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Clean install of windows 7 ultimate

I got a x220t with windows 7 home premium and I am going to do a clean install of windows 7 ultimate from a site liceanse I have through my university. Is there anything I need to be careful of during install? Also where do I get the drivers from? 

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Re: Clean install of windows 7 ultimate

It should be a fairly painless process. Make sure everything is backed up of course when you reinstall, but the Win7 installation is straight forward. You can grab drivers from the lenovo support site: http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/downloads/default.page?

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Re: Clean install of windows 7 ultimate

KDewd is right, it should be fairly easy.  You can also go to your C: drive and look for a folder called Drivers and copy it to a flash drive.  There should also be drivers in the folder called swtools. Copy them to a flash drive and after you install 7 ult. copy them back to the c: drive.  Then update your drivers manually through device manager.

 

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Re: Clean install of windows 7 ultimate

So I got everything installed except for the little utility that would allow me to adjust sound, brightness and ect from a single menu that used to reside on the task bar. Anyone know what that is called and where to get it or enable it?

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Re: Clean install of windows 7 ultimate

hmm, that doesn't sound like a native windows 7 app.  That sounds like something that would have been in the Lenovo preload.  I don't have anything like that in any of my clean 7 installs. If you can't find it, the only other app that will do all that is the hotkeys utility. But that isn't going to give you a single app on the taskbar to do everything.

 

Maybe somebody will pop in here and say what that is.

 

Dave

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Re: Clean install of windows 7 ultimate

Yeah I think it's a lenovo app, I was hoping to find it and install it.

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Re: Clean install of windows 7 ultimate

I put the question out to the experts.  If nobody jumps in here with an answer, maybe somebody will respond to my question.

 

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Re: Clean install of windows 7 ultimate

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It sounds like Lenovo SimpleTap

http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?lndocid=MIGR-73614

 

edit: only the preload can install it into the taskbar automatically.  To get it in the taskbar now, after you install it find SimpleTap in the start menu, right-click, and pin to taskbar

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Re: Clean install of windows 7 ultimate

Thanks! That was it.

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