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Re: Power Manager for Windows 10?

Any changes in Windows 10 and battery tresholds?

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Message 22 of 191 (62,783 Views)

Re: Power Manager for Windows 10?

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There is not any Power Manager for Windows 10.  Lenovo does not provide any feature to manage battery charge thresholds on Windows 10.  The ThinkPad systems that are on the Windows 10 supported system list here all have dual-mode battery firmware.  The battery firmware itself will recognize the scenario where the battery is ALWAYS fully charged 100% (over a period of many weeks) and adjust the full charge capacity downwards in a way to maintain maximum battery health.  This is something that happens automatically in the battery firmware.  There is nothing that a user needs to do manually, to maximize battery health on these batteries.  For this reason, we don't provide any utility to manually manage battery charge thresholds on Windows 10.

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Message 23 of 191 (62,405 Views)

Re: Power Manager for Windows 10?

Well, it sounds good, hopefully it will work good.

But as You're here can You tell us why when on the top of win 10 compatibility list there is a statement that
"The following ThinkPad configurations are not supported:

  • Intel 2nd generation Intel® Core™ processors (Sandy Bridge)"

And in the compatible devices table under it there are T420 and T420s which have a 2xxx Snady bridge processors (Like my T420s with i7-2640M) and there are no problems with processor oriented drivers in win10 and from intel website?

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Message 24 of 191 (62,402 Views)

Re: Power Manager for Windows 10?


Shargan wrote:

But as You're here can You tell us why when on the top of win 10 compatibility list there is a statement that

"The following ThinkPad configurations are not supported:

  • Intel 2nd generation Intel® Core™ processors (Sandy Bridge)"

And in the compatible devices table under it there are T420 and T420s which have a 2xxx Snady bridge processors (Like my T420s with i7-2640M) and there are no problems with processor oriented drivers in win10 and from intel website?


It's not a limitation about the processor.  Processor itself does not care what OS is running.  It's a limitation about the other devices that come with the processor of that generation.  Such as ethernet, WiFi, graphics, etc.  Intel made very clear to us they have no intention of supporting those devices on Win10.  Whether you can make things work with Win7 or Win8.1 drivers, I have no idea.  The point is, nobody from Lenovo or Intel or Microsoft will support problems that you might run into, on that generation of systems.  For that reason, Lenovo recommends that systems not on that list (e.g. T420) do not upgrade to Windows 10.

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Re: Power Manager for Windows 10?


someotherguy wrote:

For that reason, Lenovo recommends that systems not on that list (e.g. T420) do not upgrade to Windows 10.


I'm sorry, I'm clearly not understanding something here. I thought that the document was a list of Lenovo supported systems for the Windows 10 upgrade? And now you are saying that a device on that list (the T420) should not be upgraded to Windows 10?

 

It's the same confusion that I have when I read at the top of the list that Intel Atom processors are not supported, when the list of supported devices includes the ThinkPad 8 and 10 Tablets - both using Intel Atom processors.

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Re: Power Manager for Windows 10?

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gcoupe wrote:

I'm sorry, I'm clearly not understanding something here. I thought that the document was a list of Lenovo supported systems for the Windows 10 upgrade? And now you are saying that a device on that list (the T420) should not be upgraded to Windows 10?

Sorry for this confusion.  The list is incorrect.  T420/X220/W520/etc are not supported Win10 systems.

For tablets, only 32-bit Atom processors are not supported - this means, ThinkPad Tablet 2 and 32-bit Tablet 8.  64-bit Tablet 8 and Tablet 10 are supported.

I will work to get the list corrected.  Sorry about that. 

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Message 27 of 191 (62,372 Views)

Re: Power Manager for Windows 10?

"

  • Authentic Fingerprint Reader on 3rd generation Intel® Core™ processors (Ivy Bridge) on: T430, T430i, T430s, T430u, T431s, T530, T530i, W530, X1 Carbon (34xx), X131e, X230, X230i, X230s, X230 Tablet, X230i Tablet, x230s, L330, L430, L530, S430, Edge E130, Edge E330, Edge E530, Edge E43
    • Ericsson F5521gw Wireless WAN on 3rd generation Intel® Core™ processors (Ivy Bridge) on:  X230 Tablet, T430, T430, X230i, X230s, X230 Tablet, X230i Tablet
      • Ricoh Multi-card reader on 3rd generation Intel® Core™ processors (Ivy Bridge) of: T430, T430i, T430s, T530, T530i, W530, X1 Carbon (34xx), X230, X230i, X230s, X230 Tablet, X230i Tablet, x230s
        • Ricoh Camera on 3rd generation Intel® Core™ processors (Ivy Bridge) of: T430, T430i, T430s, T431s, T530, T530i, W530, X131e, X230, X230i, X230s, X230 Tablet, X230i Tablet, x230s, Twist S230u, Helix (36xx, 37xx), L330, L430, L530, S430, S431, S531, Edge E330, Edge E430, Edge E431, Edge E530, Edge E531

So I won't be able to use fingerprint readrer, WWAN modem, Card Reader and Camera on my W530 under Windows 10?

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Message 28 of 191 (62,363 Views)

Re: Power Manager for Windows 10?

Yup, we better go and buy the newest model, because our machines is too old.

IMHO someone in Lenovo Headquaters should buy a Mac (Some cheap old model with C2D from 2009) and watch this fall when the OSX updates itself to the latest version 10.11 with FULL hardware support and full software support. It would be a shocking experience.

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Message 29 of 191 (62,356 Views)

Re: Power Manager for Windows 10?

I hope that's a joke...
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Re: Power Manager for Windows 10?


Magnum44pl wrote:

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  • Authentic Fingerprint Reader on 3rd generation Intel® Core™ processors (Ivy Bridge) on: T430, T430i, T430s, T430u, T431s, T530, T530i, W530, X1 Carbon (34xx), X131e, X230, X230i, X230s, X230 Tablet, X230i Tablet, x230s, L330, L430, L530, S430, Edge E130, Edge E330, Edge E530, Edge E43
    • Ericsson F5521gw Wireless WAN on 3rd generation Intel® Core™ processors (Ivy Bridge) on:  X230 Tablet, T430, T430, X230i, X230s, X230 Tablet, X230i Tablet
      • Ricoh Multi-card reader on 3rd generation Intel® Core™ processors (Ivy Bridge) of: T430, T430i, T430s, T530, T530i, W530, X1 Carbon (34xx), X230, X230i, X230s, X230 Tablet, X230i Tablet, x230s
        • Ricoh Camera on 3rd generation Intel® Core™ processors (Ivy Bridge) of: T430, T430i, T430s, T431s, T530, T530i, W530, X131e, X230, X230i, X230s, X230 Tablet, X230i Tablet, x230s, Twist S230u, Helix (36xx, 37xx), L330, L430, L530, S430, S431, S531, Edge E330, Edge E430, Edge E431, Edge E530, Edge E531

So I won't be able to use fingerprint readrer, WWAN modem, Card Reader and Camera on my W530 under Windows 10?


It means we don't have Win10 drivers for these devices.  You may be able to get those devices to work with Win7 or Win8.1 drivers.  Lenovo's recommendation is not to upgrade to Win10 on those systems.

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