Welcome to our peer-to-peer forums, where owners help owners. Need help now? Visit eSupport here.

English Community

Software and Operating SystemWindows 8.1, 8, 7, Vista and XP Discussions
All Forum Topics
Options

4 Posts

04-09-2015

Wolfforth, TX

8 Signins

39 Page Views

  • Posts: 4
  • Registered: ‎04-09-2015
  • Location: Wolfforth, TX
  • Views: 39
  • Message 1 of 5

W520 Recovery Disc

2015-04-09, 13:36 PM

I just purchased a Lenovo ThinkPad W520, it is used and the warranty expired in January of this year. However it looks like before it was sold the system was either wiped or recovered as it looks pretty clean but there is still a lot of unneeded junk on it.. I need to wipe it so I can start from a fresh clean system, the only problem is it looks like whoever redid the system deleted the recovery partition so I cannot make any recovery discs.. I have been trying to find them to purchase online but am unable to, so first question does anyone know where I can get them online, either free as ISO's or to purchase. Second if that is not possible, does anyone have a set they can either make a copy of or let me borrow, and by borrow yes I MEAN borrow, you mail them to me so I can use them to recover the system and I will send them straight back I will even pay all the S&H fees both ways. Also if it matter the laptop is a Windows 7 Professional x64 OS.

 

If anyone can help me out please let me know and thank you.

Reply
Answer
Options

4 Posts

04-09-2015

Wolfforth, TX

8 Signins

39 Page Views

  • Posts: 4
  • Registered: ‎04-09-2015
  • Location: Wolfforth, TX
  • Views: 39

Re: W520 Recovery Disc

2015-04-13, 17:43 PM

I gave them a call and they will provide me with a copy of the discs for $45, which honestly is not that bad.

However I found a copy through eBay for a 4th of the cost.. So debating on buying that lol, since eBay has their money back gurantee if it's not what it's supposed to be or doesn't work, I can get a refund..

 

Admin Edit; Link to unverified seller removed

Reply

Replies(4)
Options

6457 Posts

06-27-2008

United States of America

28941 Signins

1657873 Page Views

  • Posts: 6457
  • Registered: ‎06-27-2008
  • Location: United States of America
  • Views: 1657873
  • Message 2 of 5

Re: W520 Recovery Disc

2015-04-09, 13:46 PM

Good day and welcome to the community.

 

Call up Service (info below) and they will be able to tell you if the recovery DVD set is still available. They'll verify model and serial number and will be able to tell how the machine is licensed. There may be an associated cost for the set.

 

Hope this helps.

Regards.

 

United States

THINK-branded products

English
1-800-426-7378

24 hours a day 7 days/week


Community GuidelinesPrivate MessagingENDEESPTRUUACZ-SKTRMoto
Requests for individual support are not answered. If a post solves your issue, please mark it so.

I am not a Lenovo employee

Reply
Options

4 Posts

04-09-2015

Wolfforth, TX

8 Signins

39 Page Views

  • Posts: 4
  • Registered: ‎04-09-2015
  • Location: Wolfforth, TX
  • Views: 39
  • Message 3 of 5

Re: W520 Recovery Disc

2015-04-09, 14:00 PM

I will give them a call, thank you.

Reply
Options

6457 Posts

06-27-2008

United States of America

28941 Signins

1657873 Page Views

  • Posts: 6457
  • Registered: ‎06-27-2008
  • Location: United States of America
  • Views: 1657873
  • Message 4 of 5

Re: W520 Recovery Disc

2015-04-09, 14:42 PM

You're welcome.

Please do let us know how it goes.

 

Regards.


Community GuidelinesPrivate MessagingENDEESPTRUUACZ-SKTRMoto
Requests for individual support are not answered. If a post solves your issue, please mark it so.

I am not a Lenovo employee

Reply
Answer
Options

4 Posts

04-09-2015

Wolfforth, TX

8 Signins

39 Page Views

  • Posts: 4
  • Registered: ‎04-09-2015
  • Location: Wolfforth, TX
  • Views: 39
  • Message 5 of 5

Re: W520 Recovery Disc

2015-04-13, 17:43 PM

I gave them a call and they will provide me with a copy of the discs for $45, which honestly is not that bad.

However I found a copy through eBay for a 4th of the cost.. So debating on buying that lol, since eBay has their money back gurantee if it's not what it's supposed to be or doesn't work, I can get a refund..

 

Admin Edit; Link to unverified seller removed

0 person found this solution to be helpful.

This helped me too

Reply
Forum Home

Community Guidelines

Please review our Guidelines before posting.

Learn More

Check out current deals!

Go Shop
X

Save

X

Delete

X

No, I don’t want to share ideas Yes, I agree to these terms