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05-12-2008

New York

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Re: Lenovo Win 7 Enhanced Experience

2010-01-04, 19:38 PM

i also have a w700 27523KU (quadcore, 4gb ram 320 gb dual drives 7200rpm, 1920x1280 res, 1gb video ram).  I did a clean install (had vista 64 bit).  I did the install, then did all windows updates, installed system update but selectively installed lenovo drivers etc.  I did not install things I though were already in 7.  I did not install the modem software (don't use it), did not install access connections (most features in 7),   I also always set a favorite to the specific w700 with windows 7 (not the driver matrix) to find new installs as I find sometimes some things appear there first.  I also did not install the ultra nav utility nor the security software (just the finger print reader).  I did the couple of bios upgradesthat were online (not via SU).

 

In addition we use a program from www.whatsrunning.net (checkout the v3 beta) and go into startup and remove most of the "auto" starts that things like itunes, google and others put in to autostart.   I have now what I think are very respectible start / suspend times.  I will list near the end.  I also auto defrag every night  I leave my pc on all the time and from my experience using the beta, RC and RTM its running the best of any OS I have ever run back to win 3.1.  It just seems to work!  The to Login was affected by slower than expected time where the finger print is in 'please wait' state.  I will continue to monitor these.

 

Lastly we can get as close to EE as we can, but we don't have the info and tweaking they did.  I did have a demo and the only other thing I could see was that there were several other processes that were set to "delay start" that were not part of the drivers and or 7 install.  I am testing to see if they help any.

 

Power on to Starting Windows Screen23
To Login/Fingerprint Prompt105
Login to be able to do commands120
  
Shutdown to Power Off39
  
Suspend (FN F4) or Sleep11
Resume from Suspend / Sleep6
  
Hibernate (FN F12)25
Resume from Hibernate39
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35 Posts

05-26-2009

US

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Re: Lenovo Win 7 Enhanced Experience

2010-01-04, 23:55 PM

If there are any driver updates I highly suspect Lenovo would have them rather than MS, thus I just let the ThinkAdvantage System Update do it all. Per my contact al lenovo this was the better option and saved me a lot of work.

jgt1942
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01-11-2010

Canada

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Re: Lenovo Win 7 Enhanced Experience

2010-01-11, 18:06 PM

I purchased a T500 in July of last year with XP Pro as the o/s. I've since upgraded to Win 7 (32 bit) and everything is working fine albeit without EE. I have now ordered another T500 and it will have Win 7 (64 bit). I am presuming it will have a Win 7 recovery disk. If I use the recovery disk to restore the older T500 will that give me the EE on that machine as well? I expect I would have to enter the old o/s license code on the old T500 and that the 32 bit o/s would be replaced by the 64 bit version.

 

The machines are slightly different in that the older one had integrated graphics so some of the drivers would be different, but I don't imagine this should be a problem as updated drivers should be available from the Lenovo site.

 

What do you think, will it work?

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01-03-2010

Toronto

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Re: Lenovo Win 7 Enhanced Experience

2010-01-23, 19:47 PM

I'm totally not noticing the "Lenovo Enhanced Experience". I just got my laptop for 3 weeks and it has always taken a significant time to login.

Takes 45seconds to get to the login screen.

1 minute 20seconds to get onto the desktop

and 2 minutes 30 seconds to get onto the desktop and have Internet explorer load.

 

The only things I've installed was MS Office, Adobe Acrobat, and Alcohol 120%. I've got fingerprint login enabled so that might eat a few seconds, but 3 minutes from power button pushed to Internet explorer running is quite long!

 

I have even done some things that people suggested that might speed up loading:

Going into msconfig-:>boot->disable GUI boot and also select 2 processor boot.

 

Still, it loads very slowly.....

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12-16-2008

Texarkana Texas

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Re: Lenovo Win 7 Enhanced Experience

2010-02-03, 22:53 PM

It takes me 1 min and 30 seconds to get booted, enter my password, and open my homepage in chrome.  I have a t500 that is not ee because I upgraded from vista, to win 7.

Thinkpad T500 - Intel Core2 P8400 (2.26GHz), 4 gigs of ram, 160GB/7200rpm hard drive, ATI 3650 GPU, WSXGA+ panel
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548 Posts

09-10-2009

USA

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Re: Lenovo Win 7 Enhanced Experience

2010-02-09, 23:59 PM

What hard drive do you have? I'm 30-45 seconds to desktop, but have a SSD.

T61p, T400
formerly x23, x40
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02-15-2010

Kiev, Ukraine

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Re: Lenovo Win 7 Enhanced Experience

2010-02-15, 12:19 PM

Hello. I own x301 and has upgraded to Win7 with Lenovo Free Win7 Upgrade.

After istallation of EE drivers I was pretty impressed with start-up (45 sec) and shut-down times (5-6 sec), especially comparing to Vista's times.

But with time passing, getting new upgrades etc. within less then 2 months I have now around 20 seconds shut-down time, which is still OK but significatly higher than what I previously had.

What can I do to get beck to optimal ?

Can i use some pograms to track which application holds most of my shut-down time?

 

thank You for advice.

Dmitry

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37 Posts

05-17-2010

Worldwide, US, EU, India, APAC

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Re: Lenovo Win 7 Enhanced Experience

2010-05-17, 20:42 PM

I bought 3 machines last year. A T61, an X61T and a T400. All in my family. 

 

I just missed out on the so called Win 7 FREE update dates by a few days, especially very close on the T400. I wish I could get the Win 7 EE. 

Thinkpads:
T61 8892-02U: 14.1"SXGA+/2.2C2D/4G/XP|Adv Mini Dock|30" Gateway XHD3000 WQXGA via Dual-link DVI
X61T 7767-96U: 12.1"SXGA+/1.6C2D/3G/Vista|Ultrabase
W510 4319-2PU: 15.6"FHD/i7-720QM/4G/Win7Pro64 (for dad)
T43 1875-DLU: 14.1"XGA/1.7PM-740/1G/XP
Dell:
Inspiron 9300: 17"WUXGA/NVidiaGeForce6800/2.2PM/2G/XP (old)
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37 Posts

05-17-2010

Worldwide, US, EU, India, APAC

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Re: Lenovo Win 7 Enhanced Experience

2010-05-17, 21:04 PM

I have a similar predicament.  

Thinkpads:
T61 8892-02U: 14.1"SXGA+/2.2C2D/4G/XP|Adv Mini Dock|30" Gateway XHD3000 WQXGA via Dual-link DVI
X61T 7767-96U: 12.1"SXGA+/1.6C2D/3G/Vista|Ultrabase
W510 4319-2PU: 15.6"FHD/i7-720QM/4G/Win7Pro64 (for dad)
T43 1875-DLU: 14.1"XGA/1.7PM-740/1G/XP
Dell:
Inspiron 9300: 17"WUXGA/NVidiaGeForce6800/2.2PM/2G/XP (old)
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67 Posts

05-19-2010

LA

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Re: Lenovo Win 7 Enhanced Experience

2010-06-17, 2:25 AM

I am a bit new to this Enhanced Experience however, I just have a quick plain question (sound dump perhaps)

My T410 comes with pre-installed Windows 7 Pro 64-bit, and I would assume that this pre-installed version of Windows is "Enhanced Experience".

 

I plan however to upgrade to Ultimate 64-bit in the near future. I would get a Retail copy of this Ultimate and would probably do a fresh installation on the machine.

 

So my question is, will this Retail Ultimate be "Enhanced Experience" or not? If not, what I should do to benefit from "EE"???

 

Cheers

James

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