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njb
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System updater

After reading this post

 

http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/W-Series-ThinkPad-Laptops/W520-and-ThinkVantage-System-Update/td-p/71091...

 

I have come to wonder which are worth installing using system update. I have a problem where something that lenovo installs blocks the use of a program I use regularly. On the out of the box W520 this program had to be started manually every time. When I did a windows install clean it worked perfectly, however when i did the update checking all boxes on the lenovo updater it once again started to become blocked and require manual install.

 

Should I just defer all updates and install them one by one to identify the prrogram causing the problem?

 

Has anyone got any lenovo updates that they consider I shouldnt be without?

 

Thanks

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Message 2 of 11 (762 Views)

Re: System updater

The basics you need are the Hotkey package and Power Management driver. Less critical ones include device drivers like wifi, BT, graphics card, etc. Various ThinkVantage tools aren't essential, but are nice.

Which program are you having a conflict with?
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njb
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Message 3 of 11 (729 Views)

Re: System updater

It is a database program. I initially thought the MS SQL 2005 express server preloaded on the thinkpad was causing the issue. When I installed plain windows and updated windows the program worked, but when I installed every possible driver from lenovo using updater it once again stopped working properly.

 

The program will work, as in the database runs and the complementary program can use it, just it wont start the server automatically on boot, you have to do it manually every time which is annoying.


I now think it is one of the lenovo security programs so I am having to do another reinstall and then pick and choose the minimum amount of drivers through system update.

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Re: System updater

Remove RapidBoot and try again. It may be the cause of the issue.

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njb
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Re: System updater

Ah, yes that sounds like a good idea. I will have to factory install, again... At the moment I have only a clean copy of W7 installed.
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Re: System updater

RapidBoot delays some automatic processes from starting at startup. You were installing RapidBoot 1.12?


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njb
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Message 7 of 11 (708 Views)

Re: System updater

I dont know. I just had problems with the lenovo I received and it had all the preloaded thinkvantage etc. When using plain W7 it worked perfectly so the problem is attributed to the Lenovo products.

Basically the "services" section of windows is set to automatic for said program, bu never actually starts. It really sounds like Rapid boot coule be the problem. I will check it as soon as I get home.

Do I just disable it through the BIOS?
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Message 8 of 11 (689 Views)

Re: System updater

Just don't install RapidBoot. Alternatively, uninstall it from the Control Panel.


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njb
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Message 9 of 11 (665 Views)

Re: System updater

Thanks Harrisb.

Installation of RapidBoot did the trick.

Cheers
Nick
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Re: System updater

Just for the record, you did not install RapidBoot which solved your issue, correct?


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T460s, BIOS 1.14, WQHD display, 20GB RAM, I7-6600U, Samsung PM961 1TB PCIe-NVMe SSD, EM7455 WWAN
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