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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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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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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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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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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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Magical moving desktop icons

I have encountered a very strange behavior in Windows 7 that I cannot seem to identify and I have never seen or heard of on any system configuration. Whenever I move my mouse to the left-most edge of ...
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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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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 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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laptop motherboard “shorts” when connected to adapter

Disclaimer: I'm sort of a noob, and this is a long post. Thank you all in advance! summary: completely dead laptop with no signs of life whatsoever (suddenly, for no apparent reason) Here's the ...
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Arch Linux drops me on my school network

I'm running a Lenovo X61 which I carry around my college for getting on the internet at various points in the day. The network has always been finicky but recently it's gotten worse. I'll connect ...
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Tracking down laptops Google has never heard of

Using MS tools to get information on PCs using our software, our customers have sent several Lenovo systems which have names we simply cannot find using Google... no search results at all. ...
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Windows 8.1 update effectively disabled wireless networking

I was running Windows 8 on a Lenovo G780. After updating to Windows 8.1, WiFi does not work anymore - I always receive a "DNS server not responding" error. I have tried using public DNS servers from ...
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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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Why is HDD in a DVD-ROM slot slower on Lenovo 3000 laptop?

So I'm about to upgrade my laptop (Lenovo 3000 N100, 0768-49G), got my SATA HDD caddy for the DVD-ROM slot, but whenever I'm putting an HDD or SSD into it, the read speed falls to only 30 MByte/s, ...
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Some keys on my keyboard not working

I am using Lenovo IdeaPad Z560. The keys 1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 8, 9, 0, F10, F11, F12 are not working. The ones below the function keys, that is. I used numpad to type this question. What could be the ...
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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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Unable to turn on wireless on new Lenovo IdeaPad laptop

I just bought a Lenovo IdeaPad laptop which is running Windows 7. I can connect to the Internet if I use Ethernet - however, I cannot seem to turn on the wireless. The little notification on the ...
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Lenovo DVD Drive Disabled After Windows 7 Install

Upgraded hard drive in Lenovo T61P; decided to start fresh with Windows 7 Pro. Windows installed, so DVD drive was working. All of a sudden, driver is not recognized. Device is "HL-DT-ST DVDRAM ...
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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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How to remove Lenovo's “ThinkVantage Fingerprint Software” logon icon?

I think that the ThinkVantage Fingerprint software icon at the logon screen is annoying. I'm using Windows 7 Pro (64bit). It has a picture of a finger and it states "Swipe your finger" across the ...
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So did Lenovo BIOS secure erase just brick my SSD?

I tried the "Erase the Solid State Drive in the HDD bay" BIOS feature following these instructions. The message "Now erasing... It may take about 6 minutes." came up. After waiting over three hours, I ...
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Lenovo Ideapad Z500 touchpad not working correctly

On my Lenovo Ideapad Z500 laptop, the touchpad works fine just after I power up the machine. A little later (usually 30 minutes to one hour) it starts malfunctioning. The pointer doesn't respond ...
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Lenovo T420 integrated camera is not working

Im using a Lenovo ThinkPad T420 with Windows 7 64-bit and my integrated webcam is not working. Skype settings always show an error (see below). I tried to install this driver but it didn't work. ...
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Can I replace a Lenovo Thinkpad's DVD drive with a SATA hard drive?

I have a Lenovo Thinkpad W510. Currently I have a SSD 125GB hard drive in it, but that is too small for me. Is it possible to replace my DVD drive with another SATA Hard Drive?
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Lenovo Energy Management - Battery life on dual boot

For nearly two years I was running only Ubuntu on my Lenovo G570 laptop. Recently I changed to dual-boot with arrival of Windows 8.1 Preview. With that I installed some Lenovo provided applications, ...
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How to disable SimpleTap on Thinkpad Edge e430

Recently, I have bought a Thinkpad Edge e430. I find it good and enjoyable. But, there are so many preinstalled programs that I don't need, since I'm a student and not a small business. I want a ...
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How to re-enable laptop display in Windows XP while blind

My father has a Lenovo S10 laptop. While on vacation, he connected it to an external monitor and disabled the laptop display with the Windows Display Properties Dialog. Before leaving, he disabled ...
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Lenovo laptops: Difference between “Lenovo Dynamic Graphics” and “High Performance”

I recently purchased a Lenovo IdeaPad Y580, and I'm trying to figure out the difference between the different power modes: Power Saver, Balanced, High Performance, and Lenovo Dynamic Graphics. The ...
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Slow speeds on Samsung SSD PM800 256gb on a Lenovo W500

I recently bought a W500 with a 256gb samsung ssd drive. Now it seems ridiculously slow at writing. I am copying files at about 30mb/s, but I can read them at about 200mb/s. I tested it with the AS ...
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Why won't Windows 7 remember my screen resolution settings?

I have a Lenovo Thinkpad T420. I use it in three situations: Connected to docking station with two LCD monitors at 1280 x 1024. Connected to docking station with two 21" LCD monitors at 1680 x 1050 ...
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Virtualization not enabled in Windows 8, but enabled in BIOS

I have an i7-2640M processor in a Lenovo T520 laptop with the latest bios. Virtualization is enabled in the bios, and Hyper-V is enabled in Windows 8. Intels CPU tool and Speccy still report that ...
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Can I upgrade the CPU in my Lenovo 3000 N100 laptop?

I've got an Intel Core Duo T2300 in my laptop (Lenovo 3000 N100, 0768-49G). Here is what I could find out about it: $ sudo dmidecode # dmidecode 2.11 SMBIOS 2.4 present. 42 structures occupying 1436 ...
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Disabling trackpad on Lenovo laptop

How do I disable my mouse trackpad on a Lenovo notebook running Windows 7? Usually Lenovo installs with tools which allows you to do so (Ultranav). However, this laptop has a modified image installed ...
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Install Lenovo software on clean ThinkPad X301 with Win 7 Ultimate?

I just did a clean install of Win 7 Ultimate to my ThinkPad X301. Windows seems to have drivers available for most of the system devices, if not all of them. If I choose not to install the Lenovo ...
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Laptop screen changes contrast drastically when switching from a dark to light application

I have a ThinkPad W530 running Windows 8. When I switch from any darker application to any lighter application the contrast is off and takes a second or two to adjust back. I can very clearly notice ...
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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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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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Lenovo T400s - where is the Windows 7 OEM sticker?

I recently bought one in the US. I ordered it with Windows 7 professional 64 bit. I now want to make a clean installation without the OEM software, but I can't seem to see the sticker with the ...
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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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What does this mean - “Intel HD Graphics (WWAN or mSATA capable)”?

On the Lenovo online shop when customising a new laptop under "System Graphics" it offers an option of: Intel HD Graphics (WWAN or mSATA capable) I thought WWAN provides Internet access via a ...
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What OEM Windows 8 licenses exist, and how do I tell which one is installed on my laptop? [closed]

I plan to purchase a new Lenovo laptop that comes preinstalled with Windows 8 (the exact product statement is Windows 8 64). As far as I understand, that's an OEM version. The problem is that I need ...
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How do I change the color vibrance/saturation with Intel graphics on my laptop?

The nVidia control panel has an option to adjust the saturation and other properties of the image shown on the screen. Is there any way to do this with the Intel Graphics driver? My laptop model is a ...
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Why is it that 10 000 RPM hard disks never picked up? [closed]

I just got a brand new Lenovo x230 with 7200 RPM hard drive. Now I understand SSD would've been better, but why hasn't 10k RPM become the standard by now?
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Windows 7 drivers for Lenovo Thinkpad T400

I've been playing with versions of Windows 7 since PDC last year and finally installed the RTM version 2 weeks ago. However, even given a year head-notice, it seems like Lenovo has not updated all ...
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What is the maximum throughput of an IDE bus (ATA-3)?

I'm trying to breath some new life into an old Thinkpad X40 by replacing its HDD with a couple of CF cards. I've found a nice adapter will let me install two cards into the notebook's drive bay and ...
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How to bypass Lenovo Thinkpad power-on password?

My brother has a Lenovo Thinkpad laptop. He decided to format his laptop, but after the format he couldn't power on his laptop because of the power-on password. The password is required at start-up. ...
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Is it normal for a laptop to discharge to 60% when not plugged in and not turned on for 5 days?

I recently purchased a Lenovo IdeaPad Y400 and have noticed that after I do the following: Use the laptop while plugged in Shut down and unplug (it is fully charged at this point) Turn it back on ...
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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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Can I stick a Lenovo ideapad z585 harddrive into any other computer (that's similar)?

I don't know if this is the right place for this question. Basically, my lenovo ideapad got soaked, but the harddrive was protected and is still useable. I want to know if I can swap it into any ...