Free Laptop Reformat?

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  1. rogue3000

    rogue3000 New Member

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    Alright, my dad was issued a laptop for his company, which he got for free. Its a really nice IBM, a T40 i believe, and now he's handing it down to me. (Lucky, I know) Its running XP, but it has all of this software on it that his company installed that i'd like to remove. Tons of security nonsense that isn't useful for me since I dont work for the company. However, I dont have the Windows XP CD, so I dont think I can reformat the system. What do you all recommend? Thanks in advance everybody.


    PS: I hope this was the right forum for this question:hsd:
     
  2. nerfball

    nerfball New Member

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    Well, if re-installing is not an option then I would go through and try to uninstall as many of those work applications as you can. Then create yourself a new Windows profile, this will give you the freshest start that you can get with it. I would suggest you get an XP CD from someone and try reinstalling the O/S, just use the product key on the sticker, usally on the bottom of the laptop. Note: research getting drivers for all your devices before you try and re-install in case XP doesnt have native drivers for everything.
     
  3. GA400

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    Buy a copy of XP and reload.

    You might want to check IBMs site first to make sure they have all the drivers you need before you format.
     
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    Emfuser Nuclear Moderator Super Moderator

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  5. AbortionSurvivor

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    Try using the system restore that comes with all Thinkpads.
    It's that little blue button on the upper left of the keyboard.
    Press it when the computer boots up.

    However, it might be dissabled depending on your dad's old company.

    if not. sell it to me.
     

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