Lenovo P/Y/Z Series :: Z500 - Disable (Activate Window Under Mouse)

Oct 20, 2013

I have turned on this option somewhere in the settings, now I can't figure out where it is.

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Lenovo P/Y/Z Series :: Reinstalled Windows And Cannot Activate It On Z500

Mar 1, 2014

I have z500 model laptop. I've just reinstalled windows using flash drive. But I installed a pro version and I need to activate it using my OEM Windows license. How can I do this?

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Lenovo P/Y/Z Series :: How To Disable FN Button On Z500

Mar 28, 2013

I want to use F1-F12 as standard keys but I can't find any way to do so. I looked in BIOS but theres nothing useful. How do I turn off the FN button?

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Lenovo Z500 P/Y/Z Series :: Disable Battery Charge

Dec 26, 2012

I recently got the Z500, working under Windows 8.I got a question regarding the battery charge. I work on the laptop for extended periods of time with the power plugged in. Since this is bad for the battery, is there any way to disable the charging or to perhaps remove the battery?I wasn't able to find anything similar for this model.

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Lenovo 11e E/Edge :: Window Move Automatically When Mouse Reach Border

Aug 11, 2011

I have a ThinkPad Edge 11
It came pre installed with synaptics and windows 7
When i move a window partially out of the screen, and i move the mouse on the edge the window is, it automatically moves the window back to the screen. Iwant to stop this.
aero snap is disabled.
this don't happen in safe mode, so is definitely some third party application?

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Lenovo Yoga 211 Flex :: Transition Does Not Disable Mouse / Keyboard?

Sep 6, 2014

I have a Yoga 2 11.  It seems that all of a sudden that Lenovo Transition is not disabling the mouse and keyboard until the computer is in the full tablet mode.  It used to disable these features in stand mode so when the computer is sitting on the keyboard, it's not pressing any keys. But it's not working anymore. I have uninstalled the program, re-downloaded the software from lenovo, installed it, and also checked for updates.  I also tried both drivers for windows 8 and 8.1 ....

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Lenovo P/Y/Z Series :: Z500 Really Dim On Maximum Brightness

Jan 26, 2014

All was fine until I pressed F12. Now even on maximum brightness it's really dim.

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Lenovo P/Y/Z Series :: Z500 Fan Won't Start Until Max Temp

Nov 19, 2014

I have z500. I start playing some medium grapic games. After a 1 hour gameplay my graphics start to glitch so i checked my cpu and gpu temp. I saw that CPU temp has reached 99 Celcius but still the fans were dead. 
Few minutes later, after what ever reason, fans start to spin and now its cooled downed to 60 C. and keeps spinning in low speed still.
Since i can see the temp, i assume there is no problem in thermometer so i assume its kind of a software deficiency. I am not using any overcload or cooling app, my power settings are set to high performance.

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Lenovo P/Y/Z Series :: One Key Recovery Not Working For Z500?

Sep 18, 2013

when i press one key recovery an app opens wich have two option one of them back up and the othere is recovery when i press backup i see an error saying current system cannot support backup and when i press recovery shows me a notice to reboot in order to start recovery  but when i press yes i see an error saying the program cannot find the service partition i am using win8 64

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Lenovo P/Y/Z Series :: USB Boot For IdeaPad Z500

Feb 11, 2014

I bought the Lenovo Ideapad Z500 and I'm trying to boot from a USB drive in order to install Windows on it. When I start the boot menu I only see the hard-drive, the DVD and the network. I tried to set both UEFI mode and Legacy mode in BIOS but the USB stick does not appear in the menu when I boot. I put the image of windows with Windows 7 USB DVD Download Tool which formats the stick in NTFS mode.

I have the latest BIOS v1.21 and I tried with 2 different USB sticks: one 16GB USB 2.0 Corsair and with a 32GB USB 3.0 ADATA both on USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 ports on the notebook. I really haven't seen anything like this in my entire career. 
I even downloaded the file efiootBOOTX64.efi and replaced the one that Windows come with on the specified folder on the USB stick ....

Why is so difficult to choose the USB boot drive on the newer notebooks? How can I boot from USB?

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Lenovo P/Y/Z Series :: How To Update Z500 - Windows 8 To 8.1

Mar 12, 2014

I have recently updated Lenovo Z500 to windows 8.1 but I have to reset and get back to windows 8 , not updated properly.

How to update windows 8 to 8.1. Do I need to uninstall some programs also before updating or have to install windows 8.1 drivers before updating windows 8 to 8.1 ..

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Lenovo T400 / T500 :: No Option To Disable Touchpad When External Mouse Is Connected To T440p

Nov 8, 2014

New ThinkPad T440p and the first issue I encountered is there is no option to disable the touchpad when an external mouse is detected. I don't want to do it via the bios or some other hack as I use the touchpad when it is not convenient to use an external mouse. So it should be able to do the switching as needed, this is a simple feature that other manufacturers have had for years and years. 
I already upgrade the UltraNav Driver to the latest v18.0.7.57 and that didn’t present a solution. I am running Windows 7 SP1 - 64bit.

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Lenovo P/Y/Z Series :: Error In Writing On CD - Windows 8.1 On Z500

Nov 30, 2013

When I was write cd with nero and ashampoo after a minute write half of it but at the end of write cdrom say error in writing on CD and say its problem for windows ..

My windows in 8.1 and register right ! My laptop in z500 notebook

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Lenovo P/Y/Z Series :: IdeaPad Z500 Brightness Can't Increase

Nov 24, 2012

I have a new z500 that I've downgraded to Windows 7 64bit. For the most part I have everything working. I accidentally hit the brightness + (yes, +) and it instantly dimmed the screen to where it is barely viewable. It seems that hitting that one key decreased the brightness to the minimum amount. I've rebooted, looked for a setting in the BIOS, hit the Brightness +/- and can't increase the brightness. It is interesting because the other hot keys work correctly. I've even upped the brightness in the Control Panel, but nothing seems to work. The screen is extremely dim whenever the machine is powered on (including the BIOS), not just in Windows. I tried a lot of intel chipset drivers, the available Intel HD 4000 drivers in Win8 and win7 too, but nothing working. How to up the brightness? 

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Lenovo Z500 P/Y/Z Series :: Synaptic Touch Driver With Win 8.1?

Oct 12, 2014

i have z500 i can not install synaptic touchpad driver for win 8.1 . i downloaded the latest version of driver from lenovo website and when i was tring to install it , it gave me this error : not appropriate driver was found 1 month ago i was using win 7 and the synaptic touchpad driver was ok ! why i cant install it on win 8.1 ? touchpad works with 1 finger already but i want to user 2 finger scrolling that don't work

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Lenovo P/Y/Z Series :: IdeaPad Z500 HDD Clicking Sounds?

Mar 6, 2014

I've a problem with my Z500 (i5/8gb/GeForce 740/1tb)

Its HDD makes clicking sound all the time. Its really annoying.

I would like to know is it normal?

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Lenovo P/Y/Z Series :: Z500 Touch - Static Sound

Jun 22, 2012

Ever since I got the laptop over a year ago, the audio was never working properly for me. Every time a sound was played there would be a staticky sound played with the audio. 

The same thing happens when I use headphones with it. The laptop is also out of warranty so I don't know what to do.

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Lenovo P/Y/Z Series :: Z500 BIOS Update On Windows 8.1

Jul 12, 2014

I have a Lenovo Z500 notebook and I would like to know if is it safe to run 1.21 BIOS update for Windows 8 on Windows 8.1 64bit? I have a problem with Fn keys and in my current BIOS (1.10) there are no option for it.

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Lenovo P/Y/Z Series :: Z500 - Battery Life Below 2 Hours

Apr 1, 2013

I bought Z500 last week and I am facing problem with the battery life. I charged the laptop for 12 hr for the first time. The battery discharges within 2 hr every time. I just browse internet or watch movies and the battery life is far below the expectation.
There are two power plans - Balanced and Power saver and I do not see any difference in either. What is wrong with my laptop battery.

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Lenovo P/Y/Z Series :: Reversing Function Of All F Keys - Z500

Oct 10, 2012

The default behavior of F1 through F12 keys on the z500 are set to perform laptop functions like mute, turn sound or brightness up and down and so on.
Is there a way to reverse the way F1, F2.. F12 keys work, so they work like on any other regular keyboard.
I use the basic functionality of the F-keys all the time, when renaming files, searching and so on, and I would like to be able to use them without having to press "fn" every time.

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Lenovo B / G Series :: G510 - How To Activate Turbo‏

Sep 26, 2014

I know it's normally simple to activate the Turbo boost on the processor of all Lenovo Laptop .
There's no Intel Turbo Boost function in the BIOS (i have not tried to update the BIOS, not to loose the warranty). There' are no installed software on the laptop or the task manager. As my processor is a new series 4, I can't neither setup the Intel processor tool to check if i'm actually already at the top capacity of the processor's frequency.
My retailer says that the G510 laptop has a turbo boost (max. 3.4GHz) on its I7-4700MQ (2.4GHz normal frequency). Here's the link of my retailer's product's description: [URL] .....

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Lenovo P/Y/Z Series :: Z50-75 / How To Activate Turbo Core

Dec 24, 2014

Model: Lenovo z50-75
AMD Vision A8-7100 Processor ,max 3,0 GHz,  Quad-Core
AMD Radeon R5 M230 Grafik, 2048 MB
8GB DDR3 Memory
Took this from an Notebook review on Notebookcheck(dot)net:
"It is comprised of the integrated Radeon R5 Kaveri graphics core and the dedicated Radeon R5 M230 GPU. The GPUs operate in a so-called Crossfire array, i.e. both cores can perform the calculation of displayed images. This process is, for example, used in computer games. Only the integrated GPU is used for routine tasks and in battery mode"
i've managed to finally install Windows on the Laptop.
But unfortunately he's pretty slow, even with the 4GB added memory.
When i bought it, it was said it had 4x 1,8Ghz CPU speed which could go on up to 3Ghz.

Also this dual Graphics solution is somewhy worse than the desktop Computers is, even though the Desktop computer has way worse components. It's said that the normal usage of the computer only requires the graphic processors of the GPU. however there is a graphic card with dedicated memory which should be activated whenever requirement on higher performance applications / games is needed.

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Lenovo P/Y/Z Series :: Z500 - How To Switch Between Internal And External Microphone

Jul 18, 2013

How do I switch between internal and external microphone? I have Z500 with one connector for headphones and microphone; when I connect an external microphone there, it's ignored and recording is done automatically from the internal microphone.

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Lenovo Z500 P/Y/Z Series :: Keyboard Doesn't Work Windows 8.1

Oct 7, 2014

My problem is that suddenly keyboard isn't working in windows . it works while entering password, after that it doesn't work . knowing that yesterday it was working properly.

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Lenovo Z500 P/Y/Z Series :: Where To Find Bios Update For Windows 8.1 X64

Jun 27, 2014

my laptop is z500 and i've installed the windows 8.1 enterprise x64 but i don't have bios update and windows 8.1 is nothing have a bios setup or bios update,.Where can I find the bios update for z500 windows 8.1 x64 ??

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Lenovo P/Y/Z Series :: Z500 Touch Battery Plugged In Not Charging?

Jul 16, 2014

i tried to update the firmware but it tells me "No battery attached requires firmware update"

i tried uninstall and install  energy management also didn't work  

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Lenovo T400 / T500 :: T431s Left Mouse Click Does Not Work When Disable Trackpad For Cursor Movement

Jun 3, 2013

As a confirmed trackpoint user, having the mouse built into the trackpad of the T431s is causing me all sort of grief, including sore wrists - but there are two problems I can't seem to diagnose.

1)  When clicking the pad for left mouse click, it often does not work until I click it a few times.  I notice this more when I disable the trackpad for cursor movement (which I had to do because the cursor moves when I try to click) - but its there even when that is enabled.  It comes and goes.  I guess there could be some foot trapped in there, but I've only had it a week and been pretty careful.  I'd rather not learn to remove the keyboard on day 6.  

2) The right click gets into a condition where, when browsing,a click brings up a new tab of the link I clicked on, rather than showing me the options (open in new tab, incognito window, save link, etc).  If I connect a real mouse, it is normal.

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Lenovo P/Y/Z Series :: Z500 - Parts Lookup Error / Could Not Retrieve Information

Feb 10, 2014

I have a z500 laptop. In the parts lookup when I enter my S/n it says :Error : Could not retrieve parts information for ...

But in the [URL] ..... I have no problem and it recognizes my S/n .....

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Lenovo P/Y/Z Series :: IdeaPad Z500 - Screen Brightness Adjust Key Not Working

Feb 4, 2015

I own an Ideapad Z-500 notebook running Win 8.1.After updating Intel graphic adapter from Windows Update the screen brightness adjust key (F11 and F12) stops working and I cannot adjust my scrren brightness.I have to uninstall it and disable Windows update to keep using my laptop.

Here are driver details.

Name: Intel Corporation - Graphics Adapter WDDM1.1, Graphics Adapter WDDM1.2, Graphics Adapter WDDM1.3 - Intel(R) HD Graphics 4000
Pubblished: 01/11/2014

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Lenovo P/Y/Z Series :: IdeaPad Z500 - Firmware Updated But Still Battery Not Charging

Feb 4, 2015

I own an Ideapad Z-500 notebook with Win 8.1 pro.

My battery is at locked at 59% of charge and even if i connect the power plug it doesn't charge any more.

I had the same problem a few months ago and I run run the "Battery Firmware Update" i found here: [URL] ....

It worked for then, but now I have the same problem once again and firmware update doesnt work anymore because my firmware is already up to date.

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