09-30-2008 07:03 AM
Have anyone uses winxp 64bit? Its probabily the best 64bit alternation to Vista and Linux. I called Lenovo before and because they do not offer such OS, they said they will not support it at all.
I clean install twice, and learn I can install everything correctly except:
(1) Intel AMT driver won't work (no driver for it - disable via BIOS). Intel Management module work ok.
(2) ATI V5700 works ok if using FireGL driver from ati.com, but needs to force-mod it (let it recongize GPU signature)
(3) Sound driver install ok (Device Manager show no error at all), but no sound (so actually install not ok) - "No Audio Devices" under Control Panel/Sound.... Note that I tried several solution on net and confirm its driver's problem. The driver uses was intended for Vista 64.
(4) Very dull screen. Looks significantly darker compare to Vista. I am unsure how this happened because it should be software independent. When I use Lenovo's Winxp 32bit recovery cd the fully-configured XP-32 OS screen still look darker than on Vista.
I am seriously thinking about Linux if I cannot find solution, particular (2) and (3).
09-30-2008 06:54 PM
while a good OS, XP x64 has the least amount of driver support available. your best bet is to try vista x64 drivers and XP x86 drivers if you can't get something to work. lenovo has never supported XP x64 on thinkpads so you're on your own (with help of the forum, of course) in getting it to work.
09-30-2008 07:03 PM
Yes, very best OS indeed if stability and performance are two main priority. From Linux forum I see there's less driver trouble (except maybe graphic) but my best bet is to get winxp 64 to work for best compatibility for existing CAD software already avaliable.
That's why I post it on this forum.
10-02-2008 12:18 PM
10-02-2008 02:05 PM
Not to raise any controversy; I bought this computer for both personal and business use - therefore it's all personal expense. I always want the hardware/software to work flawlessly without much of the bloatware or force-install services/software. (those extra processes running in the backgroud on Vista are just rediculously inefficient as well as strickly microsoft bloatware dependent) This is what Vista is good at.
If my company spents the money on it, I will not care.
If this is my computer, I want the performance to be excellent especially on graphic creating/modifying performances. So far Ubuntu 64 run like a dream right now with the only exception of unable to use switchable graphic.
It will take minimum of 1 years from now for Vista to at least stable its infrastructure (still resource honk). Before that hopefully I would use XP 64 flawlessly.
10-15-2008 10:33 AM
10-15-2008 05:05 PM
10-17-2008 10:18 AM
I couldn't find it, but if we could uninstall the "ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3650" drivers wouldn't windows then only see the correct drivers? That way we wouldn't have to wait for a BIOS patch?
10-18-2008 08:47 AM
Because Bios itself is wrong, so without a bios fix uninstalling driver won't do any good.
As for the mod....I am not sure if I can post such software link here because its a user-modify software that is not supported at all. Try "ati modder" on google and it should be the first link.