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Lenovo Microsoft Windows Conversion Kit

2008-10-22, 14:55 PM

Have just purchased nine T500 thinkpads and am in the process of building the first one. The T500's have been shipped with Vista Business, so I'm trying to roll back to Win Xp Pro.

 

The laptops shipped with the Lenovo Microsoft Windows Conversion Kit - disks and writtend intstructions. Herein lies the problem..........

 

I've changed the boot order to relfect the ATAPI CD0 and have followed all the printed instructions up to step 12; " Remove the disc when prompted. Click OK and then restart your computer. You will then be prompted for a Supplemental Recovery Disk.

 

I do have another disk supplied which I guess is the supplemental recovery disk, however I keep getting the message to insert a disk called "final C".The screen then changes to a process screen where I can select the location of a file and then choose what to do with it. Inserting the second CD\DVD does nothing.

 

I've tried the disks in differeing order and it seems that the correct order is the rescue and recovery disk first then the Product Recovery Disk second. It doesn't work the other way around as I've tried!!!!

 

The instructions do not make any mention of this step or this message. Because of this I've spent almost the whole day trying to find a way around this without sucess.

 

I really need to get this sorted and roll back to XP - as a lot of our apps just won't work with Vista at present. I also don't have an install disk for a copy of Win XP. So this conversion kit is really my only option.

 

I would be really grateful if anyone could help me overcome this issue or at least point me in the right direction.

 

TIA.

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Re: Lenovo Microsoft Windows Conversion Kit

2008-10-23, 7:46 AM

London_exile wrote: 

I keep getting the message to insert a disk called "final C".


That's normally associated with recovering a system from a created image. Are you booting from the boot cd and then selecting to recover to factory installation?

 

Or, if you only have 2 discs, when you get the message for the supplemental cd click on No and then insert the other disc you have and click on OK.

 

Hope this helps

Andy  

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Re: Lenovo Microsoft Windows Conversion Kit

2008-10-23, 7:46 AM

London_exile wrote: 

I keep getting the message to insert a disk called "final C".


That's normally associated with recovering a system from a created image. Are you booting from the boot cd and then selecting to recover to factory installation?

 

Or, if you only have 2 discs, when you get the message for the supplemental cd click on No and then insert the other disc you have and click on OK.

 

Hope this helps

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Re: Lenovo Microsoft Windows Conversion Kit

2008-11-04, 18:41 PM
I have exactly the same problem. Did you find a solution?
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Re: Lenovo Microsoft Windows Conversion Kit

2008-11-04, 21:09 PM
The answer for this issue is in the moderators response.  I fought with this as well.  You need to select No for having a supplemental disk and the install will go on and it will ask for the Windows XP CD which should be the other disc you have.
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Re: Lenovo Microsoft Windows Conversion Kit

2008-11-05, 9:34 AM

I've tagged the accepted solution - which works fine. I've now got all nine laptops built and ready for deployment next week.

 

What I would add though, is that the documentation wasn't clear and concise, with regards to the mention of the "final C" disk. With hindsight, yes it's referring to an image but it does not make that clear. Maybe that is something that Lenovo could look at in the future.

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