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Offline Flisch

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Help with laptop
« on: November 01, 2015, 01:52:40 pm »
Hey people, I'm not dead yet.

Okay, so I have a problem with my laptop. It's a lenovo X61, which has a fancy monitor that doubles as a tablet to draw on, with a special pen that comes with the tablet. This has worked very well for years, but... once I upgraded to Windows 10, the pen stopped working. I already tried various wacom newer tablet drivers, believing it's a compatibility issue, but none seem to work. I tried to get help on lenovo's website and their forums, but the forums are dead and the support feature there is a cruel joke (it just keeps linking me to their FAQ after asking me to fill in details about my laptop for ten minutes). I also can't roll back to Windows 7, because the option is missing in the software settings (where it's supposed to be).

So now I'm at my wit's end, and I thought since you're a smart bunch, I thought it couldn't hurt asking you. Even if you don't know, maybe you can point me in the right direction.

It sucks, because this thing costed like a small fortune, so buying a new one is not really something I'm looking forward to. :(


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Re: Help with laptop
« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2015, 03:01:01 pm »
Lenovo can be a pain, but they are usually pretty good at getting drivers out....

This link: http://support.lenovo.com/us/en/products/laptops-and-netbooks/thinkpad-x-series-laptops/thinkpad-x61?TabName=Downloads&linkTrack

should bring you to the X61 page. Set the OS to Windows 10 (32 bit or 64 bit... check control panel... system... to find out).

There are three entries, the third one should be the Lenovo Systems Update. THAT is what should load all the needed drivers. Give that a shot if you haven't already. It SHOULD load a program that will help you grab all the drivers so the bit and pieces that Lenovo uses for their toys.

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Re: Help with laptop
« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2015, 04:01:52 pm »
I'm not dead yet.

See Pat, I told you your method wouldn't work.
Sam is basically right, he's just cranky.

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Re: Help with laptop
« Reply #3 on: November 01, 2015, 05:15:39 pm »
should have gone with poison

hitmen are lousy at doing their jobs right.

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Re: Help with laptop
« Reply #4 on: November 02, 2015, 12:47:47 pm »
Lenovo can be a pain, but they are usually pretty good at getting drivers out....

This link: http://support.lenovo.com/us/en/products/laptops-and-netbooks/thinkpad-x-series-laptops/thinkpad-x61?TabName=Downloads&linkTrack

should bring you to the X61 page. Set the OS to Windows 10 (32 bit or 64 bit... check control panel... system... to find out).

There are three entries, the third one should be the Lenovo Systems Update. THAT is what should load all the needed drivers. Give that a shot if you haven't already. It SHOULD load a program that will help you grab all the drivers so the bit and pieces that Lenovo uses for their toys.

-Lego

...

It worked. You don't know how long I spent installing stuff, uninstalling stuff, researching stuff, asking a bunch of people etc. And then I install that thing you linked to, which didn't work at first, but then I downloaded the latest Windows 10 update and now my pen is working again.

Just like that. Took me 5 minutes.

...

*hugs Lego*
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Re: Help with laptop
« Reply #5 on: November 02, 2015, 02:02:25 pm »
So what are you up to these days flisch?
Sam is basically right, he's just cranky.

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Re: Help with laptop
« Reply #6 on: November 02, 2015, 04:01:48 pm »

...

It worked. You don't know how long I spent installing stuff, uninstalling stuff, researching stuff, asking a bunch of people etc. And then I install that thing you linked to, which didn't work at first, but then I downloaded the latest Windows 10 update and now my pen is working again.

Just like that. Took me 5 minutes.

...

*hugs Lego*

Glad I could help. The X61 was a pretty solid piece of kit. Mine lasted two years of truck driving and computer tech hell before it died... more tape than case towards the end.

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Re: Help with laptop
« Reply #7 on: November 03, 2015, 08:29:49 am »
My desktop is from the Lenovo line, an erazer X700. This sucker has an overclock button right above the power button on the case, and it's all neon red glowy and cool looking and I'll never use it but I like knowing that it's there.

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Re: Help with laptop
« Reply #8 on: November 03, 2015, 08:44:55 am »
Overclock should really read Overcook

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Re: Help with laptop
« Reply #9 on: November 03, 2015, 12:25:41 pm »
I'm not dead yet.

See Pat, I told you your method wouldn't work.

Haahaaheeharrharr.

Knowing certain facts, I would appreciate if you would not joke about that. Not that we here cannot take a joke. But shall we also forget the entire "Flisch is a whiny little sad weep" charade forever, please?

Nothing and no one can be taken for granted.

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Re: Help with laptop
« Reply #10 on: November 03, 2015, 12:46:31 pm »
flisch's cheeks

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Re: Help with laptop
« Reply #11 on: November 03, 2015, 01:09:28 pm »
BAW alert.

Seriously though Flisch I love you baby.

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Re: Help with laptop
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Re: Help with laptop
« Reply #13 on: November 03, 2015, 02:42:32 pm »
Well Steve came back forever again. That was a thing that happened.
Sam is basically right, he's just cranky.

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Re: Help with laptop
« Reply #14 on: November 03, 2015, 03:41:33 pm »
I know it's easy to get white people confused for one another, but this is Flisch, not Steve.

Note the presence of Lederhosen and the smell of Sauerkraut.

Wait, he's not from Bayern.

Note the presence of a triple-A financial rating and the smell of a crisp business suit.

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Re: Help with laptop
« Reply #15 on: November 03, 2015, 06:07:53 pm »
I'd like to picture Steve with a business suit sewn onto his skin, like the gaming equivalent of Neil Patrick Harris.

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Re: Help with laptop
« Reply #16 on: November 04, 2015, 02:13:47 pm »
And here Gaming Steve forum members prove once again why they have to go to a nigh-abandoned site for social connection: Because they are a bunch of jerks. GamingJerks.com.

Honestly though, Krakow Sam, if you had the slightest clue, you'd know that comment was insanely insensitive.

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Re: Help with laptop
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Re: Help with laptop
« Reply #18 on: November 04, 2015, 02:25:48 pm »
This has nothing to do with you, Pat.

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Re: Help with laptop
« Reply #19 on: November 04, 2015, 02:28:24 pm »
Man I haven't made any offensive comments in this thread since you alluded things at me the first time.

Also its hard to know what topics to avoid if you don't tell me in advance. Next time flisch posts something please PM me a list of things to not joke about.
Sam is basically right, he's just cranky.

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Re: Help with laptop
« Reply #20 on: November 04, 2015, 02:30:20 pm »
A list of things to not joke about:

Flisch.


Just stop it.

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Re: Help with laptop
« Reply #21 on: November 04, 2015, 02:38:36 pm »
Well tell Flisch nobody bares him any ill will and we're all just goofing around like we do with each other all the time.
Sam is basically right, he's just cranky.

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Re: Help with laptop
« Reply #22 on: November 04, 2015, 02:39:56 pm »
This has nothing to do with you, Pat.

Bull****. Everything here is about me.

I am Gaming Steve.

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Re: Help with laptop
« Reply #23 on: November 04, 2015, 02:41:49 pm »
When's the next podcast out?
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Re: Help with laptop
« Reply #24 on: November 04, 2015, 02:42:16 pm »
No, you fool! You'll awaken THE BEAST!

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Re: Help with laptop
« Reply #25 on: November 04, 2015, 02:44:12 pm »
I er.... well, you see.


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Re: Help with laptop
« Reply #26 on: November 04, 2015, 03:41:49 pm »
**** man Flisch comics always give me a hearty chuckle

i think he knows we don't actually want him dead lol
No, no, he did. In the everything else section, at least. Officially, this makes him king.

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Re: Help with laptop
« Reply #27 on: November 04, 2015, 03:54:56 pm »
Yeah of course he's a great dude and I mean I hope he understands a good-natured ribbing, because no one bears him any ill-will and this is supposed to a be a positive and supporting community, even if you're a faggot like flisch

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Re: Help with laptop
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