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I THINK PAD R32 FRESH WIN7 INSTALLATION

2014-04-08, 18:40 PM

Hi...recently i was gifted with an r32 think pad and i want to install win 7ultimate instead win xp pro that are allready running.I insert the win 7 installation cd but when procedure starts it requests drivers which i dont have,any assistance on  where to find them would be very helpfull and much appreciated,thanx!!!

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Re: I THINK PAD R32 FRESH WIN7 INSTALLATION

2014-04-09, 2:27 AM

You're going to have big issues with the combination of R32 and W7...

 

The former is a decade-old, low-end ThinkPad. No graphics driver support in any post-XP OS, possibly no audio support and likely no wireless card support either.

 

To be able to decipher what exactly you're going to be missing, we need the 7-character model number located on the same sticker that holds the serial and production date on the bottom of the laptop.

 

My $0.02 - and I've gone through quite a few of these laptops back in the day - would be to forget W7 altogether...it will run very poorly on the P4M CPU,and that's just the beginning...

 

Stay with XP or move to Linux would be my advice.

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George




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Re: I THINK PAD R32 FRESH WIN7 INSTALLATION

2014-04-09, 2:27 AM

You're going to have big issues with the combination of R32 and W7...

 

The former is a decade-old, low-end ThinkPad. No graphics driver support in any post-XP OS, possibly no audio support and likely no wireless card support either.

 

To be able to decipher what exactly you're going to be missing, we need the 7-character model number located on the same sticker that holds the serial and production date on the bottom of the laptop.

 

My $0.02 - and I've gone through quite a few of these laptops back in the day - would be to forget W7 altogether...it will run very poorly on the P4M CPU,and that's just the beginning...

 

Stay with XP or move to Linux would be my advice.

Cheers,

George




In daily use: R60F, R500F, T61, T410

Collecting dust: T60

Enjoying retirement: A31p, T42p,

Non-ThinkPads: Panasonic CF-31 & CF-52, HP 8760W




Starting Thursday, 08/14/2014 I'll be away from the forums until further notice. Please do NOT send private messages since I won't be able to read them. Thank you.
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Re: I THINK PAD R32 FRESH WIN7 INSTALLATION

2014-04-09, 13:15 PM

Well thanx for yr response and i'll stay with win xp pro finally...after all im gonna use thnk pad only for emails and easy stuff;) Thank you again.Cheers!!!

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