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11-05-2008

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How to convert xp to vista in T400

2008-11-05, 4:09 AM
I bought a T400 which model is 2765T6U, after I open the product chest and found that there have no any recovery disks in it. This T400 was default installed as Windows XP OS, and now I want convert it to Windows Vista. But I have no Vista intall CD to install and there is no any guide can let me know how to install Vista OS in my T400.Please reply me ASAP.
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11-08-2008

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Re: How to convert xp to vista in T400

2008-11-08, 17:33 PM

I just finished upgrading my T400 Thinkpad to Vista Ultimate 64 bit.

 

Heres what I did...

 

-Bought Vista Ultimate 64 bit OEM version

-Burned a copy of c:\SWTOOLS from current installation to a disc. This has the Lenovo Apps install discs in it.

-Do a CLEAN Installation of WINVista.

-As soon as install is complete, connect to internet using ethernet connection (Wifi drivers not installed yet).

-Install "system update" from Lenovo website.

-Use program to update all the latest drivers.

-Use disc created to install apps that came with PC, but not downloaded from System Update (Productivity center, help Files, DVD Player)

-Install Periferals, and additional software.

 

Whalah - you have an updated Laptop.

 

Hope this helps.

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Re: How to convert xp to vista in T400

2008-11-15, 12:30 PM

No, My T400 do have windows Vista business license and include windows XP downgrade option in it. The factory install OS is XP and now I want convert it to Vista. But the problems is I do have not any recovery CD include XP and Vista.So who can help to resolve this problem?

I don't know why Lenovo didn't give the Vista and XP  recovery CD bought by the customer with theT400 product!!

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11-20-2007

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Re: How to convert xp to vista in T400

2008-11-15, 12:39 PM
Check this thread.
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T60 2623-D7U, 3 GB Ram. Dual boot XP and Linux Mint.
T400 2765-T7U Windows 7

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FYI: I am not employed by Lenovo
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