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SSD Bingo on the X1 Carbon 2017

Question: SSD Bingo on the X1 Carbon 2017

Hi there, I recently purchased a X1 Carbon 5th Gen (i7-7500u, 16gb, wqhd, 256gb) and ran a few benchmarks on it out of the box. I was completely perplexed to see that the SSD speeds measured with CrystalDiskMark were not even close to those I had seen in multiple reviews. In fact, they amounted to around 45% of the scores I would have expected. I then checked the hardware listings and was surprised to see that my device does not have the blazingly fast Samsung PM961 which I had seen in every single review of the X1 Carbon (and thus assumed it was standard), but an Intel 600p NVME drive. The speeds measured match those advertised on the Intel website. Lenovo, what the hell? I honestly do not care if they source hardware from different suppliers as long as performance stays consistent. Here, you get either one of the fastest or one of the slowest NVME drives on the market for the exact same price. Meanwhile, every reviewer out there seems to be getting a device with a PM961 equipped. Regardlessly, I am wondering if the difference between the PM961 and the 600p is actually there in real life. Given that I use Office/Chrome/Matlab, would it be worth upgrading to a faster drive? Many thanks in advance.

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Preferred Solution: SSD Bingo on the X1 Carbon 2017

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Is the X1 Carbon 2017 with or without a fan. Is it useable with a dock having the screen lock'ed down, - without getting hot?

Answer:X1 Carbon 2017 fan?

Hi rodding,Warm Greetings & welcome to Lenovo Community, happy to have you here.As I understand that you have query regarding X1 Carbon 2017 is a fanless or not
rodding wrote:
Is the X1 Carbon 2017 with or without a fan.

The system is having fan & it requires Active Cooling. Also you can use system with dock and put the display on off it should work fine. 
 
I hope the above information helped you.
Please feel free to post in Lenovo Community Forums if you have any further queries!
 
Regards,Prabhansh_______________________________________________Tap that Kudos button if I helped.If you find a post helpful and it answers your question, please mark it as an "Accepted Solution"!

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Hi All, I would like to check the stability of the X1 Carbon 2017, if it's still as problematic as what I've read from the various threads: trackpad issues, thunderbolt ports issues, etc.  I've just returned a Yoga 370, supposed to be Mil specs but delivered faulty right out of box. As a form of resolution and customer retention, Lenovo has recommended and offered to swap to a X1 Carbon or T470 as what they claimed to be stable laptops.  I would like to to seek your opinions on this before deciding whether to go ahead with another Lenovo. I'm really keen to move on to other companies since the customer service rendered, active following up and updates has not really been that satisfactory.  I would like to hear you guys out first before deciding.  Thanks in advance

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Hi guys, I have quite a simple question : is it possible to open the X1 Carbon (2017) and change easily the SSD ? Or is it like on the MacBook Pro totally soldered on the motherboard ? Thanks for your answers,  Regards, Achille

Answer:Upgrading the SSD on the X1 Carbon (2017)

Good day and welcome to the community.Looking at the hardware manual for the 20HQ, 20HR, 20K3 and 20K4 machine types: https://download.lenovo.com/ibmdl/pub/pc/pccbbs/mobiles_pdf/x1_carbon_5th_hmm_en_sp40m11925.pdf pages 70-71 show the SSD as removable.
 
Hope this helps a bit.Regards.

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hi,this summer i bought the x1 carbon with 16gb and 1tb.it arrived with a battery lasting only 2-3 hours. i opened a case and lenovo sent a repair box. i decided to keep it because i cannot be without a computer for three weeks and  i decided to operate it mostly plugged in. lenovo had old me that they would not take the  broken computer back unlike good american companies like apple or costco. are they not interested in happy customers? i have to travel a lot and yesterday the ssd gave up on the five months young computer. i am shocked. this has never happened  to me before even with cheap consumer rated computers. the x1 carbon was almost 2500 loonies. lenovo sells it as a premium business class computer. now i am stuck in asia without a working computer. for the first time in my life. thanks to lenovo.fred

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hi all, my x1 Carbon 2017 has just switched it's self off and will no longer power back on. Anybody have any ideas? I've tried pressing the reset button on the bottom but that hasn't helped.     

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Again, not sure why Lenovo is so hard headed? Resuing to listen to what the MAJORITY of people want. * No OLED displays? How long do we have to wait for this? 2020? * SD Mini slot in the back? Very inconvient. No one is going to use it. (regular SD card on the side works better).* CTRL and FN button still in the wrong location. Why again do we have to fix it in bios when Lenovo can easily make it right? No SD card on my 2015 is the most annoying thing ever. Yes I have a stupid USB SD reader but c'mon. What's the point of thin and light if we have to carry a bunch of add-ons. Especially when the SD card slot doesn't even take up any space. Stupid move. Lenovo is losing sales and customers and it's due to them being out of touch with consumers.   

Answer:The 2016 X1 Carbon was a flop. When will the 2017 ...

The 2016 X1 Carbon was a flop for Lenovo? I doubt that. I think it sells very well for Lenovo. You say the majority of people want an SD card reader? Many mobile systems don´t have one anymore, and they still sell. This is a niche requirement, and Lenovo, who is a company with a wide lineup, has other models to fullfill that need. Aka the ThinkPad T460s, which is dimension and weight wise almost exactly the same as your X1 Carbon 2015, but with an SD Card reader, Ethernet, upgradeable RAM etc. 

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I've received an X1 Carbon yesterday (i7-7600u, 16GB, WQHD, 1TB SSD and pretty much all options) and on the first boot Windows had a number of problems during final setup.  This led to a number of "Something went wrong" messages and a freeze at one point but after a couple of restarts it finally got to the desktop. I am concerned there maybe a hardware issue but it could be the combination of hardware options/drivers. A quick hardware test in Lenovo companion didn't show any issues so has anyone else had this type of problem on first boot? 

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I just received my x1 carbon last week and I love it. However, I've noticed that the fans are always on when the laptop is plugged in, regardless of what I'm using the computer for. When the laptop is running off battery power, the unit is quiet. Has anyone else noticed this issue? So far, using the Windows 10 power management options hasn't made a difference. For instance, switching to "passive" cooling while on AC power hasn't changed anything. I would appreciate any feedback that can be offered.

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Hi, I've only had the x1 carbon 2017 for ~3 months now but suddenly every port on it has failed. Both USB Cs don't recognize the charger and the usb ports don't recognize any USBs. If the charger is plugged in it simply won't recognize it and the LED will not light up. I tried the charger on my phone and it works so it has to be something with the laptop. If anyone might know anything that could solve this please let me know!

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Hi, How can I find out if my Carbon X1 5th generation has WWAN and antenna (model: 20HRS0060)? The shop where I bought stated that it had WWAN, but I can't use it (Windows 10 doesn't recognize it or I don't have a driver?) tnx in advance! 

Answer:X1 Carbon 2017 5th generation WWAN

Hi lukag,Warm Greetings & welcome to Lenovo Community, happy to have you here.As I understand that you have query regarding X1 Carbon 5th Gen WWAN antenna.
According to MTM the system neither has WWAN card nor antenna in it.
I hope the above information helped you.
Please feel free to post in Lenovo Community Forums if you have any further queries!
 
Regards,Prabhansh_______________________________________________Tap that Kudos button if I helped.If you find a post helpful and it answers your question, please mark it as an "Accepted Solution"!

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Hi there,yesterday I used "Lenovo Vantage" for the first time, after "Lenovo Settings", still assigned to F11-key, was telling me to do that.Vanatage found several updates to be installed. The only one that worked was for the BIOS. All others are being downloaded but stop after 85% of installation, with just a generic error message after several minutes.I tried disabling this "System Interface Foundation" service, uninstalling Lenovo Settings, re-installing Vantage and finally I downloaded the drivers manually and tried to install them - no success. While the Vantage app at least throws an error message, the direct driver installation just ends after several minutes= the icon in the taskbar disappears. I wouldn't have bothered, but now the update attempts show a side effect: it was the touchpad driver which Vantage claimed to be the most ugent pending update, so this was the one I tried updating. Now the touchpad's left-click doesn't always work any more. Every 3rd or so time it doesn't work and I have to use the button instead. I'm a bit desparate. Can someone please help?Thx,reach

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Hi there, I?m very interested in purchasing the new X1 carbon, but with the 2k screen. I can?t find any official statement about a release date appart from ?summer of 2017?. Did anyone know more about it? Have a nice day.

Answer:Carbon X1 2017 WQHD release date?

When I last asked their online chat support (last week), they said they simply "did not know".  This is in spite of the X1C product page saying WQHD would be available in June.  I'm a big Thinkpad fan - my X220 is still running strong and I got a Thinkpad Yoga 14 last fall which I sold only bc I was so amazed when I saw the release of the X1C 5th Gen in January.  But I have to say I am very very disappointed in Lenovo.  Almost six months after boasting the WQHD specs it is still not available with no estimate on timing either.  This is one of the largest companies in the world yet they can't seem to have an efficient supply chain.  No wonder HP has snatched the #1 PC maker crown away from Lenovo...

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I started having issues with the ultranav middle button. It works when i start the computer but after a few minutes of scrolling up and down it does not work anymore.  The only way to have it function again is to either restart (which will again only work for a few minutes) or use a bluetooth mouse to uncheck and check the mouse settings for trackpoint which that too will work for a few minutes only. I've updated the bios and updated the driver. Still not stable. Any suggestions would be highly appreciated.

Answer:Thinkpad X1 Carbon on Windows 10 2017 Ultranav

Do you happen to use Firefox or a Firefox-based browser?

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How to reproduce:1. Remove charger and close the lid.2. Power up.Note: the Windows 10 Fast Startup feature should be disable for reproducing this issue robustly. Issue:1. Windows 10 boots very slow.2. After boot, Windows 10 will detects two ejectable device: Base System Device and USB Root Hub 3.0.3. If reboot, it will freeze at the Lenovo logo. Environment:1. Thinpad X1 Carbon 2017 [20HR000FUS]2. BIOS Version: N1MET31W (1.16)3. Windows 10 Pro 1703 x64 There are several ways to fix it:1. Disable Thunderbolt in [BIOS]-[Security]-[I/O Port Access].2. Hibernate and recover, everything will fine.3. If Windows 10 Fast Startup feature is enabled, manual power off and power up again without closing the lid may fix it. 

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I have an X1 Carbon 2017 and a Xiaomi noise-cancelling headset that uses USB-C to transfer audio and power.However, the Xiaomi headset which works perfectly on my phone and my friend's Xioami laptop does not work on my Thinkpad. When plugged in, the noise-cancelling function works as it can receive power from the laptop, but there's no sound and the computer does not recognize it as an audio device.

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I've been trying to look for a good quality skin for my new X1C. It picks up too many fingerprint marks and is getting hard to keep clean. All owners of this wonderful notebook, please try and request dbrand to create a skin for the X1C. 

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Bonsoir,Je me présente Benoît. J'ai reçu hier mon X1 carbon gen 5th 2017 avec le ssd de 1To.Ce matin en redémarrant Windows, j'ai eu l'erreur suivante: 2100 Detection error on Storage Device (M.2)J'ai lancé le lenovo Diagnostic tool, cela a duré plusieurs heures pour me sortir le "Final Result Code" : U1ELMZF71-V895J9Inutile de vous dire que je trouve ça intolérable sur un pc à ce prix ! C'est mon premier Thinkpad et ça commence très mal !Si quelqu'un a eu ce problème, qu'il puisse me donner les démarches à faire, je ne sais d'ailleurs pas comment contacter le service client par mail, la page web est indisponible ...Je joins les photos d'erreur et du diagnostic tool.Merci d'avance,Cordialement,Benoît


























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Answer:X1 Carbon 2017 gen 5th 20HR ERROR 2100 (M.2)

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Hello forum! I bought Lenovo Thinkpad Carbon X1 2017 (black) laptop with the FHD screen a few months ago and now I want to upgrade to the WQHD screen. Is this still possible? How much would it cost to change the screen on my laptop? For more information, I live in New York City, New York and I am willing to visit a certified Lenovo outlet in the city to make this happen. Please let me know who to contact / which number to call. I'm very happy with the machine but I do wish that the screen had a higher resolution.  Thank you for your help! Wishing you a pleasant day ahead.

Answer:Upgrading Screen in Thinkpad Carbon X1 (2017)

Hi raskolnikov1848,
 
As I understand that you have query regarding reaplacing your X1 Carbon 5th Gen to WQHD from FHD display.
I believe it is possible you need to change LCD panel WQHD (00NY664) & LCD cable WQHD (01LV499) & please refer to this thread which suggests upgrading to WQHD from FHD 
I hope the above information helped you.
Please feel free to post in Lenovo Community Forums if you have any further queries!
 
Regards,Prabhansh_______________________________________________Tap that Kudos button if I helped.If you find a post helpful and it answers your question, please mark it as an "Accepted Solution"!

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I had been reading the new review of the T470 from Notebookcheck and something caught my eye; they specifically mention more than once that the WWAN slot can be used for an SSD; http://www.notebookcheck.net/Lenovo-ThinkPad-T470-Core-i5-Full-HD-Notebook-Review.198130.0.html"Between the WiFi module and the 2.5-inch slot is also a free M.2-2242 slot, which can either be used for a WWAN module (antennas prepared) or an SSD""The available storage solutions for the ThinkPad T470 are quite interesting. Inside the chassis is a 2.5-inch slot attached via PCIe x2. This slot can either be equipped with a conventional 2.5-inch hard drive (HDD or SSD, up to 7 mm high) or an M.2-SSD (2280), which is sitting in the 2.5-inch tray via adapter. It is also possible to implement another SSD in the M.2-2242 slot. Lenovo's spec sheet, for example, lists a 128 GB model or Intel's Optane solution (16 GB), which can act as cache in combination with a conventional hard drive."I'm hesitant to assume this will apply to the new X1 since it doesn't have an option for HDD and therefore no need to configure the WWAN port to support an SSD for caching. Can anybody test/confirm this? I've read documentation on the new X1 Spec sheet and hardware maintenance and it mentions nothing about support for additional devices in the WWAN slot. I'd kill to be able to have a separate SSD for a linux install so I don't have to mess with bootloaders every time windows has a major update.

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Hello,I got my new thinkpad x1 carbon 1 month ago and since it constantly has been slow on internet browsing. For example, it's almost impossible to use the Inbox by Google webmail because it's too slow. I have an Intel Core i7 - 7500U with 16Go RAM and 512Go SSD.I don't know why my thinkpad is so sluggish when browsing the web. I have tried different web browsers (Edge, Chrome and Firefox) and it doesn't seem to make any difference. I'm on the "normal" power plan so the power limitation should not be very high. But when I plug my laptop and chose the performance mode, all the slow-down disappear. I have made all the updates that the Lenovo Companion told me to do.Sometimes the OS seems slow too but it's more rare. I don't know what to do at this point. Do you guys have any ideas ?Thanks in advance.

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Hi everyone, I'm looking for the opportunity to buy latest x1 carbon in US, does anybody know whether the FHD display is IPS? For WQHD it's specified IPS technology but for FHD it's specified 14.0" FHD (1920 x 1080) 300 nitsAlso, is it possible to add options to the top spec, E.g. WWAN and WiGig, the site doesn't allow the customization so far. ThanksIlya

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Is there a way to change the the left/middle/right click that go along with the little red pointer on the leyboard to a different function? For example, have the left and right click be forward and back key?
 
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Hi,I re-installed Windows 10 and only some of the function key special functions are now working.  Mute, volume and screen brightness keys are working, the remainder are not.  I've seen similar threads that mention re-installing BIOS and power management software but that's made no difference.  I've been unable to find a "Hotkey" feature that is also mentioned.  Companion software says everything is up to date.  Don't know what to try next.  Any thoughts?

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Hello everyone Was any update pushed in the last two weeks which affected the wake up from sleep mode? I"m certain that in the last two weeks atleast once or twice I saw the shutdown screen saying installing an update. Ever since when I open the lid to resume from sleep state it takes a good 3-4 minutes for the screen/system to wake up...what gives? I haven't installed any major in my comp in the last month or so I'm not able to figure out why this is happening. Thank you in advance for any help you may be able to provide.

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Is there a way to change the the left/middle/right click that go along with the little red pointer on the leyboard to a different function? For example, have the left and right click be forward and back key?
 
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There are a number of posts about this problem on another forum, but I figured I would start one here to make sure Lenovo is aware of it. Since the arrival of my 2017 x1 carbon, the touchpad has had what appears to be some sort of driver issue. The pad works fine for a few minutes after restart, then randomly it starts to have some sort of issue where it starts freezing up each time you lift your finger and put it down again. The tap to click feature no longer functions, and the cursor jumps around randomly as well. These problems go away after a restart, but will start again after ~5-10 minutes of use. It makes the computer pretty much unusable and is extremely frustrating. The only thing I've found to help is disabling the trackpoint in the synaptics settings, which brings back the tap to click, but doesn't help with the freezing issue. This also disables the physical buttons above the touchpad, which is a big part of what I love about thinkpad hardware! The problem happens on both the lenovo supplied windows 10 pro install, as well as a fresh install of windows 10 pro, both using the drivers supplied on Lenovos website. The specs for my machine are below. If anyone else is experiencing this or has any info please respond with which x1 specs youre running and anything you may have tried. Im also curious if anyone is NOT experiencing this issue, which could indicate it might not be entirely software related. X1 Carbon 2017I5-7300U512 nVME PCIe SSDWindows 10 Pro x64... Read more

Answer:Thinkpad X1 Carbon 2017 Gen5 Touchpad Issue

What's your Synaptics driver version (Device Manager>Mice>Synaptics>Driver tab)?

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Hi, I'm long time X / ThinkPad user and I have few issues that are making me crazy.1) I'm mostly using TrackPoint. It happens quite few times in some hours that mouse starts to slide to diagonal position. I can stop this by either having computer go to sleep or trying to move mouse on mousepad for 10-20 seconds until computer figures out that I'm on omusepad. Today it happened 3 or 4 times in an hour2) When I'm moving mouse with TrackPoint and stop it somewhere (for example on button) I often need to click a few times until mouse click is detected (using TrackPoint buttons)3) When I am using MousePad and I move fingers slow it moves in a shaking way or sometimes does not detect my finger movement4) It has always worked that when I was using MousePad (for example T460s) when I was sliding with one finger from point A to point B and then pressed with second finger it triggered Right Click. Now I need to slide from point A to B with one finger, remove finger from MousePad and tap with two fingers All the drivers are up to date and all windows updates are installed as-well.

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I made the purchase of the computer on August 07.After the traditional start, with Windows pro updates, I realized that the tocuhpad did not work properly. At times it worked and in other cases it was disabled, for this reason I had to do all the initial configuration with the Trackpoint and then with an external mouse.I proceeded to perform Lenovo Companion software and driver updates, where several features were updated.I reviewed several Lenovo forums, in English, to learn about a possible similar problem and its solution.I tried to solve the problem by checking that the BIOS was activated both the Trackpoint and the Touchpad, but it did not work.Later I tried to configure the functions with the mouse and touch panel option from Control Panel, but both functions are activated, trackpoint and tocuhpad.The final step was to uninstall the mouse and touchpad drivers, and look for the new drivers from the Lenovo web. In particular Synaptics ThinkPad UltraNav Driver for Windows 10 (64-bit) - ThinkPad.With all these steps, I have not been able to activate the Tocuhpad, and I do not consider something Good, that a new computer has these drawbacks. 

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My Apple airplay devices (Airport base stations with speakers attached to them) are visible and usable upon fresh boot. However, after the computer goes to sleep (lid closed) or hibernates, upon resuming, the devices cannot be found, either by iTunes or Apple AirPort Utlility. This is not an Apple problem; the devices are all recognizable by other devices, including a Thinkpad x250.  I have reinstalled Bonjour, iTunes, and AirPort Utility.   Thoughts? 

Answer:x1 Carbon v5 (2017) Airplay devices not found after computer goes to sleep

I may have actually fixed this myself. I updated the BIOS. It appears to have worked.

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Hi, Is it possible to add an SO-DIMM slot from factory if you request it when you make the order for this laptop ?Because I saw that the maximum memory available will be only 16GB of RAM soldered to the main board and I will like to add another 16GB RAM if it is possible.I saw that all of the processors available for this laptop can handle 32GB of RAM. Thank you !

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I recently purchased an X1 Carbon 5th gen and have been trying to get my Samsung EVO 500GB NVME drive (model MZ-V6E500) to work but I continue to get ERROR 2100 (M.2) upon booting. Anyone have any luck with this? It seems that other EVO M.2 drives work fine.

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I recently fully restored my Windows 10 Pro on my tx1c5 (kabylake 20HQ).I was installing new drivers and charging at once.The fan was pretty loud so decided to install BIOS Update Utility ver 1.22.It helped however when laptop turned on it stopped charging.I installed other recommended drivers from lenovo site (like power management or thuderbolt ones) but none of them worked. I didn't install drivers from sections Enterprise Management and responsible for storage. Should I?Then tried to restore system once again, but windows won't allow me without connected AC. System recovery doesn't work as well.Also, tried to look in BIOS settings, but unfortunetly couldn't found anything that would help.I don't think it is a charger problem becouse it is quite new, and the problem appeared just after BIOS update.I have 50% battery left and don't know what to do when it will be gone to 0 .I will add that both usb-c ports don't work. Can't test them with external storege, becouse i have none.Do You have any ideas? Would appreciate some solutions!

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Hi ,  I am trying to download the BIOS update for X1 carbon 4th gen 20FB and i couldnt find that in this page. Can you please difrect me where to get it ?  https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/solutions/LEN-18282 Thanks,Ramesh

Answer:LEN-18282: Reading Privileged Memory with a Side Channel CVE-2017-5753, CVE-2017-5715, CVE-2017-575

Welcome to the CommunityThe BIOS update is published on the laptop' download pagehttps://pcsupport.lenovo.com/us/en/products/laptops-and-netbooks/thinkpad-x-series-laptops/thinkpad-...
 
UPD
The link to the BIOS update is present on the page you've mentioned, unfortunately without laptop' MT code or x1 Carbon its generation #:
 
ThinkPad X1 Carbon, X1 Yoga - Affected - N1FET59W - https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/downloads/DS111756 - 1/7/2018
 

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My speaker and my audio generate very loud high pitched noise after waking from sleep.I had to mute my audio if this happens, but the speaker is essentially unusable in this situation.If I plug in my headphone through audio jack, the high pitched noise will come from both headphone (and unmutable) and my speaker (if I turn on the volume). I hope this is fixable through driver update.

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After windows 10 updated itself to version 1703, the TrackPoint on my X1 Carbon stopped working. It's enabled in the BIOS, and uninstalled and reinstalled the Ultranav drivers. When I go to the Ultranav settings the "Enable TrackPoint" section is grayed out. It there a new driver or fix for this issue?

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There is another thread documenting freezing issues with the touchpad, that seem to be resolved with the latest driver update. One problem, however, that the driver update has not resolved for me, is that small and precision finger movements on the touchpad initially move the cursor correctly, but the cursor snaps back to its original location once the finger is lifted from the touchpad. This only happens for very small movements, but it creates very frustrating situations. For instance, trying to move the cursor slightly to place it on a button, only to have the cursor move away from the button once a tapping gesture is attempted. This seems to be a driver issue. The solution I have found is to disable "allow taps on the touchpad" option in Windows 10. This option is found in the settings menu of Windows 10. Once this is disabled, snap back no longer occurs, but of course, the user can no longer tap the touchpad. Is anyone else having this problem?

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Hi everyone, i have quite a few questions so i'll post separate threads rather than pollute one thread. I'm wanting to get something a lot better than windows defender. Comcast is my ISP so i can get NIS for free. As most of you are aware of Norton hasn't been doing a great job these days. There has been multiple vulnerabilities in its products that actually decreases the security of windows. Still NIS still does a pretty good job of scoring pretty well in the various test in terms of protection. I was thinking on going with either bitdefender or KIS but of course i would have to pay for those. If you were me would opt for NIS because its still pretty dang good and worlds better than bit defender or would you opt for one of the better products like KIS or bitdefender?
 

Answer:Kaspersky IS 2017 vs Norton IS 2017 vs Bitdefender IS 2017

bitdefender free+ CF and SAP i think will be good
 

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Good evening everyone. Thanks for your access to this thread. I hope you to read and answer for this question.

I want to ask everyone that which software should I use for keeping security of my PC.

Now I am using Bitdefender Total Security 2017 as main anti-malware soft on my main desktop PC.
And also I was using F-secure SAFE as anti-malware soft on my PC until last week.

Yesterday, I heard that new Avast Antivirus 2017 was released, and new Avast Free is including behaviour scanning system.

I am having trouble deciding which software should I use as anti-malware soft.
Please tell me about your recommend.

I think that...

?Protection features
Better : Bitdefender 2017 > F-secure SAFE > Avast Free 2017

?Performance and speed
Lighter : Avast Free 2017 > F-secure SAFE > Bitdefender 2017

?the risk of false positive trouble
Bigger risk : F-secure SAFE > Avast Free 2017 > Bitdefender 2017

?SSL (HTTPS) Scanning is enable without fake SSL certificate to browser
Unnecessary fake certificate : Avast Free, F-secure
Need fake certificate : Bitdefender Total

F-secure SAFE is the very nice solution as protection from malwares and keeping speedy PC. But it is having big risk of false positive ratings; especially the website blocking is not good with many many false positive ratings. And, sometimes slow down my PC.

Bitdefender Total Security 2017 is the best solution as protection from malwares. This software is providing users very nice anti-malware solu... Read more

Answer:Avast Free 2017 vs F-secure SAFE vs Bitdefender Total Security 2017

Quick question, why Bitdefender Total Protection? Do you need ALL those additional features, or looking for an Antivirus only, because there are Bitdefender Antivirus Plus and Free versions.

What about other protection software like Emsisoft Anti-Malware/Internet Security or ESET Nod32 Antivirus/Internet Security?
 

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Hello, Guys!
I'm new on this forum but I Really Really like this good Forum
So I had Emsisoft for couple of months now
But Recently I've switched over to Avast Premier Beacuse I've never used Avast before So I wanted to try It out
But now I'm without any AV As I do not know what to Install Avast or Emsisoft!
I have licences for both So thats not the problem
Thanks In Advance And btw This forum really nice.
 

Answer:Avast Premier 2017 Vs Emsisoft Internet Security 2017

Both have excellent protection functions, but certainly they are two different security solutions.
I think the choice of one or the other one is really subjective, I've used Emsisoft for many years and it is my first choice
 

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College Football Picks 2017-2018 Season Charlotte at Eastern Michigan Eagles September 01, 2017 @ 06:30pm

Charlotte at Eastern Michigan Eagles

COMPUTER PREDICTIONS STRAIGHT-UP

TEAM SCORE PERCENTAGE TO WIN GAME
Charlotte 22.903 26%
Eastern Michigan Eagles 30.181 74%

COMPUTER PREDICTIONS AGAINST THE SPREAD

TEAM SPREAD TOTAL
Charlotte +14.0 59.5 over
Eastern Michigan Eagles -14.0 59.5 under

Get full analysis, detailed write-ups, and official picks at goo.gl/Xf3NiR
 

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My BD sub expires soon. Trying to decide whether I should switch to Norton 2017. It's my understanding that Norton is no longer the grand POS it used to be.

What say you?
 

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A couple of years ago I moved myself and some of the fam from Apple Everything to Windows 10. Yesterday however, I bought an new 2017 iPad. I really love the Surface devices, so why?
LEAVING THE PLATFORM BECAUSE OF WINDOWS MOBILE
First, because Microsoft are no longer supporting the phones that are in our house, we are being forced from that platform. So rather than living and breathing completely and happily inside the Microsoft ecosystem, I am now forced to diversify and go elsewhere. This really is a big deal, and changes my thinking from the unthinkable (leaving the MS ecosystem) to the possible (shifting back towards Apple). That being the case, why should I then buy a Microsoft Surface tablet (I was planning to buying a new Surface Pro M3) when I an now FORCED to be open to Apple and Android?
EASE OF MOVING PLATFORMS
Second, Microsoft have made my leap back to Apple so easy, because they have done what Apple and Google have refused to do, which is to make their software available on the others' platforms. Thus the transition to iPad is easy. For example, Word and PowerPoint are effectively free (via my 365 account that I will not be renewing at full cost next time; I will use the academic version which costs me almost nothing). Outlook on iPad is a great app (better than on PC platform). Lots of other apps that Microsoft that I use are also really nice on iPad (e.g. Wunderlist) and made the transition really simple and clean.
FACEBOOK
Third, the Facebook app on iPad is ... Read more

Answer:I did the unthinkable and chose a 2017 iPad over a 2017 Surface Pro M3

Microsoft are no longer supporting the phones that are in our house, we are being forced from that platform
Can't make sense of that. Presumably you have really old windows phones that no longer get updates?
And what does that have to do with what tablet you use? Windows has timeline, cloud clipboard and a whole host of platform agnostic features coming this fall, so Windows will play nice with android or ios (better than those OSes play with any other).
You don't even need your tablet, desktop and phone to be the same platform. You just need the same services, which for MSFT, exist on every platform.

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Question: Bingo

Hi.. WEll here I am again...
I am trying to get to Yahoo games but the applet will not load and all I see is a little square in the corner with an x in it... It says wait 3 mins but nothing ever loads up... Is it something to do with Jave or my internet connection.?
I want to play yahoo bingo and pool but can't ... Can some one help me..??

Thanks
Maj
I tried the last advice but it didn't help.. where I go to IE and the to tools then to options and view objects,,, pool and bingo werern't there... So where does one go from here...
Thanks I will wait for your reply....
Maj
 

Answer:Bingo

Hey

You might want to try installing Java from sun, the latest version...

http://www.java.com/en/download/windows_manual.jsp
 

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Question: bingo

windows 7 ultimate i cant get on any of my bingo sites anymore i can login but cant get into bingo lobby.
 

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Question: Bingo Blanking!

Hi Everyone and Happy New Year!
Just wondered if anyone could advise me on a problem regarding trying to play on JPJ Bingo. Been playing the bingo and other games for well over a year and have encountered problems now where it is saying "cannot connect to server" when I try to enter the game or purchase the tickets just for the bingo games. I recently "accidentally" upgraded to Windows 8.1 (after hearing some pretty bad reports) so I don't know if it has anything to do with this (sorry no expert here). I contacted the site and told them the problem and they told me to clear my cache and cookies, to reboot from my wireless router and use chrome instead of internet explorer which I have been using since I purchased my laptop nearly 2 years agao. Nothing has changed at all which is really frustrating. Cant play any bingo. Has anyone any ideas what it might be and what I can do? Thanks all!
 

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Question: Excel/Bingo

Can you help?I run a lotto bingo; there are 20 lines of 6 numbers.(B2,C2,D2,E2,F2,G2 going down to B21,C21,D21,E21,F21,G21)I want excel to Fill the cell with a colour, when the numbers I enter (the lotto numbers each Saturday, as they are the bingo numbers called) are put into empty cells underneath. (B24,C24,D24,E24,F24,G24, Then B25,C25,D25,E25,F25,G25,and continuing down until the game is won)So when all 6 numbers are filled the line has been won.If this is too complicated I will carry on filling the colour manually.I have excel 2003Cheers, and thanksFlobby

Answer:Excel/Bingo

It can be done using VBA

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I can not get the callers voice to announce the numbers in Microsoft Bingo. I have checked to settings and have the voice volume turned up. All other sounds in Bingo work fine. I have tried uninstalling Bingo and reinstalling from store. No change. Voice in Cortana and Navigator work fine so it seems like just the Bingo program is problem. Trouble is that Bingo works fine on my Surface Pro 3 tablet, just won't work on my desktop. Has to be a setting that I am missing?
HP 610-1280qd with clean install W10pro. All updates installed.

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I am beginning to think there is something seriously borked in the way WinXP handles drive letter assignments. I have had to deal with similar issues now with two different computers, one an e-Machines and the other an HP. Both have multi-card readers installed in a floppy bay, that attach to a USB header on the motherboard. The flash card "drives" have a nasty tendency to hijack drive letters that I want assigned elsewhere.

On the e-Machines, I had an external dual-drive DVD duplicator that connected via Firewire-800. I wanted the drive letters assigned to its drives to be sequential and as low as possible, because the software seemed to dislike using drive letters that were too "high" in the alphabet. Some of the card-reader drives refused to allow me to reassign them. Others would reassign, then change back after a reboot. I ended up just attaching the DVD duplicator to a different computer, which was decidedly less than ideal.

On the HP, a retired friend asked for my help when his CD-RW drive "stopped working." When I got it home and booted it up, his CD-RW was fine, but his DVD-ROM drive was missing from My Computer. I took off the case and checked the power and data cables to make sure they were snug, then fired up the machine again. Now BOTH optical drives were gone from My Computer. I went to Disk Manager and they were both there, with the proper drive letters assigned to them. But the card reader slots had been assigned lower drive de... Read more

Answer:Drive Letter Bingo!

It's a little strange, especially when you start dealing with so many types of removable media drives that are attached to many different devices these days.

Here is an MS article on drive letter assignment in Win2k (I would imagine it holds true to XP). Might help... might not. Info is always good though.
 

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I can not get the callers voice to announce the numbers in Microsoft Bingo. I have checked to settings and have the voice volume turned up. All other sounds in Bingo work fine. I have tried uninstalling Bingo and reinstalling from store. No change. Voice in Cortana and Navigator work fine so it seems like just the Bingo program is problem. Trouble is that Bingo works fine on my Surface Pro 3 tablet, just won't work on my desktop. Has to be a setting that I am missing?
HP 610-1280qd with clean install W10pro. All updates installed.

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Microsoft Studios has rolled out an app called Bingo, a game that has gained much popularity in recent time and supports both, mobile and desktop devices. The free-to-play app boasts numerous cool features, such as the ability to chat and play with other Microsoft Bingo fans and enhance your Microsoft Windows 8 Bigno game experience with special power-ups that can double your rewards. You get a chance to travel the globe as you play your way through a variety of exotic locales and extraordinary settings. From Parisian caf?s to the silvery waves of the Great Barrier Reef, Microsoft Bingo lets you see the sights as you fill your card.
When the game first starts, you have the option of choosing to play as a Guest, or sign in with your Xbox account which will let you access special features of the game. Windows App Store

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Well my bingo app on my laptop my tag is UPmostNut955 on my PC I am so tire of not being able to log in and I spends money on my games when the tokens run out power too and I have to log in as a guest a lot of time so I feel like I being rip off and it's not fair at all and by the way I love that game it's one of my favorite so I am asking for your team help please fix my game so I can always log in as myself not as a guest my email is *deleted* my name is Sharon *deleted* and my phone number is........*deleted* .......... Thank you for your time.

Answer:How do I stay logged into my Bingo App?

Hi Sharon,
This is an enthusiast message board and is not affiliated with Microsoft. Please be careful when offering your full name, phone number and email address. They would have been published to the world on the message board.
In the listing for Microsoft Bingo on the Windows Store, there is a link to support at the Xbox Support Forum. Please be wary that this link is also a public message board, so refrain from giving all of your information there. The link to that support forum is Microsoft Bingo - L - O - Xbox.com Forums

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radeon9250 went into integrated periphenials and disabled integrated lan device and no more black screen up and running thanks alot for the help will come back to this site often
 

Answer:Bingo found the problem

Good for you! It is always best to disable integrated graphics when installing an AGP, PCI, or PCI-e graphics card
 

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I just won a badge on fortune bingo and I need to know how to get it
 

Answer:fortune bingo badge

requesting to be closed: dupe thread http://forums.techguy.org/t282907.html
 

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Hi need help removing virus bingo/nikon.class and bingo\pensil.class My Symsntec anti virus deletes it daily need to lose it for good. Can't find it anywhere, I believe it was a internet explorer add on program that didn't uninstall? Thanks

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DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSx86
Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16421 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_18
Run by Mike at 15:53:19 on 2011-11-16
Microsoft? Windows Vista? Home Premium 6.0.6002.2.1252.1.1033.18.2046.771 [GMT -5:00]
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AV: SymantecAntiVirus *Enabled/Updated* {88C95A36-8C3B-2F2C-1B8B-30FCCFDC4855}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: SymantecAntiVirus *Enabled/Updated* {33A8BBD2-AA01-20A2-213B-0B8EB45B02E8}
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============== Running Processes ===============
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C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exe
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k rpcss
C:\Windows\system32\atiesrxx.exe
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k GPSvcGroup
C:\Windows\system32\SLsvc.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\Windows\system32\atieclxx.exe
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Answer:infected with bingo virus

Hello, Welcome to BleepingComputer.I'm nasdaq and will be helping you.If you can please print this topic it will make it easier for you to follow the instructions and complete all of the necessary steps.===Please download ComboFix from any of the links below, and save it to your desktop. For information regarding this download, please visit this web page: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/combofix/how-to-use-combofixLink 1Link 2* IMPORTANT !!! Save ComboFix.exe to your DesktopIMPORTANT....1. Close any open browsers, and all other programs working. Make sure you save your file if working on a document.2. Close/disable all anti virus and anti malware programs so they do not interfere with the running of ComboFix.3. Do not install any other programs until this if fixed.How to : Disable Anti-virus and Firewall...http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic114351.htmlDouble click on ComboFix.exe & follow the prompts. When finished, it will produce a report for you. Please post the C:\ComboFix.txt Note:Do not mouse click ComboFix's window while it's running. That may cause it to stallNote: If you have difficulty properly disabling your protective programs, refer to this link --> http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic114351.html===Third party programs if not up to date can be the cause infiltration of an infection.Please run this security check for my review.Download Security Check by screen317 from here.Save it to your Desktop.Double click S... Read more

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I've been thru the Registry again and have run cleanspl and the problem persists. I can start the service, but it terminates if I try to add a printer or do anything that requires the service be running. Would it be feasible to edit the registry to delete the print spooler, then go to C:Windows\system32 and then run spoolsv.exe to restore the service? I'm not very experienced in this area and don't to make this problem worse. I would save the registry entries and could restore them. I am afraid if I take it out of the registry it will disappear forever.
 

Answer:For Bingo 24-Print spoiler

horsefan, I believe this is what you're referring to, use the instructions for Windows 2000 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/135406. When using this be very careful. PLEASE backup your registry before during any editing of the registry.
 

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Hi all, dont suppose anyone could help me with this one .....

Is it posible to get excel to check my lotto bingo numbers There are 11 rows of 6 numbers and the 1st 6 numbers each week on the maid draw get checked off then the 1st person to complete their line wins so i will probably need to input the 6 numbers each week
 

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I have been playing bingo online in a site called winabingo.com. For the past two weeks I have not been able to logon in the site. I have removed the game and re-downloaded several times. As soon as it gets done downloading, I get an error stating BingoClient.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience. What is causing this, can anybody tell me? I have always been able to logon and play up until a week or two ago. Thank you for taking the time to respond to this problem.
 

Answer:bingo game problems

Hello and welcome...

My mother loves that game!... and I'm sure if there was something wrong with the site I would of heard it.

Lets see exactly what the error message is.

Goto you control panel---> administrative tools--->event viewer.

In the application and/or system logs the error messages for bingo.exe should be recorded. (they should be marked with a red X) Post em back and we'll take a look.
 

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I have tried to uninstall and reinstall this program but keep getting error messageYour temporary key has expired. If you believe this message is in error, please contact the program's author. There must be a registry key or something causing this anyone with any ideas
Hijack this log
Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 6:42:07 PM, on 8/12/2004
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG6\avgserv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\j2re1.4.2_05\bin\jusched.exe
C:\windows\system\hpsysdrv.exe
C:\HP\KBD\KBD.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\Multimedia Card Reader\shwicon2k.exe
C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG6\avgcc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\rundll32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\hphmon05.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\PRESAR~1\Presario\XPHWWRP4\plugin\bin\PCHButton.exe
C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\msnmsgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\GMT\GMT.exe
C:\Program Files\Aluria Software\ASE\ASE Scheduler.exe
C:\Program Files\BHODemon 2\BHODemon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\wuauclt.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\rnathchk.exe
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Answer:Re install Saints and sinners bingo

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Re install Saints and sinners bingo

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I have tried to uninstall and reinstall this program but keep getting error messageYour temporary key has expired. If you believe this message is in error, please contact the program's author. There must be a registry key or something causing this anyone with any ideas
Hijack this log
Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 6:42:07 PM, on 8/12/2004
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG6\avgserv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\j2re1.4.2_05\bin\jusched.exe
C:\windows\system\hpsysdrv.exe
C:\HP\KBD\KBD.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\Multimedia Card Reader\shwicon2k.exe
C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG6\avgcc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\rundll32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\hphmon05.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\PRESAR~1\Presario\XPHWWRP4\plugin\bin\PCHButton.exe
C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\msnmsgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\GMT\GMT.exe
C:\Program Files\Aluria Software\ASE\ASE Scheduler.exe
C:\Program Files\BHODemon 2\BHODemon.exe
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my sister is having difficulties trying to get her tickets when she wins bingo on pogo. It says "Validating your bingo claim", but nothing happens.. I have uninstalled and reinstalled Sun Java because pogo support said to, but it still won't work. she has Windows XP SP2. I have contacted pogo numerous times, but none of them can find out how to fix this. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
 

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Hi,

in the xbox app the archivements from microsoft bingo are showing no game icon and the archivements are 0/0. Inside the game the archivements are visible. All others games are OK. Any hints?

Manfred

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I am having difficulties trying to get my tickets when I win bingo on pogo. It says "Validating your bingo claim", but nothing happens. I thought it had to do with my PC-Cillian Internet Security Firewall, but I disabled it and it still didn't work. Even when I don't win it says validating bingo claim. I have tried changing the levels of security under internet options. I have cleaned out cache, deleted temporary internet files, and delete cookies, but it still doesn't work. I have uninstalled and reinstalled Sun Java because pogo support said to, but it still won't work. I have Windows XP SP2. I have contacted pogo numerous times, but none of them can find out how to fix this. Any help would be greatly appreciated!
 

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I am trying to get on the scratchcards section on virgin games and i cannot. the black screen loads and the loading screen loads but the bar just keeps going across the bottem it doesnt load. i have tried it on firefox and IE-New One- and on my 2 computers and 1 at work. any ideas?

Answer:Virgin Bingo Problem [Moved to Firefox]

I need help the people from there support are useless

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I joined Bingo Cafe and Bingo Cabin and Jet Bingo over a year ago and have been happily playing up until a couple of week ago.
It first started on my desk top computer, I would click on the logo on my desk top and it would come up and I would click up log in and it would start to connect to the server but it gets to 15% and I get the message It Is Not Possible To Make A Connection To The Server.
So I stopped using the desk top and started using my lap top, and that was fine up until 2 weeks ago now it's doing the same thing on my lap top.
I have emailed Bingo Cafe and they sent me a link to re download the software direct from their site, it made no difference, I have rang my ISP and asked if maybe they were blocking the site but they said no they couldn't do that even if they wanted to. So I have emailed Bingo Cafe again asking them to help, but I thought someone on this forum might have some ideas, I even changed my browser but it made no difference.
 

Answer:Can't play my bingo and slots anymore will not download

Not sure about the specific problem, but your ISP is talking rubbish when they say they can't block a site, they can quite easily if they want to. However, I wouldn't expect that to be the problem.
 

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I download the game bingo star and try to play it but it on't load. It is still loading user data. Why is it taking do lond to load up?

Answer:My Bingo Star app is taking to long to load up why?

How fast is your network?

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hope I have the right forum, apologies if not, bought a bingo program to be used by a non profit making organization for elderly people to play, bought it from click here have the activation code but need another activation code to play offline but despite many emails the company have not replied, did not realise there was a seperate code. anybody else had this problem or help me obtain the offline code, all help and advice appreciated
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Answer:bingo caller offline activation code

Did you check their questions and answer page click here

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Hi,
I am unable to go into the chat room on my bingo site. yet the site is working fine
It says connection failed, its been 3 days and i can't work out what is wrong.

I have emptied my my temp files and cookies, i have re-installed adobe flash player.
i have even turned my firewall off to see if thats the problem.
I am completely baffled at to what the problem can be, as its only since the site had problems last week.
I even had a new modem to see if that would help.

Please can you help me?
Thanks.
Pam
 

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Hello,
I'm trying to push out the update for the CVE-2017-11937 and CVE-2017-11940 vulnerabilities through WSUS but I can't find the KB# for either of them. Anyone know what KB# these two have?
Thanks!

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Hi guys
Wich do you perfer?
 

Answer:avast 2017 or F secure 2017?

Avast has nicer user interface and more features besides that everything else is pretty similar.
 

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Relatively new Dell computer, Windows 8.1. While playing Bingo Blitz on Facebook, the screen will occasionally flicker/flash to black then back to game. This was a minor annoyance. Now it's happening more often and has started fairly often that it gets stuck on the black screen. The entire screen isn't black, just the game portion of it (I can still access my facebook controls at the top of the page, switch to another web page, or exit out to desk top and the screen is fine). If I exit out of facebook and go back in, the screen will often still be black only for the game. I have to close the browser and reopen to get a normal screen. This has been happening probably at least once or twice per day. I'm using chrome for the browser. Have not tried IE as this particular game has a lot of other issues in IE. I have not had this happen in any other program or activity, only when playing the game. I've cleared out temp internet files several times and that doesn't seem to help.

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A few months ago people were posting concerns about adware popups linked to history entries that included the words "mambo", "bingo", "adam", and "ivory". People were concerned that their computers were infected.

Since I have a Mac, it seemed unlikely that I would suffer from the same virus infecting PCs. I became suspicious of a toolbar I have installed, the Tenchistv sports access toolbar. I have found that this is the source of my popups. If you look in the tools component of the toolbar, you'll find an element called "Predefined Components". If you scroll to the bottom of these elements, you'll find a number of undefined click boxes. If they are checked, this is the source of your malware/adware.

The ads are not at all benign. Many of the companies sent to you are of questionable honesty. Occasionally they are grossly pornographic.

The simplest solution is to remove the Tenchis toolbar from you computer, handy though it is. The other option, if you want to risk keeping an unscrupulous company linked to your computer, is to simply uncheck these boxes. The adware disappears immediately.

Yours truly,
Pedagoguish
Tacoma, WA

Answer:mambo, bingo, adam, ivory adware/malware popups

Welcome to BC PedagoguishThank you for passing along that information.I would add that many toolbars, Add-ons, screensavers, and weather monitoring programs come bundled with other software and can be the source of various issues and problems to include Adware. They usually can be removed via Add/Remove Programs or Programs and Features in Vista/Windows 7, so always check there first.

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Hello,

I am having little hope that I will be able to avoid re-installing Windows, but I figured I would give it a try.

The machine with the problem is running Windows 7 Pro 64 bit. I do have my Windows installation disc. A few days ago I noticed my computer taking longer with tasks and loading pages in Firefox and Google Chrome. The only change that I had made around that time was downloading a newer version of Realplayer. However, I went through my installed programs list in Control Panel and found something called Speedbit Video Accelerator that apparently installed itself along with Realplayer. (I do not recall any notification during the installation of Realplayer about the Speedbit software.) Thinking that the Speedbit software may very well be the cause of my problems, I attempted to uninstall the program using Control Panel. This proved to be more difficult than I expected as I found that some of the files did not want to leave during the uninstall. I had to take "ownership" of them in order to delete them from the Programs/Speedbit folder, but they were successfully deleted. That's when my real problems began. After deleting Speedbit, I was no longer able to browse the Internet, although I am able to ping sites using both ip and site names (google.com for example). I also found that I was unable to change some of the "Advanced" Internet Settings. When looking through the Group Policies for possible problems, I noticed an account called &quo... Read more

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Hello,
On my Windows 10 pro PC, I'm running (BDTS 2017 + Voodoo Shield Pro + Malwarebytes 3), and this combo is very smooth for me, but when I saw the results of MT tests here : AV Test - MalwareTips - Bitdefender Report - March 2017 and here : AV Test - MalwareTips - Kaspersky Report - March 2017, I think that these tests demonstrated that Kaspersky did a better job then Bitdefender
So my question is to know if it is a good idea to replace BD by KIS on my config ?
Thanks
NB: I have paid keys for both
 

Answer:Bitdefender Total Security 2017 vs Kaspersky Internet Security 2017

1/ kaspersky with tweaked settings alone

2/ kaspersky, slightly tweaked + Voodoshield

3/ bitdedender with ATC = aggressive + ransomware protection enabled | Heuristics = normal
 

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Hi, I bought my Carbon Touch looking forward to activating with Verizon and replacing my current 3g ipad.  After hours trying to figure out how to enable broadband, I find out that apparently the "touch" models don't offer it.  Can someone at Lenovo explain how they can have promotional materials like the page at http://www.lenovo.com/products/us/laptop/thinkpad/x-series/x1-carbon-touch/ that says "ThinkPad X1 Carbon Touch" and "Embedded 3G Connectivity" while not offering it at all? Then, I thought I'd return the Touch and get the regular Carbon, but I'm seeing now that, despite all of the reviews and promo materials that say otherwise, it doesn't support Verizon either.  How can this be true?  Just about every review that I read about these laptops is flat wrong on these topics.  What's the scoop? I tried calling technical support a couple of times and they were of no help.   

Answer:X1 Carbon Touch WWAN (Carbon does not support Verizon and Carbon Touch has no 3G at all)

jprny,
 
Welcome to the Support Forums! I can definitely understand your confusion and I know you must be frustrated. I can clarify that the WWAN is optional in the X1 Carbon, from the same link you provided you can open the ThinkPad X1 Carbon Touch Ultrabook Specs it states there is Optional 3G WWAN.
 
Here is the the X1 Carbon Personal Systems Reference (You will find the X1 Carbon Touch on the very bottom)
This shows the different models of the X1 Carbon and what specifications are included. Unfortunately, I only see AT&T as the 3G provider on the standard models. From the Parts List it looks like there are other options to choose from that would make it a configured to order machine. You may want to contact Verizon to see if any of the WWAN cards work with their network.
 
I would recommend contacting the after sales team:
For Post-Sales Inquiries
Please call 1-866-42-THINK (1-866-428-4465) Monday - Friday 9am - 7pm EST
 
Example: (I dont know what your exact machine type is)

 
I really do understand your frustration, I hope you found this helpful.





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Good evening everyone! Thank you for your access to here and reading my post.
Tonight, I want to ask you that how much the Avast Free Antivirus reaches some solid anti-malware software, which are the paid version.

Now I am using F-secure SAFE as Trial license on desktop PC, which is one of the mine.
It seems to nice for protect PC and F-secure SAFE is light despite it is one of the very strong scanning system as consumers.

But now, I am worrying about false blocking by browsing protection of F-secure SAFE.
In usually, f-secure is not making something to bad situation for me, I am feeling it.
But the Browsing protection feature of F-secure SAFE blocks websites too many times.
The most of sites,which were blocked by F-secure are obviously safe. Of cause, they are judged safe sites by other major antimalware soft (e.g. Avast, Bitdefender Total Security).

So I want to compare them; Avast Free Antivirus 2017 and F-secure SAFE 2017(or Internet Security 2017).
I want to ask you that which is the more strong software under the below situation...

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OS is Windows10 Home and updated with latest security patch.
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Main browser is the latest of Mozilla Firefox with ublock origin.
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If I use Avast Free 2017, I will configure some setting (e.g. File Shield, Mail Shield, Web Shield, and Behavior Shield) to aggressive security level. For example, I will configure by referring to this page avast! Optimal Protection settings by RejZoR​
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Answer:"Avast Free 2017 with aggressive setting" vs "F-secure SAFE 2017"

Try Avast with these settings. How to setup Avast Internet Security for Maximum Protection (2016 Guide)
 

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I know 2017 version of avg devoloped from Avast. And also both of them use the same engine. But i want to ask you a question. Which one have more feature at the moment? And which one do you recommend to install my computer?

Sorry for my bad english.

Thank you in advance.

Best regards.​
 

Answer:Avast 2017 vs AVG 2017

Hey man. Of the two I would choose Avast, much more reliable and customizable.
My personal choice is Bitdefender though. I believe you could do some research on Youtube so that you form your own opinion. Here are some interesting channels:

The PC Security Channel [TPSC]
Malware Blocker
cruelsister1
Aca Faca

Make sure to post on Security Configuration Wizard forum your full setup after you made your choice
 

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Hi!I just got a new "X1 Carbon 5th Gen - Kabylake (Type 20HR, 20HQ)" and a "X1 Carbon Thunderbolt 3 Dock". I have an external screen connected to the dock and it works fine (VGA connection). I also have an other monitor with display (DP) connection that I want to use. But my computer can't find the other monitor, only the one with VGA connection. Is there any easy ways to fix this problem?Best regards

Answer:ThinkPad X1 Carbon 5th gen can't connect 2 external monitors in X1 Carbon Thunderbolt 3 Dock

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Après avoir fait la mise à jour vers w10 mon lecteur d'empreinte ne fonctionne pas. Dans la gestion des périfériques il n'est pas visible. J'ai installé le pilote mais c'est toujous pareil, il n'est pas visible.. quelqu'un pourrait il m'aider ?
Merci
 
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After upgrading to w10 my fingerprint reader does not work. In the management of the pheripherals it is not visible. I installed the driver but it is always the same, it is not visible .. could someone help me?Thank you
 
 
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Hi, after four weeks my brand new X1 carbon failed out and it doesn't boot anymore.I've tried several times but after pressing the on button it  just pulses the kyeboard back-light but do not start. Only resetting with a pin in the back hole it quite.I called the help desk and they opened a claim.Today, after 10 days waiting, they told me that the mother board will be available not before May 1st!!! sure they offered for my patience one more month of warranty period!!!Is anyone having the same issue? how can I contact some else in the customer support team to help me solving the problem?I bought the new pc to work not to waste time to be in touch with a no hepfull unknown person somewhere in the world!!!

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Is the SSD upgrade procedure the same as the old X1 Carbon ? What is the part number for the current 512GB SSD module ?













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Answer:New type X1 Carbon SSD upgrade to 512GB - Same procedure as old X1 Carbon ?

Read these documents:http://download.lenovo.com/parts/ThinkPad/x1_carbon_gen2_fru_bom_20140505b.pdfhttp://download.lenovo.com/pccbbs/mobiles_pdf/x1carbon_2_hmm_sp40a26110.pdf

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I was considering getting this laptop , probably leaning toward the touch version.  But display quality is really important to me, I do much software evelopment so i stare at thescreen a lot of course  I know this is not IPS panel, but more like the TN panel used in MacBook.   How does it compare to Macbook dispay (non retina). is it, worse,the same, or better? 

Answer:Display quality of X1 carbon / X1 carbon touch

I haven't spent much time on a newer MBP, but it's very equivalent to a MBP a few generations back, but is brighter. It's for sure usable, and while IPS would be prefered, I can easily live with it daily.

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I used the 1st gen X1 Carbon for a while and found out that it's very robust and the touch feeling is very good. I guessed that all sides (A+B+C+D) of it are made by carbon fiber. Correct me if I'm wrong. But when I use my X1 Yoga 1st gen, which has only carbon fiber on A side (the cover behind screen) and uses "Super Magnesium" on C+D sides (the cover around keyboard and behind the keyboard), this design bring several problems: 1. " Super Magnesium" is still metal, if you crash it by accident, you may leave a scrath on it permanently, this happens more on edges;2. what's more, the paint at the edge of " Super Magnesium" will be rubbed away with time goes on, and you will see the white metal not the ThinkPad black;3. metal will suffer from deformation by force;4. the D side of my X1 yoga feels loose when you hold it with one hand, which make you feel cheap of this $1500 machine. Thus I hope the next gen of X1 Yoga or X1 Carbon can provide a pure carbon fiber version, for better build quality and user experience. How do you guys think about it?

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I used the 1st gen X1 Carbon for a while and found out that it's very robust and the touch feeling is very good. I guessed that all sides (A+B+C+D) of it are made by carbon fiber. Correct me if I'm wrong. But when I use my X1 Yoga 1st gen, which has only carbon fiber on A side (the cover behind screen) and uses "Super Magnesium" on C+D sides (the cover around keyboard and behind the keyboard), this design bring several problems: 1. " Super Magnesium" is still metal, if you crash it by accident, you may leave a scrath on it permanently, this happens more on edges;2. what's more, the paint at the edge of " Super Magnesium" will be rubbed away with time goes on, and you will see the white metal not the ThinkPad black;3. metal will suffer from deformation by force;4. the D side of my X1 yoga feels loose when you hold it with one hand, which make you feel cheap of this $1500 machine. Thus I hope the next gen of X1 Yoga or X1 Carbon can provide a pure carbon fiber version, for better build quality and user experience. How do you guys think about it?

Answer:Pure carbon fiber for X1 Yoga and X1 Carbon?

HelloThe small carrections about the case materials, according to the laptop specs.x1c gen1Display cover: Carbon Fiber;Bottom: Magnesium/Aluminumx1 yoga gen1Carbon-Fiber HybridSo, IMO the question isn't material itself related only, but the case parts painting quality.

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I've been looking for a small, easily pocketable charger. Often the space occupied is mostly by the power cords, so I've been considering wall chargers where the brick directly plugs into the wall, such as the Targus APM69US - but I can't find any that have the new rectangular Lenovo tips. Any suggestions? Thanks!

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Folks - I have two X1 Carbons sitting in front of me, both running Windows 8.1, trying to connect to my Samsung TV.The X1 Carbon (2014) has display corruption on WiDi, while the X1 Carbon (original) works fine. On the 2014 X1 Carbon, you get display corruption, and choppy squeaky audio every few seconds. With the original everything is smooth as silk. Any thoughts? I've already run Lenovo System Update on X1 Carbon (2014) as well as Windows Update, so everything is up to date. Don't know what else to try? Clearly, it's not the TV, nor the router, nor interference - since one machine works and the other doesn't... Thanks!  

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Does anyone know whether the displays of either the X1 Carbon or X1 Carbon Touch currently available on the Lenovo website are IPS, and if not, what panel type they are? The sales reps have told me conflicting things. On the product configuration screen, the display types are listed as 14.0" Premium HD+ (1600x900) LED Backlit Display, 720p HD Camera, No WWAN and 14.0" MultiTouch Premium HD+ (1600x900) LED Backlit Display, 720p HD Camera. No WWAN respectively. It's my understanding that in the past, the phrase "Premium HD+" has meant IPS. Also, if someone from Lenovo is reading this, could you please ask somebody in engineering who actually knows?

Answer:X1 Carbon / Carbon Touch Panel Currently IPS?

No, it is an outdated low resolution TN panel again with better than Lenovo usual almost zero contrast (below 150:1). Quote from Lenovo shop:Multitouch Premium ? Optimized for Windows 8, 10-finger touch on select ThinkPad models allows for fluid tablet-like interaction. Intuitive navigation enables browsing, scrolling, using apps, even gaming, with a simple swipe of the touchscreen. A capacitive touch panel trigger actions immediately, and the cursors follow your fingers around the screen without any perceptible lag or delays. Review http://www.notebookcheck.net/Review-Lenovo-ThinkPad-X1-Carbon-Touch-Ultrabook.89901.0.htmlLP140WD2 TLE2, TN LED, Contrast: 885:1 





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would anyone happen to have a picture of the x1 carbon lcd lid thickness next to the carbon touch? maybe lead_org i know you have access to many thinkpads and i am a fan of your flicker thank you for have made such a great resource! looking to do a custom mod where i fit the regular carbon lid on my multi-touch lcd to get the battery indicator lights and also have the red "i" in the thinkpad logo glow with a mutlitouch pannel, but concerned about the depth for the lcd and thickness... anyone have any experience or ever try it? any input would be greatly appreciated.

Answer:X1 carbon lcd lid thickness vs carbon touch

does anyone have a side by side comparison of the lids so i can get an idea if the touch screen has more depth or if its just the rubber border that snaps in around the lid that is thicker? does any IT manage out there have access to snap a pic of a non touch and touch x1 one side by side? im looking to at least get a visual but i only have access to my x1ct... any help would be greatly appreciated.

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