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How to get back to Factory Installed Vista From XP

2009-06-27, 22:31 PM

After having trouble about boot section of Vista, i formatted Partition C: and installed Win XP Pro. Downloaded all drivers and softwares from the web site of Lenovo SL Series Updates for XP .


Before Formatting Vista, i also have gotten an image of the partition by using O&O DiskImage, so i can reach the all programs which like linked as "Program Files\Lenovo\Factory Recovery\recovburncd.exe" . But it normally did not work on XP.


I want to reinstall Vista again, with factory installed settings and Lenovo softwares. Is there any way to do it?


Note: I have a friend has the same SL500. I thought that after formatting his Vista by using Factory Recovery, getting image of the all disc of his SL500, then installing on my SL500. After that i should always change Vista key if i return to factory settings. Is that possible to do, is that work?




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Re: How to get back to Factory Installed Vista From XP

2009-06-29, 11:08 AM
Make a set of recovery discs on your friends SL500 and use them to reinstall your SL500. No need to change the Vista key. It is a volume license key and is valid on any SL500 with a valid COA for the same version of Vista.
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Re: How to get back to Factory Installed Vista From XP

2009-06-30, 6:08 AM
Thanks, I wondered if someone like me can get the software to create recovery CDs from Lenovo, or if it can be another creation software cds (which I recommend), thanks.
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