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Operating System CDs

2008-10-22, 6:49 AM
R40 ThinkPad was not shipped with software, need OS on CD.

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Re: Operating System CDs

2008-10-22, 8:33 AM

Welcome to the forum:


If you got warranty you call Lenovo and ask for the disk, if you don't have warranty you can still try and see whether IBM service would ship you one. Or alternatively post WTB on the thinkpads.com and see whether someone has one lying around that they want to sell you one. 


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Re: Operating System CDs

2008-11-11, 19:23 PM

What is the full 7 digit code?  I have several.


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Re: Operating System CDs

2008-11-11, 22:24 PM
Press the blue "Access IBM" button (what does Lenovo call it these days?) and somewhere in there you'll find a system restore option. The OS is compressed and kept ready for quick use on a hidden partition. I think all you need to do is punch a few keys and you'll start reinstalling Windows. And, yes, I also have the CD. I requested one and one was sent to me free of charge. I wanted one since I was installing multiple operating systems on my R40 and wanted a backup in case repartitioning wiped out the hidden partition. It didn't.
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