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Windows 7: Thoughts from Lenovo on Windows 7

27 Sep 2009   #11
toughbook

 
 

What all have you got on the Lenovo partition? Is it just the Lenovo's seperate partition that alot of OEM's have set aside? If so, it depends on what is on there you want. If it was me, I would do a complete, 100%, **** cavity clean install


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27 Sep 2009   #12
Wii Master 64

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Even though I have a compaq, I thought I would just share my input. What I'm gonna do is just backup all my drivers, put them on a cd, clean install, reinstall all drivers, and then let windows update update whichever drivers need it. The reason why I want to back them all up is so if windows update fails, I have a backup plan.
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27 Sep 2009   #13
harpua

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (Retail)
 
 

I have a Thinkpad that originally came with Vista. Lenovo provides a way for you to burn your own recovery disks. Before nuking the recovery partition, I would recommend burning those recovery disks and verifying them to make sure you have a good burn. That way, if you ever want to sell your laptop, you can recover it to the original state it came from the factory with the OEM OS and all drivers installed. And you can keep your W7 OS for something else. Also, just in case you ever want to go back for some other reason you still will be able to.

But the original recovery partition is pretty useless, imo, once you have W7 installed because it is unlikely that you would want to restore to the factory OEM OS once you have W7 installed except if you were selling the notebook.

So when I installed W7 on my Thinkpad, I did away with the recovery partition (after burning my disks) and instead of using Lenovo's buggy rescue and recovery (or whatever they call it now), I just use Acronis TIH which does offer the option to put a recovery partition of sorts on that you can boot into by hitting F11 at start up, if windows won't start. And then from there you can access your backups and restore them if/when ever needed.

But once you've moved on to W7, a dedicated partition to restore Vista seems pretty unnecessary and a waste of space, imo.
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28 Sep 2009   #14
toughbook

 
 

I want that Lenovo screen saver that you always see in there advertisements. The one with the red lines going from top to bottom. That is a cool scene.
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28 Sep 2009   #15
Mjcanton

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by harpua View Post
I have a Thinkpad that originally came with Vista. Lenovo provides a way for you to burn your own recovery disks. Before nuking the recovery partition, I would recommend burning those recovery disks and verifying them to make sure you have a good burn. That way, if you ever want to sell your laptop, you can recover it to the original state it came from the factory with the OEM OS and all drivers installed. And you can keep your W7 OS for something else. Also, just in case you ever want to go back for some other reason you still will be able to.

But the original recovery partition is pretty useless, imo, once you have W7 installed because it is unlikely that you would want to restore to the factory OEM OS once you have W7 installed except if you were selling the notebook.

So when I installed W7 on my Thinkpad, I did away with the recovery partition (after burning my disks) and instead of using Lenovo's buggy rescue and recovery (or whatever they call it now), I just use Acronis TIH which does offer the option to put a recovery partition of sorts on that you can boot into by hitting F11 at start up, if windows won't start. And then from there you can access your backups and restore them if/when ever needed.

But once you've moved on to W7, a dedicated partition to restore Vista seems pretty unnecessary and a waste of space, imo.
Many good points there.. Don't really need a Vista system restore I'll probably do the same, and for sure back up the Lenovo partition on my external as well as on a disc.

What about programs like Lenovo ReadyComm 4.0 and Easy capture.. How can those be backed up?
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