Lenovo X61t Fresh XP Tablet Install

I just received a stack of Lenovo X61t tablets with XP tablet installed on them. They have an incredible amount of "Stuff" installed on them. I have read the thread out there on how to install a fresh install of XP on an X61 but this is a tablet version. The nice thing is that I was smart enough to order XP instead of Vista. How do I get a clean install of just the OS or should I just start ripping the "Stuff" and then start imaging? CDs don't come with Lenovos I had to create recovery CDs but the "Stuff" comes with it.

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Try this on one machine and see if it gets it to a state you're happy with:


PaulDubAuthor Commented:
Thanks for the reply. I'm kind of worried about using a 3rd party product to remove 3rd party products. I might give it a try on my laptop and see what it does.
I was thinking more on the lines of instructions like these.

but I don't have an xp tablet oem cd... I wonder if my motion tablets recovery CD would do the job and then follow the instructions.


I understand your concerns.  This piece of software was created by a guy who (like yourself) was sick and tired of the crap that was preinstalled on new computers.  

I think you'll find this does a fairly decent job.  The rest may require Add/Remove to complete.

The source for the tablet bits should be local (it normally installs the source locally during the setup).


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Technically if you had a windows xp sp2 disk, you can make you own tablet pc edition disk from the factory install, on the c drive should be a folder I386 and a folder called CMPNENTS. If you copy the files from your XP SP2 disk and replace them w/ the I386 & CMPNENTS folders found on the hard drive of the factory install & use Nlite (http://www.google.com/url?q=http://www.nliteos.com/download.html&sa=X&oi=smap&resnum=1&ct=result&cd=1&usg=AFQjCNHZtpyKiowDWwQbdfUTJOcS0zMfkw)  you can create your own tablet pc edition 2005 disk. You'd also need to back up the CD key from the factory installation using a program like jellybean keyfinder (http://www.magicaljellybean.com/keyfinder.shtml)
Other folders to backup would include SWTOOLS which has all the drivers which could be slipstreamed into the disk you're creating with nlite.
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