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Setting of battery charge threshold no longer possible with Vantage (20.1908.13.0)

2020-05-27, 7:26 AM

I have installed the enterprise version (20.1908.13.0) of Lenovo Vantage on three ThinkPads T410 under Windows 10, according to this Knowledge Base entry:

New Version of Lenovo Vantage (10.xxxx) is missing features

 

Up until few days ago, everything worked fine, but now, the option for defining a threshold for battery charging has disappeared. I had set this threshold to 80 % (following the recommendation in the tool), but all of a sudden, the battery was charged up to 100 %. When I then opened Vantage, the option for setting the threshold was simply gone.

 

The Lenovo Power Management driver is version 1.67.16.20, as previously installed by me, i.e. no auto-updating happened there. Nevertheless, I tried uninstalling and re-installing both, the PM driver and Vantage, but with no effect.

 

I would be grateful for any ideas or hints what could have caused the option to disappear and how to make it accessible again.

 

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Re:Setting of battery charge threshold no longer possible with Vantage (20.1908.13.0)

2020-05-28, 2:18 AM

hi

I recommend you to use Latest Vantage version, you could download it from Microsoft App store, it includes Battery Threshold feature.

 

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Re:Setting of battery charge threshold no longer possible with Vantage (20.1908.13.0)

2020-05-28, 6:09 AM

Thanks for the recommendation, but, unfortunately, the store version of Vantage does not work on my older machines with respect to battery charge thresholds. I cannot even access battery settings in that version of Vantage, it just - wrongly - claims that the power management driver was missing. That is one of the reasons why I had switched to the enterprise version, which did the job perfectly - until a few days ago.

 

I have now also tried to first install the store version and then update it with the enterprise version, but with no effect.

 

I vaguely think that the reason for the changed behaviour of  Vantage (20.1908.13.0) might be a recent Windows update, but I was not able to restore its functionality by uninstalling the most 'suspicuous' updates (a cumulative Windows update and an update for .NET - don't know whether Vantage uses .NET somehow) and re-starting Vantage. Which means that I am still clueless...

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Re:Setting of battery charge threshold no longer possible with Vantage (20.1908.13.0)

2020-05-28, 22:00 PM

I have finally found a solution for my problem. To make Vantage (20.1908.13.0) communicate again with the battery, I installed ThinkPad Settings Dependency (Version 3.0.1.32). In principle, this is an outdated software package that has been replaced by Lenovo System Interface Foundation (LSIF). Nevertheless, battery charge thresholds (and more detailed battery information) reappeared in Vantage with ThinkPad Settings Dependency installed and disappeared again when I uninstalled the package and had just LSIF installed.

 

ThinkPad Settings Dependency can no longer be found on Lenovo's international support website, but can still be downloaded here from a Chinese ThinkPad service website.

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