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Re: Lenovo Power Manager in Windows 8

2012-11-06, 10:08 AM
Hi andyP, and thanks for your reply.

No. I know the thread. But it was not the information I was looking for. But I guess there is not much more information, uh?

I mean... I don't care much for the "toy" apps. I just wanted to know how power management was performed in Windows 8 in the official preinstalled systems. And if the comments I read regarding Power Manager desktop app were accurate.

Danke.
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Re: Lenovo Power Manager in Windows 8

2012-11-08, 2:21 AM

Lenovo Windows 8 preload doesn't have Power Manager either.

 

It does have a Windows Store app that lets you turn on/off some of the ThinkPad-specific Power Management options under the Global Settings tab of Win7 Power Manager - such as 30 Day Standby, Battery Stretch, Always on USB...

 

I'm aware that there is not currently a way to change battery charge thresholds in Win8, whether you are using a preload or not.  This was a decision made by the software team.  I'm not agreeing or disagreeing with it; I'm just letting you know what the situation is.

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Re: Lenovo Power Manager in Windows 8

2012-11-08, 3:10 AM

Thanks for the reply and the information.

 

Finally I did made it work under Windows 8. Fully and stable. So I know for fact that it just depends on the will of the software team.

 

Do you know (and can you say) if there is some hint of a hope to have that ability restored? It was a big differentiator for ThinkPad. In fact, along with the Active Protection System it was the only software that made a positive difference against other brands bloatware.

 

IE: Whenever an X1 crossed with a Yoga screen (both IPS and hinges), and enough storage comes up (next year maybe?), I'm definitively switching to it. I wouldn't want to be missing features I had in older ThinkPads.

 

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Re: Lenovo Power Manager in Windows 8?

2012-11-12, 13:12 PM

wrote:

Hi,

 

AFAIK...

 

The "old" Lenovo Power Manager (6.36) for Windows 7 isn't compatible with Windows 8. And I tried several steps and combinations that always ends up in failures or half-success at best. 

 

The "new" Lenovo Power Manager (7.11) for Windows 8 is a desktop app. Right?

 

So, it could be downloaded and installed in my S430 without any "Store" limitations. In the worst case scenario, the Lenovo Dependency Package should be installed. Right?

 

But it isn't available for download. At least, I wasn't able to find it anywhere.

 

So, if previous statements are right... Anybody care to explain? (probably ?)

 

In my particular case, I couldn't care less for the metro Store app (sigh) functionality. I just need ThinkPad power management. I don't know what others may think.

 

Please?


This should answer your question, though maybe not what you wanted to hear: http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Windows-8/ThinkPad-software-for-Windows-8/td-p/899865

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Re: Lenovo Power Manager in Windows 8

2013-01-06, 13:19 PM

Sir, would you care to elaborate on how you made Power Manager work reliably under Windows 8?  I have spent some time trying to get it to work but other than the very first time I ran, I have not been able to start the UI without it crashing.

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Re: Lenovo Power Manager in Windows 8?

2013-01-06, 14:54 PM
the old (6.32) works like a charm guys!
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Re: Lenovo Power Manager in Windows 8

2013-01-09, 8:41 AM

The first time you try to install Lenovo Power Manager under Win8, it will extract the files in the directory C:\swtools\readyapps\pwrmgrv.  Then you'll get a brief error message that says something similar to "Can't install."  Go to the directory mentioned, right-click Setup (Setup.exe) > Properties > Compatibility (tab) > check 'Run this program in compatibility mode for:' and select Windows 7.  Hit OK and run setup.  Then restart.  You should be ok until an officlal Windows 8 version of Lenovo Power Manager appears.

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Re: Lenovo Power Manager in Windows 8

2013-01-09, 12:07 PM
To be honest, I tried so many combinations that I'm really not sure why, at some point, it stabilized itself.

Maybe some combination of Lenovo Power Manager with the Dependency Drivers package left something behind, I really wouldn't know. But after that, Lenovo Power Manager 6.36 got working stable and without issues.

I only use it for battery throtling (any other functionality is indeed covered by Windows). But it works just fine.

There are some instructions posted on how to do this using the new Dependency Drivers Package, but it never worked for me.

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Re: Lenovo Power Manager in Windows 8

2013-01-10, 0:18 AM

I have Win7 Power Manager (as well as Access Connections, Communications Utility and Hotkey drivers) install on a fresh installation of Windows 8, on my X220, and everything seems to be working fine, although I cannot use System Update to update this hybrid ThinkVantage mixture.

 

I'm not that intersted in the Lenovo Settings Metro app even if was available to me, unless it can adjust the settings without clashing with the classic ThinkVantage apps.

 

I have been generally very unhappy with the way Lenovo has been doing everything ever since the new keyboard layout came about.

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Re: Lenovo Power Manager in Windows 8?

2013-01-26, 11:35 AM

i installed power manager ver 6.07 in my Z61t 9441-a34 and windows 8  64 bit. and it works. 

and i also installed thinkvantage access connections ver 5.33

 

i try several version and especially the latest version but it can work. but i try to install the same version as in my windows 7 before, and it worked.

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