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Registered: ‎05-23-2009
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Reinstall Vista



I just got my Lenovo laptop. I used the installed Lenovo program to make disks for reinstalling software. Is there someway I can choose only to reinstall Windows Vista and not all the extra programs like Office trial version, McAfee trialversion etc. etc.

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Registered: ‎01-05-2009
Location: New York, United States
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Re: Reinstall Vista

im afraid not. the rescue and revovery program only makes a factory default recovery disk meaning all that stuff will be included on the disk.
SL400 2743CTO 2GB RAM. Core 2 Duo T5870 2.0GHz HITACHI 160GB 5400rpm
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Re: Reinstall Vista

To bad - I would really like if they had included a DVD only with Vista and drivers

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Location: Iowa, USA
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Re: Reinstall Vista

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If you do a system recovery from the built in restore partition you might get the option to do a custom restore where you can de-select some components you do not want. This option was available for a while on most models. YMMV.


Message Edited by carbon_unit on 06-26-2009 09:59 PM
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