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G3O
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Need to re-install Win7, where is the disk?

Hi,
my T520 laptop is messed up after a virus attck.
I can not install any programs, or updates, and internet stoped working as well.
I'm trying to re-install windows7 64, this looks like the easyest solution.
I went to microsoft site to D/L the iso image but told me that the key i have is for an OEM version and i have to contact Lenovo.
Can i download the win7 iso from Lenovo, and how?
Thanks,
Geo

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Re: Need to re-install Win7, where is the disk?

Did you create backup disks?  Is your recovery partition intact?



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G3O
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Re: Need to re-install Win7, where is the disk?

I Have 2 cds, with 3 directories each, named MFG, RECOVERY and SWWORK.
Unfortunately, Lenovo ThinkVantage Tools is not installed and can not be installed due to the virus problem.
Don't know about the recovery partition, is there some way to check this?
sclexman
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Re: Need to re-install Win7, where is the disk?

HMM:

https://download.lenovo.com/ibmdl/pub/pc/pccbbs/mobiles_pdf/t520_t520i_w520_hmm_en_0A60078_08.pdf

Page 41 describes use of the Recovery DVD set you have.

One CD should boot up standalone Recovery system.  Then it will request the 2nd CD which will populate the HDD.  See which one boots.. then the other one is data. 

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Your system also has Rescue and Recovery.  If the recovery partition is intact, hit PF12 at boot up time  to launch standalone RNR workspace. Within the workspace is an option to return to factory state. If this option does not show, you do not have a recovery partition and need to use the Recovery DVD set.

 

If your DVD set boots to standalone RNR, you have a RESCUE CD, not a recovery CD.

Two completely different sets of software. 

 

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