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Any way to customize Restore And Recovery process from recovery CDs? (for X40)

Discussion in 'IBM Thinkpad' started by Anonymous User, Jun 5, 2004.

  1. I've decided, after getting my X40, that I want to restore something
    *like* the original XP environment that came with the machine, but I
    want to install XP on the 2nd partition (D:), since I reserve the 1st
    drive (C:) for boot managers and as a temporary space for emergencies.

    The problem is, the recovery CDs, of course, just want to install to
    C:. Has anyone ever got IBM to tell them if there's any way to change
    which drive they install XP to?

    - Tim
    Anonymous User, Jun 5, 2004
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  2. Anonymous User

    Horst Franke Guest

    Hi Tim, that's not possible. You need to install what You've bought!
    Did You already got some? I got none with my G40.
    I would have to tell IBM that I want to change my HDD and thus need
    a copy of the recovery CD(s).
    Do You use any bootmanager or partitioning tool?
    Horst Franke, Jun 6, 2004
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  3. It doesn't seem fair, somehow... I *bought* XP and a bunch of IBM
    software when I bought the machine, so it would be nice if they let me
    install whichever of it I wanted, in whichever partition I liked.
    I ordered the recovery CDs, so I have them. Yes, I use BootItNG as a
    boot manager, and PartitionMagic as a partitioning tool. I can modify
    things after the fact, but the XP partition will always be C:, which
    isn't what I want. *sigh*

    - Tim
    Anonymous User, Jun 7, 2004
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