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Lenovo smart gestures stopped working with 8.1 Windows

I have a Lenovo U310 touch laptop. When I upgraded to the better 8.1 Windows, my smart gestures disappeared. I called Lenovo and they have no idea how to fix the issue or even if they are going to ...
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Spilt soup on my T400 keyboard and it turns itself off [duplicate]

I accidentally spilled some soup onto my keyboard, and my laptop (Thinkpad T400) turned itself off, probably because of short-circuit. It can't be turned on now. I remove the power and the battery. ...
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Some keys not working properly in Lenovo G500

I use Lenovo G500 laptop which runs on Windows 8. It has a problem. Some keys that should be used along with Shift key is working not properly, its output is not correct. I will explain it. When I ...
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Can't install Catalyst video driver on Lenovo T500 win7 64

Catalyst crashes at the middle of intallation with message: Application Install: install package failure!
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lenovo laptop screen upgrade

So I mistakenly blundered when purchasing my new laptop. I purchased a Lenovo Y510p that has a monitor capable of a resolution of 1366 x 768. I thought it like most of the other models has a ...
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External monitors don't work with docked laptop unless laptop screen is on first

The Problem I have a Lenovo T440p with Intel HD 4600 graphics in addition to NVIDIA GeForce GE 730M. I have a docking station with DVI-D, HDMI, VGA, and two DisplayPort outputs. I am using the ...
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lenovo g500s not booting on power and battery light still on

my lenovo g500s with 4g ram and its running windows 8.1, last time it was 7% charge and there is pending update. so switched it of and plug the charger after like 10min, after like 18hours I tried to ...
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Where is the serial number on T440s?

I need the machine type and serial number of my T440s. I can't find it at the bottom of the laptop. Is this normal? I remember that it was clearly visible on my old T420s.
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Add a backlit keyboard to Lenovo T430

There is a related question here Upgrading laptop keyboard to backlit one My question is different than that because Lenovo T430 has an LED by the web cam. I know I can buy a backlit keyboard and add ...
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Installing New Monitor in Lenovo Y510p

I purchased a Lenovo Y510p that has a screen capable of a resolution of 1366 x 768. The majority of the other models have a resolution of 1920 x 1080. I have been researching whether it is possible to ...
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Increasing RAM beyond system specifications

I have had my laptop (Lenovo z570) for a couple of years now, and I am in the mood to do a bit of system upgrading. I checked the documentation online, and it has always said that it can handle up to ...
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Forgotten BIOS supervisor password--Lenovo B570

I've tried everything possible to reset the supervisor password on my Lenovo B570 laptop: looking for a non-existent CMOS battery, trying to run some of those software tools that are supposed to give ...
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How to recover Windows 8.1 (System) Files?

I have a fairly new (purchased 8/2013) Lenovo ThinkPad T431s with Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit. It has a very tricky error coming basically 8 / 10 boots: Windows is Scanning and repairing drive... Error ...
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Using USB to HDMI to extend screen

So I have a Lenovo Yoga with 1 HDMI port and 2 USB ports (1x3.0 and 1x2.0). I found this hdmi to usb adapter on amazon and I'm wondering the following: if I have 3 monitors can I connect 1 via direct ...
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Lenovo laptop re-load of windows 7

My son has a Lenovo thinkpad and the screen is broken. He uses an external monitor to use the computer. We've had to re-load windows 7 but after a while, the screen goes black and we get nothing on ...
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Problems with corsair ddr3

My problem: I bought a brand new Lenovo desktop, comes with 1x4GB DDR3 PC3-12800 1600mhz 1,5v. Since i`ve installed a CORSAIR VALUE SELECT DDR3 1x4GB PC3-12800 1600mhz 1,5v the computer, random ...
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2 different laptops, 1 home office setup [closed]

My fiancée and I used to have the same HP laptop and shared a single docking station in our home office to connect to a HDMI monitor, keyboard and mouse. I have recently upgraded to a Lenovo X1 Carbon ...
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How to boot from DVD in Lenovo Y560 laptop

I'm trying to install Windows 8 from a DVD in my Lenovo Y560 laptop. However I'm unable to boot from DVD no matter what boot sequence I put. These are the following options I have. 1: USB KEY : 2: ...
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Lenovo Thinkpad E430 Running Linux Freezes Seemingly Randomly

My Lenovo Thinkpad E430 is running Xubuntu 12.04, and has been since April of 2013 (when I bought the laptop). For the past several weeks, my laptop has been freezing seemingly randomly. I started ...
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How to switch off auto brightness on a Lenovo W530

The auto brightness "feature" of Windows 8.x is driving me crazy. I would like to switch it off on my Lenovo W530. Adaptive Brightness is disabled in Power Options the Sensor Monitoring Service is ...
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Laptop Won't Recognize Touchpad

This is a weird situation. One day I found that my computer's touchpad no longer worked, so after some troubleshooting I reinstalled the drivers and all was right. However, as it turns out, the ...
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Lenovo P500 keyboard backlight won't turn off

I recently attempted to clean out my fan, which requires removing the keyboard of my Lenovo P500 laptop to get to. Under the keyboard there are two sets of wires that connect it to the laptop: one ...
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about IE 10 open in multilple windows

my windows 8.. It much faster... But When i open Internet Explorer Window it opens a new window in first time... and the IE icon in task bar is filled with IE windows, If i want to open another IE ...
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Disable system events from increasing the master volume

I have a laptop that I frequently use during lectures. To do so I want the sound to be turned of, hence I mute the master volume/scale it down to 0% Then when something triggers a system message like ...
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USB Keyboard and Mouse slow to activate using docking station for Lenovo T430

I just recently upgraded to a T430. Happy with the laptop but one thing I find annoying is that when I use it through the docking station - it takes several minutes ie 3-5 for the USB keyboard and ...
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Driving two 2560x1440 displays with Lenovo T430 and 433715U ThinkPad Mini Dock Series 3

I want to grab a second HP ZR2740w for use in my home office. I have a Lenovo T430 with an Intel HD4000 GPU, not the nVidia model. The HP monitors come with Dual-Link DVI or DisplayPort for ...
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Turning on Lenovo S10-3 Ideapad WIFI

My friend has a Lenovo s10-3 that runs on Windows 8. He was using it perfectly a while ago. The battery charge ran out which led his netbook to turn off or hibernate. After plugging in the AC adapter ...
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ThinkPad S440 wifi and unexpected system halt

Just a few days ago I installed new wifi driver and everything seemed to work fine on Lenovo ThinkPad S440. The problem is that the system crashes unexpectedly. This is a pastebin of dmesg ...
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How do I access administrator account from standard user on window 7 if I don't know the password to the administrator account [duplicate]

Thanks for the help. I forgot my admin account password and want to log in through standard because its the only one I can access. any suggestions?
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How to enter BIOS on Lenovo T400?

How shall I enter BIOS on Lenovo T400, in order to change the beep option in configuration? I am now running Ubuntu 12.04. Can I change the configuration without restarting the OS? Thanks!
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Using external monitor only via Displayport on Lenovo W510 results in “Out Of Range” error

I have a Lenovo Thinkpad W510 and a ThinkPad Mini Dock Plus Series 3. I want to connect a iiyama ProLite XB2779QS to the docking station. To get the full resolution I only can use the displayport ...
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Frequent BSOD on laptop

I recently bought a laptop Lenovo G700, for a while it worked fine, but about a month ago it started having problems. Laptop has become BSOD issue with the code CLOCK_WATCHDOG_TIMEOUT. I reinstalled ...
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Can I run a Lenovo T440p I7 4600 M (Dual Core) with a 65W power supply

I'm thinking about ordering a T440p with a I7 4600M cpu ... It comes with FHD Display, the nvidia graphics chip and the integrated intel chip. They deliver it with the 90W power supply but i was ...
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Computer won't start: Black screen and blinking cursor in left corner.

F2 won't work. I have a Lenovo g570 laptop and this happened after an auto update got the IRQ less equal message and now it won't work. How do I fix this?
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Sound suddenly stopped working

So, this morning, I was happily listening to music on my laptop, when in the afternoon, it just stopped working for no apparent reason. The only thing I have done was rebooting the computer, and ...
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Laptop Upgrade Guide [Lenovo G560]

I want to ask if I could upgrade my current CPU with another one. My laptop with is Lenovo G560 Here is the current CPU Intel Core i3 370M 2.40 GHz / 3MB Cache / TDP 35 W I would like to know ...
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Explain the partitions on Lenovo Y500?

I have a Lenovo Y500 laptop, came with Win8, I updated it to Win8.1. I'm wondering what all the partitions do. Here is an edited screenshot of disk management: I assume the partitions are the same ...
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How do I enable “Momentum” on a Elantech notebook touchpad?

I have a Lenovo notebook (Win 8) with a touchpad that's manufactured by Elan (aka Elantech). I've previously used a Synaptics touchpad on my old notebook and have gotten accustomed to its advanced ...
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How to check what version of USB connection a keyboard has?

I'm about to get Lenovo Preferred Pro keyboard because I wanted something cheap and at the same time good quality, so it seems Preferred Pro is the best for that price. Anyways, how do I check what ...
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Having two vents on a laptop instead of one

On my levono thinkpad sl410 there are two vents. The laptop has two CPUs - does that mean that each fan has its own vents?
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Windows 8.1 disabling touchpad with USB mouse but does not persist

To disable my touchpad on my Lenovo Z500 when using a mouse (which is most of the time for me) I do the following: Control Panel > Mouse > ELAN And tick: 'Disable when external USB pointing device ...
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Solaris x86 install on Lenovo nothing happening

All, I am in the process of creating a DEV box for hosting my projects and I am wanting to install Solaris 11.1 onto a Lenovo Desktop PC . PC Details: Lenovo M92p Thinkcentre 3227 Intel Core i5 ...
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Lenovo Y510p Windows 8.1 Suddenly mouse and keyboard go crazy

I just bought an Ideapad y510p and it came with windows 8.1 Everything works fine, but sometimes my mouse and keyboard stop working correctly. The mouse starts moving by itself, clicking as well. ...
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Removing support for Lenovo's Battery Safeguard “feature”

Lenovo laptops now include a Battery Safeguard "feature" that disallows use of third-party batteries in models made after May 2012 or so. It appears this "feature" is provided by a Windows driver as ...
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How to configure required physical movement on touchpad to move cursor over?

I try to achieve to configure my touchpad on my ThinkPad T440s so, that it requires less finger movement to move the cursor from the right end of my screen to the far left. I'm used to Apple's ...
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Windows 8.1 Pro install - SSD not detected

Upgrading my girlfriend's Lenovo SL510 to use an SSD. I removed the old HDD and replaced it by the Samsung 830 128GB SSD. The SSD is visible in the BIOS and it is accessible/formattable from another ...
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lenovo ideapad U410 windows is installed on hdd instead of SSD why?

I have bought lenovo ideapad U410 and windows was supposed to be installed on ssd drive, but it is on hdd drive instead. What is he reason and how can I fix it?
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Lenovo IdeaPad u510 won't boot into Windows 8

I am a proud one year owner of an Ideapad u510 ultrabook. The ideapad came with Win 8 preinstalled on it. The machine ran fine with the Pro upgrade and then the 8.1 upgrade couple of months ago. I ...
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Boot from USB with Lenovo G710

What I wish to achieve: Have Debian linux on a USB stick and boot from that without touching my HD. Problem: Can't boot from USB. I put the Debian Live distribution on a USB stick using unetbootin ...
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Can I upgrade Lenovo IdeaCentre K430 to AMD graphics?

I have a Lenovo IdeaCentre K430 with an NVidia Geforce Gt620 graphics card. I would like to upgrade to an AMD Radeon HD 7750 but don't know if this is possible. If I got the GT620 model, am I limited ...