06-20-2011 04:45 PM
I got a x220t with windows 7 home premium and I am going to do a clean install of windows 7 ultimate from a site liceanse I have through my university. Is there anything I need to be careful of during install? Also where do I get the drivers from?
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06-20-2011 05:25 PM
It should be a fairly painless process. Make sure everything is backed up of course when you reinstall, but the Win7 installation is straight forward. You can grab drivers from the lenovo support site: http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/downloads/default.
06-20-2011 07:59 PM
KDewd is right, it should be fairly easy. You can also go to your C: drive and look for a folder called Drivers and copy it to a flash drive. There should also be drivers in the folder called swtools. Copy them to a flash drive and after you install 7 ult. copy them back to the c: drive. Then update your drivers manually through device manager.
06-21-2011 07:55 PM
So I got everything installed except for the little utility that would allow me to adjust sound, brightness and ect from a single menu that used to reside on the task bar. Anyone know what that is called and where to get it or enable it?
06-22-2011 04:11 AM
hmm, that doesn't sound like a native windows 7 app. That sounds like something that would have been in the Lenovo preload. I don't have anything like that in any of my clean 7 installs. If you can't find it, the only other app that will do all that is the hotkeys utility. But that isn't going to give you a single app on the taskbar to do everything.
Maybe somebody will pop in here and say what that is.
06-22-2011 04:26 PM
I put the question out to the experts. If nobody jumps in here with an answer, maybe somebody will respond to my question.
06-22-2011 05:41 PM - edited 06-22-2011 05:43 PM
It sounds like Lenovo SimpleTap
edit: only the preload can install it into the taskbar automatically. To get it in the taskbar now, after you install it find SimpleTap in the start menu, right-click, and pin to taskbar