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ThinkPad SuperGuide

Discussion in 'Lenovo' started by Arki, Dec 21, 2008.

  1. Arki

    Arki Super Moderator

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    ThinkPad SuperGuide by Arkit3kt

    Last Updated: 12/27/2008

    <table><tr><td><table cellpadding="5" class="usercontentFunctions"><td>Content:<br />IMPORTANT FOR NEW THINKPAD USERS<br />Factory Restore<br />Windows XP Clean Install<br />Windows Vista Clean Install<br />ThinkVantage Programs<br />Battery Maintenance<br />Battery Charge Thresholds<br />Optimize Battery Life<br />Lenovo Hints & Tips<br />Frequently Asked Questions</td></td></tr></table></table>

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    Please feel free to post any questions or comments. Thanks for reading.

     
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  2. JaneL

    JaneL Super Moderator Super Moderator

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    tabook and its brethren are moving to http://www.lenovo.com/psref/ and
    the ftp site at ibm.com will be going away.

    Also, since the SL series has their own book, tabook no longer covers all ThinkPads (assuming that one considers the SL series to be a ThinkPad at all).
     
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  3. Arki

    Arki Super Moderator

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    Good to know. Thanks, Nonny. :)
     
  4. JaneL

    JaneL Super Moderator Super Moderator

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    Please note the addendum to my above comment.
     
  5. fs005

    fs005 Notebook Consultant

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    Excellent work, Arkit3kt! Maybe you might want to add www.thinkwiki.org under External Links/Resources for a) linux installation instructions and b) as another source for general FAQs?
     
  6. Arki

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    Noted.

    Added. Can't forget about Linux users.

    Thanks, fs005.
     
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    stylinexpat Notebook Evangelist

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    To get rid of all or most of the bloatware that comes with most new Thinkpads what items can be disabled under MSCONFIG in Startup and what items can be removed to improve performance?

    A picture of what can be left checked and what can be unchecked in Startup would be great.
     
  8. Arki

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    Added section for those who want to optimize their battery life.

    I would do that, but what is useful to each individual is up to them. There are also many guides out there to optimize their system and each operating system has different services running. For example, Les' Thread.
     
  9. Han Bao Quan

    Han Bao Quan The Assassin

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    Nice work bro..
    How have you been? Get on msn for a little bit if you can.
     
  10. Needmore4less

    Needmore4less Notebook aficionado

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    Arkit3kt Thanks for doing this, a great thread for all Thinkpad users.
     
  11. s0me0ne

    s0me0ne Notebook Guru

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    Great Guide.. Thaaaanks!!
     
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    czhang Notebook Consultant

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    Thanks a lot for the guide - a nice gesture and definitely nice to have a simpler clean install guide than your original one :)
     
  13. THAANSA3

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    This is amazing. Thank you for your hard work. This should be a sticky.
     
  14. Arki

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    Thank you, everybody. :)

    Yeah, I tried to make a simpler and less intimidating guide for users. Thank you for noticing. :)

    This will work in junction with the Sticky as soon as I edit it a bit.
     
  15. Agotthelf

    Agotthelf Notebook Consultant

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    Wonderful, the Lenovo training site is also integrated!

    It´s a christmas present, isn´t it? :notworthy:
     
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    miro_gt Notebook Deity

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    what does the system interface driver do ?

    good work though
     
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    Zuffox Notebook Consultant

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    NOW you tell me? :p

    I guess I'll manage with my formatted Vista 64, but I'd love to have seen this earlier on. :)

    But good job - and keep updating.

    EDIT: And a question that hasn't been asked frequently, but seems rather important: Is it possible at all to run other graphic drivers than Lenovo's? I've tried the usual ways but without any luck, so if we can just rule it out once and for all, it should be included in the first post.
     
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    The TPSG has been edited to work with the Sticky. Some categories such as Warranty and Parts Lookup have been moved.

    You mean like using GeForce drivers for Quadro cards?

    http://forum.notebookreview.com/showthread.php?t=209796
     
  20. Zuffox

    Zuffox Notebook Consultant

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    Sort of I guess, but in this instance with the new models such as T400/T500 and their switchable Mobility Radeon 3X50 cards.
     

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