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Paper Tape
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CDs for DowngradingT60 to windows XP

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A while ago I ordered the CDs to downgrade my T60 laptop from Vista to XP, but then went through a period of not using the laptop much, and not getting around to performing the downgrade.  Now I'm ready to do this...but I am missing the instructions.  Here's the part that is confusing me:

 

I have a set of six "product recovery CDs" with product numbers 43T8619, 43T8620, etc.

 

I also have something called a "rescue and recovery CD" (a single CD) with product number 43E0845.

 

I'm guessing the product recovery CD set contains the downgrade operating system.  But what is the "rescue and recovery CD" for?  Do I need to use that in the downgrade process?  Or is that related to the vista operating system?

 

Thanks,

 

Orson

 

 

Message Edited by orson_m on 12-17-2008 11:17 AM
Message Edited by orson_m on 12-17-2008 11:17 AM
802.11n
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Location: Mankato, MN
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Re: CDs for DowngradingT60 to windows XP

Insert and use the single cd "rescue and recovery" first. This will make a bootable environment for the xp version of said software. Then follow onscreen instructions for your other six cds.
Paper Tape
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Re: CDs for DowngradingT60 to windows XP

Thanks!
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Location: Montreal
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Re: CDs for DowngradingT60 to windows XP

do you need the "rescue and recovery" before you start with the 1 to 6 CD's ?

 

I have the 6 CD's not no "rescue and recovery" CD ?

 

Where can I get the "rescue and recovery" CD only ?

 

 

Thanks

 

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Current : T60 Type 1951-52U 2GB Kingston (COA WIN XP-P)
Past : T23, T41p, X40, X41t, X61s
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Serial Port
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Re: CDs for DowngradingT60 to windows XP

First time here. where do I go to post ? I'm having hard time finding. Thanks
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Current : T60 Type 1951-52U 2GB Kingston (COA WIN XP-P)
Past : T23, T41p, X40, X41t, X61s
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Blue Screen Again
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Location: Italy
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Re: CDs for DowngradingT60 to windows XP

 

do you know where to buy the recovery CDs of Xp Pro?

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Re: CDs for DowngradingT60 to windows XP

Call up Lenovo in Italy and purchase the XP pro recovery discs from them.
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