Tag Archives: Notebook

Lenovo L15 Gen 3: Warning about BlackScreen after BIOS update to v1.30

[German]Next warning about BIOS updates for Lenovo Thinkpad L15 – the Gen 3 models are also affected by a problem in BIOS version 1.30. A reader recently informed me that a Lenovo L15 Gen 3 (Intel) notebook broke after a … Continue reading

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BIOS-Update 01.17.00 bricks HP Probooks 445 G7 and 455 G7

[German]Warning of an extremely unpleasant thing. Hewlett Packard (HP) has released a broken BIOS version that turns notebooks of the HP Probook 445 G7 455 G7 models from 2020 into expensive paperweights. You should not install the BIOS update 01.17.00 … Continue reading

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How to find weak passwords in Active Directory and eliminate them with PowerShell

[Sponsored Post]Weak or compromised passwords are a known gateway for attackers. If you are able to identify which users in Active Directory (AD) are threatened by this, then PowerShell can help to remedy it. However, PowerShell scripts cannot eliminate basic AD deficits, other tools are needed for this. More ...

Warning about Lenovo L15 Gen1 (AMD) BIOS 1.33

[German]I'm posting a warning here in the blog that I received from a reader. It concerns at least the Lenovo L15 Gen1 (AMD) systems. The manufacturer seems to be delivering a faulty BIOS version 1.33, which is causing trouble. The … Continue reading

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Trouble with Lenovo BIOS update

[German]Users of Lenovo ThinkPads probably run into problems (booting, screen, etc.) due to BIOS or driver updates pushed onto the devices by Lenovo software. I'll summarize this as a hint to service providers who are confronted with the problem by … Continue reading

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UEFI firmware bug compromises over 70 Lenovo notebooks (July 2022)

[German]Note for blog readers who use Lenovo (and IBM) notebooks. Security researchers from ESET have found serious vulnerabilities in the UEFI firmware of Lenovo notebooks that allow the operating system to be hijacked in the early boot phase. Lenovo has … Continue reading

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Windows 11: BSODs in battery mode with Lenovo Thinkpad L590?

[German]Does Windows 11 on Lenovo Thinkpad L950 models cause BlueScreens on battery power? I have a corresponding report from a reader and would like to post it again in the blog. Perhaps there are similar observations from other users. Advertising

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Dell BIOS update causes (boot) issues with notebooks and desktop systems (12.2021)

[German]Any of you with more recent Dell notebooks or desktop systems? Then you might want to be a little cautious with recent BIOS (UEFI) updates and read this post beforehand. There is evidence that a BIOS update from Dell can … Continue reading

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Lenovo firmware update re-enables H.264 on notebooks with NVidia graphics

[German]Lenovo had disabled the GPU-supported H.264 encoding in Nvidia GeForce graphics units on its notebooks due to patent disputes. The suspected cause was a patent dispute with Nokia. Now, however, things are moving again. After a firmware update of the … Continue reading

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The repairable notebook from Framework

A notebook that can be repaired by the user when faults occur and doesn't have to be thrown away or sent to support and replaced at horrendous cost? The American startup Framework has set itself the goal of ending the … Continue reading

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Microsoft: Chromebooks are cheaper and faster than Windows machines

[German]In an "all-hands" meeting with employees, Microsoft Corporate Vice President of Education Eran Megiddo let out some information that isn't a secret to me. Along with the cheering number regarding Teams usage in the school sector came the admission that … Continue reading

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