12-08-2016 08:29 AM
I recently purchased a refurbished T430 from Overstock.com. It came with just the OS Windows 7 Professional. I was wondering if there was something else I need to download to get the Fn keys to work?
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12-08-2016 08:40 AM
Search for "Lenovo System Update" and run that. It will find the drivers you need.
12-09-2016 09:52 AM
I did as you suggested but it didn't help. I was reading the user manual I downloaded and came across reference to "ThinkVantage Technologies and some other software" being preloaded on new machines. Since mine is refurbished, it would not have those. It says for learning more about these applications go to http://www.lenovo.com/support. I did this and was able to download the Lenovo Service Bridge and to do a scan of my system. It came up with a long list of needed, recommended, and optional downloads. Once I had intalled these, my keys all function as they should.
12-09-2016 10:07 AM
The T430 User Guide describes the black button as:
When the operating system is working normally, press the black button to launch the SimpleTap program on the Windows 7 operating system.
You also can use this button to interrupt the startup sequence of your computer to start the Rescue and Recovery® workspace. To access the Rescue and Recovery workspace, turn on your computer and press this button when the ThinkPad logo is displayed on the screen.
SimpleTap is(was) a Lenovo utility. According to Lenovo:
The following applications are not compatible with the Windows 10 operating system. It is recommended that you uninstall them before upgrading to Windows 10. You can upgrade to Windows 10 without uninstalling these applications, but you might encounter problems when running them on Windows 10. After upgrading to Windows 10, find either a latest version of an application or an alternative application that supports Windows 10 from the Lenovo Support Web site at http://www.lenovo.com/support. You might not see all of these applications listed on your computer.
• Lenovo Browser Guard
• Lenovo Mobile Broadband Activation
• Lenovo QuickControl
• Lenovo QuickDisplay
• Lenovo SimpleTap
• Lenovo Solutions for Small Business
• Lenovo Support
• Lenovo Transition
• Lenovo User Guide Viewer
• Lenovo Warranty Viewer
• LenovoEMC Storage Connector
• Message Center Plus
• Screen Rotate Utility
• ThinkVantage Access Connections(TM)