ThinkVantage Productivity Center
Productivity Center is a ThinkVantage Technology which guides you towards self help on ThinkPad and ThinkCentre systems by making it easier to access related ThinkVantage Technologies. Organizations can customize Productivity Center to their particular environment with the ability to include custom Web links, applications, and help files.

Depending on the model of your ThinkPad system, you can access Productivity Center by pressing the appropriate blue button on the upper left corner of your ThinkPad keyboard. You can also access Productivity Center by selecting the Productivity Center application from the Start menu or by clicking the icon on your desktop.
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Supported systems
  • ThinkPad R51e
  • ThinkPad T60, T60p
  • ThinkPad X40, X41, X41 Tablet
  • ThinkPad X60, X60s
  • ThinkPad Z60m, Z60t, Z61e, Z61m, Z61t

  • ThinkCentre A52
  • ThinkCentre M52e

ThinkVantage Productivity Center - Main Framework
Productivity Center is an entry point or portal for the most commonly used ThinkVantage Technologies and other utilities and help related tools. You can choose to install which ever components address your needs. You need to install the main framework and the components.

Click for Productivity Center Customization Guide (intended for administrators).
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ThinkVantage Productivity Center for ThinkPad
ThinkVantage Productivity Center for ThinkCentre

Help Center - component
The Help Center is a component of Productivity Center which provides you with an online user's guide for your ThinkPad in conjunction with Access Help which is specific to your system. Use Help Center to learn how to use your ThinkPad features, get help and support from the Customer Support Center, and to browse other offerings provided by Lenovo.

Click for Help Center Customization Guide (intended for administrators).
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Help Center for ThinkPad

Access Help (Online User's Guide) - component
Access Help is an onboard library of help topics that can help you answer specific questions about your ThinkPad system. Use the search index for help with battery settings, network configurations, and automating your backups, among many other things. Note that Access Help downloads are unique from system to system. Make sure that you select the right Access Help download that matches your system. Access Help can either be used as a stand-alone application or used with Help Center as a component of Productivity Center.
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Access Help for ThinkPad R51e
Access Help for ThinkPad T60, T60p
Access Help for ThinkPad X40, X41
Access Help for ThinkPad X60, X60s
Access Help for ThinkPad Z60m, Z60t
Access Help for ThinkPad Z61e, Z61m, Z61t

Away Manager - component
Productivity Center also includes a tool called Away Manager which lets you select and run system maintenance tasks while you are away from your computer. And with Away Manager's "whisper mode," you can run AntiVirus and disk cleanup tools in the background without impacting your valuable work time.

Click for Away Manager Customization Guide (intended for administrators).
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Away Manager

If you are looking to download the Access IBM application supported for earlier ThinkPad and ThinkCentre systems, click the link below to download. You will be asked to provide the machine type and model of your system.

Note that the download wizard can sense the machine type and model of your current system. You can override these values if you want to download Access IBM for another system.

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You can access troubleshooting tools and system information by pressing the blue Access IBM button, or the ThinkPad button at the top left of your keyboard (depending on your system).

If you are unable to find what you are looking for, please do try the following options:
1. Lenovo Assisted Search
2. Product usage and general troubleshooting tips
3. Lenovo Support Forum
4. Technical Support Call Centre

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