Going Crazy ? two languages in Explorer (X200s)

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  1. Persnickety

    Persnickety Notebook Evangelist

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    I give up. Lenovo asked me to call IBM, IBM says they will only send me german recovery disks, because "danish is not even an option for that model" all the while they admit that they know nothing about Vista and MS says that I will have to buy the retail disks. The company I bought it from aren't helping, so there.

    I guess I will contact IT support at my work and have them swipe the crappola and install one of their licenses on the damn thing. :rolleyes:
     
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    zillal Notebook Consultant

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    ok, if your retailer sold you a german only thinkpad (according to lenovo) in Denmark I would just return it to them and order another model that comes with Danish Vista.

    Consumer laws in Denmark I am sure would not allow them to get away with anything else.

    Btw what is the type-model XXXX-XXX number on the underside of your Thinkpad (NOT the S/N serial number) It is worth checking on the web that Lenovo's statement is correct that that model doesnt come with a Danish version.

    My internet provider's link to the Lenovo US site is down at the moment so hopefully somebody else in the forum can help you as new to Lenovo/IBM to find the info for your type-model.
     
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    Persnickety Notebook Evangelist

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    Thank you everyone. You really have been helpful, even if I'm an idjit at these things.

    I contacted the company who supplied the machine and explained my troubles, and how I don't know what to do. He has now asked me (via mail) which I will be needing, XP or Business. I think he'll help me with this one.

    I have been on edge trying to make this work, being very close to simply toss everything out (seriously!).
    However, it might actually work out. I guess, no matter which way (via work or the place I bought it) I will wipe the HDD clean, install Vista Business, and then install the slew of drivers and whatnot from lenovo's site. And after that I'll clone that to a - what? 8GB thumbdrive, dvd-drive, or external hdd.

    I went out and bought a DVD'drive today because I figured that no matter what I'd have to install a "clean" vista from some sort of disk, and the less workarounds, the better the chance of me putting that great computer to use.

    P.S. COming home from the shop where I bought the DVD-drive, I opened the lid of this MBP (I'm typing on), and whattaya know – the screen didn't work. I had to hold down the power button, remove the almost nonfunctioning battery and hold down the powerbutton before it would even boot. Excellent timing! :D

    I hope I will have a great, clean and DANISH X200s "mittwoch" (wednesday, lol) next week. Oh, the screen is gorgeous. I was so nervous it would be too small, but it seems alright to me, and it so light I can't believe it – even with the 9-cell.

    Thanks again,

    Snickety
     
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    zillal Notebook Consultant

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    Hereis the IBM EMEA Announcement Letter for X200s. As far as I can see all models are available in Danish versions.

    If you ordered your X200s from a German company on the web such as this you have a different problem. Notice that the order number NS45KGE ends with GE that means you have in such a case ordered a German version where this company for an additional €65 has changed the keyboard to a Danish keyboard for you but its still a German version X200s with German Vista only.

    But looking at the announcement letter type-model 7469-5KG is available in a Danish version which means Danish recovery disks do exist.

    So if this is your problem and you bought your thinkpad in Germany I would next try calling German Lenovo support (might also be run by IBM) explain your mistake and ask if they could find Danish or at least English recovery disks for you. In this case I think you should expect to pay the approx €50 charge.

    If they refuse I would try Lenovo Germany sales complaining about their retailer's way of selling Lenovo. I have seen instances here in the forums where Lenovo sales reps have handed out recovery discs (in this case for Vista 64 instead of Vista 32) with the argument the buyer has been fooled by their marketing practices.

    As a last resort you might also try Mark Hopkins. He reads this forum but it's easiest to pm him directly over in the Lenovo forums where he is Mark_Lenovo.
     
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