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Re: ThinkPad software for Windows 8

2012-12-14, 15:43 PM

Is there any update on the developement of the power manager application?

I had the battery set up to charge up tp 50% when below 20% in Windows 7.

I made a clean install of windows 8, and the battery keeps behaving in the same way (stops charging at 50%).

 

How am I going to change this now in a CLEAN way?

(I am aware of the possibility of installing the old power manager by adding win7 compatibility, but that is not hassle free, is lenovo working on this?)

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Re: ThinkPad software for Windows 8

2012-12-14, 17:40 PM

Just sad that it's December 14 now and we still have so announcement from Lenovo about their plan to fix this. All they have to do is release the app package to us for sideloading. I wonder if anyone is actually looking into this at all or if they are working on some new products and this is a distraction.

 

This was a nusience in late Oct and early November, but now it's nearly the end of the year...

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Re: ThinkPad software for Windows 8

2012-12-14, 19:36 PM

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Is there any update on the developement of the power manager application?

I had the battery set up to charge up tp 50% when below 20% in Windows 7.

I made a clean install of windows 8, and the battery keeps behaving in the same way (stops charging at 50%).


No. And "there are no plans in doing so".

 


How am I going to change this now in a CLEAN way?

(I am aware of the possibility of installing the old power manager by adding win7 compatibility, but that is not hassle free, is lenovo working on this?)


You might want to take a shot at http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Windows-8/Changing-Charge-Threshold-on-ThinkPads-under-Windows-8-without/td-p/916361  (and please post if you were successful). 

 


wrote:

Just sad that it's December 14 now and we still have so announcement from Lenovo about their plan to fix this. All they have to do is release the app package to us for sideloading. I wonder if anyone is actually looking into this at all or if they are working on some new products and this is a distraction.

 

This was a nusience in late Oct and early November, but now it's nearly the end of the year...


I wouldn't hold my breath. But maybe some user will be kind enough to pack it and release it. :smileyfrustrated:

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Re: ThinkPad software for Windows 8

2012-12-18, 17:47 PM

Anyone from Lenovo want to follow up with users....  We have been waiting for almost 2 months to get Lenovo Settings Apps for windows 8.  For those of use that purchased an upgrade to Windows 8, we can't get the same level of service that someone that purchased a new laptop with windows 8 on it.  For those like me that got a W520 less than a year ago, but still before windows 8 hit primetime, we are just out of luck apparently because Lenovo just can't seem to deliver the Power Settings controls or drivers that allow a major portion of functionality of our devices to continue to work with Windows 8.  Some of us have back-pedaled back to Windows 7 to keep things going, but to me, it's kind of unfortunate that Lenovo has kind of forgotten to support a large portion of their user base.

 

Lenovo: Will you please give us an update?  All I see is this functionality is coming, over and over again, but no definative answer.  Other major manufacturers haven't forgotten about supporting their customers, and one would be tempted to jump to another vendor for the next purchase if something cannot be done to remedy this.

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Re: ThinkPad software for Windows 8

2012-12-18, 17:54 PM
Agree!!!!!
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Re: ThinkPad software for Windows 8

2012-12-19, 16:01 PM

wrote:

Anyone from Lenovo want to follow up with users....  We have been waiting for almost 2 months to get Lenovo Settings Apps for windows 8.  For those of use that purchased an upgrade to Windows 8, we can't get the same level of service that someone that purchased a new laptop with windows 8 on it.  For those like me that got a W520 less than a year ago, but still before windows 8 hit primetime, we are just out of luck apparently because Lenovo just can't seem to deliver the Power Settings controls or drivers that allow a major portion of functionality of our devices to continue to work with Windows 8.  Some of us have back-pedaled back to Windows 7 to keep things going, but to me, it's kind of unfortunate that Lenovo has kind of forgotten to support a large portion of their user base.

 

Lenovo: Will you please give us an update?  All I see is this functionality is coming, over and over again, but no definative answer.  Other major manufacturers haven't forgotten about supporting their customers, and one would be tempted to jump to another vendor for the next purchase if something cannot be done to remedy this.


I got my W530 about a month and a half before windows 8 dropped.......


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Re: ThinkPad software for Windows 8

2012-12-21, 21:18 PM

I'm running a Win8 upgrade from Win7 on my at least 5 years old T60, everything is working beautifully, Power Manager, System Update, Fn-keys ............................the works.

No problems whatsoever, the T60 is performing surpricingly well, boot time with all apps installed 15-18secs.

 

 

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Re: ThinkPad software for Windows 8

2012-12-26, 14:23 PM

wrote:

I'm running a Win8 upgrade from Win7 on my at least 5 years old T60, everything is working beautifully, Power Manager, System Update, Fn-keys ............................the works.

No problems whatsoever, the T60 is performing surpricingly well, boot time with all apps installed 15-18secs.

 

 


how did you get the Power Manager to work ?

 

EDIT: 

 

OHHHH -- using Windows 7 compatibility i was able to install Power Manager on my Lenovo T400 ... it works 100% !!!! I've installed the executable: g6u432ww.exe

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Lenovo Metro Apps

2012-12-29, 1:49 AM

I own a ThinkPad W530 with Windows 8 on it.

I got rid of the other bloatware, but I happen to like the metro apps that Lenovo put in, namely Settings, Companion, and Support.

But I want to upgrade to Windows 8 Pro very soon, maybe even Windows Server 2012 Datacenter/Standard simply because I have legitimate keys to do so.

However, being experienced with the various troubles of Windows, I do understand that performing an OS upgrade operation with any edition of Windows is known to be asking for trouble, therefore this is my plan:

  1. Create an .ISO containing the hidden partition of the Windows 8 setup inside my hard drive and transfer it to a 4GB USB or DVD (This can be done through the Metro UI)
  2. Install this version of Windows on a separate SSD in order to have the metro apps installed
  3. Upgrade to Windows 8 Pro without activating
  4. Reset To Factory Settings through the Metro/Modern Control Panel - effectively simulating a clean install
  5. Activate Windows 8 Pro, now with Lenovo's metro apps

Sound like a functioning plan? I'm somewhat worried that when I simulate the clean install, the metro apps won't be there when it finishes.

So how do I upgrade from Windows 8 to Windows 8 Pro with the Lenovo metro apps intact, without suffering from the inevitable consequences of Windows breaking itself in the upgrade process?

 

Edit: After researching the different PC Settings "Refresh/Reset your PC" options through Microsoft's blogs I have come to the conclusion that "Refresh Your PC" is the option that I am looking for in that it covers the requirements I need:

  1. Keeps Metro Apps
  2. Removes Lenovo desktop bloatware i.e. Norton Internet Security
  3. Reinstalls Windows, no trace of "Upgrade" left behind

http://blogs.msdn.com/b/b8/archive/2012/01/04/refresh-and-reset-your-pc.aspx

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Re: Lenovo Metro Apps

2012-12-29, 2:18 AM

wrote:
[...]

Sound like a functioning plan? I'm somewhat worried that when I simulate the clean install, the metro apps won't be there when it finishes.

So how do I upgrade from Windows 8 to Windows 8 Pro with the Lenovo metro apps intact, without suffering from the inevitable consequences of Windows breaking itself in the upgrade process?

 

Edit: After researching the different PC Settings "Refresh/Reset your PC" options through Microsoft's blogs I have come to the conclusion that "Refresh Your PC" is the option that I am looking for in that it covers the requirements I need:

  1. Keeps Metro Apps
  2. Removes Lenovo desktop bloatware i.e. Norton Internet Security
  3. Reinstalls Windows, no trace of "Upgrade" left behind

http://blogs.msdn.com/b/b8/archive/2012/01/04/refresh-and-reset-your-pc.aspx


Yes. It should work. And yes, it will remove all the bloatware. I don't know about Lenovo apps... I'd say that you will have to re-install the dependency package, being a "desktop app".

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