01-11-2011 02:29 PM
Immediately after getting my tablet last summer, I installed Win 7 Enterprise, which our corporation is licensed for as a microsoft SA customer. Win 7 Enterprise has all the features of Ultimate edition, including Bitlocker, which I needed. I even restored the machine using disks I got from our Lenovo account manager and had the same problems as the corporate image. My tablet has the touch screen functionality.
I had the following issues with the tablet, which are now resolved:
Trackpad randomly messing up
The tablet, from day one, needed a new trackpad. The part took over 4 weeks to arrive, but it did fix the problem once it was replaced. I tried a billion software solutions (different drivers, tweaks, etc ... ) and blew a lot of time, so if you have this issue, just get your trackpad replaced.
External Monitor didn't work with dock
The solution was to use a displayport to DVI adapter for my Dell 24" monitor. The Displayport takes so long to sync with the monitor that it thinks it's not getting a signal, and the laptop turns off that display shortly after trying to activate it. This happens most of the time. Using a DVI adapter worked great. I wound up propping up my tablet in portrait mode with a cheap laptop stand from a big box office supply store so I can have OneNote up on the tablet screen all day.
The final two problems were solved with the application of a Windows hotfix:
Thank you RP68
Laptop won't sleep or shut down
At the end of each computing session, I had to shut windows down with a hold of the power button. This was tremendously disruptive.
Laptop won't lock, won't log out, can't bring up Ctrl-Alt-Del screen
This was awful. As I sometimes ran programs under network-wide elevated privileges and have a sensitive inbox, it meant I basically had to hold the power down to shut the machine off when I had to go to the bathroom.
Why No System Update?
Lenovo - the fact that this hotfix did not appear as a required update in Lenovo System Update caused me a lot of grief. If you have a technical reason why it was only available on the website, I'd like to hear about it. Otherwise, please do your tablet customers a favor and put this in system update. There is absolutely no doubt in my mind that the hotfix solved all my most serious issues, despite a description from Microsoft that doesn't seem to match the symptoms.
I'm a happy guy now that all my stuff works. A bad computer can really make your life hard.
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01-12-2011 12:49 AM