03-08-2012 07:48 AM - last edited on 03-08-2012 11:02 AM by andyP
I'd like to sign up for being on a Windows 8 Driver guinea pig list. My email address is below.
Everything seems fine except bluetooth is off and
fingerprint reader doesn't appear to be working.
The fn+f5 app doesn't work to toggle wireless/bluetooth on and off even if running the program manually as admin).
I had bluetooth turned off when I upgraded to windows 8 which is probably why its off now. But I can't figure out how to toggle it on or off. Even writing my own PowerShell scripts(in Windows 7), I could figure out how to toggle wifi on and off, but not bluetooth.
I forgot to mention, I have an X220T with Machine Type 4294-CTO
Moderator note; e-mail address removed to stop the spambots getting it
03-20-2012 02:56 PM
I would be glad to dual boot 8 and help test as well.
X220T, same as the OP.
I thought I saw a spot with a few beta drivers around these forums, but I'm either remembering wrong, or they were 3rd party in another forum.
I also noticed a sudden upsurge in new drivers for the X220T in March, some of which have installation quirks, and was curious if they're hybrid 7/8 drivers (I haven't run 8 since the dev. preview).
07-26-2012 12:14 PM
The hotkey driver works great! Thanks!
Any word on an updated fingerprint reader driver?
Also, since trying Windows 8 my ThinkPad is doing thermal shutdowns whenever I play videos (YouTube, etc). I'm current on the available video driver, but something doesn't seem right. (I'll post this as a separate thread.)
07-26-2012 01:52 PM
Here are your Beta Windows 8 drivers for your tablet, at least the ones Lenovo has put out so far, but it includes your tablet button driver at least.
This page is frequently updated with new drivers and BIOS files for Windows 8.
People seem to remove the posts with links to these drivers, I have no idea why, so bookmark it quickly.
08-05-2012 08:21 PM
Thanks for posting link to the Hotkey (Fn Key) drivers, they are NOT on Win8 Beta page.
Once I got the Fn-keys working that fixed the "Bluetooth"
For a ThinkPad T61p (6457-Y74) to get the Bluetooth to work
1, enable Bluetooth in BIOS
2. install Hotkey (Fn Key) drivers
3. slide to the on position the Wireless power switch.
3. using Fn-F5 turn on Bluetooth if installed.