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wsko
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What does "Lenovo Settings Dependency Package" do?

Hi,

 

I just installed the Lenovo Settings Dependency Package on my Thinkpad x220 Tablet with Windows 8 RTM.  But I can't find anyway to "open" it or notice anything different after installing it.  Does anyone know what it does?

 

Thanks.

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hp79
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Registered: ‎02-06-2009
Location: Portland, OR
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Re: What does "Lenovo Settings Dependency Package" do?

Looks like something to do with power manager, location awareness, mobile hotspot, and camera audio stuff. You can see the script in C:\Program Files\Lenovo\SettingsDependency\show.bat with a text editor. It contains 4 packages that it installs automatically upon installation.

Maybe someone else can chime in what it actually does. It would have been nice if Lenovo added some description on the software.
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someotherguy
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Re: What does "Lenovo Settings Dependency Package" do?

The Dependency Package is a set of prerequisite services/drivers that are needed to use the upcoming Metro app called "Lenovo Settings".  Inside Lenovo Settings you'll be able to adjust power, location, camera, audio, etc settings that are specific to your thinkpad.  This metro app replaces Power Manager, Communications Utility, and Access Connections that you might be used to for Win7.

 

By itself, the dependency package doesn't do anything - it just provides the back-end guts for the the metro app.  The metro app (like any other metro app) can only be installed from the MS store.

 

I'm not sure the release status of the metro app, but I think it probably won't go live in the MS store until later this month.

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Fullmetal99012
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Re: What does "Lenovo Settings Dependency Package" do?

How will the app know it's a Lenovo?  Will there be Lenovo specific apps in the Microsoft Store?

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someotherguy
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Re: What does "Lenovo Settings Dependency Package" do?

There are several ways for an app to know whether it's running on a Lenovo system or not.  There will be Lenovo specific apps in the MS store.  Because it's the MS store, anyone can download/install the apps, but they won't do anything on a non-Lenovo system.

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zouleous
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Re: What does "Lenovo Settings Dependency Package" do?

The similar "Lenovo Dependency Package" appears to be something different and not just a name change.  The ReadMe is different and the file sizes also reflect that it may not be the same thing.  Is there a difference?

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someotherguy
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Re: What does "Lenovo Settings Dependency Package" do?

"Lenovo Settings Dependency Package" is for the "Lenovo Settings" metro app.

"Lenovo Dependency Package" is for all the other Lenovo metro apps, e.g. Support, QuickSnip, Companion.

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fomalg
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Re: What does "Lenovo Settings Dependency Package" do?

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What a difference between "Lenovo Settings Dependency Package" (need for metro app "Lenovo Settings")   and " Lenovo Dependency Package"?

 

Moderator Note; subject edited; post merged in. Was; Difference between " Lenovo Settings Dependency Package " and " Lenovo Dependency Package "?

 

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someotherguy
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Re: What does "Lenovo Settings Dependency Package" do?

"Lenovo Settings Dependency Package" is needed for the Lenovo Settings metro app.

 

"Lenovo Dependency Package" is needed for Lenovo Support and Lenovo Companion metro apps.

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mark9thinkpad
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Re: What does "Lenovo Settings Dependency Package" do?

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Don't know which one to install.

 

The Description(WHAT THIS PACKAGE DOES) in Readme is too short to understand what functions they have.

 

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