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Re: ThinkPad software for Windows 8

2013-06-05, 16:56 PM

does somebody tried a windows 7 in a vm in windows 8 to see if battery threshold work?

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Re: ThinkPad software for Windows 8

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Re: ThinkPad software for Windows 8

2013-07-31, 21:47 PM

I have a new w530 running windows 8 and haven't been able to get power manager running.  Does anyone have insight on how I can get an older version of it to run?  Which version and which compatibility mode should I use?

 

If I can't run power manager has anyone successfully set battery charging thresholds in windows 8 on W530?

 

Does Lenovo monitor this forum at all, because I'm obviously not the only person who see's the lack of power manager in Windows 8 a major shortcoming.

What is the best way to notify lenovo of our dissatisfaction?

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Re: ThinkPad software for Windows 8

2013-07-31, 21:49 PM

with metro apps i was able to get battery threshold working..... like many others

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Re: ThinkPad software for Windows 8

2013-07-31, 22:11 PM

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I have a new w530 running windows 8 and haven't been able to get power manager running.  Does anyone have insight on how I can get an older version of it to run?  Which version and which compatibility mode should I use?

 

If I can't run power manager has anyone successfully set battery charging thresholds in windows 8 on W530?

 

Does Lenovo monitor this forum at all, because I'm obviously not the only person who see's the lack of power manager in Windows 8 a major shortcoming.

What is the best way to notify lenovo of our dissatisfaction?


- Please see post #1 on page #1 of this thread. Power Manager is not compatible with Windows 8 and there is no plan we've seen of it being made so. I believe there are reports on a number of sites of some folks trying to get a version installed, but that it doesn't work, or worse, may cause instability/conflict with the OS' native power management code.

 

- Have you looked at this community KB article: http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Windows-8-Knowledge-Base/Changing-Charge-Threshold-on-ThinkPads-under-Windows-8-without/ta-p/920657 ?

I realize that it originates with a member's experience with the X220, but that shouldn't make a difference.

 

- All MS MVPs, Gurus and Moderators you see participating here are volunteers. None of us are Lenovo staff and as stated in the Community Rules: http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Welcome-FAQs/Lenovo-Community-Participation-Rules/m-p/1 , "While members from Lenovo may participate at intervals to engage in the discussions and offer advice and suggestions, this forum is not designed as a dedicated and staffed support channel."

 

- From the Support home page: http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/ , you can click on the "bullhorn" icon near the upper right corner to submit feedback.

 

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Re: ThinkPad software for Windows 8

2013-08-01, 1:37 AM

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with metro apps i was able to get battery threshold working..... like many others


Please explain, I've tried to get this working.  I installed the windows 8 power drivers, then the lenovo settings dependencies, followed by the metro app.  The only battery options I see are: battery health, always on USB, 30 Day Standby, and Battery Stretch. 

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Re: ThinkPad software for Windows 8

2013-08-01, 1:44 AM

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wrote:

I have a new w530 running windows 8 and haven't been able to get power manager running.  Does anyone have insight on how I can get an older version of it to run?  Which version and which compatibility mode should I use?

 

If I can't run power manager has anyone successfully set battery charging thresholds in windows 8 on W530?

 

Does Lenovo monitor this forum at all, because I'm obviously not the only person who see's the lack of power manager in Windows 8 a major shortcoming.

What is the best way to notify lenovo of our dissatisfaction?


- Please see post #1 on page #1 of this thread. Power Manager is not compatible with Windows 8 and there is no plan we've seen of it being made so. I believe there are reports on a number of sites of some folks trying to get a version installed, but that it doesn't work, or worse, may cause instability/conflict with the OS' native power management code.

 

- Have you looked at this community KB article: http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Windows-8-Knowledge-Base/Changing-Charge-Threshold-on-ThinkPads-under-Windows-8-without/ta-p/920657 ?

I realize that it originates with a member's experience with the X220, but that shouldn't make a difference.

 

- All MS MVPs, Gurus and Moderators you see participating here are volunteers. None of us are Lenovo staff and as stated in the Community Rules: http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Welcome-FAQs/Lenovo-Community-Participation-Rules/m-p/1 , "While members from Lenovo may participate at intervals to engage in the discussions and offer advice and suggestions, this forum is not designed as a dedicated and staffed support channel."

 

- From the Support home page: http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/ , you can click on the "bullhorn" icon near the upper right corner to submit feedback.

 

Regards.


Thanks, I'm aware that power manager is not mean to work in Windows 8, but had read that many other on different platforms were able to get it running.  

 

I'm also going to attempt to set the threshholds using the registry editor, but this is a rather poor work around since I need to restart the machine to make things take effect.  Any ideas on how to make the changes take effect without restarting?

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Re: ThinkPad software for Windows 8

2013-08-22, 4:55 AM

I just updated to the latest version of lenovo settings dependency package - 1.2.1.5 - on my t510. Afterwards, I was unable to set my charging thresholds via the registry as per the existing thread. The values in the registry stay, but restarting the computer does not make the battery not charge past the threshold.


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Re: ThinkPad software for Windows 8

2013-08-22, 5:09 AM

@sarbin wrote:
- All MS MVPs, Gurus and Moderators you see participating here are volunteers. None of us are Lenovo staff and as stated in the Community Rules: http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Welcome-FAQs/Lenovo-Community-Participation-Rules/m-p/1 , "While members from Lenovo may participate at intervals to engage in the discussions and offer advice and suggestions, this forum is not designed as a dedicated and staffed support channel."

 

- From the Support home page: http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/ , you can click on the "bullhorn" icon near the upper right corner to submit feedback.

 

Regards.


This may be off on a tangent, but I took your advice and clicked the bullhorn icon near the upper right corner on http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/  

 

In the pop-up window I chose "Product Quality Complaints" and it gives me the choice to call tech support (they don't take product complaints) or to post on these forums (which evidently are not really monitored or moderated by Lenovo).  

 

So it seems that there is really no way to voice a complaint about the inability to set battery charge thresholds in Windows 8.  I thought Lenovo was rated #2 right behind Apple for customer service, but I guess I thought wrong.  

 

I'd still appreciate any information regarding the battery thresholds or power manager in windows 8. I've succesfully used the registry values, but it's highly dependant upon which depencies you have installed and always requires a restart, and doesn't always work.  This is a sketchy work-around at best.  

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Re: ThinkPad software for Windows 8

2013-08-30, 14:29 PM

Hello!

 

I have a question. After upgrade to Win 8 x64 PRO and installing 

http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/downloads/detail.page?DocID=DS032258

I will get working Power Manager?

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