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try AO.COM @ao for Lenovo @lenovo notebooks and tablets

try AO.COM @ao for Lenovo @lenovo notebooks and tablets

  • £50 lenovo tablet
  • £250 lenovo pentium notebook
  • £350 lenovo i3 notebook
  • £550 lenovo i3 desktop
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lenovo thinkpad (inc X220, X230) BIOS setup problems and BIOS update #sysadmin

lenovo thinkpad (inc X220, X230) BIOS setup problems and BIOS update #sysadmin

having problems getting into the BIOS !

options to try (after pressing power button or while pressing power button)

  • F1
  • F2
  • F12
  • ENTER key
  • ESC key
  • ThinkPad key
  • removing PSU then rebooting
  • or someone has even suggested (for windows 10 UEFI only) “C:> shutdown /fw /r /t 10”

lenovo system update for thinkpad is now available for windows 7 and windows 10

NOTE : despite what the online docs say the windows store windows 10 lenovo vantage app does NOT detect same updates as the native windows 7 & 10 lenovo system update app

refs

Notebooks from the @AO #sale v a #refurb @lenovo #thinkpad X220 !

Notebooks from the @AO #sale v a #refurb @lenovo #thinkpad X220 !

Same as an X220

More than an X220

More than all of those

Im afraid I really would prefer to have the 10 x X220s

lenovo thinkpad X220 system update does not detect old bios

the lenovo thinkpad X220 system update app does not detect old BIOS versions so you will need to manually go to

https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/gb/en/products/laptops-and-netbooks/thinkpad-x-series-laptops/thinkpad-x220/4291/429129g/r9mcy6d/downloads

to download and install the latest BIOS

  • Lenovo ThinkPad X220 2011 BIOS 1.26
  • Lenovo ThinkPad X220 2018 BIOS 1.46

notebook refurbs

notebook refurbs (lenovo thinkpad T410, T420, X220, X250)

even more from mycheaplaptop

are @sainsburys £99 #lowspec @hp ac100na @microsoftuk #windows notebooks a waste of time and money ? #mktg #fail

are @sainsburys £99 #lowspec @hp ac100na @microsoftuk #windows notebooks a waste of time and money ? #mktg #fail

the sainsburys hp ac100na is a low spec intel celeron N3050 with 2G ram and 30G disk

it is almost impossible to upgrade it from windows 10 1709 to 1803 or 1809 but if you have 100 spare hours and follow these hacks you can however you may just prefer to try and return it to sainsburys or throw it away in your nearest WEEE recycling bin

hacks required to upgrade to windows 10 version 1809 on a hp ac100na

  • turn on flight mode (to prevent auto updates over wifi)
  • run disk clean-up (this takes around 4 hours each run)
  • select delete all previous versions
  • watch out for the nasty disk clean-up bug (see below)
  • reboot
  • ensure you have at least 12G of free disk space
  • turn off flight mode (to allow auto updates to kick in)
  • allow auto update to run
  • restart after a few updates have downloaded (do not wait for all updates to download or you will run out of diskspace)
  • hopefully these partial updates will get installed on restart

REPEAT the above steps until windows 10 1803 and windows 10 1809 have been installed

and if you get any windows 10 version 1809 0x80070002 errors DO NOT click retry but keep REPEATING the above steps until windows 10 1803 and windows 10 1809 have been installed

win1809fail

so if you havent given up and get lucky you should end up with a 1809 install confirmation screen

win1809

the nasty windows 10 disk clean-up bug

disk clean-up randomly injects a compress your drive option into list of folders to clean up so you cannot just tick all the folders without reading every one carefully

wincomp

footnote MOST but not all intel celerons are rubbish for example the intel celeron N2840 used in lenovo ideapad flex 10 is actually amazing and appears to be 10x faster than the intel celeron N3050