How to find how to restore used laptop back to like new condition
Hi!I bought the IBM Think Pad T21 Type 2647-87U used. I would like to find out what oringinally came on this computer & how to get at least some of it restored. Of course I don't have a users manual to tell me anything. I try to download files or upgrade stuff & it won't let me. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you so very much for your help.
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This laptop is fairly old so your options are limited:
-Use the original recovery CD. If you don?t have it you?re out of luck since IBM only provides them for laptops that came with OS XP or Vista installed. You might try looking on Ebay, occasionally I see recovery disks for older HP and IBM computers listed.
-Use the hard drive service partition if it still exists on your hard drive. The procedure to activate the recovery can be found at this link: http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?lndocid=MIGR-4UFUYK
-If these won?t work for you the last option is to obtain an operating system that will run on your laptop. At various times it shipped with W95, 98, ME, NT and 2000 so depending on memory any of them should work OK. Do a typical OS installation then apply the appropriate drivers as necessary.
Also here are some additional links for your T21:
-Manual downloads: http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/product.do?subcategoryind=0&familyind=50268&brandind=10&doccategoryind=0&modelind=0&doctypeind=8&validate=true&partnumberind=0&sitestyle=lenovo&template=%2Fproductpage%2Flandingpages%2FproductPageLandingPage.vm&operatingsystemind=49979&machineind=0
-Operating system install instructions and hardware driver downloads: http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/product.do?subcategoryind=0&familyind=50268&brandind=10&doccategoryind=0&modelind=0&doctypeind=10&validate=true&partnumberind=0&sitestyle=lenovo&template=%2Fproductpage%2Flandingpages%2FproductPageLandingPage.vm&operatingsystemind=49979&machineind=0
-Additional drivers & downloads: http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/product.do?subcategoryind=0&familyind=50268&brandind=10&doccategoryind=0&modelind=0&doctypeind=9&validate=true&partnumberind=0&sitestyle=lenovo&template=%2Fproductpage%2Flandingpages%2FproductPageLandingPage.vm&operatingsystemind=49979&machineind=0
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