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10-18-2012

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K430 Power Control Switch software

2012-10-18, 5:18 AM

Brand new K430. Just out of the box today. Ran Windows update and installed 50 or so updates. Uninstalled McAfee and that's all. When I right click on the Control Switch icon on the desk top and pick run as Administrator I'll get a Do you want to allow this program to make changes, say yes and then I get nothing. Pulled out the Lenovo DVD and installed all the drivers, didn't help. If I reboot, the Control Switch window opens for about 5 seconds and shows cpu at 46% then closes. If I  click on the ? on the left I see power control switch 4.0.0.1226.

So what's the secret to getting the Control Switch software to work??

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Re: K430 Power Control Switch software

2012-11-05, 16:22 PM

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12-04-2012

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Re: K430 Power Control Switch software

2012-12-04, 23:25 PM

I was puzzled by this too.  You can pull up the switch by clicking on its icon down in the tray by your taskbar, which just makes a speedometer-thingy appear on your desktop.  Tis completely useless as far as I can tell, aside from changing colors as I manually flip the switch atop the computer.  Am I missing something?

 

Perhaps relatedly, when I change the settings in windows for when my display should turn off (10 minutes), and when my computer should go to sleep (never), this seems to have no effect -- it still shuts off the display in less than 5 minutes and then goes to sleep.  I'm guessing this is because the windows settings get overridden by some sort of Lenovo power-controlling software, but I can't figure out how to adjust that.  It might even be the same power-switch program that we've been having trouble opening in any useful way.  Anybody have any ideas?

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09-07-2016

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Re: K430 Power Control Switch software

2016-09-07, 15:55 PM

I had to update my Windows 10 because of a virus. Now the power control center does not work anymore. Please send the software for the power control switch to my email address.

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