Installing Vista on Thinkpad

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by formerprof, Dec 9, 2006.

  1. formerprof

    formerprof Guest

    I am planning on installing Vista on my ThinkPad T42. I have mae an image
    back up of the IBM service partition and burned it onto a DVD. The service
    partition amounts to maybe 5 GB of a 40 GB hard drive. Is there any reason
    why I might want to maintain this partition in being on the computer rather
    than use the entire hard disk for Vista?

    Advice will be gratefully received. Good wishes to all.

    formerprof, Dec 9, 2006
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  2. Yes! It is your recovery option if Vista doesn't work for you.
    Colin Barnhorst, Dec 9, 2006
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  3. formerprof

    MicroFox Guest

    Colins arrogant way of thinking is that something has to not work for
    someone to not like vista.
    I on the other hand say, that vista can be bugless, and run as designed...
    but its design is bad.

    You may say that its a matter of taste then... well.....

    There are fundamental laws that govern beauty and elegance.... All great
    artists know this,
    Leonardo da Vinci knew this. This knowlage comes from very ancient
    times....before recorded history,
    and recently it is trying to be analysed by science...

    Science analytical way of understanding however breaks down
    things into components. That is why it cannot grasp the beauty of the whole,
    or the gestalt.

    As the ancient Greek works for good is "Kalos" which goes beyond simply
    Its a holistic view of good, balanced, beautiful.. both in functionality and
    a work of art.

    But you must have an artistic side to understand what I am talking about.
    That side has been neglected
    by our technological without feeling will lead us to
    destruction. It is the wisdom of the heart that should be
    in control.

    Vista is not beautiful in every aspect of it..... and what is worse.. is
    that it will be retarding
    the advancement of technology and humanity, and expression, and spirit. It
    is the extension of the human mind,
    more that a tool... it is like a musical instrument to create new
    symphonies, it is creating our future.

    It sadens me to see how people are slaves of technology and go blindly where
    some lead them to,
    without a background of understanding and thought....

    And that is why I am so different. I know... I understand.. I see beyond
    what most see.. in space and time and feeling...

    How can I explain the depth of all this in a newsgroup? I cannot. And that
    is the reason I do not explain.
    MicroFox, Dec 10, 2006
  4. I don't comment about you personally. Don't try to bait me into one of your
    Contrarian games by making ad hominem attacks.
    Colin Barnhorst, Dec 10, 2006
  5. formerprof

    MicroFox Guest

    no real attacks...

    It is interesting to understand that the word technology comes from the 2
    greek words,
    Techni = art
    and logos = word

    "Word" has a powerful meaning
    MicroFox, Dec 10, 2006
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    Kerry Brown Guest

    You need to create an image of the whole drive with all partitions in one
    image. IBM uses a non-standard boot sector which will get overwritten when
    Vista is installed. Just restoring the service partition image won't get the
    bootsector back.
    Kerry Brown, Dec 10, 2006
  7. Personally, I would suggest making a backup of the entire computer using an
    image-based backup program before you begin. I would also, if possible,
    create the set of recovery CDs from the IBM Rapid Restore software. Then
    you'd have an "out" if you decided that Vista wasn't right for you and/or it
    did not work on your laptop.

    Richard G. Harper [MVP Shell/User]
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    Richard G. Harper, Dec 10, 2006
  8. formerprof

    formerprof Guest

    The technical advice from Kerry, Richard and Colin all seems to be in sync &
    I shall take it -- a full image backup of the disk. I already have the IBM
    restore CDs. Many thanks.

    Now how did I find myself in the middle of this other dispute? If you guys
    want to duke it out why not do it in private messages? Or are you under the
    illusion that you're entertaining anyone but yourelves?

    formerprof, Dec 10, 2006
  9. Sadly, there are those who seem to like to try to start off-topic
    arguements. I find it best to put them in my "ignore" list so I don't see
    them and aren't tempted to reply to them. I regret that you found yourself
    in the middle of such an exchange.

    Richard G. Harper [MVP Shell/User]
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    * PLEASE post all messages and replies in the newsgroups
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    Richard G. Harper, Dec 10, 2006
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