04-19-2011 08:14 AM - edited 04-19-2011 08:19 AM
Between me being a newb and Lenovo not sending out a Windows 7 disk with my T410, I never created a recovery disk (don't think it was even written in the little paperwork given in the box). My hard drive crashed and I'm now in need of a new Windows 7 disk.
Ridicously (but not surprisingly) Lenovo wants $40 for a new disk??
Do I have any other (legit) options for a Windows 7 disk?
04-19-2011 08:30 AM
04-19-2011 12:27 PM
You do have a license for your Windows 7 since you bought a Thinkpad Laptop with Windows installed on it.
However, you can't ask Recovery Disk (if not under warranty) for free.
If you have any other Thinkpad laptops with Windows 7 64bit preinstalled, you can make a recovery disk from them and apply it to your image.
You can also use normal Windows 7 64bit disk to install, and get a copy of OEMCERT.xrm-ms (which contains information about Windows 7 Licensed to Thinkpad Customers), and register with the license key, attached underneath your laptop. (THIS IS ALSO LEGIT)
Otherwise, you have no option but to get a one from Lenovo.
09-12-2011 04:56 AM