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Re: Lenovo Win 7 Enhanced Experience

2010-08-30, 14:51 PM
USB-C: Just cos it fits don't mean it works.
I don't work for Lenovo. I'm a crazy volunteer!
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Re: Lenovo Win 7 ~~ upgrade provided by Lenovo

2010-09-21, 16:11 PM

Just an FYI for those interested in the x201. The Lenovo Enhanced Experience doesn't actually work, the boot times are actually slower when compared to similar notebooks. Furthermore, the ThinkVantage tools can be considered bloat, due in part to pc doctor/diagnostistics, which interferences with antiviral programs, resulting in a high hard fault rate and a slow to start tool set.

 

I have an x201 with Windows 7 x64, i5-540M, 4 GB, 320 GB 7200 RPM notebook that takes 70 seconds to boot compared to a Dell Studio XPS 16 (Windows 7 x64, i5-520M, 6 GB, 500 GB 7200 RPM) that takes close to 40 seconds to boot.

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Re: Lenovo Win 7 ~~ upgrade provided by Lenovo

2010-10-14, 14:04 PM

Well, here's a bit of interesting news. I have a new T510 and compared the boot up times of the Lenovo factory configuration with my own clean configuration. I used 2 identical hard disks: one with the Lenovo image and one with my own image. Each image had exactly the same applications installed. The systems were booted many times to ensure that the prefetch area was caching the correct components. I conducted each boot up 3 times to average out the times.

 

Bottom line is that my clean install was on average 4 seconds FASTER than the Lenovo factory configuration.

 

So, what does "Enhanced Experience" mean?  It doesn't mean that their image will be faster than yours (should you re-install the system). I'm sure it has to do with how the drivers are built. So, if you want to re-install your system to get exactly what you want and no extraneous software (which I always do), you will get a system that is as fast or faster than what you bought.

 

If anyone wants to know the order in which I install s/w, just ask...

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Re: Lenovo Win 7 ~~ upgrade provided by Lenovo

2010-11-28, 10:42 AM

I bought a PC Thinkcente M90p, which has loaded Windows 7 Professional x32 Lenovo Enhanced Experience. Now I want the computer to install Windows 7 Ultimate x64, which I bought in a shop. Since the drive is formatted and loaded on new Windows I am interested if that Lenovo Enhanced Experience it now worked. Thanks for the reply.


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Re: Lenovo Win 7 Enhanced Experience

2010-12-21, 19:56 PM

Hi ,

 

I've found the site http://www.thinkpadrecoverycds.com/

 

Win 7EE sales there, for any Thinkpad notebook. For less price:)

 

 

Is it an official trader? It has not any links from IBM/Lenovo sites.

 

 

Is somebody tried to buy from them?

 

 

BR

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lenovo xp pro and enhanced experience

2010-12-26, 19:03 PM

hi,

 

i  purchased my lenovo x201 thinkpad with  an xp pro [sp3]  downgrade installed. it also was supplied with a set of windows 7 disks, which i have not yet installed. no xp pro recovery disks were supplied.

 

currently, my boot-up times [on restart and from shut-down] are slower than my previous, older [pre-win7] ibm laptop with xppro, sp3 installed.

 

do i need the "enhanced experience" feature, and how do i obtain it from lenovo for xp pro and win 7?

 

thanks, in advance, for  your advice.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Re: Lenovo Win 7 Enhanced Experience

2011-07-19, 13:10 PM

Under Windows 7, how does RapidDrive technology interact with defragmenting software? Is RapidDrive smart enough to let defrag deal with just the hard drive and leavel the SSD alone?

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Re: Lenovo Win 7 Enhanced Experience

2011-07-25, 18:56 PM

I belive on that Enhenced Experience that you talk about... but there is a single problem, I upgraded to windows seven, and obiouslly got not the EE,... Is there any way to get it with out getting a new lenovo laptop?

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Re: Lenovo Win 7 Enhanced Experience

2011-07-25, 21:47 PM

wrote:

Under Windows 7, how does RapidDrive technology interact with defragmenting software? Is RapidDrive smart enough to let defrag deal with just the hard drive and leavel the SSD alone?


Windows 7 detects if you have an SSD and automatically adjust the system to account for it. I.E. Windows 7 automatically disables the scheduled defragmentation for any SSDs that are in your system.

 

http://blogs.msdn.com/b/e7/archive/2009/05/05/support-and-q-a-for-solid-state-drives-and.aspx

 

Will disk defragmentation be disabled by default on SSDs?


Yes. The automatic scheduling of defragmentation will exclude partitions on devices that declare themselves as SSDs. Additionally, if the system disk has random read performance characteristics above the threshold of 8 MB/sec, then it too will be excluded. The threshold was determined by internal analysis.

The random read threshold test was added to the final product to address the fact that few SSDs on the market today properly identify themselves as SSDs. 8 MB/sec is a relatively conservative rate. While none of our tested HDDs could approach 8 MB/sec, all of our tested SSDs exceeded that threshold. SSD performance ranged between 11 MB/sec and 130 MB/sec. Of the 182 HDDs tested, only 6 configurations managed to exceed 2 MB/sec on our random read test. The other 176 ranged between 0.8 MB/sec and 1.6 MB/sec.



 

 

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Re: Lenovo Win 7 Enhanced Experience

2011-07-25, 21:48 PM

wrote:

I belive on that Enhenced Experience that you talk about... but there is a single problem, I upgraded to windows seven, and obiouslly got not the EE,... Is there any way to get it with out getting a new lenovo laptop?


If you install all the official drivers and updated from Lenovo you will have 90% or more of the EE stuff, it is mostly tweaks to the drivers.

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