08-11-2014 10:07 AM
Hello. On eBay the Lenovo Partner Tell-IT from Switzerland offers several Recovery-Sets for actual Thinkpads for download. Is this legal or should i let the fingers away from this offer?
Here a example: www.ebay.de/itm/111433093519
08-12-2014 09:34 AM
This is perhaps a bit of a grey area. Lenovo provides an official channel to order recovery media (for needs outside warranty) over the web in Europe. Only Lenovo (or it's contracted partner approved by Microsoft) are allowed to sell / distribute the media to the end users in order to check applicability / entitle license appropriate for the customer's specific system as a process for distribution on an ongoing basis.
However, individuals who have spare recovery media that they may have purchased and no longer need (having sold or otherwise dispositioned the original system) could sell it themselves to someone else. It may be that this auction falls into that category.
Since this is a 3rd party, we can't attest to what is being sold, etc.
Hope this helps