10-09-2012 08:54 AM
I just installed the Lenovo Settings Dependency Package on my Thinkpad x220 Tablet with Windows 8 RTM. But I can't find anyway to "open" it or notice anything different after installing it. Does anyone know what it does?
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10-09-2012 11:02 AM
10-09-2012 06:02 PM
The Dependency Package is a set of prerequisite services/drivers that are needed to use the upcoming Metro app called "Lenovo Settings". Inside Lenovo Settings you'll be able to adjust power, location, camera, audio, etc settings that are specific to your thinkpad. This metro app replaces Power Manager, Communications Utility, and Access Connections that you might be used to for Win7.
By itself, the dependency package doesn't do anything - it just provides the back-end guts for the the metro app. The metro app (like any other metro app) can only be installed from the MS store.
I'm not sure the release status of the metro app, but I think it probably won't go live in the MS store until later this month.
10-10-2012 07:34 PM
How will the app know it's a Lenovo? Will there be Lenovo specific apps in the Microsoft Store?
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10-14-2012 06:11 PM
There are several ways for an app to know whether it's running on a Lenovo system or not. There will be Lenovo specific apps in the MS store. Because it's the MS store, anyone can download/install the apps, but they won't do anything on a non-Lenovo system.
05-07-2013 07:14 PM
The similar "Lenovo Dependency Package" appears to be something different and not just a name change. The ReadMe is different and the file sizes also reflect that it may not be the same thing. Is there a difference?
05-08-2013 05:01 AM
"Lenovo Settings Dependency Package" is for the "Lenovo Settings" metro app.
"Lenovo Dependency Package" is for all the other Lenovo metro apps, e.g. Support, QuickSnip, Companion.
06-04-2013 04:59 AM - last edited on 06-04-2013 06:42 AM by andyP
What a difference between "Lenovo Settings Dependency Package" (need for metro app "Lenovo Settings") and " Lenovo Dependency Package"?
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06-04-2013 09:00 AM
"Lenovo Settings Dependency Package" is needed for the Lenovo Settings metro app.
"Lenovo Dependency Package" is needed for Lenovo Support and Lenovo Companion metro apps.
06-09-2013 11:33 AM - last edited on 06-09-2013 12:01 PM by andyP
Don't know which one to install.
The Description(WHAT THIS PACKAGE DOES) in Readme is too short to understand what functions they have.
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