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Registered: ‎06-24-2009
Location: Dalton, GA.
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Recovery Disks

Just a word of warning, beware of the Recovery Disks that were shipped with your lap top.  We ordered our computer with Windows Vista Ultimate and received several disks labeled "Recovery Disks".  When it became necessary to use the disks due to a virus, the disks loaded Windows XP.  Lenovo says this is normal.  The disks were only labeled "Recovery Disk 1,2,3 etc. Nothing saying XP OR Vista.  The support department says that since my lap top is out of warranty, too bad.  I have never bought a computer that came with recovery disks that were not for the programs you purchased.  I have never dealt with a company so arragant and not willing to help.


Roy Smith

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Registered: ‎01-05-2009
Location: New York, United States
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Re: Recovery Disks

what happened to rescue and recovery boot option?..the virus shouldnt have wiped that out. Start computer and fress F1 or the lenovo care button. Or escape depending on your model.
SL400 2743CTO 2GB RAM. Core 2 Duo T5870 2.0GHz HITACHI 160GB 5400rpm
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Registered: ‎11-20-2007
Location: Iowa, USA
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Re: Recovery Disks

Unfortunately the recovery discs are not marked very clearly but if you look close you will see "XPP" denoting XP Pro.

The way those machines were sent out required you to make your own Vista recovery discs and they supplied XP downgrade discs in the box. 

T60 2623-D7U, 3 GB Ram. Dual boot XP and Linux Mint.
T400 2765-T7U Windows 7

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FYI: I am not employed by Lenovo
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