Is it possible to download a factory installation disk with Win7 only?
I've created a factory recovery pack, but it includes all the extra programs that I don't need.
My problem is that I need a clean installation of Win 7 only. Then I can add additional Lenovo utilities to locate an error with my custom application.
I wish to also check that I will not need an SSD alighnment if I am installing a fresh Win 7 from DVD.
Also, is there a list of Lenovo drivers required?
Here's the official ISO for Windows 7 Professional. You must activate it with the key from your own system (located under the battery compartment). You can then add the Lenovo drivers as needed.
You will also need to apply Windows 7 SP1.
The following is also a reference for Legal Resources for Downloading Windows 7.
Windows 7 will recognize an SSD and perform the appropriate alignment. The following is the link to the device matrices for the W520.