08-07-2017 04:18 PM
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?
08-07-2017 04:28 PM
Did you create backup disks? Is your recovery partition intact?
08-08-2017 12:45 AM
08-08-2017 07:06 AM - edited 08-08-2017 07:10 AM
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.
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.