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green3176
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Registered: ‎02-17-2008
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Recovery CD's for a Lenova M 8122

I am getting ready to reformate my desktop. I have 5 recovery CD's from IBM. My question is if I do the reformate will the disks include Windows XP which did come with the desktop when purchased new.
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RealBlackStuff
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Re: Recovery CD's for a Lenova M 8122

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With those CDs you will restore the unit to factory-state, the way it was delivered to you.
This includes the original OS (Windows XP) plus whatever else they did put on.
You will need to do a full Windows update afterwards, maybe also SP2 (do that first if the CDs are not SP2).
And do a full IBM/Lenovo update as well.
Don't forget to install a current Antivirus program before you go online.
Download that and any other stuff (like a firewall) you may want/need, and burn them onto a CD/DVD before you wipe the lot!


Message Edited by RealBlackStuff on 02-17-2008 02:41 PM
billbolton
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Re: Recovery CD's for a Lenova M 8122



green3176 wrote:

 
will the disks include Windows XP which did come with the desktop when purchased new.
 

Yes.

Cheers,
 
Bill
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