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no OS on t61

2016-01-03, 17:31 PM

how do I format my hard drive to use a none Image disk to reinstall windows? on a T61(windows 7)

1) yes i have a windows 7 disk

2) no it isnt the on from the factory that came with this computer

3) yes its a laptop

4) no i really dont want to pay 65+ dollars to Lenovo for another disk

5) the laptop was working fine then it Updated to windows 10 pro

6) on restart the windows operation system was erased some how.7) Thanks for any help

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Betreff: no OS on t61

2016-01-03, 19:39 PM

What do you mean "erased"? Doesn't it boot anymore? I don't really know what you mean by "none image disk"... a recovery disk?

 

To do a clean install you can download Win 7 from MS directly https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows7 and create a bootable DVD to reinstall Win 7.

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Re: no OS on t61

2016-01-08, 11:55 AM

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how do I format my hard drive to use a none Image disk to reinstall windows? on a T61(windows 7)

1) yes i have a windows 7 disk

2) no it isnt the on from the factory that came with this computer

3) yes its a laptop

4) no i really dont want to pay 65+ dollars to Lenovo for another disk

5) the laptop was working fine then it Updated to windows 10 pro

6) on restart the windows operation system was erased some how.7) Thanks for any help


This is easy, when you get to the screen to select a drive/partition to install to there is a message to open advanced options by pressing a key, from there you can edit your partitions, just delete the partition you want to install to and continue setup and windows will make a new partition. 

 

Alternately there is a very nice freeware app called "parted magic" that boots from a cdrom disc and will allow you to delete, resize or make new partitions. If you want to revert to win7 but still keep the Win10 which is installed on the only partition you can shrink that partition and make a new NTFS partition to install windows Seven. 

 

You'll also need a product key for windows seven which never was offered with a new T61 and the key on the machines C.O.A. is probably Vista or XP, but if you purchased it used it's possible it has a refurbished COA key for win7 and that shouod work fine. 

 

 

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