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Need help with vista/xp downgrade question

2008-09-12, 1:45 AM

I just received my new T400, which I purchased with the Vista Business/XP downgrade option. When I started it up, XP was pre-installed and ready for setup. When I'm ready to start using Vista, what do I need to do? The laptop didn't ship with any discs or anything.

 

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Re: Need help with vista/xp downgrade question

2008-09-12, 2:42 AM
Usually the Vista is installed in your laptop, and there is an extra copy of XP cd which you can use for downgrade. 
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Re: Need help with vista/xp downgrade question

2008-09-12, 2:56 AM
Mine came with XP installed. It has a VIsta product key sticker on the bottom, so I know i have the license. But no discs or instructions on how to switch to Vista.
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Re: Need help with vista/xp downgrade question

2008-09-12, 3:04 AM
where did you get your laptop from??? Reseller or Lenovo.com
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Re: Need help with vista/xp downgrade question

2008-09-12, 3:08 AM
lenovo.com
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Re: Need help with vista/xp downgrade question

2008-09-12, 3:15 AM
call Lenovo and ask them about where the Vista business option is, tell them that i came installed with Vista business.
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Re: Need help with vista/xp downgrade question

2008-09-12, 3:21 AM
I tried that- the guy seemed to have no clue what I was talking about. I will try again in the morning.
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Re: Need help with vista/xp downgrade question

2008-09-12, 6:44 AM

same show in germany. it seems that lenovo "forgot" the vista business DVD's  in the XP preinstalled T400 & T500.

just call lenovo they should send you the recovery dvds for free! because you have the vista business licence already.

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2008-09-12, 13:28 PM
i have no idea why that is occuring,
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Re: Need help with vista/xp downgrade question

2008-09-12, 20:22 PM
Update: I called lenovo this morning, spoke to someone more knowledgeable, and they are sending me both XP and Vista recovery disks.
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