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Battery charge suddenly drops from about 25% to 6%

I own a Lenovo Y500 series laptop. The battery being an year old lasts only 1 hour. But the strange thing is that, when the charge comes down to 25-20 it drops to 6%(critical battery level) in a ...
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Windows 7 Webcam recording software [closed]

I want to record a video on my webcam on Lenovo T61 powered by Windows 7 Professional. I've noticed it's working differently from Windows XP. Can anyone care to recommend a decent webcam software that ...
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How can I determine and set my primary graphics card?

I have a Lenovo W520 laptop with two graphics cards: I think Windows 7 (64 bit) is using my Intel graphics card ₃ which I think is integrated — because I have a low graphics rating in ...
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My Laptop Screen keeps flickering

I have a lenovo g530 and the screen keeps flickering on occasion. Sometimes it is worse than others, and sometimes it doesn't seem to do it at all. I was able to capture a video of it so you could ...
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How to disable screen orientation hot keys

I'd like to disable ctrl+alt+arrow keys changing the screen orientation. I've seen here that this is a function of the Intel graphics driver. So I followed the directions and disabled hotkeys in the ...
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How do I enable “Momentum” (aka “Inertia”) 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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Laptop wireless networking options: 1x1 vs 2x2

I am currently customizing a Lenovo Thinkpad. Under the section "Integrated WiFi wireless LAN adapters" there are two options. Default: ThinkPad 1x1 b/g/n Upgraded: ThinkPad 2x2 a/b/g/n (+$10 AUD) ...
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Laptop stops booting if wireless mouse receiver attached

I have a wireless Logitech MX mouse with a Nano receiver. Every time I reboot my laptop, my computer stops at the ThinkVantage screen and doesn't proceed further. I have to remove the USB Nano ...
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Autopower on (Lenovo R400)

I have a Lenovo R400, Every time I shut it down, it restarts itself after a second. It is completely off and after a couple of seconds it automatically power on itself What is wrong with it? Is it a ...
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Disable autobrightness on Ideapad U460s (ubuntu)

I bought a laptop & installed Ubuntu on it. I thought I would be OK with that autobrightness feature, but this thing makes my screen light dance most of the time. There's no physical/BIOS switch ...
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Effect on factory setting after installing linux

I have a basic question in my mind about the dual operating systems. I bought a new lenovo laptop G450 which is shipped with Windows 7. Now I want to install Ubuntu Linux as a second operating system ...
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“The Audio Service is not running” Windows 8.1 Lenovo G500

A three month old Lenovo G500 laptop upgraded to Windows 8.1. Now there is no system or playback sound at all; have uninstalled Conexant HD Audio and then installed the latest drivers multiple times ...
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I have “unknown PCI device” in Windows 7 device manager. What can it be?

I have just performed a fresh installation of Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit on my lenovo e330 laptop. I managed to successfully download and install most of its drivers, but still, a "PCI Device" ...
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How do I determine if an SSD fits into my tablet/notebook?

I have a Lenovo X220 Tablet. My question is: How do I determine if an SSD, e.g. this OCZ Octane SATA III SSD will fit?
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Swapping Function (Fn) and Control (Ctrl) Keys on Lenovo ThinkPad W500

I'd like to swap the Fn and Ctrl keys on my ThinkPad W500 (like many others! See: How can I switch the function and control keys on my laptop? and Intercepting the Fn key on laptops) Numerous folks ...
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Middle-click on Lenovo laptop

I just got myself a new Lenovo T400 laptop and I'm quite enjoying it. However, I'm kind of a middle click junky, it gets used on my desktop probably more than Right-click. Anyway, on other laptops I ...
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Why do some Centrino chipsets and PCI-Express cards say Not for Lenovo/HP?

I am noticing a bunch of a half-PCI Express Centrino chipsets that say "not for Lenovo/HP", what's the reason for this? Technically, PCI-Express is standardized. What could possibly be different? ...
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Laptop gets really hot then turns off, suspect it is overheating. How can I reduce this?

My laptop keeps overheating and turning itself off. Underneath it gets really hot. Even playing 3D online poker is impossible, it just overheats. If it is on my lap, I try and balance it so it's ...
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Windows 7 Pro OA: getting installation media after removing manufacturer's pre-install? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Where can I find a download of both Vista (Home Premium) and Windows 7 OEM ISO? My Windows 7 Professional became infected after 2 weeks of its usage and I did not copy ...
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I would like to change how the FN key affects function keys on Lenovo IdeaPad z500

So, the situation is the following. When I press the F1 button (for example), it mutes the notebook and in order to access the function keys I have to press FN. However, I'm not happy with this so ...
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Use internal speakers without unplugging headphones?

At work I have a Lenovo X220 in a docking station running Windows 7. I have my headphones plugged in most of the time. Occasionally I want to enable the speakers so a co-worker can hear something. To ...
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My new Lenovo T410 has slowed to a crawl. How do I fix it?

I've been using Windows for over 18 years now and consider myself a power user. This laptop is about 6 months old) specs: 4 GB RAM and running Windows 7 enterprise with a 120 GB solid state drive. ...
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Have I created the recovery disk from recovery partition correctly?

I was creating recovery disk from recovery partition on my Lenovo T400 with Windows 7. 6.5 GB of the recovery partition has been occupied. But in the process, I created three DVDs. I might remember ...
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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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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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Using built in GPS in windows 8 with precise location? [duplicate]

I have the lenovo helix, with a built 3g chip that features a GPS. So far every map app in the windows store is giving me the wrong location. It is in the same country, but far off. My phone is much ...
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Intel Graphics saturation setting disappears when using HDMI

I have a little problem. You see the Saturation setting in Color Enhancement is there when you're using the laptop alone, but as soon as I plug in HDMI to a display, that particular setting ...
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Screen is black at login screen if display driver is enabled

I have a Lenovo x200 and recently its screen didn't work, so I took it to a repair lab. The guy told me they replaced the screen inverter. I powered up the laptop and the ThinkPad logo was shown, so I ...
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How do I safely partition a hard-drive to accept a GNU/Linux distribution in the presence of OneKey Recovery?

I am currently using a Lenovo Essentials G550 Laptop. When the laptop was sold by Lenovo, a proprietary recovery solution created by the same company was bundled with the laptop, taking the name of ...
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CPU usage goes up while computer enters into screensaver/screen goes dark

Computer/Laptop: Lenovo T500 When I leave my PC, it turns off the display after X minutes. That's fine. However, since I use "Proccess Explorer" (SysInternals) there is a bit of a history in my ...
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How to change/remove BIOS splash screen on Lenovo B460e laptop?

I got a Lenovo B460e laptop yesterday (given by the Tamil Nadu (India) Govt). It has Windows 7 Professional preinstalled. The BIOS has a funny looking flash screen. Is there a way to get rid of it ...
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Nvidia Optimus not connected to any display?

While trying to spec out a Lenovo T440p ThinkPad with Nvidia graphics and a docking station allowing for dual monitors, I found a forum post implying that the Nvidia Optimus could not be used with ...
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What driver do I need for a PCI Simple Communications Controller in Lenovo T400?

I installed Windows 7 on a Lenovo T400 laptop. In the Device Manager, the only piece of unrecognized hardware is a "PCI Simple Communications Controller". Does anybody know what driver I need for ...
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CPU and motherboard compatibility

I used CPU-Z to identify my socket and it said 479 mPGA. Also got chipset information and used intel site to check out compatible processors. Turns out a lot of processors were compatible with the ...
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What are the partitions for on my lenovo?

I have a lenovo ideapad y500 and just wanted to ask what the partitions are for apart from my C drive and another partition I've created I have the following drives D drive: "Lenovo" 25GB - (Only ...
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How do I disable panning of windows on the edge of the screen?

When I move a window to the edge of the screen, any portion of it that remains off-screen is panned back on to the screen when I move my cursor "past" the edge. This is a nice feature, but it's one I ...
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How can I duplicate HBCD's XP boot loader with my MBR?

I'm stumped. I'm migrating a Win XP Lenovo T500 to an SSD: I copied the XP partition using EaseUS to the SSD. Aligned the boot sector using Gparted The MBR needs to be rebuilt (fair enough) ...
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Left bottom button of touchpad of Lenovo T400 became not working gradually

I bought my T400 brand new from Lenovo at the end of 2009, but I didn't use it often until one year ago. A month ago, the left bottom button of touchpad of Lenovo T400 started to respond slowly (need ...
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Disable laptops built-in keyboard [duplicate]

I have bought a new keyboard that I would like to use instead of the built-in keyboard, but I'm not able to disable the keyboard. The "Disable" button is disabled in Device Manager, and the BIOS ...
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why Thinkpad T410s intermittent keyboard death?

I have a Thinkpad T410s running Windows 7 64-bit. I have had it for three months. It has the latest BIOS (1.41) and trackpad drivers. In the last week I have started to notice that the keyboard ...
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Lenovo G530 laptop screen flicker

I have a Lenovo G530 laptop that has an issue with screen flicker that is getting worse. The computer screen will start going thru a crazy screen flicker then will stop and start again. I have ...
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Virtual PC on Windows 7 - Hardware-assisted virtualization is disabled

I am running a Lenovo Thinkpad T61 with an Intel Core 2 Duo T7300 processor. When I run Virtual PC in Windows 7, I get the following error: Unable to start Windows Virtual PC because ...
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A black thing falls out of the USB port of my laptop

My new laptop fan cooler's usb cable plug sucks a small black thing out of a usb port on my lenovo Thinkpad T400. That thing seems to be used for fixing the four pins inside the port. Without it, the ...
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Lenovo Y50 laptop does not perform well when Discharging [closed]

I just bought this laptop (Lenovo Ideapad Y50). I'm playing games such as Battlefield 4 (upto date DLC) and WatchDogs. Even though I set battery manger to High Performance mode game doesnt works well ...
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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 disable the touch screen on Windows 8.1 for a Lenovo X220?

I would like to try disabling the touch screen on my Lenovo X220 to diagnose odd mouse jumps. Looking at Lenovo forum answers the way to do this is to 'Go to Control Panel "Pen and Touch" and uncheck ...
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Get specific GPS location somehow on windows 8

I have been googleing a lot. As far as I can tell it will require a lot of work to get the internal GPS chip in my lenovo helix working with any kind of map software. The new stuff is that in windows ...
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Lenovo Thinkpad T530 - LCD has strong moire effect

I was just about to buy Lenovo ThinkPad T530 laptop, as the reviews were speaking the best... What was my surprise when I saw that the LCD has a strong moire effect! I mean, if you change viewing ...
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Internal wireless adaptor becomes not working after I move the laptop

My laptop is Lenovo T400, about 4 years old, and my OS is Ubuntu 12.04. When I restart my Ubuntu, the internal wireless adaptor works fine and can find and connect to our wireless network. Then if I ...
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Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E520 Wireless-adapter uncompatible with Windows8?

I have a Lenovo ThinkPad Egde E520 (1143) and I have trouble using my Wireless adapter under Win8 64-Bit. On Ubuntu 12.04. 64-bit I have no trouble. The problem is that I almost always only get a ...