English Community

Lenovo DesktopsLenovo Desktop Towers
All Forum Topics

5 Posts


elk grove CA

11 Signins

55 Page Views

  • Posts: 5
  • Registered: ‎10-18-2012
  • Location: elk grove CA
  • Views: 55
  • Message 1 of 4

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

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



9380 Posts



15518 Signins

2040239 Page Views

  • Posts: 9380
  • Registered: ‎11-27-2007
  • Location: SK
  • Views: 2040239
  • Message 2 of 4

Re: K430 Power Control Switch software

2012-11-05, 16:22 PM



Please remember to come back and mark the post that you feel solved your question as the solution, it earns the member + points

Did you find a post helpfull? You can thank the member by clicking on the star to the left awarding them Kudos

Please add your type, model number and OS to your signature, it helps to help you.

Forum Search Option T430 2347-G7U W8 x64, Yoga 10 HD+, Tablet 1838-2BG, T61p 6460-67G W7 x64, T43p 2668-G2G XP, T23 2647-9LG XP, plus a few more.

FYI Unsolicited Personal Messages will be ignored.

de.gif  Deutsche Community   es.gif  Comunidad en Español  uk.gif  English Community ru.gif Русскоязычное Сообщество

PepperonI blog 


9 Posts


Dallas, TX

15 Signins

74 Page Views

  • Posts: 9
  • Registered: ‎12-04-2012
  • Location: Dallas, TX
  • Views: 74
  • Message 3 of 4

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?


1 Posts



1 Signins

12 Page Views

  • Posts: 1
  • Registered: ‎09-07-2016
  • Location: DE
  • Views: 12
  • Message 4 of 4

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.

Forum Home

Community Guidelines

Please review our Guidelines before posting.

Learn More

Check out current deals!

Go Shop