Lenovo ThinkPad T60 – upgradeable to Windows 8.1

The Lenovo ThinkPad T60 is a laptop used mostly in small, medium and enterprise businesses around to world.

It came with a variety of Intel processors options including the Core Duo T7200 (2.0 GHz), Core Duo T7400 (2.16 GHz), Core Duo T5500 (1.66 GHz), T5600 (1.83 GHz), Core Duo T2300 (1.66 GHz), Core Duo T2300E (1.66 GHz), Core Duo T2400 (1.83 GHz), Core Duo T2500 (2.0 GHz), Core Duo T2600 (2.16 GHz), Core Duo T2700 (2.33 GHz) and Core Solo T1300 (1.66 GHz).

The RAM also had vast options: 256 MB, 512 MB, 1 GB or 2 GB (supports up to 4GB of memory) and hard drive had the same: 40 GB, 60 GB, 80 GB, 100 GB, or 120 GB of storage capacity.

For the screen display, you can select between 14, 15 and 15.4 TFT Display.
For the graphics card, you can select between Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950, 64MB ATI Mobility RADEON X1300, 128MB ATI Mobility RADEON X1400, 256MB ATI Mobility FireGL V5200, and 256MB ATI Mobility FireGL V5250.

The default operating systems include Windows XP Professional, Windows XP Home Edition, Windows Vista Home Basic 32-bit, Windows Vista Business 32-bit, and Windows Vista Ultimate 32-bit. But today this operating systems can now be upgraded to the newer Windows 8.1 operating systems.

If you wish to protect this computer from malware such as virus, trojan or worm, we recommend that you download and install the latest version of the Trend Micro Internet Security 2015.

How to disable “Get Windows 8.1 for free” update notification in Windows Store?

The update notification: “Get Windows 8.1 for free” normally appears on a computer running the version 8 of the Windows operating system.

It is a regularly shown as pop-up message on the computer until the user decides to update to the newer OS by pressing the button: Go To Store. A number of users, however, do not plan on the upgrade and wishes to remove the annoying pop-up message.

To permanently disable the update notification, you can choose any of the options available below:

USING GROUP POLICY EDITOR

  1. Open the Run dialog by pressing the two (2) buttons: “Windows logo + R” on your keyboard.
  2. Type gpedit.msc and press Enter then wait for the Group Policy Editor window to appear.
  3. On the Group Policy Editor, go to the section: Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Store.
  4. Double-click on the right-pane the option: Turn off the offer to update the latest version of Windows then choose the Enabled radio button.
  5. NOTE: If you enable this setting, the Store application will not offer updates to the latest version of Windows. If you disable or do not configure this setting, the Store application will offer updates to the latest version of Windows.

  6. Restart the computer for the changes to take effect.

USING REGISTRY EDITOR

OPTION A:

  1. Open the Run dialog box by pressing the two (2) buttons: “Windows logo + R” on your keyboard.
  2. Type regedit.exe then hit OK.
  3. Go to the section: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE > SYSTEM > SETUP > UpgradeNotification.
  4. In the right-pane, change the value of UpgradeAvailable to 0.
  5. Restart the computer for the changes to take effect.

OPTION B:

  1. On the Registry Editor, go to the section: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE > SOFTWARE > POLICIES > MICROSOFT.
  2. Right-click on the MICROSOFT folder then choose New > Key and name it: WindowsStore.
  3. Right-click on the right-pane then choose New > DWORD (32-bit) value and name it: DisableOSUpgrade and set its value to 1.
  4. Restart the computer for the changes to take effect.

If issue still persists, you may contact us for further help.

Getting error message: “Whoa! Google Chrome has crashed. Restart now?”

The error message: “Whoa! Google Chrome has crashed. Restart now?” usually appear on the computer when the Google Chrome browser unexpectedly shuts down. It can be caused by a number of reasons such as but not limited to malware, conflicting software and extensions.

A quick way to verify that the Google Chrome had crashed is to type: chrome://crashes/ then check the date and time.

To troubleshoot the Google Chrome browser, you can follow any of the options below:

RESTART GOOGLE CHROME

  1. Close the currently opened Google Chrome window.
  2. Try opening the Google Chrome browser again then check if issue persists.

CHECK FOR CONFLICTING SOFTWARE

  1. Type chrome://conflicts then review the list of conflicting modules on Google Chrome.
  2. A known conflicting software that causes Google Chrome to crash will highlighted. Uninstall the related program or follow the instructions offered by Google Chrome.
  3. NOTE: You can also use the new Google Software Removal Tool that can be downloaded at https://www.google.com/chrome/srt/.

DISABLE SHOCKWAVE FLASH

  1. Type chrome://plugins/ on the Google Chrome address bar.
  2. Click the Disable link under the Shockwave Flash.

SCAN FOR MALWARE

  1. Download and install the latest version of the Trend Micro Maximum Security on your computer.
  2. Perform a full system scan to automatically check for malware.
  3. If issue persists then the error is not caused by a malware.

MODIFY THE CORRUPTED BROWSER PROFILE

  1. Close any Google Chrome browser window.
  2. On Windows Vista/7/8/8.1, rename the folder %localappdata%\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default then try opening Google Chrome browser again.

FIX ANY OS AND FILE SYSTEM PROBLEMS

  1. Run command prompt as administrator then type the command: sfc /scannow then hit Enter.
  2. Wait for the System File Checker to verify and automatically fix any Windows OS issues that it may encounter.

If the issue still persists, you may contact us instead for further help.