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CharlyAR
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Location: NZ
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Message 31 of 67

Re: Lenovo Power Manager in Windows 8

HAHAHAHAHAHA

No. The fact is: it can work, or maybe not. So far there is no particular indicator of WHEN it works.
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aybe
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Location: Paris, France
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Message 32 of 67

Re: Lenovo Power Manager in Windows 8

Hi,

 

To some of you who've been experiencing hangouts (actually when looking at it with Task Manager, the process just eats up memory and at about 700Mb for me it crashes) of Power Manager under Windows 8, I might have found a fix to make it running every time instead of succeeding only on first install/before updating it or rebooting.

 

(My PC : T61p)

 

Unhappy with my first settings on my schemes, actually I don't exactly remember what I set, I've decided somehow to try reset them, and guess what ? PM works again and does not crash !

 

Run in an admin command line : powercfg -restoredefaultschemes

This will remove Lenovo presets from Windows but as soon as you'll launch Power Manager, it'll re-create them.

(Thanks to this post http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/950-power-plan-restore-default-settings.html)

 

Share your results !

 

 

random_bit
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Location: China
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Message 33 of 67

Re: Lenovo Power Manager in Windows 8

Thing is, aybe, that the settings dependency package and power manager driver  for win 8 that you download and install for your windows 8 machine conflicts with the power manager for win7.

 

They are both installed in the same folder. You have power management driver for win 8 and then power management app for win 7 installed and issuing the command you mentioned on occasion might help, but in the long run it doesn't really matter because it will remain incompatible with win8.

 

Here's an excercise for you: Set whatever profile you want in tp power manager for win 7, note the dots in line with profile subcategories,  and then from time to time (i'm talking here in duration of days not minutes) during your computer usage (sleep/hibernation/restart/plugged/unplugged) check again the power manager gui and note the green dots. I guarantee you 100% that they will not be same as you left them when you set your profile the first time

 

 

aybe
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Message 34 of 67

Re: Lenovo Power Manager in Windows 8

Okay I'll have a look at it. Actually nothing refrains you to 'periodically' issue that command by scheduling it.

It is by no means a perfect solution but it allows to either reset the presets and/or configure Lenovo-specific features.

There's another thing I'm suspecting to have screwed things up : the power optimizer that Windows might advice you to run.

And of course, it's not Win8 compatible but there's not much we can about it, unfortunately ...

gw74
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Registered: ‎03-22-2013
Location: London
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Message 35 of 67

Re: Lenovo Power Manager in Windows 8

someotherguy wrote: "This was a decision made by the software team."

What is their explanation for this decision? Why do you not disagree with it?

EduardoCarioca
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Registered: ‎02-02-2013
Location: Rio de Janeiro - Brazil
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Message 36 of 67

Re: Lenovo Power Manager in Windows 8

Folks, I need a solution for Lenovo Power Manager software to work on Windows 8 how it worked in Windows 7.
marccollin
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Location: France
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Message 37 of 67

Re: Lenovo Power Manager in Windows 8

amazin lenovo do nothin about that...

dswtan
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Location: Seattle, WA
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Message 38 of 67

Re: Lenovo Power Manager in Windows 8

Is it possible to get back the traditional Thinkpad green battery meter when using Windows 8 on T430s please?

 

It is not showing on mine -- just the standard tiny Windows power indicator in the taskbar.

 

Moderator Note; subject edited; posts merged in. Was; Traditional Thinkpad battery meter for Windows 8 on T430s?

ThorsHammer
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Message 39 of 67

Re: Lenovo Power Manager in Windows 8


@dswtan wrote:

Is it possible to get back the traditional Thinkpad green battery meter when using Windows 8 on T430s please?

 

It is not showing on mine -- just the standard tiny Windows power indicator in the taskbar.


Lenovo dropped support for Power Manager in Windows 8.

karljian
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Registered: ‎06-08-2013
Location: usa
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Message 40 of 67

Re: Lenovo Power Manager in Windows 8

Same problem on new device. I have a Helix, which has two batteries. I follow the steps and changed the threshold. This threshold only applies to the tablet battery. The dock battery is set to always fully charged, which is quite annoying to me. 

 

I found in the Current User entry (instead of Local Machine), similarly I can find power manager items in which both batteries show up. However, the changes seem to have no effect to the batteries. Any idea on how to get this problem solved?

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