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Just ordered a set of downgrade CDs from Lenovo, it's FREE!

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Just ordered a set of downgrade CDs from Lenovo, it's FREE!

#1 Post by bin.dong » Thu Nov 29, 2007 2:30 pm

I called IBM/Lenovo Canada for this. A rep told me this is 100% free, no charge at all. I asked him twice, he said yes, it's free and I can still keep my Windows Vista recovery CDs. It's awesome. Windows XP Tablet Edition recovery CDs will be here about 3 business days.
Retired: X30 | X31 | X61 Tablet | T23 | T42 | T42p (2373-Q2U & 2373-Q1U) | T43P

Now: WUXGA T61p, 2.6Ghz 800Mhz, 4GB Ram, 7K200, 9 Cell Battery, Vista Ultimate X64

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Re: Just ordered a set of downgrade CDs from Lenovo, it's FR

#2 Post by proaudioguy » Thu Nov 29, 2007 2:46 pm

bin.dong wrote:I called IBM/Lenovo Canada for this. A rep told me this is 100% free, no charge at all. I asked him twice, he said yes, it's free and I can still keep my Windows Vista recovery CDs. It's awesome. Windows XP Tablet Edition recovery CDs will be here about 3 business days.
Yes, I'm sure several of us have made this happen. I made the complaint back in May/ June, and forwarded the MS document that allowed the downgrade. Some on this board told me I was misinterpreting the doc, but the folks on the other end of the phone agreed with me and promised to pass it up. I'm certain many others have made the same complaint and now you can enjoy something, I had to beg for (and a member of this board helped me with). The computer runs much faster with XP. The INK functionality is a bit compromised, but otherwise you should be pleased.

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Re: Just ordered a set of downgrade CDs from Lenovo, it's FR

#3 Post by bluto » Sun Dec 02, 2007 11:29 am

bin.dong wrote:I called IBM/Lenovo Canada for this. A rep told me this is 100% free, no charge at all. I asked him twice, he said yes, it's free and I can still keep my Windows Vista recovery CDs. It's awesome. Windows XP Tablet Edition recovery CDs will be here about 3 business days.
Who do you call at Lenovo Canada for this... sales or easy serv? The web page that mentions the downgrades says there's a charge for it.

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#4 Post by bin.dong » Sun Dec 02, 2007 12:16 pm

1-800-426-4968 this is the number I called, I've been transfered twice, then a rep put a service request for me. It's free.
Retired: X30 | X31 | X61 Tablet | T23 | T42 | T42p (2373-Q2U & 2373-Q1U) | T43P

Now: WUXGA T61p, 2.6Ghz 800Mhz, 4GB Ram, 7K200, 9 Cell Battery, Vista Ultimate X64

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#5 Post by bergje » Tue Dec 04, 2007 4:48 am

I called Lenovo here in the Netherlands and their rep. told me that to be able to downgrade from vista i'd have to purchase a set of recovery discs for XP professional... for the sum of somewhere around 65 euro's (somewhere around 90 US dollars).

Weird how you guys can get it for free in Canada :?
Ronald - X61s, L7300, 2*2048Mb 5300, 120 Gb SSD, Bluetooth, Intel a/b/g. Windows 8.

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#6 Post by atlacatl » Tue Dec 04, 2007 2:50 pm

bergje wrote:I called Lenovo here in the Netherlands and their rep. told me that to be able to downgrade from vista i'd have to purchase a set of recovery discs for XP professional... for the sum of somewhere around 65 euro's (somewhere around 90 US dollars).

Weird how you guys can get it for free in Canada :?
It may depend on what kind of warranty you have.

I just called Lenovo Canada trying to get help with a new hard drive install and my recovery CDs (the ones I created) may be corrupted. Therefore, I'm getting a new set in 3 to 5 business days (free of charge).
X200: 2.4 GHz, 4 GB RAM, 160 GP @ RPM drive, WinVista Business 64-bit

X60s (1704-4DU): 1.66 Core Duo, 1.5 GB RAM, 100 GB @ 7200 RPM drive, WinXP Pro

T40p: 1.6 GHz, 1.5 GB RAM, 60 GB @ 7200 rpm drive, 64 MB Video, 802.11 a/b, WinXP Pro

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Re: Just ordered a set of downgrade CDs from Lenovo, it's FR

#7 Post by noetus » Thu Dec 06, 2007 4:11 pm

proaudioguy wrote:The INK functionality is a bit compromised, but otherwise you should be pleased.
Can someone who has experience with both Vista and XP Tablet say in what ways INK is worse in XP Tablet? I am thinking of downgrading but I'd like to know what the downsides are before I make the decision.

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Re: Just ordered a set of downgrade CDs from Lenovo, it's FR

#8 Post by proaudioguy » Fri Dec 07, 2007 3:02 am

noetus wrote:
proaudioguy wrote:The INK functionality is a bit compromised, but otherwise you should be pleased.
Can someone who has experience with both Vista and XP Tablet say in what ways INK is worse in XP Tablet? I am thinking of downgrading but I'd like to know what the downsides are before I make the decision.
For me the experience was just inferior. XP Tablet hasn't been updated in a couple years. They've learned a lot.

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#9 Post by alamysm » Sun Dec 09, 2007 9:15 pm

can anybody from the US share/confirm their experience with getting a set of XP downgrade discs? i just called and was told there would be a fee of $45 plus shipping, which would come to about $55 after everything.

i ordered my system with vista business, but i've been more than a little underwhelmed with vista itself. i tried a clean XP Tablet install on my own but i ended up with a few little quirks and decided it might be a good idea to give the official lenovo build a try. so i called and was thrown off by the $45 fee. after reading this thread i expected it to be free or, at most, the cost of shipping. i told them i'd have to call back.
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#10 Post by DavidNY » Fri Dec 14, 2007 2:15 am

I had to pay for the XP Tablet downgrade (It came on 6 CDs) a few months ago, but it was worth it at the time so the computer could see my external hard and optical drives.
X61t, T60, T23, T21 (all XP), 385XD

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#11 Post by bin.dong » Fri Dec 14, 2007 1:16 pm

DavidNY wrote:I had to pay for the XP Tablet downgrade (It came on 6 CDs) a few months ago.
My recovery CD set came with 8 CDs! Lenovo added 2 more?
Retired: X30 | X31 | X61 Tablet | T23 | T42 | T42p (2373-Q2U & 2373-Q1U) | T43P

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#12 Post by DavidNY » Sat Dec 15, 2007 5:08 pm

Maybe it was 8. I lost count. Who needs 1 DVD when you can have 8 CDs? :wink:
X61t, T60, T23, T21 (all XP), 385XD

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