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what exactly are on the recovery cds?

Discussion in 'IBM Thinkpad' started by Dennis, Oct 29, 2003.

  1. Dennis

    Dennis Guest

    I have a copy of win XP pro that I'm not using at the moment, what is
    on the recovery CDs that I would absolutely need? other than maybe
    Norton Anti Virus?

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    Dennis, Oct 29, 2003
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    Max Williams Guest

    I suppose different models have different stuff. The main
    thing I remember my T40 recovery disk had (that I couldn't
    find on IBM's site) was the DVD software. I found a DVD
    upgrade, but the base application didn't seem to be there.
    The upgrade required the DVD software to be present.

    The Norton AV on my recovery disk was a 3-month trial

    Can't remember if I could find the Win version of PC-Doctor
    on IBM's site. I remember finding a DOS version of
    PC-Doctor, though.

    I was able to find most of the drivers and other TP software
    on IBM's site, and much of it was newer versions.

    This is all from memory, because I had to do a system
    restore, although I did it from the hidden partition on the

    Max Williams, Oct 30, 2003
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