1. START RECOVERY DISC: 43E1238
2. OPERATING SYSTEM RECOVERY DISC: 46R6445
3. APPLICATIONS AND DRIVERS RECOVERY DISC: 44Y4204
4. PRODUCT RECOVERY CD: 43T8187 (Disc 1of 6)
5. PRODUCT RECOVERY CD: 43T8214 (Disc 2 of 6)
6. PRODUCT RECOVERY CD: 43T8214 (Disc 3 of 6)
7. PRODUCT RECOVERY CD: 43T8268 (Disc 4 of 6)
8. PRODUCT RECOVERY CD: 43T8295 (Disc 5 of 6)
9. PRODUCT RECOVERY CD: 43T8322 (Disc 6 of 6)
10. RESCUE AND RECOVERY CD: 43E0987
11. SUPPLEMENTAL PRODUCT RECOVERY CD: 43T8617
I recently reset the laptop to factory condition using the blue Thinkvantage key, but instead of restoring XP Pro, it restored Vista Business. I would very much like to use these disks to downgrade back to XP Pro as was done previously, but while I have the full disk set, I haven't a clue as to which disk to start the downgrade with, and I cannot locate the instructions Lenovo provided with them.
Can someone supply me with the step-by-step instructions? I would be most thankful!!
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Check/change BIOS Boot-priority that your CD-drive (IDE CD) is the first boot-drive.
Insert the only bootable CD, your #1.
Save (F10) and exit BIOS to restart.
See here for more: https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/documents/migr-70803
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Do you have the supplemental disc (SUPPLEMENTAL PRODUCT RECOVERY CD: 43T8617) (choose yes) then insert and remove...
Then insert and remove the remaining discs as it asks for them onscreen...
PRODUCT RECOVERY CD: 43T8187 (Disc 1of 6)
PRODUCT RECOVERY CD: 43T8214 (Disc 2 of 6)
PRODUCT RECOVERY CD: 43T8214 (Disc 3 of 6)
PRODUCT RECOVERY CD: 43T8268 (Disc 4 of 6)
PRODUCT RECOVERY CD: 43T8295 (Disc 5 of 6)
PRODUCT RECOVERY CD: 43T8322 (Disc 6 of 6)
Then insert and remove:
SUPPLEMENTAL PRODUCT RECOVERY CD: 43T8617
Then wait for a few hours for it to restore it to XP...
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