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T400/T500 Questions from 1st time Lenovo Owner

2008-09-09, 13:13 PM

Just bought my son a new T500 with Vista Business.  Coming today or tomorrow.


A couple of questions. 


1.  Do they ship with Vista SP1? If not, is it safe to put on SP1?

2. Am I better off blowing away the Lenovo stuff and doing a clean Vista install from a Microsoft DVD then update drivers?

3. Does ThinkVantage System Update work with the T500?

4. Is it preferred to make recovery disks from within Windows or when booted to the recovery partition? 


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Re: T400/T500 Questions from 1st time Lenovo Owner

2008-09-09, 17:03 PM

Hello ablatt,


please look here. There is a clean install guide, that´ll answer all your questions.


kind regards



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