Windows 10 on the ThinkPad SL410

This is a mini-guide to installing Windows 10 on the Lenovo ThinkPad SL410.

Please note that many of these links may not work. Lenovo and others have moved many of the files around on their sites.

After a clean install of Windows 10, you will have several devices in Device Manager that do not have drivers installed.
Connect to the Internet and run Windows Updates. It will download several drivers for you, such as UltraNav, Intel Video, Lenovo PM Device, etc.

After fully updating through Windows Updates, you will probably still have three items under "Other devices" in Device Manager.

Base System Device (VEN_197B&DEV_2382)
Base System Device (VEN_197B&DEV_2383)
Base System Device (VEN_197B&DEV_2384)

To remedy this, you need to download the JMicron SD Card Reader drivers.
I grabbed the most recent version listed for the SL410 from Lenovo's site: 6jx107ww.exe (, ~1MB)

At this point, you should have no unknown items in Device Manager.

To get my hotkeys working, I actually downloaded the latest Hotkey Features Integration drivers for Windows 10, ones that do not have old devices like the SL410 as even being compatible.
You can grab them directly from Lenovo's site here: r0yvu35w.exe (, ~13.9MB)

The next thing I wanted was the famous ThinkPad battery gauge on my taskbar. There are several stand-alone battery gauge downloads available from Lenovo, but the one I like the best is also the latest available.

To get it, download & install Lenovo Vantage from the Microsoft Store HERE.
On first launch, the Lenovo Vantage app will install "Lenovo Vantage Service" and a few extras (including the battery gauge).
After you enable "Lenovo Vantage Toolbar" to get the battery gauge on your taskbar, you can go ahead and Uninstall the Lenovo Vantage app; it's bloated, slow and unnecessary.

(If you want to uninstall Lenovo Vantage Service, you can do that through Add/Remove Programs. If you want to uninstall the "Lenovo System Interface Foundation", you can delete "System Interface Foundation V2 Device" from Device Manager. More information here.)

I had two issues with the hotkeys:

The ThinkVantage button didn't do anything, and I couldn't find any way to customize it.

The Mute key doesn't mute correctly. After pressing it you have to then immediately press the VolUp or VolDown button to actually mute. It worked this way under Windows and Ubuntu.

To fix the ThinkVantage button, I set it to open Calculator under this registry key:

You can download the full registry key here.

To fix the Mute key, I first grabbed the NirCmd program and placed in the \Windows directory, then added a registry key here to toggle mute with the "sendkey 0xAD press" command:

You can download the full registry key here.