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New T510 setup?

2010-10-19, 12:50 PM

Good morning and hello to all the experts here.  I just ordered a new T510 and am trying to plan ahead for it;s arrival and intial setup.  My system is configured as follows:


ThinkPad T510
Intel Core i7-620M Processor (2.66GHz, 4MB L3, 1066MHz FSB) 
Windows 7 Professional 64 
15.6" FHD Display (95% Gamut, 270nit) with LED Backlight 
4 GB PC3-10600 DDR3 SDRAM 1333MHz 1 DIMM)
Finger Print Reader: UltraNav (TrackPoint and TouchPad) with Fingerprint Reader
Camera: Camera, 2.0 MP
Hard Drive: 500 GB Hard Disk Drive, 7200rpm 
Multi Recorder Optical Drive (12.7mm) 
Express Card Slot & 5 in 1 Card Reader 
9 cell 2.8Ah Li-Ion Battery - Dual Mode
Bluetooth w/ antenna 
Intel Centrino Ultimate-N 6300 (3x3 AGN)


From the posts I have read, I will need to create a set of Recovery Disks.  What type of disk is best for this? CD or DVD?

Are there any downloads or updates that you suggest  performing ASAP?

How do you feel about the power on passwaord? yea or na?

Any preloaded software that I should uninstall?

Or, any addons that are worthwhile to install.


Thanks for any and all help and assistance so I can make the transition as seemless as possible.






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Re: New T510 setup?

2010-10-19, 15:29 PM
DVD would be easier to keep around. As my previous G555 needed to use 3 DVD's or 15-16 Cd's. So you decide. I am sure the 2-3 DVD's is a lot better. DVD's may read faster than CD's not to sure, But I would not want to lug around 15 CDs. as for the updates I would say it should be up to date being shipped to you new. My T500 did not have the original OS on it so I am not sure what unnecessary programs come on it.
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Re: New T510 setup?

2010-10-19, 16:07 PM
Thanks for the reply to use DVD's.

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Re: New T510 setup?

2010-10-21, 6:27 AM

Hi alofnc,

In regards to your question about the drivers updates, from my POV, it is not needed unless the machine is not working properly and most likely newer version of drivers will solve it.

Also the T510 has been out for quite sometime therefore your Lenovo Preload OS might already come with the newer version of drivers.

Power On Password - Yes why not? I do use them so I can swipe my laptop to turn on / password for BIOS and password for Windows. (do remember your password as password recovery discussion is forbidden here)

Lenovo Preload software, some forumers mentioned that after uninstalling Access Connections help them solve WLAN issues however am using Access connections just fine.

As for addons, I cant advice on that as I do not know what is your machine's usage for.

Hope this helps! :D



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Re: New T510 setup?

2010-10-23, 18:51 PM

I am not sure I would agree with the previous posts.  When you create a recovery disk set, it will step you through creating a boot disk that you can use either a CD or DVD, and then additional disks for programs.  Since it only uses about 244Mb for the boot disk (at least for my T510), using a DVD was a waste.  The remaining program set will need DVD capacity.  Once everything was done, I was not able to go back and re-do this because the program only allows one recovery disk set, so if I were you, I would use a CD for the first step.


The next step will require DVDs due to size of files.... in my case 2 were needed, so I ended up with 3 disks for the complete set.  The first disk will always be formatted as a CD, the remaining will be formatted as DVD if that is what you want.


I think it is important for you to know that when it asks for a factory fresh CD or DVD, it means it.  Don't bother formatting it, and when given the opportunity to choose how to configure the disk, choose "Mastered".... NOT "Live File System".   I found out the hard way that "Live File System" will only result in an error (rc=31) and the refusal to create the recovery set.


Once created, the recovery set will restore your laptop to factory setup in the event of catastrophic crash.  You will not be able to create but one recovery set.


There must be an instruction guide on how to do this somewhere, but I never found it.

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