Who's got the Creator's update and a still-working older Thinkpad? ;)

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  1. Terarant

    Terarant Notebook Enthusiast

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    I have an Edge E530 (it's so old now! :eek:) that, as I've just noticed, has nearly finished downloading the 1703 update. Now that it's wasted all that data :mad: I'm tempted to let it install. However, I want to check that it won't kill the laptop, which would suck as it's still my main work machine. So, has anyone installed the Creator's update successfully on an older model, and if so, how did that work out?

    I can't imagine Windows would have pushed it if it would break the E530, as with some other models from what I've read, but OTOH I don't want to risk a BSOD as I don't have much of a backup plan besides a recovery disk. Thanks for your thoughts :D
     
  2. abhattal

    abhattal Notebook Enthusiast

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    Me. T410s. No worse than before :) (no Thinkpad on-screen display for volume, brightness, instead have Windows ones, no Thinkpad power manager, sound very slightly distorted - all happened on initial upgrade to Windows 10 - putting up with these nit-picks).
     
  3. Starlight5

    Starlight5 So what if I'm crazy? The best people are.

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    X220 Tablets run 10 just fine except fastboot - had to disable it completely. Display doesn't recognize more than 2 touch points on any OS newer than 7 - since 7 is terrible for touch anyway, no bother. Also, sourcing the correct driver for whitelisted WWAN was a pain, but it runs perfectly afterwards.
     
  4. Carmen Hernandez

    Carmen Hernandez Newbie

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    I have a T420 and T430 running the creator's edition. Everything is running fine as of today. The T420 was a bit sluggish at first, but I refreshed the installation and all is going well now.
     
  5. SpotBurner

    SpotBurner Notebook Geek

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    Both a W520 and a T430, both running fine.
     
  6. zephxiii

    zephxiii Notebook Geek

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    T500, X201, T510, T410, W510, T520, T420, T420s, T530, and T430 here.
     
  7. abhattal

    abhattal Notebook Enthusiast

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    W510 here. Everything works and updates, except bluetooth. There's no driver, so I bought a usb bluetooth.
     
  9. abhattal

    abhattal Notebook Enthusiast

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    Great. The 1803 update rolled in and now my brightness controls don't work at all on my T410s, and the screen is stuck on insanely bright. Thanks Microsoft. Fn + Home or End (i.e. usual Thinkpad brightness controls) make the Windows brightness slider appear, and move it up and down, but there's no change in brightness. Before the update this worked, though in rather coarse steps, and I used to be able to grab the slider with the mouse and adjust more finely if I really wanted to (if I was quick) - overall not perfect, but at least I could vary brightness. Hope another update fixes this soon, but yeah, probably wishing for a miracle. Anyone have any ideas ?
     
  10. Lunatics

    Lunatics Notebook Evangelist

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    Out of curiosity, does your model have an Nvidia GPU in it? This was an issue with our MSI 16L13s for a while because the GPU or screen or whatever was not white listed by Nvidia and brightness controls did not work despite the on screen display showing it was moving, everything was stuck on full brightness. I know eventually custom/modded bioses resolved this issue, but I wonder if you have a GPU, if updating your video card drivers and bios may help resolve this issue. I would also be curious if you are able to disable the GPU in the bios and try only using the intel driver/gpu.
     

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