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Re: ThinkPad software for Windows 8

2013-02-27, 17:37 PM

I am infuriated right now!

 

https://www.lenovo.com/products/us/ee8/discover.html

 

How is it that the brand new X230T, released in June, bought in January, installed (imagine my stupidity, I actually bought retail W8 Pro) W8 fresh, is not applicable to above?

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Re: ThinkPad software for Windows 8

2013-02-27, 19:49 PM

Is there anyway to manipulate the windows 8 app store channel ID in the registry so trick the store into thinking that the windows 8 installation is a pre-install and not an upgrade? I am sick and tired of waiting.

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Re: ThinkPad software for Windows 8

2013-02-27, 19:53 PM

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Is there anyway to manipulate the windows 8 app store channel ID in the registry so trick the store into thinking that the windows 8 installation is a pre-install and not an upgrade? I am sick and tired of waiting.


Likewise curious, this should be possible.

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Re: ThinkPad software for Windows 8

2013-02-27, 20:30 PM

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Re: ThinkPad software for Windows 8

2013-02-27, 21:20 PM
Apparently Windows 8 touch requirements are for 5 point multitouch minimum. X230t has at most 2 points. Hence "failing" the specs :-/
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Re: ThinkPad software for Windows 8

2013-02-27, 22:08 PM

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there are ways to verify its Lenovo it is running on

It would be helpful for everyone if you could tell us what the ways of doing that programatically from the Windows store actually are.

 

Thanks,

 

Bill

 

 

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Re: ThinkPad software for Windows 8

2013-02-27, 22:17 PM

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wrote:
there are ways to verify its Lenovo it is running on

It would be helpful for everyone if you could tell us what the ways of doing that programatically from the Windows store actually are.

 

Thanks,

 

Bill

 

 


It's not so hard.

 

Just make the apps dependent on a local service. As most, if not all, Lenovo's W8 Apps already are. So sure, anyone can install them. But only those who have Lenovo software running (and verifying the hardware) can use them.

 

Wanna add extra security? A local token generated inside a desktop app.

 

I can think of several other ways. And I'm not being paid to do so...

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Re: ThinkPad software for Windows 8

2013-02-27, 22:18 PM

 

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Is there anyway to manipulate the windows 8 app store channel ID in the registry so trick the store into thinking that the windows 8 installation is a pre-install and not an upgrade? I am sick and tired of waiting.


Trolling around the internet I found the following link... not sure how the info could be used...

 

http://win8review.com/2012/12/help-needed-in-tracking-down-windows-store-channel-partner-ids/

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Re: ThinkPad software for Windows 8

2013-02-27, 22:24 PM

That's the same source as random_bit's first post :)

 

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Re: ThinkPad software for Windows 8

2013-02-27, 22:40 PM

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That's the same source as random_bit's first post :)

 


Oh shoot... I didn't read his post.

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