Question about IBM ThinkPad T40 2373 Notebook
Can i restore windowsXP on my toshiba thinkpad (type 2373) from a downloaded file.According to the sticker on the back of the laptop 'windows XP Professional 1-2 cpu' is installed.
I have no discs and want to reload the system software as it is really playing up.
I am a mac person, so really lost on this one. My wife's laptop.
Goto the Start feature at the bottom left & press start
Towards the bottom one the coluum with the chart of programs click on help & support
When that comes up you can click on system restore and follow the instructions easily
Posted on Jul 06, 2010
As its playing up, I gather it boots up.
Click on start - all programmes - accessories - system tools - system restore. Choose restore date prior to when the problbems all started.
If thats not effective, Click on Start - My computer and check how many hard drives you have. Your's could have 2 partitions which appears as 2 hard drives. C and D.
Its been common practice to store all the reset and recovery files on a partition on the hard drive, so dealers don't have to supply recovery disks.
If there is a second hard drive, then there will probably be a system recover process amongst your programmes.
If you don't have a user manual, also probably on your HDD somewhere, or you can download one from
the IBM website, follow links for downloads and support.
If finally you do decide you still need a windows disk, to remain legal, you'll probably end up having to buy a copy, make sure it comes with a registration code.
Finally for my part, Should you want to completely refresh your wifes laptop, for free, you can download and install a linux operating system for free. One of the more popular ones, I use it myself is Ubuntu.
If interested just Google Ubuntu, all the instructions are there on the web page.
Posted on Jul 06, 2010
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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