I know I can just format my c: drive then install Vista just like desktops.
However, i m aware of that there is a hidden drive with operating system image and other important staff in it. If i format my disk, i will probaly lose the data in the hidden drive. That's cruel and not what i want.
The question is this:
Is there anyway to upgrade both my OS and the hidden drive to support Vista together ?
For example, i want to be able to use the blue ThinkVantage buttun to recovery my system with Vista, just like what i can do with recoverying my XP now.
Also, I have my own Vista Business, is it possible to install my own Vista without paying for a new one ??
First, make the XP recovery discs just in case you ever need to go back. Second, The easieast way to have a Vista recovery partition is to use the fectory Recovery discs. I think you can do your own Vista install, Install Rescue and Recovery along with the other drivers found here. Then Rescue and Recovery will make a recovery image for you. If your Thinkpad has a Seagate Hard Drive you can use Disk Wizard to make your own recovery discs. With the full version of Acronis you can make an "Acronis Secure Zone" which is a hidden partition you access with F11 at startup. It allows you to restore the computer from there.
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