01-23-2010 11:47 AM - edited 01-23-2010 12:17 PM
I'm totally not noticing the "Lenovo Enhanced Experience". I just got my laptop for 3 weeks and it has always taken a significant time to login.
Takes 45seconds to get to the login screen.
1 minute 20seconds to get onto the desktop
and 2 minutes 30 seconds to get onto the desktop and have Internet explorer load.
The only things I've installed was MS Office, Adobe Acrobat, and Alcohol 120%. I've got fingerprint login enabled so that might eat a few seconds, but 3 minutes from power button pushed to Internet explorer running is quite long!
I have even done some things that people suggested that might speed up loading:
Going into msconfig-boot->disable GUI boot and also select 2 processor boot.
Still, it loads very slowly.....
02-03-2010 02:53 PM
It takes me 1 min and 30 seconds to get booted, enter my password, and open my homepage in chrome. I have a t500 that is not ee because I upgraded from vista, to win 7.
02-15-2010 04:19 AM
Hello. I own x301 and has upgraded to Win7 with Lenovo Free Win7 Upgrade.
After istallation of EE drivers I was pretty impressed with start-up (45 sec) and shut-down times (5-6 sec), especially comparing to Vista's times.
But with time passing, getting new upgrades etc. within less then 2 months I have now around 20 seconds shut-down time, which is still OK but significatly higher than what I previously had.
What can I do to get beck to optimal ?
Can i use some pograms to track which application holds most of my shut-down time?
thank You for advice.
05-17-2010 01:42 PM
I bought 3 machines last year. A T61, an X61T and a T400. All in my family.
I just missed out on the so called Win 7 FREE update dates by a few days, especially very close on the T400. I wish I could get the Win 7 EE.
05-17-2010 02:04 PM
I have a similar predicament.
06-16-2010 07:25 PM
I am a bit new to this Enhanced Experience however, I just have a quick plain question (sound dump perhaps)
My T410 comes with pre-installed Windows 7 Pro 64-bit, and I would assume that this pre-installed version of Windows is "Enhanced Experience".
I plan however to upgrade to Ultimate 64-bit in the near future. I would get a Retail copy of this Ultimate and would probably do a fresh installation on the machine.
So my question is, will this Retail Ultimate be "Enhanced Experience" or not? If not, what I should do to benefit from "EE"???
06-17-2010 07:37 PM
I would think that if you purchased a Microsoft Windows 7 Anytime Upgrade license that your existing operating system, along with all installed software and data, would be upgraded.
If you wish to do a clean install of Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate Edition than you would likely need to install Lenovo's Device Experience to regain the missing features and functionality.
06-18-2010 07:51 PM - edited 06-18-2010 07:51 PM
So, this Device Experience contains "dozen" of tweaks and fixes that would "enhance" the Windows version on the Thinkpad? (things such as quicker boot time, 50% faster shutdown time, etc...)
At the end, it is for sure that I would do a clean install from Win 7 Ultimate Retail DVD, not upgrade so I have to be sure about this "EE" (I am quite new to PC)
Your comment is highly appreciated.
06-19-2010 01:24 AM - edited 06-19-2010 01:25 AM
Some of the enhancements are from installing the device drivers and application software¹. You can download the device drivers and applications for the ThinkPad T410 from Lenovo's support web site and install them individually, however, it will probably be easier to download and run the ThinkVantage System Update program, which, as the name implies, will examine the ThinkPad and then download any drivers and software packages from Lenovo that are missing.
¹You may wish to back up the files for any preinstalled device drivers and applications software, just in case they are not available for some reason from the ThinkVantage System Updater. Look for directories named C:\DRIVERS, C:\IBMTOOLS, C:\OSFIXES, C:\SUPPORT, C:\SWSHARE, C:\SWTOOLS to copy, or just image the hard disk drive.