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Lenovo Win 7 Enhanced Experience

2009-10-01, 19:16 PM

Just a quick post to share Kevin Beck's interview of Howard Locker, as they look into the work behind Lenovo's Win 7 Enhanced Experience.

 

 

 

Matt Kohut is covering our Windows 7 efforts including this video on his blog, Inside the box, so we will be sure to share any comments and discussion from the forum here with him in addition to comments that may be left on his blog for inclusion in follow up posts and other interviews with Lenovo engineers.

 

Best regards,

 

Mark

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Re: Lenovo Win 7 Enhanced Experience

2009-10-02, 5:56 AM

Thanks, great input.

 

For us who have recently purchased Thinkpads (T400s with XP) and upgraded to Win 7 RTM it would love to have more details about what you have done.

 

I assume that improvements on drivers will come as we download new versions. Setting services to load delayed is a standard feature of Win 7 but it would be good to know what services you have actually delayed so that we may apply similar settings to our installations.

 

Given that I run my machine with about 35 applications the boot time of a fresh Win 7 installations may not be the most critical factor. The number of applications that "phone home" for upgrades or install "quick start" features in the tray or other similar things seems to be even more of a problem on a fully loaded system.

 

It would be good if you could direct you attention also to responsiveness with fully loaded systems and work with application developers to ensure they do not hog resources.

 

Mats

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Re: Lenovo Win 7 Enhanced Experience

2009-10-02, 9:00 AM

I'm really looking forward  to the Lenovo Enhanced Experience and what's to come!

 

One thing that interests me is the Fingerprint Reader.  I use the Fingerprint Reader as startup password and than let me log into windows automatically.  This process is probably the one thing that really makes my boot time so long, especially the windows logo on takes quit a while.  So, it would be very interesting to know if you guys worked on the Fingerprint software as well?

 

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Re: Lenovo Win 7 Enhanced Experience

2009-10-02, 10:28 AM

About the fingerprint reader I am not so sure. I had the same initial impression but switched it off and it only made a difference of 2-3 seconds.

 

It seems that a lot of services are loaded at the same time and what looks like the fingerprint reader taking 15 seconds to log you in is just the wait for other services.

 

If you switch of the reader instead you have to watch the windows "Wait ..." screen for about the same time.

 

Mats

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Re: Lenovo Win 7 Enhanced Experience

2009-10-02, 19:14 PM

Mark,

 

Paulthurrot explains some of the enhanced experiences here.Quite a positve feedback for lenovo

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Re: Lenovo Win 7 Enhanced Experience

2009-10-02, 23:22 PM

HI Mark,

 

Thanks for that.  It looks good.  I'd like to ask you the same question I've asked tech, sales, and customer satisfaction  - with no answer so far :(

 

For those of us with machines too old for the "free upgrade" (my T400 is a year old) will there be a way to acquire factory Lenovo/win 7 install media?  Thay way we can be sure we are getting the full benefit of the work described here.

 

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Re: Lenovo Win 7 Enhanced Experience

2009-10-04, 23:44 PM

wrote:

I'm really looking forward  to the Lenovo Enhanced Experience and what's to come!

 

One thing that interests me is the Fingerprint Reader.  I use the Fingerprint Reader as startup password and than let me log into windows automatically.  This process is probably the one thing that really makes my boot time so long, especially the windows logo on takes quit a while.  So, it would be very interesting to know if you guys worked on the Fingerprint software as well?

 

Best regards


 

I am running Win 7 Ultimate right now on my machine. UPEK (sp?) supplies the drivers for the built in Lenovo fingerprint reader (which I have on my T61). The drivers work flawlessly, I haven't had one problem yet. Enable fingerprint login through the BIOS and you can safeguard the BIOS and breeze through Windows login. Just one swipe, that's it!

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Re: Lenovo Win 7 Enhanced Experience

2009-10-06, 21:56 PM

Hi,

 

For those of us, who had purchased notebook before the upgrade program and already purchased Windows 7...

 

1. Is there some Lenovo upgrade or package that can convert standart Windows 7 Pro to EE version? Or may be it would be built in the future?

2. Is there driver package for T61p with all Lenovo drivers in order not to install each of them separately after the installation of standart windows 7 (not EE)?

 

Thanks,

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Re: Lenovo Win 7 Enhanced Experience

2009-10-07, 9:39 AM

2. Is there driver package for T61p with all Lenovo drivers in order not to install each of them separately after the installation of standart windows 7 (not EE)?

 

You can use Lenovo system update to get all drivers easily. Windows 7 is not yet supported in system update but will be soon.

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Re: Lenovo Win 7 Enhanced Experience

2009-10-07, 18:04 PM

Will recent machines be upgraded with new bios and how would we be able to make changes on "our" custom win 7 builds.  For example i am running MSDN Windows 7 64bit and installed the RTM drivers from lenovo.  How can we take advantage of the fast boot/shutdown.  I have a W700 from about  a year ago.  Would this be available at least thru the W700, W500, T500, T400, X301 and X200 series systems?  Since these all came with WIn Vista 64 we are not eligible for a "lenovo" ugrade for free what can we do?  Our users always complain about startup/shutdown.  In fact we did what we could and removed most non essential "think" drivers/software utilities in Vista since many have versions there.  We removed Ultra Nav utility, kb shortcuts, presentation director, and other such utilites that have been more or less built into Vista / 7.  We kept the power managment driver,  active protection, fingerprint, AMT (where needed), System interface, hot key features, and video drivers and found great improvements.  We also use a program (free) called whatsrunning and go into the startup and remove things that are not necessary to start like adobe quick start, quick time, itunes helper etc and other such softwares that do not need to load at startup and found an improvement.

 

I would love to test new bios and be able to cut even more time off boot/shutdown.  The only really annoying feature of 7/vista is that when you hibernate the screen goes black and you have no idea what is going on.

 

Awaiting info :)

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