07-14-2008 08:32 PM
I have a lenovo 3000 J Series and it is preloaded with windows xp home in the recovery partition.
I am wondering if there is anyway to upgrade the recovery partition to vista so I can rebuild straight from the partition or do I have to install from the Vista cd everytime. And if so is there anyway to get all the factory stuff on my clean install of vista like win dvd, rescue and recovery, PC doctor etc.??
07-23-2008 06:33 PM - edited 07-23-2008 06:35 PM
If your system came with a Vista COA on the side of it then yes. You can call the helpcenter and order a Vista recovery cd set for a fee. But if your system did not come with Vista (the certificate of authernticy sticker on the side should say Vista) then you don't have a license for Vista and will need to purchase an upgrade CD from any local computer store.
To get your Thinkvantage applications and other preloaded apps installed you can install the Thinkvantage System Update application on your system. It will scan your system and download all of the applications for your system.
08-20-2008 07:50 AM