12-13-2014 11:14 AM - last edited on 12-13-2014 12:28 PM by bananaman
Hi i am new on hear and would like a little help please i have just bought a second hand X61 ThinkPad
and i intend to to do a reformat and reinstall win7 Pro the help i need is where to get the correct drivers download
any help would be appreciated .
Thank you Dave
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12-13-2014 11:27 AM
you can download the drivers from Lenovo: http://support.lenovo.com/de/de/products/laptops-and-netbooks/thinkpad-x-series-laptops/thinkpad-x61...
Another option could be ThinkVantage System Update: http://support.lenovo.com/de/de/products/laptops-and-netbooks/thinkpad-x-series-laptops/thinkpad-x61...
Note you should download the driver for Ethernet and/or WLAN first if Windows doesn't recognize it automatically when you want to use System Update. When System Update offers you a BIOS update, you shouldn't install it via System Update to minimize the risk of "bricking" your ThinkPad. Instead, please download the bootable CD image to update your BIOS.
12-14-2014 09:33 AM
Drivers again i have started downloaed the drivers from the links on this site but has any member had any dealings with with this drivers on this site http://www.lenovo-driver.com/ are they ok or are they expensive or rip off .
12-14-2014 09:59 AM
has any member had any dealings with with this drivers on this site http://www.lenovo-driver.com/ are they ok or are they expensive or rip off .
I've never heard of them. But I have to ask, what do they offer that you can't get from Lenovo either direct from their Support site or indirectly via ThinkVantage System Update?
12-21-2014 03:13 AM
Hi i have been away from pc & X61 for a week so hear is a update .i am going to wait until after Xmas then my
intentions are to fit a SSD install a fresh version of win7 so i will give a update then.
so a happy Christmas to all
03-12-2017 01:34 AM
it been years since your msg. i want to know if your x61 is running ok with win 7? i got a x61 too and wanted to upgrade the window so that i can buy and use office program.
hello lenovo tech, is it possible i can just sedn the x61 to your singapore service center to upgrade my window? i am not very tech savy. thank you for answers.
03-12-2017 05:10 AM
Welcome to the forum.
> if your x61 is running ok with win 7
Yes, ThinkPads of this generation continue to work with Win7. They work really well considering their age if you have at least 4GB RAM and upgrade the hard disk drive to a solid-state one.
> hello lenovo tech, is it possible i can just sedn the x61 to your singapore service center to upgrade my window?
This community is customer-driven so it's not meant to contact Lenovo. You'll have to do that by telephone in SG. In any case, any competent computer technician can upgrade Windows for you. If they're not ThinkPad specialists then show them this discussion, especially the post by user fb1996 that links to Lenovo support pages.