I have an old t40 2373-94u and i wanted to upgrade my VERY slow 4200 80 gig to a new 7k100...
i've been reading some of the posts and i just needed a pretty quick answer on how to install the new drive so that it is loaded with factory defaults.
1. i have recovery disks that ordered from IBM for free when i first got the machine in 2003. my question about these disks is that they hold very old IBM access software. Is there a way to get recovery disks/create recovery disks right now so that when i reload i can have more updated software without having to download a ton of things?
uhmm, are you happy with the current OS and how well it is working..?
if SO, then just clone that existing drive to the new HDD when it arrives..
if you need direction for this, see below..
2. all i have to do is put in the new drive and boot from the recovery cd and it will load everything onto the new HD? including the partition with recovery?
it is a little tricky, but just let it do its thing and after several reboots it will hand you the original factory preload..
but for me, i LOVE Acronis True Image for making a copy of the OS and restoring it after a disaster..