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Re: Lenovo vs. thoseotherguys
« Reply #620 on: July 13, 2007, 10:04:53 PM »
i love my x61s...and i have only just begun exploring it.

Sounds, um... intriguing? 

lol. well, i have to strip it down most likely (uninstall vista home, install xp pro, microsoft office 07, internet, etc)...but so far it seems great.  the keyboard is excellent--i do hate that lil red mouse thingie though, it's annoying.

For further explorations?   :P

(Good plan... I stuck with Vista Home from Lenovo so I could install XP Pro myself.  It's a bit tedious installing OS's, but the end result is worth it since you get complete control over what's initially on the computer.)

I haven't used the little red mouse thingy for years and years but back then I found it too fiddly...  I intend to have a small USB mouse with me at all times.

yea i'm not doing the vista/xp switch...i'm no good at those things, so my mom's friend will do it, plus add office and all that.

any recommendations for a small usb mouse?
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Re: Lenovo vs. thoseotherguys
« Reply #621 on: July 13, 2007, 10:38:07 PM »
I'm using the Vista Home Premium on my T61 that came from Lenovo and it's actually pretty nice so far.  It uses a decent amount of disk space due to a lot of preinstalls, but most of it is stuff you'd want anyway - acrobat reader, some client security apps from lenovo, etc.  Nothing intrusive or spammy that I've seen.  Vista isn't too bad either, but then again I got 2GB of memory and a 7200rpm drive so that might be tempering my opinion of Vista.  I installed Office 2007 and OneNote and I'm pretty happy with where it's at.

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Re: Lenovo vs. thoseotherguys
« Reply #622 on: July 13, 2007, 11:28:09 PM »
for those of you that ordered ur thinkpads with some form of vista--did the cd come with it?
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Re: Lenovo vs. thoseotherguys
« Reply #623 on: July 13, 2007, 11:38:38 PM »
for those of you that ordered ur thinkpads with some form of vista--did the cd come with it?

per the latest MSFT policy it shouldn't have.

msft?

and i just looked thru the checklist so i realized that everything is there...i'm just wondering about it bc i posted upthread that i was going to take off vista and instal xp pro...so just wanted to have vista ready to go when the kinks got worked out.
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Re: Lenovo vs. thoseotherguys
« Reply #624 on: July 13, 2007, 11:46:33 PM »
msft?

and i just looked thru the checklist so i realized that everything is there...i'm just wondering about it bc i posted upthread that i was going to take off vista and instal xp pro...so just wanted to have vista ready to go when the kinks got worked out.

note to self: law school requires different type of geek-speak.

msft = microsoft.  i believe they instituted a policy whereby you don't recieve install disks for any OEM versions of vista.

ah...ty.

so if i uninstall vista and install xp pro--and then want to go back to vista once cls gives the go ahead, can i do that w/o disks?
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Re: Lenovo vs. thoseotherguys
« Reply #625 on: July 13, 2007, 11:54:30 PM »
My T61 has a "restore" partition on the HD, it's about 7 gigs and can supposedly restore it to how they shipped it out using the restore CD to boot from.  It's kind of a pain considering they could have put that crap on a DVD rather than using my HD space, but who cares 100 gigs goes a long way.

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Re: Lenovo vs. thoseotherguys
« Reply #626 on: July 14, 2007, 12:03:14 AM »
thanks to the both of you for entertaining my possibly ridiculous questions.  i'll just talk this over with my mom's friend and see what he says.

thanks again!
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Re: Lenovo vs. thoseotherguys
« Reply #627 on: July 14, 2007, 12:14:30 AM »
Yea if you're installing XP you can just nuke that partition and get your space back.  I'm fine with Vista as it is right now though.  It's pretty snappy actually.

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« Reply #628 on: July 14, 2007, 12:19:38 AM »
I've read that people also burn rescue disks from the partition, which could then be used in case something bad happens.  Unfortunately I don't know how to do it, but the people on forums.thinkpads.com have discussed it several times.

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Re: Lenovo vs. thoseotherguys
« Reply #629 on: July 14, 2007, 01:03:26 AM »
FYI, my Dell shipped with Vista Premium on DVD... So this Microsoft policy is evidently not yet universal.  I'm hoping to upgrade to Vista on another machine at home, so hopefully there's no protections on the DVD that prevent it from executing and downloading on another machine. 
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