02-12-2018 10:03 AM
02-12-2018 10:42 AM
I think the names are what is confusing. Thinkvantage was/is a name for a group of applications: Thinkvantage System Update, Thinkvantage Rescue and Recovery. Thinkvantage Access Connections, etc.
Lenovo Vantage is a single package that replaces the functions in Lenovo Settings and can perform diagnostics and update drivers. It should be compatible with the T430 and should not affect the Thinkvantage button
02-12-2018 10:48 AM
So for Windows 10, I should use Lenovo Vantage replaces all the function of the Thinkvantage software package?
What will the thinkvantage button do in Windows 10, given that ONLY the lenovo vantage software is installed?
02-12-2018 01:26 PM
I did not say that Lenovo Vantage replaced all the ThinkVantage features. The T430 was never delivered with windows 10. It does not have a ThinkVantage-stype recovery poartition. There is no windows 10 power manager. Windows 10 uses native windows recovery processes. I believe that the T430 was never listed as being compatible with the latest windows 10 creartors update, 1709.
02-12-2018 02:41 PM
> Will the thinkvantage button continue to work with windows 10 to open lenovo vantage?
I don't think the T430 has a ThinkVantage button.
> Is the T430 even compatible with lenovo vantage or must I use the old application?
It is to the extent that Lenovo Vantage replaces the functions of equivalent ThinkVantage apps. Not all ThinkVantage apps have equivalent functionality in Lenovo Vantage. And in some cases the TV functionality has been integrated in Windows 10 itself. In those situations keep on using the TV versions.
02-12-2018 03:28 PM
On win7, it is documented Lenovo ThinkVantage tools program.
It was actually a GUI launch panel to launch other Lenovo software. It was not 1 software containing Lenovo software, it was a simple GUI.
On some machines, not yours, a ThinkVantage blue button would launch this GUI.
After win7, some of the software is obselete. Some is included within the Lenovo Vantage app, some is now offered via windows, etc as outlined above by other users.
02-12-2018 03:57 PM - edited 02-12-2018 04:03 PM
But can I still use lenovo vantage with T430 under W10?
I don't think I will use the recovery feature, so that's not a big issue.
Doesn't vantage also incorporate the power manager?
I am replacing the worthless garbage that is the 6-row keyboard with the old style 7-row keyboard from the T420. From hamish coleman's EC patch to fix keybindings, it says that the ThinkVantage button has the same function regardless of the keyboard and if the system is/isn't EC keybind patched.
This is the button I'm referring to.
02-12-2018 06:14 PM
> But can I still use lenovo vantage with T430 under W10?
Yes. I do. It works fine.
> Doesn't vantage also incorporate the power manager?
Yes. In particular it provides the equivalent battery management functions that were in TV PM, e.g. battery charging thresholds. Windows 10 also includes some power management functions that used to be in TV PM.
>This is the button I'm referring to.
That's known as the (are you ready?) "Black Button: When the operating system is working normally, press the black button to launch the SimpleTap programon the Windows 7 operating system...
I've never used that button so I doubt it would be missed if no longer supported.