[ltp] reinstalling windows after linux

Evgeni Golov linux-thinkpad@linux-thinkpad.org
Thu, 27 Jun 2013 21:04:31 +0200

On Thu, Jun 27, 2013 at 06:55:24PM +0000, Steven J. Owens wrote:
> > What for? He has the license, so just get the disc somehow, e.g. by 
> > creating one from the install on disk (iirc nLite could do this).
>      I hadn't realized - until I took the battery out while yanking
> the hard drive - that the windows license key was in the battery
> compartment.  Had I known, I could have just downloaded windows 7 from
> digitalriver and used that license key.

Unless digitalriver gives you some kind of special ISO (MSDNAA comes in 
mind): yes

>      On the other hand, that wouldn't have included any of the windows
> apps that come with the thinkpad.  If I have to suffer a windows
> partition on my machine, it at least ought to have the potential to be
> useful on occasion.

All the cool Lenovo toys^Wtools are available on lenovo.com, you just 
have to install them :) [this won't work on non-Thinkpads, but will on 
non-Lenovo installed Thinkpads]

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