X200 Tablet: Clean Install

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  1. man_unit

    man_unit Pen Pal - Newbie

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    Yes I could get it to rotate to all four. I thought maybe there was a menu for setting it but I could find one. I am not sure why you would want to disable some of the screens but there still might be a setting.

    You mentioned that you were considering re installing Access Connection. Does the active rotate something to do with it?
     
  2. overfiend06

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    Well after my Clean Install, I have not been able to get my screen to rotate in all directions. It is not cause I disabled them, but because I've lost some setting or function that will allow me TO rotate them.

    And I've read on different forums that Access Connections can interfere with ActiveRotate, so un-installing could potentially fix my problem but I'd rather not do that since I use the Access Connections quite often.

    So I'm trying to figure out a way I can rotate my screen in all directions, but I am stuck at the moment....
     
  3. man_unit

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    Ditto.

    I haven't had any luck either these past few days. I am trying to back track and see where I picked up the functionality and I cannot replicate the active rotate. I never knew the X200T had so I am trying to remember on my last install the steps I had chosen. As of now the option is grayed out for me. Later tonight I am going to work on it a little more and see.

    *side note, I really wish I had figured out had to install from a USB. Would make the repetitive installs less time consuming:D
     
  4. overfiend06

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    Yeah, I figured after the first clean install to put everything on USB. Helps out tremendously!! :D

    As for ActiveRoate to work you need these two programs:
    1. Tablet shortcut menu
    2. Lenovo Active Protective System (64-bit)(32-bit)

    Once you install these, the ActiveRotate should be accessible now. :)
     
  5. man_unit

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    Thank you:) You saved hours of my life.

    Now please tell me how to boot from a USB stick. I have tried about every method I found online to no avail:(
     
  6. yeah-yeah

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    My guess is that you have to change the settings in your BIOS to look at the USB port before checking the hard drive for a bootable OS.
     
  7. man_unit

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    Well I have it set to boot from USB but maybe I am not choosing the right one. I think there is a USB HDD and something else. I'll double check and/or try again.

    I was thinking it was possibly something to do with the issue that I cannot get my thumb drive set as anything other than removable media. I had read that Vista won't boot from that but following all the steps posted at various websites made no difference.
     
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  9. zottrix

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    Hi,

    I have done a clean Windows XP install on my X200t. I have installed almost everything on the Lenovo site listed for X200t:

    http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?sitestyle=lenovo&lndocid=MIGR-70656

    I was able to setup the active rotate function following the driver in the quotes. Now when I flip into tablet mode, screen rotates 90 degrees. I think there are also some extra settings for autorotate function in the software installed.

    My only problem is, the special tablet buttons under the screen are not working. I tried hitting the lock/unlock key, but it didn't work.

    Which driver should I install?

    Thank you in advance.
     
  10. DRTigerlilly

    DRTigerlilly Tablet Lead Mod (Retired) Super Moderator

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    Lenovo Active Protection has nothing to do w/ rotation, re the buttons you need to install the tablet buttons driver

    32 bit & 64 bit
     
  11. zottrix

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    Thanks for the link. Now the tablet rotate buttons are working...

    One last thing, I have enabled "Use pen button to right-click" from "Pen Options" in "Tablet and Pen Settings", but the button in my pen does nothing when I press it. Do I need additional drivers for this too? The top of the pen is able to erase though, I tested it in Windows Journal.

    Thanks in advance...
     
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    normally you shouldn't need the wacom drivers but its possible something didn't install properly try the wacom drivers.

    Alternately you could try uninstalling the drivers in device manager & let them be redetected.
     
  13. zottrix

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    I have installed the Wacom drivers and assigned the pen button action to right click. My pen has only one button as opposed to what's shown on settings panel, anyway, I assigned both buttons to right click. But it doesn't work.

    I also tried enabling/disabling the "Use pen button to right-click" in the "Pen options" of "Tablet and Pen Settings".

    What else do you guys think the problem might be?


    EDIT: There were additional settings in the Wacom's "Pen Tablet Properties". I was trying to hover the pen and then press the button for right click. That wasn't working since the other optional was selected, press the button first and then tap the pen.

    The buttton is working as I wanted now. Thanks for the Wacom driver link...

    Silly me... such a tablet pc newbie... :)
     
  14. Sunny781

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    I just did a clean install of Win7 build 7077 on my X200t.

    I'm having the same problem with the audio. I installed the Thinkpad System update, but it won't let you update anything using it until they release a new version. I manually downloaded the audio driver (Conexant), volume levels are all set. Still nothing. Headphone jack works fine, though.

    Anyone have any idea what's going on? :confused:
     
  15. man_unit

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    Did your driver work under build 7077?
     
  16. Sunny781

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    No, under 7077 it's not working.
     
  17. man_unit

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    Well I haven't tried the RC yet but I figure that after the official release (read:not leaked ISO) you might try this thread that was started for Windows 7.

    Windows 7 installation and drivers

    Another option would be to just try the last driver that worked (if you keep them).
     
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    I saw this - (I followed stallen's guide to the "T") and have to ask, where can I find this guide from stallen? I'm setting up some x200 tablets with our coprorate version of XP Pro and I cannot get the tablet and pen working. I've loaded just about everything from Lenovo's driver site for this tablet. I'm probably dreaming, but is there a driver/software package for the x200 tablet? Thanks to anyone for their time!
     
  19. yeah-yeah

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    You'll need to install the tablet version of XP Pro.
     
  20. Kicker

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    Hey guys, I could use some help trying to get ActiveRotate working on my X200T in Win7 RTM. I installed 32bit and got the AR working then I decided to go 64 and I cant get AR to work at all. I swear im using the correct drivers too. I used:

    Download the X200 Tablet Button driver - (64bit) - 7wgl08ww.zip -

    and

    Download the ThinkVantage Active Protection System (64bits) - 6ask52ww.zip

    I can see the ActiveRotate option and it is selected. I calibrated the system as well and it is recognizing the movement in the calibration test. It just doesnt move when I rotate the damn thing. Any help?
     

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