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hpb
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T61 Motherboard changed - Things to do ? New Modell Nr. ?

Hello,

because of NDIDA defect my motherboard was changed by a service company to one with an INTEL grafic ship instead of NVIDIA. New FRU is 41W1487 instead 41W1489. It runs fine, but I have further questions before reinstalling system.

 

- does my system now have a new model number (old 7664-1GG),

- how to search lenovo driver/bios updates for this board  ?

- if I use recovery (from HD) option, does this run without problems ?

- will Thinkvantage recognize the new board so, that update will be the right ?

- any other things to do ?

 

Thank you all

Hans

 

TuuS
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Re: T61 Motherboard changed - Things to do ? New Modell Nr. ?

Lenovo system update will correctly install the Intel drivers when run, so no need to worry about that. Doing a factory reset will load the original nVidia drivers, but when you restart windows will detect a hardware change and change the drivers, so it's not an issue, especially since you'd need to update the very old 2007 era drivers anyway after a system restore. I've done many of these conversions and none of this is a problem, the only possible problems will be in graphic performance, and some games may no longer work.
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hpb
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Re: T61 Motherboard changed - Things to do ? New Modell Nr. ?

Thanks, but I see I have a new Modellnr. 7661-BU3.

 

Starting Thinkvantage > Rescue & Recovery> Full Recovery...  breaks.... **bleep**... Recovery not possible... witout any message...

Idea ? Anything to setup in Bios for Recovery Partition ?

TuuS
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Re: T61 Motherboard changed - Things to do ? New Modell Nr. ?

You can do a reinstall from a set of recovery discs , or you can install windows from a windows setup disc. As for the new model number, that is normal, your board is different so it should recognize this. I'm sure the repair shop discussed the fact that they were changing your board so your drivers and software would be different, so a small amount of adapting to this is required, but it's really not a big deal. If it was my system, I'd just remove the recovery software, it's taking up a lot of space and although its very nice to have back when the software and operating system were new, but now, if used it would update you to 4yo software drivers, so it's not of much use (In my opinion).
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Re: T61 Motherboard changed - Things to do ? New Modell Nr. ?

How is the "Lenovo system update" run? On the Lenovo website? Using ThinkVantage toolbox? Some other way?
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Re: T61 Motherboard changed - Things to do ? New Modell Nr. ?


@audioresearch wrote:
How is the "Lenovo system update" run? On the Lenovo website? Using ThinkVantage toolbox? Some other way?

I'm not exactly sure what you're asking, but I'll try to answer. 

 

It's a local app that runs on your computer but it also connects to lenovo's servers to search for and download updates, which it then will allow you to install. 

 

No web browsing is required nor is thinkvantage toolbox.

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