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recommended sequence of installing thinkpad software upon a new install??

2008-12-10, 19:48 PM

New ThinkPad was received with Vista x32, and I plan to install Vista x64.

I'm now collecting all the drivers and files etc.

 

Is there any recommended sequence in which the various Lenovo utilities must be installed??

 

That is, after Intel chipset drivers, graphics, networking??

 

I already know about the pre-requisites for ThinkVantage Access Connections.

 

Thank you, Tom

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12-01-2008

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Re: recommended sequence of installing thinkpad software upon a new install??

2008-12-11, 0:07 AM
The order is not necessarily important, as you have to reboot for them to take effect anyway.  My only suggestion would be to verify you have a network driver that works, and that way if you need to download others you will have internet access.  But from my experience, there are no conflicts with installing drivers in any particular order.
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Re: recommended sequence of installing thinkpad software upon a new install??

2008-12-11, 4:33 AM

Actually, the order is quite important. For example, the power manager drivers will only give maximum effectiveness if installed in the correct order.

 

Use this guide Notebookreview.com Vista Clean Install Guide

 

I found it very helpful and hopefully you will too!

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Re: recommended sequence of installing thinkpad software upon a new install??

2008-12-11, 14:54 PM

I've only glanced at this and it is amazing!!

 

Thank you for telling me about it -- I would never have found it on my own!!

 

Thank you, Tom

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Re: recommended sequence of installing thinkpad software upon a new install??

2008-12-11, 17:06 PM
Thanks, Tom!  Its good to learn new things! I apprecaite it.
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Re: recommended sequence of installing thinkpad software upon a new install??

2009-08-31, 17:46 PM

Great guide, thank you very mutch!

 

But what about the service packs? I heared it's a good idea to install SP1 after all drivers. Some people in the German community claim noticeable effect on power saving according to this source (German).

 

On the other hand I found this article that suggests the exact opposite, namely installing SP1 first, but without any explination why this was a good idea. Maybe it's just cooincidence or guessing?

 

 Can you confirm any of these? And is there anything to consider regarding SP2?

 

 

So according to the german guide, I guess the best sequence would be:

 

  1. Install while disabling Windows Update 
  2. Install all drivers in the mentioned order from the 'SuperGuide'
  3. Install RMClock and TPFancontrol 
  4. Activate Windows Update to get the Service Pack 1 and 2 and all other updates

 

What do you think about this?

 

 

Thank you in advance, Markus

(sorry for my bad English)

(Edit: I found the super guide and included it in my thoughts)

(Edit2: fixed some spelling mistakes) 

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Re: recommended sequence of installing thinkpad software upon a new install??

2009-08-31, 18:23 PM

Vista is on SP2 now...

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