Lenovo W500 – Part 1

As my old notebook got to slow for my taste, I went out for getting me a new one. But that wasn’t a easy as suspected. After some time of comparing and reading reviews I have decided to go with a Lenovo W500, which is one of those systems that can be hardly wrecked.

The preinstalled OS is Windows Vista Business and a rescue system which should work on a single button click to restore the ‘factory defaults’ if needed. The display shows a resolution of 1920×1200 px and the VGA card assures enough power.

Finally I got the notebook at home and finished my usual dancing and hopping around as I was quite excited. So I aimed for the power switch and – silence. Just some very low whispering indicates that the system was powered on and actually working.

And there we go on customizing the settings of Windows Vista – To be honest, I have had to deinstall a ton of unwanted software. But at least there was no symantec antivirus on it.

After the deinstallation party I got me the important programs like OpenOffice and Antivir and so on until the system was usable for common work. Then I did a backup and started to repartition the harddrive which went fine in a timely fashion. That’s the power of 7200rpm you should never underestimate.

So long, this was the windows part and I am powering down for booting a 64bit Linux CD – but that’s another topic.


6 thoughts on “Lenovo W500 – Part 1”

  • Aus leidvoller Erfahrung mit ausgefallenen Festplatten und versehentlich überschriebenen Partitionstabellen: Sichere die Rescue-Partition. Typischerweise ist irgendwo in der Partition oder in den Tonnen binären Sondermülls, der in die Betriebssystem-Installation abgekippt wurde, ein Utility, mit dem man Installations-CDs/DVDs brennen kann. In den “guten alten Zeiten” hat der Hersteller entsprechende Medien gleich mitgeliefert, als stabile gepresste optische Medien, deren Halbwertzeit deutlich über gängigen selbstgebrannten liegt.

    Notfalls fdisk -l /dev/sda > /usbstick/partition-list && dd if=/dev/sdaX of=/usbstick/rescue-partition.img


  • Hallo Tux – Ich habe diese Erfahrung auch oft genug machen müssen und gleich mal zwei Backups angelegt damit mir genau das nicht passiert. Wobei ich aus Faulheit immer wieder komplette Images der Platte mache, damit ich im Bedarfsfall einfach drüberbügeln kann ohne lange nachdenken zu müssen; Die Daten liegen ohnehin am Server…

  • der lenovo passt ja zu den kürzlich erworbenen serverv ,,, hoffentlich iss er auch speedy was ja 6mb l2 cache auch voraussetztn ;)
    glückwunsch zu deinem neuen

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