stops updating while the user is typing or watching a video, but "resumes" displaying "live" whenever the mouse is touched. We've tried updating different drivers (power management, display drivers, onscreen display, etc.) but without any luck. The issue is not easily re-created, and can occur at any time - no specific moment or occasion. Below is a summarize of our observations:- Can sometimes be resolved by plugin in a power supply.- Can sometimes be resolved by closing down a few applications.- Can sometimes be activated by visiting dr.dk in IE- Only the T450s - the x250 or T460s has no problem- Not able to determine if it is a certain model of the T450s As you can see, we have no clear idea of what causes the issue, but are in dire need for a fix as this is driving our users mad.  

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I was gaming on my T450s and suddenly these artifacts appeared on the screen. I tried to power off and restart, update drivers and BIOS... nothing seems to work. The artifacts are not static, they actually jump around on the screen when I move the mouse or the type on the keyboard. I tried finding a solution but I haven't seen anyone else have this issue.http://imgur.com/a/ONJrvI ran some diagnostics on it (one through the BIOS and also through the Lenovo Companion tool) and there doesn't seem to be any kind of hardware issues. I can actually use the computer normally (open up applications, use the keyboard & mouse). I did try the VGA and mini display port to test out the picture on an external monitor but that did not work.I had a few ideas of what could be potentially the suspect:- GPU got fried- LCD screen clonked out Any idea of what could be wrong? I was thinking of taking my chances and buying a replacement screen to start troubleshooting. Really sad especially since I got it new two years ago. Specs:? Intel Core i5-5200U Processor (3MB Cache, up to 2.70GHz)
? Intel HD Graphics 5500
? Windows 10
? 14.0" FHD (1920 x 1080) with WWAN
? 720p HD Camera
? 4 GB DDR3L - SDRAM 1600MHz Base soldered + 8 GB stick that I bought separately
? 500GB Hard Disk Drive, 7200rpm, 2.5"
? 16GB M.2 Solid State Drive Single
? 3rd M.2 SSD slot
? Intel 7265 AC/B/G/N Dual Band Wireless + Bluetooth Version 4.0 

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As I understand, hardware fde works by using a media encryption key that is stored in the disc controller.  Access to this key is controlled by a key encryption key which the user should be able to set.  (Without setting this key, fde is pointless as the drive will boot without any user intervention). How does one set the key encryption key on the T450S?  And can it be configured so the key has to be re-entered after the wakes from sleep or hibernation, as well as at boot time. Thanks,

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Introduction The ThinkPad T450s is one of the best new ultrabooks. While it's not as thin as some, it's still quite compact, and much easier to service than thinner machines, and the Full HD IPS screen is a standout feature.This review is based on a production ThinkPad T450s, Machine Type 20BX, Product ID 20BXCTO1WW. Intel Core i7-5600U ProcessorWindows 8.1 Pro 6414.0" FHD (1920 x 1080)720p HD CameraIntel HD Graphics 55004 GB DDR3L - SDRAM 1600MHz BaseFingerprint Reader500GB Hard Disk Drive, 7200rpm, 2.5"ThinkPad Battery 3 cell Li-Polymer (23.2Whr) FrontThinkPad Battery 3 cell Li-Polymer (23.2Whr) RearCountry Pack 45W AC adapter United States (2pin)Intel 7265 AC/B/G/N Dual Band Wireless + Bluetooth Version 4.0After receipt: 4 GB Samsung SO-DIMM was installedHard disk was replaced with 1 TB Samsung 850 EVO SSD.ConstructionQuality of T450s construction is not up to old ThinkPad standards, with some obvious cheapening, but is still pretty good. Annoyances include the difficulty of prying off the bottom cover (after removing 8 screws) to get to the inside, and fingerprint-revealing textured plastic instead of the old rubberized finish. But it's quite solid, no flexing, and quite compact.ConnectivityPort layout is reasonably good on both sides with nothing on the back. All USB ports are 3.0 with excellent performance. But Mini DisplayPort means you may have to buy and carry an easy-to-lose dongle. Wi-Fi performance (Intel 802.11ac 2x2) seems better than earlier gene... Read more

A:ThinkPad T450s Review

Belkin Mini DisplayPort to HDMI Adapter is available at low cost from B&H.




Hope that helps,JohnThinkPad T420s [ i7-2640M | 16GB | 1TB SSD | 1600x900 | 802.11n | BT | Cam | FR | Win8.1Pro64 ]

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Is there a way to use an eGPU with the T450s? Is there a docking station that would support an eGPU?

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