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Looking for Restore Discs for ThinkPad T42

T40/T41/T42/T43 Series
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LevelUp_ErikJ
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Looking for Restore Discs for ThinkPad T42

#1 Post by LevelUp_ErikJ » Fri Nov 12, 2021 9:53 pm

I recently got a free ThinkPad T42 from a friend of mine, and I'm trying to get the out-of-box experience from it. I want to reinstall Windows XP, but I can't find the UltraNav driver or any of the included software on Lenovo's website. I tried downloading the OS reinstallation discs from "the Archive", but it consistently fails, simply saying that "IBM Product Restoration Failed". Is there anybody who has a confirmed working set of T42 reinstallation discs and would be willing to share the disc images?

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Re: Looking for Restore Discs for ThinkPad T42

#2 Post by SAIYAN48 » Sat Nov 13, 2021 8:32 pm

I used the restore discs from Archive.org on my R51 without any issues. https://archive.org/details/Disc2of7Jan ... UPN24R7684
Did you try the Ultranav drivers from here? https://thinkpads.com/support/Thinkpad- ... m/T42.html

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Re: Looking for Restore Discs for ThinkPad T42

#3 Post by kfzhu1229 » Sat Nov 13, 2021 9:13 pm

I have a full suite of original software that came from my ThinkPad T43, including the software, drivers and themes. The only thing is that they are meant to work with Simplified Chinese, so some of the software that don't support more than one language are going to be in Chinese.
If all fails I guess I can give you those, but for Ultranav, here's a really new version that works with Windows XP and on T42: https://think.lenovo.com.cn/support/dri ... 26osid%3D1
Dell Lat CP MMX-233 64mb 40gb W2k
600 PII-266 416mb 40gb WXP
T23 PIII 1.13ghz 1gb W7
Precision M4300 X9000 8gb 160gb WUXGA Ultrasharp fp W10
T530i 15.6" i7 16gb fp W10
UXGA:
A30p PIII 1.2 1gb W7 (IDTech)
T43p 2.26 2gb fp W10 (Sharp)
Lat C840 P4-2.5 2gb 60gb W7 (Ultrasharp)

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