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mwiles217
Posts: 8
Registered: ‎01-06-2012
Location: Philly, USA
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Windows 8 Drivers Guinea Pig List

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All,

 

I'd like to sign up for being on a Windows 8 Driver guinea pig list.  My email address is below.

 

 

 

Everything seems fine except bluetooth is off and

fingerprint reader doesn't appear to be working.

The fn+f5 app doesn't work to toggle wireless/bluetooth on and off even if running the program manually as admin).

 

I had bluetooth turned off when I upgraded to windows 8 which is probably why its off now.  But I can't figure out how to toggle it on or off.  Even writing my own PowerShell scripts(in Windows 7), I could figure out how to toggle wifi on and off, but not bluetooth.

 

I forgot to mention, I have an X220T with Machine Type 4294-CTO

 

Moderator note; e-mail address removed to stop the spambots getting it


 

RMattoo
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Location: India
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Re: Windows 8 Drivers Guinea Pig List

Hi 

 

 

Please try updating the  Hotkey drivers  

 

http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/downloads/detail.page?DocID=DS014985

 

Then press  Fn + F5  to check

 

Hope This Helps

Cheers!!!

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bladebarrier
Posts: 87
Registered: ‎02-13-2012
Location: US
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Re: Windows 8 Drivers Guinea Pig List

I would be glad to dual boot 8 and help test as well.

 

X220T, same as the OP. 

 

I thought I saw a spot with a few beta drivers around these forums, but I'm either remembering wrong, or they were 3rd party in another forum.

 

I also noticed a sudden upsurge in new drivers for the X220T in March, some of which have installation quirks, and was curious if they're hybrid 7/8 drivers (I haven't run 8 since the dev. preview).

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ThomCarr
Posts: 7
Registered: ‎07-21-2012
Location: Washington, DC
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Re: Windows 8 Drivers Guinea Pig List

Add me to the list, I Installed Windows 8 (Release Preview) (64 bit) on a ThinkPad T61p (6457-Y74) with 8 GB of RAM over last weekend (7/14-15/12).

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johndpalm
Posts: 5
Registered: ‎07-26-2012
Location: San Diego, CA
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Re: Windows 8 Drivers Guinea Pig List

I would like to be included in any Windows 8 driver betas as well.

 

X201 Tablet

 

2985 EYU

 

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johndpalm
Posts: 5
Registered: ‎07-26-2012
Location: San Diego, CA
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Re: Windows 8 Drivers Guinea Pig List

RMattoo,

 

The hotkey driver works great!  Thanks!

 

Any word on an updated fingerprint reader driver?

 

Also, since trying Windows 8 my ThinkPad is doing thermal shutdowns whenever I play videos (YouTube, etc).  I'm current on the available video driver, but something doesn't seem right.  (I'll post this as a separate thread.)

 

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Blue_Frog
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Registered: ‎04-15-2009
Location: Largo, FL
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Re: Windows 8 Drivers Guinea Pig List

Here are your Beta Windows 8 drivers for your tablet, at least the ones Lenovo has put out so far, but it includes your tablet button driver at least.

 

This page is frequently updated with new drivers and BIOS files for Windows 8.

 

http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/downloads/detail.page?DocID=HT072084

 

People seem to remove the posts with links to these drivers, I have no idea why, so bookmark it quickly.

-Blue Frog

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johndpalm
Posts: 5
Registered: ‎07-26-2012
Location: San Diego, CA
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Re: Windows 8 Drivers Guinea Pig List

Awesome! Thanks!
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ThomCarr
Posts: 7
Registered: ‎07-21-2012
Location: Washington, DC
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Re: Windows 8 Drivers Guinea Pig List (bluetooth working)

Thanks for posting link to the  Hotkey (Fn Key) drivers, they are NOT on Win8 Beta page.

 

Once I got the Fn-keys working that fixed the "Bluetooth"

 

For a ThinkPad T61p (6457-Y74) to get the Bluetooth to work

 

1, enable Bluetooth in BIOS

2. install  Hotkey (Fn Key) drivers

3. slide to the on position the Wireless power switch. 

3. using Fn-F5 turn on Bluetooth if installed.