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X41 Software Reinstall

2008-07-16, 10:52 AM

Hi,

 

It's that time! My HDD is choking with years of accumulated garbage and it is time to have a clean up.

 

1. Is there any way to copy everything off the HDD except the OS?

 

2. If not, where do I get a copy of the original winxp tablet software that was installed on the computer when I brought it?

 

3. Is there a tablet edition of Vista? Is it worth upgrading to Vista on the x41?

 

Thanks for your help.

 

Paddy

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Re: X41 Software Reinstall

2008-07-16, 19:20 PM

Paddy,

 

assuming the R&R works through the Access IBM button, formating the disk is the worst thing you can do before hand as it will probably kill the function, then you can start looking for a paddle in the proverbial creek :smileywink: 

When you run a factory restore using R&R it will reset the ThinkPad to the condition in which you received it, i.e. Windows plus drivers & utilities with nothing else - all other files will be gone

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Re: X41 Software Reinstall

2008-07-16, 11:28 AM

Welcome to the forum!

 

I don't know what you're referring to as "extra software" but all the drivers and utilities are available on Lenovo's website.

 

Your machine will be as slow as a wounded snail with Vista. Please don't do it...

 

Hope this helps.

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Re: X41 Software Reinstall

2008-07-16, 11:46 AM

Thanks for your reply. What I am considering doing is formatting the HDD to erase all the extraneous junk that has accumulated over the years. I know how to save the important data files - .docs, photo's etc. What I am asking is  once I have formatted the HDD, where do I get a copy of Win XP tablet edition to reload onto the computer? I don't recall Win XP discs being shipped with the computer. It seems upgrading to Vista may not be a good idea.

 

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Re: X41 Software Reinstall

2008-07-16, 12:28 PM

After backing up all important files you can reinstall it by pressing the blue Access IBM button at boot; this will load The Rescue and Recovery software enabling you to restore to factory settings.

It is also worthwhile creating recovery cds beforehand if you haven't already done so.

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Re: X41 Software Reinstall

2008-07-16, 13:54 PM

Thanks Andy. Will this work if I format the HDD?

 

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Re: X41 Software Reinstall

2008-07-16, 19:20 PM

Paddy,

 

assuming the R&R works through the Access IBM button, formating the disk is the worst thing you can do before hand as it will probably kill the function, then you can start looking for a paddle in the proverbial creek :smileywink: 

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Re: X41 Software Reinstall

2008-07-16, 19:42 PM

Thanks Andy. I am with you now.

 

Cheers

 

Paddy

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