Question about IBM ThinkPad T23 2647 Notebook

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I need Windows 2000 Professional recovery disks.

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  • rickynaragon Oct 15, 2010

    Sorry. My Thinkpad is a T23 2648. NOT the 2647. Will that make a difference?

  • rickynaragon Oct 15, 2010

    I don't know how long a response will take, but my Thinkpad T23 is the 2648....NOT the 2647. Will the same Windows 2000 Professional recovery disks you mentioned to me work on eiher machine? Or are the 2647 and 2648 different?



    Ricky Naragon

  • rickynaragon Oct 15, 2010

    I need recovery disks for an IBM Thinkpad T23 2648. The advice I got from another "expert" gave me a link for a T23 "2647". Are the disks the same for BOTH or are the 2647 and 2648 different? And the link the other "expert" gave to to get the recovery disks did not work anyway.

    Ricky Naragon

  • rickynaragon Oct 15, 2010

    Thanks for the response. So there are Windows 2000 Pro disks available to buy? And, if so, will I get a new "key" or use the one on the bottom of my laptop?

  • rickynaragon Oct 15, 2010

    I appreciate your help. As of yet I am unable to find the disks. BestBuy does nto have them.



    Got any suggestions as to who might carry them?



    Ricky Naragon

  • rickynaragon Oct 15, 2010

    So, are you saying that in reality I am NOT going to be able to recover or get this laptop up and running again? Even if I find Windows 2000 Pro?

  • rickynaragon Oct 16, 2010

    And therein lies the problem. Where can I find and obtain Windows 2000 Pro? I already know how to get the missing drivers. I find it hard to believe that my laptop cannot be recovered.



    Can any other OS be installed on my particular laptop?



    Ricky Naragon

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You can't get them direct from IBM anymore:

Purchase a recovery CD or DVD If you cannot use the service partition or have had hard drive failure, you will need to obtain a recovery CD or DVD by contacting the Support Center. Note: We no longer distribute recovery media for the following discontinued operating systems:

  • Windows 95
  • Windows 98, 98SE
  • Windows NT
  • Windows Me
  • Windows 2000

You could check eBay ( I just did, none for sale) from time to time OR you could just reinstall Windows 2000 and fill in the missing drivers from IBM's support site.

Those are your only real options.

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    RescueTechLA Oct 16, 2010

    That "link" is provided by the website, not me personally. Thanks for putting that I'm an expert in quotes. Good luck with your problem.

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    RescueTechLA Oct 16, 2010

    There is a difference between 2647 and 2648. The difference is only very slight though, the same discs would probably work for all T23 series.

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Hello,

Unfortunately, this model of IBM think-pad does not have a recovery disc. Its an old model. When this system was made, there was not recovery disk then.

What you need to do is to buy a Windows 2000 Professional Operating System CD/disc from any computer accessories store/shop within your vicinity and install it on our computer.

Recovery disc is an OS installed on the computer in place of OS disc/cd. Its the same thing, but since yours doesn't have a recovery, you will have to purchase the disc.

I hope this makes sense to you. If there is something you don's understand, please let me know so that I can assist you further.

Good luck.

Posted on Oct 15, 2010

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    Walesarumi Oct 15, 2010

    Hi,
    Basically, the disk are the same for bother 2647 and 2648. But I doubt if its going to work. What I posted earlier is a fact. there is not recovery for windows 2000. Recover started from windows XP.

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Http://download.cnet.com/Microsoft-Windows-2000-Professional/3000-18513_4-38740.html

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  • Azrael SRL Oct 15, 2010

    Have you checked the link i posted ? Just download the image file for free and burn it to a disk. Boot from that disk and install Win 2000 - use your own key, on the label. The you will have to manually add all the drivers yourself.
    BTW if you don't want to bother to installing and configuring the drivers then just install a Linux OS, it will work right out of the box.

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