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Re:X1 Carbon Gen9 - Windows 10 Pro Update? (21H1)

2021-06-30, 7:53 AM

One can also procure a second X1 Carbon (Gen 9), buying it after Win11 Pro comes out (Oct/Nov 2011?).


Get the Product Recovery thumbdrive for your second X1 Carbon (Gen 9) which cames preinstalled with Win11 Pro.


Then use this Product Recovery thumbdrive for your 1st X1 Carbon (Gen 9) which came preinstalled with Win10.

Voila! ;)


[Disclaimer: Win11 has not come out yet as of this writing; above is purely speculation.

But this did work for our two units of X1 Carbon Gen 3 in the case of Win8 vs Win10 !]

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X1E-3, X1E-1, X1C-9, X1C-4, X1C-3, X230
Retired Thinkpads: X250, T410, T42, 560 (circa 1996)
Also: IBM Thinkpad era computer bag !

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  • Message 12 of 14

Re:X1 Carbon Gen9 - Windows 10 Pro Update? (21H1)

2021-06-30, 14:42 PM

Have had no problems after the the initial update to 21H1 and the first KB, all subsequent updates have been without issue. So smooth sailing so far, crossing my fingers, but this should be all set now, 21H1 is working fine :-)

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(48 Month - Premier Warranty : Accidental Damage Protection : Keep Your Drive)
Thinkpad T460p : i7-6820HQ : 16GB : 512GB SSD : 14" WQHD (2K) : NVIDIA 940MX

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Re:X1 Carbon Gen9 - Windows 10 Pro Update? (21H1)

2021-07-01, 5:56 AM

Dear customer,

good to hear your X1 Carbon Gen 9 with 21H1 is running smoothly now.


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Re:X1 Carbon Gen9 - Windows 10 Pro Update? (21H1)

2021-07-06, 19:18 PM

Hi lordgrinz,


Thank you for the detailed update.
Please don’t hesitate to check back on the discussion for any progress.
Stay safe.



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