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The fix for System Interface Foundation *WORKING*

2016-01-30, 8:02 AM

The fix for System Interface Foundation.


I have the fix...what ive done is to extract to installer...and i install it over. that Lenovo settings & Lenovo Compaion was able to work.  If yours hasnt been working, please reply to this post. thank you. i fix even upload to youtube.

https://youtu.be/kTFQKHdzOZ8 - watch and thank me by liking my video.


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Betreff: The fix for System Interface Foundation *WORKING*

2017-07-11, 19:32 PM

Starbitz, you are my hero!


Thank you - it worked for me.


Instead using the 7z-archive as mentioned in your video, I cleared the folder C:\Users\<username>\AppData\local\temp as far as possible and executed the downloaded SystemInterfaceFoundation.exe. At its end I left the final dialog of the setup program open.


Now I searched for the file "SystemInterfaceFoundation.msi" in the subfolders of C:\Users\<username>\AppData\local\temp.

 I copied that subfolder to the "Downloads" folder and closed the dialog I left open as mentioned above.

From folder "Downloads\xxx" I continued as described in your video at 1:42



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Betreff: The fix for System Interface Foundation *WORKING*

2017-07-15, 6:04 AM

All joy aside. Microsoft made registry changes, november 2016, add a new registry key.  This change caused THEN SIF to do nothing at install time.  The solution you used(Starbitz) worked at that time.  Lenovo changed the installer, all well.


Use your support page for SIF for best benefit.

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