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Restore disc for ibm thinkpad

It says that i need to restore my computer,but i don't have that disc

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  • John Hong
    John Hong May 11, 2010

    What says you need to restore? Is windows otherwise working? Can you describe what happens when you start the computer, the more detail the better.

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I restored my computer system a few weeks ago. It took a few hours or the recovery and a few days to get everything back on, including updates and programs. Make sure it's plugged in since the it will reboot a few times.

Back up all your data because, it will all be wiped and restored to the original factory image.
Make sure you have copies of all your programs. If your MS Office was installed at the factory, it should be on there.

Step 1 - When you boot up, at the first screen press the system option to invoke recovery (means press one of the F2, F3 or F10 per screen, located at the top - whichever says system recovery). Your laptop did not come with a CD because it has a system partition that has the orginal system build.

Once you invoke recovery, it will rebuild your system, including formatting and resetting up your OS.

Step 2 - Load program and updates. Go to windowsupdate site and run the windows updates, go to the Office site and run those. Find the scanners that will recognize your software.

Download ThinkVantage System Update (Lenovo). It will automatically recognize your laptop and update all the system utilities. ThinkPad is owned by Lenove, not IBM now.

This all works great but very time consuming.

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