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I recently installed windows 8 and I cannot seem to find rapidboot for my ThinkPad Edge e530.


If I don't install it, do I "loose" the "Lenovo Enhanced Experience" ?


There is no RapidBoot for Windows 8 because Windows 8 has it's own fast-startup feature (also called Hybrid Boot or Hybrid Shutdown).


Lenovo's RapidBoot Shield has been sunset and we recommend uninstallation in cases where slow boot or other side effects are experienced and potentially related to RapidBoot Shield.


RapidBoot Shield works by delaying non-critical applications and services to help your system boot faster. However, in some instances, RapidBoot Shield may delay an application and/or service that is critical to the system startup. This can cause the system to boot slower than expected or some applications may be unable to start normally.


The first step in troubleshooting slow boot or unexpected issues starting applications should be to uninstall RapidBoot Shield. If the issue is resolved by uninstalling RapidBoot Shield, then RapidBoot Shield should not be reinstalled. Lenovo will not provide solutions to any issues caused by RapidBoot Shield.


To uninstall RapidBoot Shield follow the directions below:

  1. Open Control Panel.
  2. Click on Uninstall A Program.
  3. In the list of installed programs, scroll down and click on RapidBoot Shield.
  4. Click on Uninstall.
  5. Follow the on-screen directions to uninstall RapidBoot Shield.

Related information on this is available on our support site.



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