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Upgrade to XP from DOS in Thinkpad T500 ?

2008-10-02, 2:58 AM

Hi all, I was wondering if there were any guides on how to upgrade into Windows XP Pro SP2 from DOS. My T500 has DOS as its Operating System. Anyone know the steps on going about this ? Also, where can I download the drivers for the T500 system ? I could not find it on the Lenovo Support Website.

 

 

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Re: Upgrade to XP from DOS in Thinkpad T500 ?

2008-10-02, 3:09 AM

if you have a copy of the XP pro cd go into bios and set the boot order to have built in dvd drive as the first boot device, then the installation cd will take you into installation procedure, you are however not eligible to use the Lenovo OEM XP discs.

 

Fill in the detail, most of the drivers should be available. 

 

http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/product.do?doctypeind=9&template=%2Fproductselection%2Flandingpages%2FdownloadsDriversLandingPage.vm&sitestyle=lenovo

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Re: Upgrade to XP from DOS in Thinkpad T500 ?

2008-10-02, 11:39 AM
You may have to go into the BIOS and set the SATA to "compatibility" to let the XP cd install to the hard drive.
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Re: Upgrade to XP from DOS in Thinkpad T500 ?

2008-10-02, 23:43 PM
Thinkpad T500 isnt there in that link :/ Anyone know where I can find the T500 drivers ?
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Re: Upgrade to XP from DOS in Thinkpad T500 ?

2008-10-02, 23:45 PM
Also, can a Dell XP Pro SP2 2007 cd work for a lenovo laptop ?
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Re: Upgrade to XP from DOS in Thinkpad T500 ?

2008-10-03, 1:06 AM

Usually the Dell Xp Pro disc are not Microsoft generic installation disc, it doesn't install on any machine other than dell usually. But some Dell have a single disc XP pro, if you got that then you can use it, but need to activate through Microsoft.

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Re: Upgrade to XP from DOS in Thinkpad T500 ?

2008-10-03, 2:50 AM

It might install but you will have trouble activating it and it will definitely not be legal.

Please get a legal copy of XP to install.

 

Edit: here is the driver link:

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Re: Upgrade to XP from DOS in Thinkpad T500 ?

2008-10-03, 21:14 PM

I have a single Dell xp pro cd sp2 2007 version ? Would that be ok ? Also, Ive never used it before

 

 

 

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Re: Upgrade to XP from DOS in Thinkpad T500 ?

2008-10-03, 21:16 PM
Thank you for the link :) Im currently a student at a university, dont they give discounts for students when they buy microsoft ?
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Re: Upgrade to XP from DOS in Thinkpad T500 ?

2008-10-03, 21:43 PM
That CD should work, but you would need a new serial number from Microsoft, you should discuss the license purchase option with Microsoft, Lenovo won't able to help you much on that.
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