04-23-2013 08:42 AM - edited 04-23-2013 09:03 AM
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04-23-2013 09:28 AM
Hi Tom, welcome,
As you've discovered, it's a better choice to use DVDs for this. Actually 1 CD and then 2 or 3 DVDs. Too late for that
You have a couple of choices: call support and order a set of recovery media or do a clean install from Microsoft media.
Support will probably charge for the media. You can use Microsoft Win 7 (this is a win 7 machine ???) install media - either borrowed or downloaded - and activate with the CoA key on the sticker on your machine. Probably in the battery compartment. Use media that matches the install already on your laptop. Probably Win 7 Pro.
Google "legal windows 7 download notebook review" for links to ISOs. Burn _as an image_ to DVD. Once it's installed install ThinkVantage Sytem Update and let it pull down the drivers and apps for your machine.
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04-23-2013 10:58 AM
08-15-2013 04:04 AM
My T420 cannot be factory recovered. Any one have the backup of Drive S (SYSTEM_DRV) content. I think the contents was changed because the size was greater than 400MB.