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Recovery CDs

I'm sure something of this nature has been brought up before, but yeah. I think my hard drive's gonna need replacing, and yay, my extended warranty just expired a month-½ ago. My machine (7764CTO) was delivered with Vista Ultimate x86, but preload CDs install Windows 5.1... So how do I get Vista CDs, and which ones? NO, I do not want Windows 7, especially when 8 is coming out.

I probobly should mention RNR was unsucessful at completely repairing anything this time.

 

Community, thanks in advance (should you help)

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Registered: ‎01-13-2008
Location: Bainbridge Island, WA, USA
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Re: Recovery CDs

Hi,

 

If I understand you, your machine had Vista installed, but also came with XP "downgrade" optical media?

 

The machine is an X61 tablet?  I confess to no experience with that one...

 

If you have an external burner, you should be able to use R&R to burn a set of factory recovery media - Vista CDs or DVDs in this case.

 

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Re: Recovery CDs

Exactly, downgrade media. Wasn't aware that's what they were, how oblivious of me.

 

I tried R&R's restore to factory feature. Wound up with a fresh XP.

 

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Re: Recovery CDs

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nicktodd wrote:

 NO, I do not want Windows 7, especially when 8 is coming out.

I probobly should mention RNR was unsucessful at completely repairing anything this time.

 

Community, thanks in advance (should you help)



Windows 7 is much better than Windows 8, no need for a touch screen interface on a laptop (buy a tablet for that). I have it installed in a virtual machine and cannot stand it. However you can get the Vista discs from the link below.

 

http://www.thinkpadrecoverycds.com/x61.html

 

EDIT: I know the x61 is technically a tablet but do you really use it as such?