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smiley_lauf
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Lenovo Recovery Discs: 64bit version and drivers

My x200 came with Windows XP Pro x86 loaded and a Windows 7 x86 (32-bit) OS recovery and driver DVD. I want to install a x64 bit Windows 7 on this machine using the same Lenovo provided discs (but do not have them)--does anyone know how to get these discs from Lenovo--I believe it free is one has a 32-bit licence already (like I do from lenovo). 

 

Thanks

S

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Re: Lenovo Recovery Discs: 64bit version and drivers

you can purchase the 64 bit recovery disc from Lenovo provided you are under warranty, it should cost no more than the 50 to 70 USD. 

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Re: Lenovo Recovery Discs: 64bit version and drivers

There isn't a recovery disc in the 64 bit flavor for the x100.

 

Just use a plain  Win x64 media (don't input the serial during the installation process) , then restore the activation files with ABR (activation backup and recovery), obviously you have to backup them in windows x86, no online activation is needed.

 

Then install the drivers from the folder swtools or install just the network drivers an the update tool from lenovo, an let it to update all your drivers and utility.

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Re: Lenovo Recovery Discs: 64bit version and drivers

 


@The_Solutor wrote:

There isn't a recovery disc in the 64 bit flavor for the x100.

 

Just use a plain  Win x64 media (don't input the serial during the installation process) , then restore the activation files with ABR (activation backup and recovery), obviously you have to backup them in windows x86, no online activation is needed.

 

Then install the drivers from the folder swtools or install just the network drivers an the update tool from lenovo, an let it to update all your drivers and utility.


he got the x200 laptop and not the x100e. 

 

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Re: Lenovo Recovery Discs: 64bit version and drivers

I'm sorry I read too fast.

 

Anyway the same will apply pretty well also for the x200, even if the recovery disk is available.

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@The_Solutor wrote:

I'm sorry I read too fast.

 

Anyway the same will apply pretty well also for the x200, even if the recovery disk is available.


what is that? you can get the 64 bit recovery media for the x200, my friend got it (vista business 64 bit) on his x200. And i am using it on my x200, which had 32 bit XP pro before

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Re: Lenovo Recovery Discs: 64bit version and drivers

 


what is that?


Is just a quick way to have the x64 version installed, w/o spending money, and having a legit, clean and (if you want) bloatfree installation, with only the sw you need, and with the sw you need installed straight in its the last version.

 

No more, no less than that.

 

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Re: Lenovo Recovery Discs: 64bit version and drivers

sorry instead of what i should of typed why.

 

So the question was 'why is that'. Which is referring to why do you think that there was no 64 bit recovery discs available for the X200 laptop? It is definitely available. 

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Re: Lenovo Recovery Discs: 64bit version and drivers

Ok, thanks for the input.

 

Where do I go to get this x64 Windows 7 Lenovo branded DVD and driver DVD? Where as is

 

1. Physical address

2. Web link to contact Lenovo so they send this DVD to me by post.

 

With Dell they provide this free of charge--all we pay for is the postage/shipping. This applies to Microsoft as well--as long as you have an OEM licence that is legit.

 

Thanks

S


@lead_org wrote:

sorry instead of what i should of typed why.

 

So the question was 'why is that'. Which is referring to why do you think that there was no 64 bit recovery discs available for the X200 laptop? It is definitely available. 


 

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Re: Lenovo Recovery Discs: 64bit version and drivers

 

 


@lead_org wrote:

sorry instead of what i should of typed why.

 

So the question was 'why is that'. Which is referring to why do you think that there was no 64 bit recovery discs available for the X200 laptop? It is definitely available.


 

I replied too fast, i read X100 instead of X200, and for the x100 the factory restore in 64bit  flavor is unavailable.

 

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