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Audois
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Registered: ‎08-30-2011
Location: France
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Re: My X220t Clean Install Method

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I edited my first post to add a new article, called "My X220t Step By Step Clean Install Method".

 

Hope someone will be kind enough to PM my biggest translation errors! :smileyhappy:


X220t | i7 | 320GB HDD | 8GB RAM | WIN7 PRO
IdeaCenter A520 | i5 | 1 TB HDD | 6GB RAM | WIN8.1
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fungui
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Registered: ‎01-10-2012
Location: Arkansas
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Re: My X220t Clean Install Method

@ Audios

 

Did the removal of the extra software, and clean install of windows fix the problems with the edge of the digitizer?  Or did yours work out of the box?

 

Thanks!

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Audois
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Re: My X220t Clean Install Method

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Please read the first lines of my article.

 

Yes, my pen has always been quite accurate, even along the edges. My clean install method was intended to make my laptop much faster by eliminating all what is useless.


X220t | i7 | 320GB HDD | 8GB RAM | WIN7 PRO
IdeaCenter A520 | i5 | 1 TB HDD | 6GB RAM | WIN8.1
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Audois
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Re: My X220t Clean Install Method

I sometimes navigate through this thread, and realize that most of the problems encountered by X220t users probably come from conflicts between the different drivers, whether from Lenovo or Microsoft, Intel, Wacom, or other software publishers. In my opinion this clean install method should solve many of them.

 

I also wish to emphasize that once you have performed it, you are free to install anything you'd like. You just have to start from the clean install and use your laptop like you do normally. It is possible that over time you realize that something is missing. Then, just install it !


X220t | i7 | 320GB HDD | 8GB RAM | WIN7 PRO
IdeaCenter A520 | i5 | 1 TB HDD | 6GB RAM | WIN8.1
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Audois
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Re: My X220t Clean Install Method

503 people have so far downloaded my guide. But no feedback! So what?


X220t | i7 | 320GB HDD | 8GB RAM | WIN7 PRO
IdeaCenter A520 | i5 | 1 TB HDD | 6GB RAM | WIN8.1
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takosan
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Registered: ‎05-22-2011
Location: USA
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Re: My X220t Clean Install Method

Howdie Audios,

 

Long time! I finally am going to do a clean install in hopes that, as you say, untangling the driver conflict mess will lead to a better tablet experience around the edges. Also I need to get the running processes down as it is ridiculous now with lot of Lenovo stuff running.

 

After a year of ownership I haven't used my X220T in the tablet mode much. I know it may take time since I use the X220T for work but I will report back after following your PDF.

 

Stay tuned but don't hold your breath because of the aforementioned need to use the X220T for work. I hope to follow your PDF to do clean install on an SSD ... this way if I can't finish in one sitting I can swap back & forth so work doesn't get interrupted.

 

Takosan

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Audois
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Re: My X220t Clean Install Method

 
 
Thanks for your comment Takosan.

 

Before installing a SSD look at this page : http://www.seagate.com/internal-hard-drives/laptop-hard-drives/momentus-xt-hybrid/ . Nearly as fast as a SSD but much cheaper : $230 for a 750Gb Sata 6GB/s drive!

 
 

X220t | i7 | 320GB HDD | 8GB RAM | WIN7 PRO
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takosan
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Registered: ‎05-22-2011
Location: USA
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Re: My X220t Clean Install Method

Hi Audois,

 

I thought about that before since I do need space too for work (i.e. virtual machines) but it ws 9.5mm height in the past.

 

It still seems to be 9.5mm per the datasheeet link. I know many 9.5mm SSD is just a removal of spacer away to be 7.5mm but is it true with the XT hybrid too?

 

Takosan

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Audois
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Re: My X220t Clean Install Method


takosan wrote:

I know many 9.5mm SSD is just a removal of spacer away to be 7.5mm but is it true with the XT hybrid too?


No idea! :smileyhappy:

 


X220t | i7 | 320GB HDD | 8GB RAM | WIN7 PRO
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takosan
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Registered: ‎05-22-2011
Location: USA
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Re: My X220t Clean Install Method

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256GB 7mm version for $180  ... tempting ... I guess this or mSATA + 7.2krpm drive ... decisions, decisions, decisions :smileytongue: http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/874564-REG/Crucial_Technology_CT256M4SSD1_256_GB_7_mm.html/