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ThinkPad wallpapers and customization files collection

#1 Post by saperkus » Tue Jul 09, 2019 8:57 am

For past few years, I've been collecting wallpapers and customization files, which IBM/Lenovo has bundled in factory images. Some time ago, I've prepared a simple website with (almost) all files, which I was able to collect so far.

As my collection is still far from being complete, I wanted to ask for a help. I was able to identify some files which I'm missing, however I had no luck in finding them so far:
  • Windows 3.11 customization files in Europe. Looking for this wallpaper/screensaver/whatever it is. At least three models had it - 345C, 370C (non-US models) and 755CDV. File secured.
  • With Windows XP and T2X/T3X/A3X generation devices, IBM prepared separate wallpapers for different continents. Thanks to theterminator93 help, I had a possibility to extract Americas wallpapers and customization files, however Europe and Asia are still missing. T23 and T30 wallpapers are actually different.
  • A3X Windows 2000 customization files. T23's Windows 2000 recovery have almost no customization files, but A3X have many of them. They might be different from T23/T30's Windows XP image.
  • W700/W700ds/W701/W701ds Windows Vista customization files.
I will be thankful for any new information or help in getting files, which I'm still missing.
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IBM 345C(PCDOS7.0+W3.11) | 390X(W95/W98SE) | T23(W2K) | R51(WXP)
Lenovo R61(WXP/Vista) | T540p(W10)

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Re: ThinkPad wallpapers and customization files collection

#2 Post by UMPC2024 » Tue Jul 09, 2019 3:20 pm

Cool, thanks for sharing. Time to change out my wallpapers :lol:
Please do not suggest Windows 10 to me as a "solution" for any Windows XP, Vista, 7 or other OS problems I may face. Thank you.

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Re: ThinkPad wallpapers and customization files collection

#3 Post by saperkus » Sat Jul 27, 2019 3:00 pm

Was able to secure one item from my wanted list. It was a *LOGO.RLE file, which was exclusively added to European devices from Windows 3.11 era. It took me a few hours to figure out the location of file, as it was actually embedded inside other file - WINTP.COM (normally, it should be in WIN.COM). Had to use hex editor to extract it.
IBM 345C(PCDOS7.0+W3.11) | 390X(W95/W98SE) | T23(W2K) | R51(WXP)
Lenovo R61(WXP/Vista) | T540p(W10)

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