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Both the 'System Update' and 'Lenovo Vantage' apps constantly take focus

Q: Both the 'System Update' and 'Lenovo Vantage' apps constantly take focus

Not sure if I'm using the right term but while either of these programs are checking for updates, cursor focus is contanstly being pulled to either the app itself or the numerous background processes it seems to be opening. Seems minor but this means you literally can't multitask or do anything requiring typing while checking for updates, because your cursor is constantly being moved out of whatever you're trying to do. This is especially a problem because of how long the scans take to run.Few addl questions: - Are these two apps doing the same thing, and if so, why are there two of them? Just noticed the 'System Update' one today, Vantage I have had since purchase - Why are there numerous 'Setup' popups being generated in the background while these programs scan? (see photo attached). If you Alt-Tab during the process, you can see many exe / software shell things opening and closing (is this what pulls focus away?). - Is there anyway to fix these programs so they run truly in the background? Can't imagine it's a big ask to clean these up a bit. Thanks!





ThinkPad X1 Carbon 6th 20KHCTO1WW w/ Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-8550U

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Preferred Solution: Both the 'System Update' and 'Lenovo Vantage' apps constantly take focus

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In this first screenshot of Lenovo Vantage running under Windows 10 (64) on my X1 Yoga (1st generation), please notice where it says that I need to install Sierra Wireless EM7455 Software - 10 (64), version 7.47.4743.0105.  However, in the second screenshot, please notice where the Installation History shows that Sierra Wireless EM7455 Software - 10 (64), version 7.47.4743.0105 was successfully installed already. Everytime I boot up and run Lenovo Vantage to check for updates, it tells me that I need Sierra Wireless EM7455 Software - 10 (64), version 7.47.4743.0105 so I let it install it. Everytime I install it, the installation appears to be successful and my computer reboots, but then after rebooting, Lenovo Vantage again tells me that (1) I need it, (2) I already have it. This is crazy.  In the third screenshot (looking at Windows Device Manager) I see the Sierra Wireless EM7455 Qualcomm Snapdragon X7 LTE-A. The fourth screenshot shows that it is disabled.  I will enable this and then retry to install the updated. I'll report back in a second posting on this thread whehter it works.  (I would leave this posting open and finish it later, but I'm afraid it woud all be lost when I reboot).   

A:ENDLESS LOOP: Lenovo Vantage Tells Me To Update a Driver That Vantage Says Is Already Up to Date.

After enabling the driver in Windows Device Manager, then again trying to update, the update was successful. After another reboot, Lenovo Vantage no longer show that this needs to be updated.  I'm no programmer, but it seems to me that the Lenovo Vantage update program ought to be able to see whether a driver is disabled and to tell the user to enable it in order to allow successful of updating of the driver. My 2¢.

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Hi, System Update 5 popped up this AM and wanted to search for updates. I allowed it and none were found. No problem there, my question is, hasn't Vantage replaced System Update? In other words, is SU5 needed on my P1? TIA!





P1: 8850H, FHD, 16gb, 512gb, P2000, IR Camera, Windows 10 ProT450s & X201t & M93p, too

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The subject pretty much explains it. I'm running Windows Education 10, Fall Creators Update, on the Yoga 720, 15" w/ the Nvidia GPU. "Tool for Lenovo System Update" is always there in the task manager, and the fan runs frequently. Any idea how I can make it stop taking so many resources and generating excess heat / killing battery?

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Should I be getting my drivers from Lenovo's site or Lenvo Vantange system? I always check Lenovo's site for new drivers because I never use Lenovo's vantage system but I have seen some people say that Lenovo Vantage system has newer drivers. Is that true?

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Hey all ... here is a screenshot of the current state of affairs: Note: this is the Win 10 Pro 64-bit OS, Version 1803 ... Windows Update is ' ... up to date'. I have tried various Lenovo Vantage Critical / Recommended / Optional update selections (in their respective groups and / or alone) and re-booted every time following failed system updates ... I cannot seem to break whatever log jam is occurring here. I thought perhaps trying the IME 11.6 Firmware - 10 [64] - V.11.8.55.3510 update alone, or, the ThinkPad BIOS Update - 10 [64] - V.2.26.1.18 update alone (they are both 'Reboot Required' updates) might get me past this issue, however, so far, no joy.  There is a 'Fully charged (100%)' battery installed in the system. Thanks for any insights offered, FFF P.S.  I would also be interested to find a Lenovo drivers list of older Synaptics Pointing Device (ThinkPad UltraNav / Touchpad) drivers for my P70 machine ... does such a historical driver resource exist?  The reason being, the more recent touchpad drivers are unsuitable for me ... too sensitive / 'sticky' (adjustment of various touchpad settings doesn't cure the usability issues) ... I much preferred the behaviours of the earlier drivers but can now only Roll Back to Driver Version: 19.3.4.202 (16-Jan-18) ... I'd much rather use the July 2017 driver version, whatever the version number was (possibly 19.3.4.112).

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Lenovo Vantage is telling me to install an update. When I have installed the update and restarted it still tells me I have to update. I've tried reinstalling the program and the update, but nothing seems to fix it. I can't change any of the setting in Vantage because of this, so i'm stuck with 60% charge. The version it wants me to install is 1.1.17.1.

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I would like to use the automatical Update-Service from Lenovo. But always when I start to search for new Updates it stopps at 15% and says that there are no new Updates available.I tried to uninstall Vantage and use the old System Update Software... The same there.Also in the logs there are some Errors which are not providing any helpful information.Tried to reinstall "lenovo system interface foundation", "Lenovo vantage", "Lenovo System Update", "Lenovo Service Bridge",.... So maybe there is an easier solution? Using a Lenovo Thinkpad P50 20EN0006GE with Windows 10 64-Bit

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Hello,I have a Lenovo Thinkpad W540 which is out of warranty.  While using the Lenovo System Update utility to update the BIOS, the BIOS update failed, and now my W540 will no longer boot.  Is there a way to restore the BIOS without replacing the system board? Is there a place where can I download the BIOS file (not only the upgrade utility)? Thank you!

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I purchased this used X250 (Product Number 20CMOOE5US) last week with Windows 10 Enterprise 64-bit Edition. I downloaded and installed Lenovo Vantage from Microsoft Store which is built-in in the Windows 10. The Lenovo System Update utility updated several components but failed with a BIOS update. The current BIOS version listed at the bottom of the Lenovo Vantage window is N10ET21W 0.21. I tried the stand-alone BIOS update version 1.27 downloaded from https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/downloads/ds102288, which also failed in the same way: the error message reads "OEM check failed from BIOS service. The utility process has not completed." I also noticed this weired label in the System Information for the processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-5### CPU @ 2.2GHz 2.19GHz. I guess a BIOS update would correct the processor info. But then how do I get BIOS updated? Please advise.

A:X250 BIOS update failed - Lenovo Vantage

Here is the text shown in the terminal window while Lenovo Vantage's System Update was installing BIOS update: SCT Flash Utility for Lenovofor Windows V1.0.3.9Copyright (c) 2011-2017 Phoenix Technologies Ltd.Copyright (c) 2011-2017 Lenovo Group Limited.SecureFlash BIOS detected.Read BIOS image from file.Initialize Flash module.Read current BIOS. This terminal window flashed 3-4 times and then disappeared with the "OEM" error message described in the original post.  

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My Lenovo Vantage app is not working after update my computer. I am using Window 10 64bit.Here is the error link I keep getting:https://imgur.com/a/sHYKYMb

A:Lenovo Vantage app not working after latest Window update.

Hi TTLL, Lenovo Vantage is the replacement of the following 3 apps:Lenovo CompanionLenovo SettingsLenovo Account Portal applicationsSeems like the problem you described was led by wrong registry value when previously upgrade from Companion to Vantage. You may try to remove all Lenovo related apps from Microsoft Store and re-install Vantage.  





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These are not working/detecting updates for my system. They report no packages/drivers found/available for my system. However, if I go to the support site and manually browse through the drivers list, I find a few that are recommended (and newer than what I have installed) and one urgent (newer than I have installed)The urgent one is Intel ME for version 11.8.55.3510 - I have 11.8.50.3460 installedThe recommended one is Diagnostics Lite for version 4.22.0 - I have 4.20.1 installed When I run the following command, I get; c:\drivers\win\me\meinfowin.exe Intel MEInfo Version: 11.8.50.3460 Any ideas why new drivers are not being detected? This happened once before, and I manually installed the drivers. I have not manually installed these latest drivers yet. My system is Windows 10 Pro - Version 1803 - Build 17134.191BIOS - N1DET98W 2.24Vantage - 4.12.13.0System Update 5 - 5.07.0072Lenovo Service Bridge - 4.0.6.4Support Automatic Driver Update - what's provided on support.lenovo.com ThanksDoug

A:P70: Vantage/System Update 5/Automatic Driver Update not detecting drivers/updates

Vantage and Lenovo System Update both use the SU catalog.The SU catalog is updated with the new driver around 30 days after it shows up on the support page.Lenovo must quality test the driver and build .XML entries for the catalog. Thus your support page has the most current drivers.

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My keyboard backlight doesn't go on and off automatically anymore depending on how light or how dark it is.  I have discovered this happens since i "upgraded" Lenove Settings to Lenove Vantage. I never gave it much thought because it worked always. Now that it is somehow gone i am experiencing how highly inconvenient this is in my work flow.  There isn't even an option anymore in Lenovo Vantage to enable automatic backlight... Why? I have never heard of 'upgrades' that actually demote an important every day function, and add an inconvenient annoyance.   Please tell me i am missing something, otherwise there is no excuse for this horrible 'upgrade'. Thanks.

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I attempted to install the new Y520 BIOS release in hopes of addressing recurrent wake-from-sleep issues. The "System Update" function in Lenovo Vantage shows "BIOS update - 10 [64] V.4KCN41WW" but will not install it. The resulting message is "Failed installed on 1/25/2018 at 6:40 PM".

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My HP VR (Windows Mixed Reality) Headset has stopped working after ThinkPad updates, and now getting this error whenever I lunch windows mixed reality: Check your display cable: Make sure your headset's display cable is plugged in correctlyError Code 1-4Laptop Model: T580 ThinkPad LENOVO 20L9CTO1WW (U3E1)Operating System: Windows 10 Pro 64-bitGraphic card: NVIDIA GeForce MX150  System Update History in Lenovo Vantage:1- Intel Management Engine 11.8 Firmware - 10 [64] - V.11.8.60.3561 oSuccessfully installed on 2/6/2019 at 10:42 PM2- Lenovo USB Selective Suspend Patch - 7/10 [64] - \/.1.0 oSuccessfully installed on 2/6/2019 at 10:42 PM3- ThinkPad Hotkey Features Integration Package Setup - 10 [64] - V.9.0.4.0 oSuccessfully installed on 2/6/2019 at 10:42 PM4- Intel Graphics Driver (Windows 10 Version 1703 or later) - 10 [64] - V.25.20.100.6472 oSuccessfully installed on 2/6/2019 at 221 PM5- NVIDIA Optimus Display Driver - 10 [64] - V.24.21.13.9836/24.20.100.6344 oSuccessfully installed on 2/6/2019 at 2:14 PM6- Intel Management Engine 12.0 Software - 10 [64] - V.1828.12.0.1152 oSuccessfully installed on 2/5/2019 at 639 AM7- Lenovo Intelligent Thermal Solution Driver - 10 [64] - V.1.0.1.267 eSuccessfully installed on 2/5/2019 at 639 AMI reinstalled WMR app and also reinstalled latest NVIDIA GeForce MX150 driver from NVIDIA website manually. Still getting the same error In Device Manager under "Monitors", the "Mixed Reality headset" monitor is NOT presented.&nb... Read more

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The vantage app is suggesting the above noted update and cautions that if Intel Active Management technology, Intel Small Business Technology, or Intel Standard Manageability are being used they should be unprovisioned.  I actually cannot recall if I fed these beasts or not. ie I do not know how to determine whether these worthy technologies/programs are being used! The provided link to the unprovisioning tool is not helpfull.  I am fully aware that I understand enough about the workings of a PC to get in huge trouble. Any suggestions as to how to determine whether I need to unprovision. (an actually frightening word) or whether I need this update?

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Dear Sir or Madam I am not a native speaker. My brand new P52 4k needs to reboot three time at each power-off start, befor it goes to login screen.I updated intel ME 12.0 Firmware to 12.0.22.1310 via lenovo vatange. And it said that the update was successfull.Befor this update, the computer had never met this kind problem. I tried to install 12.0 Firmware manualy, but failed ever time.  It's there any way to solve this problem. I've to go to lenove local service center? I hope you can help me , any useful reply will be highly appreciate. Thanks in advance. 

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Attempting to update my Intel SSD (SSDSCKKF256H6L) from firmware version LBFL10P to firware version LBFL16P.  Failure is with the Lenovo Storage Device Firmware Update Utility 1.10.  Failed many times.  Attached image is the error message.Help please!

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On the X1 Extreme with the latest 1.17 Bios you can set it to run in Discrete graphics only mode instead of hybrid with the Intel. (You technically could prior to this bios, but it had issues that could brick the unit). Problem is if you do a frwsh install, Vantage will always show the same "Nvidia And Intel Drivers" package as available, if I had to guess because there is no Intel and it checks for that. The driver says "Installed Version:Not Available" which makes me thing there is a detection issue. The first install works fine, but it will always show up as an avalible update untill you hide it. Installing it again and again does nothing. And you can then open the Geforce experience software and it will then update to the true latest version, but Vantage will still show it as available after and if I had to guess would break something if it installed over a newer version. On a test fresh install, changing it to Hybrid and installing then changing back seems to work, but if you start out as discrete, it always shows that already installed update untill you ignore it (so this likley wouldnt of shown up in their testing as their systems were likley hybrid origonally).  Just a heads up to anyone and hopfully someone who can address this sees it. Also if anyone knows a better place to just simply report bugs like this in a way where it can actually get past level 1 tech support and submitted to someone who can address these issues id love to know it.

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Hi, I recently was prompted to do an optional update to the touchpad driver via Lenovo vantage. Since then the custom settings for the touchpad have reverted to the generic windows mouse settings. There used to be options to turn off taps, gestures etc. I have set the touchpad to low sensitivity for taps but it's still too sensitive when using the touchpad and it often clicks on things I don't want it to. I have uninstalled the drivers and reinstalled based on my serial number and still the same. I'd have thought this is how it is but knowing that I used to be able to turn things off like taps, then this is why I am trying to find a solution. So far haven't had much luck with support via Live chat with Lenovo or via email. Can someone help? I need taps turned off and want to be able to access those settings like just recently.

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Just updated to Win10 ver 1803 aka April 2018 / Spring Creators update. Now the color setting in Lenovo Vantage no longer work. It doesn't change no matter which color profile I choose. Aside from this, night light in Win10 also stopped working. It is not grey out, but no effect regardless on or off. Can anyone that is on 1803 confirm this? 

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I noticed this morning that attempts to start Lenovo Vantage would return the following error:"Vantage has Encountered a ProblemPlease restart your computer and try again.If the problem continues, click the Install button below to install or update the Lenovo System Interface Driver." The problem persisted through a reboot and installation of the Lenovo System Interface Driver (currently running version 1.1.17.1, and am uncertain what the previous version was). The last major change was the installation of Windows 10 64-bit 1809 feature update. There had been a number of minor changes covering Windows security updates and driver updates triggered by Vantage itself since I last used Vantage. Has anyone faced this problema and know the solution? Would appreciate any advice.Happy Holidays BTW.

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Friends from Lenovo,Since I did the update to the Windows 10 October Update of the operating system, the Lenovo Vantage application does NOT work on my notebook Lenovo ThinkPad X220, and keeps asking me to install the System Interface Driver, which I have already done about 3, 4 times, and the problem is still there: Lenovo Vantage does not open!! Therefore, I need to ask you if you can tell what do I have to do to solve this problem and achieve that the Lenovo Vantage application do open up in my Lenovo ThinkPad X220 notebook. Could you please tell me what do I have to do to achieve that the Lenovo Vantage application do opens up on my Lenovo ThinkPad X220 notebook and stops asking me to download and install the System Interface Driver?Thanks so much for your help!! Yours truly,Cristián Palau

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So it's not a huge problem, but after updating the BIOS on my T480 from V1.17 to the current release V1.24 the Lenovo Vantage tool still reports (on lower right corner of screen) that I have BIOS V1.17 installed. The update installed normally and I have verified that V1.24 is installed Boot --> F1 --> reviewed installed version. I thought you guys at Lenovo might want to check it out. I do have the current version of Vantage installed (latest version offered by the Microsoft Store for Win 10 Pro): V 4.27.32.0





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A:Lenovo Vantage reports incorrect BIOS version after BIOS update

 
 
See below.  Basically Vantage "may not"  show current BIOS version.  It will eventually "catch up".  The data is cached.
 
https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/solutions/ht506091

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I have been wondering why there are two methods to get updates for my X1 Extreme.One update method is via the Lenovo Vantage application (under Windows 10 Programs)The other method is to go to the Lenovo Support page (https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/us/en/products/laptops-and-netbooks/thinkpad-x-series-laptops/thinkpad-...); I used the full URL with model number, but you can also use the main support page and use 'Dectect Product' which uses Lenovo Service Bridge to detect the laptop model and serial #. I have used both, but am probably going to stick with Lenovo Vantage. Which method are most of you using? PSell is similar in this regard. They also have multiple update apps / methods for some reason. 

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About a month ago i went on lenovo vantage and found the cool and quiet/intelligent cooling options successfully. Now when I went to lenovo vantage to find those options, they had disappeared and I can't access or find them at all. I already uninstalled and then installed lenovo vantage to see if it would help, but it still doesn't come up. 

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hello,I want to keep my computer battery intact because I do not move it so much and my laptop (lenovo v310 15-isk) battery is built-in .so installed lenovo vantage to enable conversation mode but i did not found power setting in hardware settings .i only found audio settings.how can i fix that problem and enable conversation mode.thanks.

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hi.i was using my computer with battery conservation on a few days ago but next day i used the pc i couldn't use it. i losed that option and i really need it because i need to use my computer all day does anyone know what can i do?i already tried to reinstall the drivers and lenovo vantage too and nothing


























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Hello i downloaded and installed lenovo vantage and lenovo setting app on my lenovo thinkpad x1 carbon (2nd generation) having windows 10 pro but both apps run for 5 to 7 seconds and closes automatically without doing anything. please tell me some solution.All my driver and software are up to date and i also downloaded new version of lenovo system interface 1.1.16.0 from lenovo support. and lenovo vantage and lenovo settings app are also updated. Please tell some solution to overcome this!

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I read other posts and none specifically addressed this for the 920 and the use of what is actually a good Lenovo config tool seems to be poorly documented.   I would think it would be the same for any Yoga model with Windows 10 and Lenovo Vantage installed.   I can't seem to find a version for Vantage, so hopefully this works on all versions.    1) Find and open Lenovo Vantage on your machine (use Cortana if needed).   This is the Responsive view and yours may look different...don't worry, options are the same.  Click on Hardware settings  2)  Click on Input (again, responsive view...whatever view you have should have this button labeled the same)  3)  This will open the Hardware Setting - Input UI.   Under 'Function Keys' click on the one that is labeled 'F1-F12' (should look like below, highlighted in blue) to make that the the Function the default setting for those keys...to further clarify: it will now be a Function Key (F1-F12) by default.    With this change, you will press the FN+ one of the function key for the Hot Key option (e.g. FN+F1=mute/unmute, FN+F2=volume down, etc.)     4)  Your change is already saved, so you can now X-out (click X in the upper right) of the pop-up windows created by that were created   

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...even though I keep telling them not to with both tweakui and straight reg hacks. Next reboot sees the entry reset.

has anyone ever seen this before?
has anyone managed to fix it?!

Regards,

N.
 

A:Apps keep stealing focus...

No, but after you do the reghack, have you tried setting security on the key?

You have to use regedt32 on 2000 or XP to be able to set it to read only for everyone and remove any other accounts that it has.
 

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There are several threads about various kinds of loss of focus but none are quite like mine. In the last several days, the app window with the focus will spontaneously lose focus. This happens about every 10 to 15 seconds. To restore focus, I must click within the app. Then I get about 10 to 15 seconds of up time before the next loss of focus.

I thought it might be Carbonite running in the background but, I paused it and the thing still happens. Sleep is set to "never."

Does this sound familiar to anyone?

A:Apps lose focus

Welcome
Never had the problem but sounds like its a problem caused by other software. A clean boot may help
How to troubleshoot a problem by performing a clean boot in Windows Vista or in Windows 7

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First, two apologies. 1) I couldn't find a forum that looked relevant to my problem so this may be mis-posted. 2) I don't know the Windows lingo, so this may be more difficult than it should be.

The last 3-4 days, my apps are losing focus. May not be the right word - let me explain. If I'm working on MS Word (but the problem is in EVERY app), the bar along to top is dark blue. Recently, when I'm working in Word, the blue bar turns gray, meaning, I suppose, another app has somehow gained focus. I found this AM, Windows seems to give focus to the small arrow in the Task Bar - Show Hidden Icons. Every time the app I'm using loses focus, it moves to Show Hidden Icons.
How di I get Windows to stop changing focus?

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Very peculiar problem that probably started with installation of a toolbar by mistake. Suppose I'm in chrome and typing in a text box, after exact 5s, the whole window loses focus and i need to click on the box again to regain focus and resume typing (you can understand how annoying this is).

I have tried these so far but failed to resolve:
1. Got rid of the toolbar
2. Ran MSE. It cleaned two security issues.
3. Created new user
Still, the same. No change.

I'm this close to reinstalling windows. Sincerely trying to save a day of my life by avoiding reinstallation.

A:Apps lose focus after 5s. Can't type.

Does this occur with ALL windows (chrome, MSword, etc.)?

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Hello, In our organization we have a VPN client that is sensative to driver versions.  We have noticed Lenovo System Update is only updating the Lenovo T470 Wireless-AC 8265 drivers to a certain point and has stopped.  That we could tell there did seem to be a problem as previously there was a rapid succession of updates for our T470's and the wireless NICs to a certain point.T470 - 20HES09L00 Would it be possible to have this driver updated? 2018/09/03 - v20.70.3.3 - Lenovo2019/03/06 - v20.120.1.1 - Intel  Thank you,Tony H. 

A:Lenovo T470 - Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265 - Lenovo System Update - Wireless AC Driver Update

I noticed this apparent divergence on my T480, so I manually installed thev20.120.1.1 driver direct from the  Intel site. When it got done installing, Device manager (Windows 10 Pro 64-bit) reported that I STILL was using the same version as offered by Lenovo:  v20.70.3.3 - Lenovo





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after i choose for the option in lenovo vantage battery to keep it between 55/60% now i can't turn it of because i can't open the lenovo vanatge settings .... any way to turn it off ? 

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Hi In w 8.1 If I open an app within seconds it loses focus. It makes it very difficult to type ie in e mail, the only way to get focus is to left click the mouse within the app and the cursor comes back for a few letters then the cursor disapears again. So any time I make an app active it becomes inactive quickly. To make it active again I have to click on it with my mouse.
As you can imagine it makes 8.1 imposible to use.
Any help would be appreciated

A:open apps that are active lose focus in seconds in w.8.1

Well after a lot of research traced problem down to logitech so uninstalled setpoint and now my combo mouse and keyboard works fine.

Thanks

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Hi,yesterday I updated new BIOS 9SKT99A to ThinkCentre M92p (motherboard is7xm rev. 1.0). BIOS is taken from the official website of Lenovo. The update was made using the program "Flash UEFI BIOS update (Flash from operating system version)" - 9sjy99usa.exe from Windows 7 Pro x64.Now after BIOS update is PC constant reboot. The last picture before rebooting: FW status recovery error. This message hangs 0.5 seconds on the built-in video card, or 2-3 seconds on the external video card (in my case, the NVIDIA GT 730). Only thing I can do is access BIOS setting or choose boot device thru F12 or F1.I did:F9 (reset to default) and CMOS reset - no change, Boot mode UEFI or LEGACY - no change, Boot device (USB/DVD of W7, W8, W10, network boot) - no change, Disconnecting all boot devices - nochange.I need help.Thanks,Dmitriy.

A:Lenovo ThinkCentre M92p. After updating the BIOS from 06/30/2017, the system restarts constantly.

Burn a CD with the BIOS ISO, and follow the procedure for recovering from a failed BIOS update in the HMM.   If unsuccessful, do the same with the previous version of BIOS, which is at the very bottom of your system's BIOS download page. 
 
Edit:  try the older version first, if that works, then do a regular CD ISO update to the latest. 
 
 

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Hi, I updated new BIOS 9SKT99A to ThinkCentre M82 BIOS downloaded from official website of Lenovo.https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/us/en/products/desktops-and-all-in-ones/thinkcentre-m-series-desktops/t... Now after BIOS update the PC boots for a second and turns off. Then the cycle repeats. I believe it's a problem with this version of the BIOS. I have attempted to revert to the pervious version via the Jumper Procedure, but it appears to have been over written. 

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Hello,

My GF is hooked on the hidden object type games and she's likes playing them on her laptop. She's been complaining that when she plays the games (at full screen mode), the game get's replaced by her desktop for no reason. I've tested this using multiple H.O. games but the symptoms persists. After maybe about 10 minutes playing a game in full screen, all of a sudden it reverts to the desktop. The game itself isn't crashing so it's just a matter of clicking the game tab in the task bar to go back to the game.

When a game loses focus and the desktop shows, I notice that the desktop icons seems to do a refresh icon and also the rocket dock popup aplet is shown. Turning off rocket dock and all background programs (except anti-virus) doesn't fix it.

Any idea what might me causing this?? or maybe a possible fix?
Any suggestions will be very much appreciated.


thank you and ALOHA

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Toshiba laptop
3.0ghz processor
1 gb ram
60gb HD

Windos XP sp2 32bit (latest updates installed except sp3)
ati-virus - SpyHunter v3.719 (did a complete scan but only detected bunch of tracking cookies)

A:need assistance for full screen game apps losing focus to desktop

Hi avro !

Uninstall rocket dog completely, restart the computer and see if it helps

Does the same issue happen in safe mode (provided the game works there) ?

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