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Old June 1, 2010, 03:34 PM
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they have put the recovery files on a partion ill have to use 3 dvds to make a back up and your right the bloat ware is tremendous. I will do a clean install a bit later on as i want to give their features a chance but to be fair even though it took me 3 reps the last one had the most relevant knowledge of the product line. Ill see if i run into any more problems and test out their customer service but he did apologize for having me run around and he mentioned Lenovo wants to have the best customer service i told him that they should be putting up the user guide up on their website.

Anyways ill forgive them because he did solve my problem. I am just playing around with it doing normal tasks i usually do on my desktop and installing some temp programs.
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Old June 1, 2010, 03:48 PM
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I never use recovery discs... Are they actually helpful when your notebook crashes?

How much did you buy the notebook for?
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I never use recovery discs... Are they actually helpful when your notebook crashes?

How much did you buy the notebook for?
You know, the recover disk can be used in two ways, one is to restore windows to original status like when you first get it, with all the bloatware, or install a fresh copy of windows.

For me, I use them to install a fresh copy, without using a product key that is..
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I never use recovery discs... Are they actually helpful when your notebook crashes?
Easy way to do a format / clean install once a year.

I read the comment about the bloatware. Weird, since I bought a W510 4 weeks ago, and W7 was clean as a whistle. And no manual too - and I found the wrapping minimalist, for such a price tag...
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Old June 1, 2010, 09:28 PM
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Easy way to do a format / clean install once a year.

I read the comment about the bloatware. Weird, since I bought a W510 4 weeks ago, and W7 was clean as a whistle. And no manual too - and I found the wrapping minimalist, for such a price tag...

I found the same wrapping issue and i even asked them about it and they said their company is trying to go greener and i was like a film cover over the screen is not what i as a customer would give up to go green. Luckily no harm was done over shipping. Honestly when its coming from china i want that thing packed like a package from Ncix lots of bubble wrap yatta yatta.

The thing is the reviews i have seen online showed all the laptops with lots of protective films on both the outside shell and the screen all mine came with was a film on top of the keyboard around the speakers and a soft cloth covering the whole keyboard and to protect the screen.


And a question if i do make a recovery disk from the laptop itself will i be able to install a fresh copy without the bloat ware. Mine came stacked with bloatware. I want to test them out off course to give a fair chance of if some are actually worth it. I tried to get the face recognition to work but it got stuck for a good 5 mins on the scanning so i gave up i will try again tomorow.
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My W510 came in with side plastic caps, and the lappy was inside an anti-static bag. That's it. Not even a cloth between the keyboard and the screen. Rather skimp for the (almost) top of the line Lenovo laptop. Anyway, no harm done.

If you create the recovery discs from the initial install, and that install is loaded with apps you will re-install them using the discs. It's weird 'cause mine had nothing installed - a few apps from Lenovo (wireless amongst others) but that's it. No face recognition apps on mine, but the finger swipe reader works fine.
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Old June 2, 2010, 06:54 AM
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Is there a way to see whats being added onto the recovery disks id like to do a clean install. And lol finger print would have been sweet just a token though. Face recognition is way to slow i think it needs driver updates or something.
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Not that I know of. The app creates the disks with no options.

Finger print reader is neat, since I use the lappy in a work environment - no more need to type those damn passwords again.
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Dashock.. all a recovery disk is bring the laptop to its original state and should install most of the drivers, personally if you don't have one, I find a waste of time making one.

Besides half of us IT Pros (or you can say, users who have moderate knowledge in computers) know our ways to install windows and get drivers installed, make backups. If I were you, would just get a good backup program and keep doing weekly backups (or system restore).. so you have all your important files backup, and since the OS/apps/drivers can all be installed fresh, don't make a recovery disk. Rather use the product key at the back of the laptop, download an ISO of Win 7 Home Premium or whatever you got, and install from fresh.

Even better I give you.. ABR (Activation Backup and Restore) | directedge.us download and follow the steps, for Win 7 download the beta.. like mentioned the product key should be different.. with Win 7 you don't have to type a product key during install, and using this utility, you wouldn't even have to reactivate. I used it myself, very useful tool.

Now that is just a personal suggestion, you could take it or leave it (and get K.O'ed and then take it :p).. As far as drivers go, download the drivers before hand, at least the network card/wireless card drivers and then the rest can be downloaded from lenovo's site.
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Thanx bud ill have a look cheers. I been busy most of the days with meetings so il post up the pics in a few.
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