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Upgrade to Win 7 and Vista Recovery CD

2010-03-18, 21:05 PM

I am currently running Windows Vista Ultimate 32-bit on a T61p, and am going to do a clean install of Windows 7 64-bit (onto a new hard drive). 


In case the Windows 7 install is a complete failure, etc.  I would like to be able to reinstall Windows Vista Ultimate as it was factory installed. 


Will   [ThinkVantage --> Create Recovery Media] Recovery CDs allow a clean installation of the Windows Vista version that came with my Thinkpad originally? In other words, is the Recovery CD all that I will need in order to be able to install Vista (even without the service partition) ?





 Total amount of system memory3.00 GB RAM
 System type32-bit operating system
 Number of processor cores2
 64-bit capableYes
 Total size of hard disk(s)87 GB
 Disk partition (C:)19 GB Free (87 GB Total)
 Media drive (D:)CD/DVD
 Media drive (F:)CD/DVDCD/DVD
 Display adapter typeNVIDIA Quadro FX 570M
 Total available graphics memory1527 MB
       Dedicated graphics memory256 MB
       Dedicated system memory0 MB
       Shared system memory1271 MB
 Display adapter driver version7.15.11.7693
 Primary monitor resolution1680x1050
 DirectX versionDirectX 10




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Re: Upgrade to Win 7 and Vista Recovery CD

2010-03-18, 23:30 PM

The recovery media (select recovery discs should be 3 dvds) will allow you to restore any hdd to the factory condition, in other words it will be like when just got the laptop with the OS/drivers and recovery partition installed. 


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Re: Upgrade to Win 7 and Vista Recovery CD

2010-03-18, 23:35 PM

Would be better to get the Win 7 64 install working what is problem.


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Re: Upgrade to Win 7 and Vista Recovery CD

2014-09-17, 15:00 PM

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