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arpitagarwal82
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z560- I want to install windows xp. How can I revert back to windows 7 in future?

Hello

My friend just bought lenovo Z560 laptop from US and using it in India.

The laptop has pre installed windows 7.

 

Now I want to format my laptop and install a fresh copy of windows XP. I have some general questions about the same.

 

1) In future, if I want to change my OS to window 7, how could I do that/ I haven't received any installation or windows 7 setup CD with my lenovo laptop.

 

2) Is there any warranty void if I fomat my lapto and change OS?

 

Any official help will be appreciated.

Thanks

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yigit
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Re: z560- I want to install windows xp. How can I revert back to windows 7 in future?

- you can burn recovery discs on your own, read user manual for one key recover or take a look at this thread.

- it doesn't void your warranty

 

you need to change ide/sata settings in bios to install xp, by the way.

you can download drivers for xp from here



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arpitagarwal82
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Re: z560- I want to install windows xp. How can I revert back to windows 7 in future?

Thanks for the quick reply.

 

For chaging ide/sata, I guess I need to follow this

 

a. Turn on your laptop
b. Wait until your BIOS screen appears.
c. Now, press F1
d. Go to Config -> Serial ATA (SATA). Change this mode option controller to compatibility
d. Now, press F10 and ENTER

 

Am I right?

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yigit
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Re: z560- I want to install windows xp. How can I revert back to windows 7 in future?

yes, you're right.



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arpitagarwal82
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z560. Unable to create factory default recovery disc

Hello This in in continuation with my old thread.

http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/IdeaPad-Y-U-B-V-and-Z-series/z560-I-want-to-install-windows-xp-How-can-I...

 

As suggested by forum mod yigit, I trid to create factory default recovery disc

http://forum.lenovo.com/t5/IdeaPad-Y-and-U-series-Laptops/How-to-create-quot-Factory-Default-Recover...

 

But I getting the message

"This program cannot find the initial backup image. This function is currently unavailable"

 

How should I proceed with getting my factory default disc?

 

 

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yigit
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Re: z560. Unable to create factory default recovery disc

for initial backup, shut down your computer, start-up your computer by pressing one key recover and try again.

or under windows, try to select "recovery disc with existing backup image" instead of "factory default recovery disc".

 

( if you try under windows, make sure you have admin privileges by right clicking and select - run as admin - )

 



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