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T440 upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 8

2014-04-02, 20:46 PM

We have the new T440 model. Windows 7 is installed and it comes with Windows 8 upgrades disks. This notebook does not have a ROM drive. What is Lenovo's solution? We cannot convert the operating system disks to ISO format in order to use USB jump drives instead. We can convert the bootable recovery disks but they do not install the o/s.

We cannot find useful help on Lenovo's web site.

 

Warren

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Re: T440 upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 8

2014-05-12, 16:05 PM

I have this same problem. I searched around for an in stock version of hte T440s so I could get back up and running quickly. I obviously want to get straight onto the OS I will be using and now I find they've sent me CDs for a laptop with no CD player. Just phoned tech support, utterly useless and worse than that, utterly unapologetic.

 

Considering sending it back now.

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Re: T440 upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 8

2014-05-12, 16:20 PM
I found the Lenovo external drive was the problem. I acquired a new unit (LG) and it worked fine. I still don't know why the original external did not work as this is precisely what we got it for.
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