fixes for driver problems on lenovo machines

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  1. faerieloch

    faerieloch New Member

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    After installing the windows 7 RC, the keyboard, trackpoint, and wireless were not working on my Lenovo X60 tablet (external devices would work, but I could not even turn the wireless device on). This is apparently a problem with many lenovo machines discussed on this forum, and I thought I'd summarize here. What worked for me:

    --open device manager
    --select the mouse or keyboard device and open properties
    --click "update drivers"
    --search for drivers on your machine in C:\ and check "include sub-folders"

    The app should find the drivers and may prompt you to restart.

    For the wireless driver, I needed to use a second computer to download the correct driver directly from the manufacturer (Intel, in my case), put it on a flash drive, then install it on the X60 tablet. The install did not work correctly at first, but I was prompted to try again using the correct settings, which worked. Now, everything appears to be working smoothly.

    --Nancy
     
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    mdbjorklund New Member

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    I have a Thinkpad T60P with Windows 7 RC, and couldn't get the Trackpoint to work. The option to "include sub-folders" was already checked, and directing it to the folder with the Trackpoint driver still yielded a message that the best driver was already installed.

    I had to choose the "Browse for driver software on your computer" option before I could get the driver to install.
     
  3. faerieloch

    faerieloch New Member

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    You're quite right. My instruction "search for drivers on your machine" should have used the exact text "browse for driver software on your computer". Thanks. :)

    --Nancy
     

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