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Noticed issues ever since I installed Lenovo Companion (which replaced Lenovo Settings)

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I used Lenovo Settings on my Lenovo Yoga 3 11 for the battery conservations mode. So I was forced to install Lenovo Companion since it recently replaced Lenovo Settings.Ever since I did this, I have noticed the following:* Screen brightness keeps changing by itself slightly* Screen contrast keeps changing by itself slightly* Colours look muted and unsaturated, and filtered. Makes the sceen look worse than it should.* trackpad is only ignorred if the tablet mode is fully flat. The slightest opening causes the trackpad and keyboard to become sensitive. All of this irrespective of whether Dynamic Brighness Control is enabled or disabled in Lenvovo Companion hardware settings, and regarless of whether recommended hardware settings are used.Anyone else noticed anything similar? I'll report back after I've uninistalled the app to see whether any of these behaviours disappear.

A:Noticed issues ever since I installed Lenovo Companion (which replaced Lenovo Settings)

So I deactivated "Change brightness autoatically when lighting changes" in Windows Display Settings. This seems to have been the cause of the brightness and contrast changes, but the colours still look blander than I recall. Sorry to suspect Lenovov Companion so quickly, but the changes coincided with it's installation. Admittedly Windows 10 Fall edition just landed too.

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i have downloaded and installed both the lenovo companion and settings app but after the install and start it links me to update the apps after which i get this code An error occurred while processing your request.Reference #132.4e24db17.1507324500.1229536e if the z series r not included what alternatives do i have to the lenovo suite that i use to have with this before i upgraded to win 10

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Hi, a couple of weeks ago, I tried to open Lenovo Settings and it instruct me to uninstall it, as all functions are now integrated to Lenovo Companion. I did, but noticed that the Lenovo Battery Gauge still points me to Lenovo Settings (left click on the battery gauge). I uninstalled Companion, and Settings, rebooted, and installed companion again, but looks the Gauge does not uninstall. How can I remove the gauge and make it point to companion? Thanks!

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Since you have to hunt around different Lenovo sites (and other sites) to find out about these softwares, I decided to make a post to get feedback from actual Yoga owners on how these programs interact, what they do, which ones are prerequisite, and which ones are unnecessary. Please don't take this as a blanket answer. This is just what I have found. It might be right - it might be wrong. I'm looking for others to post their experiences as well. Lenovo System Interface Foundation Driver - Necessary prerequisite (missing driver in device manager without it). It allows the Lenovo Utility and Lenovo Companion to work. Lenovo Yoga Mode Control - Necessary if you want to use your yoga to seemlessly change between all the different modes (laptop, tablet, tent, stand). This software is responsible for autorotating and putting Windows into tablet mode. Lenovo Utility - Recommended(?) This one I'm not too sure on. I remember that I was missing some function that I wanted but I can't remember what it was now. Maybe battery cycle count and health? Lenovo Companion - I don't have this one installed and don't think it's necessary but would like someone else to shed some light here.

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Helloi've installed & unistalled lenovo settings and lenovo companion several times on my 320-15k laptop and they don't work .when i try to open one of them the window just appears and disappers after 2 sec quickly.i just want them due to conservation mode , so is there any solution?

A:lenovo settings and lenovo companion don't work

What version of Windows are you running?

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Dear Lenovo,as you maybe (don't) know, some of us don't care about the stupid, unsecure and buggy Microsoft store.So would you (soon) create a reliable and easy method for us, your customers, to be able to install Lenovo settings and now companion too, and stop forwarding us to the Microsoft store which we don't want to use! Thank You. 

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Since latest Windows 10 Update  Lenovo Setting, Companion and Windows Store won't start anymore. tried different options, starting as Administrator i got the message, that this App is not allowed to start as Administrator, i should change the user account an try again. But as User the App won't start at all, even Windows Store is not reacting. Any Suggestions? Thanks in advance sonoftheboss

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Hey guys, I have installed the Lenovo Setting and Companion apps into my new Ideapad 110 laptop.The apps auto closed after few seconds of running. I have the latest window updates installed in my laptop.Also tried the answer from the website below but still not working. https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_10-other_settings/settings-doesnt-launch-o... Any idea how to solve this?Thanks

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I have a IdeaCentre 700 27 ISH with Windows 10.  The Lenovo Companion and Setting App worked until about 3 days ago.  If I log out and log in as a guest, these apps will work.  It must be a problem with my settings or configuration in my main log in.  When I try to activate either app, the flash screen shows for about a second then disappears.  If I activate the Quick Optimizer and from there try to open the full Optimizer, I get the message "lenovo-companion  the remote procedure call failed.  Any ideas?

A:Lenovo Companion and Settings Stopped Opening

I have a IdeaCentre 700 27 ISH with Windows 10.  The Lenovo Companion and Setting App worked until about 3 days ago.  If I log out and log in as a guest, these apps will work.  It must be a problem with my settings or configuration in my main log in.  When I try to activate either app, the flash screen shows for about a second then disappears.  If I activate the Quick Optimizer and from there try to open the full Optimizer, I get the message "lenovo-companion  the remote procedure call failed.  Any ideas?

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I have a IdeaCentre 700 27 ISH with Windows 10.  The Lenovo Companion and Setting App worked until about 3 days ago.  If I log out and log in as a guest, these apps will work.  It must be a problem with my settings or configuration in my main log in.  When I try to activate either app, the flash screen shows for about a second then disappears.  If I activate the Quick Optimizer and from there try to open the full Optimizer, I get the message "lenovo-companion  the remote procedure call failed.  Any ideas?
 
Mod's Edit: System model added to front of Subject line to improve visibility / clarity.
 

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HI,
when i try to acess lenovo companion or lenovo settings, i get a message to update the Lenovo Sytem interface Driver, i´ve done that 3 times , but the result is always the same, what can i do to resolve it? because both tools dont work correctly.
My laptop is a G50-80 with Windows 10 Home edition.
 
Thanks.
 
 
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A:G50-80 - Lenovo settings and companion dont work properly

Hi Zemo,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums.
 
You try doing the following:
 1.Press windows key 2. Type local services and press enter 3. Look for "System Interface Foundation Service"  4. Click "Start" or "Start Service"  5. Now start Lenovo Companion 
 
Let us know how you get on.
 
Regards,
Shashi Kumar
 
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The newest Intel Video Driver that Lenovo Companion has made available (21.20.16.4678) has an issue ive found that wasnt present in the previous one, and is not present in a newer version (22.20.16.4718) installed automatically through Windows 10 after uninstalling the driver through "Add or remove programs". The bug is that certian (maybe all?) OpenGL applications seem slightly zoomed in. I tested this with Genymotion VM's, after the install of the new driver they all seemed to run as if the window border diddnt exist, clipping the edges of what is shown in the window (much more noticable at the top due to the title bar). Ive restored from backups and manually installed that driver from Lenovos driver download page for this system and the same issue occures. While its possible its an incompatibility with that software, it is not present in the newer drivers (this "new" driver is actually alwready old) so it might be worth pushing a newer driver.

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I have a problem with the Lenovo Systems Interface Foundation Driver. It's not working although it shows under System Devices to be installed, the latest version, but I cannot use any of my Lenovo apps. Under events in Systems Devices it has a note that says : "Device ROOT\SYSTEM\0003 requires further installtion" What can I do th get the driver working as it should. Thanks 

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When I do a Hardware scan using the Companion all areas go through OKButWhen I use the Solution Centre for Hardware scans it stops at Mathermatical Operations test & goes no further.Question why?

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(1)Update your Intel Graphics driver from your support page.(2)Install LSC 3.6.002 from here:https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/us/en/lenovodiagnosticsolutions/tools/lscoverview This should clear the math error.

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Hello, I need help on my Lenovo Companion app with it's dust removal option.
 
I just bought my Lenovo ideapad 700 for a week now.
 
Previously I had the dust removal option in the Lenovo Quick Optimizer widget on taskbar.
 
After I turned it on, the option never existed anymore in the quick widget and even in Lenovo Companion app itself.
 
Would really love to see this feature again in my new laptop.
 
 
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Hello, I need help on my Lenovo Companion app with it's dust removal option. I just bought my Lenovo ideapad 700 for a week now. Previously I had the dust removal option in the Lenovo Quick Optimizer widget on taskbar. After I turned it on, the option never existed anymore in the quick widget and even in Lenovo Companion app itself. Would really love to see this feature again in my new laptop.

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Recently, whenever I launch "lenovo Companion" and choose "system update", the "critical auto-updates" (under schedule lenovo updates) runs forever and never come to an end! This has never happened before and it seems to have something to do with your recent sysyem down or configuration change. 

A:Dear Lenovo: My "Lenovo Companion" checks for crit...

A known issue. Use the windows store for latest Companion version.Use SIF download from  Companion offering, not SIF10ww512.exe on the support page.Best solution: Discard Companion and install the latest System update.systemupdate5-07-0027.exe. Companion, LSC new have soooo many issues.If the support site, which is waxed for a few days, functions. 

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Hello All. I have a unique problem, that I would love to see if anyone else has had or any thoughts. I am trying to deal with a Lenovo G585 Laptop. The screen broke on it, as a dog stepped on the screen, cracking it. The laptop does turn on, and I do see a picture on the existing screen, it just has a huge crack through it. So, I ordered a new screen, and replaced it in the laptop.  It is a 15.6 inch screen. Now, when I turned on the screen, I can see that the screen does take an image, but the backlight does not turn on. At first, I thought that the new screen was defective, but I have since replaced it with another screen, and it does the same thing. I have also tried to turn the backlight on through the keyboard, with no luck. Here is the weird thing. If I put the old screen back on, it lights up no problem. Then when I put the new screen in, right after and keep the laptop plugged into the wall. the new screen also lights up. When I take out the power, the new screen no longer lights up, but the old one does. I don't think its the lcd cable as that doesn't explain the power/no power thing, and this laptop has done this now with two different screens. What am I missing? 

A:Lenovo G585 Backlight Issues when Screen replaced

Hi Barais,
 
Thanks for posting in the Lenovo Community,
 
I?d like to help you with the issue that you?re facing when you?re connecting the new screen could you please try to follow the below:
 
Step1: Please open start menu and type on the search bar Power options
 
Step2: On the right of the selected power scheme (Like: Balanced) you will find change adapter settings
 
Step3: You will find Adjust screen resolution while Plugged in and while charging and you can set the highest level while on battery to see if the power options control the screen display
 
Hope the information helps. Let us know.
 
Regards
 

Soha






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Upgraded from T420s to T460p by moving SSD with Windows 8.1 Pro x64. Updated all drivers and software with System Update and online scanner. Everything now works fine, except Lenovo Settings reports "No battery is installed". I do have a battery installed, and Windows shows charge status correctly. I have the same problem with a 2nd battery, so it's not the battery. InstallingLenovo Power Management Driver for Windows 8.1 (32-bit, 64-bit) - Laptop(more than once) has not helped. Everything is normal in Device Manager.Any thoughts?





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i have lenovo solution center 3.3.004 and it automatically was prompting for update to 3.4, when i try to update it shows an error "this version of the lenovo solution center can only be installed on select lenovo computers"

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Hello!I recently noticed that the Lenovo battery gauge icon is missing from my taskbar, I can't activate it, there's no way, I right-click the taskbar - > Toolbars -> Lenovo baterry Gauge, and it doesnt work. I also open Lenovo Settings and click "about and setting" and then try to set on "activate lenvovo battery gauge" , and nothing happens either, actually, the icon turns "on" but when I click elsewhere it goes back to "off". What can I do? What's happening? 

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Hello, I lost to prgrams from my IdeaPad Y5070. Lenovo Energy Manger & Lenovo Utility/Settings. Could you please give me the link to download them ? Thanks.Khalid Mostafa  ???

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Within the Companion there used to be a section where you could run & be informed of items that should be deleted to improve m/c performance.I can't find this area of the Companion now.Has it been deleted?If not where is it located?

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In the companion utility all my external USB drives are not recognized, how to solve this? Thank you.

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Hi everyone, i don't know why but, from this morning, i can't pass in "lenovo companion" app from 'cause it reveals that i most control my account. Anyone know something about it, as a solution?!

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I'm new on Levovo (after 30 Years on Apple). Question: Is the App "Lenovo Companion" helpful? Do you make your updates with it? If yes, automatically?Or how are you holding your machine up-to-date? ThanksHaeme Ulrich

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I now have the following Lenovo UTILITY software on my computer: ONE-KEY OPTIMIZERLENOVO SYSTEM UPDATELENOVO COMPANIONLENOVO SETTINGSLENOVO SOLUTION CENTREMy question is: I notice that some of the features of each utilility are duplicated in another utilility listed above. Does anyone know through their own experience, which of the above can be uninstalled and still have all the useful functions or features? PS This isn't a final exam question

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I now have the following Lenovo UTILITY software on my computer: ONE-KEY OPTIMIZERLENOVO SYSTEM UPDATELENOVO COMPANIONLENOVO SETTINGSLENOVO SOLUTION CENTREMy question is: I notice that some of the features of each utilility are duplicated in another utilility listed above. Does anyone know through their own experience, which of the above can be uninstalled and still have all the useful functions or features? PS This isn't a final exam question 

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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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Using Windows 10 version 1511 and all updates.  Used the Lenovo System Update and everything has been updated.  I wanted to turn on the built-in camera on my Lenovo Thinkpad Edge 530, the F5 key, and it came up with a message saying, "This key combination opens the Lenovo Settings Program. You do not have the Lenovo Settings Program installed on your computer. To launch the program using this key combination, install the program first." I went and downloaded the Thinkpad Settings Dependency for Windows 10, restarted the laptop and it still doesn't work. Even the Lenovo System Update program has it and I also downloaded it.  I restarted the laptop again and it still doesn't work. I then went to install the Lenovo Settings App on the Windows store and it doesn't look like the right one plus it still didn't work. My other problem is with the Lenovo Companion App from the Windows Store.  It worked before but now it ask to "Please install or update the Lenovo System Interface Driver for full functionality of Companion, then restart the app after installation."  I have installed the Lenovo System Interface Driver multiple times and it still popped up that message.  Yes, I have restarted the laptop and Companion.   Is there a reason why these issues are happening and how to fix it?  Thank you in advance.

A:Edge 530 - no Lenovo Settings Program and Lenovo S...

https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Lenovo-Apps/Lenovo-Companion-3-0-and-Lenovo-System-Interface-Driver/td-... You also need the Lenovo settings app from windows app store.

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As it says, it will not open up. I get a message saying, Check your account, Lenovo Companion is not availiable to you, go to the store. Its still on my computer though. Help please?

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Lenovo Companion has not detected any new updates since Apr 2. The last update installed by Lenovo Companion was the driver for "Intel(R) Rapid Storage Technology Driver for Windows 10 (64-bit), 8.1 (64-bit), 7 (32-bit,64-bit) - ThinkPad" 14.8.4.1046. Looking at the drivers web page there are a few updated drivers since Apr 2 but Lenovo Companion is just not showing any when I check for new updates. I understand that not all drivers on the website are for my particular model but these look applicable for my setup. They are not showing up in Lenovo Companion though and my current drivers are older than these. Intel Snowfield Peak 8260 Bluetooth Driver 18.1.1546.2762 on Apr 4BIOS Update 1.40 on Apr 11Hotkey Features Integration 8.80.10 on Apr 15 Any ideas? 










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A:TPY 260 - Lenovo Companion not getting updates

There is always a delay between when drivers are posted on the website, and when they show up in Lenovo Companion (or System Update).  I won't bore you with the details, but it is a internal process reason that requires additional work and testing.  Anyway, it usually takes 2-3 weeks until new drivers show up in Companion (or System Update).  Sorry for this inconvenience.

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I can't find a way to launch "Lenovo Companion", that I've been using a while ago. How to launch it now? I've set battery: Hardware Settings
Custom battery charge threshold - On
Custom threshold for 1 - Removable Battery
Start charging when below - 70% (def: 75%)
Stop charging at - 90% (def: 80%) And now I'm looking for a way to change the settings.

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I tried to open lenovo companion and do the optimization but i failed due to a problem that lenovo companion has encountered. i restarted my laptop twice but the problem still exist. Also, i unistalled it and installed again but nothing happened. What else should i do to fix the problem  ?

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"...Please try again later." This problem has persisted two weeks. I've shut down, restarted, etc. and its still not working. What gives?

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Hola Buenas noches, tengo un G505s, y hay una extension llamada Lenovo Companio, que funcionaba mjuy bien hasta que un dihe visto que la funcion de optimizar y limpiar no estaba. ¿que ha pasado?, se va a volver a poner esta funcion?. Gracias.Buenas noches.

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