Hotkey Features patch for Windows 7 (32-bit, 64-bit), Vista (32-bit, 64-bit), XP (32-bit, 64-bit), 2000 - ThinkPad

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The Hotkey Features patch enables you to fix an issue of an unexpected application error that relates to the Hotkey features.
After applying this patch, one program file, HKVOLKEY.DLL will be copied in
C:\Program Files\Lenovo\Hotkey.
Then the TPOSDSVC.EXE will work without termination by application crashing.

Supported ThinkPad systems:

Supported Operating Systems:
- Microsoft Windows 7 32-bit, 64-bit
- Microsoft Windows Vista 32-bit, 64-bit
- Microsoft Windows XP Professional x64 Edition
- Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Professional
- Microsoft Windows XP Tablet PC Edition 2005
- Microsoft Windows 2000
Additional information
Supported ThinkPad Systems
Summary of Changes
Installation Instructions


Supported ThinkPad systems:
  • Edge 11, Edge 13, Edge 14, Edge 15
  • Edge E10, Edge E30, Edge E31, Edge E40, Edge E50
  • G50
  • L410, L412, L510, L512
  • SL300, SL400, SL400c, SL410, SL500, SL500c, SL510
  • Reserve Edition
  • R50, R50e, R50p, R51, R51e, R52
  • R60, R60e, R60i, R61, R61e, R61i
  • R400, R500
  • T41, T41p, T42, T42p, T43, T43p
  • T60, T60p, T61, T61p
  • T400, T400s, T410, T410i, T410s, T410si
  • T500, T510, T510i
  • W500, W510
  • W700, W700ds
  • W701, W701ds
  • X31, X32, X40, X41, X41 Tablet
  • X60, X60s, X60 Tablet, X61, X61s, X61 Tablet
  • X100e
  • X200, X200s, X200 Tablet
  • X201, X201i, X201s, X201 Tablet
  • X300, X301
  • Z60m, Z60t, Z61e, Z61m, Z61p, Z61t


Summary of Changes


  • [Important] Important update
  • (New) New function or enhancement
  • (Fix) Correction to existing function

Version 01

  • (Fix) Fixed an unexpected application error of the TPOSDSVC.EXE.


Installation Instructions
  • The Hotkey features patch is copying a file HKVOLKEY.DLL to a ThinkPad that DLL files has been erased accidentally. Otherwise there is no need to apply it.
Manual Install

This section assumes to use Internet Explorer and Windows Explorer.

[Downloading file]

  1. Click once on the underlined file name. Once this is done, some pop-up windows will appear.
  2. Follow the instructions on the screen.
  3. In the window to choose Run or Save, click the Save button.
  4. Choose the folder you would like to download the file to and click the Save button. A different window will appear and the download will begin and complete. Once the download has completed, there may or may not be a message stating that the download completed successfully.

[Extracting file]

  1. Make sure to be logged on with administrative privileges.
  2. Locate the directory where the file was downloaded.
  3. Locate the file that was downloaded and double-click it.
  4. Follow the instructions on the screen.
  5. In the "Select Destination Location" window, click Next. If you would like to select a different folder, click Browse.
  6. In the "Ready to Install" window, click Install. All the necessary files will be extracted to the folder selected in the step 9.

[Installing files]

  1. Make sure the checkbox next to "Install ..... now" is checked and click Finish.
  2. Follow the instructions on the screen to complete installation and restart the computer.

Finally delete the file saved in Step 4.


Verifying the patch installed

Once the Hotkey features patch is applied, you will find the "MARKER.DLL" file in the C:\Program Files\Lenovo\Hotkey directory.

The MARKER.DLL is able to be overwritten, you can run the patch more than once.

  • Alias ID: MIGR-76426, MIGR-76426-KR
  • Document ID:DS000774
  • Last Updated :23 Jun 2014
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