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    Default Reset to fresh OS install? -vista ultimate

    Im selling my T61 that has a clean Vista Ultimate install on it. Is there a way to revert back to that clean install or do I have to redo everything? I know on dells you can revert back to the factory OS install (including all the bloat etc)

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    Default Re: Reset to fresh OS install? -vista ultimate

    Use rescue and recovery. Works great. I gave my old T43 to my in-laws and reset it back to the factory XP install.
    T61p|15.4 WUXGA|2.4GHz|4GB|200GB/100GB 7200RPM|ITM|4965AGN|Fingerprint+Bluetooth|Vista Ultimate32|Lexar 16GB SSD/4GB SDHC
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    Default Re: Reset to fresh OS install? -vista ultimate

    did i haev to have that application on the machine from the start of the new OS install? I dont have that ibm utility installed

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    Default Re: Reset to fresh OS install? -vista ultimate

    If you "clean installed" over the factory image, and messed with the partitions, no there's not gonna be any way to restore to the factory image. You'll have to use your disk to reinstall and put the Lenovo tools/utilities/drivers on yourself.
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    Default Re: Reset to fresh OS install? -vista ultimate

    Right, what vespoli said. There's a hidden partition with the factory image. If you blew this away before burning recovery CDs, you will need to order recovery cds from lenovo.
    T61p|15.4 WUXGA|2.4GHz|4GB|200GB/100GB 7200RPM|ITM|4965AGN|Fingerprint+Bluetooth|Vista Ultimate32|Lexar 16GB SSD/4GB SDHC
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    Default Re: Reset to fresh OS install? -vista ultimate

    i believe I still have the hidden partition, how do I access this on a T61?

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    Default Re: Reset to fresh OS install? -vista ultimate

    You press the ThinkVantage key at beginning of bootup, it will bring up the option to restore to the original configuration.

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    Default Re: Reset to fresh OS install? -vista ultimate

    If you have the ThinkVantage Rescue and Recovery installed still, there should be a button that says something like "Burn Recovery Media"... that's the other alternative.
    T61p|15.4 WUXGA|2.4GHz|4GB|200GB/100GB 7200RPM|ITM|4965AGN|Fingerprint+Bluetooth|Vista Ultimate32|Lexar 16GB SSD/4GB SDHC
    T60p|14.1 SXGA+|2.16GHz|3GB|100/80GB 7200/5400RPM|Atheros 11a/b/g|Vista Business32
    X61t|12.1 XGA Multi-touch|1.6GHz|4GB|200GB 7200RPM|ITM|4965AGN|Fingerprint+Bluetooth|Vista Business32|X6Ultrabase|Lexar 4GB SDHC

 

 

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