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T420 Running Slow & need 64bit Recovery

#1 Post by Tweever » Thu Mar 22, 2018 5:10 am

Folks - I have a T420 running W7 32 bit. Running slow for first 5 mins then fine. Checked out all ususal suspects indexing / startup programs etc but no joy. Clean install of W7 32 bit ok for a few days until it happened again probably after a W7 update was installed. I suspect it is something to do with updates!!

Does anyone have a set of original Lenovo W7 64bit recovey and driver DVD’s that I could obtain to fully rebuild my T420 ? The lappy was originally supplied with W7 64bit but the original recovery partition is not present.

Any help appreciated. Thanks, David.

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Re: T420 Running Slow & need 64bit Recovery

#2 Post by theterminator93 » Thu Mar 22, 2018 7:44 am

I have the original recovery media. I will send a PM with a link to ISOs.
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Re: T420 Running Slow & need 64bit Recovery

#3 Post by Tweever » Thu Mar 22, 2018 8:15 am

Many thanks that’s really helpful and truly appreciated- I will download later tonight :)

If by any chance someone has an original Lenovo recovery set for the T420 lurking around and would like to sell or donate them please do PM me as it would be great to have the originals Cheers,D.

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Re: T420 Running Slow & need 64bit Recovery

#4 Post by RealBlackStuff » Thu Mar 22, 2018 8:32 am

Burn CDs/DVDs of those ISOs and you'll be grand.
No need for originals.
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Re: T420 Running Slow & need 64bit Recovery

#5 Post by theterminator93 » Thu Mar 22, 2018 5:52 pm

In fact, the original set I got from Lenovo are merely DVD R discs that were burned, then had an ink label stamped on them...
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Re: T420 Running Slow & need 64bit Recovery

#6 Post by vivaelt42 » Wed Jul 25, 2018 4:05 pm

I recently received another T420 off ebay--would it be possible to get the isos? I can provide Serial number of T420 if needed.

While I do have a Windows 7 iso lying around I'd like to install the original Lenovo environment :D

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#7 Post by RealBlackStuff » Wed Jul 25, 2018 4:19 pm

Check our Marketforum for Recovery sets, they are there.
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Re: T420 Running Slow & need 64bit Recovery

#8 Post by MikalE » Wed Jul 25, 2018 5:57 pm

The Lenovo System Update will reload all of your drivers after it examines your machine. Easy peasy.

The only one you definitely need is your wi-fi driver to get to the internet.
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