Question about IBM ThinkPad R52 Notebook
Please provide steps to reformat the laptop
Your laptop should have come with a recovery disk, you will need to boot to that disk following the onscreen steps for formatting and restoring the operating system files. Furthermore, if your system did not come with a recovery disk, or you have a Windows XP/Vista disk you can boot to that instead.
Windows XP Install:
After the installation system boots, the setup prompt will prompt you for searching the system for previously installed versions of Windows; bypass the recovery option after the search is complete. The setup will then display a list of Hard Drives to install Windows; follow the key for deleting the partition (press "D" to delete). Once the partition has been deleted highlight the "free hard drive space" and press "Enter" then you will be prompted to format the drive and install Windows. Moreover, you should right down the Windows Product Key off the sticker on the bottom of your laptop; you'll be asked for that key after the setup restarts your computer assuming you are using that license for that version of Windows.
Windows Vista Install:
When you boot to the Vista DVD you will be prompted to enter the product key as soon as the setup loads. Select the Hard Drive with the mouse, then left-click the format button on the right pane. Continue with the installation.
Posted on Nov 29, 2008
Before you do anything, make sure you have the orginal licenses and disks.
You havent said how you want it built?
You can basically put the original operating system disk into the laptop and follow the install instructions to reformat and reinstall the OS.
Posted on Nov 29, 2008
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