I want to be able to install Windows 7 on a Thinkpad WITHOUT all the factory installed stuff. I do not needthe recovery image "solution" that comes preinstalled on the laptop. I need to be able to create a clean Windows 7 installtion that we can image and deploy without the preloaded stuff.
Basically, is there a way, and if so, how do I create a Windows 7 installation media, not the recovery stuff? If this can't be done, do I need to purchase the media from Lenovo?