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Recovery Set Repository for Community Members

#1 Post by theterminator93 » Sat Mar 02, 2019 9:52 am

Notice:
In response to the overwhelming support of this initiative and high volume of requests, and as agreed upon with forum staff, please be advised that the service described below is for the benefit of the ThinkPads.com forum community. If you are finding out about our community as a result of your quest to locate restore media for your ThinkPad, I encourage you to sign up and actively participate.

Going forward, I will only be providing recovery sets to established forum members who meet the following criteria:
User profile must be properly populated (including location).
You have been a member of the forum for at least 14 days with a minimum of 10 meaningful posts OR you have been a member of the forum for over 2 months.

If you do not meet these criteria and contact me requesting restore media, I will delete your message and you will not receive a reply. I do not have time to reiterate these terms repeatedly to anyone who does not take the time to read them here.


As a few of you probably know I wrote the home page article about the ThinkPad software collection a year and a half-ish ago. I've periodically responded to requests for recovery disks through the comments on that article, as well as when members PM me or publicly post a request here. My goal continues to be to amass as many sets as is practical for archival and posterity, and if I'm able to share them with others in need along the way I'm always pleased to do so. I never ask for financial compensation when I share a recovery CD set, unless I'm asked to burn and mail disks. I merely request that you own the ThinkPad with the appropriate CoA label you intend to use any restore sets you acquire from me on, for appropriate software licensing purposes, and read and understand the notice above.

I've hesitated posting something like this until now but wanted to make everyone generally aware of what sets I have, for two reasons: 1) in case someone needs a set, they know exactly what I have that I can provide, and 2) in case someone out there has a set I do NOT already have and is willing to share it with me for the purposes I mentioned earlier, that they can do so.

Please be aware that I do not have every model of ThinkPad that I have software for to test these on. While I do my best to ensure software I have archived is functional in its intended application, I cannot guarantee that the recovery set listed for your model will work for you. Please be sure to back up any data on your system before attempting a recovery. Also please understand that I am unable to provide specific or detailed guidance or support on the recovery process for each model. If you have questions about the restore process, I encourage you to start a thread on the message boards to allow the rest of the community to contribute - and to allow others who may come after you to search and find suggestions to issues they may encounter as well.

With that said, here's my current inventory of software recovery ISOs, hard disk and USB flash disk images (US English unless otherwise noted):

Early IBM models - 300, 500, 600 and 700 series:
355, Windows 3.1 ("Create recovery media" diskette images)
380/380D, Windows 95
380XD, Windows 95
390E, Windows 95 (English and Dutch)
390E, Windows 98 (English and Dutch)
390X, Windows 95
390X, Windows 98 SE
570E, Windows NT4
600, Windows 98
600E, Windows 95 (missing boot floppy image - floppy from 600 may work, not tested)
600E, Windows 98
600X, Windows 98
600X, Windows NT4
600X, Windows 2000
701c, Windows 3.11 (recovery disk creator files, presumably with OS/2)
701c, Windows 3.11 without OS/2 (HDD Image)
755c, Windows 3.11 (HDD Image)
755CD, unsure of OS (Either 3.11 and/or 95)
760XL, Windows 95 (English and German)
760C/CD, Windows 3.1 and OS/2 (German)
770, unsure of OS (appears to be Windows 95, German)
770ED, unsure of OS (I believe it's Windows 95)
770X, Windows 98, German
770Z, Windows 98

Late IBM, 2-digit model A, T, R, X and Z series:
A20m, Windows 2000
A20m, Windows NT4
A22m, Windows 2000
A22p, Windows 2000
A22p, Windows NT4
A31/A31p, XP Pro
i1200, Windows ME
i1400, Windows 98
R40, XP Pro
R61, XP Pro ("Create recovery media" ISOs)
T20, Windows 98
T21, Windows 98
T22, Windows NT4
T22, Windows 2000
T23, Windows 2000
T23, XP Pro
T30, XP Pro
T40, XP Pro
T41/R50, XP Pro
T42, XP Pro
T43 (ATi models), XP Pro
T60, XP Pro
T61, Vista Business x86
T61p, XP Pro ("Create recovery media" ISOs)
TransNote, Windows 2000
X23/X24, XP Pro
X31, XP Pro
X41T, XP Pro
X61, XP Pro
X61s, Vista Home Basic x86
Z50 WorkPad, Windows CE (Applications/User Guide and Desktop Software)
Z60m/Z60t, XP Pro
Z61p/Z61z/Z61t, XP Pro

Lenovo Models - three-digit E, T, W and X series:
E550, Windows 10 (USB Recovery Disk Image)
E560, Windows 10 (USB Recovery Disk Image)
T400/T500, XP Pro
T400/T500, Vista Business x86
T400/T500, Vista Business x64
T400/T500, Windows 7 Pro x86
T400/T500, Windows 7 Ultimate x64
T410/T510, Windows 7 Pro x86
T410/T510/W510, Windows 7 Pro x64
T420 (presumably T520/W520 as well), Windows 7 Pro x64
T530 (presumably T430/W530 as well), Windows 7 Pro x64 ("Create recovery media" ISOs)
T430/T530/W530, Windows 8 Pro x64
T440p, Windows 7 Pro x64 ("Create recovery media" ISOs)
T450, Windows 8.1 Pro x64 (USB Flash Drive image)
T550, Windows 7 Pro x64 ("Create recovery media" ISOs)
T460, Windows 10 Pro x64 (USB Flash Drive creator files)
T460, Windows 7 Pro x64 ("Create recovery media" ISOs)
T470/T25, Windows 10 Pro x64 (USB Flash Drive image)
T480, Windows 10 Pro x64
T490, Windows 10 Pro x64
W700ds, Windows XP Pro ("Create recovery media" ISOs)
X200/X300/X301, Windows 7 Pro x86
X200/X300/X301, Windows XP Pro
X201T, Windows 7 Pro x86
X230, Windows 7 Pro x64

If you need one of these, have something I do not and are willing to share, or are willing to test a recovery set for which the OS/Language details I am unsure of, please let me know! Again, please be aware of the conditions on receipt of recovery media on this list, provided at the beginning of the post.
Last edited by theterminator93 on Wed Jul 01, 2020 8:45 am, edited 19 times in total.
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T420 IPS FHD | X220 IPS FHD | T61p·T61·43·42p|X220T·301·41T·24·23·22|G41|A31p·22m|i1200|TransNote
600|770Z|770E|760XD|760EL|365XD|701C|755C

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Re: Recovery Set Repository

#2 Post by Lister » Sat Mar 09, 2019 1:22 am

PM send
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Re: Recovery Set Repository

#3 Post by zenstalker12 » Sat Mar 09, 2019 10:27 pm

PM Sent and thank you.

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Re: Recovery Set Repository

#4 Post by BubbaMc » Tue Mar 12, 2019 2:51 am

Thank you very much for doing this for the community!

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Re: Recovery Set Repository

#5 Post by TheForgottenKing » Thu Mar 14, 2019 8:38 am

I believe I have the original 701C floppies, however I am unable to test at the moment as my A31p is not working yet. I'll update you if you want each file separately, assuming you don't already have it
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Re: Recovery Set Repository

#6 Post by theterminator93 » Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:20 am

I've got some files that look like they might be used to create a recovery, but no floppy disk images. If they check out I'd be happy to receive them!
T480 with T25 keyboard | T25 | W520 i7-2860QM·Quadro 2000m·IPS FHD | T601F T9900·NVS 140m·LED AFFS UXGA
T420 IPS FHD | X220 IPS FHD | T61p·T61·43·42p|X220T·301·41T·24·23·22|G41|A31p·22m|i1200|TransNote
600|770Z|770E|760XD|760EL|365XD|701C|755C

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Re: Recovery Set Repository

#7 Post by pkiff » Sun Mar 17, 2019 7:17 am

This is a very helpful and generous service, theterminator93, thanks!

If I am able to find some of my old recovery disks, I'll check to see if I have any that aren't already in your list. I know that I have some for the X60T/X61T somewhere, but they've not surfaced out of my mess of storage boxes for a couple years now.

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Re: Recovery Set Repository

#8 Post by Trickfan277 » Sun Mar 17, 2019 10:04 am

Hi,
I used to rebuild laptops in the early 90s and I still have quite a few Think Pads that I'm working on refurbishing but I'm missing some of the original recovery CD's for the 600x and 600e if you can get back to me please I do have quite a few recovery CDs for other models and am happy to share them with you. I need to go through it all to know exactly what I have in storage. I know I have at least 7-10 self booting recovery images that put the Windows on very quickly example 380z,760L,760XL,760XD,760E, much more including user manuals and most all legacy IBM Laptop Service Manuals, etc. I look forward to hearing from you and getting these up and running again. BTW, I really like your 600x with the 850P3, very nice!
Thanks,
Trickfan277

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Re: Recovery Set Repository

#9 Post by theterminator93 » Sun Mar 17, 2019 4:17 pm

I'd be happy to share what I have for the 600 series. I have two sets for the 600 and two for the 600X; nothing explicitly for the 600E unfortunately (yet, anyway! :D).

I'll send a PM with a link shortly.

If you come across anything that you're willing to share, I'd be very grateful!
T480 with T25 keyboard | T25 | W520 i7-2860QM·Quadro 2000m·IPS FHD | T601F T9900·NVS 140m·LED AFFS UXGA
T420 IPS FHD | X220 IPS FHD | T61p·T61·43·42p|X220T·301·41T·24·23·22|G41|A31p·22m|i1200|TransNote
600|770Z|770E|760XD|760EL|365XD|701C|755C

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Re: Recovery Set Repository

#10 Post by GMGolds » Tue Apr 23, 2019 1:32 pm

PM Sent!

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Re: Recovery Set Repository

#11 Post by martin_boro » Wed May 08, 2019 11:38 am

PM sent, restore sets downloaded and work great!

10/10. Would restore again!
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Re: Recovery Set Repository

#12 Post by NKVD1934 » Mon Jun 03, 2019 12:06 am

I send pm for the 380z restore CD...
Dos power!!!

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Re: Recovery Set Repository

#13 Post by cracamato » Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:32 pm

Hola, podria enviar PM Lenovo x201 Tablet. Gracias.-

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Re: Recovery Set Repository

#14 Post by cracamato » Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:58 pm

Hi, is this posible send me link Recovery CD Lenovo thinkpad x201 tablet ? Thanks.-

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Re: Recovery Set Repository

#15 Post by BillMorrow » Sat Jun 15, 2019 12:29 am

cracamato wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:32 pm
Hola, podria enviar PM Lenovo x201 Tablet. Gracias.-
hola cracamato, por favor habla ingles en este foro.. :)
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Re: Recovery Set Repository

#16 Post by ArtiomWin » Fri Jun 21, 2019 3:32 am

I've got PM, thanks

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Re: Recovery Set Repository

#17 Post by thinkpad3 » Sat Jul 20, 2019 8:44 pm

PM’d Thanks for the help

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#18 Post by Gajdem » Sat Aug 24, 2019 1:21 pm

PM send

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Re: Recovery Set Repository

#19 Post by fatkatsupra1 » Sun Aug 25, 2019 12:44 pm

If you have the media for A31M I would greatly appreciate it!

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Re: Recovery Set Repository

#20 Post by jsphillips86 » Thu Aug 29, 2019 7:12 pm

PM Sent

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Re: Recovery Set Repository

#21 Post by mrtaufner » Mon Sep 16, 2019 4:18 am

How can I favorite a topic? Thanks a lot!

Will send PM with request later

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Re: Recovery Set Repository

#22 Post by rheacox » Tue Oct 01, 2019 12:34 pm

This is hugely helpful, thanks for doing this! PM will be sent soon.
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#23 Post by robi8080 » Tue Oct 01, 2019 5:13 pm

PM send. Thanks

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Re: Recovery Set Repository

#24 Post by H-Atkinson » Mon Oct 21, 2019 11:13 pm

PM sent, thank you for offering this service.
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#25 Post by pm2960 » Sat Nov 30, 2019 2:57 pm

PM sent --- Thank you very much for your efforts in making this available !

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#26 Post by trondl » Tue Dec 10, 2019 3:42 pm

PM sent. Thanks!

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#27 Post by cokomoko » Sun Dec 22, 2019 11:33 am

PM send, thanks.

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#28 Post by Luuk813 » Sat Feb 08, 2020 11:14 am

PM has been sent, thanks in advance!

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#29 Post by BillMorrow » Sat Feb 08, 2020 1:45 pm

commenting here to add that i promised to sort through the remaining recovery sets i have accumulated since about 1995 and FedEx them to theterminator93..
in sorting out the personal CD's from the recovery CD's i was launched on a cleaning spree of my office and i keep finding more recovery sets (some original, some copies) tucked here and there.. even one for one of the S30 thinkpads but while THAT thinkpad is a rare english version that recovery set is in japanese..!
since it took about 12 years for my office to get into the state it was in when i started it is taking some time and effort to clean up (to the point my shredder broke and i had to fix it!) and uncover the remaining recovery sets but progress IS being made and i WILL be sending this OP (theterminator93) the remaining recovery sets i have in my possession..
so i think his list might expand, somewhat..
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Re: Recovery Set Repository

#30 Post by Radioguy » Sat Feb 08, 2020 10:50 pm

BillMorrow wrote:
Sat Feb 08, 2020 1:45 pm
commenting here to add that i promised to sort through the remaining recovery sets i have accumulated since about 1995 and FedEx them to theterminator93..
in sorting out the personal CD's from the recovery CD's i was launched on a cleaning spree of my office and i keep finding more recovery sets (some original, some copies) tucked here and there.. even one for one of the S30 thinkpads but while THAT thinkpad is a rare english version that recovery set is in japanese..!
since it took about 12 years for my office to get into the state it was in when i started it is taking some time and effort to clean up (to the point my shredder broke and i had to fix it!) and uncover the remaining recovery sets but progress IS being made and i WILL be sending this OP (theterminator93) the remaining recovery sets i have in my possession..
so i think his list might expand, somewhat..
Thanks Bill. :)
240, 380ED, 760C, 760CD, 760E, 760EL, 760LD, 760LD, 760XD, 760XD, A30, E520, G40, I1300, P53, R31, R40, R51, R52, R61, T20, T30, T40, T41, T42, T43, T43P, T60, T61, T400, T410, T420, T430, T460, X1C2, X30, X40, X220, X301 and on, and on, and on...

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