Lenovo T400 / T500 :: System Update With T440s And Windows 8.1
Nov 20, 2013
I installed clean install windows 8.1 (iso directly from Microsoft) and I was thinking, that Lenovo System Update will install all necessary drivers and tools for me.Even newest bios wasn't offered for install. However, on lenovo's website all drivers was available.
System update Lenovo stopped working some days ago. Today I had my fingers crossed that maybe with the installation of currently latest version it will work (systemupdate506-11-04-2014.exe). When I have ran the installation it has warned me there are some previous versions and it will be installed, but installation didn't went thru. After manually removing System update service (sc delete SERVICENAME) and running the installation again, the installation wizard completed successfully...
But then when I run System update I receive an error "T440S - System update Cuuldn't start properly".
How to achieve that System update would work properly on T440s laptop. My operating system is 8.1 x64 enterprise.
This is a brand new T440s, i7, W7 Pro that I have had for 3 days. On the first power-up, the system date was set on "tomorrow," in other words, one day ahead. I reset the date, time, country and time zone. It is set to sync with the internet. Each morning now when I power it up, the system date is "yesterday," one day behind. I have to manually change the date each morning. How can I fix this permanently. Other than this date glitch, it's a beautiful machine.
When I connect the USB 3.0 dock to my T440s, I then cannot get the second LCD monitor to be recognised by Windows via the USB3.0.
The monitor is not being recognised as it is is not seen as one of the optional displays in the 'Intel HD Graphics control panel' window.
The driver however for the second monitor is fully up to date and it works fine when I connect the LCD to the VGA port directly on my computer. Also the second monitor is being recognised partly by the windows OS as it comes up as a second screen under the 'screen resolution' window.
My set up is shown below. I am thinking that perhaps there is an issue with either the NVIDIA or Intel HD graphics chip. I read somewhere that windows uses one or the other depending on the load. I am worried that there is some problem with that mechanism. All driver are up to date.
System Unit Nvidia GT730M Graphics without docking connector Processor 4th Gen Intel Core i7-4600U Processor (4MB Cache, up to 3.30GHz) Display Panel 14.0" FHD IPS With WWAN
A new T440s makes multiple times problems after start or sleep mode. Windows 7 comes up but instead of login screen a black screen appears. Just the F7 wireless control gives response. When it happens after wake a programs are runing in background but the screen is black.
I did already all updates, just not my BIOS, it is 2.11 but now 2.19 is available. I hesitate BIOS updates.
I could return the laptop since it is within the 2 week return garantie.
I was looking for the software to disable the touchpad. I saw a video that had the option but it was windows 8 and I have been unable to find the same options for 7. The thinkpad tab in the screen shot is not showing up in 7.
I am running 2 external displays through the ultradock on my t440s. The built in display looks nice and crisp. My second monitor is 1440x2560. The task bar is sharp and the title of most windows looks good. All programs looks terrible. Firefox is a blurry mess.
I keep having issues waking up from sleep with my T440s. It WILL NOT connect to wifi and the wireless adapter under windows adapter settings disappears. Only thing that fixes this is a reboot. I have removed "allow windows to turn this device off" under wireless settings.
I have a T440s and have an issue with the camera. It seems to turn on (little green light comes on) when I access the Windows 8 camera app or any other app (like skype), but I do not see anything out of the camera except for a gray screen with a camera icon that has a bar through it. It looks like the camera needs to be activated somewhere but where to look. I have checked the driver and it seems to be fine (no yellow warning icon), I even unistalled and reinstalled the latest camera driver from the support website but that does not change anything.
Today I updated two Lenovo drivers (ACPI and Sound). After the installation I was asked to restart my Laptop. The restart did not finish and the system showed the bluescreen for a short time and the it restarted with the system recovery. All attempts to repair the system with Windows recovery were not successfull. I am still not able to start my Laptop.
My system is: Lenovo Thinkpad T530 (2429DT7) Windows 7 (64Bit)
I recently updated a whole bunch of things on my T520, and afterwards experienced a significant slowdown in everything -- startup time as well as just general work. There's often a long lag when opening programs or documents, right clicking, etc. Part of this seems to be due to higher CPU usage. While idling (i.e. just sitting on my desktop) and looking at Task Manager, CPU usage seems higher than normal on some things -- SynTPEnh.exe will consume 3-8% of CPU, one instance of svchost.exe will take up to 10%, etc. My total idling CPU usage is generally 15-25% now. (I have a quad-core i7.) Also, my battery life dropped precipitously; it used to be upwards of 5 hours on a full charge when just doing general web browsing and word processing, but now it's less than 2 hours.
Going around in Process Explorer and Task Manager, I've found a few things that seemed somewhat unusual: A lot of my processes have many page faults -- slightly under 15 minutes after starting up my computer, SynTPEnh.exe has about 250,000, SimpleTap.exe has over 50,000, the instance of svchost.exe with the Base Filtering Engine, Diagnostic Policy Services, and Windows Firewall has about 250,000, and Process Explorer itself has about 250,000. There were also some items that seemed like they might be taking up more memory (Private Bytes, in Process Explorer) than they should -- dwm.exe is using about 150 MB, and SimpleTap.exe is using about 115 MB. Also, my CPU percentage of Interrupts jumps around, most of the time staying between 2-5%.
I have tried to make a fresh Windows 7 installation, but after installing updates via Lenovo System Update the system gets corrupt.I replaced the hard drive on an T400 and loaded a image that I had on to the drive. After a installing a few updates and program I noticed strange system beaver. So I did a system file check and it came back that files was corrupt and cold not be repaired.So I did a new fresh Windows install. But it to became corrupt after just running Windows Update and Lenovo System Update.So I ran some hard drive and memory diagnostic without find and problems.
Then I did a new Windows 7 install again. After I installed all recommended updates from Windows Update I did a system file check, all OK. The I installed Lenovo System Update and all its recommended updates and did a new system file check, Windows system files corrupt. What Lenovo update is destroying the system?
I am just entering some numerial data and found out that there is no num lock key on the new designed keyboard. There is also no description about this in the manual. Do I need to set something to use?
I was wondering if it is possible to upgrade the built in 4gb on the T440s, Not a big deal if i cant, just wondering because I can actaully get 2 8gb sticks. how to access the built in stick.I only have the built in right now, adding the one 8( hopefully both) later this week.
I have a T440s lenovo laptop whose motherboard was replaced a few months ago.
Today I wanted to make a clean installation (windows 8) using the recover USB key I created before the motherboard replacement (note that I already used it and it was working before changing the board).
It goes through the different steps, deleting files and creating the partitions, but when it is done the computer is not able to boot on the hardrive. I have the following messages :
Intel (R) Boot agent Ge v1.5.43 copyring (C) 1997-2013 , Intel corporation ............. initializing and establishing link...
PXE-E61 - Media test failure, check cable PXE-M0F - Exiting intel boot agent (so looks like it is trying to boot on the pci lan)
Then it comes back to the boot menu where I have a choice between : ATA HDD0 PCI LAN
If I select the first one nothing happens, and the the PCI LAN gives the above error message.
I tried to reset the bios parameters to default but it did not work. So I am wondering if it has something to do with some change in the motherboard ID, bios version....
I also launched the lenovo quick storage device test to check the hard drive and all was ok. I had to change a bios option to UEFI (the new motherboard was set by default to Legacy, messing up all the recovery process)
New T440s doesn't seem to be entering 30-day standby mode.
I did upgrade the RAM and SSD after purchase. RAM is now 12GB and SSD was cloned directly from the factory drive. In Disk Manager, I do see a 12GB partition that I presume is the sleep partition? Computer is running Windows 8.1, all updates applied, as far as I can tell everything relevant is up to date. Power Manager is not installed (not installed from the factory). Rapid Start is enabled in the BIOS and set to 1 Minute for testing.
I did find that in the Windows power plan selected from the factory that Hybrid Sleep was not enabled (nor was Hibernate). I've enabled Hybrid Sleep.
Still, the computer never enters deep sleep mode. Nothing connected to the computer and no significant changes made to the configuration other than updating to Windows 8.1 and installing some software.
My LAN port seems to be unstable. I insert the cable and hear the clicking sound but no LED turns on. I have to push the cable further to get the indicator on. It may also disconnect if the cable moves.
Is this a faulty port? And, if so, what does it take to fix it? (i.e. what do they replace/fix?)
Every time I open one of the Lenovo apps like like Support or Companion, I get the message "Enhanced functions for this application are available". I click the message, a browser opens up, I download "dependecypackage.exe", I install, setup asks for a restart and I let it, and the process repeats again and again. I keep getting this "Enhanced functions..." message. It is driving me crazy. How do I end this cycle?
I got a new T440s about 2 weeks ago and sometimes it doesn't wake up after it goes into sleep mode. It gets stuck on a black screen and the mouse cursor is visible, but moving the mouse or pressing keys on the keyboard fails to wake it up. When this happens, I have to restart the computer by holding down the power button for 10 seconds. I am running Windows 7 Professional 64 bit and hybrid sleep is off. I'm just really confused because sometimes it wakes up perfectly and sometimes it doesn't.
Realtek 2x2 11b/g/n wireless LAN M.2 adapter does not detect my home 5ghz network. Driver (version 2012.10.224.2014) is up to date. 2ghz band works fine. Could it be that 5ghz is not supported by this $2k laptop?
I just recently received my first lenovo laptop, the T440s. The overall built quality is excellent and performance is great. However, I realized there is a dead pixel on the screen. I am stilI within the 21 days return limit. I am wondering if I am able to get an exchange for one without such defect and not subject to the restocking fee?l
I just bought a new T440s at Lenovo online. But when I started my coumpter, I found that all the storage of my hard disk is under C. I want to partition them into C , D ,F and E. I don't want to get the new system mess up.
I purchased online a T440s brand new. I opened the box for the first time myself. When I enter BIOS it asks for password and I just hit enter without entering any password. I can enter the BIOS but i can not change any settings.
What can I do? Can a brand new thinkpad come with a BIOS password out the box?
I get conflicting information regarding the type of password. First image says it's power on which can be removed but bios says its supervisor.
I want to upgrade my BIOS, but there is no update available for bios in windows 8.1.. My Bios version is 1.18, I want to update because i read somewhere that if your fan make noise make sure you have updated BIOS :A.. I want to know if I can install "BIOS update for win 8" in my lenovo t410 with windows 8.1..