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PostPosted: Sat Oct 15, 2011 7:29 am 
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Is there X61T Ultrabase Dock Eject via Fn-F9 for Windows 7?

Does any such thing exist for X2xx series Tablets with Ultrabase/ Docks?

Windows 7 just recognized the Ultrabase Dock as some mixed hardware:
- USB Composite Device
- Multi USB Hub
- 3rd.. item (Cant remember)

(I wish I'd written this down.. just typing from memory)

Edit:
Can this work for Windows 7? Is / has anyone used it on Windows 7? Good, Bad? Pros/ Cons?
EasyEject Utility for Windows Vista, XP - ThinkPad

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T61 8892-02U: 14.1"SXGA+/2.2C2D/4G/XP|Adv Mini Dock|30" Gateway XHD3000 WQXGA via Dual-link DVI
X61T 7767-96U: 12.1"SXGA+/1.6C2D/3G/Vista|Ultrabase
W510 4319-2PU: 15.6"FHD/i7-720QM/4G/Win7Pro64 (for dad)
T43 1875-DLU: 14.1"XGA/1.7PM-740/1G/XP (Old)


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 15, 2011 8:36 am 
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What is your purpose?

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 15, 2011 9:19 am 
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Be able to safely eject from the Dock? Like I used to do before Windows 7?

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T61 8892-02U: 14.1"SXGA+/2.2C2D/4G/XP|Adv Mini Dock|30" Gateway XHD3000 WQXGA via Dual-link DVI
X61T 7767-96U: 12.1"SXGA+/1.6C2D/3G/Vista|Ultrabase
W510 4319-2PU: 15.6"FHD/i7-720QM/4G/Win7Pro64 (for dad)
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 15, 2011 11:37 am 
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Think they've discontinued the EasyEject utility since Win7...

I asked before whether there's a shortcut or registry hack to bring up the Windows safely remove dialogue with Fn-F9 but didn't seem to find an answer.

It's something I missed going from Vista to 7.

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 15, 2011 1:18 pm 
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I don't think there is anything unsafe in just yanking the PC off the dock. I've been doing this with all my laptops.

But then I did hear about some issues involving some i965/ICH8M units, like your X61T.

Does the ultrabase have an eject button? The T/R/Z/W series docks do.

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 30, 2011 3:12 pm 
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I'm able to make Fn-F9 bring up Windows' built-in Safely Remove dialogue by combining the information provided in the below places...

http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows- ... re-dialog/
http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Windows-7-K ... a-p/498091

However, the dialogue is opened in the background.

Cheers.

Reference: http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Windows-7-D ... m-p/429553


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 05, 2011 6:58 am 
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Thanks for sharing Loyukfai :)

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X61T 7767-96U: 12.1"SXGA+/1.6C2D/3G/Vista|Ultrabase
W510 4319-2PU: 15.6"FHD/i7-720QM/4G/Win7Pro64 (for dad)
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 05, 2011 7:47 am 
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Welcome! Does it work for you...? I still haven't figured out a way to make it pop-up in the foreground...

Cheers.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 10, 2011 3:23 pm 
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The latest Hotkey utility says this...

But I don't seem to notice where it can be changed...?

Code:
<3.70.0000>
 - (New) Added support for the Change to "F1-F12 keys" function of On Screen Display on Windows 7.


Reference: http://download.lenovo.com/ibmdl/pub/pc ... vu10ww.txt


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 24, 2011 2:24 pm 
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This (RemoveDrive) maybe of some interest, a small command line utility to safely remove designated USB devices...

http://www.uwe-sieber.de/drivetools_e.html

Via...

http://betanews.com/2011/11/24/use-comm ... sb-drives/

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