09-21-2011 05:14 AM
I've got a T410. I recently bought a 750GB seagate HD and attempted an OS restore via those thinkpad restore DVD's I created using thinkpad tools.
Now Win7 update does not work. It says my windows7 update service is not running but it is! I've got this exact same problem but none of their solutions are working.
Has this happened to anyone?
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10-02-2011 05:23 PM
The instructions on that page did not work for me.
I was able to fix this by installing Windows 7 SP1 update using the stand-alone ISO image installer. Do not use the downloadable installer, instead download the ISO file (about 2GB), burn it to a DVD and install from the DVD.
10-02-2011 05:33 PM - edited 10-02-2011 05:40 PM
I'm glad you got it working.
Do you mind sharing what didn't work? I'd like to correct or enhance that page if I can.
In my case, it was necessary to install SP1 (or the hotfix) _and_ the intel driver. Perhaps that wasn't clear or maybe I just had a special case.
 I just saw your comment on my blog post. Thanks for adding your experience. It all helps - I hope.
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10-02-2011 05:41 PM - edited 10-02-2011 05:46 PM
I posted a comment on your page.
I tried installing various versions of the Intel RST drivers. It installs OK and if I click on the RST tool it detects my drive as an RST drive (even stating 4K physical, 512 logical) but Windows Update and any other update still didn't work. I even tried updating to SP1 using the downloadable file but it fails.
I wasn't hopeful but thought I'd try anyway.... downloaded the 2GB SP1 update ISO file, burned to a DVD and installed from there. Install magically completed and Windows Update worked after the reboot.
You mentioned in your page that you've got SP1 already installed, the Lenovo restore disks didn't...so maybe that's why it didn't work for me.
Also... I think you'd need SP1 and the Intel RST drive. I already had it installed before updating to SP1 so Update worked straight away.
10-14-2011 08:59 PM
I had a similar problem to ziggyboy, found that, starting with the OEM Win7 installation on my new 750 GB HDD installed in a Lenovo R500, I had to (1) install Intel Rapid Storage Tech (2) Install SP1 (using the file on the Microsoft DVD, I didn't download it).
Then & only then did Windows Update work. I tried installing SP1 before Intel Rapid Storage Tech & failed.
I left messages to this effect on geezblog & on the forum for Lenovo R models.