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A install of windows 7 was started by a bootable usb on my IBM THINKPAD X41 TABLET that had Windows XP. Question is...Can Win 7 be on the IBM thinkpad because win 7 needs at least a Pentium 233 MHz

I have microsoft Windows 7 USB/DVD tool and I have used it with a Win 7 ISO download but at 99% usb tool says can not finish.... I tried twice so I am thinking after all this can I just put WIN XP back on it after trying to install WIN 7? I did not back up win xp but I do have the 7 recovery disk ( of course on cd's) gheesh this is a pain...

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Windows 7 requires at least 1 gig processor.

http://windows.microsoft.com/systemrequirements

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You can go about this 2 ways.
First, if you have, or can get your hands on a copy of Windows xp; Load the windows system, then go to the IBM support site and download your drivers. Then you will be ready to go.
Secondly, call IBM support and get a set of recovery cds. You will have to have the information from the stickers that are on the bottom of the pc. I don't remember the exact cost, but as I remember it's about $54-55. Usually takes a couple of days to receive them.
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You can find the drivers for that unit here:

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You may have installed the wrong driver version. Some Thinkpads may have different manufacturers of the same type of devices installed in the laptops, therefore you need to install them one at a time until you find one that works. Go to the IBM/Lenovo WEB site - support/download page and download the latest Windows XP or Vista device drivers for your model computer, Use this link :- http://www.ibm.com/products/finder/us/finders?pg=ddfinder&cm_re=other-_-suprcn-_-download You can download the various drivers and then you click on and run the variour drivers, they will then unzip and expand into a folder on C:\drivers Then install the various drivers from this folder.

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