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Registered: ‎08-02-2009
Location: US
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Can I install Windows 7 on my X200?

The machine came in with Vista. Thanks.
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Re: Can I install Windows 7 on my X200?

or Windows XP professional with service package 3? Just don't like Vista.
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Registered: ‎07-29-2009
Location: UK
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Re: Can I install Windows 7 on my X200?

I have put Windows 7 RC1 on my X300 (in a new partition). All seems to
work pretty well, except that I can't boot into the rescue partition
via the blue button - but, as the system was second hand, I don't know
if it worked before I installed it.

There are some beta drivers from Lenovo (see this link) but most of my stuff worked with the native Win 7 drivers.

I
have a suspicion that installing a new OS can affect the boot manager
and make the rescue partition unavailable as I had the same issue with
a Lenovo 3000 after installing Linux (again, in a new partition). I
didn't ever get round to looking in to that problem.

Has anyone else any thoughts on this?

Rgrds
Long time ThinkPad user: 770, 600, T40, X300, now X301 240gb SSD, 8 GB ram (love it! :-)) Windows 7 64 bit.