Question about IBM ThinkPad T30 2366 Notebook
Hi, has anyone here tried to install windows xp on a newly installed hard drive? i don't have the recovery disks for my thinkpad because i think it's saved on a separate partition in the original hard drive... how can i actually access it and reinstall it?
If you can get your hands on a Windows XP cd, it will partition and format the drive for you allowing you to install from scratch. You would then just plug in the license key from the sticker on your laptop. As far as the recovery disk on the original CD, there might be an option on bootup that would have you push an F key to access it. Or you can usually order them online. It's not too hard to get the drivers you need from online so I would just go with any XP disk you can get your hands on. You'll be using your own license so you can even borrow one.
Posted on Mar 28, 2007
I have the same problem because the t30 is having problems recognizing the internal oem cd drive or even an external one via the usb.
If I could get past this, then installing would be a snap.
Posted on Sep 23, 2008
Posted on May 02, 2008
I've seen xp pro sv pk 2 OEM cds(like one I bought) online now for around 48.00
this will install os, but you must know how to use this and you may have to change boot order in bios
cd drive should be 1st, then, internal hdrive
DO NOT go into bios if you don't know what you are doing
Also you will probably have to download drivers for your partic. model from manufact site(dell.com. lenovo.com)
you will have to burn thse drivers to cd before you attempt to install os
post later if you need help; I can post a link telling you exactly how to install win xp or similar the correct way
Posted on Feb 26, 2008
Lets find xp cd and plug the license on sticker of your laptop. easy. On BIOS you can easily turn it from your cd drive
Posted on Feb 20, 2008
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.
Either way that you do it, you're going to wrap up a couple of hours.
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Posted on Nov 24, 2007
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